8-Day Vancouver, Glacier View Train and Bus Ultimate Tour from Vancouver/Seattle

  • Tour code: 422-3866
  • Available: Thu (05/01 - 10/08)
  • Depart from: Seattle, WA; Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
From USD$1449 Save: $51

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Highlights:

Visit Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, Banff National Park, AB (Lake Louise, AB, Moraine Lake, AB, Peyto Lake, AB), Jasper National Park, AB (Athabasca Glacier, AB, Glacier Skywalk, AB), Okanagan, BC (Okanagan Lake, BC), Salmon Arm, BC, Yoho National Park, AB (Emerald Lake, BC).

Special Remarks:

  • Train transportation from Jasper to Vancouver via "the Canadian"
  • Exclusive 3 overnights in National Parks: Banff (deluxe upgrade at Sunshine Mountain Lodge during July to Sept.), Glacier View Inn, and Town of Jasper
  • Ride "Ice Explorer" at dusk and Glacier Skywalk in the morning for a close-up look at the glacier
  • Gift Pack Total value over $110

Pricing Details

Single: $2349
Double (/Person): $1449
Third Person Adult: $859
Child : $609
Fourth Person Adult: $859
Child : $609

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Prices are subject to change as train ticket price varies. We will notify you of any price change before confirm booking. You also can contact us before booking to check the exact price.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Vancouver / Seattle - Vancouver
  • Day 1 Vancouver / Seattle - Vancouver
  • Day 2 Vancouver - Fraser Valley - Kelowna - Okanagan - Vernon(278 miles)
  • Day 3 Vernon - Salmon Arm - Golden - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park - Banff(214 miles)
  • Day 4 Banff Nantional Park - Jasper National Park - Columbia Icefield Hotel(128 miles)
  • Day 5 Jasper National Park - Jasper(5 miles)
  • Day 6 Jasper - Kamloops(274 miles)
  • Day 7 VIA Train - Clearwater - Kamloops - Hope - Vancouver(289 miles)
  • Day 8 Vancouver / Vancouver - Seattle
  • Day 8 Vancouver / Vancouver - Seattle
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Day 1 Vancouver / Seattle - Vancouver

Option 1:

Seattle - Vancouver

(142 miles)
Today we will gather in Seattle. After pickup from the airport, we will take an excursion of the city that includes a brief stop at Space Needle. At the end of the day we will transfer to the hotel in Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver Hotel:
Deluxe Hotel: Executive Plaza/Westin Wall Center or Similar
Premium Hotel: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar

This city in the top-left corner of the United States is a major seaport as well as a cultural center. Whether you want to enjoy the scenery, grab some great coffee, or learn history, Seattle has something to offer.

  • Always Visit
    This icon of the American Northwest has adorned everything for movie screens to postage stamps. Built in 1961 for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle features outdoor elevators and a rotating restaurant at its top.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 10:00pm, SEASONAL TIME APPLY.
Option 2:

Vancouver

Today we will gather in Vancouver. Our guide will meet you at the airport for transfer to the hotel. After, we will take a half-day tour of the city that includes stops at Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Center, Olympic Cauldron and Stanley Park etc, and take a mini ferry ride to Granville Island.

Vancouver Hotel:
Deluxe Hotel: Executive Plaza/Westin Wall Center or Similar
Premium Hotel: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar

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.

  • Always Visit
    One of Vancouver's main tourist attractions and beloved by visitors and locals alike, this massive park on the western coast of Canada is not to be missed. Stanley Park was the first park in Vancouver, and remains the largest.
  • Always Visit
    The roof of Canada Place, Vancouver's large convention facility, is made of cloth pieces to resemble sails. This complex contains the Vancouver Convention Center, the local cruise ship terminals, the city's World Trade Center, and a hotel.
    Duration: 1 Day
  • Always Visit
    Constructed for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver's Olympic Cauldron stands as a reminder of the legacy of those great games. Located by the Vancouver Convention Center, the cauldron is an interesting piece of architecture.
  • Always Visit
    Granville Island is a peninsula off of the main hub of the city of Vancouver, a shopping district across the water from the downtown area, as well as a center of art and culture for the city.
  • Always Visit
    The Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia, Canada is one of the country's largest convention centers. It has twice been selected as the "World's Best Convention Center." The Center was an important place in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Dulexe Hotel: Executive Plaza / Westin Wall Centre / Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar
Dinner: Meal Plan (All inclusive meal plan only)
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Day 2 Vancouver - Fraser Valley - Kelowna - Okanagan - Vernon(278 miles)

Start our journey via the trans-Canada highway, pass through Fraser Valley and head east for Kelowna where is the heart of the Okanagan Valley. At Lake Okanagan, listen to its legendary story and search for the lake monster "Ogopogo." Afterwards visit the renowned winery to learn about the basics of wine making. Stop by a honey farm and then settle down at Vernon.

It is one of the warmest regions in all of Canada. During the summer months, visitors are offered countless sandy beaches, hot sun, and a variety of outdoor and water activities. It is also a spectacular backdrop to the golf courses and Okanagan wineries and popular ski resorts.

  • Always Visit
    This large and deep lake in the Okanagan Valley region of Canada's British Columbia is a popular recreation spot that offers a variety of activities in addition to gorgeous scenery. It has a surface area of 351 square kilometers.
Standard Hotel: Prestige Hotel / Fairfield Inn & Suites or similar
Breakfast: Meal Plan (All inclusive meal plan only)Lunch: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Dinner: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)

Day 3 Vernon - Salmon Arm - Golden - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park - Banff(214 miles)

Proceed to the Eagle Pass and visit the "Last Spike". After passing through Golden, enter Yoho National Park and visit the Natural Bridge and the Emerald Lake. Then, experience the Bow Valley and visit none other than the Bow Falls. Arrive in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. Stay overnight in Banff.

Salmon Arm first started as a railway camp during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), later developing into a logging, farming and dairy centre. It is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, clean waterways, provincial parks and an abundance of green space.

  • Always Visit
    The outpost of Craigellachie is a tourist stop in the Eagle Pass, which allows the Canadian Pacific Railway to pass through the Monashee Mountains. This was the location in which the "Last Spike" of the railway was placed.

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

  • Always Visit
    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.

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

  • Always Visit
    The Bow Falls are a 30-foot-high, 100-foot wide waterfall just outside the city of Banff. The falls are popular with tourists because they are just a short walk from the town and can be reached on foot from most hotels.

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.

Standard Hotel: ELK + Avenue or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Breakfast: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Lunch: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Dinner: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)

Day 4 Banff Nantional Park - Jasper National Park - Columbia Icefield Hotel(128 miles)

We will ride the Gondola to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain, then head to Moraine Lake (subject to road condition). Next, we will visit the Lake Louise and enjoy meal at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (meal plan). After passing by Bow Lake, we will visit Peyto Lake, ride across Athabasca Glacier on "Ice Explorer". We will stay at the unique hotel at the Columbia Icefield that features spectacular views of the Athabasca Glacier during the day and unmatched stargazing at night.

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

  • Always Available
    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.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $64; Child (6-15 yrs) $32
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    Lake Louise is a glacial lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park. The lake is known for its vibrant blue-green coloration, which comes from rock flour carried into the lake by the water of the nearby melting glaciers.
  • Always Visit
    Peyto Lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park is known for its stunning aqua-blue coloration. It can be best seen from a viewing point just off the Icefield Parkway; this is considered one of the best views in Canada.
  • Always Visit
    The Columbia Icefield in the northern part of Banff National Park covers an area of about 200 square miles in the Canadian Rockies. The Icefield feeds eight major glaciers in the area, including Athabasca Glacier and Dome Glacier.

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.

  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Available
    Ride the Ice Explorer, a large vehicle specially-designed to enable mobility over the incredible Columbia Icefield to the Athabasca Glacier.
Dulexe Hotel: Glacier View Inn
Lunch: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Dinner: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)

Day 5 Jasper National Park - Jasper(5 miles)

In the morning, we will walk out on the Glacier Skywalk. After visiting Athabasca Falls, we will head to Jasper, where we will be able to take optional river rafting or horseback riding excursions. We will also visit Maligne Canyon. We will spend the night in Jasper.

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.

  • Always Visit
    Visitors to the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre in Jasper National Park are treated to something new for 2014-- the Glacier Skywalk. Modeled after the Grand Canyon Skywalk, this horseshoe-shaped bridge lets guests walk out over the cliffside glacier.
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    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.
Standard Hotel: Maligne Lodge /or similar

Day 6 Jasper - Kamloops(274 miles)

We will have the morning free at our own leisure. Our train departs at 2:30pm. The station is a short drive from our hotel, Take the hotel shuttle (subject to hotel) to the train station, please arrival 1 hour prior to the departure time.. Our train will head to Kamloops in British Columbia. On the journey, we will see Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, and Yellowhead Pass. We will spend the night on the train.
Standard Hotel: Overnight on the train

Day 7 VIA Train - Clearwater - Kamloops - Hope - Vancouver(289 miles)

We will continue on our train ride towards the Pacific coast, admiring the dramatic changes in scenery, including the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the Hills Gate in Fraser Canyon. Around 9:45am, we will arrive in Vancouver.
Dulexe Hotel: Executive Plaza / Westin Wall Centre / Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similiar

Day 8 Vancouver / Vancouver - Seattle

Option 1:

Vancouver - Seattle

(142 miles)
Bussed to Seattle, WA for an extra fee and fly out of the Seatac Airport. Please see "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
Option 2:

Vancouver

Guests may explore Vancouver as they please in the morning. Guests may transfer to the airport any time bewteen Between 8:00 am - 9:30 pm ( La Quinta / Hampton Inn/Executive Plaza / Westin Wall Centre or similar hotels located in Central Richmond). 8:00 am-8:00 pm (Barclay Hotel/Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar hotels located in Downtown Vancouver). Please see "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
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