Journey through the Clouds Explorer

Journey through the Clouds Explorer

8 Days / 7 Nights Vancouver to Calgary or vice versa

Price fromCAD$3,556

• Vancouver • Kamloops • Rocky Mountaineer Railtour • Jasper • Icefields Parkway • Athabasca Falls • Yoho National Park • Lake Louise • Banff • Helicopter Tour • Calgary

Travel through dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. The train follows the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo mountains, and climbs even nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide.

See the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mt Robson and continue past Pyramid Falls before climbing over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway and enjoy a ride an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier. A brief stop at Bow Lake is included on the way to Lake Louise. Tour Yoho National Park and view some of its natural wonders including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River.

• Ask us about adding on a stunning Alaskan cruise either pre or post this itinerary.

Journey through the Clouds Explorer map

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfront - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver - Deluxe Cityview Room GoldLeaf: Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Waterfront - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 2: Vancouver > Kamloops (Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Vancouver: 7:30 am Arrive Kamloops: 5:40 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 3: Kamloops > Jasper (Train) Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Kamloops: 7:45 am Arrive Jasper: 6:30 pm

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: The Crimson Jasper - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 4: Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Lunch is included today.

The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: The Crimson Jasper - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 5: Jasper > Banff(Coach) Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Ice field, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Ice field is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible ice fields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Ice field Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Banff via Lake Louise late this afternoon.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Banff Caribou - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Day 6: Banff > Lake Louise(Coach) A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.

Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 7: Lake Louise > Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter (Coach) Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today's adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Your tour ends on arrival in Calgary late this afternoon.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Palliser - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Palliser - Junior Suite

Day 8: Calgary Departure Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

Reverse Itinerary

Day 01: Calgary Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in "The Heart of the New West" independently.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Palliser - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Palliser - Junior Suite

Day 2: Calgary > Lake Louise with Panoramic Helicopter Tour(Coach) Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Lake Louise. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in world famous Lake Louise late this afternoon.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 3: Lake Louise > Banff(Coach) This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.

Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Banff Caribou - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Day 4: Banff > Jasper(Coach) Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Ice field, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Ice field is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible ice fields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Ice field Glacier Discovery Centre. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: The Crimson Jasper - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 5: Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Lunch is included today.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: The Crimson Jasper - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 6: Jasper > Kamloops(Train) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Jasper 8:10 am Arrive Kamloops 5:00 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 7: Kamloops > Vancouver(Train) Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard the train

Depart Kamloops 7:35 am Arrive Vancouver 5:30 pm

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfront - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver - Deluxe Cityview Room GoldLeaf: Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Waterfront - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 8: Vancouver Departure Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

SilverLeaf Service • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • A selection of delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options, as well as tasty snack options, served by a culinary team member at your seat • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • A dedicated culinary team member and two onboard Hosts in each SilverLeaf Service coach • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Service • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom-designed bi-level dome coach • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an à la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • A full culinary team and three or four onboard Hosts in each GoldLeaf Service coach • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

Please note: • All accommodations in Kamloops, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded. • Please be sure to carry any medication with you as you will not have access to your checked luggage onboard the train

• Independent rail/coach tour • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer 'Journey through the Clouds' Railtour, Silverleaf or Goldleaf Service. • 2 breakfast and 4 lunches • 7 nights accommodation • Vancouver lookout • Jasper Highlights Tour • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Banff • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise • Lake Louise to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola • Panoramic Helicopter Tour • Calgary Tower • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops & Jasper • Luggage handling • National Park Pass

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019 Departures

Vancouver to Calgary

SilverLeaf Service + Hotel

15 Apr - 22 Apr

25 Apr

29 Apr - 23 May

27 May

30 May - 27 Jun

1 Jul - 8 Jul

11 Jul - 26 Sep

30 Sep - 7 Oct

10 Oct

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel

15 Apr - 22 Apr

25 Apr

29 Apr - 23 May

27 May

30 May - 27 Jun

1 Jul - 8 Jul

11 Jul - 26 Sep

30 Sep - 7 Oct

10 Oct

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade

15 Apr - 22 Apr

25 Apr

29 Apr - 23 May

27 May

30 May - 27 Jun

1 Jul - 8 Jul

11 Jul - 26 Sep

30 Sep - 7 Oct

10 Oct

Meal Plan

2019 Departures

Calgary to Vancouver

SilverLeaf Service + Hotel

13 Apr - 20 Apr

23 Apr

27 Apr - 25 May

28 May

1 Jun - 2 Jul

6 Jul - 13 Jul

16 Jul - 24 Sep

28 Sep - 5 Oct

8 Oct

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel

13 Apr - 20 Apr

23 Apr

27 Apr - 25 May

28 May

1 Jun - 2 Jul

6 Jul - 13 Jul

16 Jul - 24 Sep

28 Sep - 5 Oct

8 Oct

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade

13 Apr - 20 Apr

23 Apr

27 Apr - 25 May

28 May

1 Jun - 2 Jul

6 Jul - 13 Jul

16 Jul - 24 Sep

28 Sep - 5 Oct

8 Oct

Meal Plan

-

-

-

$3,556

$3,608

$4,013

$4,270

$4,484

$4,583

$4,484

$3,969

$3,810

$795

-

$5,154

$5,154

$5,608

$5,813

$6,237

$6,237

$6,289

$5,825

$5,206

$1,252

-

$5,733

$5,784

$6,289

$6,449

$6,921

$6,972

$7,024

$6,456

$5,836

$1,250

-

-

-

$3,556

$3,608

$4,013

$4,270

$4,484

$4,583

$4,484

$3,969

$3,810

$825

-

$5,154

$5,154

$5,608

$5,813

$6,237

$6,237

$6,289

$5,825

$5,206

$1,260

-

$5,733

$5,784

$6,289

$6,449

$6,921

$6,972

$7,024

$6,456

$5,836

$1,252

-

-

-

$4,652

$4,760

$5,319

$5,784

$6,215

$6,410

$6,209

$5,531

$5,216

$795

-

$7,200

$7,251

$7,806

$8,176

$9,064

$9,064

$9,116

$8,590

$7,355

$1,252

-

$8,407

$8,459

$9,073

$9,436

$10,379

$10,431

$10,483

$9,851

$8,563

$1,250

-

-

-

$4,652

$4,760

$5,319

$5,784

$6,215

$6,410

$6,209

$5,531

$5,216

$825

-

$7,200

$7,251

$7,806

$8,176

$9,064

$9,064

$9,116

$8,590

$7,355

$1,260

-

$8,407

$8,459

$9,073

$9,436

$10,379

$10,431

$10,483

$9,851

$8,563

$1,252

Departs

2019 Departure Dates from Vancouver Monday and Thursday Apr 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Jun 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
Jul 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Aug 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Sep 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Oct 3, 7, 10 2019 Departure Dates from Calgary Tuesday and Saturday Apr 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Jun 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Jul 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Aug 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
Sep 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
Oct 1, 5, 8

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars(CAD), and include the Canadian GST • Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for triple or child prices • Please contact World Journeys for the updated CAD exchange rate • Meal plan includes all breakfast and dinners • Please note all accommodation in Kamloops is of a moderate standard • Ask us about adding on a stunning Alaskan cruise either pre or post this itinerary

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation from/to Vancouver airport • Transportation from/to Calgary airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Fuel surcharges • Hotel early check in/late check out

Receive $500 CAD per couple in added value

Book by March 1, 2019 and receive $500 CAD in added value to spend on extra hotel nights, sightseeing and more.

Offer applies only to new 2019 bookings made by March 1, 2019 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2019 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Further terms and conditions apply, please contact World Journeys for more information.