Journey through the Clouds Explorer

Journey through the Clouds Explorer

8 Days / 7 Nights Vancouver to Calgary

Price fromCAD$3,909

• 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.

Please note • This itinerary can be done in reverse commencing from Calgary. Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for departure dates.

Journey through the Clouds Explorer map

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

Overnight in Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver > Kamloops (B,L) 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

Overnight in Kamloops

Day 3: Kamloops > Jasper (B,L) 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.

Overnight in Jasper

Day 4: Jasper Highlights Tour (L) 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.

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

Overnight in Jasper

Day 5: Jasper > Banff (L) Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield 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 Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Banff via Lake Louise late this afternoon.

Overnight in Banff

Day 6: Banff > Lake Louise 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 in Lake Louise

Day 7: Lake Louise > Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour 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 in Calgary

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

• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or Siilverleaf 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

2020

Prices start from

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$3,926

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$5,084

2021

Prices start from

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$3,909

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$4,955

Departs

2020 Departures Aug 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31
Sep 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28
Oct 1, 5, 8 2021 Departures Apr 26, 29
May 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
Jun 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
Jul 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Aug 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Sep 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Oct 4

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars(CAD), and include the Canadian GST • 2020/2021 Prices are subject to change until booked and confirmed • Please contact World Journeys for the updated CAD exchange rate

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

4 free perks!

Book a qualifying 2021 Rocky Mountaineer package of 8 days or more, and pay your deposit by 28 August 2020 to receive 4 free perks: two additional hotel nights' pre or post-package in Vancouver, Calgary or Victoria, 1 x set-menu dinner at a hotel in the destination of choice, excluding rail days and one private airport transfer. Offer applies to new bookings only, in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel on selected dates in 2021. JTC excursion and Rockies and Vancouver Island Circle excursion packages are excluded. Offer is subject to availability. Contact us for further terms and conditions.