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Vancouver & the Rockies by Rocky Mountaineer



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$8,690 USD
Journey Type
Time of Year
Cities & Landmarks
Vancouver, Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park, Calgary, Jasper National Park
Rockies Train Tour
Jasper National Park


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Spectacular two-day rail journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer in a GoldLeaf Service glass-dome train car from the Vancouver coast to Canada’s Rocky Mountains


Accommodations in four acclaimed Fairmont hotels and resorts – the Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver and three Fairmont resort hotels in Jasper National Park and Banff National Park


Floatplane flightseeing excursion over the Gulf Islands from Vancouver to Victoria




Docent-led tour of the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, a showcase for contemporary aboriginal art, and a visit to Stanley Park


A drive along the stunning Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise





Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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The World Next Door

A journey that will transport you, body and soul... from the sophisticated seaport city of Vancouver... to a classic train ride aboard the Rocky Mountaineer through unspoiled wilderness... to the snowy peaks and glacial lakes of the Canadian Rockies... experience nature at its most spectacular.

Explore Vancouver, known for its culinary innovation, art scene, and beautiful mountain backdrop, where you’ll take in bird's-eye views by floatplane, enjoy a private visit to a First Nations art gallery, and more... Ride the rails into the Canadian Rockies onboard Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying breathtaking scenery from a GoldLeaf Service glass-dome coach... Travel along the Icefields Parkway, discovering Athabasca Glacier by Ice Explorer... and stay at four premier Fairmont resort hotels in Vancouver and in Jasper and Banff National Parks!

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Into the Rockies by rail aboard Rocky Mountaineer

Stay at four acclaimed Fairmont resorts

Nights 1, 2, 4 – 8

Spend seven nights at four luxury Fairmont resorts in Vancouver & the Canadian Rockies

Your “Vancouver & The Rockies by Rocky Mountaineer” journey includes a total of seven nights spent in accommodations at four of Western Canada’s finest Fairmont luxury resorts: Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, BC; Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta’s Jasper National Park; and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs, both historic Canadian Rockies resort hotels originally built by the Canadian Pacific Railway over a century ago, set amidst the natural treasures of Banff National Park.

Flightseeing over Vancouver & the Gulf Islands

Day 2

A bird's-eye view of Vancouver and the Gulf Islands by floatplane

As far as geographical names go, British Columbia’s scenic Gulf Islands can be a bit daunting. First of all, the more than 200 Gulf Islands are actually located not in a “gulf” but in the Strait of Georgia (which has nothing to do with the US state or the former Soviet republic), set between large Vancouver Island to the west, and the British Columbia mainland (where the city of Vancouver is situated) to the east. And to make things even more interesting, the islands include towns with names like Vesuvius and Ganges. But seeing these beautiful, pristine islands – home to many parks and protected areas – from the air is indeed a highlight of your flightseeing trip by floatplane from Vancouver's Coal Harbour that takes you aloft for a bird’s-eye view of the city and environs.

Explore Athabasca Glacier aboard an Ice Explorer

Day 6

Walk on the surface of Athabasca Glacier during a journey aboard an Ice Explorer

Learn all about glaciers and nature's mighty power when you visit the Columbia Icefield (largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains – its glacial water flows to the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans) and walk on Athabasca Glacier via a journey aboard the Ice Explorer, a vehicle designed especially for traveling across glacial ice.


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More Time – For all 2021 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days prior to departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

No change fees – Any Tauck, any time. If your 2021 plans do change any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Tauck journey of your choice.

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Please note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021 journeys only; deposit must be made at time of booking (does not apply to air travel and Tauck protection plans). Ask for complete details.

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