Rainforest to Gold Rush Discovery Self-Drive – 2019

DRHE/DRHW – 8 Nights / 9 Days

Overview

The Rainforest to Gold Rush Discovery Self-Drive 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 will pickup your 5 day rental car.  The next day you’ll have a full day to explore Jasper at your leisure. After your second night in Jasper, drive between Jasper and Lake Louise along the Icefields Parkway.  This highway is considered one of the most scenic highways in North America and you are greeted with mountain peak after mountain peak.  After your stay in Lake Louise, drive between Lake Louise and Banff and overnight in Banff.  Finally, you drive between Banff and Calgary for your overnight there.  The last day of your trip, bring the car rental to the Calgary Airport and fly home.

This vacation begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver each Friday between April 26 and October 4, 2019. It begins with an overnight stay in Calgary each Thursday from April 25 and October 3, 2019.

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
  • 5 Day full size car rental with unlimited mileage
  • Calgary Tower
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel
    and Jasper
  • Luggage handling

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 604-990-9299 or Email to get prices for your trip.

 

Vancouver to Calgary – 2019 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 26$3,799$5,649$6,199
May 3 – 24$4,349$6,199$6,699
May 31 – Jun 21$4,599$6,849$7,349
Jun 28 – Jul 5$4,699$6,949$7,499
Jul 12 – Sep 20$4,649$6,899$7,399
Sep 27$4,399$6,599$7,099
Oct 4$3,899$5,999$6,549
Calgary to Vancouver – 2019 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 25$3,799$5,649$6,199
May 2- 23$4,349$6,199$6,699
May 30 – Jun 20$4,599$6,849$7,349
Jun 27 – Jul 4$4,699$6,949$7,499
Jul 11 – Sep 19$4,649$6,899$7,399
Sep 26$4,399$6,599$7,099
Oct 3$3,899$5,999$6,549

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

2019 Schedule

Starts Vancouver
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
Starts Calgary
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

Itinerary

Vancouver to CalgaryCalgary to Vancouver
DayActivitiesOvernightActivitiesOvernight
1Arrive in VancouverVancouverArrive in Calgary and pick up your car rentalCalgary
2On the Rocky Mountaineer to WhistlerWhistlerDrive between Calgary and BanffBanff
3On the Rocky Mountaineer to QuesnelQuesnelDrive between Banff and Lake LouiseLake Louise
4On the Rocky Mountaineer to JasperJasperDrive Icefields Parkway to JasperJasper
5Free day in JasperJasperFree day in Jasper and drop off car rentalJasper
6Drive Icefields Parkway to Lake LouiseLake LouiseOn the Rocky Mountaineer to QuesnelQuesnel
7Drive between Lake Louise and BanffBanffOn the Rocky Mountaineer to WhistlerWhistler
8Drive between Banff and CalgaryCalgaryOn the Rocky Mountaineer to VancouverVancouver
9Vacation ends in Calgary after you drop off the car rentalVacation 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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