Antarctica & Arctic
Discover the spectacular scenery of BC’s interior and the Canadian Rockies on this circular adventure. Experience both of Canada’s iconic rail journeys and the lively mountain towns surrounded by soaring peaks and breathtaking wilderness.
Destinations > Western Canada > Mountain Peaks Rail Loop
11 nights hotel accommodation and one night onboard VIA Rail, 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transportation as specified.
Thursdays & Selected Mondays, 06 May - 10 Oct '19
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Immerse yourself in the mountainside rainforest on Vancouver’s North Shore. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for an exhilarating walk across the 450-foot bridge span high above the riverbed. Hang suspended, feet dangling, immersed in a huge 20m spherical screen for a thrilling 8 minute journey from east to west across Canada at FlyOver Canada.
On the first leg of your Rocky Mountaineer journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. (B, L)
Observe a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. (B, L)
Learn about the culture, geology and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola for a 360º view of six mountain ranges.An excellent introduction to the dramatic views of helicopter sightseeing, take a scenic flight over Spray Lakes and the forested slopes of Mount Buller. Seek out some of Banff National Parks wildlife on an evening safari. Learn how the National Parks strive to protect animals and their habitat.
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Experience the evolution of land and discover how it has shaped the appearance of the spectacular natural wonders found in these mountain settings. Some of the incredible sights you will come across include Moraine Lake and the magnificent Takakkaw Falls, all surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. (L)
Journey along the Icefields Parkway, a scenic route that showcases over one hundred glaciers, turquoise lakes, and rushing waterfalls. The highlight is the Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer Glacier Tour on to the 1000-foot deep Athabasca Glacier. (L)
Maligne Canyon offers staggering views of the river thundering through a series of magnificent waterfalls in a gorge 10,000 years in the making. Farther up the valley, stop to solve the mystery of “disappearing” Medicine Lake. At Maligne Lake, enjoy an interpretative boat cruise bound for Spirit Island or a guided walk along the shoreline of this unimaginable beauty.
This morning, head to the Jasper Tramway, the longest and highest aerial tramway in the Rockies. Later, taste handpicked dishes paired with alcoholic beverages at some of Jaspers favourite local restaurants on a Downtown Foodie Tour. This evening, board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ train for the overnight journey to Vancouver. (L)
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