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11 DAY WESTERN CANADA LUXURY RAIL AND RESORTS CIRCLE TOUR

CODE
11WCT
STARTING FROM
$8,280 USD
PLACES VISITED
Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff
EXPLORE WESTERN CANADA BY RAIL
Enjoy the circle tour from Vancouver though the Rockies. Discover the mountain towns of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff and enjoy two Rocky Mountaineer rail journeys from Vancouver to Jasper and Banff to Vancouver.
Start Location: Vancouver End Location: Vancouver
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Vancouver sightseeing
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Grouse Mountain gondola ride
  • Rocky Mountaineer rail adventure from Vancouver to Jasper
  • Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake with boat cruise to Spirit Island
  • Jasper planetarium
  • Explore the Icefields Parkway
  • Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Lake Louise sightseeing
  • Banff and Banff National Park
  • Banff Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain
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SAMPLE ITINERARY (CUSTOMIZABLE)
Day 1: Arrive in Vancouver

You will be met upon arrival and transferred by private car to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel located in the heart of the city in a waterfront front location. This afternoon, we invite you to join a gourmet food walking tour where you will sample some of Vancouver’s celebrated dishes and meet local culinary talents. This is a great way to hear the stories and learn from locals about what makes Vancouver one of the best cities in the world to love in.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 2: Vancouver North Shore Sightseeing

Join a fully narrated half-day sightseeing tour in a minibus for a tour to Vancouver’s North Shore, including Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Treetops Adventure forest canopy walkway, Capilano Salmon Hatchery topped off with a gondola ride to the top of Grouse Mountain for a grand birds-eye view of the city, its surrounding landscape of mountains, ocean and forests and to see grizzly bears in the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 3: Vancouver to Kamloops on Rocky Mountaineer

This morning board the Rocky Mountaineer train in its luxurious Gold Leaf Service for the day journey to Kamloops through the Coast Mountains and then the wild interior of British Columbia. Enjoy fully glass-domed windows with panoramic views and delicious gourmet meals featuring regional cuisine made with local produce in the dining room with Rocky Mountaineer’s well-known service.
Overnight: Kamloops
Day 4: Kamloops to Jasper on Rocky Mountaineer

You will continue eastward heading into the scenic Canadian Rockies and the Province of Alberta. The scenery changes as you travel across ranch lands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels, all of which form the rich rail history of rail travel in Canada and almost impossible task of cutting a route through the Canadian Rockies. The next two nights are at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with a lake front location on a world-class golf course. Wildlife will often stop by outside your windows and as are surrounded by mountains and forests.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 5: Jasper Sightseeing

This morning, join a local guide in a minibus for an interpretive tour up the Maligne Valley. The tour will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a guided walk overlooking the gorge, the disappearing Medicine Lake and finally, Maligne Lake where you can either take the boat cruise to Spirit Island or enjoy a guided hike along the Mary Schaffer Loop Trail.Renowned for its breathtaking dark sky, Jasper is also the perfect place to embrace the night and whether you want to stare into the Milky Way or watch an awe-inspiring aurora. Jasper’s dark sky is exceptional during late summer and the fall; you can gather under the dome of the Jasper Planetarium inside at the Jasper Park Lodge. The Planetariums’ experienced astronomy guides will guide you on a tour of the cosmos. Specializing in the night sky above Jasper, visitors have the chance to see the stars above Jasper regardless of the weather. This is a great opportunity to take in a closer look at the heavens over the lakes, canyons, glaciers and mountain tops of the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 6: Jasper to Lake Louise

Travel the famous Icefields Parkway, which links Jasper and Banff National Parks along one of Canada’s highest mountain roadways. Climbing from the low valleys to nearly the tree line, experience three life zones, the montane, the subalpine and the alpine. Along the way stop at major viewpoints including Athabasca Falls and the Columbia Icefield for an Ice-Explorer sno-coach ride and Glacier sky walk. Overnight at the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, surrounded by snow capped mountains and overlooking the postcard perfect Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier.
Overnight: Lake Louise
Day 7: Lake Louise to Banff with Banff Sightseeing

This morning, you will transfer from Lake Louise to the resort town of Banff. The town of Banff is a spirited place surrounded by strikingly beautiful and rugged mountains that seem to burst straight out of the ground. The town site of Banff covers almost 4 sq. kms at an elevation of 1,383 m (4,537 ft), making it the highest town in Canada. Banff is flanked on all sides by towering mountains, including Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norquay, and Cascade Mountain. You may see a herd of elk wandering down the main street during your early morning walk. The lively streets of downtown are lined with top-class restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a vibrant range of art galleries and museums.You start your Banff exploration with passes to the Banff gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain for an unparalleled view of the mountains and valley below and then have the rest of the day on your own. Later, you have evening tickets to the Banff Wildlife Safari. With easy access to pristine wilderness, outdoor adventures, jaw-dropping landscape, and a vibrant history, there are many places to visit in Banff.
Overnight: Banff
Day 8: Banff to Kamloops on Rocky Mountaineer

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the BC Interior. Today’s highlights include crossing the Continental Divide, seeing the famous Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven into the ground.
Overnight: Kamloops
Day 9: Kamloops to Vancouver on Rocky Mountaineer

Your journey continues towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. 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.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 10: Small group tour to Victoria on Vancouver Island

Join a full-day narrated tour that allows you to enjoy both the journey and the destination. Begin and end your day with a cruise between the mainland and Vancouver Island, past the scattering of picturesque Gulf Islands and on to Victoria, capital of the Province of British Columbia. Rich with art, history and architecture, there is plenty to see and do in Victoria. Its mild climate, where flowers bloom year round has helped to earn its name of Canada’s “Garden City”. You will visit the world-renowned Butchart Gardens and discover its numerous statues, fountains and themed garden displays. Conclude the day of exploration with a return ferry sailing to Vancouver.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 11: Departure from Vancouver

You will be transferred to the Vancouver airport for your onward travels.
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$8,280 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.


Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 8 nights of accommodation in selected deluxe hotels
  • Two Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journeys in Gold Leaf Service from Vancovuer to Jasper/Banff to Vancouver
  • All meals included on board the train
  • Return airport transfers from Vancouver AIrport to hotel and back
  • Sightseeing and attractions as included
EXCLUSIONS
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Drivers
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary

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Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
Tour Questions

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your

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