Journey through the Clouds Mountain Adventure - Westbound 2019

Tour code SJCW

  • Highlights:
  • 21days of guided hiking CMH Cariboos
  • Panasonic Helicopter
  • Calgary Tower 
  • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola (or reverse)
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Banff to Jasper
  • Jasper to CMH Cariboos Tour (or reverse)
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners (Westbound)
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners (Eastbound)

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
  • 9 nights hotel
  • from $5,328.27 USD
route map

Day 1: Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in 'The Heart of the New West' independently. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 2: Calgary to Banff

Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

Day 3: Banff to Jasper

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and 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. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 4: Jasper to Fraser-Fort George H

This morning your shuttle will pick you up from your hotel and will transport you to the CMH helipad where you will be flown to the Cariboos Lodge. Upon arrival you will have time to settle into your room, receive a quick lodge orientation and a mandatory helicopter safety briefing. Guides will speak to each member of the group and split as necessary to make sure everyone is within their comfort level. You will be outfitted with boots, jackets, daypacks, rain-pants, walking poles and a water bottle. For the rest of the afternoon you will have time to relax in the spa area, get a massage or enjoy a drink and tea goodie by the bar before dinner. Overnight at CMH Cariboos Lodge. Dinner included.

Day 5: Fraser-Fort George H to Fraser-Fort George H

Morning offers choices: join the morning stretch or sleep a little longer. Breakfast is served at 8:00am and the first helicopter leaves at 9:00am. Each group, with its own guide, at their own pace, spends the day roaming and hiking in the mountains. Over the course of the day, the helicopter may move each group to three or four different areas giving you a chance to experience a variety of settings. Lunch is picnic-style with food that you pack from a great selection set out at the lodge each morning. In the late afternoon, you fly back to the lodge for tea, goodies and relaxation prior to a spectacular dinner and an evening of story-swapping. Just as our groups vary, our mileage varies from approximately one kilometre (1/2 mile) to 15 kilometres (9 miles) - guests hike as much or as little as they desire. Overnight at CMH Cariboos Lodge. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner included.

Day 6: Fraser-Fort George H to Fraser-Fort George H

Morning offers choices: join the morning stretch or sleep a little longer. Breakfast is served at 8:00am and the first helicopter leaves at 9:00am. Each group, with its own guide, at their own pace, spends the day roaming and hiking in the mountains. Over the course of the day, the helicopter may move each group to three or four different areas giving you a chance to experience a variety of settings. Lunch is picnic-style with food that you pack from a great selection set out at the lodge each morning. In the late afternoon, you fly back to the lodge for tea, goodies and relaxation prior to a spectacular dinner and an evening of story-swapping. Just as our groups vary, our mileage varies from approximately one kilometre (1/2 mile) to 15 kilometres (9 miles) - guests hike as much or as little as they desire. Overnight at CMH Cariboos Lodge. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner included.

Day 7: Fraser-Fort George H to Jasper

After breakfast you will head to the helipad for your final hike! In the early afternoon, you will fly back to the lodge for lunch and have some time to pack your bags before heading to the helipad to be transferred to your ground transportation to Jasper. You will depart at 3:15pm and arrive in Jasper at 5:30pm. Overnight in Jasper. Breakfast & lunch included.

Day 8: Jasper to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Please note all accommodations in Kamloops are of moderate standard. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard.

Day 9: Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey 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. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard.

Day 10: Vancouver

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Departure Dates:

MonthDates
July: 18   21   
August: 8   11