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Canadian Rockies Circle

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From the vibrant city of Vancouver to the quaint towns of Kamloops, Banff and Jasper, this epic circuit links the sigh-triggering sights of the Canadian Rockies on this nine night package. Keep a lookout for a jaw-dropping range of wildlife on a Circle Journey that includes two rail routes, Journey Through the Clouds and First Passage to the West. This inspirational adventure includes a visit to Yoho National Park, a gondola ride with beautiful views of Banff and six mountain ranges and Lake Louise, a phenomenal turquoise-hues lake set against a breathtaking backdrop of rugged peak and glaciers.
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Highlights

Enjoy 4 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer as you journey from Vancouver to Banff via Kamloops and Jasper to Vancouver via Kamloops

The Ultimate Glacier Experience - Ride the Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier and walk out over the Glacier Skywalk.

1 night at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 

Enjoy exciting tours through the incredible National Parks of Jasper (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Banff and Yoho

Add on 1 x Free Hotel Night, 1 x Free Private Airport Transfer and 1 x Free Dinner!

Begin your journey in Vancouver, explore this city on foot, by water taxi, and by bike. This is a city that will undoubtedly surprise you. From Vancouver board the Rocky Mountaineer and travel in style to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia. After an overnight in Kamloops, your journey continues East to Banff, inside the vast untamed wilderness of Banff National Park, where you will experience the famous Banff Gondola. Discover a delightful combination of rugged mountains, lush parks with postcard scenery, and wildlife you’ll need to see to believe.

Your next stop is Lake Louise, just outside Banff. You will have time at your leisure to immerse yourself in nature and hike around the quiet waters of Lake Louise, taking in the famous Victoria Glacier. On your way to Jasper enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks. There’s an ultimate Glacier Experience at the scenic Icefields Parkway. Enjoy a ride on the Ice Explorer to experience the stunning Athabasca Glacier and walk out over the Glacier Skywalk.

You will then visit the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies - Jasper National Park which is also an UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy highlights of Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake. Your journey continues onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops, where you will be surrounded dramatic scenery as you cross the Continental Divide.

From Kamloops your journey continues west to Vancouver.  With a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and glistening ocean water, Vancouver has it all.

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Included

4 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
1 night in Vancouver at Sheraton Wall Centre - 4*
2 nights in Kamloops
2 nights in Banff at Fox Hotel and Suites - 3*
1 night in Lake Louise at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - 5*
2 nights in Jasper at Lobstick Lodge - 3*
1 night in Vancouver at Georgian Court Hotel - 4*
Station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff and Jasper
11 meals - 5 breakfasts and 6 lunches
Vancouver Lookout
National Parks Pass
Banff Gandola
Banff Minnewanka Lake Cruise
Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer
Glacier Skywalk
Jasper Breakfast Tour

Vancouver to Vancouver

2021 Mountain Bound Promotion

This package is eligible to receive 3 free perks:

  • Free Night Option: Choose an extra night at the beginning or end of your journey in either Calgary or Vancouver
  • Free Transfer Option: Choose a free transfer at the start or end of your trip
  • Free Dinner Option: Choose a free dinner at your hotel in either Banff, Jasper, Calgary or Lake Louise

Itinerary

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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 Sheraton Wall Centre.

Vancouver
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 BC 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 in Kamloops*

*Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.

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

Breakfast, Lunch
 Rocky Mountaineer: Vancouver → Kamloops
Rocky Mountaineer passing Vermilion Lakes near Banff
Day 3
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Banff

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 Banff.

Overnight in Banff at the Fox Hotel and Suites.

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

Breakfast, Lunch
 Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Banff
Banff
Day 4
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 Fox Hotel and Suites.

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
Lake Minnewanka ©Banff Lake Louise Tourism Paul Zizka
Day 5
Banff → Lake Louise

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 Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.

Overnight in Lake Louise at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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.

Banff → Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 6
Lake Louise → Jasper

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via 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.

Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.

Overnight in Jasper at the Lobstick Lodge.

Lunch
Lake Louise → Jasper
Ice Explorer
Day 7
Jasper

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies largest national park.

Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the parks natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Highlights include breakfast at Maligne Canyon teahouse and a stroll to view the canyon itself. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.

Overnight in Jasper at the Lobstick Lodge.

Breakfast
Jasper
Jasper Lake
Day 8
Rocky Mountaineer: Jasper → Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains.

Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.

Overnight in Kamloops*

*Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.

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

Breakfast, Lunch
 Rocky Mountaineer: Jasper → Kamloops
Mount Robson
Day 9
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 10
Vancouver

Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Currency
Canadian Dollars
9 nights
from AUD6,611
per person, twin share
Canada
Vancouver (Thursdays and Sundays)
Vancouver
Rail
Rail Packages
25 April 2021 - 30 September 2021

Hotel options

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Vancouver
The Sheraton Wall Centre Downtown Vancouver Hotel is the perfect location for strolling scenic Robson Street and Yaletown or making connections in the nearby business and financial districts. Whatever your plans are, you'll find a feeling of welcome unlike any other at one of the best Vancouver hotels.

Fox Hotel and Suites
Fox Hotel and Suites

Banff
The Fox Hotel & Suites is located in the scenic Banff National Park. This mountain accommodation offers hotel rooms and suites, perfect for the traveler staying for a few days or even a week. Banff offers endless possibilities for outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, and biking to just name a few.

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.

Lobstick Lodge
Lobstick Lodge

Jasper
Lobstick Lodge welcomes you to the Canadian Rockies. Recently renovated and conveniently located in the town of Jasper, you will experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting. We offer oversized accommodations in Jasper, expert service, and numerous activities right outside our door.

Georgian Court Hotel
Georgian Court Hotel

Vancouver
The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions. Enjoy a warm welcome combined with attentive service and exceptional value for money.

Optional Extras

Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service aboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Features of GoldLeaf Service:

  • Bi-level dome with seating above and dining below
  • Full glass-dome windows with panoramic views
  • Gourmet à la carte meals in the lower-level dining room
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room
  • Attended by three to four Hosts plus a full culinary team
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks included
  • Large exclusive outdoor viewing platform
  • Engaging hosts with stories about historic sites, flora, fauna and wildlife
  • Luxurious hotel accomodations with premium room categories.

2021 Departures:

  • April – 25,29
  • May - 2,6,9,13,16,20,23,27,30
  • June – 3,6,10,13,17,20,24,27
  • July –1,4,8,11,15,18,22,25,29
  • August - 1,5,8,12,15,19,22,26,29
  • September – 2,5,9,12,16,19,23,26,30

Important notes

Please note that pricing is based on a “from price” which varies on each departure and is subject to change without notice. Please contact our friendly team for exact pricing, availability, and upgrade options.

We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means we may need to offer an alternative hotel of equivalent or better quality. Our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. 

2021 Mountain Bound Promotion

“Mountain Bound offer (“Offer”) applies only to new 2021 bookings made by January 15, 2021 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer itineraries booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2021 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates on Canadian routes only. Offer is per booking and applies to single, double, triple or quad occupancy bookings of 8 paid days/7 paid nights or more, must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Free Perks are: (a) one additional hotel night in Vancouver, Calgary, or Victoria at the beginning or end of a package. Additional hotel night must match the accommodation grade and occupancy level of package booked; (b) one private standard airport transfer; and (c) one set-menu dinner at a selected package hotel (not available on rail days). Transfer and dinner are for number of persons on corresponding booking. All free perks are subject to availability and not all three perks may be available on all bookings depending on date selection. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, has no cash value, is non-transferable and cannot be deferred to a later trip or used against the price of the purchased package or to upgrade rail service or accommodation. Offer is not applicable to group bookings or itineraries of less than 8 paid days/7 paid nights. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply. All figures advertised are in AUD and value of Offer is based on a double occupancy booking during peak season in GoldLeaf Service. Rocky Mountaineer reserves the right to amend hotels included in the package. Hotel properties are subject to availability based on inventory.

Excluded

  • Transportation to/from Vancouver airport
  • Meals, other than specified
  • Activities, other than specified
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
  • Fuel surcharges
  • GST as applicable

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