Canadian Rockies 2021
Itinerary from Rocky Mountaineer
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- Day 1 Sun
Sep 26 Get Covid Test #1 at
Walgreens the Friday prior to travel. Air Canada flight from Denver to
Vancouver. Arrive at Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver.
- Day 2 Mon Sep 27 Explore Vancouver's Stanley Park.
Get Covid Test #2 prior to boarding train.
- Day 3 Tue
Sep 28 Train day #1 from Vancouver
to Kamloops, staying at the Delta Hotel by Marriott.
We are served a gourmet breakfast and lunch onboard the train, as well
as complimentary snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
throughout the rail journey.
- Day 4 Wed
Sep 29 Train day #2 from Kamloops to
Jasper, staying at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
- Day 5 Thu
Sep 30 Motor coach sightseeing tour
from Jasper to Lake Louise, staying at the Fairmont Chateau Lake
We travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic highways.
The Ice Explorer at the Columbia Icefield Centre is a 3 mile round-trip
journey on the icy slopes of Athabasca Glacier, including stepping out
onto the glacial ice.
The Glacier Skywalk consists of a 1,640 foot interpretive boardwalk and a
glass-floored observation platform extending 98 feet out over the
Glacier Skywalk takes spectacular scenery and a rare view of nature to unbelievable heights.
Here is a PhotoSphere at Lake Louise in front of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
- Day 6 Fri
Oct 01 Motor coach
sightseeing tour from Lake Louise to Banff, staying at the Rimrock
We enter Yoho National Park, visiting Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge, and the Spiral Tunnels.
- Day 7 Sat Oct 02 Motor coach sightseeing tour of Banff highlights.
We explore Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, the Hoodoos and the Banff Gondola.
The Banff Gondola is a spectacular eight-minute gondola ride to the top
of Sulphur Mountain for 360-degree views of the Banff townsite and its
Get Covid Test #3 prior to boarding the train again.
Dinner at the Eden restaurant at the Rimrock Resort.
- Day 8 Sun
Oct 03 Train day #3 from Banff to
Kamloops, staying at the Delta Hotel by Marriott.
- Day 9 Mon
Oct 04 Train day #4 from Kamloops
to Vancouver, staying at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver.
Lots of eagle sightings on this leg.
- Day 10 Tue Oct 05 Get Covid Test #4 in preparation for flying home to the US.
Explore Granville Island, and the Gastown neighborhood, including the Steam Clock.
- Day 11 Wed Oct 06 Fly home.