Spend a few days in this mountain paradise exploring the national parks of Banff and Jasper. Set out for the Pacific coast onboard VIA Rail’s Jasper to Prince Rupert train and traverse Northern British Columbia. In Prince Rupert, embark on an enchanting cruise through the fabled Inside Passage to Vancouver Island before hoping on a float plane back to the mainland.
Price per person includes:
GoldLeaf Service- upgrade option on the Rocky Mountaineer
For that extra measure of luxury, consider the GoldLeaf service. You'll enjoy a full length Dome Coach, dine in elegant surroundings and take in the mountain breezes from a large observation platform.
The onboard staff provide you with the highest level of service. They are gracious, energetic, pleasant and attentive, and will keep you informed of the history and sights along the way.
You will enjoy fine cuisine amidst the elegant ambience of the GoldLeaf dining lounge. You won't be able to resist the Chef's creations which feature local delicacies such as BC salmon, accompanied by fresh fruit and vegetables.
Spectacularly located between the Coast Mountains and the shimmering waters of the Pacific, Vancouver offers a world of entertainment, culture and adventure. Discover Vancouver on a Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour, taking in the sights of historic Gastown, English Bay, Granville Island, the colourful totem poles of scenic Stanley Park and much more.
On day three enjoy a full day escorted tour to Vancouver Island by ferry. Here'll you'll discover the historic charms of its capital, Victoria, and visit world-famous Butchart Gardens.
The train crosses the Coastal Mountains into the rugged beauty of the interior and follows the rushing torrents of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast and lunch included is included on the Rocky Mountaineer..
(ask about upgrades to GoldLeaf service)
Canada’s oldest national park offers a world of activities and recreation in a mountain setting resplendent with awe-inspiring beauty. Spend the day at leisure in picturesque Banff, in the shadow of Mount Norquay, or explore the park along its vast network of hiking and horseback riding trails. The area’s highlights include the Cave and Basin, Bow Falls and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Overnight in Banff.
Welcome to the glorious Inside Passage, a paradise for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. Sail to Vancouver Island through a maze of enchanting islands, relishing the ever-changing vistas of deep fjords, densely forested shorelines, massive ice-flows and jagged inlets. Watch bald eagles soaring overhead, sea lions slumbering on the rocks and whales traversing the offshore waters. The ferry typically departs Prince Rupert at 0730 and arrives into Port Hardy at 2330 the same day. Overnight Port Hardy
Spend the morning in Port Hardy exploring this lively fishing port. The region is well-known for local First Nations Kwakwaka'wakw art. The studios offer amazing handcrafted masks, totem poles and bowls. For carvings of a different sort, search out the unique chainsaw carvings that are displayed throughout the town. It's a scenic seaplane transfer today back to Vancouver this afternoon.
Spend a final night in Vancouver. Why not consider a sunset dinner cruise or a guided stroll around the historic Gastown district?