5-Day Canadian Rockies VIA Rail Tour From Vancouver
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Product Code: 279171
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Provide In-depth experience at a leisurely pace
  • • Stay one night on the VIA train
  • • Visit & Stay 3 stunning Rocky Mt. National Parks, Banff/YOHO/Jasper National Park
  • • Stay at Banff and Jasper town centre for 1 night, easy access for shopping & restaurants
  • • Stop at Lake Louise for 2 hours
  • • Special arrangement to Johnston Canyon walk
Tour Code
279171
Duration
5 day
Departure City
Vancouver
End City
Calgary
Tour Type
Bus/Coach
Language
Chinese, English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Historical, Adventure, Wildlife, Nature

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Tour Type: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries. Eg.Budget hotels, certificated guide, about 10 year safe driving experience driver. Price is about $80.00-$150.00 per day per person.

Itinerary
Day 01
Vancouver

Vancouver - VIA Rail - Rockies

Hotel: VIA Rail or similar

Come to Vancouver Pacific Center Train Station (1150 Station Street, Vancouver, BC) and board the VIA Rail. VIA Rail will depart from 3:00 PM to Jasper.

Tips:
* Please verify the departure time with via rail in advance.
* Economy class do not include any meals but they do sell meals and drinks on the train, you may upgrade to sleeper class, which includes 2 meals(Dinner and breakfast).

Visiting Attractions

  • Vancouver Vancouver
Day 02
Jasper

VIA Rail - Jasper - Maligne Lake - Maligne Canyon

Hotel: Mount Robson Inn / Lobstick Lodge / Whistlers Inn Hotel or similar

Arrive Kamloops, BC for 30mins break.

Enjoy the spectacular view of Mt Robson on your right hand side when the train coming close to Jasper National Park. Arrive Jasper station around 11:00AM, free time in Jasper town; meet our guide at 14:00PM and start today's tour and visit:
 

Maligne Lake
It is the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. (stop for about 100 minutes)

Maligne Lake Cruise (Optional)
It is the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. You can take an optional cruise to enjoy the scenery of the lake. (stop for about 60 minutes)



Maligne Canyon
It is carved into the Palliser Formation, a layer of limestone deposited in a shallow tropical sea by lime-secreting plankton about 365-million years ago. (stop for about 30 minutes)

Jasper Town
It is the heart of Jasper National Park. 2nd biggest town in the Canadian Rockies. (stop time – your own arrangement)

Visiting Attractions

  • Jasper Jasper
  • Maligne Lake Maligne Lake
  • Maligne Canyon. Maligne Canyon.
  • Jasper National Park Jasper National Park
Day 03
Banff

Jasper - Athabasca Falls - Columbia Icefield - Bow Lake - Peyto Lake

Hotel: Banff Caribou Lodge or similar

Continue your journey Jasper National Park, the biggest National Park in Canada. 
 

Athabasca Falls
It is not one of the highest waterfalls, but is rather known for the shear amount and force of the water that flows through it from the Columbia Glacier. (stop about 30 mins)



Icefield Parkway
One of Canada's national treasures and most rewarding destinations. Stretching 232km (144mi) through the heart of Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, this world-class journey offers access to a vast wilderness of pristine mountain lakes, ancient glaciers and broad sweeping valleys. (pass through)



Columbia Icefield
Snocoach and Skywalk (Optional): Visit the Canadian Rockies and tour over the Athabasca Glacier in a giant Ice Explorer; a once in a lifetime experience. Next, enjoy a breathtaking view of the glacier from The Glacier Skywalk. (stop for about 3.5 hours)



Bow Lake
It is the headwaters of the Bow River that runs south through the city Calgary and onto the Oldman River ultimately to Hudson Bay. (stop for about 20 minutes)



Peyto Lake
It is a glacier-fed lake in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise color. (stop for about 20 minutes) / (It will be replaced by Waterfowl Lake if it is closed) 

Visiting Attractions

  • Banff Banff
  • Canadian Rockies Canadian Rockies
  • Columbia Icefield Columbia Icefield
  • Athabasca Falls Athabasca Falls
  • Bow Lake Bow Lake
  • Peyto Lake Peyto Lake

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Admission Package(Gondola +Snocoach +Skywalk ) CAD176/Adult(16+); CAD88/Child(6-15)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 04
Calgary

Banff Gondola - Johnston Canyon Walk - Banff Town

Hotel: Banff Caribou Lodge or similar

Today you will visit the Banff National Park, Canada's first national park.



Banff Sulphur Mt Gondola (Optional)
Enjoy a 360º view of Banff. (stop for about 90 minutes)



Johnston Canyon
Known for its walking trail throughout the year. (stop for about 60 minutes)



Bow Falls
Location of the film "The River of no return" in 1960's. (stop for about 15 minutes)



Surprise Corner
Good view for the Castle in the Rockies. (stop for about 15 minutes)



Hoodoos
Hoodoos are composed sedimentary rock covered by harder rock that is harder to erode. Once softer sediment erodes rock needle, only tower like natural obstacles are left. (stop for about 15 minutes)



Banff Town
The biggest town of National towns, many shops and restaurants waiting for your discovery. (stop for about 90 minutes)

Visiting Attractions

  • Calgary Calgary
  • Sulphur Mountain Sulphur Mountain
  • Banff Gondola Banff Gondola
  • Bow Falls Bow Falls
  • Johnston Canyon Johnston Canyon
  • Banff National Park Banff National Park

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Photography/Wildlife Tour (with transfer) CAD$86.00/person Excludes service fees: CAD$5/person. Min 2 Pax, subject to availability.
Bow River Horseback Ride CAD$86.10/person(8+) Excludes service fees. Maximum weight of 230 pounds
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 05
Calgary

Lake Louise - Yoho National Park - Calgary

Today you will visit the Lake Louise and Yoho National Park.



Lake Louise
This beautiful lake is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. Famous photo-taking location. (stop for about 2 hours)



Moraine Lake/Ten Peaks Valley
Its waters are the most amazing color, a vivid shade of turquoise that changes in intensity through the summer as the glacier melt. Set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake is surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and rock piles, creating a scene so stunning it almost seems unreal. (stop for about 60 minutes)



YOHO National Park
Named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, Yoho lies on the Western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.



Spiral Tunnel
It is one of the most bizarre feats of engineering to get the grade of a train line to be at or below 2.2%. The current two spiral tunnels where the railroad forms two spirals, crossing beneath itself twice, almost forming a figure eight, before continuing in the proper direction down the mountain were completed in 1909. (pass through)



Emerald Lake
Name comes from her green water color. (stop for about 20 minutes)



Natural Bridge
Sculpted by the erosive forces of rushing water over what had once been a waterfall, the Natural Bridge is a powerful reminder of how much influence water has in shaping the landscape. (stop for about 15 minutes)

Tips:
* Return to Calgary Airport to fly home or extend your stay in Calgary. Please book flight departure after 21:30PM.
* Above itinerary is based on Fri arrivals. Schedule order may change due to different departure date.
* Sightseeing points and stop time are subject to weather condition.
* If closure of any sightseeing point occurs, it will be replaced by other points.

Visiting Attractions

  • Calgary Calgary
  • Lake Louise Lake Louise
  • Emerald Lake Emerald Lake
  • Natural Bridge, Canada Natural Bridge, Canada
  • Yoho National Park Yoho National Park
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

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Pick-up Details / Transfers
Departure

Please book the flight after 9:30pm. Please provide your flight information at least 7 days prior to the departure date. Otherwise we will be unable to arrange the airport pickup for you.
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03:00PM Vancouver Vancouver Pacific Center Train Station

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1150 Station St, Vancouver, BC V6A 4C7
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

    • Ground transportation
    • 3-Night Hotel Accommodations and 1-Night VIA Rail
    • Professional bilingual tour guide
    • VIA Rail ticket (Economy Class)
    • Goods and service tax 5%

Package Excludes

    • Service fee for tour guide and driver (min. CAD $10.00/day per person; airport transfer: CAD$5.00/person/way)
    • Airfares or related transportation between your home and departure locations
    • All personal expenses, additional hotel services and meals, unless otherwise stated
    • National Park Fee and breakfast (Mandatory fee. If you choose it in the upgrade, it will be included.)
    • Entrance fees and optional tours (rates vary from season to season; only the price at the ticket booth / box office is final)
    • Aside from admission fees, optional tour fees and service fees mentioned above, other fees and taxes should be paid in CAD currency by. If you choose to pay in USD currency, you should pay the price difference caused by the currency exchange rate.
Special Notes
    • Cancellation and Amendment Policy:
      * More than 34 days prior to departure, 10% of the total fare + GST per person will be charged.
      * Within 33 days of departure, tour fare and all options will be NON-REFUNDABLE.
      * Fairmont Hotel programs are non-refundable and non-changeable once confirmed.
      * Change of departure date will be considered as a cancellation.
      * Decrease in number of guests will be considered as cancellation.
    • Please be ready and show up at meeting location 5-10 minutes prior to the meeting time as the tour will start on time. If you miss the bus, please go to next pick up location to meet the group. Should there be any concerns, please contact us.
    • Upgrade fees do not include breakfast (need to pay extra).
    • Tours4Fun has put forth all necessary efforts in order to ensure that, at all times of publication, all descriptions in the present brochure are exact. For reasons out of the control of Tours4fun, modifications or cancellations may occur during the tour, where customers should not object.
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    • Tours4Fun suggest you to purchase travel insurance as a measure of added protection.
    • One piece of checked luggage & one piece of carry-on luggage, with applicable size restrictions, are allowed for each person.
    • All room types are based on double occupancy. No extra bed for 3rd & 4th person.
    • Should there be any itinerary details/price discrepancies from our website, the company's invoice will be considered as the final confirmation.
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.
  • If any of the attractions are closed due to Covid-19, the guide will arrange the itinerary based on the actual situation on the tour date. Please understand. Thanks.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Prices for Single Occupancy apply when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Prices for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy apply when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room respectively.
* Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/fourth bed in the room since each room is equipped with two beds. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.
* Children prices applies when a 0-11 year-old child stays in one standard room as a third or fourth person.
* Maximum room capacity: 4 people including adult and child/infant.
  • *The final tour rates already include possible booking fee, handling fee, and exchange rate loss.
  • Reservation Info

      1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
      2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
      3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
      4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

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      - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
      - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
      - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
      - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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