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Canadian Rockies by Train (8 Days, Reverse)

Code: CV-371-R-8

A 8-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $3,999.00

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07/29/2018 08/06/2018 4,499.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
09/02/2018 09/10/2018 4,499.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
09/16/2018 09/24/2018 4,499.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
09/23/2018 10/01/2018 4,499.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
09/30/2018 10/08/2018 4,199.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
10/07/2018 10/15/2018 3,999.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Canada

Cities Visited:

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Sightseeing Highlights

Calgary
Calgary is Alberta's financial capital and hosts the headquarters of many leading oil and energy companies, as well as the Canadian Pacific Railroad. It is also a major cattle market and equestrian center. Home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede, Calgary continues to grow, attracting thousands of families with the availability of jobs and opportunities.

Banff
A small mountain town nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Banff is the second highest elevation community in Alberta, with a population just over 7500. As part of the Canadian Rockies UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff provides visitors with activities such as hot springs, gondola rides to the mountain tops and wildlife sightings in abundance.

Lake Louise
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies' Banff National Park, Lake Louise is a pristine alpine lake whose robin-egg-blue glacial waters and renowned Chateau-Style hotel have made it a Canadian travel icon. Mount Victoria and its twin glaciers are perfectly framed by the surrounding peaks and reflected in the lake's serene waters. Sunrise slowly waking up the montage is pure magic!

Columbia Icefield
Approximately 45 minutes from Banff are a mass of glaciers and ice known as the Columbia Icefield. An Icefield is a large collection of snow and ice that feeds a valley glacier. Traveling to this area is possible via a special vehicle called a “sno-coach” with all-terrain wheels and allowing guests to step out onto the Athabasca Glacier during the 1 ½ hour trip.

Choice of Glacier Experience or Glacier Skywalk
It's your choice! Stop at the Columbia Icefield and choose a fun ride across this mass of glacial ice or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views from the glass-floored platform.

Jasper
From the humble beginnings in 1813 of the Jasper Hawes Fur Trading Post in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper became the name of the current bustling town in 1914. Today Jasper is a global village comprised of descendents of the initial settlement; First Nation, European fur traders and Greek fishermen that made their way from the Eastern Atlantic Coast.

VIA Rail
Listen to the peaceful sounds of a bygone era while natural beauty dances to life before your eyes in a scenic wonderland; it’s a veritable journey back in time as you travel from Jasper to Vancouver. Relax and discover the delight of overnight training aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian. Heralded in 1955 as “the first and only all-stainless steel ‘dome’ streamliner in Canada,” The Canadian has been exceeding passenger expectations ever since. Enjoy first-class meals and awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies vistas during the day. Spend the night in the comfort of your own bed inside a private sleeping room that includes a private washroom. From the moment you board VIA Rail’s The Canadian, you’ll embrace the nostalgia of a golden era; rail lines trace history while whisking travelers through scenery far removed from the highway.

Vancouver
Located on the West Coast of Canada is Vancouver, a city of just over 600,000. Comprised of various neighborhoods and areas such as Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown and Granville Island, Vancouver was a perfect choice for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Originally named Gastown after one of the lumber proprieters, Vancouver today is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Canada and a popular destination for cruise and rail travelers.

British Columbia
Canada's western-most province is the country's gateway to and from the Orient. It is the terminus of the trans-continental railroad and indeed the reason for the railroads inception! The province is rich in resources ranging from lush hardwood forests to abundant waters teeming with fish. The picturesque ocean views and the majestic mountain scenery contrast beautifully with modern cityscapes and industrial vignettes. The population is multi-cultural, enriching the province with diverse cuisine, music, literature and other traditions. Big, Beautiful, British Columbia!

Overview

Climb aboard as VIA Rail’s The Canadian takes you between Vancouver and Jasper a once-in-a-lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. In Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake, where you enjoy breakfast with a view! Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Stop at Columbia Icefield and choose from a Glacier Experience across this mass of glacier ice or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk. Feel like royalty while overnighting in the region’s most elegant hotels and resorts. Discover the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Experience a day on a ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a BBQ lunch in the great outdoors.

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Canadian Rockies by Train (8 Days, Reverse)

Day 1: Calgary, Alberta - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in the province of Alberta - get ready for an adventure that brings together the beautiful expanse of the prairie and the soaring majesty of the Canadian Rockies.
(Meals: None)

Day 2: Calgary - Banff
Leave Calgary behind as you head into the wondrous Rockies. Visit a local ranch where you can play a game of horseshoes, take a line dance lesson and enjoy a wagon ride* in search of buffalo. Meet the family that lives there to gain insight into their daily life on the ranch. Then, delight in a traditional Albertan barbecue with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Arrive at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” for a luxurious 2-night stay. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice...you’ll choose the perfect spot from one of the Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Banff
Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos – known as the “Land of the Sleeping Giants.” Next, enjoy a visit to a local ammonite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During an afternoon at leisure, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff’s delightful downtown.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4: Banff - Lake Louise
En route to Lake Louise, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks are distinctively saw-toothed, standing out amidst stunning Alpine scenery. Enjoy a stay at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening experience another Diner’s Choice...you’ll choose the perfect spot from one of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise's great restaurants.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Icefields Parkway - Glacier Experience or Glacier Skywalk - Jasper
Set off for a wonderful day of sightseeing en route to Jasper. You’ll journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped peaks paint the breathtaking canvas – so have your camera handy! Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. Then, it’s your choice! Stop at the Columbia Icefield and choose a fun ride* across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Or, take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape from the glass-floored platform. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at Peyto Lake – a turquoise glacier-fed treasure that evokes pure serenity – before arriving in Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Jasper - VIA Rail
This morning we travel to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, and enjoy breakfast** against the backdrop of the picture-perfect sparkling waters of the lake. While at Maligne Lake you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Later, enjoy the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of the area’s most spectacular landmarks. Later, board VIA Rail’s The Canadian to continue your journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations. The train whisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relax in the dome car and experience stunning 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7: VIA Rail - Vancouver
Enjoy a lovely hot breakfast in the dining car before arriving in the vibrant city of Vancouver. A city tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest, and continues to Chinatown, the waterfront, and Gastown, a turn-of-the-century center comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the most photographed subject in all of Vancouver. Stroll picturesque Granville Island and its fascinating markets. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner overlooking the city skyline.
(Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Vancouver - Tour Ends
Your tour ends today in British Columbia.
(Meals: None)

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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• 7 night accommodations.

• Centrally- located hotels provide a home away from home.

• Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling.

• A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip

• Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours.

• Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the “must-sees.”

• Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life.

• Private climate-controlled motor coach enhances your tour.

• Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway).

• 17 meals. Welcome and farewell dinners feature local specialties.



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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