Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic, 5 Days

Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic, 5 Days

This journey into the rugged Canadian wilderness is one you'll never forget. Spend a night in Whistler, Quesnel and the quaint town of Jasper.

  • Destinations: Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper
  • 3 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 4 nights hotel: Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper

ITINERARY VANCOUVER TO JASPER EASTBOUND:

  1. Vancouver. Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
  2. 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.
  3. Whistler to Quesnel
    A complimentary motorcoach will pick you up from your hotel at 6:45am PT and transfer you to Pemberton station (approximately a 35-minute drive), where you will board the Rocky Mountaineer train and 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. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel.
  4. Quesnel to Jasper
    Your journey continues Eastward 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 the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.
  5. Jasper. Your journey ends upon checkout from your Jasper hotel.

 

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ITINERARY JASPER TO VANCOUVER WESTBOUND:

  1. Jasper. Arrive in Jasper and spend time exploring this picturesque mountain resort at your leisure. Overnight in Jasper.
  2. Jasper to Quesnel
    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel.
  3. Quesnel to Whistler
    Your journey continues Southwestward today to the four-season resort of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey today ends on arrival at Pemberton station where you will board a motorcoach which will transfer you to Whistler (approximated a 35-minute drive). Overnight in Whistler.
  4. Whistler to Vancouver
    The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canapé style. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Vancouver. At the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
  5. Vancouver. Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Activities & Tours: National Parks Pass, Vancouver Lookout
  • Eastbound: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Westbound: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 afternoon snack
  • 3 days Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper
  • 4 nights hotel: Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper