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6-Day Canadian Rockies and VIA Railway to Calgary Exploration Tour from Vancouver Tour Code: 993-19159

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Mon, Fri
Vancouver, Canada
English; Mandarin Chinese
6 5
Visit Jasper National Park (Athabasca Glacier, Icefields Parkway, Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake), Banff National Park (Bow Falls, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Hoodoos, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Peyto Lake, Surprise Corner), Banff, Jasper, Vancouver, Yoho National Park (Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge).
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/person)
    Single $1726
    Double $979
    3rd Person
    Adult $492
    Child
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    $492
    4th Person
    Adult $492
    Child
    (Age 0-11)
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    Single $1798
    Double $1019
    3rd Person
    Adult $512
    Child
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    $512
    4th Person
    Adult $512
    Child
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  • During the peak season (7/04-7/14), the price may fluctuate depends on the availability of the hotel. If extra cost occur, we will send the payment link of the extra cost $150 - $250 per night separately.
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Day 1: Vancouver

The Train will departure at 3pm. please self check in at the VIA staion.
  • 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 Train

Day 2: Jasper

At around 11:00am we will arrive in Jasper. Then check-in at a Jasper hotel. Enjoy and spend a wonderful night in Jasper.
You can add-on activities in the afternoon at your choice.
Option 1:Jasper Sky Tram+Shuttle
Option 2:Jasper Motorcycle tour
  • 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.

    Jasper Skytram

    The highest and longest aerial tramway located in Canada, which was built in 1964 and up to a height of 2,277 metres above sea level.
Deluxe Hotel: Jasper Forest Park Hotel/ Jasper Inn & Suites/ Chateau Jasper or similar

Day 3: Jasper National Park-Maligne Lake-Maligne Canyon-Banff (257 km)

In the morning, pass by Medicine Lake, we will head to Maligne Lake. To enhance the experience and explore the world-famous Spirit Island , which is only accessible by cruise, we will take the Maligne Lake Cruise (optional surcharge) in Jasper. Then head to Maligne Canyon. On the way back, we'll relax in peace at the Saskatchewan River Crossing for a short rest. Overnight in Banff.
  • 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.

    Medicine Lake (Passing By)

    Medicine Lake, also known as “the lake that disappears” is located 20 km southeast of the town of Jasper. Medicine lake is a 7 km long narrow lake that is formed by the Maligne River. Interesting enough, the lake loses water as it flows.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes

    Maligne Lake

    Maligne Lake
    This amazing lake and the scenery surrounding it is one of the most-photographed areas in the world. It is beloved for its crystalline waters, the surrounding mountains, and Spirit Island. The area is home to many animals, including caribou.

    Seasonal/*Alternative attraction: Pyramid Lake, Patricia Lake *

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Spirit Island Cruise

    Cruise down the lovely Maligne Lake to small Spirit Island, the landmark at which you will turn around to return to your starting point.

    Maligne Canyon

    Maligne Canyon
    Maligne Canyon is a natural feature located in the Jasper National Park near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Eroded out of the Palliser Formation, the canyon measures over 50 metres (160 ft) deep. Popular for sightseeing and exploration, the area contains waterfalls, stream outlets, birds and plant life.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Saskatchewan River Crossing

    The Saskatchewan River Crossing is an interesting place to stop for a short rest as you are driving near the junction of Banff National Park and the Icefields Parkway. This place was actually named “The Crossing” because back in the 19th century, travelers and fur traders would use this spot to cross the North Saskatchewan River on their way to the beautiful province of British Columbia.

    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 (Maligne Lake Historical Chalet lunch, if less than 15pax for lunch booking, it may be replaced with a plate meal or self-choice lunch with soup, sandwich & dessert)

Day 4: Banff-Banff National Park-Yoho National Park-Banff (166 km)

In the morning, we will pass by Castle Mountain on the way to Lake Louise, overlooked by a stately chateau and backed by Victoria Glacier and elevated by Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This is your lunch stop as well. Followed closely by Moraine Lake and set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks. After that, we will enter the Yoho National Park, pass by Spiral Tunnel, and visit Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge.

  • 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

    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 5: 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 6: Banff - Jasper - Banff - Calgary (554 km)

We will pass by Crowfoot Mt., stop at Bow Lake where we can see the Num-Ti-Ja hotel. Then we will travel through the scenic road No 93 Icefields Parkway, enjoy meal in Icefield central buffet, view glacier on viewpoint. Next we will visit Jasper National Park, experience Snowcoach on Athabasca Glacier. We will also visit Peyto Lake before turn to Banff and Calgary.
  • 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

    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. 20 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)

    Peyto Lake would be replaced by Waterfowl Lake if not available to visit and also during the maintenance period from August 19 to winter.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    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.
  • 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.

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Athabasca Glacier

    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. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

    Icefields Parkway (Passing By)

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes

Breakfast: Meal Plan|Lunch: Meal Plan (The Crossing western lunch box)
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Location Address Departure
Vancouver, BC 1150 Station Street, Vancouver, BC, Vancouver, BC V6A 4C7 (Vancouver VIA Train Station - Vancouver, BC) 3:00pm
  • 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
  • Drop off points: (If you don't need to purchase the post tour on last day)
    Calgary drop off point 1: Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza, address: 1316 33rd St NE, Calgary AB T2A 6B6
    Calgary drop off point 2: Delta Calgary Downtown, address: 209 4th Ave SE, Calgary AB T2G 0C6
    Calgary drop off point 3: Calgary airport
    According to itinerary arrangement, the drop off time may be changed. The specific time is subject to the actual situation.
  • Drop off: Please arrange your return flight after 9:30PM on last day.

Price Includes

  • Economy Seats on VIA train
  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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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