Rocky Mountaineer - Canada rail

Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail

9

days

starting from US $4,090per person

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Sample Itinerary

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Note: This trip is available in the reverse direction.

Day 1 – Arrive in Vancouver
The West Coast metropolis of Vancouver has a wonderfully relaxing and welcoming vibe – it’s easy to fall in love with the laid-back lifestyle here. Surrounded by ocean and mountains, Vancouver blends urban life and nature.

Take your time to explore the city on your own schedule today. There’s something for everyone in Vancouver, whether you are interested in the historic streets of Gastown, the quirky galleries and shops of Granville Island or walking down the forested paths of Stanley Park. Or, simply sit at a local cafe and people-watch.

Feature Dinner in Vancouver
Did you know Vancouver is one of the top culinary destinations in the world? Enjoy a great meal in the best setting while making memories with your loved ones – in one of our favorite restaurants!

Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 – Rocky Mountaineer Train – Vancouver to Whistler
The Vancouver to Whistler train journey along the Sea to Sky corridor is as spectacular as it sounds – a route that will take you from the stunning ocean views of the coast high into the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia. Make your way along the shores of Howe Sound, a spectacular fjord surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The train slowly winds alongside the Cheakamus River while you admire the amazing waterfalls of ice cold water from the melting glaciers above. Arrive in the picturesque mountain resort town of Whistler.

Get the best view in Whistler on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola which is included this afternoon. Board the longest and highest lift in the world for an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia’s rooftop – from incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks to coastal rainforest.

Insider tip: Ask us to include an evening foodie tour of Whistler’s incredible culinary scene as an additional add-on!

Overnight in Whistler.

Day 3 – Rocky Mountaineer Train – Whistler to Quesnel
Start your day off with a freshly cooked breakfast and an aromatic cup of coffee from the galley of the luxury Rocky Mountaineer train as you set off from Whistler. Gaze out of the window and watch the jaw-dropping scenery go by.

Today you will make your way through the majestic Fraser Canyon and travel past Seton and Anderson Lakes. You are travelling toward the high desert Cariboo Plateau – the wild ‘cowboy’ country of British Columbia's interior.

As the train travels across the canyon thousands of feet above the rushing waters of the Fraser River, imagine what a challenge it must have been to build this stretch of railway over this rugged terrain.

This evening, your train arrives in the small town of Quesnel where you are free to enjoy a dinner on your own and a night in a standard hotel.

Overnight in Quesnel.

Day 4 – Rocky Mountaineer Train – Quesnel to Jasper
After a restful sleep in your Quesnel hotel you will board the train again and prepare for the day you have been waiting for – gazing up at the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. Keep looking out the window – you have a chance of spotting wildlife such as bald eagles, moose, bears and deer. When you reach the Rockies and you see those jagged peaks for yourself, you will be blown away by their beauty.

Arrive in the tranquil mountain town of Jasper and breathe the fresh pine-scented air.

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 – Explore Jasper
Jasper’s wide-open valleys are enticing to a variety of wildlife and are incredibly breathtaking. Spend the day exploring Jasper National Park on your style of tour.

You have
3 options to choose from today in Jasper:

• Option 1:
Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
With a professional driver, soar along Jasper’s beautiful mountain roads on a thrilling motorcycle tour (for 1 or 2 passengers). View famous lakes, historical viewpoints and attractions of the Jasper area. This option is a definite memory maker!
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2:
Maligne Valley Tour with Lake Cruise
A driver-guide takes you to some of the most spectacular areas in Jasper National Park. Admire Maligne Canyon, a deep chasm that was carved from the rock by a river over 10,000 years. Learn about the story of Medicine Lake, a body of water that is mysteriously disappearing. Take a lake cruise and visit Spirit Island, one of the prettiest spots in the Rockies and a popular subject of postcards. Make sure the batteries on your camera are charged so you can capture the thick pine forests and the jagged mountain peaks reflected in the tranquil water.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 3: Privately Guided Nature Walk
See wildlife, rare alpine wildflowers, and magnificent valley views with one of the best, hand-picked mountain guides in Jasper. Enjoy a leisurely pace, and plenty of time for photos and discussion.
Activity rating: Moderate (approx 4 miles | 6.5km)

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6 – Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise
Travel along the spine of the Rockies, on what is surely one of the most beautiful roads in the world – the Icefields Parkway to picture perfect Lake Louise.

You have
2 options to choose from today along the Icefields Parkway:

• Option 1:
Small Group Sightseeing Tour
With a small group and guide, explore the Icefields and its main attractions. Stop to enjoy a picnic lunch, walk on the Athabasca Glacier, and marvel at the Glacier Skywalk. In the late afternoon arrive in the stunning Lake Louise area, the picture perfect overnight stop in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Activity Rating: Easy

• Option 2: Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience (additional cost)
Spend the day with a private guide, to explore the Icefields at your own pace. Then, step away from the crowds and take a helicopter tour abundant in natural beauty, glaciers and waterfalls. Leave from an exclusive Icefields base and soar over cline pass and over Cline, Lion and Lioness Glaciers. You’ll also view a spectacular 900ft waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes!
Activity rating: Easy

Upon arrival in the Lake Louise area, you will stay overnight at the Iconic Chateau Lake Louise.

Feature Dinner in Lake Louise
No matter how you choose to tour, this evening you’ll relax and refresh with an indulgent dining experience. Surrounded spectacular lake views, indulge in a 3-course meal in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s Fairview Dining Room.

Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 7 – Lake Louise to Banff
Wake up in Lake Louise, one of the most stunning places on earth. The lake is a shimmering icy blue, and the water is often so still and calm that it perfectly reflects the majestic snow-capped mountain peaks that surround it. We can also arrange a guided canoeing tour – a typical Canadian experience that you will love.

Insider tip: Ask us about our Lake Louise activity menu to make the most of your day in this iconic place!

Later this afternoon, a guided scheduled transfer with plenty of time for photo-stops will pick you up at the hotel to bring you to Banff.

Overnight in Banff.

Day 8 – Explore Banff National Park
Breathe in the crisp pine-scented mountain air of Banff, a lovely small town dwarfed by the enormous mountain peaks that surround it.

You have
3 options to choose from today in Banff:

• Option 1:
Banff Sightseeing Tour + Banff Gondola Admission
Enjoy a small group tour by bus to discover Banff’s unique heritage and stunning backdrop in the Canadian Rockies. Discover the secrets of this majestic mountain town by taking in the sights, snapping photos and enjoying short walks to view points on the many stops with your guide. Then soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola to experience a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges. With breathtaking vistas in every direction, you'll understand why this is a Canadian Rockies must-see destination!
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2:
Scenic Ride to Sunshine Village + Standish Chairlift + Hosted Trail Walk
Starting at the base (1,660m) take the Scenic Alpine Shuttle or Sightseeing Gondola (depending on the day of the week) up to the village at 2,164m, all while taking in the views of the valley. From the Village, ride the Standish Chairlift to over 2,400m and experience 360-degrees of breath taking views. Once at the top, surrounded by the iconic peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, join a hosted trail walk. With your knowledgeable guide, visit the Standish Viewing Deck, then take the Rock Isle Road back to Sunshine Village, stopping by Rock Isle Lake viewpoint to take in the beautiful vistas.
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 3:
Lake Minnewanka Cruise
See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective while touring beautiful Lake Minnewanka on a panoramic 1-hour interpretive cruise. Beginning from the western end of the largest lake in Banff, the Lake Minnewanka Cruise sets sail under towering peaks. Take in breathtaking mountains and emerald-green water as you keep a watchful eye on forested slopes and rocky shorelines for wildlife and waterfalls.
Activity rating: Easy

Overnight in Banff.

Day 9 – Banff to Calgary and Departure
It’s been an incredible adventure, but it’s time to say goodbye. Leave the fresh alpine air and mind-blowing scenery of the Rocky Mountains behind and head to Calgary to catch your flight home. The memories you have made on this spectacular Canadian trip will last you a lifetime.

Take the stress out of planning your trip to Canada with:

  • Every detail and arrangement taken care of for a seamless trip.
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What Clients Say

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Star Rating 5

The trip was great, the arrangement were flawless on your part. The only negative things were that the Rocky Mountaineer misplaced one of our suitcases when we arrived in Whistler and United Airlines caused a major problem on our return flight. The Mountaineer folk found the missing luggage in a... read more

What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Whistler Peak to Peak gondola ride - Whistler Peak to Peak gondola ride
Whistler Peak to Peak gondola ride
Gourmet meals aboard the train - Gourmet meals aboard the train
Gourmet meals aboard the train
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer - Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain - Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
Accommodations
• 8 nights hotel accommodation

Train Experiences:
• 2.5 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train*

Whistler Experiences:
• Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola
Optional Add-on: Whistler Fine Dining Food Tour (additional cost)

Jasper Experiences:
Choose 1 of 3:
1. Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
2. Maligne Lake Tour with Cruise
3. Privately Guided Nature Walk


Icefields Parkway Experiences (between Jasper and Lake Louise):
Choose 1 of 2:
1. Small Group Sightseeing Tour (Includes picnic lunch, Ice Explorer, and the Glacier Skywalk)
2. Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience (additional cost)

Banff Experiences:
Choose 1 of 3:
1. Banff Sightseeing Tour + Banff Gondola Admission
2. Lake Minnewanka Cruise
3. Sunshine Village Walk with Scenic Gondola

Meal Inclusions:
• Feature Dinner on your first night
• 1 light meal, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard Rocky Mountaineer train
• Feature Dinner in Lake Louise

Transfer Inclusions:
• Personalized and private transfer between Vancouver airport and hotel
• Train station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper
• Interpretive transfer between Lake Louise and Banff

• Transfer between Banff and Calgary Airport*

Other Inclusions:
• Documentation package
• Gratuities for private transfers (unless otherwise noted)
• Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support – from the time you book, you will be assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator with whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

*Inclusion Notes:

Comfort and Superior hotels are paired with SilverLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer train. Deluxe level is paired with GoldLeaf Service.
Deluxe level includes a private transfer between Banff and Calgary. Superior and Comfort levels include a scheduled bus transfer.

Important Schedule and Trip Notes:
• Train schedules are subject to change and delays may occur
• Peak 2 Peak Gondola has a limited season. Available eastbound departures – May 31, 2019 onwards. Available westbound departures – May 23 to September 5, 2019.
• Maligne Tour is available from May 3 eastbound departures / May 2 westbound departures onwards. The Lake Cruise runs from May 31 eastbound departures / May 30 westbound departures, weather conditions may cause season delays. A walking excursion will replace the cruise when it is unavailable
• The privately guided nature walk in Jasper is available from May 3 eastbound departures / May 2 westbound departures, for best walking and hiking conditions we recommend taking this tour in June or later.
• Icefields Parkway tour is available from May 2 westbound departures onwards, coach transfer will be substituted when not available.
• Lake Minnewanka Cruise is available for May 8 to Sept 20, 2019 eastbound departures / May 16 to September 26, 2019 westbound departures.
• Sunshine Village Hike and Gondola available from June 28 to Sept 13, 2019 eastbound departures / July 4 to Sept 19, 2019 westbound departures. Banff Gondola ride can replace Sunshine Village when unavailable.


Not Included
• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Airfare (but do not hesitate to ask for help)
• Gratuities for rail, hotel, tour & transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation & Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended)
• Canadian Sales Taxes

 

 

Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Renting a car and exploring the area
Renting a car and exploring the area
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
• Upgrade accommodations, include a stay at a luxurious mountain lodge, or add extra nights.
• Add on a cruise along Alaska’s Inside Passage.
• Ask us about adding a car rental to your trip, for more independent exploration off the train in the Canadian Rockies.
• Let us arrange additional experiences, such as golf, spa, hiking, or specialty wildlife tours.
• Add a trip to Victoria, British Columbia’s charming capital city on Vancouver Island and visit the world famous Butchart Gardens
• Include a stay at a fly-in floating lodge - off the Coast of Vancouver Island, to fully immerse yourself in a bear watching experience.
• Add on a self-drive trip to the Sunshine Coast and spend a few days exploring the beaches, kayaking or taking in the spectacular ocean views from your private tent-house suite.

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Delta Whistler Village Suites - ExteriorDelta Whistler Village Suites - RoomDelta Whistler Village Suites - Pool

Delta Whistler Village Suites

An example of our Comfort and Superior accommodations

This elegant hotel is located in the heart of Whistler Village and it is surrounded by the exciting buzz of this lovely mountain resort town. The Delta Whistler Village Suites is a full-service hotel with friendly and attentive staff who strive to make their guests feel at home. Relax after a full day of outdoor exploration in the heated pool or dine on gourmet cuisine at one of the two restaurants. Ski enthusiasts will love the ski storage, ski rental shop and the convenient ski resort shuttle services.

Rimrock Resort - Rimrock Resort overlooking the Bow ValleyRimrock Resort - Resort interior with an upscale feelRimrock Resort - Spectacular setting in every season

Rimrock Resort

An example of our Superior and Deluxe accommodations

The stunning 4.5 star Rimrock Resort is built into the side of a mountain, offering gorgeous panoramic views over the Bow Valley from the large windows in the main lobby. The hotel is a fantastic example of Rocky Mountain luxury, with an upscale atmosphere and warm, welcoming service.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Spectacular setting near Lake LouiseFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Skating on Lake Louise in winterFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Lake view from the hotel lounge

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

An example of our Comfort, Superior, and Deluxe accommodations

This top notch 5 star hotel has an amazing location – overlooking the mirror-like waters of Lake Louise. Its timeless elegance will make you feel pampered and there are plenty of activities to enjoy, from horseback riding to canoeing to skating, skiing and hiking.

Fairmont Banff Springs - Hotel surrounded by lush forest overlooking the Bow ValleyFairmont Banff Springs - Stylish interior designed as Scottish Baronial CastleFairmont Banff Springs - Enjoy relaxing spa treatments and other activities

Fairmont Banff Springs

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

Perched above the town of Banff and surrounded by lush forests and the rushing Bow River, the Banff Springs is a stately, beautiful hotel designed in the style of a Scottish Baronial Castle. From the expansive dining hall to the outdoor swimming pool to the fully equipped gym and the terrace with mountain views, staying at this hotel will make you feel like royalty. At the Banff Springs you can also enjoy many activities, including skiing, golf, spa treatments and much more.

 

Trip Start Dates

2019 Vancouver Start Dates
April 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4

2019 Calgary Start Dates
April 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3

Trip Prices

Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

Comfort Level Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service
from US $4,090to US $5,930per person

Our Comfort Level vacations include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations. Combined with our unique sightseeing tours and personalized service, you’ll receive exceptional value, a step above what you might expect anywhere else.

Superior Level Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service
from US $4,590to US $6,437per person

Our Superior Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Unique tours and seamless transfers complete your itinerary.

Fresh Tracks Favorite
Deluxe Level Hotels
GoldLeaf Train Service
from US $6,650to US $8,953per person

On our Deluxe Level vacation, it's likely you'll be staying at one of the iconic Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century, these hotels are luxurious and full of history – ensuring an experience you'll never forget. Enjoy unique sightseeing experiences and the insider detail that only Fresh Tracks Canada can provide.

What you'll love about
this trip

Two and a half day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey, into remote Northern regions

Beautiful alpine village of Whistler

Icefields Parkway scenic transfer

Walk on glaciers, millions of years old

Spend time in Jasper and Banff National Parks

Unique choice of tours in the Rockies to suit your interests

Common Questions

Where am I staying on this trip?

You'll be staying at various local three to five start hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

What is included in the price?

Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive a complete travel package with detailed documentation and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal before and during your trip to answer your questions.

Can I customize this trip?

Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can request your free trip plan to decide what you'd like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

What is the train experience like?

Because most Canadians typically do not use the train for commuting (as in the US or Europe), the two main rail providers here are driven by tourism. You'll experience the romance of true trans-continental rail travel, with a wide selection of services, accommodation types, and great food.

Featured train experiences:

  • Rocky Mountaineer operates daylight touring trains, which travel along three of the most spectacular routes in Western Canada. You'll enjoy onboard commentary, award winning service, and incredible food.
When is the best time to see wildlife?

That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

Is this an escorted tour?

With the exception of our guided wildlife trips, our vacations are not typically 'escorted.' We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities, plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe.

Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

How much does my trip cost?

All our trips can be customized to fit your schedule and budget. The price depends on travel season, train service, hotel level, and the sightseeing tours you choose. Request your free trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

If you are day-dreaming about the gorgeous mountain landscapes of the Canadian Rockies, this trip is perfect for you. Start in the vibrant city of Vancouver and then travel by rail past majestic peaks to the town of Whistler – an alpine resort surrounded by natural beauty. Carry on to Alberta and breathe the fresh mountain air as you explore Banff and the Rocky Mountains. Your personable local guides will share fascinating insights about this area while you gaze at the awe-inspiring views.

Trip Outline

Arrive Vancouver* 1 night Vancouver 1 night Whistler 1 night Quesnel 2 nights Jasper 1 night Lake Louise 2 nights Banff Depart Calgary *Can be done in reverse

Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail – Map Views of Coal Harbour and downtown Vancouver and the seawall in Stanley Park Passengers onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler admire the passing landscape from the outside viewing car A couple admire the views from the peak to peak gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb mountain What the media say about journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer The Rocky Mounatineer train winds through the Fraser Valley past mountains and rivers A small group tour enjoy views of the Canadian Rockies from a lookout point Moraine lake in the Rocky mountains is surrounded by forests and mountains The Banff gondola station sits atop Sulphur mountain in the Canadian Rockies
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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

The arrangement were flawless on your part

Star Rating 5
June 16, 2015

The trip was great, the arrangement were flawless on your part. The only negative things were that the Rocky Mountaineer misplaced one of our suitcases when we arrived in Whistler and United Airlines caused a major problem on our... read more return flight. The Mountaineer folk found the missing luggage in a few hours and returned it. The United matter is under "discussion", but had nothing to do with the service you provided.   We will continue to recommend your firm to our friends. Your service is excellent.

No other travellers we met had such a rich and thoughtful itinerary

Star Rating 5
August 28, 2014

Thank you, thank you - what a vacation! Canada is as dramatically beautiful as we had hoped but all the local detail work you put in really made it extra special. Living in the UK, we could never in a million years have sorted out... read more the quality of hotels you put together let alone getting the rooms with the best views, great personal guides, the kayaks and our favourite the tickets for travelling by float plane. You must recommend the heli-hiking - the guide and the company you put us with made it a very special day. In the three weeks we were there, no other travellers we met had such a rich and thoughtful itinerary – they were all as impressed as we were with what you, as local travel specialists, had put together for us. Like it said on your website – every detail, every amazing day! So many, many thanks to you all especially Eva, Katherine and Louise for putting together such a perfect Canada experience.

Working with your organization is the way to go

Star Rating 5
September 13, 2013

It was a truly amazing trip. The Canadian Rockies are certainly a 'must see' for everyone but working through your organization made the experience even better. The package with schedule and vouchers you put together for us was... read more so thorough and everything followed through in the same way. Absolutely no hitches! We have recommended your organization to friends who are contemplating the trip and assured them that working with your organization is the way to go. We emailed Eva when we returned to thank her for organizing the trip for us originally. She truly did an amazing job taking care of us. As each event occurred, Neil and I enthusiastically commented on how well she took care of us. Thank you and your entire organization very much for everything.

Everything was well planned and taken care of

Star Rating 5
June 7, 2010

THANK YOU! With your help we had an absolutely amazing honeymoon! Everything worked out perfectly and was as we expected it would be. BC is a beautiful place and we can't wait to get back up there to do some skiing sometime. The... read more only part of the itinerary where there was a bit of confusion was after the sea plane ride from Victoria to Whistler we didn't know if there would be a car or if we should just grab a taxi, but we got a taxi and everything worked out fine. The room in Victoria was a highlight in terms of the hotels, we had a room on the top floor which was great. All the excursions were great as well except no whales on the whale watching tour… it was beautiful anyways. Having never had a vacation planned/booked for me in the past, working with you and Fresh Tracks was a fantastic experience. Knowing that everything was well planned and well taken care of made it very easy for me to enjoy every minute of the trip.

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Everything Arranged

Feel in control with all the details of your trip organized and booked for you.

Do you want to get the most of your Canadian travel experience in 2019? By booking early, you'll have your choice of trip departure dates, the best hotel accommodations, unique tours, and spectacular train journeys.

Plus, for bookings made before October 31, you'll receive our 2019 Early Bird Booking Bonus, including one free night paired with a unique Canadian experience.

Add a free night in Vancouver, and enjoy one of the following:

  • A spectacular float plane tour over the Coastal Mountains and city
  • Foodie tour of Vancouver's finest eateries
  • Sightseeing tour including stunning Sea to Sky Gondola

Add a free night in Banff, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Evening Wildlife Safari
  • Banff Gondola experience to the top of Sulphur Mountain
  • Guided canoe tour along the Bow River

Add a free night in Toronto, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Food tour to discover Toronto's unique culinary culture
  • A scenic bicycle tour to experience twilight on Toronto Islands
  • 9 minute helicopter tour, from downtown Toronto

Add a free night in Montreal, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Scenic St. Lawrence River Cruise
  • A bicycle tour of North or South Montreal
  • Half-Day Wine & Apple Cider Tour (available Wednesdays and Fridays)

Add a free night in Halifax, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Nature and whale watching cruise
  • Halifax foodie tour

Our Early Bird Booking Bonus only lasts until midnight on October 31. The team at Fresh Tracks Canada is standing by to help bring your dream Canadian vacation to life – contact us to book your trip now.

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5771

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.

There are lots of great reasons to visit Canada on a winter vacation this year. Escaping to snowy solitude, seeing breathtaking frozen landscapes, and trying thrilling winter activities are just a few.

And here is another great reason – if you book one of our spectacular Canadian winter vacations before October 31, you'll receive up to $600 per couple in add-on travel credits to enhance your trip.

Here are some of our favorite add-on ideas:

  • Extend your trip – add a night in Vancouver or the Canadian Rockies.
  • Join a professional photographer on a private tour, to get the best pictures of Banff National Park in its winter splendor.
  • See the beautiful ice-formations as you snow shoe through crisp mountain snow.
  • Soar above the snowy Coastal Mountains of Vancouver, on a spectacular float plane tour.

Email or call our friendly Vacation Advisors today, and they'll help you plan your perfect winter experience. And remember, our Winter Wonderland Booking Bonus only lasts until midnight on October 31st, 2018.

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5771

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.

There is no better place to experience the magic of Christmas in Canada than in the Canadian Rockies. The glistening snow covered landscape provides a magical setting to make memories with loved ones as you explore outdoors, and warm yourself with cozy Christmas activities by the fire

Now is the ideal time to book your trip, while space is still available. By booking now, you can also take advantage of our Christmas Special Offer.

Book a Christmas in the Canadian Rockies vacation before October 31, and you'll receive a $50 per person Fairmont Resorts Gift Card, to use towards additional Christmas activities on your trip. Use your Gift Card for stocking decorating, an Ice Bar Experience, Gingerbread House decorating, and more at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel.

Fresh Tracks Canada's Vacation Advisors are ready to help you plan your perfect Christmas vacation this winter. The holiday season books up fast – hurry and call or email now, while availability lasts!

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5771

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.