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Reflections of the Rockies

Victoria to Vancouver

Trip Code: URBWI14
14 Days
20 Meals
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
  • 13 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 20 meals - 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner
  • Tipping for land staff and airport transfers

Travel & Accommodation

Gaze across Lake Louise at the accommodation of the luxurious Fairmont Chateau

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Stay on the shores of Lake Louise at this prestigious chateau in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Two brown bears rolling around on the ground together next to tree stump

Bears at Grouse Mountain

Watch for bears at Grouse Mountain Bear Refuge and enjoy breakfast at the Treetop Restaurant.

A bear watching the camera while in the tall grass

Blue River Safari

Watch for bears on a river safari, as you glide through Grizzly Bear Valley in the Monashee Mountains.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
  • Blue River Safari is not available on select dates. Enquire for details
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
North America Map URBWI14 2019
Victoria to Vancouver

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Your journey begins today upon your arrival in Victoria. Be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. After you check in and relax, you will meet your fellow guests and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception later today.

Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa

This morning, enjoy a short orientation tour of Victoria before visiting The Butchart Gardens. Among the most famous gardens in the world, The Butchart Gardens are more than a hundred years old and have a distinctive style all of their own. Spend time wandering through the lovely Sunken Garden and relax in the beautiful setting of the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. Explore the plants and floral displays on show. Then, perhaps take a whale-watching cruise or a horse-drawn carriage tour (own expense).

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an indigenous-inspired feast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and gain insight into the heritage of the local First Nations people.


Drive to the town of Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Admire expansive views of the Coastal Mountains as you journey along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, with a stop at Shannon Falls en route to Whistler. Instead of taking the ferry, you may like to take a floatplane flight across the Georgia Strait to Whistler (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights: Whistler, Aava Whistler Hotel

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  • Dinner

Today is yours at leisure to explore. Perhaps enjoy one of the select experiences available to you. Take an incredible floatplane flight, tour Blackcomb Mountain on a Jeep Safari, or head up to the snowline of Whistler Mountain by 4x4 or snowcat. Other options include a gondola ride, an informative Tree Trek, an adventurous Zip Trek or a breathtaking helicopter flight (own expense).

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an incredible overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village, which offers adventure and serenity in a picturesque setting. Relax amid lodge’s rustic surrounds and enjoy dinner this evening.


After breakfast, travel through the rugged Cariboo region to Blue River.

Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set off on a remarkable River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank.


Today promises fantastic alpine scenery and adventures in the great outdoors. Later, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway and pass the majestic Mt Robson, which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to the fairytale Jasper National Park.

Stay: Two Nights: Jasper, The Crimson

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Mingle with your fellow travellers during a delicious western-style BBQ dinner at Jasper Park Stables this evening and enjoy the surrounding atmosphere.


After breakfast today, you have the full day to take time out and relax or explore Jasper. There is no end to the excitement you can enjoy in this beautiful region. Perhaps choose one of the select experiences available to you today. You might like to take in the sights on a unique and exhilarating Harley Davidson sidecar tour; choose to embark on a thrilling rafting adventure on the Athabasca River or enjoy a memorable evening wildlife experience (own expense).

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and relax in spectacular surrounds.


Visit Maligne Canyon this morning and walk along its deep rocky caverns. Then, travel along the Icefields Parkway, considered the world’s most scenic highway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. After, continue to Lake Louise, the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’.

Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Travel to the glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Banff National Park. This afternoon, explore the town of Banff on a sightseeing tour. Then ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain for expansive views of the surrounding area.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge

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  • Breakfast

Enjoy today at leisure to explore. If you’re after adventure, consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this breathtaking region. Perhaps watch for local wildlife on an exhilarating Bow River float trip or set off on a Banff Experience tour (own expense).

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  • Breakfast

This morning, board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train and settle into your carriage with large windows that provide expansive views of the fabled Rocky Mountains. Pass through the Spiral Tunnels, a historic engineering feat which snakes its way through the region. Then continue through impressive Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in the city of Kamloops late in the afternoon. There is time to settle into your comfortable hotel and enjoy exploring, relaxing and dining this evening.

Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your rail adventure west towards the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, enjoy incredible front-row views of the region’s natural beauty, including Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley. Late this afternoon, arrive in Vancouver where you will spend the next two nights. Settle into your hotel and enjoy free time this evening to explore and try one of the local restaurants for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Insider Experience

Watch for bears and enjoy a delicious breakfast at Grouse Mountain. During your bear experience you will receive early access to the mountain and get to see some of the resident bears explore their habitat before sitting down to breakfast.


Fall in love with the beautiful city of Vancouver and get to know some of its most vibrant areas and best-loved attractions on a fascinating sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your fellow guests.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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