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TAUCK DISCOVERIES

Discover the gracious charms of Vancouver and Victoria, highlighted by a scenic excursion by floatplane over the picturesque Gulf Islands.

Relive earlier days of train travel on a nostalgic train journey aboard The Canadian, refurbished to its classic art-deco style of the 50's.

Spend two nights at Fairmont Château Lake Louise, whose memorable alpine setting features dark green forests, white-capped mountains and a sparkling emerald lake.


2002 Departures

Begins Vancouver or Calgary

EAST -- Vancouver to Calgary
May 10, 17, 31
Jun 7, 28
Jul 12, 19
Aug 2, 9, 23, 30
Sep 13, 20, 27

WEST -- Calgary to Vancouver
May 19, 26
Jun 9, 16, 30
Jul 7, 21, 28
Aug 11, 18
Sep 1, 8, 15

Additional dates may become available as these sell out.


2002 Prices

Price Per Person
May
Twin $2690
Single $3320
Triple $2600
(twin with roll-away)

June 1 - 20
Twin $2995
Single $3796
Triple $2878
(twin with roll-away)

June 21 - August 31
Twin $3155
Single $4127
Triple $2975
(twin with roll-away)

September 1 - 30
Twin $3140
Single $4067
Triple $2969
(twin with roll-away)

21 Meals Included.

Special Airfares - Airfare to Vancouver and from Calgary is additional. Ask about special airfares from select cities.


Overnight Accommodations
Night/East
Nights 1,2 Fairmont Waterfront
Vancouver, B.C.
Night 3 Aboard "The Canadian"
Train
Nights 4,5 Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, Alberta
Nights 6,7* Fairmont Château Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Alberta
Night 8* Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta
Night 9 Delta Bow Valley
Calgary, Alberta

 


Night/West
Night 1 Delta Bow Valley
Calgary, Alberta
Night 2* Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta
Nights 3,4* Fairmont Château Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Alberta
Nights 5,6 Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, Alberta
Night 7 Aboard "The Canadian"
Train
Nights 8,9 The Waterfront
Vancouver, B.C.
* Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Château Lake Louise, built in the late 1800's, are undeniably the most prestigious hotels in the Canadian Rockies. While rooms are smaller by today's standards, lake-view rooms at Lake Louise and valley-view rooms at Banff Springs have been selected for your enjoyment.

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Grand Canadian Rockies

 

the Canadian
Overnight Rail Journey / Banff / Jasper / Vancouver / Victoria / Float Plane Sightseeing / Icefields Parkway

Visit Vancouver and Victoria before boarding a train for a nostalgic overnight journey to Jasper. Stay in Canada's finest mountain resorts - Fairmont's Jasper Park Lodge, Château Lake Louise and Banff Springs. This is an exciting itinerary including travel by train, deluxe motor coach, ferry steamer and float plane!

 


Full Itinerary

RAMS1. Arrive Vancouver, British Columbia
Tour begins: Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver at 6:30 PM
. Welcome to Western Canada's premier city, poised between the rugged Coast Mountains and the waters of the Strait of Georgia. Join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner. Meals D

2. Vancouver / Stanley Park
See Vancouver's most popular sights including Chinatown, Queen Elizabeth Park, historic Gastown and Stanley Park; the afternoon and evening in this lovely city are at your leisure. Meals B

3. Victoria / Flightseeing
Board a modern ferry early this morning and cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island and Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Visit colorful Butchart Gardens and its floral displays, then fly by floatplane over the Gulf Islands back to Vancouver. Upon arrival it's all aboard The Canadian, whose rail cars have been restored to meet modern standards while retaining their classic art-deco style. Dine on-board this classic train tonight. Meals BD

4. Canadian Rockies by Rail
Wake up to some of North America's most spectacular mountain scenery! The train winds along the North Thompson River and through the valleys of the Rocky Mountain Ranges; towering peaks and glacial remnants line the route; until 30 years ago, this wilderness area was only accessible by rail! Cross the Continental Divide as the rails lead into the province of Alberta. Arrive in Jasper National Park for lunch and two nights at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Meals BLD

5. Jasper National Park
Today is at your leisure. Enjoy many optional activities including biking, swimming, trail riding or golfing; for the adventurous, there is rafting on the Athabasca River or horseback excursions into the nearby forest. The scenic grandeur of the mountains and lakes surrounds your resort. Meals BD

6. Icefields Parkway
The spectacular Icefields Parkway, linking Jasper and Lake Louise, winds between snow-domed peaks and immense hanging glaciers; you may see moose, deer, bighorn sheep or bears. A specially designed "Snowcoach" rides on the Athabasca Glacier, which is part of the Columbia Icefields, the largest mass of ice outside of the Arctic Circle. Meltwaters from these icefields flow into the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Arrive late afternoon for two nights at fabulous Fairmont Château Lake Louise overlooking beautiful Victoria Glacier and Lake Louise. Meals BLD

7. Yoho National Park
Travel through Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park to see the Natural Bridge, the Spiral Tunnels and Takakkaw Falls, conditions permitting. Return to Lake Louise, where the afternoon is at your leisure. You may wish to stroll along the lake, paddle a canoe, shop in the hotel's boutiques or simply relax on the grand patio. Meals BLD

Banff Springs Hotel8. Bow River Raft / Banff
Descend along the Bow River Valley to the town of Banff; board a raft for a float trip along Bow River before arriving at the baronial Fairmont Banff Springs. Explore this castle-like hotel and its grounds before dinner this evening. Meals BLD

9. Banff National Park
Much of the day is free to enjoy the resort's amenities and optional activities, or venture into the village of Banff for some additional sightseeing. Depart for Calgary, situated at the western edge of the prairies. We invite you to join us this evening for a farewell reception and dinner. Meals BD

10. Journey Home
Tour ends: Delta Bow Valley;
fly home anytime. Check-out time is 1:00 PM; allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in. Airport transfer is not included; taxi fare is approximately CAD $27. Meals B

Travel East or West - both itineraries are identical. "West" tour begins in Calgary with a 6:30 PM welcome dinner and ends in Vancouver. Vancouver Island is visited on Day 9. "West" itineraries will be included with tour documents.

ABOUT THE TRAIN
The Canadian, refurbished to its gleaming stainless steel exterior and art-deco style of the '50s, offers a nostalgic travel experience. VIA Rail has dedicated a domed Skyline car for the exclusive use of Tauck guests.

Twins are accommodated in bedrooms with a window and two armchairs, which by night are replaced by upper and lower beds. Amenities include a small closet, mirror, sink / vanity and private toilet. Singles are accommodated in smaller single bedrooms with a window seat that converts to a comfortable bed folding out from the wall. Amenities include sink / vanity, mirror and toilet; single bedroom toilet is not accessible when bed is lowered. Public shower & rest rooms are in each sleeping car. The Canadian is owned and operated by VIA Rail Canada, a Canadian Federal Crown Corporation.

Schedule: On "East" tours, the train departs Vancouver at 5:30 PM on Day 3 and arrives Day 4 in Jasper at 11:15 AM; dinner and breakfast are included. On "West" tours the train departs Jasper on Day 7 at 3:30 PM and arrives in Vancouver on Day 8 at 8:00 AM; dinner and breakfast are included. This schedule is accurate as of 10/1/01 and is subject to local rail and traffic conditions. Itineraries are designed to minimize any missed sightseeing should delays occur.

 

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