Canada's Rockies by Rail 2017

Rocky Mountaineer 800A Breathtaking Journey from Mountains to Glaciers to the Pacific Coast, Vancouver and Victoria

  NEW FOR 2017  

9 Days 8 Nights • 15 Meals

Sep 3-11 LIMITED

Depart/Return: Calgary, AB/Vancouver, BC

Price Per Person: Double: $4,997; Single: $5,935

Pre-Tour Hotel, Calgary: $128/night

Post-Tour Hotel, Vancouver: Call for Information

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About the Tour

From Calgary to Vancouver Island, some of the world’s most spectacular scenery is only a part of what makes this an extraordinary trip. Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer’s luxurious Gold Leaf rail service, we’re transported through the panoramic Canadian Rockies and magnificent British Columbia to the Pacific Coast. From the exciting and incredibly “green” world city of Vancouver, ferry to Vancouver Island for two evenings in the stately “garden city” of Victoria. Mountains, waterfalls, lakes, oceans, gorges, canyons and UNESCO World Heritage sites are just some of the amazing experiences greeting us around every corner on this super-inclusive, once-in-a-lifetime trip -- perfectly timed to commemorate Canada's Sesquicentennial Year!


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Tour Highlights

  • 2 nights inside Banff National Park
  • 2-day rail journey aboard famed Rocky Mountaineer through spectacular Rockies and British Columbia
  • Luxurious “Gold Leaf Service” comfort travel with observation lounge, full meals, scones, wine and cheese
  • Included city tours of Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria
  • Visit picturesque Lake Louise
  • Discover the history of Canada's National Parks at Cave & Basin National Historic Site
  • Visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
  • Guided tour of Vancouver Island
  • Traditional afternoon English Tea at Butchart Gardens
  • Tour of the Castle at Hatley Park, a National Historic Site
  • Round-trip sail through the Strait of Georgia on the BC Ferries


Optional Excursions/Extensions

Sulphur Mountain Gondola

Sit back in a glass-enclosed gondola car as we rise 2,292 feet to the top of Sulphur Mountain and marvel at unsurpassed views of Banff, the Bow Valley, and a 360-degree view of six grand mountain ranges. The view is absolutely breathtaking! Price: $38 per person



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Average Temp:
high 61°/low 37° (Sep-Banff) & high 67°/low 50° (Sep-Vancouver)

Time Zone: Mountain, Pacific

Arrival Time: Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Departure Time: Schedule your flight home to depart after 2:00 p.m. on Day 9.

Airport-Hotel Shuttle: Hotel offers complimentary shuttle to the airport.

Vehicle Parking: Free parking is available during the tour at our starting hotel in Calgary.

Walking Distance:  Moderate walking is required to enjoy this tour to its fullest, especially off the train in Banff and Vancouver/Victoria.

Currency: Canadian Dollar

Hotel Amenities: Include Hair Dryers, iron & ironing board, TV/Cable and coffee makers. Exercise room & swimming pool at most hotels.

Travel Protection Available?: Yes, see About Travel Protection.

Terms & Conditions: Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.

Groups: Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.

Additional Information: Dress on tour is casual.

Elevations reach 7,000 on this tour. (See related article, Travel Tips: Traveling at High Elevations.)

Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.

Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at 

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Aniita Hafner

Article: "Experiencing the Canadian Rockies"

"My Discoveries" Guest Post by Anita Hafner

As a Discoveries Director with Country Travel DISCOVERIES, I love the excitement of being part of a tour group visiting a destination for the first time...

















Images on this page (from top): See the incredible Candian Rockies by rail (Rocky Mountaineer); Thrilling Banff Gondola (Photo: Banff Lake Louise Tourism); visit beautiful coastal British Columbia including the provincial capital of Victoria (Travel Victoria)








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