Golden Circle via Whistler

Golden Circle via Whistler

12 Days/11 Nights Roundtrip Vancouver

Price fromCAD$5,449

• Vancouver • Whistler • Rocky Mountaineer Rail • Quesnel • Jasper • Icefields Parkway • Lake Louise • Banff • Summit Helicopter Tour

A breathtaking circle tour including all three Rocky Mountaineer rail journeys. Start in the coastal city of Vancouver and travel on the 'Sea to Sky' train route to the resort village of Whistler. Highlights include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. Continue to the charming rural town of Quesnel on the 'Rainforest to Gold Rush' train route. Enjoy beautiful and varied scenery from river canyons and lush farmland to the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau.

Highlights include Anderson Lake, glacial fed Seton Lake, and Deep Creek Bridge ' one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Spend time in Jasper National Park and see Elk wandering up the main street. Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world,the Icefields Parkway and enjoy a ride on the Athabasca Glacier. Overnight at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, spend time in the quaint mountain town of Banff and a remarkable view of the Rockies on a Summit Helicopter tour. Then it's time to return to Vancouver, but this time following the 'First Passage to the West' train route with Rocky Mountaineer. A superb tour for train enthusiasts!

Golden Circle via Whistler map

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver Upon arrival into Vancouver, please make your own way to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this scenic city on your own.

Overnight Vancouver SilverLeaf Service Hampton Inn and Suites - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Gallery Room

Day 2: Vancouver > Whistler(Coach and train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast is served on board the train.

Depart Vancouver 7:40 am Arrive Whistler Village 11:30 am

Overnight Whistler SilverLeaf Service: Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Service: Four Seasons Hotel - Superior King Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe King Room

Day 3: Whistler > Quesnel(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel.

Breakfast and Lunch is on board the train.

Depart Whistler 7:10 am Arrive Quesnel 7:30 pm

Overnight Quesnel

Day 4: Quesnel > Jasper(Train) Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.

Breakfast and Lunch is on board the train.

Depart Quesnel 7:10 am Arrive Jasper 8:30 pm

Overnight Jasper SilverLeaf Service: Sawridge Inn - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 5: Jasper Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada's largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper.

Overnight Jasper SilverLeaf Service: Sawridge Inn - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 6: Jasper > Lake Louise(Coach) 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. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the 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 Lake Louise SilverLeaf Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 7: Lake Louise Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.

Overnight Lake Louise SilverLeaf Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 8: Lake Louise > Banff(Coach) This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, 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 Banff SilverLeaf Service: Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 pm, scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Day 9: Banff The day is free for you to spend at your leisure in Banff.

Overnight Banff SilverLeaf Service: Banff Cariobu Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Service: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 10: Banff > Kamloops(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped 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, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Breakfast and Lunch is on board the train.

Depart Banff 7:40 am Arrive Kamloops 6:15 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 11: Kamloops > Vancouver(Train) 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 winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser 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 rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Breakfast and Lunch is on board the train

Depart Kamloops 7:35 am Arrive Vancouver 5:00 pm

Overnight Vancouver SilverLeaf Service: Hampton Inn and Suites - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Deluxe Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Gallery Room

Day 12: Vancouver Check out of your hotel.

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

SilverLeaf Service • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • A selection of delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options, as well as tasty snack options, served by a culinary team member at your seat • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • A dedicated culinary team member and two onboard Hosts in each SilverLeaf Service coach • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Kamloops, and Quesnel • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Service • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom-designed bi-level dome coach • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an à la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • A full culinary team and three or four onboard Hosts in each GoldLeaf Service coach • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Kamloops, and Quesnel • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service • Includes all features of our award-winning GoldLeaf Service, plus you'll receive upgraded deluxe hotel accommodation off the train

Please note: • All accommodations in Kamloops and Quesnel, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded. • Please be sure to carry any medication with you as you will not have access to your checked luggage

• Independent rail/coach tour • 5 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches • 11 nights hotel accommodation • Vancouver Lookout • Jasper Highlights Tour • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Banff and Kamloops • Luggage handling • National Park Pass

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

SilverLeaf

May 5, 12, 19

May 26

Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Jul 7, 14, 21, 28

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Sep 1, 8, 15, 22

Sep 29

Oct 6

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf

May 5, 12, 19

May 26

Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Jul 7, 14, 21, 28

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Sep 1, 8, 15, 22

Sep 29

Oct 6

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe

May 5, 12, 19

May 26

Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Jul 7, 14, 21, 28

Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

Sep 1, 8, 15, 22

Sep 29

Oct 6

Meal Plan

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-

$6,116

$6,369

$6,628

$6,628

$6,628

$6,628

$5,908

$5,706

$1,138

-

$8,694

$8,997

$9,360

$9,360

$9,360

$9,360

$8,130

$7,928

$1,510

-

$9,715

$10,079

$10,484

$10,484

$10,484

$10,484

$9,107

$8,854

$1,510

-

-

$7,648

$8,103

$8,669

$8,669

$8,669

$8,669

$7,234

$6,982

$1,138

-

$11,306

$11,762

$12,535

$12,535

$12,535

$12,535

$10,221

$9,978

$1,510

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$13,245

$13,919

$14,731

$14,731

$14,731

$14,731

$11,965

$11,619

$1,510

Departs

2017 Departure Dates Friday
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jul 7, 14, 21, 28
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25
Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct 6

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD), and include the Canadian GST • Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for triple or child prices • Please contact World Journeys for the updated CAD exchange rate • Meal plan includes all breakfast and dinners • Please note all accommodation in Quesnel and Kamloops is of a moderate standard

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation to/from Vancouver airport • Meals, other than onboard the Rocky Mountaineer unless specified • Activities, other than specified • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Fuel surcharge

Book by July 28 and receive one nights hotel accommodation!

Book by July 28 and receive one nights hotel accommodation on select packages of 5 days or more in 2017. Free Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, or Calgary accommodation matches the accommodation grade of the package booked. Free Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary accommodation can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package starting or ending in Vancouver or Calgary. Free Seattle accommodation can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package including Coastal Passage starting or ending in Seattle. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer, have no cash value and are non-transferable. Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn, or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply. Please enquire for more details!