Lakes and Mountains from Vancouver Escorted Holiday in BC and Alberta by Train and Bus
The Canadian Rockies are a beautiful outdoor show. Explore mountains, canyons and rivers between Vancouver and Jasper onboard the pampered comfort of VIA Rail's 'Canadian'. Ride a gondola to the top of an alpine mountain, walk on a 300 year-old glacier and visit numerous emerald green lakes and waterfalls. The scenery is spectacular - and it's waiting for you!
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Your Brewster holiday begins with an evening departure from Vancouver on VIA Rail's Silver & Blue service, bound for Jasper. (Transfer to the train station is on your own).
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Arrive in Jasper. The evening is yours to explore the sights and shops of this stunning alpine resort town. On Day 3 depart on a tour of Jasper with the Maligne Lake Coach & Cruise Guided Excursion (only operates from May to October).
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Journey the amazing Icefields Parkway bound for Lake Louise. Enroute you'll stop at the Columbia Icefield and enjoy an Ice Explorer ride (included, but seasonal) on the Athabasca Glacier.
1 night in Lake Louise.Close
Lake Louise to Banff
Enjoy a free morning in Lake Louise. This afternoon, you will join an excursion to Emerald Lake and Yoho Valley (seasonal) before arriving in Banff.
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This morning’s excursion tours through the town of Banff and its environs. Ascend Tunnel Mountain Drive to view Bow Falls and the Hoodoos, followed by a visit to Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake. Then take a ride (included) on a gondola car to the top of Sulphur Mountain. In the afternoon take a short excursion to Lake Minnewanka, one of Alberta’s largest bodies of water for a boat cruise. The cruise is approximately 1 hour, travelling beneath the jagged peaks of Mount Aylmer and Mount Inglismaldie, the Hoodoo clusters and into Devil’s Gap. Big Horn sheep, deer, bears and eagles are frequently seen at the water’s edge. Return to Banff via picturesque Two Jack Lake and majestic Mount Rundle. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own or wander through Banff's boutiques, cafés and museums.Close
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6 nights accommodation
'VIA Rail's' Sleeper Plus class (meals onboard)
Brewster Luxury Motorcoach with driver/guide
'Discover Banff' Excursion
Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls Guided Excursion from Lake Louise (seasonal)
Jasper to Lake Louise Excursion
Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience (seasonal)
Discover Jasper and Maligne Lake Cruise (seasonal*)
Cave and Basin Historic Site Admission
Banff Gondola Admission
Jasper train station transfer, hotel luggage handling, National Park fees and gratuities on included meals.
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