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Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic
- 3-Day Rocky Mountaineer Experience
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Take in some real highlights in this four-night whistlestop tour. Starting in Vancouver, travelling to and stopping in Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper. Just sit back and relax, let us show you the best Canada has to offer.
Day 1: Vancouver
Georgian Court Hotel (RedLeaf) Sutton Place, Sutton Room (GoldLeaf) Sutton Place, Executive Suite (GoldLeaf Deluxe)
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2: Vancouver – Whistler
Overnight in Whistler - Hotel to be confirmed at check-in for the Rocky Mountaineer
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your check-in at and motorcoach transfer from your downtown Vancouver hotel, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler. (B)
Day 3: Whistler – Quesnel
Overnight in Quesnel - Hotel to be confirmed at check-in for the Rocky Mountaineer
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. (B/L)
Day 4: Quesnel – Jasper
Whistlers Inn (RedLeaf) Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Room (GoldLeaf) Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Deluxe Room (GoldLeaf Deluxe)
Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper. (B/L)
Day 5: Jasper
This tours ends upon checkout from your Jasper hotel.
Please note: Tour also operates in reverse.
Optional Breakfast Supplement:
Breakfast supplement includes breakfast in tour hotels on all days not on Rocky Mountaineer. If this optional supplement is not taken, the tour still includes breakfast on 2 days on the train. Not applicable to any extra pre- and post-tour hotels.
Dates & prices
The table below shows our escorted tour departure dates.
Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.
Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.
Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.
Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)
Visitors travelling to or transiting through Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. If you’re arriving into Canada by air from either the UK or another destination e.g. the USA, you’ll need an eTA. This costs CA$7 and lasts for 5 years or until your passport expires, whichever is first. If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification, i.e. your passport.
For more information on eTA system, and to apply online, visit the official Canadian government website.