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Magnificent Canadian Rockies & Rail

Explore the Canadian Rockies on a 15 day tour from Victoria to Vancouver. Enjoy two days of GoldLeaf service while you ride the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.

15 Day
From (AUD)
$ 11,845
  • 2018 Vancouver > Victoria

    Big, beautiful Canada

    From the aptly-named grizzly bear, which has always inspired wonder and terror in equal measure, to the magnificent elk and moose that roam its forested plains, you’ll be impressed by the scale and splendour of everything in Canada.

    That includes the gracious hospitality of the locals, who’ve become accustomed to the awe their land inspires in visitors. Be swept away by the grandeur of mountains as imposing as any in the world, and giant trees that will leave you breathless with their beauty. Be seduced by vast national parks, and towns more enchanting than you thought possible. Be taken by wonderful food, and buildings transplanted from another place and time. Canada isn’t just big, it’s also big on wonder. It’s not simply a gigantic land, with gigantic landmarks and creatures, it’s also a land with a gigantic heart and soul.

    Tour Code:

    RPRL

    Duration:

    15 Days

    Departure City:

    Vancouver

    Return City:

    Victoria

  • 15 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Welcome to cosmopolitan Vancouver, where your journey of wonder begins. Get to know your fellow explorers and your Scenic Tour Director over a sumptuous welcome dinner, and toast to the exhilarating adventure awaiting you. For the next two nights, you will be exclusively accommodated at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Your luxury hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with culture, restaurants and world-class shopping right at your doorstep, plus you can take advantage of the added bonus of the Scenic office downstairs with our staff ready to welcome you and assist you with anything you may require. Please book flight to arrive prior to 5pm.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Vancouver
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Capilano Suspension Bridge City sightseeing tour
      Enrich

      The best time to be at one with nature is before the crowds arrive. Absorb the tranquility as you are the first to wander amongst the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, with exclusive early entrance to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

      Explore the many and varied sights, tastes and sounds of Vancouver during a city sightseeing tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      One of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, two days of GoldLeaf Service is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for the delicious cuisine made for you on board, so you can enjoy the ultimate treat for the senses as you travel in luxurious comfort, gazing in awe at your surrounds through the dome glass windows and savouring delectable delights in the company of your newfound friends. Stay overnight at your Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer > Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

      Feel your awe and excitement peak as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain into the Canadian Rockies. Sip on local BC wines and beers as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Reach the stunning natural wonder of Lake Louise and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where your Special Stay for the next two nights is in a stunning lakeview room.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 5 - Lake Louise
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet a Canadian Mountie

      For the eager and early riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call so you don’t miss the stunning colour changes painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

      Enrich

      Meet a wearer of the famous red serge, a Canadian Mountie.

      FreechoiceDining

      Fine or more casual dining are among your options this evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Lake Louise > Banff:
      Highlights:
      Banff Gondola, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Ride the Banff Gondola to experience jaw dropping views and settle into your iconic Special Stay for two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a mountain or valley view room.

      FreechoiceDining

      Italian, Japanese, German, Swiss Alpine flavoured or a restaurant with a Bow Valley view are among your selections of restaurants this evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Banff
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice; Enrich - Rocky Mountain Round Up
      Freechoice

      Take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks, a Bow River float trip, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools or play nine holes of golf. Nature lovers may be enticed to take a guided nature walk or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch. In July, there is also the option for a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede.

      Enrich

      Your exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ evening of entertainment, fabulous food and western hospitality. Stetson hat and cowboy boots are optional.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Icefields Parkway > Jasper
      Highlights:
      Ice Explorer Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Travel along the acclaimed Icefields Parkway. Take an ‘Ice Explorer’ on the 6 kilometre long Athabasca Glacier and walk the Glacier Skywalk to truly appreciate nature’s beauty. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife such as bears, elk or caribou. For the next two nights enjoy your stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

      FreechoiceDining

      Choose from a selection of restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Jasper
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Don your leathers and hit the open road on a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, or get amongst nature on a guided hike. You may prefer an aquatic adventure on an interpretive cruise, in a voyageur canoe or rafting down the Athabasca River. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jaspers’ stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon, or rise above it all to take in magnificent views on the Jasper SkyTram.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Jasper > Sun Peaks
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Voyageur presentation
      Enrich

      Discover how life was lived by the voyageurs, pioneers, fur traders and early settlers centuries ago as they battled to establish settlements along Canada’s trading route during an exclusive presentation at your hotel.

      Sleep this evening at the quaint village of Sun Peaks, at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Sun Peaks > Whistler
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Black bear presentation; Scenic Freechoice Dining
      Enrich

      Lovable and cuddly or a ruthless hunter? Michael Allen, a leading researcher on black bears, gives an exclusive and fascinating lecture on this native Canadian.

      FreechoiceDining

      Your choice of restaurants for dinner in Whistler.

      Relish in the luxury of a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Whistler
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight, zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Alternatively take a mountain adventure tour, a jet boat ride, a cycle tour or discover local flavours on a progressive lunch in Whistler Village.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Whistler > Victoria
      Highlights:
      Shannon Falls

      A ferry takes you across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Enjoy an exclusive two night Special Stay at The Fairmont Empress, regally inspired and situated on Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

      Optional Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional one hour floatplane flight (additional expense).

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice

      Meander through the beautiful and diverse Butchart Gardens. Jennie Butchart set out to create beauty out of an abandoned quarry over a century ago and the gardens have been lovingly developed into the floral masterpiece you see today. If you rub Tacca, the Florentine bronze boar’s nose, it is said to bring you lots of luck.

      Freechoice

      Look out for orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively choose to take a scenic floatplane flight, horse and carriage ride, indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress, fish for salmon, or take a guided walking food tour.

      Enjoy dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Victoria

      Bid farewell to your fellow travellers. It’s au revoir, for now.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 5 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 44 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 4 memorable Special Stays
    • 24 meals - 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 8 dinners