8-Day Canadian Rockies Train Journey – Seattle to Calgary

8-Day Canadian Rockies Train Journey – Seattle to Calgary

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All-Inclusive | Private Multi-Day Tour

8 Day | 7 Night

See the highlights of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies on this Rocky Mountaineer train and motorcoach expedition from Seattle to Calgary. Travel north past the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Coast to Vancouver where you’ll spend a day experiencing the city’s surrounding mountains, coastline, and temperate rainforest with stops at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. Then head northeast through river canyons and a desert-like interior to spend a night in Kamloops.

The second half of your trip is all about the majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Spend days touring Yoho and Banff National Parks and nights staying in Banff, Lake Louise, and Calgary. Cap off a memorable trip with a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the Rockies!

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Departs Fridays: May 22nd – Sep 18th, 2015 and May 20th – Sep 16th, 2016

From $4,099 per person

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Half-day tour of the natural wonders of  Yoho National Park
  • Sight-seeing tour of Vancouver with visits to Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure
  • Tour of Banff with stops at Bow Falls & Lake Minnewanka and a ride on the Banff gondola
  • 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Canadian Rockies
  • Pass through the forest-lined canyons and rushing waters of the Fraser Valley
  • Cross the high mountain passes of the Canadian Rockies
  • Enjoy dinner on-board as you depart from Seattle and soak in sunset views of Bellingham Bay and the Cascade Mountains
  • Watch for British Columbia wildlife along the route
  • Travel in a luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train

 

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Day 1 | Arrive in Seattle

Arrive in Seattle and spend time exploring Seattle’s waterfront, Chinatown, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, Space Needle, quirky neighborhoods, and/or beautiful parks on your own at leisure.

  • Sleep | Downtown Seattle

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Day 2 | Seattle to Vancouver

Take in the sights of Seattle you missed yesterday before checking out of your hotel. A car will transfer you and your luggage to King Street Station to start the first leg of your Rocky Mountaineer journey to Vancouver.

Bellingham BayAfter boarding, raise a toast to the train voyage ahead and enjoy dinner on-board as you pass the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lake Union and Lake Washington as you wave goodbye to Seattle. 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 car will transfer you from Pacific Central Station to your nearby downtown hotel.

  • Replenish | Dinner
  • Sleep | Downtown Vancouver

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Day 3 | Vancouver Sightseeing

Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains.

  • Sleep | Downtown Vancouver

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Day 4 | Vancouver to Kamloops

Fraser CanyonHop back on board the Rocky Mountaineer train to continue your adventure from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Along this stretch, you will see dramatic changes in scenery as you travel from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, with its 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. Your day concludes as the train rides along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.

  • Replenish | Breakfast, Lunch
  • Sleep | Kamloops

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Day 5 | Kamloops to Banff

Rocky Mountaineer in Kicking Horse CanyonYour journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you 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, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.

  • Replenish | Breakfast, Lunch
  • Sleep | Banff

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Day 6 | Banff to Lake Louise

A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.

  • Sleep | Lake Louise

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Day 7 | Lake Louise to Calgary with Summit Helicopter

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos and a trip up the Banff Gondola (included). Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Your tour ends on arrival in Calgary late this afternoon.

  • Sleep | Calgary

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Day 7 | Calgary Departure

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

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Fraser Canyon VerticalINCLUDES

  • 3 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and
    Grouse Mountain
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Lake Louise to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • Rail station transfers in Seattle, Vancouver, Kamloops
    and Banff
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

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Rocky Mountaineer LogoRocky Mountaineer offers over 65 unique Canadian vacation packages and five distinctive rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through British Columbia and Alberta. This world renowned, luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the past 25 years, Rocky Mountaineer has grown to become the largest privately owned luxury tourist train company in the world and has welcomed over 1.7 million guests from around the world.
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