2018 JTC Explorer from Vancouver

Tour code XJGE

  • Highlights:
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour including the Ice Explorer, Jasper to Banff (or reverse)
  • Yoho National Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise (or reverse)
  • Experience Lake Louise to Calgary Tour (or reverse), including Banff Gondola
  • Panoramic Helicopter Tour
  • Calgary Tower
  • 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts
  • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Station and hotel transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
  • Luggage handling and National Parks Pass
  • 7 nights hotel
  • from $2,239.20 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 Jasper

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5: Jasper to Banff

Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about is geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterward, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Banff via Lake Louise late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

Day 6: 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 7: Lake Louise to Calgary

Enjoy a full-day tour starting with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Highlights include Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. Admission to the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a Panoramic Helicopter Tour. Your tour ends in Calgary late this afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 8: Calgary

Your vacation ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel.

Departure Dates:

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May: 3   7   10   14   17   21   24   28   31   
June: 4   7   11   14   18   21   25   28   
July: 2   5   9   12   16   19   23   26   30   
August: 2   6   9   13   16   20   23   27   30   
September: 3   6   10   13   17   20   24   27   
October: 1   4   8   11