Alberta/British Columbia
The Best of the Rockies By Rail: Western Canada's Splendor
Voyage to the heart of the Canadian Rockies by train — and glass-enclosed gondola! — discovering ancient glaciers, unique wildlife, isolated towns and stunning alpine views.
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Program No. 3748RJ
12 days
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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.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations of 4,500-8,041 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.
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John Atkin
John Atkin is an author, historian and heritage advocate who has been fascinated with Vancouver since moving to the city over 30 years ago. He is the co-founder of the Heritage Vancouver Society, has contributed to a documentary on the city, and has appeared regularly on television and radio, including CBC Television and CTV’s Canada AM. John is the author of four books on Vancouver, including “Strathcona: Vancouver’s First Neighborhood,” and is an editor for the B.C. Historical Federation. As an expert on the heritage of Vancouver, John I eager to share his knowledge and guide you through the places he loves.
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