Rainforest and Gold Rush on the scenic Rocky Mountaineer Rail – 5 Days
Day 1: Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2: Vancouver to Whistler
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Vancouver Station at 7:40 am PT; you will travel from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler. Following your check-in at and motorcoach transfer from your downtown Vancouver hotel, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. Breakfast will be served onboard. You will arrive in Whistler between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm PT. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight.
Day 3: Whistler to Quesnel
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Whistler Station at 7:10 am PT, you will travel to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Arrive in Quesnel between 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the town, or relaxing in your hotel. All hotels in Quesnel are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking.
Day 4: Quesnel to Jasper
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Quesnel Station at 7:10 am PT, your journey continues to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. Highlights include the Fraser River, the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and Yellowhead Pass. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm MT.
Day 5: Jasper
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Jasper hotel.