Western Explorer

Western Explorer

8 Days/7 Nights Vancouver to Calgary or vice versa

Price fromCAD$3,190

• Vancouver • Kamloops • Rocky Mountaineer Railtour • Jasper • Icefields Parkway • Athabasca Falls • Yoho National Park • Lake Louise • Banff • Helicopter Tour • Calgary

Travel through 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. The train follows the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo mountains, and climbs even nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide.

See the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mt Robson and continue past Pyramid Falls before climbing over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway and enjoy a ride an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier. A brief stop at Bow Lake is included on the way to Lake Louise. Tour Yoho National Park and view some of its natural wonders including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River.

Western Explorer map

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.

Overnight at: Silverleaf: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Goldleaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 2: Vancouver > Kamloops (Train) 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 Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC 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 into Kamloops

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Vancouver: 7:30 am Arrive Kamloops: 5:40 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 3: Kamloops > Jasper (Train) 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, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Kamloops: 7:45 am Arrive Jasper: 6:30 pm

Overnight at: Silverleaf: The Crimson Jasper - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 4: Jasper Highlights Tour 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 independently.

Overnight at: Silverleaf: The Crimson Jasper - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 5: Jasper > Lake Louise(Coach) Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefield 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 at: Silverleaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 6: Lake Louise > Banff(Coach) This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch (not included), 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.

Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., 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.

Overnight at: Silverleaf: Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Banff Spirngs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 7: Banff > Calgary with Summit Helicopter Tour(Coach) Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today's adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies.

Overnight at: Silverleaf: Delta Calgary Downtown - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Junior Suite

Day 8: Calgary Departure Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

Reverse Itinerary

Day 01: Calgary Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in "The Heart of the New West" independently.

Overnight at: Silverleaf: Delta Calgary Downtown - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Junior Suite

Day 2: Calgary > Banff with Summit Helicopter Tour(Coach) Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue onto Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late afternoon.

Overnight at: Silverleaf: Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Banff Spirngs Hotel - Deluxe Room

Day 3: Banff > Lake Louise(Coach) 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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.

Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 pm, scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 pm. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Overnight at: Silverleaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 4: Lake Louise > Jasper(Coach) Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.

Overnight at: Silverleaf: The Crismon Jasper - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 5: Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.

Overnight at: Silverleaf: The Crismon Jasper - Standard Room Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 6: Jasper > Kamloops(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Jasper 8:10 am Arrive Kamloops 5:00 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 7: 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 will be served onboard the train

Depart Kamloops 7:35 am Arrive Vancouver 5:30 pm

Overnight at: Silverleaf: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Goldleaf: Four Seasons Hotel - Deluxe City View Room Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 8: Vancouver Departure Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver 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 Kamloops • 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 Kamloops • 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 onboard the train

• Independent rail/coach tour • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer 'Journey through the Clouds' Railtour, Silverleaf or Goldleaf Service. • 2 breakfast and 2 lunches on board the train • 7 nights accommodation • Vancouver lookout • Jasper Highlights Tour • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing • Calgary Tower • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops & Jasper • Luggage handling • National Park Pass

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017 Departures

Vancouver to Calgary

SilverLeaf Service

Apr 17, 24

Apr 27

May 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25

May 29

Jun 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Jul 3, 6, 10

Jul 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

Aug 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31

Sep 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25

Sep 28

Oct 2, 5, 9, 12

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service

Apr 17, 24

Apr 27

May 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25

May 29

Jun 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Jul 3, 6, 10

Jul 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

Aug 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31

Sep 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25

Sep 28

Oct 2, 5, 9, 12

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service

Apr 17, 24

Apr 27

May 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25

May 29

Jun 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Jul 3, 6, 10

Jul 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

Aug 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31

Sep 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25

Sep 28

Oct 2, 5, 9, 12

Meal Plan

2017 Departures

Calgary to Vancouver

SilverLeaf Service

Apr 15, 22

Apr 25

Apr 29

May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27

May 30

Jun 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

Jul 1, 4

Jul 8, 12, 15

Jul 18, 22, 25, 29

Aug 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Sep 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23

Sep 26

Sep 30

Oct 3, 7, 10

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service

Apr 15, 22

Apr 25

Apr 29

May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27

May 30

Jun 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

Jul 1, 4

Jul 8, 12, 15

Jul 18, 22, 25, 29

Aug 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Sep 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23

Sep 26

Sep 30

Oct 3, 7, 10

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Deluxe Service

Apr 15, 22

Apr 25

Apr 29

May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27

May 30

Jun 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

Jul 1, 4

Jul 8, 12, 15

Jul 18, 22, 25, 29

Aug 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

Sep 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23

Sep 26

Sep 30

Oct 3, 7, 10

Meal Plan

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$688

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$7,169

$1,056

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$4,419

$4,419

$4,978

$5,135

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$4,968

$4,110

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$684

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$5,531

$6,045

$6,654

$6,654

$7,424

$7,533

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$7,525

$7,525

$7,525

$7,351

$5,841

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$1,052

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$6,813

$7,380

$8,143

$8,143

$8,907

$9,120

$9,120

$9,425

$9,120

$9,120

$9,120

$8,839

$7,169

$7,169

$1,052

Departs

2017 Departure Dates from Vancouver Monday and Thursday
Apr 17 24 27
May 1 4 8 11 15 18 22 25 29
Jun 1 5 8 12 15 19 22 26 29
Jul 3 6 10 13 17 20 24 27 31
Aug 3 7 10 14 17 21 24 28 31
Sep 4 7 11 14 18 21 25 28
Oct 2 5 9 12 2017 Departure Dates from Calgary Tuesday and Saturday
Apr 15 22 25 29
May 2 6 9 13 16 20 23 27 30
Jun 3 6 10 13 17 20 24 27
Jul 1 4 8 11 15 18 22 25 29
Aug 1 5 8 12 15 19 22 26 29
Sep 2 5 9 12 16 19 23 26 30
Oct 3 7 10

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 Kamloops is of a moderate standard

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation from/to Vancouver airport • Transportation to/from Calgary airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Fuel surcharges

Book by 31 March and enjoy up to $600 CAD in added value.

Receive $600 CAD per couple in added value credit on a qualifying 2017 Rocky Mountaineer package of 8+ days (7 nights or more) and $300 CAD per couple in added value credit on a qualifying package of 5-7 days (4-6 nights) booked in any class of service from the 2017 brochure.

Credits can be used toward: • Adding other Rocky Mountaineer routes • Coastal Passage packages of 9 days or longer. • Extra accommodation nights in Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria or Calgary • Additional activities and tours • Meal plans and meals • Transfers • Extension days on a car rental Rail & Drive package • Adding a car rental to a qualifying package • Adding an Alaska Cruise to your qualifying package

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.

Book by 15 May and single travellers pay no single supplement!

Offer valid for travel between April 1- May 31, 2017. Offer is applicable to 2017 Rocky Mountaineer packages of five or more days. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to availability. Offer valid for bookings made until May 15,2017.