Coastal Passage Classic Rail Circle

002121A-14

From Sea to Sky and beyond! Explore the beautiful cities of Vancouver and Seattle, and continuing to the amazing and diverse landscapes of the Canadian Rockies.

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Highlights
  • Explore the Canadian Rockies by rail
  • Experience three train routes that carry you off on a sightseeing sojourn
  • “Sea to Sky” route to alpine-inspired Whistler
  • Quesnel, dating back to the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1850’s & 1860’s, when it was fondly known as Gold Pan City
  • Wildlife-rich stomping grounds of Jasper
Details

2018 Departures:
May:  11, 18, 25
June: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
July: 06, 13, 20, 27
August: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
September: 07, 14

2018 Pricing:
May
Silver Leaf Service – CA$5,999
Gold Leaf Service – CA$8,649
Deluxe Gold Leaf – CA$9,449

June-September
Silver Leaf Service – CA$6,199
Gold Leaf Service – CA$9,099
Deluxe Gold Leaf – CA$9,899

Taxes:  5% GST / HST as applicable

Prices are shown in CA$ per person based on two people sharing a double cabin and hotel room.  Single rates are available on request.

Taxes are in addition to the above prices and will be quoted at the time of booking, subject to any changes made by applicable governments.

Tour Code:
002121A-14

Itinerary
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Day 1: Vancouver Arrival

Arrive in Vancouver from your home city and transfer on your own to your downtown hotel. Surrounded by the Coastal Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is often considered to be the most beautiful city in the world. Its sandy beaches, green spaces and mountain backdrop provide a playground for all ages. With glorious summers and mild winters the locals like to say that you can golf in the morning and ski in the afternoon. And, it just so happens, that it’s true.

Overnight in Vancouver.
Silverleaf: Sheraton Wall Centre, traditional room
Goldleaf: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, deluxe room
Goldleaf Deluxe: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, deluxe harbour room

Day 2: Vancouver

Enjoy a tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore including visits to the Capilano Suspension Bridge (not for those afraid of heights!) and Grouse Mountain, from where you get breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains.
Second overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3: Vancouver to Whistler

You will be transferred by motorcoach from your hotel to the train station, where you board the Rocky Mountaineer. The train trip begins with a breath-taking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the “Sea to Sky” region. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. On arrival at the Whistler train station, you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the town. Whistler is a mountain paradise, known as the top-rated ski resort in North America. But, it’s not just renowned for outstanding skiing. It is a four-season destination offering kayaking, rafting, ziplining, paragliding, bungee jumping, horseback riding, heli-hiking, biking and golfing. The alpine, pedestrian village has lots of shops, gourmet dining and cafes with year-round arts and culture festivals.
Overnight in Whistler.

Day 4: Whistler to Quesnel

Transfer back to the train station and re-board the Rocky Mountaineer for your onward travel to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacialfed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world.  Quesnel’s history dates back to the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1850s and 1860s, when it was fondly known as Gold Pan City, and is rich with stories of fortune seekers. Surrounded by a dry, rolling pastoral landscape and the glacier-created Interior Plateau, it’s also a place where the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers join. This creates a rich fishing site that hosts some of the most important salmon runs in the world. A transfer from the train station to the hotel is provided.
Overnight in Quesnel.

Day 5: Quesnel to Jasper

You will be transferred back to the train station and continue your journey eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. Highlights include the Fraser River, the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mount Robson (the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies), and the Yellowhead Pass. Jasper National Park was established in 1907 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The largest of Canada’s mountain parks, it is a living example of a protected mountain eco-system. Enjoy it’s solitude, wildlife, heritage sites and unlimited outdoor recreation. You will be transferred from the station to your hotel for overnight in Jasper.

Silverleaf: Lobstick Lodge, standard room
Goldleaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont room
Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, deluxe room

Day 6: Jasper

Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.
Second overnight in Jasper.

Day 7: Jasper to Kamloops

After a transfer back to the train station you travel from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. You will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River. Kamloops is surrounded by the fascinating, hillside landscape of Canada’s only semi-arid desert. The name Kamloops is derived from a Shuswap word meaning “meeting place”, referring to the joining of the North and South Thompson Rivers on which the town is located.  Transfer from the train station to your hotel.
Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 8: Kamloops to Vancouver

After being transferred from your hotel back to the train station your rail adventure continues back west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. You will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. On arrival to Vancouver you will be transferred from the train station to your hotel for your overnight in Vancouver.

Silverleaf: Sheraton Wall Centre, traditional room
Goldleaf: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, deluxe room
Goldleaf Deluxe: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, deluxe harbour room

Day 9: Vancouver to Seattle

Travel on board Rocky Mountaineer to the “Emerald City” of Seattle. A motor coach will transfer you to Pacific Central Station to clear US customs and board your dome coach. After boarding, toast the voyage ahead and indulge in a delectable hot breakfast. Highlights include the community of White Rock as the train hugs the Pacific Coast, views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond, the fields at the foot of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Vernon, the fishing fleet (and Boeing jets) of Everett, and a unique view of the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington. Upon arrival at King Street Station, a motor coach will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. Overnight in Seattle.

Silverleaf: Paramount Hotel Seattle, traditional room
Goldleaf: Fairmont Olympic Hotel, deluxe room
Goldleaf Deluxe: Fairmont Olympic Hotel, executive suite

Day 10: Departure

Your vacation ends with check-out from your Seattle hotel.

You may choose to add on extra days in Vancouver before your rail journey or in Seattle after. Please ask us for the options to add in extra nights of accommodation and any optional tours you may wish to take.

A similar program is offered that starts and ends in Vancouver, without the extension to Seattle. Please inquire for details on pricing for the alternate, shorter tour.

Included
  • 9 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Admission to Vancouver Lookout
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Kamloops and Seattle
  • Luggage handling
  • 6 days on-board the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer in the Service Level of your choice
  • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • Jasper Highlights tour
  • Canada National Park Pass
Not Included
  • Airfare from your home city to Vancouver and back from Seattle
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Meals other than indicated
  • Extra nights in Vancouver or Seattle
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities
  • Applicable HST/GST
Tour Notes

Explore the Canadian Rockies by rail. Experience three train routes that carry you off on a sightseeing sojourn from alpine-inspired Whistler to the wildlife-rich stomping grounds of Jasper and back to the Pacific Ocean’s stunning coastal cities of Vancouver and Seattle.

Rocky Mountaineer Coach Service Levels

SilverLeaf 
Unwind in a classic rail experience in custom-designed, single-level dome cars with roomy, reclining seats. Don’t miss a minute of action through the oversized, domed windows and from the outdoor, viewing platform located between coaches. Enjoy a selection of delicious hot entrées, plated to your preference and served in the comfort of your seat. Relax with on-board complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks. Two hosts plus a culinary team and full commentary will ensure your experience has a silver lining!

The accommodation with SilverLeaf Service is in comfortable hotels with restaurants on the property or within walking distance.

GoldLeaf 
Sit back, relax and soak in the unparalleled panoramic views from our custom-designed bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach. The GoldLeaf coaches feature full domed windows with panoramic views upstairs and a private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows. There is also a large, exclusive open-air vestibule for added viewing and photography opportunities. Indulge in delectable gourmet à la carte meals served in the dining room. Relax with on-board complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks. Three to four hosts plus a full culinary team and full commentary will ensure you have a golden experience from beginning to end!

The accommodation with GoldLeaf Service is in luxurious hotels with premium room category and restaurants on property except in Kamloops and Quesnel where all accommodation is charming but of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded.

Gold Leaf Deluxe
Gold Leaf Deluxe service consists of all of the features of Gold Leaf Service on-board the Rocky Mountaineer, plus upgraded hotel accommodation to deluxe hotels with superior views and/or larger rooms, except in Kamloops and Quesnel where all accommodation is charming but of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded.

Peaks & Perks Special Offer:  Book by December 22, 2017 on on a 2018 8+ day rail package and receive CA$800 per couple in added value credits. What will you spend your credits on? Here are some suggestions:
Vancouver extension; add on an extra hotel night for more time to explore this amazing city
Sightseeing tours; add on an optional sightseeing tour (touring options will be provided for your tour dates at the time of your reservation)
Dining; opportunity to add a meal plan at your hotel
Cruising; add on a cruise before or after your rail journey
Airport transfers; arrive at your hotel in style with a private pick-up from the airport

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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