13 Day Grand Rail Circle
13 Day Grand Rail Circle
The Canadian landscape holds many treasures for you to uncover on this tour that takes you through several landmarks, from the beautiful cityscapes of lively Vancouver and the serene resort of Whistler, to the natural splendour of raging waters and snowy icefields in the lands throughout.
Tour highlights
  • Explore the beautiful, lively coastal city of Vancouver.
  • See the beautiful shifting landscapes as you travel over to Kamloops.
  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural wonders found in Banff.
  • Immerse yourself in the alpine resort location of Whistler.
  • Marvel at the spectacular views of frosty icefields in Jasper.
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Day 1: Arrive in Vancouver
On arrival make your own way to your hotel and spend time exploring the city.
Day 2: Vancouver - Kamloops
Travel on Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. During the journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 3: Kamloops - Banff
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranch lands, along rocky lake shores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends that evening in the resort town of Banff.
Day 4: Banff
The morning is free to explore Banff. After lunch, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos.ckies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.
Day 5: Banff
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 6: Banff - Lake Louise
A half-day tour takes you to Yoho National Park to view some of its natural splendour, including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends at Lake Louise where you have the opportunity to explore the area at your own discretion.
Day 7: Lake Louise
Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.
Day 8: Lake Louise - Jasper
Embark on a tour of Banff and Jasper national parks with the Icefields Parkway en route. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest bodies of ice in the south of the Arctic, and Athabasca Falls. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to get a closer look while learning about its icy surface. Afterwards, you’ll arrive in Jasper late afternoon.
Day 9: Jasper
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. 
Day 10: Jasper - Quesnel
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel.
Day 11: Quesnel - Whistler
Enjoy more breathtaking scenery as you travel through Fraser Canyon and cross Deep Creek Bridge - one of the highest railway bridges in the world en-route to Whistler. Overnight in Whistler.
Day 12: Whistler - Vancouver
The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canapé style. Your rail journey ends upon your arrival in Vancouver.
Day 13: Depart Vancouver
The tour ends after checking out of your hotel.
  • 5 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 afternoon snack
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Quesnel and Whistler
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
  • Transportation to/from Vancouver airport
  • Meals, other than specified
  • Activities, other than specified
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
  • Fuel surcharges
  • GST as applicable
  • International flights in Tour Only prices

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