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6-Day Canadian Rockies and VIA Railway to Vancouver from Calgary Tour Code: 193-18661

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Calgary, Canada
English; Mandarin Chinese
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Visit Calgary, Jasper National Park (Icefields Parkway), Banff National Park (Bow Falls, Bow Lake, Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola, Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake, Surprise Corner), Vancouver, Yoho National Park, Banff, Jasper.
  • Leisurely Train Travel Calgary-in Vancouver-out one way trip, no turning back.
  • Exceptional Experiences Well-tuned itinerary, and carefully selected destinations. Immerse yourself in nature's beauty.
  • Must-see Destinations Explore the Columbia Icefield, board the Icefield Snowcoach to the Athabasca Icefield, and take a walk on the 10,000-year-old glacier
  • Classic Views Step into the timeless wonders of Moraine Lake, and Lake Louise.
  • Banff Town Lift off on the Banff Gondola and embrace a panoramic overlook atop Sulphur Mt.
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/person)
    Single $1480
    Double $921
    3rd Person
    Adult $645
    Child
    (Age 0-11)
    $491
    4th Person
    Adult $491
    Child
    (Age 0-11)
    $491
Price (/person)
    Single $1541
    Double $959
    3rd Person
    Adult $671
    Child
    (Age 0-11)
    $511
    4th Person
    Adult $511
    Child
    (Age 0-11)
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Day 1: Calgary

Enjoy a complimentary airport pickup service. Upon arrival, you have the option to head straight to the hotel and relax during your free time, or choose from the following activities (available for an additional fee) to enrich your first day if arriving early.

Guests who arrive before 12:00 pm can choose one of the following optional activities with a surcharge. Tours start around 1:30 pm after being picked up from the airport and transferred to the hotel of the day.

Option A - Half Day Calgary Downtown Tour: Explore "Calgary CBD" and check out trendy locations such as The Core shopping mall (5hr)
Option C – Half Day CrossIron Mill Outlets Tour: Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! The largest single-level shopping center in town. (5hr)
Option D - Half Day Chinook Center Shopping Tour: (5hr) Sophisticated shopping complex with high-end department stores, well-known chains & a cinema.

Guests who arrive a day before can choose the following optional activity. Departing at 9 am from Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel or 9:20 am Delta Calgary Downtown. No complimentary airport pick-up.

Option B – 1 Day Heritage Park and Calgary Downtown Tour: Back to the Time at Heritage Park and explore "Calgary CBD", checking out trendy locations. (8hr)
Start time: Approx. 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Calgary, AB

    Calgary, AB
    This city near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada is near several of Alberta's amazing national parks. The city itself is home to the stadium from the 1988 Olympics, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Heritage Park Historical Village, and more!

    Calgary City Tour

    Calgary City Tour
    A guided tour takes you to explore the city; from the historic site to the newest modern building. (Includes guide service, transportation, and admission)

    Duration: Approx. 5 Hours

    CrossIron Mills Outlet

    This fully enclosed shopping center is just outside of Calgary and the largest single-level shopping center in the province of Alberta, covering more than one million square feet.

    Duration: Approx. 5 Hours

    CF Chinook Centre

    It is the largest mall in Calgary, with 1,355,000 square feet (125,900 m2) of space. CF Chinook Centre is home to five major department stores (only two are in operation while the third being redeveloped), 250 stores, and several full service restaurants. It also had a 900-seat food court with 36 food vendors, a bowling alley, professional tower, and the Scotiabank Theatre Chinook.

    Duration: Approx. 5 Hours

    Heritage Park Historical Village

    A historical park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As Canada's largest living history museum, it is one of the city's most visited tourist attractions. Exhibits span Western Canadian history from the 1860s to the 1950s.
Standard Hotel: Best Western Calgary Plaza Hotel or Similar

Day 2: Calgary-Banff National Park-Yoho National Park-Banff (288 km)

Today we will drive along the No.1 Highway and head to the Lake Louise. We can get a far view of the Castle Mountain on the half way. Then we will continue to Moraine Lake, see Ten Peaks Valleyl. After Lunch, we will take Lake Louise Gondola at  Lake Louise Ski Resort. The mountainous scenery here is immaculate. Pass by Spiral Tunnel, Next stop is Emerald Lake. Stop at the Natural Bridge along the way and admire the Kicking Horse River as it carves a path through ancient rock. You can hear the roar of the disappearing water churning and ejecting beneath the bridge to further reinforce the move in making this a legitimate waterfall.
  • Banff National Park, AB

    Banff National Park, AB
    Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

    Lake Louise

    Lake Louise
    known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks, overlooked by a stately chateau and backed by [Victoria Glacier] and elevated by [Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise]

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 15 Minutes

    Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola

    Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola
    Visit [Lake Louise Gondola] (additional charges) at [Lake Louise Ski Resort]. The mountainous scenery here is immaculate.

    Duration: 1-2 Hours

    Moraine Lake

    Moraine Lake
    This glacial lake in Banff National Park's Valley of the Ten Peaks has a brilliant bright blue color due to rock flour that runs into its water. This beautiful and famous lake has appeared in advertisements the world over.

    If the attraction is under maintenance or other force majeure, we will go to Two Jack Lake or Minnewanka Lake as an alternative attraction

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

  • Yoho National Park, AB

    Yoho National Park, AB
    These are the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks earn the park its name.

    Emerald Lake

    Emerald Lake
    The Emerald Lake in British Columbia, Canada's Yoho National Park is the largest of the park's many lakes and one of the park's most popular spots. The lake is named for the spectacular turquoise color of the water.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Natural Bridge

    Natural Bridge
    The Kicking Horse River, a Canadian Heritage river, in the Yoho park, has created a natural bridge through solid rock. This formation is located 3 km west of Field, accessible from the road to Emerald Lake.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

Deluxe Hotel: Banff Elk + Avenue Hotel/ Mount Royal Hotel/ Ptarmigan Inn/ Caribou Lodge/ Banff Park Lodge or similar
Breakfast: Meal Plan|Lunch: Meal Plan (Lake Louise Grill & Bar Asian/Western Set Lunch)

Day 3: Banff-Banff National Park-Banff (86 km)

We will visit Banff Sulphur Mountain, ride Gondola, appreciate Johnston Canyon, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and Hoodoos. Later we will visit Banff Town and spend the night there. We can also choose to take the add-on optional night tour at your own expenses.
  • Banff National Park, AB

    Banff National Park, AB
    Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

    Banff Gondola

    This unique cable-car ride takes visitors to Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park to the top of Sulphur Mountain, a UNESCO World Hertitage Site. Atop the mountain there are many viewing areas, a long boardwalk, and two small museums.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Hoodoos

    Hoodoos are intriguing geological formations that rise like thin towers from rocky terrain. Those in Alberta's Banff National Park are no exception. They hover like tall spires above the wilderness of this vast area.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    Bow Falls

    Bow Falls
    Bow Falls is not like your typical waterfall, it is wide and short. You can also see the valley that was eroded by glacier activity and the [Bow Falls] over the years.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    Surprise Corner

    Surprise Corner
    Surprise Corner is about a mile from the centre of Banff town. The surprise at the corner of Tunnel Mountain Road in the town of Banff is the sudden appearance and incredible view of the [Fairmont Banff Springs]

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

    This luxury hotel, one of Canada's grand railway hotels, is located in the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta, built in the Scottish baronial style. There is a local legend that the hotel is haunted.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 10 Minutes

    Johnston Canyon

    Johnston Canyon
    Johnston Canyon is a must-visit natural attraction and one of the most popular destinations in Banff National Park! It is carved steeply into the limestone bedrock by thousands of years of water erosion. The dramatic Johnston Canyon is a breathtaking beauty located in Banff National Park. Overhanging canyon walls, waterfalls, deep pools of Johnston Creek, and lush forests can be seen here.

    If the attraction has been closed due to maintenance or any other force majeure, we will visit Lake Minnewanka or Two Jack Lake as an alternate attraction.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

  • Banff, AB

    Banff, AB
    Banff is a small town located within Banff National Park in Alberta. It is within distance of several hiking mountains and is home to many shops and boutiques.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    Banff Night Tour

    You may encounter some fascinating wildlife and capture some amazing pictures of Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka just like Award winner movies - 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'The Revenant'!

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

Deluxe Hotel: Banff Elk + Avenue Hotel/ Mount Royal Hotel/ Ptarmigan Inn/ Caribou Lodge/ Banff Park Lodge or similar
Breakfast: Meal Plan|Lunch: Meal Plan (French Brasserie at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel)

Day 4: Banff - Banff National Park - Jasper National Park - Jasper (257 km)

Today, we will drive along Icefields Parkway. Along the way you will pass by Crowfoot Glacier. Following the visit to Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. After that, we will arrive at Columbia Icefield and experience the stunning beauty of Athabasca Glacier. To enhance the take the experience of Columbia Icefield Glacier Snow Coach and Skywalk (optional surcharge). Finally, we will head to the Athabasca Falls the most powerful waterfalls in Jasper National Park.

  • Banff National Park, AB

    Banff National Park, AB
    Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

    Crowfoot Glacier (Passing By)

    Crowfoot Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Lake Louise, and can be viewed from the Icefields Parkway. The glacier is situated on the northeastern flank of Crowfoot Mountain.

    Bow Lake

    Bow Lake is a bright turquoise color which is due to the glacial runoff from Bow Glacier. Historical Simpson's Num-Ti-Jah is located on the shores of Bow Lake at the foot of Mount Jimmy Simpson.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Peyto Lake

    Peyto Lake
    Along the way, stop at [Peyto Lake] for its beautiful shape like a Maple (If the attraction is under maintenance or other force majeure, we will go to Waterflow Lake as an alternative attraction)

    If the attraction is under maintenance or other force majeure, we will go to Waterflow Lake as an alternative attraction

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

  • Jasper National Park, AB

    Jasper National Park, AB
    Offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience - with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains.

    Icefields Parkway

    A 230 km long scenic road that parallels the Continental Divide, traversing the rugged landscape of the Canadian Rockies, travelling through Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. It is named for features such as the Columbia Icefield, visible from the parkway. It links Lake Louise with Jasper to the north. At its southern end, the Icefields Parkway terminates at Highway 1.

    Athabasca Glacier (Passing By)

    Athabasca Glacier
    The Athabasca Glacier is the most-visited glacier in North America. It is one of the eight major glaciers of the Columbia Icefield. The Icefield Interpretive Centre is next to the glacier, and is where visitors can arrange tours.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Glacier Skywalk

    Glacier Skywalk
    Visitors to the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre in Jasper National Park are treated to something new for the Glacier Skywalk. Modeled after the Grand Canyon Skywalk, this horseshoe-shaped bridge lets guests walk out over the cliffside glacier.

    Snowcoach

    Visitors to Jasper National Park in Alberta can take this exciting ride across the ice field to the Athabasca Glacier. This is a great way to see the vast tundra of Jasper.

    Athabasca Falls

    Athabasca Falls
    A powerful, picturesque waterfall, Athabasca Falls is not known so much for the height of the falls (23 metres), as it is known for its force due to the large quantity of water falling into the gorge.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

  • Jasper, AB

    Jasper, AB
    This town in the wilderness of Alberta, Canada serves as the gateway to the national park of the same name, where visitors can see the Athabasca Glacier. There are many lakes in the area.
Deluxe Hotel: Jasper Forest Park Hotel/ Jasper Inn & Suites/ Chateau Jasper or similar
Breakfast: Meal Plan|Lunch: Meal Plan (The Crossing Western Lunch Box - 60 min)

Day 5: Jasper VIA - Vancouver (532 km)

Depart from Jasper Hotel at approximately 08:00 am in the morning. Drop off at Canada National Rail VIA station (The departure time is subject to the final notification from Jasper Railway Station, please go to the railway station to check in at least 1 hour in advance)

The train departs at 09:30 am (there is no driver-guide service on the train), and you will start the special Rocky Mountain train Brigade - 800 kilometers of magnificent mountains and rivers along the way, allowing you to enjoy the scenery of the Rocky Mountains. At night we will across the Fraser Valley to the low land plain. Overnight on the VIA train.
  • Vancouver, BC

    Vancouver, BC
    This city in British Columbia is the most populated metro area in western Canada. This historic city grew from an 1867 settlement called "Gastown." Visitors can take a boat ride to nearby Victoria on Vancouver Island.
Standard Hotel: on the VIA train
Breakfast: Meal Plan

Day 6: Vancouver

At around 8:00am we will arrive in Vancouver Pacific Railway Station, you can explore Richmond and experience the diverse cultures of Vancouver. 

Pacific Railway Station Address: 1150 Station St, Vancouver, BC V6A 4C7
  • Vancouver, BC

    Vancouver, BC
    This city in British Columbia is the most populated metro area in western Canada. This historic city grew from an 1867 settlement called "Gastown." Visitors can take a boat ride to nearby Victoria on Vancouver Island.
  • Calgary Airport Pick up:
    • Complimentary airport pickup service at Calgary International Airport (YYC) is available at 10:00/12:00/14:00/16:00/18:00/20:00/22:00. Upon arrival, please proceed to the Westar Service Counter located at Gate 5 on the Arrivals Level to confirm your pick-up information.
    • Hotel shuttle service is available for flights arriving between 6:00-9:00 AM and 22:00-23:00 PM. This complimentary service departs once every hour. If you are unable to take the designated shuttle, the travel agency will coordinate the next available shuttle for you according to the hotel shuttle availability.
    • Private car airport pick-up service is available on a Pre-paid basis: for flights arriving between 7:00-23:00. The first two passengers will be charged $100 CAD plus tax, and each additional passenger will be charged $20 CAD plus tax. Please be aware that there is a maximum of four people per order.
    Note If pick-up service is included in the guest's itinerary, please be sure to provide accurate flight information. Any inaccurate information provided resulting in errors for the pick-up service; the travel agency reserves the right to provide second transfer services with an additional charge (according to the paid private car airport pick up service fee) or coordinate the next available pickup according to the availability.
  • Please arrive at pick up locations at least 1 hours earlier. Tour guide will not accompany on the train.
  • Luggage Policy: Limited to two medium suitcase and one carry-on luggage per person

Price Includes

  • Economy Seats on VIA train from Jasper to Vancouver VIA Railway Station
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Traffic Accident Insurance
  • Admission for National Park
  • Bilingual Tour Guide (English and Chinese)

Price Excludes

  • Meals & All Personal Expenses such as laundry, phone & travel insurance
  • Driver/Tour Guide gratuity:C$15/pp/day, airport pick up C$4/pp
  • Optional activity expenses (will be added when checking out)
  • Refunds for costs caused by force majeure

Additional Note

  • If your itinerary includes airport pick-up and drop-off service, please provide accurate flight information and arrive at the designated pick-up location in advance. If the pick-up or designated pick-up location is mistaken due to inaccurate information you have provided, you will be charged C$30/pp for a second pick-up service.
  • According to different hotel operation requirements, you may be required to provide credit card information as a deposit during your stay for miscellaneous expenses and incidental guarantees (such as telephone expense, laundry, catering).
  • All activities and meals must be booked in advance. Please understand that no additional bookings will be provided during the tour.
  • During the tour, please arrive at the pick-up location at the time scheduled by the tour guide. Do not be late to avoid delaying other tourists' itinerary. If you are late or miss the transportation we have provided, you are responsible (at your own expense) to meet the group at the next designated meeting location.
  • During your trip, the tour guide may pick-up or drop-off travelers accommodated at different hotels. The tour guide will make reasonable arrangements according to the presented situation. Please cooperate and understand, thank you.
  • During your trip, there may be different vehicles and tour guides serving you.
  • If for any reason you need to leave our group during the trip, you must fill out a "Letter of Liability Release", no exceptions.
  • Guests under 16 years old, must be accompanied by an adult (Age 18 or above).
  • In the event of traffic, weather, or other circumstances not under our company's control, or if you are unable to participate in activities included in the itinerary due to personal reasons, no refunds will be given.
  • If you have special needs (such as but not limited to: bed type, vegetarian options, high-chairs, etc.) please inform us at least 7 days before your trip. We will do our best to accommodate you, but there is no guarantee.

Confirmation

  • After the reservation information is submitted, you will immediately receive a receipt email for the reservation order. Within 72 hours of submission, you will receive an order status confirmation email. Please do not book a flight until you receive an order status confirmation email.

Redemption

  • After booking online, you will receive a "confirmation email" with complete instructions, including the local phone number of the destination. When you are sure, be sure to print this "confirmation email" and take it with you on your trip -- evidence that you have paid for it.

Terms & Condition

  • The following applies to order cancellations and changes:
    - reduce the number of participants for the same order
    - cancel the entire order
    - change of itinerary
    - change different dates for the same trip
    1. No refund will be made for any change or cancellation of the entire order or one or all of the activities, meals, tickets and accommodation within 45 days prior to the departure of the tour;
    2. 46 days or more before the tour - 30% will be refunded
    3. Booking with hotel upgrade between Christmas and New Year holidays (December 16th - January 2nd), no refunds or changes will be made once confirmed
    4. The refund amount will be credited directly to your TakeTours wallet as credits for future use. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 6% handling fee.
  • The following applies to order modification
    - increase the number of participants in the trip (depending on the resource situation of the corresponding date of the trip)
    - change the name of the person participating in the trip
    1. No modification shall be made within 45 days before the tour
    2. A service fee of C$50/ single/trip will be charged for 46 days or more before the trip
  • If your itinerary includes shuttle service, please be sure to provide accurate flight information and arrive at the designated pick-up location in advance. The travel agency reserves the right to provide the second service or to charge $30 per person if there is an error in pick-up due to inaccurate information.
  • Visitors under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or above).
  • Please understand that complimentary items unavailable due to traffic, weather or other force majeure factors, or you cannot participate due to personal reasons, the fees will not be refunded.
  • We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
  • If you have special needs (such as bed, vegetarian, baby chair, etc.), please inform us at least 7 days before the trip, we will try to coordinate, but no guarantee.
  • If you need to leave the tour, please sign the confirmation of leaving the tour.
  • During the tour, there may be different vehicles and tour guides to serve you. Sorry for any inconvenience!
  • The order of travel may be adjusted.
  • All foreign travelers are responsible to have ready and to bring a valid visa. Confirm and process eTA in advance according to your passport type.
  • We need your passport or picture ID card when we issue VIA Railway Ticket. (Luggage: Limited to two medium suitcase and one carry-on luggage per person.). Once the VIA Railway Ticket is issued cannot be refund or exchange. We are not responsible for any canceling VIA Railway or VIA Railway delay.

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