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Three great ways to explore Canada's coast and alpine mountains. Romantic train travel, luxury motorcoach relaxation and tranquil ferry cruising offer the best way to view the wild beauty of our western landscape. The northern part of your journey takes you into pristine valleys, and the native heritage of totem poles, expressive art and peaceful landscape. This is leisure at its finest!

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • VIA Rail's 'Skeena' (all onboard meals)
  • B.C. Ferries Port Hardy to Prince Rupert
  • Vancouver & Victoria City Tours
  • Kaien Island Cruise in Prince Rupert
  • Banff Guided Excursion
  • Excursion from Victoria to Port Hardy
  • Butchart Gardens Admission
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience
  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff to Calgary transfer
  • Icefield photograph
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • National Park fees
  • Gratuities on included meal

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

Day 1 Arriving in Vancouver
Upon arrival in Vancouver, you will transfer to your downtown hotel (not included).
Overnight Vancouver

Day 2 Sightseeing in Vancouver
A morning tour will introduce you to the many attractions of Vancouver with a visit to Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the beautiful coastal city.
Overnight Vancouver

Day 3 Touring Victoria
A tour to Victoria today includes a 1.5 hour ferry ride over to Vancouver Island, admission to Butchart Gardens, Victoria city centre, Chinatown and Beacon Hill Park.
Overnight Victoria

Day 4 Exploring Victoria
Today is yours to explore the rest of Victoria. You may wish to have high tea at the Fairmont Empress, take a whale watching tour, explore the Royal British Columbia Museum or just stroll the picturesque Inner Harbour area.
Overnight Victoria

Day 5 Vancouver to Port Hardy Sightseeing
This morning you will board a tour to Port Hardy. Along the way you will see Duncan "City of Totem Poles", Chemainus "City of Murals" and Coombs Deli (where goats graze on the roof). Your journey is enhanced by views of the Gulf Islands, vast farm lands, fishing villages and deep sea ports.

Day 6 Arriving in Prince Rupert
This morning, transfer by motorcoach to the BC Ferries Terminal (included), and embark on a full day of cruising the sheltered waters of the Inside Passage. After your nineteen-and-a-half-hour journey, you will be transferred by taxi to your hotel.
Overnight Prince Rupert

Day 7 Exploring Prince Rupert
After a 1.5 hour cruise around Kaien Island, the rest of the day is yours to explore the quaint town of Prince Rupert, a bustling port town with cruise ship docks, ferries to Alaska, Port Hardy and the Queen Charlotte Islands as well as a starting point for VIA Rail's Skeena train.
Overnight Prince Rupert

Day 8 & 9 VIA Rail's 'Skeena' to Prince George and Jasper
From waterways to railways ... a morning boarding of VIA Rail's 'Skeena' begins your discovery of northern British Columbia's forested landscape. Take advantage of the Skyline Car with its 360 degree views from the dome or the casual atmosphere of the lounge car below as the train gently weaves and winds its way to Prince George. The next morning, continue on your rail journey aboard the "Skeena." You may see bald eagles, black bears or moose from the windows of the train. Arriving into Jasper this afternoon, a transfer will be waiting to shuttle you to your hotel.
Overnight Onboard VIA Rail

Day 10 Jasper to Banff Sightseeing
Today you will drive to Banff via Canada's most spectacular mountain highway - the Icefields Parkway. A ride on an all-terrain Ice Explorer on the surface of the Athabasca Glacier is your highlights today (April 15 - October 15). After a brief stop at Lake Louise, you will continue on to beautiful Banff for an early evening arrival.
Overnight Banff

Day 11 Discovering Banff
This morning's excursion takes you through the alpine town of Banff and its environs. Visit sights such as the Hoodoos, Tunnel Mountain Drive and Bow Falls. Your final stop is at the Banff Gondola for a 360 degree look at Banff and the Bow Valley.
Overnight Banff

Day 12 Departing Calgary
Transfer by scheduled airporter service to Calgary International Airport.

This vacation is available in reverse, departing from Calgary.
Moderate Accommodations


Pacific Palisades Hotel Pacific Palisades Vancouver
233 rooms, spa services, health club. Central location with dining, shopping and sightseeing.
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
236 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant, 1 lounge, 1 patio, indoor pool, and fitness centre. Non-smoking hotel.
Thunderbird Inn Port Hardy Thunderbird Inn
48 rooms. 2 blocks from the shore (downtown). 1 restaurant, 1 pub. Non-smoking rooms available.
Pacific Inn Prince Rupert Pacific Inn
77 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant. Non-smoking rooms available. Standard twin, single, tripple and quad.
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.
Lobstick Lodge Jasper - Lobstick Lodge
139 rooms. Relaxed, friendly, family oriented atmosphere. Swimming pool, hot tubs, restaurant and lounge.
Standard Room
Mount Royal Hotel in Banff Banff - Mount Royal Hotel
136 rooms, whirlpool, shopping & dining. Located in the heart of Banff.
Run of House Room
Deluxe Accommodations


The Fairmont Vancouver The Fairmont Vancouver
508 rooms with sophisticated grace, charm, style and flair. Located in a prime downtown location. Deluxe Room
The Fairmont Empress Victoria The Fairmont Empress Victoria
477 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant, 1 lounge, assorted shops, boutiques, business centre, indoor pool, whirlpool, children’s wading pool, 2 saunas, fi tness centre and full service spa. Non-smoking fl oors available.
Glen Lyon Inn - Port Hardy Glen Lyon Inn - Port Hardy
44 rooms. All ocean view rooms. Most rooms have private balconies. In room coffee maker, restaurant, pub, exercise room, free parking and kitchenettes available.
The Crest Hotel - Prince Rupert Prince Rupert - The Crest Hotel
102 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant, 1 lounge with outdoor deck, steam room, fitness centre and outdoor hot tub. Non-smoking rooms available.
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.
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
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
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