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Knight Inlet Lodge & Rockies Highlights

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Country
Canada
Travel Departs
Vancouver
Travel Ends
Calgary
Travel Periods
25 May 2022 - 28 Sep 2022
Experience
Rail, Wildlife
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Embark on a journey of luxury, adventure and unsurpassed wildlife viewing to Canada’s most-talked-about destinations, Knight Inlet Lodge, Vancouver, Banff and Lake Louise.

Journey to the southern reaches of the Great Bear Rainforest, where you will stay at Knight Inlet Lodge, the finest Grizzly bear and wildlife viewing lodge on the British Columbia coast.

Enjoy unsurpassed viewing experiences of grizzly bears, whale watching and marine tours, nature hikes and First Nation cultural trips. Situated in Glendale Cove, the area is home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly bears in British Columbia.

Fly back to Vancouver and experience the metropolitan city. Get outside, breathe in the fresh pacific air, and immerse yourself in the natural wonders surrounding Vancouver, with a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain.

Travel along the historic First Passage to the West route on a relaxing and unforgettable two-day journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Arriving into Lake Louise and Banff you will be captivated by the spectacular array of scenery.

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Included

2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
1 night in Campbell River
2 nights at Knight Inlet Lodge - 4*
2 nights in Vancouver at the Georgian Court Hotel - 4*
1 night in Kamloops
1 night in Banff at the Elk + Avenue Hotel - 3*
1 night in Lake Louise at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - 5*
1 night in Calgary at the Hotel Arts - 4*
Return floatplane transfers between Campbell River and Knight Inlet Lodge
Return flight from Vancouver to Campbell River
Return Ground transfer in Campbell River
All meals and snacks while at Knight Inlet Lodge, starting with lunch on arrival day and ending with breakfast
Bear viewing tour at Knight Inlet Lodge
Kayak tour of Glendale Cove
North Shore Tour in Vancouver
Half Day Yoho National Park tour
Banff Gondola Admission
National Parks: Discovery Pass valid for 12 months
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 → Campbell River

Afternoon departure from Vancouver International Airport (South Terminal) for a 40-minute flight to Campbell River. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your overnight accommodation in Campbell River.

Overnight stay in Campbell River.

Vancouver → Campbell River
Bear along Campbell River
Day 2
Campbell River → Knight Inlet

This morning, take a transfer from Campbell River accommodation to floatplane base. Fly 30 minutes to Knight Inlet, a remote fjord and natural habitat of the grizzly bear.

This afternoon, guests will check-in and be briefed on the safety orientation. Once settled into their rooms, guests will join a guided wildlife tour in search of the bears and other wildlife that frequent the area. In the evening guides will speak with guests about the next day’s tour options.

Overnight stay at Knight Inlet Lodge.

Lunch, Dinner
Campbell River →  Knight Inlet
Bears at Knight Inlet
Day 3
Knight Inlet

Today guests can partake in any of the guided activities listed below (subject to weather and guide recommendations):

  • Bear viewing tour
  • Scenic cruise of Knight inlet
  • Wildlife tracking and Interpretive forest walks in Glendale Cove area
  • Interpretive forest walks in the Kwalate River Valley
  • Kayak tour of Glendale Cove

Overnight stay at Knight Inlet Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Knight Inlet
Knight Inlet Falls
Day 4
Knight Inlet → Campbell River → Vancouver

In the morning, enjoy one final tour of the estuary. This can be by small boat or by kayak, your choice.

Departure from the lodge is around 10.15am and returning to Campbell River around 10.45am. On arrival, you'll be transferred to the local airport for your return flight to Vancouver. On arrival in Vancouver, make your own way to your downtown hotel.

Overnight stay in Vancouver at the Georgian Court Hotel.

Breakfast
Knight Inlet → Campbell River → Vancouver
Vancouver Downtown
Day 5
Vancouver

Explore Vancouver and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver's spectacular North Shore including Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain.

Overnight stay in Vancouver at the Georgian Court Hotel.

Vancouver
Stanley Park in Vancouver
Day 6
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
Rocky Mountaineer at Morant's Curve
Day 7
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Lake Louise

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

Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

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

Overnight stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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

Breakfast, Lunch
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Lake Louise
Fairmont Lake Louise
Day 8
Lake Louise → Banff

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own.
After lunch, 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.

Overnight stay in Banff at the Elk+Avenue Hotel.

Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Lake Louise → Banff
Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park
Day 9
Banff → Calgary

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, the Hoodoos and Banff Gondola ride is included.

Overnight stay in Calgary at Hotel Arts.

Banff →  Calgary
Banff Gondola
Day 10
Calgary

Upon check-out of your Calgary hotel your journey comes to an end.

Calgary
Calgary

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
Knight Inlet Lodge
Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet
Situated 60 kilometres from the mouth of the inlet is Knight Inlet Lodge. Our floating resort is tucked into Glendale Cove, which offers one of the few protected anchorages in the inlet, and it is here that you will begin each day's adventure. The lodge is a modern one story facility consisting of 5 cement floats, we like to call ourselves a floating village, plus support buidlings. All guest rooms feature comfortable queen size beds plus private washrooms with showers. The resort is finished with western cedar board and batten siding to give it a real west coast British Columbia look and feel.  There are 2 outside deck areas, one complete with gas fireplace, for relaxing on those warm summer evenings.

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.

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.

Hotel Arts Calgary
Hotel Arts Calgary

Calgary
The Hotel Arts story began in 2005 when a team of local investors purchased and transformed an old Holiday Inn in Calgary’s Beltline/Victoria Park. Boutique luxury and creativity meet in our 185 designer rooms. Stylish decor, modern comfort and brimming inspiration awaits. The Hotel Arts Group includes our flagship Hotel Arts property as well as our two award-winning restaurants, Raw Bar and Yellow Door Bistro It features a spectacular pool and patio covered by an inflatable roof in the cooler months.

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10 days
from AUD8,749
per person, twin share
Canada
Vancouver
Calgary
Rail, Wildlife
Independent Holiday Packages
25 May 2022 - 28 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

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