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GOLDEN CIRCLE VIA WHISTLER

Experience the ultimate rail journey through the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Whistler before journeying to Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.

Travel Style

Rail

Start

Vancouver

Finish

Vancouver

Trip Code

GCVW126

Countries

1

Number of countries visited

Days

12

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

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Itinerary

GOLDEN CIRCLE VIA WHISTLER
Trip Code: GCVW126

  • Map

    Trip Route

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: Rocky Mountaineer
    • Countries: Canada
    • Min/Max: 1 or more passengers
    • Style: Rail (Rail Packages)
    • Duration: 12 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Vancouver Lookout
    • Jasper Highlights Tour
    • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
    • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
    • Yoho National Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
    • Rail station transfers and luggage handling
    • National Parks Pass
  • Vancouver

    Day 1

    Arrive and spend time exploring scenic Vancouver on your own. Included is admission to the Vancouver Lookout. Overnight in Vancouver.

    SilverLeaf: Hampton Inn (King Standard or Queen Double Room), GoldLeaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe Room)

  • Vancouver • Whistler

    Day 2

    Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor to the resort town of Whistler. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler.

      Breakfast

  • Whistler • Quesnel

    Day 3

    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel.

      Breakfast and lunch.

  • Quesnel • Jasper

    Day 4

    Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.

    SilverLeaf:Sawridge Inn (Outdoor View with Balcony), GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
      Breakfast and lunch.

  • Jasper Highlights Tour

    Day 5

    Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper.

    SilverLeaf:Sawridge Inn, GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)

  • Jasper • Lake Louise

    Day 6

    Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise by motorcoach. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls, before arriving at the Columbia Icefield, where you will ride on an Ice Explorer. Afterwards, a bried stop will be made at Bow Lake. Overnight in Lake Louise.

    SilverLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview Room)

  • Lake Louise

    Day 7

    Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains, or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise.

    SilverLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview Room)

  • Lake Louise • Banff

    Day 8

    This morning explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, 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. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

    SilverLeaf: Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room), GoldLeaf: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Banff Springs (Deluxe Room)

  • Banff

    Day 9

    Explore Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, historic museums, Lake Minnewanka or golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.

    SilverLeaf: Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room), GoldLeaf: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Banff Springs (Deluxe Room)

  • Banff • Kamloops

    Day 10

    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the BC Interior. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops.

      Breakfast and lunch.

  • Kamloops • Vancouver

    Day 11

    Your journey continues towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. 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.

    SilverLeaf: Hampton Inn (Traditional Room), GoldLeaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Fairmont Room), GoldLeaf Deluxe: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe Room)
      Breakfast and lunch.

  • Vancouver

    Day 12

    Your Golden Circle via Whistler journey ends with checkout from your Vancouver hotel.


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