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Journey Through the Clouds Great Explorer

Take in the white-water rapids of Fraser River, and stunning Mount Robson

From £3,260 per person


Dramatic landscapes are the dominant theme on every route, but perhaps none more so than this journey, which takes in the white-water rapids of Fraser River, and the stunning peak of Mount Robson.

The itinerary for your journey
Tour highlights
Day 1 - Arrival into Canada
Flights

Fly to Vancouver from the UK today, where you check into your hotel for the night.

Day 2 - Vancouver to Kamloops
Fraser Canyon

Embark on your Canadian rail adventure today as you board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer. You begin your journey from Vancouver to Kamloops passing through some simply stunning landscapes of rolling rivers, weaving in and out of the Coast and Cascade Mountains and roaring through the sinisterly-named Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon. On arrival into the town of Kamloops, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3 - Kamloops to Jasper
Mount Robson

Leaving Kamloops this morning, join Rocky Mountaineer once more as you head towards the magnificent Canadian Rockies, passing through gorgeous scenery. Your route sees you pass by the tallest mountain in the range, Mount Robson, as well as the crashing Pyramid Falls. You finish by ascending the wild Yellowhead Pass and stop at Jasper in the heart of the Jasper National Park.

Day 4 - Jasper National Park
Maligne Lake

Venture into Jasper National Park today for a guided tour. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Jasper National Park is full of sublime natural attractions of various shapes and sizes including canyons, lakes and hotsprings. Alongside these sights, Jasper is also know for its exceptional biodiversity, with all manner of fauna and flora calling this natural haven home. The proud elk can be found in the forests and out on the mountains, and a variety of birdlife can be seen stalking in the cloudy mountains.

Day 5 - Icefields Parkway
Athabasca Falls

Travel to Banff today, navigating one of the finest and most scenic roads in the world - the Icefields Parkway. You journey along this snowy expanse, passing mountains and snowdrifts before you stop at the dramatic Athabasca Falls. From here, you are treated to a ride in an Ice Explorer, a special vehicle which takes you out onto the Athabasca Glacier to see this carved ice in all its tremendous glory. Stop overnight in Banff.

Day 6 - Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park

Your day today sees you pay a visit to Yoho National Park. Featuring incredible natural monuments and displaying the best of Canada's impressive landscapes, this park is well worth a visit. Enjoy a tour here before continuing on to Lake Louise where you overnight.

Day 7 - Helicopter tour over Kananaskis
Kananaskis

Today sees you enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff before heading to Kananaskis, where you take a helicopter tour for a panoramic bird's eye view of the stunning landscapes below. You end your explorations in Calgary tonight, where you spend the night.

Day 8 - Calgary and home

Leave Calgary and Canada behind today as you head to the airport for your flight home.

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists  about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

Departure Dates

All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.

Trains
The Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer

Operating on three different routes throughout Canada, the Rocky Mountaineer offers a unique and instantly memorable journey through one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Travel from Banff to Kamloops, through the Thompson and Fraser Canyons, and then onwards to Vancouver on the 'First Passage to the West' route, the highlight of our Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer tour.

As tours on the Rocky Mountaineer occur strictly in the daytime, unobstructed views of the Canadian landscape - including the Canadian Shield and Banff National Park - are available from almost anywhere on this award-winning train.

Read more about the Rocky Mountaineer's range of classes below. Alternatively, why not call one of our professional Tour Advisors on 01904 521 936 to discuss our range of tours in Canada?

Tailor Your Journey 

We travel in SilverLeaf Service and travel in a single-level Dome Coach with over-sized windows. Breakfast and lunch is served at your seat, with a choice of main course options at lunch. Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are also included during the journey.

GoldLeaf Upgrade

For unrivalled views of the Canadian landscape, upgrade to GoldLeaf Service and travel in style in a custom-designed bi-level Dome Coach. GoldLeaf passengers have access to covered open-air vestibules, as well as the Goldleaf dining room, where an à la carte menu is served.

Guests in all classes are treated to comfortable, reclining seats and an interpretive commentary by the on-board crew. Complimentary cold meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are served at your seat throughout the journey.

The Rocky Mountaineer is equipped with air-conditioning, dropdown tables, a viewing platform and dome cars, which allow you to take photographs to remind you of your journey. On some tours, a free newspaper highlighting places of interest is available to guests.

Customers travelling on the 'Rainforest to Gold Rush' route have access to the exclusive RedLeaf Lounge Car. Hotel accommodation with return transfers are included in the price of your tour.

Hotels
What's included
What's Included
Not Included

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Upgrades

We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!

Rail and Hotel Upgrades
ICE train

Please call one of our Tour Advisors on 01904 734 358 to discuss upgrading your rail travel to First Class and/or upgrading your hotel to a 5-star option.

Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service
GoldLeaf Service, Rocky Mountainer
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