Classic Canada Experience with Jasper, Lake Louise + Banff Stopover - Premium 13 DAYS TORONTO, VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN, JASPER, LAKE LOUISE, BANFF, ROCKY MOUNTAINEER, VANCOUVER DAY ONE: TORONTO Upon arrival at Toronto Pearson Airport, you'll receive a private transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Toronto at The Fairmont Royal York. Located in the heart of the city, the Fairmont Royal York is a luxury hotel with a knowledgeable concierge team, fine dining and a state-of-the- art exercise facility. NOTE:  Please let us know if you do not require the overnight stay at the Fairmont Royal York and the tour price will be adjusted accordingly. DAY TWO TO DAY FIVE: THE CANADIAN (TORONTO TO JASPER) Today is at leisure to explore Toronto on your own or book our award-winning Niagara Falls day tour or Gems of Toronto city tour. In the evening, relax with a soothing hot beverage in the Panorama Lounge at Union Station in Toronto before boarding the train to depart at 10 pm and begin your adventure. You'll be touring Canada's most breathtaking expanses on a voyage aboard VIA Rail's iconic train known as the Canadian, spanning five provinces, from Ontario to the sparkling Pacific Coast of British Columbia. View the spectacular Prairie sunsets painting the vast skies in fiery shades of yellow, red and orange. Reflect on the wonder of the mountain peaks towering above as the train winds through the Rockies. The Toronto to Jasper journey includes three nights in a private cabin with all meals included. DAY FIVE: ARRIVE IN JASPER Enjoy the morning on the train then plan for arrival in Jasper in the afternoon. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is a former trading post town. Breathtaking mountaintop scenery surrounds the town, giving visitors picture-perfect postcard images at every street corner. Check in to the Park Place Inn or similar. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or rest in your hotel room. DAY SIX: JASPER Today is at leisure to explore Jasper. We recommend a visit to Maligne Lake and a boat tour to legendary Spirit Island. DAY SEVEN: JASPER - LAKE LOUISE This morning, you'll enjoy a full-day guided tour from Jasper to Lake Louise traveling along the famous Icefields Parkway that links Jasper and Banff National Parks. Built in 1940, it is one of Canada's highest mountain roadways. Ascend from the low valleys almost to the treeline, and experience three life zones: the montane, the subalpine and the alpine. Our friendly guide will fill you in with all the pertinent facts while you're busy watching the moose, elk and mountain goats along the famous roadway. We'll stop at the most popular attractions along the way, such as Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake, so you can get a closer look and take some photos. At the Icefields Centre, admission is included to the Glacier Skywalk and Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure. The Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime ride out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a specially-built all-terrain Ice Explorer. As the most easily accessible glacier flowing from the massive Columbia Icefield, the Athabasca Glacier has become the most visited glacier in North America. The Glacier Skywalk includes an interpretive cliff-edge walkway that leads to a breathtaking glass- floored observation platform suspended 280 meters (918 feet) above the Sunwapta Valley floor.  You'll spend the night at the Fairmont Lake Louise. DAY EIGHT: LAKE LOUISE - BANFF This morning, enjoy the spectacular scenery.  In the afternoon, you'll receive a transfer from Lake Louise to Banff.  You'll spend two nights in Banff at the Rimrock Resort or the Moose Hotel. DAY NINE: BANFF Today is at leisure to explore Banff. We recommend visiting Canada Place and the historic Cascade Gardens. The view from Cascade Gardens of Main Street and Cascade Mountain provides an excellent photo opportunity. Cascade Mountain towers over Banff at a height of 2,998 meters (9,836 feet). Canada Place is a free family-friendly attraction located in the Parks Canada administration building; interactive displays bring the history and habitat of Canada to life. The Hoodoos are another must-see; the massive pillars of gravel, silt and rocks were bonded together over millennia by dissolved limestone. At nearby Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in Banff National Park, visitors can either walk along the lakeside trail or sign up for the interpretive boat tour to learn about the area's history, native folklore and geology. DAY TEN: ROCKY MOUNTAINEER (BANFF TO KAMLOOPS) Climb aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer with its roomy, reclining seats and large picture windows for the trip to Kamloops. On your way from Banff to Kamloops, this train passes through the Continental Divide and alongside the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. You'll stay overnight in Kamloops. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch DAY ELEVEN: ROCKY MOUNTAINEER (KAMLOOPS TO VANCOUVER) Back on board the Rocky Mountaineer, your journey continues west towards the coastal city of Vancouver. Highlights of this leg of the journey include the opportunity to view the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Our friendly drivers will meet you at the Vancouver Train Station for the transfer to the Sheraton Wall Centre where you'll spend the next two nights. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch DAY TWELVE: VANCOUVER This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Vancouver by bus. The tour is your best choice to get an orientation of this West Coast city gem. Our friendly guides encourage your questions and take pride in helping you and your family get the best experience from your time visiting beautiful British Columbia. Highlights include Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street and photo stops at the Vancouver Lookout, Stanley Park and Granville Island. The afternoon is at leisure. If you choose to continue exploring, we recommend a harbor cruise where you'll observe panoramic views of the cityscape, coastal mountains and the area's most famous landmarks, or a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of Vancouver's most popular tourist attractions where you’ll have an opportunity to cross the 140 meter long bridge located 70 meters above the river. DAY THIRTEEN: VANCOUVER Today, you'll receive a private transfer from the hotel to Vancouver Airport.
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