Day 1: Calgary Arrival
Arrive in Calgary, collect rental car and drive to Banff. Stay overnight at the Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 2: Banff Exploring
At the heart of the Canadian Rockies’ rugged peaks and rushing rivers, surrounded by the spectacular landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage site and four adjoining parks, lies the town of Banff. Banff offers culture, steaming mineral hot springs, and countless walking options, like along the banks of the Bow River. Stay overnight at the Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 3: Banff to Lake Louise
Gaze at the turquoise waters and sparkling icefields that form the world famous views at Lake Louise. Stay overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Day 4: Free day in Lake Louise
The main attraction to Lake Louise for many is the sparkling turquoise lake itself. The beautiful, milky blue lake rests at the foot of Victoria Glacier, which rises majestically behind, capped by snow and ice year-round. First sighted by Europeans in 1882, the lake has become one of Canada's best-loved sights and the most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies. Stay overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Day 5: Lake Louise to Jasper
Your journey continues to Jasper. Almost nothing has changed at this historic and natural Canadian landmark. Established in 1907, Jasper National Park is in a UNESCO World Heritage site. The largest of Canada’s mountain parks, it’s a living example of a protected mountain ecosystem. Visitors can enjoy its solitude, wildlife, heritage sites and unlimited outdoor recreation. Stay overnight at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 6: Jasper Exploring
Explore the unspoiled wilderness of this historic and beautiful Canadian landmark. Stay overnight at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 7: Rocky Mountaineer to Kamaloop
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.
Day 8: Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Stay overnight at the Fairmont Waterfront.
Day 9: Free day in Vancouver
Explore Vancouver and all its sights. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Stay overnight at the Fairmont Waterfront.
Day 10: Your adventure ends.