Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer (Goldleaf)

Tour Type: Discovery
Brochure Type: USA Canada and Central America 2024 v2

Your exhilarating encounter with western Canada will have you enjoying breakfast in floral splendor, riding on glaciers and meeting a retired Mountie on your journey into the heart of the Rockies. Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies.

Dining Summary
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 5 Lunch (L)
  • 1 Dinner (D)
Be My Guest
  • Vancouver: Mouthwatering Indian-inspired food and an inspiring family story await at Maan Farms. Get a peek at local farming learning how Maan Farms began producing cole crops, but soon shifted to growing the strawberries, raspberries and blueberries for which they became famous. From one small berry stand, Maan Farms has grown into a place with something for everyone. Enjoy a local Indian lunch of family recipes with an experience on the farm (seasonal) ranging from U-pick during berry season, behind the scenes winery tour or fall pumpkin patch exploration. You'll love getting a glimpse of what rural farm life looks like and seeing first-hand different cultures that make up Canada as a melting pot.
Iconic Experience
  • Vancouver: Vancouver's historic neighborhoods spring to life on a tour with your Travel Director. Savor the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown and admire the Victorian facades, cobblestone streets and charming lighting of Gastown as you make your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park.
  • Victoria: Victoria. A waterfront city of historic sites known for its gardens and British influence. View the Parliament Buildings erected in 1897 with beautiful gardens. Then explore on your own, strolling along the Inner Harbor where you will have the chance to watch street buskers perform or venturing to Victoria's unique shopping areas in Market Square.
  • Vancouver: Go beyond Stanley Park's iconic seawall with a trip to the famous totem pole display at Brockton Point. Delve into history starting in 1920 when four totem poles from the Alert Region on Vancouver Island were created. Originally located on Lumbermen's arch and Prospect Point, they were moved to their current location at Brockton Point in 1962, with thee display growing over the decades with totem poles from Haida Gwaii and Rivers Inlet.
  • Victoria: Buchart Gardens' lush and expansive garden is a must-see oasis which has been growing in Victoria, BC for over 100 years. With over a million visitors per year, you will love this morning's visit to the gardens before opening hours. Starting with a breakfast on the grounds, you will get to explore the 55-acre garden rich with ever-changing colors and blooms before the crowds arrive.
  • Mount Robson: Mount Robson, one of the world's crown jewels awaits. Admire one of the finest views in the Rocky Mountains of this UNESCO-listed icon which is also the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972 feet. Not only will you bask in a view of Mount Robson but learn from your Travel Director why it's the most prominent mount in North America's Rocky Mountain Range.
  • Jasper: Maligne Canyon promises natural wonders from mosses and lichens on the canyon walls to ice caves, fossils and frozen waterfalls. On this guided walk, admire this incredible natural landmark as you cross bridges built across various points of the canyon. As the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park, you pass incredible sights including a spectacular waterfall that makes for a great photo opp.
  • Maligne Lake: See how Maligne Lake is in a league of its own on a scenic cruise. Discover world-famous Spirit Island and get great photo opportunities with beautiful views of the mountains, its three glaciers and Spirit Island - significant to the Indigenous Stoney Nation. Learn about the geology, wildlife and history of this spectacular alpine destination and how, because visitors cannot walk on the island, it remains an enclave of evergreens. And since you can only see Spirit Island from a cruise, you'll love being one of the few who get to see it.
  • Icefields Parkway: Unlock the Canadian Rockies' pristine wilderness on one of the most scenic drives in North America - the Icefield Parkway. This stretch of double-lane highway from Jasper to Lake Louise winds along the Continental Divide through rocky mountain peaks, rock spires, waterfalls, icefields, valleys and more than 100 ancient glaciers. Snap a pic at a viewpoint to capture the beauty.
  • Columbia Icefield: Gear up for a Columbia Icefield Adventure. Board a massive, specially designed 'Ice Explorer' to view one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world, the Athabasca Glacier. Stop at the best spot to walk on, feel and drink from the Glacier. What better way to appreciate this natural wonder? You'll even enhance your visit learning about the Columbia Icefield, how the glacier has changed and the thrill of driving up the moraine deposits to reach the glacier.
  • Athabasca Glacier: A picturesque waterfall awaits at Athabasca Falls. At only 75 feet tall, the rushing Athabasca River tumbles over a wide ledge into a tight canyon - making Athabasca Falls one of the most powerful waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies. Learn how the river and falls are fed with water from the Columbia Icefield glaciers, snowmelt from surrounding mountains and rainwater as you admire these small but mighty waters.
  • Lake Louise: Get ready for a showstopper. Walk down a forest path before coming up upon the unreal turquoise color of Lake Louise popping through the trees for the first time. After this stunning first-time glance, admire the turquoise waters of Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier with its scenic mountain backdrop. Be amazed by the glacier-fed waters fringed by high peaks, deep forests and overlooked by Victoria Glacier and palatial hotel.
  • Banff: Uncover how Banff is in a league of its own. Stroll through the downtown lined with historic buildings as majestic mountains stand tall in the distance. This is your chance to visit the iconic sites and the local spots on a guided tour around town. Stop at Bow Falls for great sightseeing opportunities of the river and the falls. At Surprise Corner, named for its spectacular, surprising views from Buffalo Street, capture a photo of another unique vantage point.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Vancouver: Unlock the diverse living cultures of the Northwest Coast at The Bill Reid Gallery, the only public Gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Indigenous Northwest Coast Art. Explore the gallery's in-house collection, special exhibitions and programs that build bridges between Indigenous and settler populations established by the Bill Reid Foundation in 2008 to celebrate the Haida master artist, Bill Reid (1920 - 1998). On a private, guided tour, learn about Reid's work as an acclaimed master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, broadcaster, mentor and community activist while viewing his art. This experience addresses United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10 by reducing inequalities for minorities or underrepresented people.
Must-see Highlights
  • Explore Vancouver, Victoria, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Columbia Icefield Adventure
  • Visit Mt Robson Visitor Center, Maligne Canyon during a guided walk
  • View Lake Louise, Stanley Park Totem Poles, Athabasca Falls, Mount Robson, Bow Falls & Surprise Corner
  • Scenic Drive along Icefields Parkway
Trafalgar Difference
  • Kamloops: Savor every moment of a Stays with Stories experience at The South Thompson Inn in Kamloops. Once home to a thoroughbred racing stable, this riverfront property still has the original brick manor and carriage houses. You'll love the historic feel of the Inn as you kickback in one of their fireside Adirondack chairs.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Call (972) 270-2213 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18076427

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1VancouverWelcome to Vancouver: A warm welcome is waiting within the soaring peaks of Canada's Rockies. Your epic Canadian Rockies tour begins in Vancouver, one of the world's most international and liveable cities. Spend the day discovering the city's scenic surrounds, then join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening.
Pinnacle Harbourfront
Day 2VictoriaThe Delights of Vancouver and Victoria Make Travel Matter: Vancouver, home to Gastown's Victorian facades, a vibrant Chinatown and towering Sitka Spruce. Embark on a sightseeing tour of the city's historic neighborhood, savoring the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown before making your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park for the first Indigenous experience of the day, viewing First Nations totem poles. Gain insights into Indigenous cultures and values during a visit to the Bill Reid Gallery, the only gallery in Canada dedicated to Northwest Indigenous art, on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience including a docent-led tour and time to explore the gallery on your own. Continue by ferry to Vancouver Island for an orientation of gorgeous Victoria.
Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
Day 3VictoriaAdmire the Colors of Victoria: Today on your Canadian Rockies tour, the Garden City comes to life as you greet the day before opening hours with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens that have colorfully transformed a once unused quarry. After breakfast, enjoy time in the garden before the crowds. Spend the rest of the day exploring the walkable capital of British Columbia perhaps treating yourself to high tea or tucking into local fish and chips. Or, join an optional Victoria Whale Watching cruise and keep your eyes peeled for orca and humpback whales, bald eagles, porpoises and seals.
Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
Day 4KamloopsRelax and Enjoy the Outdoors In Kamloops Stays With Stories: Cruise by ferry to the home of the Maan Family for a Be My Guest experience at their family-run farm. Meet your hosts, fourth generation owners, and learn how they turned one small berry stand into a farm that now provides quality produce to locals. Get the inside scoop on a behind-the-scenes winery tour or seasonal U-pick experience of their strawberries, raspberries or blueberries followed by a tasty lunch of Indian-inspired fare. Next up, you'll make your way to Kamloops for a Stays with Stories experience at The South Thompson Inn. Admire the original brick manor and carriage houses of this former racing stable.
South Thompson Inn & Conference Center
Day 5JasperGaze Upon Mount Robson: The grand peak of UNESCO-listed Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972 feet (3,954 meters), will make you gasp. Stop at the Mount Robson Visitor Center postcard-worthy views before continuing to the raw wilderness of Jasper National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you'll spend the next two nights of your Canadian Rockies tour. If you're eager to start your exploration of the park, join an optional Jasper Guided Hike taking in hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams and glacial lakes with a licensed guide.
Forest Park Hotel
Day 6Jasper National ParkAdmire Jasper National Park: Maligne Canyon springs to life this morning on a guided hike. Later, take to the aqua waters and cruise Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island. Then kick back with more gorgeous views over a delicious lunch with wine at the lakeside Maligne Lake Chalet. Continue your exploration choosing to join an Optional Experience easy rafting trip down the Athabasca River, a route used by the 'fur traders' over two centuries ago, keeping your eyes peeled for local wildlife. Later tonight, take in an optional theater performance highlighting the best of this little mountain town.
Forest Park Hotel
Day 7BanffVoyage to Athabasca Glacier: Get ready for the icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield as you journey along the Icefields Parkway to Athabasca Glacier. Cross its icy terrain, one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world, on board a specially designed 'Ice Explorer'. Your Canadian Rockies tour takes you to Lake Louise, where there is time to soak in the majestic beauty of the lake and its turquoise, glacier-fed waters fringed by high peaks, deep forests and overlooked by Victoria Glacier. Continue on to the township of Banff, in the heart of UNESCO-listed Banff National Park.
Banff Park Lodge
Day 8BanffExplore Banff: Banff is yours to explore - and your Travel Director is eager to help plan the perfect day. Opt to take the Banff Gondola Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird's eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. And after lunch on your own, the Three Sisters Peak or Mt Assiniboine will impress on optional helicopter flights. Then enjoy Banff sightseeing including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and other local sights. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner celebrating all you've seen on your Canadian Rockies Tour.
Banff Park Lodge
Day 9KamloopsStart Your Railway Journey to Kamloops: Your train journey starts as you travel through the Rockies on your way to Vancouver, stopping overnight in Kamloops.
Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
Day 10VancouverDepart Vancouver: Continue your journey by rail through British Colombia to Vancouver. Train arrival into Vancouver is between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, please take this into consideration when booking your flights.
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