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The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most luxurious rail journeys in the world. On board you can enjoy freshly-prepared five-star quality cuisine and drinks as you travel through the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

Once in your motorhome you’ll be able to discover Vancouver Island before driving through the glacial wilderness and spectacular mountain landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. From Vancouver on Canada’s west coast to Jasper and Lake Louise, you'll see raging rivers, vibrant lakes, glistening glaciers and snow-capped peaks, you may even spot bears and wolves!

Duration: 24 days

Holiday Type:
Independent Motorhome Tours

Departure dates:

  • May to September 2023 & 2024 from £6,099  per person
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Highlights

  • Banff resort town
  • 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer train
  • The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver
  • Victoria and Butchart Gardens
  • Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway
  • Discover the incredible natural beauty and wildlife of Ucluelet
  • Wells Gray Provincial Park spectacular waterfalls
  • Jasper and Maligne Lake
  • Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway
  • Kananaskis' 4,000 sq. kilometres of mountain parks

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

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What's Included

  • International flights London to Canada
  • All transfers
  • 3 nights in Elk & Avenue Hotel, Banff including two breakfasts
  • 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer Train in SilverLeaf including 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Staff gratuities on board the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 1 night in a moderate standard hotel in Kamloops (booked by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • 3 nights in Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver including breakfast.
  • Ferry crossings to and from Vancouver Island
  • 15 nights pre-booked campsites
  • Fraserway C-Medium RV hire for 16 days, including:
    • Full Inclusive Package
    • Convenience Kits
    • Preparation Fee
    • CDR and unlimited km’s
    • One Way Fee
  • Parks Canada Discovery Park Pass

Not Included:

Kananaskis Conservation Pass CAD$15 plus 5% GST per day per vehicle.

Available Vehicles

You have the choice of all the Fraserway and Four Seasons motorhomes for this tour. The prices displayed are based on the Fraserway C-Medium model or you can upgrade to any of their other motorhomes for an additional cost. Click on the images for more details and specifications of each motorhome.

Itinerary

On arrival in Calgary, you will be met and transferred to the resort town of Banff which is located within the Banff National Park. Admire the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains and take a stroll along Banff Avenue with its boutique shops, restaurants, and bars.

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This morning you will be transferred to Banff Station to join the Rocky Mountaineer Train. Your journey to Kamloops will take you through the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes, through remarkable tunnels, and along rocky lake shores. Highlights of the day include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Today you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the coast and the Cascade Mountains. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. On arrival in Vancouver, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Arriving in Vancouver early evening, you'll have a couple of days to spend at your leisure. This cosmopolitan city sits right on the edge of nature, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and crammed with delightful green space.

Distance: 121km (75miles)

Transfer to the motorhome depot to collect your motorhome and after stocking up on groceries, make your way to the ferry which will take you across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. A stop at Butchart Gardens is a must and here you can marvel at the beautiful flowers and gardens.

Today you are free to explore Victoria’s inner harbour with the surrounding Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel. There’s also the Royal BC Museum and China Town to visit or you could take a whale-watching cruise.

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Distance: 292km (183miles)

You’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do in the small village of Ucluelet (known colloquially as 'Ukee'). There’s whale and bear watching, fishing, hiking, biking, ocean kayaking, zip lining...and if you're not feeling quite that adventurous, there's always the Ukee dining and sunset cruise. You could also visit nearby Tofino to explore the Pacific Rim and Long Beach.

Distance: 111km (69miles)

Nanaimo is situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island, 55 km across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver and 113 km north of Victoria. As the city projects out into the Strait of Georgia like a headland, it affords waterfront views on three sides, and inland you can see the impressive Mount Benson which rises to 3,300 feet (1,006 metres).

Distance: 163km (102miles)

Return to the mainland by ferry and drive the scenic Sea to Sky Highway alongside the many fjords of the Pacific Coast to Whistler. Discover scenic ocean vistas, soaring mountains, dramatic waterfalls, parks and outdoor activities.

Today there are endless possibilities. Why not explore downtown Whistler by bike or take the Peak-to-Peak Gondola. You could also take a seaplane over the mountains and glaciers or, if you'd rather keep your feet on the ground, enjoy a hike to Lost Lake.

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Distance: 131km (82miles)

Follow the beautiful Duffey Lake Road straight across the scenic Coast Mountains for an overnight stay in Lillooet.

Distance: 318km (199miles)

Look out for black bears as you drive north over the Caribou Mountain roads and visit the Rearguard Falls. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not take an exciting raft trip on the mighty Fraser River. Continue through Mount Robson Provincial Park, named after the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, to Jasper, home for the next two nights.

You won't be short of things to see and do around Jasper. From a cruise on Maligne Lake to the Jasper SkyTram (taking you to the summit of Whistlers Mountain), you're in for an action-packed few days. For a quieter break, relax in the Miette Hot Springs or visit the flowered meadows and glaciers of Mount Edith Cavell. Here, you may even see mountain lions!

Distance: 232km (145miles)

Today you will drive the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic highways, with its snowy peaks and ice-blue lakes. Make a stop at the famous Athabasca Glacier for a ride on the Ice Explorer, where you can walk on, feel, and even drink from the glacier. See the Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls, walk on air on the Glacier Skywalk before continuing to Lake Louise, famous for its azure blue waters.

Distance: 98km (61miles)

Kananaskis Country is a region that encompasses 10 provincial parks in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Overlooked by many international visitors, this area is held dear by local residents given its lack of crowds, its pristine trails, and equally stunning scenery compared to Banff National Park.

Distance: 86km (54miles)

It is time to return your RV to the depot and transfer on the shuttle back to Calgary airport, ready to head home at the end of a truly memorable trip.

Additional Information

From £6,099 per person based on 2 sharing (with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf)
From £6,799 per person based on 2 sharing (with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf)

Price per person is based on two people sharing, prices for solo travellers are available on request.

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