Renowned for their scenic grandeur, the Canadian Rockies possess exceptional natural beauty with rugged mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and more.
This summer, guests have an exclusive opportunity to experience the best of the Canadian West during the Canadian Rockies by Rocky Mountaineer pre-cruise or post-cruise land program. See much of it from the comfort of the Gold Leaf Service Car on the Rocky Mountaineer, an award-winning train that presents an ever-changing landscape of beautiful mountains, rivers and forests.
Below is an overview of the Canadian Rockies by Rocky Mountaineer pre-cruise program:
After arriving in Calgary, enjoy a comfortable transfer to the beautiful Rimrock Resort Hotel (or similar) in Banff, Alberta. You’ll be staying in a premium room with stunning views across the valley. Spend an evening in or take a complimentary shuttle into the town of Banff where you will find an array of restaurants and unique shopping opportunities.
Following a delicious breakfast at the hotel, embark on a half-day tour of Banff with a dedicated guide. Highlights include Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos.
Following an early morning transfer to Banff Station, board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train. Enjoy gourmet breakfast onboard shortly after departure. The Rocky Mountaineer will head west through the majestic Canadian Rockies to your overnight destination of Kamloops. Highlights include passing by Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven in 1885, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels – a true engineering feat, and the glaciers and snowcapped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.
Board the Rocky Mountaineer once again and continue west along the banks of the Fraser River as it winds to the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey, see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the BC Interior, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains and into the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. At Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station, board a shared motor coach and transfer to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for the evening.
Following breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a tour across Lions Gate Bridge and into North Vancouver. Highlights include the Grouse Mountain Cable Car, stunning views of downtown Vancouver, Mount Baker and the Coast Mountains. A number of activities take place here, including a Grizzly Bear enclosure, a lumberjack show and a birds of prey demonstration.
Following breakfast and check out from the hotel, you will be transferred to the port for embarkation aboard Seven Seas Mariner®.
For complete details on this magnificent land program, visit RSSC.com.