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Mountain Rails and Northern Lights Adventure

Canada invites you to an unforgettable twelve nights journey with mountain rails to explore Canada like never before. Shop and Hike in Banff, Walk on the Icefield of Columbia, Raft and Ride in Jasper, Listen to the Tales of Cowboy’s in their own Land and Appreciate the Architecture of Vancouver while travelling in the Mountain Rails. Last but not the least, indulge in the scenic splendor of Northern Lights and natural habitat along with many adventures waiting at the Southern Lakes Resort before bidding Canada good-bye.

 

Tour Nights

  • Banff: 2 nights
  • Jasper: 2 nights
  • Kamloops: 1 nights
  • Vancouver: 3 nights
  • Tagish: 3 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWCA03
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourPrivate Tour
  • Fixed Departure

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore the majestic mountains, architecture and natural habitat at Vancouver and Banff
  • Discover the mountains via rail routes, sightseeing and hiking at Jasper and Kamloops
  • Enjoy the scenic Northern Lights and nature at Southern Lakes Resort
  • Experience the comfort of luxury trains, the adventure of icefields and the thrill of the cowboy lifestyle and Gold Rush.

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Arrival in Calgary/Banff
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    Upon your Arrival at Calgary’s International airport, you would board your transfer to the idyllic parkland town of Banff. After your hotel check in and some rest, the day is yours to discover local attractions in the town. You can choose the time to shop from exclusive stores and try variety of delicacies available.  Post exploration; enjoy an overnight stay at a hotel in Banff. 

  • Day 2 Banff
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    This is the day to discover the Canada’s most famous mountain resort town’s exclusives. Depending upon your adventure thirst, you can either arrange a wildlife tour to view one of the many unique large animals in their natural environments, or opt for a guided hike along the myriad of trails that depart either from the town, or from the nearby trailheads along the highway. Post adventure; enjoy an overnight stay at a hotel in Banff. 

  • Day 3 Banff to Jasper including Columbia Icefield Excursion
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    Today you would depart for a full-day sightseeing transfer to Jasper including a stop at the incredible Columbia Icefield along the famous Icefields Parkway. The huge Columbia Glacier covers nearly 325-km2 and dominates the surrounding landscape. An Ice Explorer ride will take you onto the ancient Athabasca Glacier and is followed up by a walk on the Glacier SkyWalk – a glass-floored platform extending 30m out over the Sunwapta Canyon. You would arrive in Jasper late in the afternoon. Enjoy an overnight stay at a hotel in Jasper. 

  • Day 4 Jasper
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    Today is the day to design your own adventure in Jasper! Try thrilling rafting trip down the Athabasca River, or climb aboard a motorcycle sidecar for a different touring experience along the park’s scenic roads. Post adventure; enjoy an overnight stay at a hotel in Jasper. 

  • Day 5 Rocky Mountaineer Jasper to Kamloops
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    Today you will board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a spectacular rail excursion from Jasper to Kamloops. This distinct daytime service allows you to view some of the most fabulous sights in Western Canada. The journey begins at the Rocky Mountains passing through the Kicking Horse Pass taking you to the arid ranch land of interior British Columbia by afternoon, and your arrival in Kamloops will be in the evening. Enjoy an overnight stay at a hotel in Kamloops. 

  • Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Vancouver
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    Today is the last day of your stunning rail experience. The Rocky Mountaineer will take you through the “cowboy country” ranch lands, rushing along the torrents of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers making its way in the pioneer territory. You may also choose to listen to the history and legends of the West en route while enjoying the exclusive services of this luxury train. You would cross the lush farmlands and pass the historic towns to reach and enjoy an overnight stay in Vancouver. 

  • Day 7 Vancouver
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    Board San Francisco-style trolley for a fully-commented city tour today. The day is yours to hop-on and hop-off to sightsee Vancouver’s premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants that includes Gastown, Robson Street, English Bay, Granville Island, six stops in Stanley Park, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, free False Creek ferry ride and free Granville Island walking tour with the Tour Guys. You would enjoy live commentary in English throughout the tour and an overnight stay in Vancouver. 

  • Day 8 Vancouver to Whitehorse / Southern Lakes Resort
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    You would receive individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to help you check in for your Air North flight to Whitehorse today. Upon your arrival in the northern provincial capital, you would be transferred by a floatplane to the Southern Lake Resort. Post that, you would check into your exclusive log built cabin. Experience the warm hospitality of your hosts and you may choose to chat about the adventures here with your hosts. Later in the evening, get ready for your first view of the spectacular Northern Lights as they dance in gre en, blue and scarlet swirls across the sky. Enjoy your overnight stay at the Southern Lakes Resort.  Read More

  • Day 9 Southern Lakes Resort
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    This is the day to explore the natural habitat of Southern Lakes Resort. You may choose to be on your own or ask for a guide but be ready to meet the moose, wild sheep and other large animals of the forest and lake lands. Return on time and enjoy an overnight stay at Southern Lakes Resort. 

  • Day 10 Southern Lakes Resort
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    Today is the day to pick up your favorite from the many guided optional activities available on site such as canoeing, hiking, fishing (depending upon season and weather and application of additional cost) and experience the authentic beauty of the Yukon. Also, you would get to see charming Northern Lights both during the day and the evening. Enjoy an overnight stay at Southern Lakes Resort. 

  • Day 11 Southern Lakes Resort / Whitehorse to Vancouver
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    Today you would be transferred by coach to Whitehorse for your flight to Vancouver. Enjoy an independent transfer to your hotel and an overnight stay in Vancouver. 

  • Day 12 Vancouver Departure
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    According to timings of the return flight, an individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport will be provided to help you board the plane on time. 

Hotels

  • Elk + Avenue Hotel
    Elk + Avenue Hotel
    Star Rating Banff
  •  Marmot Lodge
    Marmot Lodge
    Star Rating Jasper
  • The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre
    The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre
    Star Rating Kamloops
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown
    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown
    Star Rating Vancouver

Elk + Avenue Hotel Star Rating

Banff
  • Elk + Avenue Hotel

The Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in downtown Banff. At the edge of the town centre, this hip hotel in Banff National Park is 2 km from the Trans-Canada Highway, 4 km from the Banff Gondola and 8 km from Mount Norquay ski res

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Marmot Lodge Star Rating

Jasper
  •  Marmot Lodge

It is located on the main street in Jasper, this straightforward hotel is 9 km from Maligne Canyon, 25 km from Marmot Basin ski resort and 34 km from Athabasca Falls.

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The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre Star Rating

Kamloops
  • The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre

This modern downtown hotel is a 3-minute walk from Lake City Casino and a 13-minute walk from Riverside Park. Set 5.9 km from Kamloops Convention Centre.

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown Star Rating

Vancouver
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown

A 7-minute walk from shopping on Robson Street, this low-key hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the Hornby Street Aqua bus, which offers direct access to Granville Island.

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What's Included?

  • ​Transfers between Calgary Airport and Banff.
  • Full day sightseeing, transfer from Banff to Jasper, including a visit to Columbia Icefields (Ice Explorer ride included).
  • Transfer from hotel to Jasper train station.
  • Jasper / Kamloops / Vancouver rail passage on the Rocky Mountaineer (SilverLeaf Service).
  • Transfer to and from Kamloops train station.
  • Accommodation for 11 nights.
  • Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour of Vancouver with Vancouver Lookout admission.
  • Two breakfasts and two lunches on board the Rocky Mountaineer.
  • Flights between Vancouver and Whitehorse.
  • Transfers between Whitehorse and Southern Lakes Resort (coach or float plane).
  • Northern lights viewing at Southern Lakes Resort.
  • Three breakfasts at Southern Lakes Resort.Breakfast is served from 08:00 - 10:00. On Day 11 guests departing early will receive a boxed breakfast instead of a full breakfast.
  • Travel and information kit.
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST.

What's not Included?

  • Return International Flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Airport improvement fee.
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise stated.
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Transfer to and from airport and / or train station unless otherwise stated.
  • Any other services not included in inclusions and itinerary.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 
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