Spectacular Rockies

Known as "The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World" - you'll experience the Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in GoldLeaf on this 15 day Canadian tour.

15 Days
Vancouver to Victoria
From (AUD)
$ 9,195
Dates & Pricing

2019 Vancouver > Victoria

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPRJ
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
Victoria

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
    Two Night Stay: Sutton Place Hotel or similar

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    You’re Invited: Start the morning with a unique breakfast at the Vancouver Aquarium where there is an opportunity to view a variety of marine life from all over the planet. Later enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area, historic Gastown with its lively shops and restaurants and Granville Island which is famous for its fresh food markets. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can make your way across this spectacular suspension bridge, 70 metres above the Capilano River. Take in the surrounding forest and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Set off on a two day rail experience on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your GoldLeaf carriage as you enter the Fraser Valley then follow the Thompson River towards Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer – Lake Louise

    Continue your journey into the soaring, rugged snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers, lakes and forest sitting at the foot of these grand mountains before arriving into the beautiful Lake Louise. Prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey as you arrive at Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”.
    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Lake Louise

    Lake Louise enjoys picture perfect surroundings. Spend the day exploring the lake and soaking up the spectacular scenery. Take a walk around the edge of the lake or simply sit back, relax and take it all in.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Lake Louise – Banff

    Bid farewell to Lake Louise and make your way to Banff. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. On arrival into Banff enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls, then take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views over the surrounding peaks and valleys. The next two days you will stay at the “Castle in the Rockies”, one of the most iconic and impressive hotels in Canada.
    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Banff at Leisure

    Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National Park and is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. Today is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions.

    Discover More: Discover wolfdogs, take a breathtaking helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Jasper

    This morning we travel north along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. We make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.
    Two Night Stay: The Crimson Jasper or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Jasper

    Today you have the opportunity to explore Jasper and its surrounds. You’re Invited: This evening we journey to the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner followed by a wildlife and wilderness presentation and a short forest walk to try to find an icon of Canada, the beaver §.

    Discover More: Discover Jasper wilderness and wildlife tour, float trip along the Athabasca River, an exhilarating motorcycle sidecar tour or authentic Canadian canoe adventure (additional cost)

    § Jasper Stables is seasonal and may not be available on early or late season departures

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Jasper – Okanagan – Kelowna

    Depart Jasper and head past the awesome, 3,954 metre Mt. Robson. Continue through the Cariboo Mountains region and into the lush Okanagan Valley to Kelowna. Visit one of Kelowna’s award-winning wineries and sample some of the local wines.
    Overnight Stay: The Cove Lakeside Resort

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Kelowna – Whistler

    Travel through scenic landscapes as the road meanders alongside the Nicola River and through sandstone chasms. Follow the Thompson and Fraser River past the town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler. You’re Invited: Head to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an authentic First Nations BBQ where you will learn about the history and culture of the native Canadians.
    Two Night Stay: Four Seasons Whistler or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Whistler at Leisure

    Today is at leisure for you to explore the resort village of Whistler.

    Discover More: Special opportunity to take a bear viewing tour, take a Callaghan Jeep tour, or a dinner tasting tour (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Georgia Strait – Victoria

    View this spectacular landscape from the air with a one hour floatplane flight over the Georgia Strait to Victoria (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost).

    Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline stopping at the awesome Shannon Falls. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island before arriving into Victoria, British Columbia’s capital.
    Two Night Stay: The Inn at Laurel Point or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Victoria Sightseeing – Butchart Gardens

    This morning visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas.

    Discover More: Take a horse and carriage ride, or go whale watching (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Depart Victoria

    Transfer to Victoria International Airport to board your homeward flight, or consider taking in more of Victoria with some post tour accommodation (additional cost, enquire for details).

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Included in your price
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 15 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience in GOLDLEAF
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Stay in ‘The Castle in the Rockies’
  • The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise while staying at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for spectacular views over Banff
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most breathtaking highways in the world
  • Guided tour of the highlights of Vancouver including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Wander through the world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Tour Victoria and see Parliament Buildings, Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park and downtown harbour
  • Visit an award winning winery in the Okanagan, meet the makers and sample the local wines
  • Travel along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway
  • Travel through the lush wine region of the Okanagan

Dining highlights
  • 24 superb meals including: 13 Full Breakfasts (B), 1 Highlight Breakfast, 3 Lunches (L), 5 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners
  • Highlight Breakfast at Vancouver Aquarium
  • First Nations BBQ Dinner in Whistler
  • Canadian Rockies dinner in Jasper §
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

You’re Invited
  • Enter the Vancouver Aquarium before it opens and have breakfast with the marine life
  • Enjoy a Canadian Rockies Western style dinner with wildlife walk and presentation in Jasper §
  • Experience Canada’s native cultures while enjoying a traditional First Nations BBQ dinner

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