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Western Canadian Circle from Calgary

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Start your journey from the city of Calgary, the Gateway to the Rockies. Travel through rugged wilderness and unparalleled beauty of the mountains before arriving into the coastal city of Vancouver. In Vancouver, experience all that the city has to offer before heading back to the mountain resorts. This vacation takes in the best of the best!

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • VIA Rail's 'Silver & Blue' service (1 night onbard accommodation & meals)
  • Luxury motorcoach with driver/guide
  • 'Beautiful Banff' Excursion from Calgary
  • Lake Minnewanka Excursion & Cruise (seasonal*)
  • Evening Trail Ride & Dinner
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Vancouver Trolley Tour
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience & Icefield photograph
  • Jasper train station transfer
  • Admissions to the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Banff Gondola Ride admission
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • National Park fees
  • Gratuities on included meals.
Day 1 Sightseeing in Banff
Your motorcoach adventure will start from downtown Calgary this morning heading towards the town of Banff. Upon arrival, a sightseeing tour will take you to the hoodoos, a photograph stop of the Bow River and an afternoon gondola ride (all admissions included). Your next two overnights will be spent at your chosen hotel in Banff providing plenty of opportunities to explore the many shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions.
Overnight Banff.

Day 2 Exploring Banff
This morning, take a cruise on Lake Minnewanka (seasonal*), highlighted by jagged peaks, hoodoo clusters and Devil's Gap. In the afternoon, visit the Whyte Museum (admission not included). This afternoon you'll travel by horseback on a trail ride that includes a cook-out.
Overnight Banff.

Day 3 Banff to Jasper
Today your journey will take you northwards into Jasper National park along one of the most scenic highways in North America. After a stop at the Columbia Icefields for an interpretive Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier, you will continue on to Jasper for your overnight stay.
Overnight Jasper.

Day 4 VIA Rail's 'Canadian' from Jasper to Vancouver
Your day is at leisure until your transfer to the Jasper train station (included), where you will board the VIA Rail train bound for Vancouver (dinner included).
Overnight Aboard VIA Rail.

Day 5 Arriving in Vancouver
Enjoy breakfast (included onboard) then the train arrival at Vancouver's Pacific Central Station in early morning. Transfer by taxi (included) to your hotel. This evening, take an awe-inspiring West Coast Sunset cruise over the Pacific Ocean. See the wonder of Stanley Park as you pass underneath the Lions Gate Bridge, cruise through English Bay, then enter into False Creek near dusk. Dinner is included this evening.
Overnight Vancouver

Day 6 Discovering Vancouver
Take a trolley tour (included) of Vancouver's major attractions this morning. You may wish to stay on for the entire route, and revisit the sights that sparked your interest earlier, or you may wish to jump on & off the trolley several times throughout the 2 hour loop. Admission is included to the Vancouver Aquarium.
Overnight Lac Le Jeune.

Day 7 Exploring Vancouver
Today is free to see the sights of Vancouver with the help of a trolley tour. Tour at your own pace! take the entire tour in 2 hours or get off the trolley at any one of the 23 stops to visit attractions, shop or dine. Then re-board another trolley to continue your tour. Be sure to make a stop at Stanley Park to make use of your admission to the Vancouver Aquarium.
Overnight Vancouver.

Day 8 Vancouver to Lac Le Jeune Sightseeing
Your journey will start with a morning departure from Vancouver. Travel to the resort town of Whistler and after a short break, continue travelling through the historic farming village of Pemberton, before turning onto the Duffy Lake Road. After lunch in Lillooet, travel to Lac Le Jeune Resort for your overnight stop.
Overnight in Lac Le Jeune

Day 9 Lac Le Jeune to Calgary Sightseeing
After breakfast (included), a morning departure will take you eastbound towards the Canadian Rockies. After passing through the Shuswap Lake area, Salmon Arm and Sicamous, you will arrive in Revelstoke in time for lunch. Your motorcoach journey continues over the Kicking Horse Pass and Continental Divide with brief stops in the alpine towns of Lake Louise and Banff. Then, an early evening departure from Banff will take you to the Stampede town of Calgary and your overnight hotel.

Day 10 Departing Calgary
A morning check out concludes your Western Canadian Circle vacation.

*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.
Moderate Accommodations

Moderate

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.
Pacific Palisades Hotel Pacific Palisades Vancouver
233 rooms, spa services, health club. Central location with dining, shopping and sightseeing.
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.
Calgary Marriott Calgary Marriott
384 rooms. Downtown location opposite the Calgary Tower. 2 restaurants, 1 coffee shop, 1 lounge, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness centre. Non-smoking hotel.
Deluxe Accommodations

Deluxe

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.
The Fairmont Vancouver The Fairmont Vancouver
508 rooms with sophisticated grace, charm, style and flair. Located in a prime downtown location. Deluxe Room
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.
Fairmont Palliser Calgary The Fairmont Palliser - Calgary
405 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurants, 1 lounge, indoor pool, whirlpool, steam room, fitness centre, business centre, gift shop, flower shop and hair salon. Non-smoking floors available.

Choose any Monday or Wednesday between the following date ranges as your vacation start date.

May 5 - May 19 Twin Single
Moderate $2,973 $3,842
Deluxe $3,796 $5,296
May 26 - Aug 25 Twin Single
Moderate $3,362 $4,432
Deluxe $4,206 $5,862
Sep 1 - Sep 29 Twin Single
Moderate $3,544 $4,613
Deluxe $4,439 $6,095
Oct 6 Twin Single
Moderate $3,295 $4,132
Deluxe $3,953 $5,155

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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