Journey Through The Clouds

DESCRIPTION

Experience the West! This journey takes you to the stunning mountain towns of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff, including a trip to the Columbia Icefields and a helicopter tour through the soaring peaks of the Rockies.

DESTINATIONS

Vancouver,  Kamloops,  Jasper,  Banff,  Lake Louise,  Calgary

TRIP LENGTH

8 Days / 7 Nights Total

2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer

Day By Day

Day 1 

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 

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

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 National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic full-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. Highlights include lunch and a lake cruise at historic Maligne Lake. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper. L. Note: In the event the lake cruise is not operating , interpretive experiences will be offered on First Nations history, foods and culture.

Day 5

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 icefields 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 in Banff this afternoon. Overnight in Banff. 

Day 6

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. Overnight in Lake Louise. 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.

Day 7

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, 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.

What's Included

Services

SilverLeaf Service

GoldLeaf Service

Coach Style

Custom-designed single-level dome

Bi-level dome with seating above and dining below

Window Style

Oversized glass-dome windows for taking in the spectacular views

Full glass-dome windows with panoramic views

Breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat

Gourmet a la carte meals in the lower-level dining room

Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room

Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room

Attended by two hosts, plus one culinary team member

Attended by three to four Hosts, plus a full culinary team

Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks included

Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks included

Small outdoor viewing platform

Large, exclusive outdoor viewing platform

Storytelling Hosts

Storytelling Hosts

Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Quesnel, and Kamloops

Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Quesnel, and Kamloops

Dining

Seating

Number of Hosts

Beverages

Snacks

Viewing Area

Storytelling

Baggage Delivery

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am-12pm​​

​Sunday: Closed

110 9th Street, Suite 102  Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431 United States

lisa@travelbylisa.org

Tel: 570-253-2727