The Arctic Circle is the ultimate destination for many. Visit this iconic place as well as beautiful Canada and wild Alaska over 26 exciting days.
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There are still spots in Alaska’s vast wilderness that no one has set foot upon, and in travelling to this wondrous frontier land, you’ll be among the privileged few. This itinerary will treat you to places of pristine wilderness and exquisite beauty, from Denali National Park, with its snowy mountains and sweeping vistas, to the majestic College Fjord in Prince William Sound. You’ll even cross the Arctic Circle. Combine that with the mighty Rocky Mountains and you’re likely to be crossing a few personal, as well as geographic, frontiers.
Your journey to wonder begins with an exclusive two night stay at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Enjoy a welcome dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm.
Meals included: Dinner
This morning the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early, just for Scenic guests.
Later enjoy a tour of Vancouver, one of the world’s most liveable cities.
Meals included: Breakfast
Be pampered with GoldLeaf Service in your glass dome carriage before an overnight stay at a Kamloops hotel, as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Settle in for a two night stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Pick and choose an outdoor activity of your choice.
Choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
The ‘Ice Explorer’ will take you onto Athabasca Glacier where you can indulge your inner child in a snowball fight.
Fine or casual dining, this evening the choice is yours.
Check into your Lakeview room for an overnight Special Stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain and be rewarded by magnificent views of Bow Valley.
Meet a Canadian Mountie, donning the famous red serge.
Canadian, Italian, Japanese, Indian or Swiss cuisines are among your choices tonight.
For your two night Special Stay, you’ll enjoy views from your room at the Fairmont Banff Springs.
Note: In order to provide an optimum touring experience, in some instances Freechoice Dining and Rocky Mountain Round Up in Banff may be provided in a different order; that is, you may experience Rocky Mountain Round Up on your first night in Banff, and Freechoice Dining the following night.
Explore the surrounding natural beauty of Banff your way.
Be treated to an exclusive ‘Rocky Mountain Round Up’ evening of great entertainment, fabulous food and western hospitality.
Discover how life was lived by the voyageurs and early settlers at an exclusive presentation.
Stay overnight at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel in an alpine village.
Enjoy an illuminating presentation on the black bear by expert researcher Michael Allen.
Savour your selection of dining venues.
For the next two nights delight in a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Dine, discover and delight as First Nation’s ambassadors treat you to a unique cultural experience at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground. Enjoy the day, however you choose.
Note: In order to provide an optimum touring experience, in some instances the breakfast at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and breakfast at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler may be provided in a different order; that is, you may experience the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on your first morning in Whistler, and your breakfast at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler the following morning.
Cross the Georgia Strait by ferry, and keep an eye out for whales and other marine life. Many come from miles around just to take photos of the Fairmont Empress, but you’ll get to sleep there for the next two nights on your exclusive Special Stay.
Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional one hour floatplane flight. You’ll arrive at lunchtime, giving you more time to explore (additional expense).
Visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens, a wondrous floral kaleidoscope.
Be as active or as relaxed as you please.
Join your Tour Director for a luxurious seven night voyage on board Coral PrincessSM or Star PrincessSM. Keep an eye out for orcas, humpback whales and bald eagles from the serenity of your Verandah Stateroom. Each evening enjoy included drinks with dinner.
Your wondrous journey continues north.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Alaska’s first city is now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’, so sample some of its fresh local fare.
Alaska’s state capital is only accessible by air or sea. Take a stroll around knowing that you’ll never get lost.
Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, as you will discover.
A steaming cup of hot chocolate will keep you warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
Some of the glaciers of College Fjord are 40 storeys high and tower over even the largest cruise ship.
Visit Alaska’s Wildlife Conservation Centre and discover its unique wildlife, such as the musk ox and lynx.
Enjoy a jet boat ride in Alaska’s remote wilderness on your way to your overnight Special Stay at Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Denali flightseeing - Optional flightseeing over Denali, North America’s highest peak, with glacier landing (additional expense, subject to seasonal operation. Replaces jet boat ride).
Visit Joanne Porterfield’s homestead and learn of a family’s settlement into one of the region’s isolated communities.
The ‘Midnight Sun Express’ glass dome carriage offers opportunity to view Denali throughout your rail journey. Tonight, settle in for two nights at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, your Special Stay.
Be treated to the Music of Denali Dinner Theatre show.
You get to choose how to explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness today.
EnrichEnjoy a Sternwheeler cruise on the ‘Discovery III’ and discover other facets of Alaska, such as facts about huskies and Athabascan village life.
Visit the North Pole, where the spirit of Christmas lives all year. Stay two nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.
Fly across the Arctic Circle and receive a certificate to prove it. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
It’s time to bid a fond farewell after a wondrous journey.
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