Mountain Rails and Northern Lights

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12 day Mountain Rails & Northern Lights

Banff • Icefields Parkway • Jasper • Rocky Mountaineer • Kamloops • Vancouver • Yukon

Spectacular scenery in Banff & Jasper National Parks. A trip to the Athabasca Glacier on the incredible Columbia Icefield. 2 days luxury train travel through the Rockies onboard Rocky Mountaineer train. Hop on / Hop off tour of
Vancouver Northern Lights viewing in the sub-arctic region of the Yukon Adventure & activities at the Southern Lakes Resort.

The tour includes • 11 nights’ accommodation including 3 nights at Southern Lakes Resort in the Yukon. 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf service. Meals as specified: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches. Internal flights, transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.

Departures are select dates between 15 August and 3 October 18. Also operates in reverse. Ideal for group sizes 1+ and accommodation is 3-5 stars. Tour is provided by Travel 2.

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Day 1: Arrive Calgary - Banff

Arrive at Calgary’s International airport and board your transfer to the idyllic parkland town of Banff. The rest of the day is free to explore the many unique shops, eateries and attractions around town.

Day 2: Banff

Enjoy a full day at leisure to discover what one of Canada’s most famous mountain resort towns has to offer. Perhaps arrange a wildlife tour to view one
of the many unique large animals in their natural environments.

Day 3: Banff – Jasper

Travel to Jasper on a full-day sightseeing transfer and stop at the incredible Columbia Icefield along the famous Icefields Parkway. An Ice Explorer ride will take
you onto the ancient Athabasca Glacier then take a walk on the Glacier SkyWalk.

Day 4: Jasper

Enjoy a day at leisure to make your own adventure in the Canadian Rockies. Perhaps you may wish to arrange for a thrilling rafting trip down the Athabasca River, or climb aboard a motorcycle sidecar for a
different touring experience along the park’s scenic roads.

Day 5: Jasper – Kamloops

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a spectacular rail excursion from Jasper to Kamloops. This unique daylight service allows you to view some of the most spectacular sights in Western Canada. Upon arrival in
Kamloops, the evening is at your leisure.

Day 6: Kamloops – Vancouver

Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer in the morning and set out on the last leg of your spectacular rail experience. The Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the “cowboy country” ranch lands and along the rushing torrents of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers.
The last stretch takes you through lush farmlands and past historic towns to Vancouver.

Day 7: Vancouver

Embark on a trolley for a fully- commented city tour. Sightsee at your own pace as you hop-on and hop-off at many of Vancouver’s
premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants.

Day 8: Vancouver – Whitehorse – Southern Lakes Resort, Yukon

Transfer independently to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your Air North flight to Whitehorse. On arrival you will be transferred by floatplane to Southern Lakes Resort. Check into your log built cabin and take some time to meet your hosts
for the next few days and discuss what adventures await! In the evening venture out on your first viewing
of the spectacular Northern Lights as they dance in green, blue and scarlet swirls across the sky.

Days 9 & 10: Southern Lakes Resort

Over the following 2 days discover the Yukon with the optional activities available on site such as canoeing,
hiking and fishing (season and weather permitting, some at additional cost). Whether accompanying your guide through the local trails to track moose, wild sheep and other large inhabitants of the forest and lake lands, or venturing out on your own the magic
of the Yukon is yours to discover. After enjoying the
sumptuous food on offer dependent on the time of
year and conditions view the enchanting Northern
Lights.

Days 11 & 12: Southern Lakes Resort – Whitehorse - Vancouver

Return to Vancouver and on arrival transfer
independently to your hotel. Enjoy your last evening in Vancouver perhaps with some Asian fusion cuisine, or
with a walk along the sea wall promenade. Your tour concludes on day 12 after check out of your hotel.

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