Canadian Rockies Discovery
If you're a fan of gorgeous scenery and breathtaking landscapes, then this Canadian Rockies Discovery Eastbound tour is right up your alley!
Discover all the amazing sights Seattle has to offer. Get to know Vancouver from 168m above the ground. Stroll down the charming cobblestone streets of Victoria. Tour the world-famous Icefields Parkway and take an interactive ride on the Ice Explorer. Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Relax in the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
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- 9 nights' hotel accommodations; One-way overnight VIARail® from Vancouver to Jasper
- One-way Amtrak® in Coach from Seattle to Vancouver onboard the Cascades®
- Round-trip ferry service from Vancouver to Victoria
- Tour transfer from Jasper to Banff and shuttle transfer from Banff to Calgary
- 2 meals included (2 lunches)
- Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit in Seattle
- Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
- Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
- Admission to Butchart Gardens
- Sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park
- Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway from Jasper
- Mountains, Lakes & Waterfalls Tour
Welcome to Seattle! Travel on your own to your centrally-located hotel and start exploring the Emerald City on your own! (Overnight in Seattle)
Spend the morning discovering all Seattle has to offer. During your explorations, be sure to visit the Space Needle for a bird's eye view of Seattle. Afterwards, don't forget to view the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit for some of the most interesting and beautiful blown glass sculptures in the world. This afternoon, you'll transfer on your own to Seattle's King Street Station and board Amtrak® for your scenic ride through the Cascades up into Canada. Arrive in Vancouver this evening and transfer on your own to your hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Vancouver)
Today's full day of sightseeing will start with a hop-on, hop-off city tour that takes you to Vancouver's most popular areas: Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, and more! Today also includes admission to Vancouver Lookout, towering over 168m over the city! Be sure to bring your camera as sweeping 360-degree views await you at the top. (Overnight in Vancouver)
Travel to the Vancouver Bus Station, where a motorcoach will take you to the Victoria Ferry service for a stunning ride to Victoria. This quaint coastal gem has a dynamic blend of serene mountain views, historic charm, and urban appeal. During your time in Victoria you will visit the famous Butchart Gardens an oasis of colors and beauty. Enjoy floral decorations from all over the world as you wander through the former quarry. Afterwards, take the ferry back to Vancouver and enjoy a good night's rest. (Overnight in Vancouver)
Board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for your departure to Jasper and the majestic Rocky Mountains. While onboard, a sparkling wine send-off in one of the train’s many domed observations cars and lunch while passing through Vancouver’s eastern suburbs and into British Columbia’s agricultural heartland. Later in the afternoon, take in the stunning views of the Fraser Canyon as the train winds its way through the Cascade and Coast Mountains perched alongside the mighty Fraser River and past the raging rapids of Hell’s Gate. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)
Open your bedroom blinds to find the towering Rocky Mountains outside your window. Take in Mt. Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies and Moose Lake, one of its deepest, before arriving into Jasper. When you arrive in Jasper, travel on your own to your hotel. (Overnight in Jasper).
Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. During this exhilarating sightseeing tour, you'll see many incredible sights, including Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Canyon and Medicine Lake. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls. Discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake and stroll the tranquil shores of Maligne Lake. (Overnight in Jasper).
Depart Jasper for a scenic drive out to Banff. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder that is Columbia Icefield, one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard an Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure of the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 meters out over the Sunwapta Valley. After a full day of sightseeing, get to know Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Check into your hotel for the evening and enjoy everything this beautiful town has to offer. (Overnight in Banff) L
Today you'll explore Lake Louise, one of the most photographed landscapes in the Canadian Rockies. Experience this remarkable destination first-hand with plenty of time to enjoy lunch and explore the lake at your leisure. Canoe, hike, search for wildlife, or simply relax in the historical Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This tour also highlights Johnston Canyon, another spectacular treasure of the Rockies. A hot buffet lunch is included at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. (Overnight in Banff) L
Today, take your included shuttle transfer from Banff to your hotel in Calgary, the largest city in Alberta. The evening is yours to enjoy this amazing city on your own. (Overnight in Calgary)
Canadian Rockies Discovery Eastbound with Seattle, by Amtrak Vacations