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Canadian Rockies Escape
8 Days 7 Nights
Day 1                 Arrive Vancouver
Upon arrival into Vancouver, you will be transferred to your hotel via sit in coach basis. Rest
of the day is free for you to explore this beautiful city.

Day 2                 Vancouver / Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops in
the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in
scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley, through forests and winding
river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-
like environment of the 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 Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into
your overnight destination, Kamloops.
(Breakfast / Lunch)

Day 3                Kamloops / Jasper

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of
Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of
the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever
nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount
Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid
Falls, as well as the climb over the Yellow head Pass into Jasper National Park. Your journey
ends on arrival in the resort town of Jasper this evening. Overnight in Jasper.
(Breakfast / Lunch)

Day 4                 Jasper / Lake Louise

Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields
Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. It is
here that you will ride an Ice Explorer to the middle of Athabasca Glacier to learn more about
its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out
some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included).
Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this
afternoon. Overnight at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Day 5                 Lake Louise / Banff

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 that
spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.
Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
will be approximately 1:30 PM, scheduled checkout time is normally 11:00 AM. Your luggage
will be stored on check-out and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel or a guided
one-hour lakeshore stroll before the tour departs.

Day 6                 Banff /  Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops in the
heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers you a spectacular range of scenery
as you travel between the high 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 a remarkable
feat of railroad engineering, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie where
the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven and of course the glaciers and
snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Kamloops.
(Breakfast / Lunch)

Day 7                 Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver.
On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like
environment of the interior, through the winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the
Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River 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 journey ends on arrival in
Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver.
(Breakfast / Lunch)

Day 8                 Depart Vancouver
You will be transferred to Vancouver International Airport (Sit in coach basis) for your flight
home. 

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