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Rockies Rail & Sail from Vancouver

The "Skeena"BC FerriesBanff GondolaColumbia Icefield TourBrewster Motor Coach
12 Days/11 Nights

Three great ways to explore Canada's coast and alpine mountains. Romantic train travel, luxury motorcoach relaxation and tranquil ferry cruising offer the best way to view the wild beauty of our western landscape. The northern part of your journey takes you into pristine valleys, and the native heritage of totem poles, expressive art and peaceful landscape. This is leisure at its finest! TOUR RRSE

 
PRICING PER PERSON

Prices are per person listed in Canadian dollars. Subject to applicable taxes. Prices listed do not include discounts or promotions - please inquire. Package prices and itinerary are not finalized until confirmed by a Vacations Canada travel planner.  Contact your travel professional or a Vacations Canada travel planner to customize or build your own vacation package. View Terms and Conditions.


VACATION FEATURES:

Accommodations
- 11 nights hotel accommodation

Meals
- 2 Breakfasts
- 3 Lunches
- 1 Dinner

Sightseeing Excursions and Tours
- Vancouver City Highlights Tour
- Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Tour
- BC Ferries "Northern Expedition" from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert
- Whale Watching or Grizzly Bear Viewing in Prince Rupert (*seasonal)
- VIA Rail from Prince Rupert to Jasper
- Icefield Parkway & Glacier Experience from Jasper to Banff
- Explore Banff Tour

Admissions
- Butchart Gardens
- Glacier Adventure including lunch
- Glacier Skywalk
- Banff Gondola Ride

Transfers
- Taxi transfer in Victoria
- Transfer from Victoria to Port Hardy
- 2 taxi transfers in Port Hardy
- 2 taxi transfers in Prince Rupert
- 2 taxi transfers in Prince George
- Transfer from Jasper Train Station to hotel
- Transfer from Banff to Calgary

Documentation
- Columbia Icefield or Banff Gondola Photograph
- Brewster Sightseeing Excursion discount coupon
- Itinerary, brochures, maps and vouchers
- National Park entrance fees
- Hotel luggage handling


ITINERARY:

DAY 1 - Arriving in Vancouver

Upon arrival in Vancouver, you will transfer to your downtown hotel (not included).

DAY 2 - Sightseeing in Vancouver

A morning tour will introduce you to the many attractions of Vancouver with a visit to Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the beautiful coastal city.

DAY 3 - Touring Victoria

A tour to Victoria today includes a 1.5 hour ferry ride over to Vancouver Island, admission to Butchart Gardens, Victoria city centre, Chinatown and Beacon Hill Park.

DAY 4 - Exploring Victoria

Today is yours to explore the rest of Victoria. You may wish to have high tea at the Fairmont Empress, take a whale watching tour, explore the Royal British Columbia Museum or just stroll the picturesque Inner Harbour area.

DAY 5 - Victoria to Port Hardy Sightseeing

This morning you will board a tour to Port Hardy. Along the way you will see Duncan "City of Totem Poles", Chemainus "City of Murals" and Coombs Deli (where goats graze on the roof). Your journey is enhanced by views of the Gulf Islands, vast farm lands, fishing villages and deep sea ports.

DAY 6 - Arriving in Prince Rupert

This morning, transfer by motorcoach to the BC Ferries Terminal (included), and embark on a full day of cruising the sheltered waters of the Inside Passage. After your nineteen-and-a-half-hour journey, you will be transferred by taxi to your hotel.

DAY 7 - Exploring Prince Rupert

Enjoy either a Whale Watching Cruise or Grizzly Bear Viewing while in Prince Rupert. Depending on the time of year, one of these magnificent animals will be in the area for you to visit.

DAY 8 and 9 - VIA Rail's 'Skeena' to Prince George and Jasper

From waterways to railways ... a morning boarding of VIA Rail begins your discovery of northern British Columbia's forested landscape. Take advantage of the Skyline Car with its 360 degree views from the dome or the casual atmosphere of the lounge car below as the train gently weaves and winds its way to Prince George. The next morning, continue on your rail journey aboard VIA Rail. You may see bald eagles, black bears or moose from the windows of the train. Arriving into Jasper this afternoon, a transfer will be waiting to shuttle you to your hotel. Note: For departures starting in May and end of September, "Touring Class" onboard the train is not available. Passengers will travel in "Economy" that does not offer included meals.

DAY 10 - Jasper to Banff Sightseeing

Today you will drive to Banff via Canada's most spectacular mountain highway - the Icefields Parkway. A visit to the newly opened Glacier Skywalk and a ride on Brewster's all-terrain Ice Explorer on the surface of the Athabasca Glacier is your highlights today (seasonal). After a brief stop at Lake Louise, you will continue on to beautiful Banff for an early evening arrival.

DAY 11 - Discovering Banff

This morning's excursion takes you through the alpine town of Banff and its environs. Visit sights such as the Hoodoos, Tunnel Mountain Drive and Bow Falls. Your final stop is at the Banff Gondola for a 360 degree look at Banff and the Bow Valley.

DAY 12 - Departing Calgary

Transfer by Brewster scheduled airporter service to Calgary International Airport.


*When day tours or attractions are not operational in the off-season, the price will be adjusted or there will an alternative excursion/attraction made available.

*** This vacation is also available from Calgary (RRSW11) ***
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