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Journey Through the Clouds

Travel through scenic valleys, along the mighty Fraser River, through Hell’s Gate, and past the magnificent Pyramid Falls. This Rocky Mountaineer rail route, only accessible by train, also features the majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. This trip is available from April through to October.

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  •  Includes flights from UK, Rocky Mountaineer train, coach transport, accommodation, some group tours & helicopter tour
  •  Fly into Calgary and out of Vancouver
  •  Includes 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  •  Includes Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver
  •  Extra days can easily be added before or after the tour
  •  Your full holiday pack and itinerary will be sent to you
  •  Your entire package is ATOL protected

Your Itinerary

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Day 1:
Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West” independently. You’ll stay overnight in Calgary.

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Calgary

Calgary,
AB

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Day 2:
Gondola, Helicopter & Banff

Depart Calgary for a full-day tour ending in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you'll enjoy a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon.

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Tour

Banff,
AB

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Day 3:
Banff National Park

Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs.

Free
Day

Banff,
AB

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Day 4:
Yoho National Park

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 remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy magnificent Lake Louise. 

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Lake
Louise, AB

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Day 5:
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 in Lake Louise.

Free
Day

Lake
Louise, AB

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Day 6:
Lake Louise to Jasper

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. You will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.

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Jasper,
AB

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Day 7:
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and today you will enjoy a half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. We'll include breakfast at Maligne Canyon teahouse and a stroll to view the canyon. The rest of the day is free for you to explore.

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Tour

Jasper,
AB

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Day 8:
Rocky Mountaineer

Travel on the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops. On your journey you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide, the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass and North Thompson River

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Kamloops,
BC

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Day 9:
West to Vancouver

As we continue west, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from a desert-like environment through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Mountains and 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.

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Mountaineer

Vancouver,
BC

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Day 10:
Full day in Vancouver

You’ll stay in the same hotel for your next two nights in Vancouver where you will be able to explore this wonderful city at a leisurely pace. We’ll give you a great holiday pack with plenty of hints and tips to ensure that you get the most out of your trip.

Free
Day

Vancouver,
BC

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Day 11:
Full day in Vancouver

Your second full day in Vancouver give you time to visit the historic Steam Clock, Stanley Park or the Vancouver Lookout. Stanley Park is the number one attraction in the city and you can take horse drawn carriage tours too!

Free
Day

Vancouver,
BC

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Days 12 & 13:
Final Morning & Fly Home

Enjoy your final morning in Canada. Later today you’ll take your overnight flight back to the UK.

If you want to add an extra self drive holiday in either Canada or USA to this trip, please let us know and our travel experts will be happy to design a trip for you.

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Morning

Fly
Home

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Choose from our two
Rocky Mountaineer Service Levels

When you travel on the Rocky Mountaineer, you can choose from two service levels. Learn more about them here.

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