Stop at Medicine Lake and then green-blue Maligne Lake where you will enjoy a boat cruise to Spirit Island. Today you travel with a small group along the spine of the Rockies, on what is surely one of the most beautiful roads in the world - the Icefields Parkway.
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Embrace the laid back culture of Vancouver, lose yourself in the passing spectacle aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer train to Jasper, travel through the majestic Canadian Rockies, and soak up the splendor of the mountains.
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by towering mountains and sparkling ocean.
Depending on your time of arrival, you can relax and dine al fresco or get out and explore on foot or start of your Canadian vacation with a guided bicycle tour of Vancouver (ask your vacation advisor for more details). This is the first day of your 2-day Canadian Rockies by rail journey.
There’s a gentle pull as the train leaves Vancouver and the smell of eggs, ham and hot tea wafts from the galley.
The passing scenery is breathtaking; step out onto the outdoor viewing platform and feel the cool wind against your cheeks.
The exhilaration of your Canada train trip continues when finally you see the distinctive jagged peaks of the Canadian Rockies.
You will learn about the history of the railroad and spot wildlife as you go.
In the late afternoon, the train pulls into the station in Jasper.
Breathe in the cool, fresh mountain air of the Rockies -- you’ve arrived!