Reflections of the Rockies
Victoria to Vancouver
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
- 13 nights in premium accommodation
- 20 meals - 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
- Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a Farewell Dinner
- Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
- Enjoy an indigenous-inspired dinner at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and gain insight into the heritage of the local First Nations people
- Awake to stunning mountainscapes at Blue River’s Mike Wiegele Heli Village
- Cruise through alpine scenery on a river safari to Grizzly Bear Valley
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
- Prices include airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
- Variation to itinerary applies on certain dates
- A 21 day variation with cruise is available (URBWIV21)
- Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
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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).Daily :
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 HotelDaily :
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).Daily :
Whistler, Blue River
Enjoy an incredible overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village, which offers adventure and serenity in a picturesque setting. Relax in the lodge’s rustic surrounds and enjoy dinner this evening as you prepare for tomorrow’s adventures.
After breakfast, travel through the rugged Cariboo region to Blue River.
Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli VillageDaily :
Blue River, Jasper
Set off on a river safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank.
The day ahead promises alpine scenery and adventure in the great outdoors.
Stay: Two Nights, Jasper, Mountain Park LodgesDaily :
This evening, mingle with fellow travellers during a Canadian feast at the Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen.
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).Daily :
Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise
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 LouiseDaily :
Lake Louise, Banff
After breakfast this morning, (weather permitting) travel to Moraine Lake. A glacier-fed lake in Banff National Park, famous for its luminous waters and mountain setting. Later, continue to Banff, with time to settle in and explore this charming alpine resort on a sightseeing tour. Banff is regarded as the highest town in Canada, at an elevation of 1,383 metres.
Stay: Two Nights, Banff Park LodgeDaily :
Spend today discovering more of this beautiful alpine resort at your own pace. If you’re after adventure, perhaps choose from a range of select experiences. Join a heli-flightseeing tour, watch for local wildlife on a Bow River float trip or set off on a Banff Experience tour (own expense).Daily :
Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
This morning, board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train and settle into your carriage with large panoramic windows for expansive views of the Rocky Mountains. Your journey takes you through the Spiral Tunnels and continues via Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in the city of Kamloops late in the afternoon. Settle into your hotel, relax and dine this evening.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky MountaineerDaily :
Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver
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. Highlights include 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 perhaps try a local restaurant for dinner tonight.
Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown HotelDaily :
Watch for bears and enjoy a delicious breakfast at Grouse Mountain. During your bear experience you will receive early access to Grouse Mountain, with opportunities to see the resident bears exploring their habitat before you sit down to breakfast.
Later, explore the city of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour, including some of its most vibrant districts, like Gastown and Granville Island. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner with your fellow guests.Daily :
After breakfast your tour comes to an end.Daily :
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