The Rocky Mountaineer – More Than Just A Train
Coastal Passage Canadian Rockies Highlights
Embark on a journey of beautiful coastal cities and breathing mountain towns. This journey includes time in Seattle, Vancouver, Banff and Lake Louise.
- 3 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
- Rail station transfers in Seattle, Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
- Luggage handling and National Park Pass
- 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches
- 7 nights hotel
- Vancouver Lookout
- North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
- Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise (or reverse)
- Lake Louise to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola (or reverse)
- Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
- Calgary Tower
The eastbound route will leave from Seattle and arrive in Calgary on day 8
Day 1 - Seattle
Arrive in Seattle and spend time exploring Seattle’s waterfront, Chinatown, Pioneer Square, the sights of Pike Place Market, and/or the Space Needle at leisure. Overnight in Seattle.
Day 2 - Seattle To Vancouver
A motor-coach will transfer you to King Street Station for the first leg of your Rocky Mountaineer journey. After boarding, enjoy dinner on board as you travel past the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington. Highlights include the fishing fleet (and Boeing jets) of Everett, the fields at the foot of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Vernon, sunset views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond and, after crossing the Canadian border, the community of White Rock as the train hugs the Pacific Coast and travels into Vancouver. On arrival in Vancouver, a motor-coach will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 3 - Vancouver
Today, select your choice of one of four activity options: (1) a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore, (2) a five-hour guided cycling tour of Vancouver’s highlights, (3) a “Made in BC” Vancouver food tour on Granville Island, or (4) a two-hour "Sea Safari". Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 4 - Vancouver To Kamloops
Travel on-board Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops. 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. Breakfast & Lunch served on the train. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 5 - Kamloops To Banff
Your journey continues east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. 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 the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Breakfast & Lunch served on the train.
Day 6 - Banff To Lake Louise
A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders, including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 7 - Lake Louise To Calgary
Enjoy a full-day tour starting with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Highlights include Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. Admission to the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a Summit Helicopter Tour. Your tour ends in Calgary late this afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 8 - Calgary
Your vacation ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel.
At every service level, Rocky Mountaineer Hosts will attend to your needs. They will welcome you with a morning toast, serve up delicious meals and entertain you with interpretive storytelling. Decide which service level – GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service – is right for you. Climb aboard GoldLeaf Service for unparalleled comfort in our bi-level glass-domed coach, or SilverLeaf Service for jaw-dropping panoramic views through oversized picture windows and delectable gourmet cuisine at your seat.
The luxury and comfort is simply beyond compare. No wonder this is their most popular service.
- Fairmont Palliser, Fairmont Room
- Fairmont Olympic, Deluxe Room
- Rimrock Resort, Premium Room
- Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Lakeview Room
- Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Room
Spoil yourself. The GoldLeaf Deluxe Services offers the finest accommodation experience
Take in the scenery through the windows of the custom-designed, single level glass dome coaches.
- Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Room
- Delta Calgary Downtown, Guest Room
- Paramount Seattle Hotel, Traditional Room
- Elk + Avenue Hotel - Standard
Rocky Mountaineer hotel partners share their passion for exceptional guest service, ensuring that you, the guest, can expect a quality experience from the beginning to the end of your vacation. Hotels are based on your choice of GoldLeaf Deluxe Service, GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service accommodation, and you have the flexibility to change or upgrade your hotel experience as desired. Please note that all accommodations in Kamloops, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded
I have recently returned from a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer and would love to share my experiences of the highlights and delights of this amazing train journey with you,
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