2017 Western Explorer Excursion from Calgary

Tour code EJEW

  • Highlights:
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise (or reverse)
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff (or reverse)
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • Banff to Calgary transfer (or reverse)
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
  • Luggage handling and National Parks Pass
  • 5 nights hotel
  • from $2,079.20 USD
route map

Day 1: Calgary to Banff

Depart Calgary (or Calgary International Airport) today and transfer to Banff. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains, or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Banff.

Day 2: Banff to Lake Louise

A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders, including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 3: Lake Louise to Jasper

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via the Icefields Parkway. Highlights include Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, and Athabasca Falls. At the Columbia Icefield, ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 4: Jasper to Kamloops

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops. You will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 5: Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. 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. Today's rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver.

Day 6: Vancouver

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Departure Dates:

MonthDates
April: 17   24   27   
May: 1   4   8   11   15   18   22   25   29   
June: 1   5   8   12   15   19   22   26   29   
July: 3   6   10   13   17   20   24   27   31   
August: 3   7   10   14   17   21   24   28   31   
September: 4   7   11   14   18   21   25   28   
October: 2   5   9   12