Circle Tour from Vancouver
6 Days / 5 Nights

Vancouver Jasper Icefields Parkway Athabasca Glacier Lake Louise Banff Vancouver

Explorer's Circle Map
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Double your pleasure. Let two of Canada's premier rail services romance you through the Rocky Mountains. Sleep to the gentle sway of VIA Rail's Canadian. Savour breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining car. And have everything done around you aboard the Rocky Mountaineer all-daylight train. Then, while transferring from one train to the other, enjoy the opportunity to see Jasper, the Columbia Icefield, Lake Louise and Banff. This is a wonderful way to experience the jewels of the Rockies in British Columbia and Alberta.

The Canafian
5 nights accommodations,
Via Rail's Canadian Vancouver-JasperSleeper Class,
Meals onboard the Canadian,
Columbia Icefield Tour,
National Park entrance fees,
Rocky Mountaineer "Redleaf" · "Rockies by daylight",
Meals onboard the Rocky Mountaineer,
Brewster driver/guide,
baggage handling,
all hotel transfers,
Brewster travel bag


Park Car DAY 1 The CANADIAN to Jasper
This evening transfer on your own to Vancouver's vintage rail station, where you'll board VIA Rail's Canadian. Enjoy first class "Silver & Blue" service as you and travel through the Fraser Valley's farmland before entering the narrow gorge of the Fraser Canyon. Continue through the rolling ranch country of the Interior Plateau as the train follows the North Thompson River to Kamloops and enters the majestic Rocky Mountains. Overnight onboard with dinner included.

DAY 2 Jasper
Arriving in the alpine townsite of Jasper this afternoon, you will be transferred to your hotel and have the remainder of the day to relax and explore.

Explorer's Circle DAY 3 Icelands Parkway
The spectacular Icefields Parkway awaits! Board your Brewser motorcoach and journey along one of Canada's most scenic routes, including a stop at the Columbia Icefield Interpretive Centre, where you will board a an all-terrain Snocoach Ice Explorer and explore the Athabasca Glacier. Continue, with a brief stop at Lake Louise, on to bustling Banff. Overnight Banff.

Rocky Mountaineer DAY 4 The Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops
This morning you will be transferred to the Banff train station to begin the second rail portion of your itinerary, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. You'll travel the historic and incredible Canadian Pacific rail route through Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and Rogers Pass, arriving in Kamloops in early evening. Overnight Kamloops.

DAY 5 The Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver
Reboard the Rocky Moutaineer to complete your circle tour, traveling back through the Fraser Canyon to Vancouver. Breakfast and lunch are served onboard. Upon arrival in the west coast city of Vancouver transfer via taxi to your hotel.

DAY 6 Vancouver
A morning check-out from your hotel completes your Explorers Circle vacation.


Ted Kildegaard
Zephyr Travel & Tours
adapted from Brewster materials
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