Discover the jewels of western Canada with a luxury rail journey
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- Discover the Canadian Rockies up close, from turquoise lakes to dense forests
- Speed pass the famously scenic Sea to Sky corridor and discover a First Nations town
- Spot moose, bears, whales and eagles in their natural habitat
- Enjoy gourmet meals and complimentary drinks onboard a luxury train
- 1 Night Whistler
- 1 Night Quesnel
- 1 Night Jasper
Mountains | Natural world | Rail journey
This extension is a wonderful addition to any western Canada itinerary, where you'll observe spectacular scenery via a luxury train, much of it otherwise unreachable. Travel from Vancouver to Jasper, or vice versa, where the journey means just as much as the destination as you pass enormous sounds framed by snow-covered mountains. You'll discover the spectacular Sea to Sky country through Squamish, a town characterised by its complex history with the First Nations people of Canada, rock faces that plunge into the sea, and farmlands laced with winding rivers dotted with picturesque villages. Vast ranchlands, mountain ridges and desert-like expanse set the scene for exquisite Michelin-starred meals and complimentary drinks, alongside stays in cosy hotels.
Day by day itinerary
Vancouver to Whistler
Today you’ll board the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy breakfast cooked by Michelin-starred chefs in your glass-domed train car. A GoldLeaf train car, the superior option, offers spectacular viewing platforms, ideal for taking in cascading waterfalls, looming mountains topped with the shimmer of snow, and deep canyons. Highlights today include the magnificent and intensely picturesque Sea to Sky corridor, an area characterised by the spectacularly scenic Howe Sound and surrounding coastal mountains, dotted with small communities that dot the coast, including Squamish, a Canadian First Nations populated town. Other points of interest include the Brandywine Falls, carved into sharp mountain edges and surrounded by flourishing greenery; the extraordinary peak of volcano Mount Garibaldi; and the winding trails around Cheakamus Canyon.
Stay: Whistler hotel
Whistler to Quesnel
Today sees you speed along the charming farmlands of Quesnel, traversing through verdant landscapes and valleys to the arid Fraser Canyon, enjoying a traditional Canadian lunch with the likes of sourdough flapjacks and fresh salmon on offer. Highlights include deep river canyons, the verdant farmland of Pemberton Valley, and the rolling Cariboo Pleateau lands. Observe the pretty shores of Anderson Lake filled with visitors fishing and boating, the glacier-fed Seton Lake and Deep Creek Bridge, owner of the accolade of one of the world’s highest railway bridges.
Stay: Quesnel hotel
Meals: B L
Quesnel to Jasper
Today you’ll head through the majestic Rockies to scenes emblematic of Canada in the Jasper National Park. Following the Fraser River you’ll speed through sprawling pine forests, spotting moose foraging in their natural habitat, before being greeted by the sharp traverses of the Rocky and Cariboo mountains. Passing the highest peak in the Rockies, Mount Robson, takes you to Yellowhead Pass, where an endless expanse of forests and mountains are only interrupted by shimmering lakes.
Stay: Sawridge Inn (SilverLeaf) or Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (GoldLeaf)
Meals: B L
Head to your next destination or to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
This extension is suitable for…
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Leave the urbane charms of Vancouver behind to take in the unique wildlife of Vancouver Island with ultra-scenic drives, expert-led excursions and stays in remote lodges.
This tailor-made fly-drive pairs Vancouver and Victoria's city highlights with the natural wonders and wildlife of Whistler, the Sunshine Coast and Pacific Rim National Park.
Any element of this extension can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £1,355 pp.
from £1,570 pp.
Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest to Gold Rush
(Vancouver | Whistler | Quesnel | Jasper) - also operates in reverse
- Overnight allocated accommodation in Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper
- Custom-designed single-level dome coach with oversized glass-dome windows
- Delicious hot entree options plated to your preference, meals served in the comfort of your seat
- Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room
- Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout journey with Gourmet snacks
- Outdoor viewing between coaches
- Baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler and Quesnel
Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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