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Vancouver to Calgary / 7 nights, 8 days
Book by 31st Aug 2014


All of the must-see sights of the Canadian Rockies are included in this seven-night itinerary. Spend two days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Along the way take a tour of Jasper's highlights, the Icefield parkway, Yoho Park, and Banff, and take a flightseeing tour on a Summit Helicopter.

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Please note a fuel surcharge from £37 per person will apply to the above rates, please contact our Canadian Sales specialist for further details.

Western Explorer Departure Dates: Eastbound Departures - Mondays & Thursdays

Jun 2014 2, 5, 9, 12 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Jul 2014 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
Aug 2014 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Sep 2014 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 25, 29

This route is also available in reverse, call for more information and prices

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Western Explorer Prices

Date Redleaf Silverleaf Goldleaf Fairmont SAVE
10 Jul 14 - 25 Sep 14 £1745 £2035 £2755 £3019 10%
29 Sep 14 - 29 Sep 14 £1685 £1975 £2625 £2889 10%
Prices per person twin share, based on Eastbound Departures
Please call for prices for Westbound, Single, Triple and Child (2-11 yrs)

Please note a fuel surcharge from £37 per person will apply to the above rates, please contact our Canadian Sales specialist for further details.

Exclusives - Rail Seat Upgrade

Upgrade your rail seat to the luxury of the GoldLeaf carriage and enjoy the extra benefits of the Dome carriage for 360 degrees views.

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Western Explorer Itinerary - Vancouver to Calgary

Day 1

Vancouver Arrival
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2

Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. (Breakfast & Lunch provided)

Day 3

Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Jasper
Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper. (Breakfast & Lunch provided)

Day 4

Jasper Highlights Tour
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada’s largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5

Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 6

Lake Louise to Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Day 7

Banff to Calgary with Summit Helicopter Tour
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 8

Calgary End of Tour
Your holiday ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

This route is also available in reverse, call for more information and prices

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What's included

    What's included

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf, SilverLeaf, or RedLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Ice fields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
  • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

    Not included:

  • Flights
  • Transportation from Vancouver airport
  • Transportation to Calgary airport
  • Meals, other than specified
  • Activities, other than specified
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
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Train Tour Service Levels

Rocky Mountaineer Train Tour Service Levels
  GoldLeaf Service SilverLeaf Service RedLeaf Service
Coach Style Bi-level dome Single-level dome Single-level coach
Window Style Fully domed windows with panoramic views upstairs, private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows Oversized domed windows Large picture windows
Included meals served onboard Gourmet à la carte Delicious hot entrée options Fresh chilled meals
Meal service style Served in the dining room Served at your seat Served at your seat
Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts Three to Four, plus full culinary team Three One
Alcoholic beverages Complimentary throughout journey Complimentary wine or beer at lunch Complimentary wine or beer at lunch
Non-alcoholic beverages Included Included Included
Outdoor viewing area Large open-air vestibule Outdoor viewing between coaches Outdoor viewing between coaches
Luggage in Kamloops/Quesnel Delivered to your hotel Delivered to your hotel Overnight bag required
Full storytelling Included Included Included
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Call us to book on 0207 616 9184 (London) / 0141 223 7517 (Glasgow)

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0207 616 9184 (London) / 0141 223 7517 (Glasgow)

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  • Children under the age of 16 MUST be
    accompanied by an adult.

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