Up close engagement with Canada’s natural beauty...

+ Discover the wild beauty of British Columbia’s temperate rainforest and embark on a whale watching expedition.
+ Enjoy a 2-day, all-daylight rail journey through Western Canada across the Continental Divide.
+ Behold the majesty of Maligne Lake as you cruise to Spirit Island.
+ Journey on the Ice Fields Parkway, a remarkable natural treasure.
+ Embark on a safari float down the gentle Bow River with views of Three Sisters Mountain’s jagged silhouette.
+ Spend two nights at the 5-star Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – surrounded by 700 acres of pristine nature and wildlife on the tranquil shores of Lac Beauvert.
+ With 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Day 1 - Prince Rupert, Canada

    On arrival, meet our Trip Leader and cross the channel to Prince Rupert on Kaien Island where you’ll check in to the Crest Hotel.
  • Day 2 - Grizzlies + Whales of British Colombia

    The untamed Pacific coast of northwest B.C. is a vast tract of protected temperate rainforest home to wildlife including eagles, seals and mountain goats. It’s also home to the largest grizzly bear population on the planet and today’s guided adventure cruise takes you into the rugged fjords of the Khutzeymateen Valley, home to all this amazing wildlife! You’ll be captivated by sweeping vistas of densely forested mountains and the chance to see these magnificent grizzlies in their native habitat.

    In August and September, a whale watching expedition replaces our coastal cruise. The Northern Inside Passage is one of the best places to see humpback, orca, gray and minke whales. These sheltered waters are also home to porpoises, seals and a variety of birds including bald eagles and blue herons.

    Meals B+D
  • Day 3 - All aboard VIA Rail to Prince George

    Board the VIA Rail Canada train this morning to begin your 2-day all-daylight journey across British Columbia to the Rocky Mountains. This is a true voyage-of-discovery into the natural wonders and history of the region. The ancient traditions of the First Nations, the not-so-distant pioneer days of stern-wheelers and steam engines, and the colorful legacy of gold miners have all left their mark along the tracks. With Touring Class seats, A+R guests enjoy onboard dining with wine at dinner. This evening, step off in Prince George and enjoy a restful sleep at the Coast Inn of the North. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 - Crossing the Canadian Rockies

    Re-board the VIA Rail train this morning for another day filled with the rushing rivers, pristine lakes, historic outposts and the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Learning about the First Nations people, early settlers, and native wildlife will enrich the journey. Arrive Jasper early in the evening and check in to the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Meals B+L
  • Day 5 - Flora and Fauna of Jasper National Park

    Take this morning to enjoy the setting of our resort. In the afternoon, a nature walk affords great views of the Angel Glacier. Then discover Medicine Lake and cruise on Maligne Lake, set amidst towering peaks, to step ashore on Spirit Island – one of Canada’s most iconic sights. A wildlife tour in the early evening is the best time to view species like bear, elk, wolf and moose. At Maligne Canyon, you’ll walk along the gorge to see the lower falls. Meals B+D
  • Day 6 - Icefields Parkway to Banff National Park

    Travel the spectacular Icefields Parkway to the Sunwapta and Athabasca Falls, both surrounded by towering conifers and rugged peaks. At the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, enjoy the exhibits or walk the trail to the toe of the Athabasca Glacier. A guided tour on to the glacier itself is also available. The day ends at the Rimrock Resort where your room offers great mountain views. Meals B
  • Day 7 - Lake Louise + River Float Adventure

    This morning, we take you to Lake Louise, cradled by steep forested slopes that give way to vistas of Victoria Glacier. In the alpine Valley of the Ten Peaks, you’ll stop along the shores of Moraine Lake for a nature walk. Both here and at Lake Louise, you’ll have ample time to take in the scenery or rent a canoe for a bit of independent exploration. This evening’s float trip with our expert river guide on the Bow River offers views of towering Mt. Rundle and a chance to observe some of the native wildlife like beaver, elk and osprey. Meals B+L
  • Day 8 - Banff National Park

    Spread across 2,564 square miles, Banff is home to a variety of mammals including elk, cougar, wolverine and grizzlies. Against a backdrop of soaring peaks and pristine lakes, this morning’s guided walk offers a thrilling chance to spot some of this native wildlife. Tour the lovely Cascade Gardens and then take your free afternoon to enjoy the delightful setting of our resort. You can soak in the nearby Hot Springs, ride the gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, or join an available heli-tour over Mt. Assiniboine c. Gather for our farewell dinner this evening. Meals B+D
  • Day 9 - Depart Calgary

    After breakfast, we’ll take you to the Calgary Airport for your afternoon flight. Meals B

Check In!

  • Crest Hotel - Prince Rupert, Canada

    With a privileged location on a high promontory in the heart of Prince Rupert, our inviting first class hotel enjoys one of the most scenic vantage points in this charming Pacific port. Our guests will enjoy spacious rooms with inspiring views over Prince Rupert Harbour. Outstanding North Coast cuisine is served in the Waterfront Restaurant with unobstructed vistas of Tuck Inlet and the Inner Harbour.

  • Coast Inn of the North - Prince George, Canada

    After an exciting all-daylight journey from Prince Rupert aboard VIA Rail Canada, you’ll step off the train and check in to our comfortable hotel in the Northern Gateway of Prince George. Modern and comfortable guestrooms include in-room coffee, tea + hot chocolate, 32-inch LCD television, and complimentary WiFi so you can catch up and reconnect midway through your rail adventure into the Canadian Rockies. You’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast in the inviting Coffee Garden Cafe before re-boarding the train in the morning.

  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Jasper, Canada

    Situated inside Jasper National Park, our 5-star resort is a charming village of cedar chalets set amidst 700 acres of pristine wilderness that wrap around the shores of Lac Beauvert.

  • Rimrock Resort Hotel - Banff National Park, Canada

    This exceptional 4-star hotel is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies - amidst the mountain splendor of Banff National Park. We’ve reserved Premium Guestrooms for all of our travelers so you can enjoy breathtaking views of the lofty peaks and deep forests of the majestic Canadian Rockies! For your dining pleasure, the Rimrock offers two full-service restaurants: Choose from fine French dining at Eden under the direction of chef Chad Greaves or sit down in Primrose where you’ll find a tempting selection of Italian and Rocky Mountain inspired dishes. For a lighter or more casual experience, you might choose the Larkspur Lounge or Rimrock Café.

Our Original Journey Value

+ Escorted throughout by our experienced Canadian Trip Leader
+ Complete, expertly-guided sightseeing and nature expeditions with all entry fees
+ 15 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners
+ 8 nights in our handpicked hotels, lodges and resorts
+ All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and premium Touring Class aboard your 2-day VIA Rail Canada journey
+ Luggage handling and all hotel taxes and service charges

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  • Douglas from NY gives this tour 

    Delighted by Khutzeymateen Sanctuary Animals boat trip, Ranger talks, experienced guides.


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    Date Traveled: 7/14/2022

  • Larry from CO gives this tour 

    The entire trip was terrific and the small group was perfect!


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    Date Traveled: 1/18/2019

  • Terry from FL gives this tour 

    Delighted by the whale watching in Port Rupert, the Via Rail 2 day excursion, all the beautiful lakes and the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies along with a raft ride down the Bow River.


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    Date Traveled: 8/25/2017

  • Lewis from FL gives this tour 

    Lakes & train ride were great


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    Date Traveled: 8/25/2017

  • Nina from PA gives this tour 

    The hikes and outside excursions were great.


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    Date Traveled: 7/29/2017

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