Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies by Rail ( 11 Days )

Experience spectacular landscapes and scenery on this 11 day adventure to Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Discover the beauty of Glacier National Park as you travel along the world famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Enjoy one of the most scenic train journeys as you travel through the Canadian Rockies. Tour the Icefields Parkway and ride an Ice Explorer vehicle onto Athabasca Glacier. Explore the picturesque mountain town of Banff and take in the splendor of Lake Louise while relaxing at the historical Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Highlights:

    • Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise*
    • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park*
    • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
    • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
    • Icefields Parkway excursion from Jasper including a ride onboard an ice explorer vehicle
    • Admission to the Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Discovery Center
    • Sightseeing tour of Lake Louise

    *Seasonal activity: Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat cruise runs early June to early September and Big Sky Circle Tour runs mid-June to mid-September.


    Package Also Includes:

    • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights aboard Amtrak®; 1 night aboard VIA Rail®
    • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Glacier National Park; and Glacier National Park to Seattle on the Empire Builder
    • One-way VIA Rail in Economy from Vancouver to Jasper and Jasper to Toronto on the Canadian
    • Shuttle transfer from Banff to Calgary
    • 2 meals included (2 lunches)

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! This afternoon make your way to Chicago's Union Station and board the Empire Builder® headed to Glacier National Park. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
This morning, you will travel through the gorgeous North Dakota plains and cross over the spectacular Gassman Coulee Trestle as you make your way to “Big Sky Country”. This evening, you'll arrive in Glacier National Park, home to two different mountain ranges, 130 lakes, 1,000 species of plants, and over a million acres of pristine landscapes. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 3 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today, you will explore Glacier National Park on a Big Sky Circle Tour, which features a breathtaking ride along the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, stops at Goat Lick for wildlife viewing and Lake McDonald, the largest lake in the park. Afterward, you'll return to the Glacier Park Lodge for your final night's stay in the park. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This morning you'll travel to Two Medicine Valley, a hidden gem in Glacier National Park, where you'll enjoy a scenic boat cruise in this gorgeous area. Spend the afternoon relaxing at Glacier Park Lodge before taking a short walk to the East Glacier Station to board Amtrak continuing your train journey west. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 5 VANCOUVER
Today, enjoy a relaxing morning on the train before you arrive in Seattle, known as the “Emerald City” for its lush evergreen forests. Change trains to board Amtrak's Cascades to Vancouver. Relish in the spectacular scenery as you travel along the Puget Sound and cross the Canadian border. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 6 VANCOUVER
Today begin exploring the city with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Visit Vancouver's most popular areas including Stanley Park, Chinatown, historic Gastown, Granville Island and more! The tour will feature live commentary so you'll have the opportunity to learn what makes this city so special. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 7 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Continue exploring Vancouver today with admission to the Vancouver Lookout. Towering over 168m it offers sweeping 360 degree views of the city including, Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, the Pacific Ocean, North Shore Mountains and more! This evening, travel to the VIA Rail station and board The Canadian Train eastbound to Jasper. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 8 JASPER
Enjoy a relaxing day on the train with breathtaking scenery as you travel through the Canadian Rockies in the Region of Alberta, Canada. Later this afternoon, arrive into Jasper and transfer on your own to your hotel. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 9 JASPER > BANFF
This morning, depart Jasper for a leisurely drive out to Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. As you travel along the world famous Icefields Parkway you'll see some pristine lakes, breathtaking mountain peaks and possibly some wildlife. Stop at the Glacier Skywalk to enjoy unobstructed views on a glass-floored observation platform extending out over the Sunwapta Valley. Visit the natural wonder of Columbia Icefield, one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. There, you'll board an Ice Explorer vehicle to take you onto Athabasca Glacier. Lunch is included this day. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 10 BANFF > LAKE LOUISE > BANFF
Today you will spend the day exploring the majestic Canadian Rockies. Visit Lake Louise, one of the most photographed landscapes in the Canadian Rockies. Experience this remarkable destination and take some time to explore the lake at your leisure. You'll also visit incredible sights including Victoria Glacier, Moraine Lake and the magnificent Takakkaw Falls. A picnic lunch is included at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise today. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CALGARY

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Sample prices are based on our value travel period, per person, double-occupancy, tax included. Prices and packages are subject to change without notice and all reservations are based on the availability at the time of booking. Other restrictions may apply.

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