Mountains, Peaks & Glaciers – Via Rail
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Highlights: Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour, Vancouver City Tour, Overnight travel on Via Rail, Discover Jasper Tour, Ice Explorer Ride at Columbia Ice-fields, Lake Louise, Discover Banff Tour with Sulphur Mountain Gondola, 12 Minutes Summit Helicopter Tour
Day 01: Vancouver
On arrival transfer from Vancouver International Airport to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Vancouver
After breakfast proceed on Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour. This tour starts from sea level to 4,000 feet above Vancouver, cross the Lions Gate Bridge, see British Property's exclusive homes, gardens, vistas. Visit Capilano Salmon Hatchery to observe at close range the salmon returning to spawn at this beautiful river site. Later proceed to Capilano Suspension Bridge. Visit the 230 ft. (77m) bridge overlooking the magnificent canyon. See traditional totem pole carvers, large totem pole display, native displays, occasional dancing and historic logging exhibits. Walk through and admire the impressive living forest exhibit. Grouse Mountain - Ride the famous Skyride to this 3700 ft. (1300m) high mountaintop playground. Ample time to visit Theatre in the Sky 'Born to Fly' Seasonal logging shows, Peak Chairlift and other activities.
Day 03: Vancouver/Jasper
After breakfast morning at leisure, afternoon checkout and proceed on Vancouver City Tour. This tour offers the very best of Vancouver's sights, sounds and spectacular scenery. See Canada Place, Robson Street, the Public Library, Sports Venues, Theatres, Chinatown and Gastown. Soak in the natural splendour of Stanley Park’s Totem Poles and sightsee from Prospect Point. Pass the West End high-rises and the beaches of English Bay. Visit the vibrant Granville Island with its public market, unique shops, restaurants and galleries along the water. Visit The Lookout to take the glass elevator to the 360° views. Later drop off at Pacific Central Station to connect Via Rail Train at 8.30 pm for overnight journey to Jasper.
Day 04: Jasper
On arrival at 4.00 pm, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Jasper
After breakfast proceed on Discover Jasper Tour. Jasper, fascinating in beauty and history, is set amidst some of the most rugged peaks in the Rockies. This 3 hour tour encompasses some the most outstanding features of the area including Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and Maligne Canyon with its narrow gorge and limestone walls falling 50 metres below.
Day 06: Jasper/Lake Louise/Banff
After breakfast checkout and transfer to Banff. Built in 1940, the famous Icefields Parkway links Jasper and Banff National Parks along one of Canada's highest mountain roadways. Climbing from the low valleys to nearly treeline, experience three life zones, the montane, the subalpine and the alpine. Along the way stop at major viewpoints of Athabasca Falls, Columbia Icefield, Crowfoot Glacier, and Peyto Lake. At the Icefields Centre you have time to visit the giftshop, the Glacier Gallery or snack at the restaurant, and ride on a Ice Explorer (included). On your way to Banff, experience the breathtaking waters of Lake Louise and the dominant Victoria Glacier. Upon arrival in Banff, you will be dropped off at the hotel.
Day 07: Banff/Calgary
After breakfast proceed on Banff sightseeing tour. Your morning tour guides you through the town of Banff and its environs. You'll ascend Tunnel Mountain Drive to view the town of Banff and visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. There will be a brief stop at Lake Minnewanka as well a stop at Sulphur Mountain for anyone who wishes to ride the Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain (Gondola ride included). Fare includes admission to the Cave and Basin. Afternoon checkout and transfer to Calgary. On the way stop at Kananaskis for the most powerful experience in the Rockies, a 12 minute Summit Helicopter Tour offering stunning views and remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Later continue your journey to Calgary Airport to connect flight to onward destination.
Cost Include

    • Five nights accommodation.
    • Daily breakfast at restaurant in the hotel.
    • Arrival transfer in Vancouver by private air-conditioned vehicle with meet and greet services on arrival.
    • Overnight travel by Chair Car on Via Rail from Vancouver/Jasper.
    • Inter-city transfers on sic basis from Jasper/Lake Louise/Banff/Calgary.
    • Sightseeing tours on sic basis with local English speaking driver/guide.
    • Entrance fees to visit attractions as per itinerary.
    • Hotel taxes.
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