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Journey through the Clouds Discovery Drive

Flower-dotted meadows, weeping waterfalls, and wildlife-packed mountains await discovery on this jaunt through two natioanl parks, where casual drives morph uncannily into nature documentaries.

Itinerary
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Day 1
Vancouver

Arrive and spend time exploring scenic Vancouver on your own. Included is admission to the Vancouver Lookout. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2
Kamloops

After boarding at the Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver Station, travel through the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley. Farmland gives way to the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before the rumble of raging waters hail the arrivals of Hell's Gate. Piney forests turn into the abstract beauty of dusty desert hills as you pull in to spend the night in Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops

Day 3
Jasper

Continue your journey through a changing landscape. Rolling hills morph into snowy peaks before Pyramid Falls tumbles out of its hanging valley and falls 92 metes into the North Thompson River. The glittering Albreda Icefields and glorious Mount Robson mark the entry into the World Heritage Site of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper

Day 4
Jasper

Enjoy a day touring at your leisure in Jasper National Park with your rental car. Among the highlights are Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon, Miette Hot Springs, Maligne Lake, and Whistler's Mountain. Overnight in Jasper

Day 5
Lake Louise

Travel south to Lake Louise via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Allow time to visit highlights along the way, including Athabasca Falls, Bow Summit, Peyto Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. With sightseeing stops, we recommend allowing at least eight hours for today's drive. Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 6
Banff

Today, drive the scenic one-hour journey from Lake Louise to Banff. Along the way, watch for deer and elk crossing the specially constructed wildlife bridges over the highway. Alternatively, take a more leisurely drive along the Bow Valley Parkway for views of Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon (requires a short walk). Overnight in Banff

Day 7
Calgary

Travel through Kananaskis Country and the ranching regions of Alberta before arriving in Calgary. Enjoy admission to the Calgary Tower. Overnight in Calgary

Day 8
Calgary

Drop off your rental car in downtown Calgary or at the Calgary International Airport, where your Journey through the Clouds Discovery Drive ends.

When to go Vancouver
7 Nights from £1,797 pp
Price Includes

Please Note all of our trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements

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What's Included:
  • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 5 days full-size car rental
  • GyPSy Guide - audio tour commentary
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Calgary Tower
  • Rail station transfers and luggage handling
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