Canadian Rail Adventure & the Rockies - 2017

Vancouver • Kamloops • Banff • Lake Louise • Jasper • Toronto
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What to Expect
Easy activity level
Cultural Immersion
PACING: Your Canadian Rockies vacation includes 5 provinces in 11 days with 2-night stays in three destinations (Vancouver, Banff, and Toronto) and a 1-night stay in Kamloops. Plus, three nights aboard VIA Rail's The Canadian and two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Please note that the railways are shared with many other train companies, so uncontrollable delays are to be expected.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Most sightseeing during your trans-Canada rail trip will be on air-conditioned coaches with guides. Most walking is easy, but some areas have rocky terrain or require uphill walking, with easy paths or steps are available. Snow coach ride at Athabasca Glacier is easy for all ages.

CULTURAL FOCUS: Focus is on Canada's vast scenery, from city to mountaintop. Banff and Jasper National Parks are part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Includes nature and wildlife tours and lecture, plus a Snow coach ride on a glacier.

WHAT TO PACK: We suggest warm, casual clothing with good walking shoes for this Canadian Rockies vacation. Weather is never predictable, so be sure to to be prepared for just about anything. You'll want to take along a sweater or jacket for cool evenings, even in the summer months. It's a good idea to dress in layers, which will allow you to adjust to changes in temperature with the changes in elevation.

Please note the one carry-on bag limitation imposed by VIA Rail, and pack for the overnights on board accordingly — including any necessary medication.

SPECIAL FACTORS: Train travel is the best, most relaxing way to view much of the magnificent scenery encountered on this trip. Travelers do not stay overnight on the Rocky Mountaineer train, but stay the night in Kamloops in accommodations arranged by the Rocky Mountaineer Company. Accommodations in Kamloops are very basic, motor-inn style. Travelers should expect to pack one carry-on bag for use on the overnight in Kamloops, as well as the overnight stays aboard The Canadian.

For the three nights on VIA Rail, Vantage includes Sleeper Touring class service. Double sleeping compartments on VIA Rail consist of an upper and lower bed. Single sleeping compartments are smaller and consist of a single lower bed. (See the "Train Accommodations" section for details.)

During your scenic train travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail's The Canadian, there are no scheduled disembarkations, other than the overnight in Kamloops during the Rocky Mountaineer train trip. Some travelers may find it confining to be aboard the VIA Rail train for three days and nights, and should plan for the trip by bringing reading materials or other activities. Please note that with train travel, unexpected delays can occur due to the weather and train traffic.

Please note: Your trans-Canada rail trip will visit some high elevation areas. While driving between Banff and Jasper, the elevation rises to approximately 8,000 feet. High elevations may cause some people to experience mild fatigue. Anyone with concerns about travelling at high elevations should contact their personal physician.

Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Tour Director or regional expert.

Please Note: The hotels listed are preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract our hotels a year in advance, unforeseen situations do occasionally occur. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality and value will be substituted. You will receive verified hotel information with your final itinerary. That hotel ratings are based on the Hotel and a leading travel industry authority on hotels throughout the world.

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