CANADIAN ROCKIES VIA RAIL “FLY / LAND”

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! This tour has something for everyone — from National Parks to the rugged outdoors of Alaska, discover all of the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Alaska!

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Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! This tour has something for everyone — from National Parks to the rugged outdoors of Alaska, discover all of the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and Alaska!

Airline tickets are purchased 45 days prior to departure and become the property of the passenger. They are valid for one year and not refundable by Sunshine Tours. Travel Protection available for an additional $425.

*PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR*

Tour Features

  • Motorcoach Transportation to Airport
  • Round Trip Jet Transportation
  • 7 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Admission to All Listed Attractions
  • Baggage Handling at Hotels
  • Services of a Tour Director

Highlights From This Tour!

Tour Itinerary

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1 VANCOUVER

We board our flight to Vancouver, one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in North America. Vancouver dazzles with views of the Pacific Ocean, majestic mountains and a glittering skyline. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

2 VANCOUVER ISLAND / VICTORIA

Today we ferry through the scenic Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival visit the world famous Butchart Gardens to stroll among fifty acres of floral gardens, fountains and meandering paths. Then we visit Victoria, British Columbia’s beautiful capital. Enjoy a Victoria City Tour featuring the Inner Harbor, the imposing Parliament Building constructed in 1897 and views of the famous Empress Hotel. Enjoy a bit of leisure time to take in the city’s turn of the century Victorian charm or shop in the downtown heritage district. Later we return to Vancouver by ferry.

3 VANCOUVER / OVERNIGHT ON TRAIN

This morning we enjoy a Vancouver City Tour including Stanley Park, famous for its colorful Indian totem poles, Chinatown & Gastown, Vancouver’s turn of the century pedestrian mall lined with shops and restaurants along cobblestone streets. This afternoon we board VIA Rail’s train, The Canadian, for memorable 2 Day & overnight rail excursion into the awe inspiring Canadian Rockies. Explore the train before settling into your comfortable Berth in the Sleeper Plus Train Car featuring washrooms and a shower. Dinner is included with this class along with exclusive access to the Park Car for panoramic views.

4 CANADIAN ROCKIES BY VIA RAIL / JASPER NATIONAL PARK / MALIGNE LAKE

The Canadian winds along the North Thompson River passing towering peaks and glacial valleys in a vast wilderness once only accessible by rail. Enjoy the views of the incredible passing scenery like Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Cross the Continental Divide into Alberta before arriving in Jasper for a one-night stay. This afternoon discover Jasper National Park, whose incredible scenery is comprised of carefully protected ecosystems, and is a photographer’s paradise. This afternoon we visit the Maligne Canyon, a Jasper landmark. Next Watch for wildlife as we drive to see the crystal blue waters of Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies.

5 JASPER / ICEFIELDS PARKWAY / BANFF

Today travel south along the Icefields Parkway, linking Jasper and Lake Louise, one of North America’s most spectacular drives. Travel the road as it winds between snow-domed peaks and immense hanging glaciers; you may see elk, deer, bighorn sheep, or bear. Stop to see the raw power of the Athbasca Falls. Later we take a ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the 1000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier part of the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest ice masses outside of the Arctic Circle. Then we travel into Banff National Park and arrive at our hotel in the quaint town of Banff for a three-night stay.

6 BANFF / YOHO NATIONAL PARK / LAKE LOUISE

Today we view two of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies. First we stop to view spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks before visiting the Chateau Lake Louise, located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we will capture spectacular views and photos of Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier. Then we travel through Kicking Horse Pass in Yoho National Park to see the Natural Bridge, the remarkable Spiral Tunnels and cross the Continental Divide before returning to Banff. This evening you will have free time on your own.

7 BANFF AREA TOUR / AFTERNOON AT LEISURE

This morning we enjoy a Banff Area Tour including Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and the Hoodoos. Later you can explore Banff and the surrounding area on your own. An optional tour will be available for you this afternoon. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers in the Banff area.

8 BANFF / CALGARY

This morning we make our way to Calgary and fly home filled with wonderful memories of our Canadian Rockies VIA Rail Tour.

8 Days

Pricing

Lodging & Tour

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double
$5,310.00
single
$6,095.00
Area 6 pricing
double
$5,310.00
single
$6,095.00

Deposit

$150 Per Person

Deposit

$150 Per Person (Area 6)

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