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Relaxation meets freedom in this vacation! Combine pampering and amazing Canadian Rocky scenery onboard VIA Rail's 'Canadian', with a Discovery Drive. Your itinerary, complete with rental car, accommodations, and sightseeing, allows you time to explore the wild beauty of our mountain parks at your own pace. The perfect vacation balance for anyone with an adventurous spirit and plenty of time.

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • VIA Rail's 'Canadian' Silver & Blue class (all onboard meals)
  • Mid-size car rental
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Excursion (seasonal*)
  • Banff Gondola
  • Upper Hot Springs & Cave and Basin Admission
  • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
  • Icefield Photograph (seasonal*)
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • National Park fees
  • Gratuities on included meals

* When day tours or attractions are not operational in the off-season, the price will be adjusted or there will be an alternative excursion/attraction made available.

Day 1 Vancouver to Lac Le Jeune
Begin your vacation with an early morning rental car pickup in Vancouver, and drive to peaceful Lac Le Jeune. Travel along either the Coquihalla Highway via Merritt (highway toll not included on this route) or the Trans-Canada Highway via the Fraser Canyon, where you can stop at Hell's Gate and other great viewpoints. Dinner included at Lac Le Jeune Resort.
Overnight Lac Le Jeune.

Day 2 Lac Le Jeune to Banff
After breakfast, drive eastward along the Trans-Canada Highway to your destination- the alpine resort of Banff. En route you'll view Shuswap Lake, Rogers Pass, Glacier & Yoho National Parks, the Spiral Tunnels of the Canadian Pacific Railway - and so much more! Take some time to photograph Lake Louise, referred to by many as the jewel of the Canadian Rockies.
Overnight Banff.

Day 3 Discovering Banff
Explore the wonders of world-famous Banff National Park, a scenic alpine town that's also a centre for arts and entertainment, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Luxuriate in the mineral waters of the newly-renovated Upper Hot Springs and ride the Banff Gondola for a 360 degrees look at Banff and the Bow Valley.
Overnight Banff.

Day 4 Banff to Jasper Sightseeing
Today you will drive to Jasper via Canada's most spectacular mountain highway - the Icefields Parkway. Be sure to stop and explore, take pictures, enjoy the peaks, valleys, waterfalls, glaciers and turquoise lakes. A ride on the Brewster Ice Explorer, visiting the Athabasca Glacier adjacent to the Columbia Icefields Interpretive Centre, is included in your package. Begin a two-night stay in Jasper.
Overnight Jasper.

Day 5 Exploring Jasper
Take time to discover Jasper and it's lovely surroundings on your own. Drive to Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake, where you can take a scenic lake cruise; try the Whistlers tramway for a panoramic view of the townsite and surrounding area; or head eastward to Miette Hot Springs. Suggested options are not included in this vacation.
Overnight Jasper

Day 6 & 7 VIA Rail's 'Canadian' from Jasper to Vancouver
Return your rental vehicle in Jasper and begin the two-day rail portion of your vacation. An afternoon departure onboard VIA Rail's Silver & Blue class, will begin your overnight rail journey to Vancouver. You will travel along the tranquil North Thompson River, through B.C.'s Interior Plateau with its sagebrush and Ponderosa pines, and finally along the rugged Fraser Canyon past Hell's Gate into the Coast Mountain range. Your vacation concludes upon arrival in Vancouver.

Moderate Accommodations

Moderate

Lac Le Jeune Resort Lac Le Jeune Resort
Moderate: - 40 rooms. Located in a wilderness setting; no phones or televisions in the rooms. 1 restaurant and 1 lounge. Outdoor recreational activities: hiking trails, fishing, canoe and pedal boat rentals, bike rentals. Non-smoking rooms available.
Mount Royal Hotel in Banff Banff - Mount Royal Hotel
136 rooms, whirlpool, shopping & dining. Located in the heart of Banff.
Run of House Room
Lobstick Lodge Jasper - Lobstick Lodge
139 rooms. Relaxed, friendly, family oriented atmosphere. Swimming pool, hot tubs, restaurant and lounge.
Standard Room
Berth at Night VIA Rail - Upper and Lower Berth
By day, the two berths transform into two double seats that face each other. By night, the double seats give way to two cosy, comfortable beds, each equipped with a reinforced privacy curtain.
Deluxe Accommodations

Deluxe

Lac Le Jeune Resort Lac Le Jeune Resort
Moderate: - 40 rooms. Located in a wilderness setting; no phones or televisions in the rooms. 1 restaurant and 1 lounge. Outdoor recreational activities: hiking trails, fishing, canoe and pedal boat rentals, bike rentals. Non-smoking rooms available.
The Fairmont Banff Springs The Fairmont Banff Springs
770 elegant rooms and suites. A world-renowned castle property with top-notch service & amenities.
Fairmont Room
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
446 rooms. Main lodge, log cabins and cedar chalets on the shore of Lac Beauvert. Golf course, stables, swimming pool, restaurants and games room.
Deluxe Room
Bedroom at Night VIA Rail - Double Bedroom
The double bedroom provides an entirely private, onboard haven of peace and quiet. Each bedroom features two armchairs, a small closet, fan, electrical outlet, private washroom, sink and mirror.

Choose any Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday between the following date ranges as your vacation start date.

May 3 - May 17 Twin Single
Moderate $1,503 $2,061
Deluxe $2,152 $3,143
May 19 - Jun 25 Twin Single
Moderate $1,947 $2,762
Deluxe $2,644 $3,888
Jun 28 - Aug 25 Twin Single
Moderate $2,003 $2,873
Deluxe $2,699 $3,998
Aug 27 - Oct 4 Twin Single
Moderate $2,184 $3,055
Deluxe $2,932 $4,231
Oct 6 - Oct 15 Twin Single
Moderate $1,852 $2,405
Deluxe $2,497 $3,376

Deluxe: An outstanding property offering high standards of accommodations and facilities. It is important to note though, that Deluxe accommodation refers only to the Hotel Class and not to the room category included in the package price. Some Deluxe hotels are heritage properties that possess historical elegance, but may not reflect current North American deluxe hotel standards. Room upgrades may be available at an additional cost.

Moderate: A property that offers limited hotel facilities and North American standard room features such as a television, telephone, one or two beds, private washroom with shower and/or bathtub (unless otherwise noted). Rooms may be smaller than Deluxe hotel rooms and the public areas may be also be smaller and simpler. Usually suitable for the cost-conscious traveller.
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