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The Canadian Rockies: Brilliant Nature

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Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer, Lake Louise, Jasper, Banff

Adventure to Utopia

Discover Nature, Discover Yourself. 
Let your imagination run wild as you voyage into enchanting forests
and grand mountains via a world-class scenic train.
Emmerse yourself among the turquoise lakes, majestic mountains and glaciers
that lie beyond winding rivers and the endless sky.
It's time to reconnect with mother nature herself.

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Highlights

  • Vancouver  | An urban hub surrounded by pristine nature
  • GoldLeaf Rocky Mountaineer | All aboard! Ride a world-class luxury scenic train from Vancouver to Banff National Park
    • Journey from Vancouver to Lake Louise, with stops in between, on this opulent train designed for optimal nature viewing
    • Admire the route's amazing landscape featuring rivers, canyons, waterfalls, and mountain peaks
  • Iconic National Parks | Explore three of Canada's famous National Parks: Banff, Jasper and Yoho
  • Fairmont Hotels | Spend relaxing nights in world-renowned Fairmont hotels throughout your trip!
    • Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle
    • Fairmont Empress Hotel Victoria
    • Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver

Itinerary

Open All Days
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Vancouver International Airport
Welcome to ! For guests within our pickup timeframe, a Supera representative will greet you at the arrival airport. Have a wonderful journey with us!

Discover the beauty of this dynamic city and join us for a warm welcome dinner!

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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel  (Harbour View)
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Kamloops
Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer
Stunning landscapes along the way
Stunning landscapes along the way

Welcome aboard! 

Ride on the world-famous scenic train, the Rocky Mountaineer, in the lavish GoldLeaf first class carriage and begin your fabulous journey to the Rocky Mountains in comfort and style. (Departs at 7:30AM). 

  • Enjoy a specially selected "First Passage to the West (Eastbound)" from Vancouver to Lake Louise.
  • Gaze out at magical creeks, pristine waterfalls, extraordinary canyons, and other breathtaking scenery from your seat, viewing platforms, and specially-designed viewing carriages.
  • Savor gourmet meals prepared by the train's exclusive chefs.

    Upon reaching Kamloops at approximately 7:30PM, enjoy a satisfying local meal on arrival!
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Refund - Explore with our helpful maps & suggestions
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Rocky Mountaineer Designated Hotel
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Banff National Park
Incredible natural landscapes
Incredible natural landscapes
Lake Louise
Lake Louise

Wake up to greet the fresh morning air and views of the ethereal Rocky Mountains while the train continues to advance through captivating valleys, sparkling streams, and lush forests.

During today's train journey, indulge in the vast beauty of the wondrous surroundings while sipping on a glass of wine, enjoy mouth-watering meals, and take in the beauty of the passing landscape. 

Arrive in Banff National Park at approximately 7:30PM, and check into the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to recharge for the new day ahead.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise  (Lake View)
Banff National Park
Boating at Lake Louise
Boating at Lake Louise
Emerald Lake
Emerald Lake

Banff National Park

  • Lake Louise:
    The highlight of the Rocky Mountains, the turquoise blue of the glacier's lake is well-known for a reason! Choose from a variety of suggested activities:
    • Join a rejuvinating guided hiking experience around Lake Louise (Hiking time: 4hrs; Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆).
    • Admire the beauty of the lake view from the comfort of your hotel room.
    • Stroll along the Lake Louise Trail and take in the soothing scenery.
    • Participate in horseback riding, canoeing, or enjoy the hotel's many facilities (Optional; Some activities may incur an additional cost).

Yoho National Park

Emerald Lake:
One of the top ten lakes to visit in the Rocky Mountains. Depending on the angle of light, the lake appears to be differing shades of heavenly green. Walk along the lakeshore to further explore your surroundings or enjoy the tranquility of the Emerald Lake landscape at your own leisure.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise  (Lake View)
Banff National Park 2
180 mi
, 3 hrs
50 mins

Jasper National Park
Columbia Icefield Adventure
Columbia Icefield Adventure
Glacier Skywalk
Glacier Skywalk

Banff National Park Icefields Parkway:
Drive along on one of the ten most beautiful roads in the world, as we make our way to Jasper National Park. Shoot memorable photos and bask in the charm of several notable stops along the way, including Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier.

Jasper National Park

  • Columbia Icefield Adventure:
    • Athabasca Glacier:
      All aboard the only Ice Explorer vehicle in North America! Descend the steep 36-degree slope in style, and step into the vast, breathtaking blue of the glacier to observe the scenic icefields up close.
    • Glacier Skywalk:
      This curved lookout made entirely of glass is built upon a 280-meter tall cliff. In addition to the panoramic view of the Sunwapta Valley, catch a glimpse of the majestic Rocky Mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and canyons.
  • Athabasca Falls:
    Originating from the Columbia Icefield, the Athabasca Falls are known for their large volume of water and melodic sounds. Prepare to experience the sheer power of nature in-person!
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Handpicked Local Specialties
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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge  (Lake View)
Enjoy Jasper National Park
Harley Davidson in Jasper National Park
Harley Davidson in Jasper National Park
Maligne Canyon
Maligne Canyon

Jasper National Park

Located at the northernmost peak of the Rocky Mountains, Jasper is a hub for a variety of fun outdoor activities!

  • Maligne Lake:
    Cruise along the second largest glacial lake in the world on "The Best Boat Cruise in Canada"! Allow the mystical waters to lead you to the otherworldly Spirit Island, located in the middle of Maligne Lake.
  • Hit the open road on a Harley Davidson sidecar tour (1 hour) and speed through the stunning landscapes of Jasper National Park in style! 
  • Discover the streets of Jasper Town like a local:
    • Maligne Canyon Hike (Optional):
      Carved by the impacts of water erosion for thousands of years, this natural trail is a common bucket-list item for many hikers and ice climbers (Distance: 2.3 miles; Hiking time: 1.5hrs; Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆).
    • Enjoy hotel facilities & activities.
    • Canoeing, horseback riding, white water rafting, high-end spa treatment, planetarium stargazing (Optional; Additional cost).
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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge  (Lake View)
Jasper National Park 2
180 mi
, 3 hrs
35 mins

Banff National Park
Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park
Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park
Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake

Follow the Icefield Parkway back to Banff National Park, and revisit the spectacular views throughout the journey.

Jasper National Park

  • Sunwapta Falls:
    Discover one of the most famous waterfalls along the Icefield Parkway. Admire the upper and lowers falls from a multitude of angles with beautiful mountain and forests scenery in the distance. Enjoy an exceptional BBQ lunch while admiring the beautiful forest landscape.

    Banff National Park
  • Moraine Lake:
    Feel spiritually soothed as you relax near the glacial lake, surrounded by ten wondrous peaks and valleys. Walk to The Rockpile, known as the best lake-viewing location, and experience the dreamy colors of Moraine Lake (Optional; Walk time:  1hr round trip; Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆)
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Fairmont Banff Springs  (Mountain View)
Enjoy Banff National Park
Johnston Canyon
Johnston Canyon
Sulphur Mountain
Sulphur Mountain

Banff National Park

  • Johnston Canyon (Optional):
    Thousands of years of glacial water erosion created the unique terrain that we see today. Find yourself inspired by this natural work of art as you explore spellbinding sights. (Walk time: 45 minutes; Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆ )
  • Sulphur Mountain:
    Board a cable car to Sulphur Mountain to reach the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site, overlooking the spirited town of Banff and the surrounding Rocky Mountains (Trip time: 50mins, round trip; Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆ )
  • Surprise Corner:
    This viewing area, located on the opposite bank of the Bow River, provides a specataular view of the Banff Hot Springs Hotel and its spectacular surroundings. Reknowned for offering award-winning photo views, get your camera ready for fantastic photo ops!
  • Banff Town Walk:
    Exquisite and charming, filled with beautiful gardens, spectacular mountain views, sparkling waters and ever-changing clouds.
  • Enjoy free time in the afternoon. We suggest the following activities based on your interests:
    • Indulge in the beauty of the hotel and explore its rich history.
    • Enjoy a spa or Bow River floating trip (at guest's own expense).
    • Snap beautiful photos at the Cascade of Time Garden.
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Fairmont Banff Springs  (Mountain View)
Banff National Park
88 mi
, 2 hrs
30 mins

Calgary International Airport

After breakfast, you will be picked up and transfered to Calgary International Airport.

A great journey always feels short, let’s look forward to seeing each other again!
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  • Deposit:A deposit of per person is due within 7 days of reservation confirmation to secure your space on tour.
  • Balance:Due days before tour departure.
  • Flights: We are happy to arrange air tickets with the best balance between price and flight quality. You may also book your own flights based on the following times to match our airport transfer schedule. If arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please meet us at the designated place on your own expense or call us for transfer pricing. We're sorry, but missed activities will not be made up.
    • Pre/post hotels: We can help arrange hotels matching our tour schedule. For prices and availability, please contact our team.
    • Please review the Terms & Conditions before you book.
    • Is This Trip Right for Me?
      • Please see the Itinerary for activity levels and details.
      • Wheelchairs Accessible: Guests in wheelchairs welcome, but please understand some sites are not accessible. A companion to help with the wheelchair must accompany the guest.
      • Age Limit: For quality concerns, guests should be 6 years or older to join this tour
      • Dietary Restrictions: It is important everyone has a great dining experience with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e., fatal allergies, no sashimi, no lamb, etc.), please let us know 30 days before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.
      • Local Climate & Conditions:
        • This tour involves estimated walking for up to 4 hours.
        • This tour is a well-paced active tour that includes walking on inclined or uneven surfaces.
    • Accommodations:
        • Please note the mobile data in some areas of the Rocky Mountain is not available.
        • TRIPLE (3 guests) rooms are not available for this tour. 
      • Our rooms for this tour are reserved with twin rooms (2 beds/room), but hotels may have different configurations. Please refer to the Hotels section for details.
      • If you have special requirements, please inform us at time of booking so we may make arrangements as soon as possible.
      • For guest privacy and security considerations, we do not have single sharing arrangements.
    • Vaccine:
      • As per Canadian Health Authority, we strongly encourage you to be fully vaccinated before booking this trip.
    • Visas:
      • A visa is not required for USA passport and Green Card holders to travel to Canada. For other passport holders, please check with your local consulate for details.
      • Please be aware once a visa is processed by Supera, we will not be able to provide a refund under any circumstances.
    • Passports:
      • Please provide a copy of your passport at sign up; we recommend having a copy of your passport with you in case of emergencies.
      • Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity remaining and two blank “Visa” pages.
    • Luggage Handling:
      • Porterage service included in hotels.
      • We recommend you travel light for this trip or 1pc checked-in luggage due boarding on the Rocky Mountaineer.
    • Flights and Luggage:
      • Some airlines charge a fee for pre-assigned seats. If so, we will let you know the details at time of booking.
      • For travelers who have booked your own tickets, we recommend reserving at least 3 hours connecting time between international airports.
      • Luggage allowances will vary based on the rules for each airline. Excess baggage fees are the responsibility of the traveler.

    Stays of a Lifetime

    Don't be too tired to remember your trip!
    A hotel is not merely a place to rest your head. We hand-pick each one to give you comfort, great views, unique experiences, and above all, memorability. We carefully consider locations to let your mind, body, and spirit wander freely while feeling at home.


    Vancouver :

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

    Situated in downtown Vancouver's Burrard Harbour, this hotel is the landmark of Canada Place and provides one of the city's only rooftop greenspaces. Offering unparalled views of the harbor waterfront and the surrounding mountain landscape, its location is within walking distance to local historic sites and other points of interest.  

    Signature Harbour View    
    33 ~ 40 m² (355 ~ 431 ft²)
    135 x 190 cm * 2 Bed    
    153 x 203 cm * 1 Bed
    N/A

    Kamloops :

    Rocky Mountaineer Designated Hotel

    Upon arrival in Kamloops, guests will be transferred to the designated hotel to rest.

    Lake Louise :

    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Surrounded by mountain peaks and the magnificent Victoria Glacier in Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise features breathtaking views of the emerald-colored Lake Louise. Unwind and enjoy the beautiful lake view from your comfortable and luxurious Fairmont Lakeview room during our 2-night stay at this opulent property.

    Fairmont Lake View    
    21 m² (226 ft²)
    135 x 190 cm * 2 Bed    
    153 x 203 cm * 1 Bed
    N/A

    Jasper :

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a village of luxury heritage log cabins offering the perfect romantic gateaway or family vacation in Jasper National Park. Enjoy 2 nights at Fairmont Jasper Lodge's Lakeview Room and relax in a home-like atmosphere as you admire stunning views of Lac Beauvert.    

    Fairmont Lake View    
    25 ~ 28 m² (269 ~ 301 ft²)
    135 x 190 cm * 2 Bed    
    153 x 203 cm * 1 Bed
    N/A

    Banff :

    Fairmont Banff Springs

    The famous castle-like Banff Springs Hotel has been a designated National Historic Site since 1992. Located in the heart of the enchanting forest of Banff National Park, relax up to 2 nights at this luxurious property and enjoy the amenities of this world-class resort. 

    Fairmont Mountain View    
    20 m² (215 ft²)
    135 x 190 cm * 2 Bed    
    153 x 203 cm * 1 Bed
    N/A