Fairmont Banff Springs hotel
Columbia Icefields on route to Jasper
Bear & cub, Alaska
4 Centre + Rail Holiday (Vancouver – Whistler – Rocky Mountaineer – Jasper – Banff)
DAYS 1 & 2, VANCOUVER - Fly to Vancouver with a short taxi transfer to your downtown hotel. Enjoy a walk around Stanley Park, Chinatown, historic Gastown or the shops along Robson Street. A wide range of optional excursions include scenic cruises or a Float Plane flight and whale watching trips through the Gulf Islands to Victoria on Vancouver Island.
DAYS 3 & 4, WHISTLER - Experience a spectacular drive along the 'Seato-Sky' Highway to the crisp mountain air of famous Whistler with its string of lakes and glacier capped peaks. Relax, go bear-watching, ride the scenic mountain gondola, enjoy a wide range of walks or a gentle canoe trip along the 'River of Golden Dreams'.
DAYS 5 & 6, ROCKY MOUNTAINEER - All aboard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer for a spectacular 2 day rail journey to the Rockies. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery from deep canyons and lush farmlands to desert-like ranchlands before Overnighting in Quesnel. 2nd day highlights include untamed forests with plentiful wildlife, the dramatic Caribou Mountains, and Mount Robson - the highest peak in the
Canadian Rockies. We arrive late afternoon into Jasper.
DAYS 7 TO 9, JASPER NATIONAL PARK - Located in the Rockies' largest National Park, Jasper town has a welcoming frontier atmosphere and offers endless excursion, recreational and walking opportunities. Don't miss a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake, white-water rafting, or a hike to Angel Glacier at Cavell Meadows.
DAYS 10-14 BANFF NATIONAL PARK - Start with a spellbinding trip along the 230km Icefields Parkway stopping at Columbia Glacier en route. We arrive in the lively town of Banff with its many shops and excursion choices, including the gondola and hot-springs, Johnston Canyon, Moraine Lake and Lake Louise.