Rainforest to Gold Rush

DESCRIPTION

This journey into the rugged Canadian wilderness is one you'll never forget. Spend a night in Whistler, Quesnel and the quaint town of Jasper.

DESTINATIONS

Vancouver,  Whistler,  Quesnel,  Jasper

TRIP LENGTH

5 Days / 4 Nights Total

3 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 the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your check-in at and motorcoach transfer from your downtown Vancouver hotel, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler.

Day 3

A complimentary motorcoach will pick you up from your hotel at 6:45am PT and transfer you to Pemberton station (approximately a 35-minute drive), where you will board the Rocky Mountaineer train and travel to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel.

Day 4

Your journey continues Eastward today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.

What's Included

Services

SilverLeaf Service

GoldLeaf Service

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

Engaging hosts with stories about historic sites, flora, fauna and wildlife

Engaging hosts with stories about historic sites, flora, fauna and wildlife

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

Coach Style

Custom-designed single-level dome

Bi-level dome with seating above and dining below

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am-12pm​​

​Sunday: Closed

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