Western Canada & The Rocky Mountaineer

A trip to the Canadian Grand Prix is the perfect excuse to explore more of this beautiful country and Western Canada is the ideal place to venture to after your time in Montreal. With vibrant cities, spectaular lakes, mountains and glaciers, unique culture and history and incredible National Parks and wildlife, this part of Canada has something for everyone.

It is also the home of the world famous Rocky Mountaineer. Winner of the World’s Leading Luxury Train title at the 2020 World Travel Awards, a trip aboard this iconic train is a once in a lifetime experience. With the choice of three routes through Canada's spectacular Rocky Mountains and the addition of their brand new service in 2021 through the extraordinary unseen landscapes of the Western USA, there has never been a better time to jump aboard. 

We have put together a suggested itinerary that you can add to your Montreal GP package that combines the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, a two day trip on the Rocky Mountaineer and a self drive experience through the Jasper and Banff National Parks, home to one of the top ten drives in the world - the Icefields Parkway.

The itinerary is fully flexible and can be amended to suit your requirements or if preferred, one of our experienced team will be happy to tailor make an itinerary just for you.

Explore Western Canada - 9 Nights 

Monday 14, Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 June   

Enjoy a final day in Montreal before being transferred to the airport for your evening flight to Vancouver. On arrival, taxis are readily available with the one way fare approximately $40. Alternatively you can choose to take the Sky Train to the downtown area. You have three days free to explore Vancouver and it's vibrant neighbourhoods including historic Gastown, the artistic hub of Granville Island and Canada's largest Chinatown. Visit Stanley Park, the Capilano Suspension Bridge or take a day trip to Vancouver Island and visit Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. The waters surrounding Vancouver Island are home to pods of Orca Whales that are regularly spotted on boat excursions or for something truly unique join The Mail Run. Designated a Canadian Signature Experience - board a sea plane and view the beautiful sights of the Gulf Islands. Based on the histoirc mail route of yesteryear, enjoy take off and landing on the ocean as you hop from one picturesque community to the next! 

Friday 18 June

This morning make your way to the Rocky Mountaineer Rail Station where will board the iconic train for the two day Journey Through The Clouds service to Jasper. Travelling in SilverLeaf class, on today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 June

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper where accommodation is reserved for two nights. A rental car is reserved for collection on Sunday morning that will allow you to explore Jasper National Park and attractions such as Maligne Lake the location of Spirit Island, one of Canada's most photographed attractions.   

Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 June

Leave Jasper today and enjoy your drive down the spectacular Icefields Parkway to the town of Banff. Enroute you can make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, home to the Athabasca Glacier and the Skywalk - a glass-floored observation platform over the Sunwapta Valley. As you travel further south pay a visit to Peyto Lake and Bow Summit before moving on to the world famous Lake Louise. If you are short on time, Lake Louise is just 40 minutes from Banff and can be easily visited the following day. Head out early and you will miss the crowds! On arrival in Banff, make your way to your accommodation where a room is reserved for two nights.

Monday 23 June

Make your way at leisure from Banff to Calgary Airport. Here you will return your rental car before boarding your flight back to the UK.    

2021 Price from £2499 per person based on two people sharing. Single supplement on request.

2022 prices coming soon.


Inclusions

  • 9 nights accommodation on a room only basis
  • Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds trip travelling in SilverLeaf Class (Upgrades to GoldLeaf available on request)
  • 4 days car rental with fully inclusive insurance (Excludes one way drop fee payable locally)
  • Internal flight from Montreal to Vancouver   

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Class Inclusions

Custom-designed single-level dome

Oversized glass-dome windows for taking in the spectacular views

Breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat

Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room

Attended by two Hosts, plus one culinary team member

Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks included

Small outdoor viewing platform

Engaging Hosts with stories about historic sites, flora, fauna and wildlife

Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops