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CANADIAN ROCKIES BY TRAIN - FIRST PASSAGE TO THE WEST JULY 23 - JULY 30, 2022

STEP OFF THE TRAIN AND INTO THE WORLD.

Discover the most captivating destinations of Western Canada. Each one is memorable in its own way, from vibrant cities and quaint towns to stunning national parks flanked by towering mountains. The journey unfolds a series of magical experiences, with every moment seeming to surpass the one that came before it.

Gold Leaf

Bi-level glass-dome coach

Exclusive dining room

Large outdoor viewing platform

Gourmet cuisine

Four Hosts and full culinary team

As if it couldn’t get any better. Luxury onboard service takes your experience to the next level, on a bi-level coach, no less. With our private lower-level dining room and full culinary team, panoramic views, and an outdoor viewing platform, this is a journey that must be travelled.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

Day 1: Jul 23, 2022

Board your private motorcoach and transfer to your Calgary hotel.

Delta Calgary Downtown

Renowned for its genuine hospitality, the Delta Calgary Downtown is ideally located in downtown Calgary at the intersection of the city's business and cultural districts. Enjoy convenient access to all venues through the Calgary Skywalk system and public transportation, which makes exploring our city that much easier. When you return at the end of the day, expect the comforts of home.

Day 2: Jul 24, 2022

Group Breakfast at Delta Calgary Downtown

Breakfast Meal Plan: Please confirm with the front desk the location and time for this morning's breakfast. Note: All taxes and gratuities are included with your hotel meal plan. Alcoholic beverages are available for an additional cost.

Sightseeing Tour: Calgary to Banff/Lake Louise

Board your private motorcoach for your transfer to Banff including a full day of sightseeing. Highlights include the Hoodoos rock formations, Surprise Corner and Tunnel Mountain Drive. 

Banff Gondola CBL

Climb Sulphur Mountain in a record-breaking eight minutes and get a bird's-eye view of six mountain ranges. Sorry, did we say 'climb'? We mean 'ascend in style' in your fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin!

Group Heritage Park Historical Village

Discover How the West was Once at Canada’s largest living history museum, Heritage Park Historical Village. This 127-acre attraction is home to the year-round Gasoline Alley Museum and is nestled on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir with the picturesque backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Meet friendly townsfolk in full period costume as you stroll down the wooden boardwalks or pop into any number of working shops, businesses or homes.

Group Meal at Heritage Park Historical Village - Group Lunch - Selkirk

National Parks Pass

Your admission to Canadian national parks is included in your package. Your pass is only valid for the number of days that you have booked accommodation in a National Park through Rocky Mountaineer.

The Moose Hotel & Suites

The Moose Hotel & Suites offers mountain elegance in warm, rich and natural materials. Located a 1-minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air condition guest rooms, with a combination of one and two bedroom suites and private outdoor hot pool, a bright indoor swimming pool, exercise room on the 3rd floor and 2 spectacular rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rockies. Dining is available at Pacini Italian Restaurant, featuring gourmet italian food with authentic flavors and friendly service.

Day 3: Jul 25, 2022

Group Breakfast at Moose Hotel & Suites

Breakfast Meal Plan: Please confirm with the front desk the location and time for this morning's breakfast.

Sightseeing Tour: Columbia Icefields

Board your private motorcoach and enjoy a full day sightseeing tour along the magnificent Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Athabasca Falls and the Columbia Icefields. This icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle as well as being one of the most accessible in North America. It is here you will ride a unique Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier and learn more about its geological features.

Ice Explorer

Tour the Athabasca Glacier in a giant six-wheel drive Ice Explorer vehicle while your guide explains the history of this ancient glacier and points out interesting geological features. Think of it like a "monster-truck meets glacier" adventure where you learn new things!

Glacier Skywalk

Consisting of a 400 metre (1,640 feet) interpretive boardwalk and a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres (98 feet) out over the Sunwapta Valley, Glacier Skywalk takes spectacular scenery and a rare view of nature to unbelievable heights. The award-winning architecture of the Skywalk is a feat of contemporary design.

Day 4: Jul 26, 2022

Group Breakfast at Moose Hotel & Suites

Breakfast Meal Plan: Please confirm with the front desk the location and time for this morning's breakfast.

Sightseeing Tour: Banff & Yoho National Parks

Depart by motorcoach for your full-day tour of Banff and Yoho National Park. Yoho National Park offers magnificent natural wonders like the Spiral Tunnels, the turquoise serene waters of Emerald Lake and a natural Rock Bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. After checking in at your Lake Louise hotel, the remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure for you to explore the breathtaking surroundings of Lake Louise.

Group Lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge

Please confirm with the front desk the location and time for today's lunch.

Group Photography - Lake Louise

Banff Photography will take group photos in front of the lake and develop them within an hour. Photos provided will be 8”x10” photographs in Banff Photography branded folders in the quantity ordered by the client.

Group Dinner at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Dinner Meal Plan: Please confirm with the front desk the location and time for this evening's dinner.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

Day 5: Jul 27, 2022

Group Breakfast at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Breakfast Meal Plan: Please confirm with the front desk which room and for which time your meal will be served. Note: All taxes and gratuities are included with your hotel meal plan. Alcoholic beverages are available for an additional cost. Dress code at all restaurants is resort casual.

Coach Transfer Lake Louise Hotel to Station - Package

Please ensure your luggage is clearly labeled with your name and contact information. Please note you are not required to wait in your room. Guests at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise: Hotel staff will collect your luggage from INSIDE the door of your hotel room 90 minutes prior to your scheduled Pick-Up Time. Guests at the Lake Louise Inn: Hotel staff will collect your luggage from INSIDE the door of your hotel room 60 minutes prior to your scheduled Pick-Up Time. 

A Rocky Mountaineer Host will greet you at the designated location within the hotel. If you did not take advantage of our Advance Rail Check-In service, the Destination Host will be happy to process your check-in at this time where you will receive your boarding pass, information on your Kamloops accommodation, and luggage tags. We will then direct you to your motorcoach transfer and accompany you to the station.

Lake Louise to Kamloops

You will arrive in Kamloops between 6:30pm and 8:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city, or relaxing in your hotel. Please note you will not disembark at Lake Louise.

Coach Transfer: Kamloops Station to Your Hotel

Upon arrival at the Kamloops Station, you will be transferred by motorcoach to your overnight accommodation.

Kamloops Accommodation

Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.

Day 6: Jul 28, 2022

Onboard Host Gratuity

The onboard host gratuity has been included in your vacation package.

Coach Transfer: Your Hotel to Kamloops Station

Early this morning, you will be transferred by motorcoach to the station from your hotel. Your pick-up times will be provided with your final travel documents.

Kamloops to Vancouver

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:35am PT. On today’s journey west, 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. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. You will arrive in Vancouver between 6:00pm and 7:30pm PT.

Motorcoach Transfer: Vancouver Station to Hotel

Board your private motorcoach and transfer to your Vancouver hotel.

Sheraton Wall Centre 

The Sheraton Wall Centre Downtown Vancouver Hotel is the perfect location for strolling scenic Robson Street and Yaletown or making connections in the nearby business and financial districts. Whatever your plans are, you'll find a feeling of welcome unlike any other at one of the best Vancouver hotels.

Day 7: Jul 29, 2022

Group Breakfast at Sheraton Wall Centre

Breakfast Meal Plan: Please confirm with the front desk the location and time for this morning's breakfast.

Sightseeing Tour: North Shore

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver's spectacular North Shore with breath taking views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains. Highlights include the 137 metre (450 feet) Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Grouse Mountain Skyride.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Take a walk across the 137 metres (450 feet) long and 70 metres (230 feet) high bridge perched above the Capilano Canyon then stroll along Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you above the forest floor for a squirrel’s eye view of a thriving coastal rainforest.

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain Resort - Summer season: Tour escorts should pick up their tickets from the Group Host located in the coach parking area directly in front of the Red Super Skyride. 

Day 8: July 30, 2022

Group Breakfast at Sheraton Wall Centre

Breakfast Meal Plan: Please confirm with the front desk the location and time for this morning's breakfast.

Motorcoach Transfer: Vancouver Hotel to Airport

Trip includes:

  • Roundtrip transportation from Avery's in Beach Lake to Newark Airport*

  • 7 nights of hotel accommodations

  • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Train

  • Daily breakfast starting in Vancouver

  • Group Dinner at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

  • Tours listed in the itinerary

  • Onboard host gratuity for the train 

Not included in the tour:

  • Gratuities for drivers and guides during the tour

  • Meals not listed

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Travel Insurance

  • Roundtrip airfare 

Double Occupancy - $4,825 Per Person

Single Occupancy - $6,345

Travel by Lisa strongly recommends travel insurance! 

US residents traveling to Canada: If you have been convicted of a felony, DUI or other criminal offense you may be denied entry into Canada. 

Passport is required for this trip! 

Assistance clause: Travel by Lisa regrets that it is unable to provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, dining and other personal needs. A companion who is capable of and completely responsible for providing it must accompany person needing such assistance. 

Responsibility:

The tours that are arranged by Travel by Lisa who act solely in the capacity of an agent on behalf of its tour patrons in arranging for transportation, lodging, sightseeing and other services and such cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss, delay, injury, or accident due to any act or default on the part of the company or person engaged in providing  transportation, lodging, sightseeing or the other services which are part of the tour. Rates quoted are based on tariffs current at the time of printing and are subject to changes on or before time of final payment. 

Travel by Lisa expressly reserves the right to withdraw any tour or make changes in the tour, with or without notice, that may become necessary, including substitution of accommodations or transportation. No carrier with whom transportation shall be arranged in connection with these tours shall have or incur any responsibility or liability as a common carrier. 

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All rates and fares shown on this program are based on current tariff at the time of printing and are subject to adjustment in the event of changes therein at the time of final payment. The right is reserved to decline, to accept at time of final payment. The right is reserved to decline, to accept or to retain any person as a member of any tour or to cancel or alter the tour.

*Based on minimum number of people traveling

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