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Canadian Rockies by Rail and Trail

8 NIGHTS FROM £10,475 per person

Discover formidable mountain ranges, lakes of perfect turquoise and mind-blowing glacial formations with this tailor-made tour, as you explore three of Canada’s most enchanting national parks – Banff, Yoho and Jasper – whether by boat, hike or thrilling SkyTram. Feel the undeniable allure of Vancouver before heading by luxury train through the Canadian Rockies, uncovering the wildness and wonder of this natural playground, accompanied by a National Geographic expert throughout.

2020 Dates: 6-13 Jul | 10-17 Aug | 21-28 Sep

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Wind through the Canadian Rockies on board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer Train with panoramic views from the glass-domed carriage

Glide across the famous azure waters of Jasper National Park’s Maligne Lake by boat, enjoying your surroundings of staggering peaks, three glaciers and the gorgeous islet of Spirit Island

Explore the ancient Athabasca Glacier as you trek across it with an expert guide

Settle into some of the most iconic hotels of the Canadian Rockies, including the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Your Expert Guide

Author, educator and geographer Stephen Cunha will join all 2020 departure dates below. He is a former park ranger and award-winning lecturer who spent four years developing the Pamir National Park in eastern Tajikistan, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.

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    Westhaven
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    DAY 1-2 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Offering charming neighbourhoods, great restaurants and a wealth of alfresco activities, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city that promises to delight. A guided tour of the city will showcase its many highlights – including the glorious greenery of Stanley Park and the famous Seawall – before a welcome reception and dinner to meet your fellow travellers.

    TRANSFERS

    Transfer to the station and board the Rocky Mountaineer Train.

    Wedgewood Hotel and Spa
    • Summary: A boutique Relais & Châteaux hotel
    • Feature: Listen to live music every evening in the Bacchus Piano Lounge
    • Rooms: 83 rooms & suites
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    Dinner

    DAY 2-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Absorb awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Canadian landscape as you journey towards the Jasper National Park on board the Rocky Mountaineer train, gazing out of the luxurious glass-dome coach, while savouring gourmet cuisine. Stop in Kamloops for a night, before continuing east through the Canadian Rockies.

    TRANSFERS

    Disembark in Jasper and transfer to Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Rocky Mountaineerkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Rail
    • Summary: Tracks wind their way through the amazing Canadian Rockies
    • Feature: 7 Mountain Ranges, 4 Iconic Routes
    • Rooms: The Gold Leaf glass-domed carriage boasts panoramic views
    • Location: , Canada
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    Breakfast & Lunch

    DAY 3-6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Spend a night in the magical Alpine town of Jasper, the gateway to the delights of Jasper National Park – including hiking trails, mountain biking routes, pioneering history and wildlife encounters aplenty. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, elk, caribou and black and grizzly bears as you travel to Maligne Lake, gliding across the waters by boat. The next day, float along the scenic Athabasca River, or board the Jasper SkyTram to soar over 7,000 feet above sea level. An optional hike to soak up the scenery of Jasper is followed by a group dinner.

    TRANSFERS

    Transfer to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park. On the way, you’ll travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway and stop at the Columbia Icefield for an unforgettable guided trek across the Athabasca Glacier, getting an up-close look at its fascinating geology.

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodgekeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: This world-class luxury hotel boasts excellent facilities
    • Feature: Spectacular views offered at this World Heritage Site
    • Rooms: 451 rooms & cabins
    • Location: Jasper, Canada
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    Full Board

    DAY 6-8 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Perhaps Banff National Park’s greatest allure, Lake Louise’s jaw-droppingly turquoise waters are surrounded by an amphitheatre of chiselled mountains that house scenic hiking trails and grizzly bears. From here, explore Banff and Yoho National Parks. Hike to pristine lakes through trails of wildflowers, including Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake. Stop for a seriously scenic picnic lunch, before viewing the historic Spiral Tunnels of the Canadian Pacific Railway – dating back to 1909. Head to the Yoho National Park Visitor Centre, enjoying the fascinating interactive exhibits about the Burgess Shale fossil deposit, one of the most important ever discovered! A final farewell dinner with the group ends your awe-inspiring adventures in Canada.

    TRANSFERS

    Transfer to Calgary airport for your flight to the UK.

    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louisekeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: Rooms styled with understated elegance & modern conveniences
    • Feature: After a day on the slopes choose from one of 7 restaurants
    • Rooms: 554 rooms & suites
    • Location: Lake Louise, Canada
    • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
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    Full Board

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DAY 1-2ACCOMMODATION
Vancouver, Canada

Offering charming neighbourhoods, great restaurants and a wealth of alfresco activities, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city that promises to delight. A guided tour of the city will showcase its many highlights – including the glorious greenery of Stanley Park and the famous Seawall – before a welcome reception and dinner to meet your fellow travellers.

TRANSFERS

Transfer to the station and board the Rocky Mountaineer Train.

Wedgewood Hotel and Spa
  • Summary: A boutique Relais & Châteaux hotel
  • Feature: Listen to live music every evening in the Bacchus Piano Lounge
  • Rooms: 83 rooms & suites
MEAL BASIS

Dinner

DAY 2-3ACCOMMODATION
On board the Rocky Mountaineer

Absorb awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Canadian landscape as you journey towards the Jasper National Park on board the Rocky Mountaineer train, gazing out of the luxurious glass-dome coach, while savouring gourmet cuisine. Stop in Kamloops for a night, before continuing east through the Canadian Rockies.

TRANSFERS

Disembark in Jasper and transfer to Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Rocky Mountaineerkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Rail
  • Summary: Tracks wind their way through the amazing Canadian Rockies
  • Feature: 7 Mountain Ranges, 4 Iconic Routes
  • Rooms: The Gold Leaf glass-domed carriage boasts panoramic views
  • Location: , Canada
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 3-6ACCOMMODATION
Jasper, Canada

Spend a night in the magical Alpine town of Jasper, the gateway to the delights of Jasper National Park – including hiking trails, mountain biking routes, pioneering history and wildlife encounters aplenty. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, elk, caribou and black and grizzly bears as you travel to Maligne Lake, gliding across the waters by boat. The next day, float along the scenic Athabasca River, or board the Jasper SkyTram to soar over 7,000 feet above sea level. An optional hike to soak up the scenery of Jasper is followed by a group dinner.

TRANSFERS

Transfer to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park. On the way, you’ll travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway and stop at the Columbia Icefield for an unforgettable guided trek across the Athabasca Glacier, getting an up-close look at its fascinating geology.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodgekeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: This world-class luxury hotel boasts excellent facilities
  • Feature: Spectacular views offered at this World Heritage Site
  • Rooms: 451 rooms & cabins
  • Location: Jasper, Canada
MEAL BASIS

Full Board

DAY 6-8ACCOMMODATION
Lake Louise, Canada

Perhaps Banff National Park’s greatest allure, Lake Louise’s jaw-droppingly turquoise waters are surrounded by an amphitheatre of chiselled mountains that house scenic hiking trails and grizzly bears. From here, explore Banff and Yoho National Parks. Hike to pristine lakes through trails of wildflowers, including Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake. Stop for a seriously scenic picnic lunch, before viewing the historic Spiral Tunnels of the Canadian Pacific Railway – dating back to 1909. Head to the Yoho National Park Visitor Centre, enjoying the fascinating interactive exhibits about the Burgess Shale fossil deposit, one of the most important ever discovered! A final farewell dinner with the group ends your awe-inspiring adventures in Canada.

TRANSFERS

Transfer to Calgary airport for your flight to the UK.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louisekeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Rooms styled with understated elegance & modern conveniences
  • Feature: After a day on the slopes choose from one of 7 restaurants
  • Rooms: 554 rooms & suites
  • Location: Lake Louise, Canada
  • Star rating: AAA Four Diamond
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Canada’s summer – from June to August – is characterised by sunny days and pleasant temperatures, making a great time to enjoy the scenery of the Rockies.

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8 NIGHTS FROM £10,475 per person

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