Rainforest to Gold Rush

3 day Rocky Mountaineer - from £1464

Enjoy some of the most breathtaking and varied rail scenery found anywhere in the world on this route. Travel past stunning lakes, through the coastal rainforest and the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon into the vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau on your way to the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies.

Highlights:

  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Visit the Gold Pan City of Quesnel
  • Journey through the Rocky Mountain Trench
  • Be awestruck by spectacular Mount Robson
  • Visit Jasper National Park
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver to Whistler

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. 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. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Whistler.

Meals: Breakfast included onboard.

Day 2 - Whistler to Quesnel

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer 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. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel.

Overnight in Quesnel. Please note that all accommodation in Quesnel is of moderate standard.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch included onboard.

Day 3 - Quesnel to Jasper National Park

Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta.

Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch included onboard.

3 day Rocky Mountaineer - from £1464

Optional Upgrade

For ultimate luxury and comfort, upgrade to the Rocky Mountaineer’s most popular service, Gold Leaf – from £1988.

Gold Leaf upgrade includes:

  • Two level, glass domed coach with full-length windows
  • Exclusive dining room
  • Gourmet hot meals
  • Complimentary beverages and snacks
  • Deluxe accommodation

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Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are included.

Rainforest to Gold Rush

YOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE

Experience the luxury of gourmet meals, luxurious hotels and a journey that you will never forget. All Rocky Mountaineer journeys can be booked as they are or added in to a longer Canada holiday.

Your rail experience includes:

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches (Eastbound)
  • 3 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Station and hotel transfers
  • 1 night in a Whistler hotel
  • 1 night in a Quesnel hotel

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