Day 01: Arrive Vancouver
Upon arrival at the Vancouver Airport you will be transferred to your downtown hotel(included). The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own. Canada’s third-largest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port with a thriving multi-cultural ambiance. The city is located in a spectacular setting with the Coast Mountains across Burrard Inlet to the north, and the waters of the Strait of Georgia to the west. Restaurants,shopping, nightlife, a mild climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere make Vancouver a favourite tourist destination.
Day 02: Vancouver Free Day
Today is a free day to enjoy the sights of the city. We highly recommend taking the Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour which take will take you from sea level to 4,100 feet above Vancouver on the Grouse Mountain Skyride for breathtaking views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains. Also included is a visit to the Grizzly Bear & Grey Wolf Refuge and Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure. (B)
Day 03: Vancouver to Jasper (Rail)
This evening (7.30 pm), check in at the Pacific Central Station and board VIA Rail’s‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies.Travel back in time to the days of classic rail travel. The original stainless steel ‘streamliner’ rail cars (made famous by the ‘Canadian’ in the 1950’s) are totally refurbished with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access for all on board to the dome car. (B)
Please note: Economy Class seat on board VIA Rail train is included in your rail journey. Upgrade to semi private berth(Sleeper Touring Class) is available.
Day 04: Canadian Rockies by daylight onboard Via Rail, arrive Jasper late afternoon. (Rail)
Bythe time you awake this morning the train will have just departed Kamloops to begin a day of travelling towards the Canadian Rockies and Jasper. Enjoy breakfast while surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Around lunchtime the ‘Canadian’ begins its passage into the Canadian Rockies with views of snow-capped peaks, Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, which at 3954 metres is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper at 4.00 pm and transfer to your hotel.The balance of the afternoon is yours to explore this unique mountain community.
Please note: Meals on-board VIA Rail are not included in the Economy Class service. Upgrade to semi private berth (Sleeper Touring Class) is available.
Day 05: Jasper to Banff (Coach)
Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield that covers an area of nearly 325 sq km and reaches a depth of 320 metres. Time allows for an (included) Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier .
Along the way stops will be made at Lake Louise, Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bear, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy. (B)
Please note: Mountain lakes in this regionwill be frozen through to mid June.
Day 06: Morning sightseeing tour of Banff
This morning, tour through the town of Banffand its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind), Surprise Corner, Sulphur Mountain and Tunnel Mountain Drive - which overlooks the splendour of Bow Valley, . Enjoy the afternoon on your own to explore this charming resort. (B)
Day 07: Banff to Calgary (Coach)
Thismorning is free to explore Banff, before your scheduled coach to Calgary departs midday. Following the Trans Canada Highway, depart the Rocky Mountains to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‘cattle ranching country’ and thebreadbasket of Canada. Arrive in Calgary airport at 2.30 pm (B)
Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis
BW Plus Sands by the Sea (Standard Room)
Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
Spruce Grove Inn (Standard Room)
· 02 Nights Accommodationin Vancouver
· 01 night Economy Class seatson-board VIA Rail
· 01 Night Accommodation in Jasper
· 02 Nights Accommodationin Banff
· Private airport transfer inVancouver
· Station taxi transfers in Vancouver and Jasper
· Full day tour between Jasper andBanff, pick-up/drop-off at hotels
· Ice Explorer ride on to AthabascaGlacier
· Sightseeing tour of Banff
· Sulphur Mountain gondola ride
· Scheduled coach transfer between Banff hotel and Calgary
· 5 breakfasts
· National Park Fees
· 452 page Canada Guide
· Rand McNally Canada Map
· Provincial taxes, less GST/HSTrebate
Package Does Not Includes:
· Meals, other than specified
· Activities and any services,other than specified
· Tips and porterage, other than specified
· International/Domestic Airfares
· Visa Fees
· Any expenses of personal nature
· Surcharges as applicable
Government Service Tax (3.09%) will be applicable on the above package.