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Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle with Sonora Resort

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Country
Canada
Travel Departs
Vancouver
Travel Ends
Vancouver
Travel Periods
25 Apr 2022 - 29 Sep 2022
Experience
Rail, Wildlife
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
This epic circuit is a combination of two of Rocky Mountaineer’s amazing rail routes, providing an all-encompassing inspirational adventure to the Canadian Rockies. Followed by a two-night stay in a remote, elegant, and exclusive five-star hidden Gem that is Sonora Resort.

Arrive into the multi-cultural and vibrant city of Vancouver before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer bound for the Canadian Rockies. Your adventure starts with the Journey Through the Clouds route, taking in Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Explore the resort town of Jasper on arrival before experiencing one of the most scenic highways of the world, the Icefields Parkway. Next you will explore beautiful Lake Louise before immersing yourself in the many activities within Banff National Park.

Board Rocky Mountaineer’s most popular route, the First Passage to the West, as you head back to Vancouver. You’ll gaze in wonder at cascading waterfalls and icy glaciers spilling over the lips of the peaks above. All of this awe-inspiring wilderness is yours to embrace, from the comfort of your luxurious Rocky Mountaineer coach.

Complete this adventure with a stay at a resort like no other. Only accessible by sea or air, Sonora Resort is nestled in British Columbia’s Discovery Islands on a remote stretch of pristine coastal rainforest. Choose from an abundance of outdoor activities offered or enjoy the lavish on-site features. A five-star all-inclusive getaway in the wilderness to end your epic Canadian getaway.

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Included

4 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
2 nights in Vancouver at the Georgian Court Hotel - 4*
2 nights in Kamloops
1 night in Jasper at the Whistler Inn - 3*
1 night in Lake Louise at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - 5*
2 nights in Banff at the Elk + Avenue Hotel - 3*
2 nights on Sonora Island at Sonora Resort - 5*
Return helicopter or seaplane from Vancouver to Sonora Resort
Meals as per itinerary
All meals and beverages while at Sonora Resort
Glacier Skywalk Experience
Ice Explorer
Banff Gondola
Banff Minnewanka Lake Cruise
National Parks: Discovery Pass valid for 12 months
Use of all indoor and outdoor amenities whilst at Sonora Resort
SilverLeaf Service
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer

Picture yourself onboard the world’s leading luxury rail experience. From the moment you set foot onboard, experience hosts that will go above and beyond to make your journey as comfortable as it is unforgettable. The custom-designed glass-dome coaches provide you with panoramic views – or get a bit closer by stepping into the outdoor viewing area. See the sights by day, sleep in a hotel at night. With Rocky Mountaineer, you get the best of both worlds: maximum views, and maximum comfort.

SilverLeaf Service Inclusions:

  • Breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating
  • Attended by two Hosts, plus one culinary team member
  • Luggage handling
  • Small outdoor viewing platform
  • Custom-designed single-level dome
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer
Chef serving breakfast seatside in SilverLeaf coach.
Day 1
Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.

Overnight in Vancouver at the Georgian Court Hotel.

Vancouver
Vancouver Downtown
Day 2
Rocky Mountaineer: Vancouver → Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior.

On today's journey you will 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. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River.

Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.

Overnight stay in Kamloops.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included whilst onboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Breakfast, Lunch
 Rocky Mountaineer: Vancouver → Kamloops
Kamloops Lake
Day 3
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Jasper

Your journey continues Eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta.

Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. today's highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. 

Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Jasper.

Overnight stay in Jasper at the Whistler Inn.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included whilst onboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Breakfast, Lunch
 Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Jasper
Jasper National Park
Day 4
Jasper → Lake Louise

Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and 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 will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.

Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon.

Overnight stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Lunch
Jasper → Lake Louise
Fairmont Lake Louise | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer
Day 5
Lake Louise → Banff

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own.

After lunch time, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River.

The tour ends in Banff where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.

Overnight in Banff at the Elk + Avenue Hotel.

Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Lake Louise → Banff
Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park
Day 6
Banff

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park.

Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), a lake cruise on Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Lunch is included.

Overnight in Banff at the Elk + Avenue Hotel.

Note: In the event the lake cruise is not operating, interpretive experiences will be offered on the history of the founding of Banff, sampling of authentic Canadian treats, and hands-on interpretation of local flora and fauna.

Lunch
Banff
Banff Gondola
Day 7
Rocky Mountaineer: Banff→ Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior.

Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Overnight in Kamloops.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included whilst onboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Breakfast, Lunch
 Rocky Mountaineer: Banff→ Kamloops
Mount Robson
Day 8
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver.

On today's journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon.

Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Overnight in Vancouver at the Georgian Court Hotel.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included whilst onboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Breakfast, Lunch
 Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Vancouver
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer
Day 9
Vancouver → Sonora Resort

Today, the morning is at leisure to explore this scenic city on your own.

Then, in the afternoon transfer by helicopter or float plane to Sonora Resort on beautiful Sonora Island. The island is an absolute jewel amidst the wild beauty and pristine waters of British Columbia’s West Coast. After your arrival, get settled and explore the resort before you enjoy a delicious Pacific Northwestern gourmet dinner.

Overnight stay at Sonora Resort in a gold room.

Dinner
Vancouver → Sonora Resort
Credit: Sonora Resort
Day 10
Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort is not only a Relais & Chateaux luxury resort, with its stunning setting among towering trees, postcard views and the background music of waves lapping the shoreline, it also allows you to reconnect with nature.

Take an optional guided eco boat tour, see grizzly bears, kayak, go rafting, hike the coastal rainforest or try heli-hiking*. Fishing is one of the key experiences at the resort, with heli-fly-fishing, river fly-fishing and salmon fishing available. You’ll experience five-star accommodations, an extraordinary level of attention and service, and breathtaking outdoor adventures.

Overnight stay at Sonora Resort in a gold room.

*Note: the activities will change according to the season.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sonora Resort
Boat Tour | Credit: Sonora Resort
Day 11
Sonora Resort → Vancouver

It’s time to say good-bye after lunch to British Columbia’s coastal wilderness and take the helicopter or floatplane back to Vancouver.

Breakfast
Sonora Resort → Vancouver
Vancouver | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Hotel options

Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer

Picture yourself onboard the world’s leading luxury rail experience. From the moment you set foot onboard, experience hosts that will go above and beyond to make your journey as comfortable as it is unforgettable. Lavish on custom-designed coaches provide you with panoramic views – or get a bit closer by stepping into the outdoor viewing area. With Rocky Mountaineer, you get the best of both worlds: maximum views, and maximum comfort.

SILVERLEAF SERVICE INCLUSIONS:

  • Breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating
  • Attended by two Hosts, plus one culinary team member
  • Luggage handling
  • Small outdoor viewing platform
  • Custom-designed single-level dome
Georgian Court Hotel
Georgian Court Hotel

Vancouver

Located steps from the highlights of the city, the Georgian Court Hotel is one of the finest boutique hotels in Vancouver, BC. Conveniently located just steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, trendy Robson Street, and many of the city’s main attractions, the Georgian Court blends timeless style and service with modern elegance.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

Whistler Inn
Whistler Inn

Jasper
The Whistler Inn is located in the heart of Jasper National Park whether you are looking for a place to lay your head for the night or planning on playing tourist for the next few days, the standard rooms would be ideal for you. With the Old European style décor, a standard room will supply you with a feeling of warmth and security while allowing you to be energized in order to get out and explore nature and the wonders of Jasper National Park.

Elk + Avenue Hotel
Elk + Avenue Hotel

Banff
Just a few steps from the quaint streets and ample restaurants, shopping and nightlife of downtown Banff, Elk + Avenue Hotel brings an upscale twist to the classic mountain escape. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing night away from it all or an action-packed getaway filled with adventure, our modern spaces effortlessly blend style and comfort to make you feel right at home as you explore the best of Banff.

Sonora Resort
Sonora Resort

Sonora Island
Nestled in the heart of an archipelago on the rugged West Coast of Canada, Sonora Resort is a remote sanctuary that is surprisingly within reach. Accessible only by water or a short 50-minute flight from Vancouver, the only unexpected visitors at this private oasis is the abundance of wildlife. Crafted in cedar and stone with picture windows, Sonora’s intimate lodges invite the outside in. After a day of adventure, draw a bath, start the fire and settle into an ocean view room designed to relax and refresh. During your stay take advantage of all resort amenities including the outdoor heated pool, roof top hot tubs, mineral pools, movie theatre, 9 hole putting green, virtual golf, fly-fishing ponds (equipment supplied), saunas, fitness center, shuffleboard, pool.

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11 days
from AUD9,478
per person, twin share
Canada
Vancouver
Vancouver
Rail, Wildlife
Independent Holiday Packages
25 Apr 2022 - 29 Sep 2022

Optional Extras

Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service aboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Features of GoldLeaf Service:

  • Bi-level glass-dome coach offering panoramic windows for outstanding views at every angle
  • Gourmet a la carte meals in the lower-level dining room
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating
  • Large, exclusive outdoor viewing platform
  • Attended by three to four Hosts, plus a full culinary team
  • Luggage handling

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Important notes

  • Departure on Mondays & Thursdays
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