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Grand Canadian Passage

Day 1: Arrive in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Day 2: Calgary / Banff National Park / Banff
Day 3: Banff / Yoho National Park / Lake Louise / Banff
Day 4: Banff / Rocky Mountaineer / Kamloops, British Columbia
Day 5: Kamloops / Rocky Mountaineer / Vancouver
Day 6: Vancouver
Day 7: Vancouver / Depart for U.S.

Optional Post-Tour: Victoria

Day 1: Arrive in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
After settling into your hotel, venture out to capture the sights and sounds of this bustling metropolis. Or perhaps indulge in the luxurious amenities at the Fairmont Palliser before joining fellow travelers for a special welcome dinner.
Overnight: Fairmont Palliser (D)

Day 2: Calgary / Banff National Park / Banff
Today's adventures include a visit to Banff National Park for a scenic gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain, where you'll have endless views of six magnificent mountain ranges. During free time at the top, visit the interactive interpretive center, stroll the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk, or grab a snack at one of the restaurants before boarding a gondola to return to the base of the mountain.

Afterward, enjoy a panoramic tour of Banff before arriving to the hotel for the evening.
Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs (B)

Day 3: Banff / Yoho National Park / Lake Louise / Banff
After breakfast, begin a full-day tour of Banff and Yoho National Park, which features magnificent natural wonders like the Spiral Tunnels, serene waters of Emerald Lake, and a natural Rock Bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River.

Before returning to Banff, stop at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Take advantage of free time to walk around Lake Louise to admire its turquoise waters, towering pines, and picturesque mountains that carve through the serene landscape.
Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs (B,D)

Day 4: Banff / Rocky Mountaineer / Kamloops, British Columbia
This morning, transfer to Banff Station to board the Rocky Mountaineer. Celebrate with fellow travelers with a welcome toast at departure, and experience regionally-inspired meals on your way to Kamloops.

Gliding towards the interior of British Columbia, embrace the dramatic changes in scenery from the spacious coach or outdoor viewing platform—a perfect spot to capture photographs of the enigmatic landscape and take in the fresh Rockies air.

Today’s highlights include the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, the climb over Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie—where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Keep a keen eye out for wildlife as well. The onboard hosts are also on the lookout and will notify guests when animals are spotted.
Overnight: Kamloops Lodging (B,L)

Day 5: Kamloops / Rocky Mountaineer / Vancouver
Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, continue the journey west as you view the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon.

Take advantage of a restful evening at the hotel after a leisurely dinner on your own.
Overnight: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (B,L)

Day 6: Vancouver
After breakfast, visit Grouse Mountain—just 15 minutes from downtown. Climb aboard a gondola for breathtaking views of the city and surrounding mountains, rising 4,100 feet up to The Peak of Vancouver.

Afterward, set out for a magical walk through nature at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Originally constructed in 1889, the Capilano Suspension Bridge spans 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River. Seven additional suspension bridges cross through the evergreens, offering visitors a unique bird's eye perspective of the forest below.

For those seeking alternative activities, stroll the park grounds or venture to the nearby viewing platform to admire the stunning sights.

This evening, join fellow travelers for a farewell reception before dinner on your own at one of downtown's lively restaurants.
Overnight: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (B,R)

Day 7: Vancouver / Depart for U.S.
After breakfast, guests departing during the suggested times take the complimentary group transfer to Vancouver International Airport for flights home. Guests continuing on the optional post-tour will transfer to Victoria. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, R = Reception
(Itinerary subject to change.)

Activity Level:

Easy

Guests should be comfortable boarding and disembarking trains without assistance, walking and moving between coaches while the train is in motion and navigating stairs to upper level of the coach. Guests should also be able to enjoy outdoor walking with sure-footing on uneven terrain, get in and out of a motor coach without assistance, and be able to manage stairs.