Mountain Rails & Northern Lights Adventure

Calgary • Banff • Jasper • Kamloops • Vancouver • Southern Lakes Resort

Experience two of Canada’s most astounding and diverse landscapes that showcase both the expansive and lush parks of the Rockies and the remote and untamed wilderness of the Yukon. Travelling from the foothills of the mountains in Alberta, prepare to be spellbound by the magnificent valleys and glaciers around Banff and Jasper.
Journey westward through passages cleft deep into the rock as awe-inspiring vistas are framed by the panoramic windows of Rocky Mountaineer’s exclusive viewing cars. From Vancouver, fly north to the Yukon capital of Whitehorse, and then on to the log-constructed, waterside oasis of Southern Lakes Resort. Days are spent exploring the rugged trails, shorelines and forests around the resort, while evenings reveal the dazzling blue, green and red spectacle of the Northern Lights.
From €4059pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Canada
  • 11 NIGHTS accommodation in selected tour hotels
  • 2 days on board the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Northern Lights viewing at Southern Lakes Resort
  • Based on 2 adults sharing travelling in October 2018
  • 2018 Tour Departures: Wednesdays and Sundays 15 August to 03 October 2018
  • Quote Ref 1532291

Staff Tips

The Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of service, SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf. In SilverLeaf you are served breakfast and lunch at your seat, in GoldLeaf meals are served in the lower level dining car.

Audrey Joyce

Travel Expert

Vancouver is one of the world’s most fortunately situated cities. You are surrounded by glimmering waterways and at the foot of the Coast Mountains. If you arrive into Vancouver Airport you will amazed by the views you get of the Pacific Ocean and the mountains.

Mary Oman

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Calgary Arrival
Banff
Banff to Jasper
Jasper
Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops
Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver to Whitehorse
Southern Lakes Resort
Southern Lakes Resort to Vancouver
  • Day 1 Calgary Arrival

    Arrive at Calgary’s International airport and transfer to the idyllic parkland town of Banff. Check into your hotel and take the rest of the day to explore the many unique shoppes, eateries and attractions around town.
    Hotel: Elk and Avenue Hotel

  • Day 2 Banff

    The full day is at leisure to discover what one of Canada’s most famous mountain resort towns has to offer. Perhaps arrange a wildlife tour to view one of the many unique large animals in their natural environments.
    Hotel: Elk and Avenue Hotel

  • Day 3 Banff to Jasper

    Depart on a full-day sightseeing transfer to Jasper including a stop at the incredible Columbia Icefield along the famous Icefields Parkway. The huge Columbia Glacier covers nearly 325-km2 and dominates the surrounding landscape. An Ice Explorer ride will take you onto the ancient Athabasca Glacier and is followed up by a walk on the Glacier SkyWalk – a glass-floored platform extending 30m out over the Sunwapta Canyon.
    Hotel: Marmot Lodge

  • Day 4 Jasper

    Take the day to create your own adventure in Jasper. Perhaps you may wish to arrange for a thrilling rafting trip down the Athabasca River, or climb aboard a motorcycle sidecar for a different touring experience along the park’s scenic roads.
    Hotel: Marmot Lodge

  • Day 5 Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

    In the morning you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a spectacular rail excursion from Jasper to Kamloops. This unique daylight service allows you to view some of the most spectacular sights in Western Canada. The route departs the Rocky Mountains through the Kicking Horse Pass. By late afternoon, you are in the arid ranch land of interior British Columbia, where you disembark for the night. Upon arrival in Kamloops, the evening is at your leisure.
    Overnight in Kamloops. Accommodation to be advised onboard the train.

  • Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver

    You will set out on the last leg of your spectacular rail experience today. The Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the “cowboy country” ranch lands and along the rushing torrents of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. You are now truly in pioneer territory and en route you can listen to the history and legends of the West while enjoying all the comforts of your luxury train. The last stretch takes you through lush farmlands and past historic towns to Vancouver.
    Hotel: Century Plaza Hotel

  • Day 7 Vancouver

    Today you embark on a San Francisco-style trolley for a fully-commented city tour. Sightsee at your own pace as you hop-on and hop-off at many of Vancouver’s premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants. Highlights include: Gastown, Robson Street, English Bay, Granville Island, six stops in Stanley Park, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, free False Creek ferry ride and free Granville Island walking tour with the Tour Guys. A live commentary in English will be provided throughout the tour.
    Hotel: Century Plaza Hotel

  • Day 8 Vancouver to Whitehorse

    Today you independently transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your Air North flight to Whitehorse. Arriving in this northern provincial capital, you are transferred by floatplane to Southern Lake Resort. Check into your log built cabin and take some time to meet your hosts for the next few days and discuss what adventures await! In the evening venture out on your first viewing of the spectacular Northern Lights as they dance in green, blue and scarlet swirls across the sky.
    Hotel: Tagish at the Southern Lakes Resort.

  • Day 9 Southern Lakes Resort

    Whether accompanying your guide through the local trails to track moose, wild sheep and other large inhabitants of the forest and lake lands, or venturing out on your own, trail map in hand, the magic of the Yukon is yours to discover.
    Hotel: Tagish at the Southern Lakes Resort

  • Day 10 Southern Lakes Resort

    Today why not elevate your adventure with one of the many optional activities available on site such as canoeing, hiking, fishing (season and weather permitting, some at additional cost). These guided trips reveal the true beauty of the Yukon and how the landscape is simultaneously both dramatically rugged and preciously fragile. Breakfast included.
    Hotel: Tagish at the Southern Lakes Resort.

  • Day 11 Southern Lakes Resort to Vancouver

    Bidding your hosts farewell, you are transferred by coach to Whitehorse for your flight to Vancouver. Transfer independently to your hotel and enjoy your last evening.
    Hotel: Vancouver at the Century Plaza Hotel

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