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VIA Rail and the Canadian Rockies with Calgary Stampede (8470)

11 days from Calgary to Vancouver

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Welcome to Calgary! Dust off your chaps for a true frontier experience that packs a wallop. The Calgary Stampede is called “the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”—and for good reason! The stampede brings the Old West to life with entertainment and exhibits, great food, world-famous Chuckwagon horse races, and the Calgary Stampede Rodeo.

Your budget-minded western Canada tour continues through spectacular scenery, exciting cities, and thrilling experiences. You’ll overnight in Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Vancouver, and Victoria. You’ll also overnight on Via Rail’s the Canadian across Canada’s Rocky Mountains. From your comfortable cabin, witness snowcapped mountains, ranchlands along the South Thompson River, and fertile fields from Jasper to Vancouver. Next, journey from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park. You’ll stop at breathtaking Lake Louise, with blue-green waters forming a perfect mirror of Mount Victoria. Pass snowcapped mountains, exquisite lakes, and steep gorges on your way to Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick! Before heading to Jasper, you’ll enjoy two nights and free time in Banff National Park, one of Canada’s favorite resorts. Enjoy time to explore in Jasper National Park give you time to explore. This western Canada tour also includes sightseeing in each city—Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria. Board the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria via the scenic Gulf Islands, and visit Victoria’s world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of exquisite floral displays.

For the value-minded traveler looking for classic western adventure, stunning scenery, and natural wonders, this western Canada tour is the perfect budget vacation!

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

CALGARY
Sightseeing; daily passes to the Stampede Grounds, Rodeo admission, Chuckwagon Races, Grandstand Show

BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park

LAKE LOUISE
Visit the lake

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD
Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park

JASPER NATIONAL PARK-VANCOUVER
Journey aboard VIA Rail’s the Canadian in Sleeper Plus class

VANCOUVER
Sightseeing; Stanley Park

VICTORIA
Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens

Guides:

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

Transportation:

On VIA Rail’s Canadian—Private bedroom from Jasper to Vancouver in Sleeper Plus class; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

1 breakfast, 1 lunch

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SERENA CAMPBELL

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

"As a small child I was fascinated when hearing my grandparents' travel adventures. I would listen to their stories for hours! Here I am, years later, taking passengers around, sharing stories and showcasing my beautiful country! Combining my love for working with people and traveling is a perfect fit. Seeing the fascination in passengers' eyes as they witness Western Canada's stunning and ever changing scenery is the part I love best. Bringing the world alive through stories is a privilege."

Tour Director -  SERENA CAMPBELL

 Accommodations

BANFF Bow View Lodge (ST)
CALGARY Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre (ST)
JASPER Marmot Lodge (F)
VANCOUVER Sandman Suites on Davie (F) or Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Center (ST)
VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)



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