Canadian Rockies VIA Rail
July 17-24, 2021 | 8 days
Pickup: Lancaster, Ephrata Times pending
Prices per person:
$4,925 Double $6,000 Single
Deposit – $300 per person due at registration by credit card or check
**$385 per person additional Trip Protection Plan due at registration (optional)
*For $100.00 per person discount,
all payments after initial deposit must be made by check.
Avoid $ loss; purchase Trip Protection Plan (TPP).
7 breakfasts 4 dinners
*Passport Booklet (valid 6 months after tour’s return) is required*
This tour is being offered in cooperation with Premier World Discovery.
Day 1 *Arrive in Vancouver and meet our Tour Director *Enjoy a Welcome Dinner *Dinner and overnight in Vancouver (D)
Day 2 *Ferry through the scenic Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island *Stroll the fifty acres of floral gardens, fountains and meandering paths at Butchart Gardens *Tour Victoria, including the Inner Harbor, the Parliament Building and views of the famous Empress Hotel *Opt for leisure time to explore or shop in the heritage district *Return by ferry to our overnight in Vancouver (B)
Day 3 *Enjoy a Vancouver City Tour including Stanley Park, seeing its colorful Indian totem poles, Chinatown & Gastown *Board VIA Rail’s train, The Canadian, for a memorable two day and overnight rail excursion into the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies Your Berth in the Sleeper Plus Train Car features seats that convert to upper and lower beds for sleeping and the Sleeper Plus Train Car features washrooms and a shower. *Dinner onboard and overnight is VIA Rail – Sleeper Plus Berths (B, D)
Day 4 *Relax aboard The Canadian, passing towering peaks and glacial valleys and viewing scenery like Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies *Cross the Continental Divide into Alberta, arriving in Jasper for a one-night stay *Discover Jasper National Park, a photographer’s paradise *Visit Maligne Canyon, a Jasper landmark and see the crystal blue waters of Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies *Overnight in Jasper (B)
Day 5 *Travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of North America’s most spectacular drives, passing snow-domed peaks, immense hanging glaciers and watching for elk, deer, bighorn sheep or bear *Stop at the Athabasca Falls *Ride an Ice Explorer on the1,000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields *Enter Banff National Park for arrival at our hotel for a three-night stay in Banff (B, D)
Day 6 *View two of the crown jewels of the Candian Rockies—spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks *Capture amazing views and photos of Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier *Travel through Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park to see the Natural Bridge, the remarkable Spiral Tunnels and cross the Continental Divide *Enjoy this evening at leisure *Overnight in Banff (B)
Day 7 *Join a Banff Area Tour to include sights such as Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and the Hoodoos *Explore Banff and surroundings on your own *Enjoy a Farewell Dinner *Overnight in Banff (B, D)
Day 8 *Transfer to Calgary for our flight home (B)