Canadian Rockies by Train
Starting at £347411 days • 13 meals
Tour HighlightsBritish Columbia, Vancouver, VIA Rail, Jasper, Columbia Icefield, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary
TOUR DESCRIPTIONFrom the lush green Pacific coast of Vancouver board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for a once in a lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Arrive in Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake, where you enjoy breakfast with a view! Travel one of the world’s most spectacular roads, the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Feel like royalty while overnighting at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Springs Hotel. Discover the natural beauty of Morainne Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Experience a day on a Ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a barbeque lunch in the great outdoors. End your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary.
- See the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and Mt. Robson – the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
- Stand on the amazing 1,000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier during an exciting excursion at the Columbia Icefield.
- Spend two nights at the magnificent The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, properly nicknamed the "Castle in the Rockies."
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Passport & visa information
Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.
IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients travelling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.
Destination Facts & Stats
Alberta is 2 hours behind Eastern Standard Time. British Columbia is 3 hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.
Like the USA, Canada uses 110 V, 60 Hz. Therefore, it is not necessary to use an adaptor or converter with appliances and devices from the United States.
Highest elevation included on tour is 7,500 feet.