Rocky Mountaineer Northern Explorer – 2017/2018

NRHE/NRHW – 8 Nights / 9 Days

Overview

The Northern Explorer includes a night in Vancouver before you embark on the Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

You’ll spend the night in Whistler Village before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer for your two day train journey to Jasper National Park. You’ll follows a rugged, northern route so you’ll be treated to spectacular scenery from start to finish.

When you reach Jasper, you’ll have a full day to explore Jasper. After your second night in Jasper, enjoy guided motor coach tours of the Columbia Icefield, the Athabasca Glacier, Yoho National Park and Banff. A helicopter flightseeing tour is included on your journey between Banff and Calgary.

This vacation begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver each Friday between May 5 and October 6, 2017.  It begins with an overnight stay in Calgary each Thursday from April 27 and October 5, 2017.

This vacation begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver each Friday between April 27 and October 5, 2018.  It begins with an overnight stay in Calgary each Thursday from April 26 and October 4, 2018.

In 2018 this package is renamed to the Rainforest to Gold Rush Explorer.

Features

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 3.5 hour Rocky Mountaineer Whistler Sea to Sky Climb
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches (Reverse itinerary features 2
    breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 afternoon snack)
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to
    Lake Louise
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
  • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel
    and Jasper
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Add Ons

  • Add airport transfers in Vancouver and Calgary
  • Add additional nights in the Rockies
  • Add activities in Jasper, Lake Louise and/or Banff
  • Add sightseeing in Vancouver and tours to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Prices

  • Prices depend on when you travel, number of travelers, train service you choose, extras you add and the hotels you choose.
  • They also depend on promotions available when you book.
  • Call 1-800-913-9207 or 312-878-6410 or Email to get prices for your trip.

 

Vancouver to Calgary – 2017 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
May 5 – 19$4,149$5,799$6,549
May 26$4,199$5,899$6,699
Jun 2 – 23$4,599$6,299$7,049
June 30 – Jul 7$4,599$6,399$7,199
Jul 14 – Sep 22$4,449$6,249$7,049
Sep 29$4,199$5,749$6,549
Oct 6$3,949$5,399$6,099
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $762 – $1,119
Calgary to Vancouver – 2017 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 27 – May 18$4,149$5,799$6,549
May 25$4,199$5,899$6,699
Jun 1 – Jun 29$4,599$6,299$7,049
Jul 6 – Jul 13$4,599$6,399$7,199
Jul 20 – Sep 21$4,449$6,249$7,049
Sep 28$4,199$5,749$6,549
Oct 5$3,949$5,399$6,099
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $806 – $1,163
Vancouver to Calgary – 2018 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 27$3,899$5,399$6,199
May 4 – 25$4,099$5,849$6,699
Jun 1 – Jun 22$4,449$6,299$7,249
Jun 29 – Jul 6$4,549$6,449$7,399
Jul 13 – Sep 21$4,449$6,299$7,249
Sep 28$4,049$5,599$6,499
Oct 5$3,699$4,999$5,849
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $819 – $1,150
Calgary to Vancouver – 2018 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 26$3,899$5,399$6,199
May 3 – 24$4,099$5,849$6,699
May 31 – Jun 21$4,449$6,299$7,249
Jun 28 – Jul 5$4,549$6,449$7,399
Jul 12 – Sep 20$4,449$6,299$7,249
Sep 27$4,049$5,599$6,499
Oct 4$3,699$4,999$5,849
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $863 – $1,191

Prices are per person, before taxes, based on Double Occupancy

2017 Schedule

Starts Vancouver
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6
Starts Calgary
April 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5

2018 Schedule

Starts Vancouver
April 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5
Starts Calgary
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

Itinerary

Vancouver to CalgaryCalgary to Vancouver
DayActivitiesOvernightActivitiesOvernight
1Arrive in VancouverVancouverArrive in CalgaryCalgary
2On the Rocky Mountaineer to WhistlerWhistlerSummit Helicopter and Banff Tour with Gondola
Transfer to Banff
Banff
3On the Rocky Mountaineer to QuesnelQuesnelYoho Park Tour
Transfer to Lake Louise
Lake Louise
4On the Rocky Mountaineer to JasperJasperIcefields Parkway Tour, including Ice ExplorerJasper
5Jasper Highlights TourJasperJasper Highlights TourJasper
6Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice ExplorerLake LouiseOn the Rocky Mountaineer to QuesnelQuesnel
7Yoho Park Tour and transfer to Banff BanffOn the Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler Whistler
8Banff Tour with Gondola and Summit Helicopter
Transfer to Calgary
 CalgaryOn the Rocky Mountaineer to VancouverVancouver
9Vacation ends in CalgaryVacation ends in Vancouver

Levels of Service

Rocky Mountaineer: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service

 

  • SilverLeaf Service includes reserved seating in a custom built single level car with expansive windows curving into the ceiling, hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the day.
  • GoldLeaf Service – Reserved seating in the GoldLeaf elevated dome car. Breakfast and lunch are served in the GoldLeaf dining car and GoldLeaf passengers have access to the outdoor viewing platform.
    Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included .
  • View the Differences between SilverLeaf Service and GoldLeaf Service

 

Route Map

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