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The Best of the Rockies By Rail: Western Canada's Splendor

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12 Days | 11 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience the wonder of the rugged, beautiful Canadian Rockies in Alberta and British Columbia. Journey through green valleys, past sapphire rivers and wide, jade lakes as you head into the heart of the mountains. Visit the soaring resort town of Banff, where you can enjoy the hot springs that have made this place famous. See Lake Louise’s famed emerald waters, born of the glaciers that overlook it. Complete your adventure with three nights in the cosmopolitan coastal city of Vancouver.


• Enjoy some of the world’s most magnificent stretches of railway aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
• Ride a glass-enclosed gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for 360-degree views of the Rockies.
• Journey along the famed Icefields Parkway through the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Program Notes

An alternative itinerary is also available with departures from Seattle. See program #21493.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain. Elevations of 4,500 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Calgary, 1 night; coach to Banff, 4 nights; coach to Jasper, 2 nights; train to Kamloops (Silver Leaf), 1 night; train to Vancouver, 3 nights; departure.

Date Notes
Travel in Gold Leaf service for this departure. Bi-level glass domed coach, meals served in dining car. See Daily Schedule for full details.

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips


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