Canadian Rockies by Rail
June 28 - July 4, 2023 *NEW DEPARTURE
August 2 – 8, 2023 (waitlist only)
From $5,995 Vancouver
This year’s peak-season summer journey features the magnificent Canadian Rockies. Daily excursions through this spectacular region of North America will offer unforgettable wonders: the serene beauty of the Rocky Mountains looming above Fraser Canyon and Banff, the rollicking spectacle of the Kicking Horse River, and lake walks along the crystalline waters of Lake Louise and Emerald Lake. We’ll enjoy fabulous accommodations at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and the Rimrock Resort Hotel high in the mountains near Banff—a great trip must by definition include great places to stay. Our itinerary offers a full range of outdoor activities: walking trails for the fresh alpine air, mountain landscapes, and occasional glimpses of wildlife indigenous to the Rockies. Adding to our understanding of the natural history of the region will be a naturalist expedition leader.
Clearly one of the highlights of this tour is the two-day rail trip in “GoldLeaf Service” aboard the renowned Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff. With glass-domed seating aboard Canada’s most celebrated luxury train, we’ll follow the Fraser Canyon into British Columbia toward our overnight in Kamloops, then head toward Shuswap Lake with its 1,000-mile shoreline before traversing the Continental Divide along Kicking Horse River before arriving in Banff, Alberta. With three nights in the heart of the Rockies at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff National Park, we’ll enjoy a splendid variety of daily excursions, including a visit to Lake Louise, the thermal waters of Banff Hot Springs, and a scenic gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain.
With beautiful scenery and accommodations at two of Canada’s finest hotels, this is a grand tour in one of North America’s most beautiful regions.