2017 Western Explorer Excursion from Vancouver

Tour code EJEE

  • 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: Vancouver

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

Day 2: Vancouver to Kamloops

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops. 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. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 3: Kamloops to Jasper

Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park.

Day 4: Jasper to Lake Louise

Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield, where you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, a stop will be made at Bow Lake. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 5: Lake Louise to Banff

This morning explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, 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. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 6: Calgary

After checking out from your hotel, transfer by motorcoach to downtown Calgary (or Calgary International Airport), where your vacation ends.

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