21 October 2016
To cross Canada's beautiful province of British Columbia is a treat for the senses any time of the year, and by far the best way to do it is by train on board the world famous Rocky Mountaineer. Your journey begins high up in the Rockies at Banff and takes you on a magical trip between glaciers and snow capped peaks, over mountain passes, through remarkable corkscrew tunnels and beside deep blue lakes. Your destination is the wonderful city of Vancouver on the Pacific coast but this very special holiday is all about getting there and the amazing natural wonders you pass on the way.
This is the perfect place to board the Rocky Mountaineer. This colourful town, which is a world renown ski resort in winter and a popular tourist destination the rest of the year, sits below towering peaks. The scenery in and around Banff is awesome and you may have time to visit the town's famous hot springs before joining the train
Today's journey takes you from Banff through some of Canada's most stunning scenery. Highlights include crossing the Continental Divide, weaving in and out of the spiral tunnels, crossing Kicking Horse Canyon, going over Roger's Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight Kamloops
Now the train heads due west towards the Pacific Ocean. Today there are dramatic changes in the scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley and Hell's Gate and on towards the Coast and Cascade Mountains for an evening arrival in Vancouver.
After your overnight stay in Vancouver the magical rail trip is over but you are free to explore this great city. Whether you view it from high up on Grouse Mountain, tour the sea shore, go shopping downtown or for a stroll in one of the many parks, Vancouver is the perfect laid back place to relax and reflect on all the wonderful sights you have seen from the comfort of the Rocky Mountaineer.
SilverLeaf fr £1384pp
Goldleaf fr £1891pp
GoldLeaf Deluxe Service fr £2060pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated