Looking for a captivating way to explore the stunning landscapes of Western Canada? Look no further than the “Western Vistas – Via Rail 6 Nights & 7 Days” tour. This adventure promises an unforgettable journey through some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. Settle into the comfort of a luxurious train cabin and let yourself be transported as you traverse picturesque routes, including the breathtaking Rocky Mountains and Jasper National Park. Marvel at the striking vistas that unfold before your eyes, from towering snow-capped peaks to crystal-clear lakes. And when you’re not busy soaking in the mesmerizing scenery, indulge in delectable meals crafted with locally-sourced ingredients or engage in knowledgeable talks by expert guides on board. With its perfect blend of relaxation, tranquility, and exploration opportunities, this casual yet awe-inspiring trip is sure to leave you with lasting memories of Canada’s untamed wilderness.
On arrival, transfer from Calgary International Airport to Banff hotel. Check-in at the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure to explore famous Banff Avenue. Overnight in Banff hotel.
After breakfast, check-out and keep luggage in the lobby. Proceed on Explore Banff Tour where the resort town of Banff is set amongst the towering mountains of Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Norquay. Highlights include Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos, Two Jack Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka, where you can take an optional boat cruise for one hour which portraits the wildlife and vegetation including the Devil’s gap at foothills of the Rockies. A gentle ride on the Banff Gondola takes you to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a 360 degree panorama of the Bow Valley. Later afternoon, transfer from Banff to Lake Louise. Lake Louise, known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Overnight in Lake Louise hotel.
After breakfast, check-out and travel through the Icefields Parkway - Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway, a route to glaciers, lakes and waterfalls. Arrive at the Columbia Icefields Discovery Center, take the Glacier Adventure which takes you up the Athabasca Glacier. Later take a coach from the Discovery Center to the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform over the Sunwapta Valley for an unobstructed view of the surrounding glaciers. Continue along the Parkway to the Crowfoot Glacier Peyto Lake and Bow Lake. Continue alongside the Sunwapta River and take a stroll at Athabasca Falls before a late afternoon arrival at Jasper. Overnight in Jasper hotel.
After breakfast, Explore Jasper Tour. Jasper’s beauty and history is set amid some of the most rugged peaks in the Rockies. Highlights include Jasper town-site, Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake. At Maligne Canyon, stroll along 50 meter walls and learn about its unique underground water system. Afternoon, free time to explore optional activities like Cruise on Maligne Lake, Jasper Skytram, White Water Rafting and much more. Overnight in Jasper hotel
After early breakfast check-out and proceed to Jasper Station to connect VIA Rail at 0930 hours for overnight journey to Vancouver
On arrival at 0800 hours, transfer from VIA Rail Station to hotel. Later, proceed on tour to Vancouver (Hop on hop off). Attractions include, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants. Highlights include: Gastown, Robson Street, English Bay, Granville Island, Stanley Park, totem poles, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden and many more. Taking sightseeing to the next level, enjoy the incredible views from the top of the Harbour Centre Tower where you board a glass elevator for a 360-degree view from Vancouver Lookout observation deck for guided tour of Vancouver’s landmarks, attractions, history, and fascinating facts. A live commentary in English will be provided throughout the tour. Later visit FlyOver Canada, a 4D show experiencing a gentle ride. Chairlift-style seats are elevated before a large spherical screen creating an illusion of flying over the landscapes. Overnight in Vancouver hotel.
After breakfast, check-out and transfers to Vancouver Airport to connect to onward destination.