Unwind and Relax
Touchdown Vancouver bustling seaport on British Columbia’s West Coast over a 15 hour flight from Delhi. As you arrive check in to your hotel and relax after your long flight. This trip has been plan in line with the Rocky Mountaineer train to give you best experience of natural landscapes!
Journey on board Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver – Kamloops, unfolding dramatic landscapes enroute
Today early morning you board Rocky Mountaineer train from coastal city of Vancouver to the heart of British Columbia’s interior, Kamloops. Enroute you will see see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the British Columbia Interior. The most spell binding experience of the journey will be the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. As you pass by the shores of Kamloops lake you arrive in Kamloops later in the evening. Relax at your hotel after you check in earlier in the night as you will have an early start next morning.
Travel in Rocky Mountaineer through spectacular views of glaciers, snow-capped peaks and rocky lakeshores to Banff
You start just after dawn around 6:30 am boarding the Rocky Mountaineer train from Kamloops towards east to the Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta passing through yet again spectacular views of ranch lands along rocky lakeshores traveling through high mountain passes, the glaciers, snow capped peaks and spiral tunnels which are the integral part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. You will arrive Banff later in night around 10 pm, therefore upon arrival you will head straight head to your hotel for an overnight relaxing stay!
Explore Banff National Park -Stunning Bow Falls, Gandola rides, Lake Minnewanka & Moraine and views of Sulphur mountains
After a good night’s rest today you will spend the first half of your day exploring Banff and Banff National park where you visit the stunning Bow falls, take a ride on a famous Banff Gondola with great views, visit the stunning glacial Lake Minnewanka & Moraine Lake followed by the Scenic views of the Sulphur mountains from Surprise corner and Hoodoos.
There are whole bunch of hiking trails, cycling paths with great views which you can plan post your tour today. Later in the evening enjoy a nice meal at a café overlooking stunning of snow capped peaks.
Mineral Pools, Nature Walk, Lake Cruise, Golfing and more
On your last day in Banff you are free to explore the park on your own. There are a variety of things to do our Travel Engineers highly recommend to try the following:
Spend a relaxed evening!
Emeral Lakes and Natural Rock Bridge of Yoho National Park and stunning views lake and Victoria Glacier from your stay at Historic Chateau
Today you start early with a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders such as the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. The gem of the Rockies, the historic Chateau sits directly on the shore of the Lake Louise that offers great views of the Lake and Victoria Glacier. Soak yourself up in the natural surroundings around you.
Canoeing, hiking and other activities at Lake Lousie
After a relaxed night you are free to explore Lake Lousie today. You could indulge in local activities such as canoeing, hiking in the mountains or just simply relaxing and admiring the magnificent views around you. Sleep over another night in this gorgeous destination.
Glacier Skywalk & Ice Explorer in Ice Fields parkway & Athabasca Glacier
Today you will head out to Jasper from Lake Lousie through a scenic highway by a motorcoach or self drive. Enjoy the Jasper National Park via the Ice Fields parkway where you will get see the Columbia Icefield, indulge in a Glacier skywalk and admire the Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you can ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Later in the afternoon you arrive in Jasper where you check in to your hotel and relax after a long day out.
Rugged Peaks and wildlife of Jasper National Park
Following day after a hearty breakfast at your hotel you will leave for a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Canadian Rockies largest national park, Jasper National Park where you will admire natural attractions, rugged peaks and catch a glimse of the wildlife in the region. Spend your evening relaxing and soaking up the wilderness around you!
Rolling hills, vast forests and stunning lake views en route charming town Quesnel in a Rocky Mountaineer
Today you will again board Rocky Mountaineer train from your mountain resort in Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, a getaway to the North Cariboo. You will pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s Northern Interior. En route you will get spectacular view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellow head Pass and Moose Lake before Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel later in the evening. As you arrive you will check in to your hotel for a relaxed overnight stay!
Views of Breathtaking and varied scenery on board Rocky Mountaineer en route resort town Whistler
Your journey continues towards South today to resort town and the host of Winter Olympics Alpine Region, Whistler. You travel through breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. En Route you will have sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge which is one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. As you arrive Whistler later in the evening, spend your night at ease relaxing in your resort.
1 or 2 Nights
Explore Whistler in the first half before heading back to Vancouver
After good night’s sleep today you can spend your morning exploring the charming Whistler village at leisure before boarding Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver in the afternoon. Through you journey pass by stunning scenery of the Sea to the sky corridor. You will travel through Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served on board canapé style! You arrive in Vancouver later in the evening. Check in to your hotel and spend a relaxed night.
Indulge in art, food and cultural offering of Vancouver
In case you want to spend another day in Vancouver to explore the city’s art, food and cultural offering, you plan your departure for a day later. The city has thriving art, theatre and music scene and a great vibe will be a perfect way to end your Canadian Journey.
That brings us to the end of a great Canadian adventure! It’s time to board your flight back home!