Western Canada by Rail on VIA Rail with Calgary Stampede
About Calgary, Alberta
Create a lifetime of incredible memories traveling through the unforgettable Canadian Rockies! Take a snocoach ride on Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, travel across British Columbia on VIA Rail’s the Canadian, and enjoy ferry crossings to/from Vancouver Island—these are just a few of the many highlights on this memorable Western Canada vacation. Begin your trip in Calgary with a sightseeing tour of Calgary’s major sites and daily passes to the Calgary Stampede. Then, travel to Banff, one of Canada’s favorite resorts, for time to hike, relax, or take an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies. On the way to Jasper National Park, stop in Lake Louise and marvel at this world-famous location with its cold waters reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Next, a highlight of your vacation: take a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Continue on to Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada, for two nights.Then, journey on the Canadian for the overnight run west across Canada’s Rocky Mountains to Vancouver. This train ride through breathtaking scenery takes you back to a time when getting to your destination was part of the fun. Along the way, see wild rivers, majestic mountain ranges, and beautiful lakes. Upon arrival in Vancouver, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s major sites. Set sail for Victoria and enjoy a sightseeing tour, including world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of floral displays. Your grand Canadian Rockies vacation ends in Vancouver. This is truly an unforgettable vacation with an amazing itinerary full of beautiful scenery and once-in-a-lifetime activities.
Sightseeing:In Calgary and Vancouver; orientation tour in Jasper, Daily passes to the Stampede Ground, Rodeo admission, Chuckwagon Races, Grandstand Show, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), Stanley Park, and Butchart Gardens. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
CALGARY International Hotel Calgary (SF)BANFF NATIONAL PARK Bow View Lodge (ST)JASPER NATIONAL PARK Lobstick Lodge (F)VIA RAIL Sleeper Class PlusVANCOUVER Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown (F)VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)
4 breakfast, 1 dinner
NOTE: This special departure include all activities on our regular departures with two additional days in Calgary plus Calgary Stampede 2-day admission.
Transportation:On VIA Rail’s The Canadian—Private bedroom from Jasper to Vancouver in Sleeper Plus Class; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; private, deluxe air conditioned motorcoach while touring.