Rocky Mountaineer & Canmore Self Drive

From£2799 Per Person
Highlights
  • Stay in Vancouver
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Journey
  • 4 day Canmore self drive
  • Details
  • Itinerary
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Rocky Mountaineer & Canmore Self Drive

Rocky Mountaineer & Canmore Self Drive – a fantastic Canada Holiday option, featuring a 2 day trip on the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer and a 4 day self drive of the Rockies, based in Canmore.

Imagine a picture-postcard mountain community, and you’ll be dreaming of Canmore. This authentic mountain town offers stunning views and a laid-back atmosphere. Just 20 minutes from Banff, Canmore is home to accomplished athletes, artists, and artisans. With walking and cycling paths meandering through the town, Canmore attracts people passionate about an outdoor lifestyle. Hike, mountaineer, explore caves, or take an eye-opening helicopter ride. Wildlife roam freely here, and so can you. There are several museums, cafés, and restaurants to explore. Wander down Main Street and discover the unique boutiques and eclectic art galleries. Eat a mouth-watering meal or try craft beer brewed with crystal-clear mountain water and all-natural ingredients at a local watering hole.

           First Passage to the West - Rocky Mountaineer

 

After all that exploring, you’ll need first-rate accommodations. You’ll be lodging at the luxurious Malcolm Hotel. Opened in spring 2018, this newly constructed 4-star resort offers stylish contemporary design in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Close to all the action of Canmore, this refuge from the wilderness will indulge all of your desires. Unwind in the outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, or dine in one of The Malcolm Hotel’s signature restaurants.

Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Hotel Accommodation throughout
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey
  • 4 day car hire

 

 

Price based on 02 share.. Flights available from various UK airports, please call for details. Departure dates available May – October 2019.

Itinerary

Rocky Mountaineer & Canmore Self Drive
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Included is admission to the Vancouver Lookout.
Overnight in Vancouver.
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Board Rocky Mountaineer in the urban oasis of Vancouver, British Columbia, and journey through the farmlands of the Fraser Valley. From fertile greenery, the landscape transforms to the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains. You’ll see the mighty Fraser River and the raging whitewater of Hell’s Gate. Then, the landscape undergoes another transformation and you’ll find yourself amid scrub brush and desert. You will pull in to overnight at a hotel in the city of Kamloops.

Breakfast & Lunch on Rocky Mountaineer
Overnight in Kamloops
Now your venture into the heart of the mountains begins in earnest. Continuing east along the South Thompson River, you’ll witness historic Craigellachie. This spot marks where the Last Spike was driven on the Canadian Pacific Railway line, uniting the nation. You’ll gaze in wonder at cascading waterfalls and at icy glaciers spilling over the lips of the peaks above, on your way to the charming alpine town of Banff and the brilliant waters of Lake Louise. And all of this craggy wilderness is yours to embrace, from the comfort of your luxurious Rocky Mountaineer coach.
On arrival in Banff, collect your rental car and take a leisurely 20-minute drive to Canmore.
Overnight in Canmore.
Today is yours to explore Canmore and the neighbouring area. Canmore is an authentic mountain community with an impressive list of accomplished mountaineers, and Olympic athletes. Here, you can take in the one-of-a-kind boutiques, eclectic art galleries, and stunning mountain views, or take a float down the Bow River or a scenic helicopter ride. The atmosphere is quiet and laid-back.
Overnight in Canmore.
On your drive to Lake Louise, stop off in Banff to enjoy such sights as Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. On your way to Lake Louise, take a leisurely drive along the Bow River to Johnston Canyon, where you can take an easy 20-minute stroll to the lower falls or a moderate 45-minute trek to the spectacular upper waterfalls.
Overnight in Lake Louise.
Enjoy a morning lakeshore stroll around Lake Louise, or for the more adventurous, a hike up to the Lady Agnes Tea House (1–2 hours one way). In the afternoon, drive to Calgary through beautiful Kananaskis Country and the ranching regions of Alberta before arriving in Calgary. Enjoy admission to the Calgary Tower. Overnight in Calgary.
After your hotel check-out, drop off your car at Calgary Airport and check-in for your overnight flight to the UK

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