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Grizzly Bears & the Canadian Rockies Rail Vacation

12 Days / 11 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
Price fromUSD$8,738per person

INTRODUCTION

Wanting a Canadian Rockies Rail Vacation and see Grizzly Bears in the wild? On this 12 day tour from Vancouver to Calgary, you'll explore Vancouver and Victoria before flying to a remote lodge in the wild to see bears in their natural habitat.

Spend a night in a private cabin on VIA Rail as you head into the Canadian Rockies, then spend the next 4 days in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff before ending in Calgary.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Vancouver | Arrival
Day 2
Vancouver | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2
 
Option 1. Victoria & Butchart Gardens | Coach | ferry | floatplane
 
Option 2. Whistler with Sea to Sky Gondola | Coach | floatplane
Day 3
Vancouver to Campbell River | Flight
Day 4
Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge | Floatplane Flight | Grizzly Bear Viewing
Day 5
Knight Inlet Lodge to Vancouver | Grizzly Bear Viewing | Flight
Day 6
Vancouver to Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 7
Arrive Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 8
Jasper | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 5 Excursions
 
Option 1. Morning Maligne Valley with Medicine Lake Tour
 
Option 2. Evening Discover Jasper & its Wildlife
 
Option 3. Gentle Raft Float on the Athabasca River
 
Option 4. Maligne Canyon Hiking Tour
 
Option 5. Upgrade Option: Maligne Valley Sightseeing + Boat Cruise
Day 9
Jasper to Lake Louise | Sightseeing with picnic lunch
 
Ice Explorer Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier + Glacier Skywalk
Day 10
Lake Louise to Banff | Coach
Day 11
Banff | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 5 Excursions
 
Option 1. Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour + Banff Gondola
 
Option 2. Banff National Park Explorer Moraine Lake & Lake Louise | Small Group Tour with Picnic Lunch
 
Option 3. Rockies Hidden Gems Yoho & Kootenay National Parks | Small Group Tour with Picnic Lunch
 
Option 4. Cowboy Horseback Cookout BBQ Lunch or Dinner
 
Option 5. Signature Guided Hike | Small Group Hike with Picnic Lunch
Day 12
Banff to Calgary | Coach
 

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REVIEWS

We have just come back from our tour Canada. We had a great time. Thanks Canada Rail Vacations, especially to Karen for putting together and planning such a trouble free, smooth running package to make our visit even more unforgettable. Every place we have been to have been carved very deeply in our memories. We fell in love with the Rockies, its wild life, ice fields, beautiful towns and the friendly people. We definitely want to come back and we know who to contact.

Lutfu Istanbul

Thanks for a great holiday. The Rockies and Eastern Canada - awesome, Victoria- beautiful. Whistler- magic. All the itinerary was excellent. Well done team!!

Mark Sydney, Australia

I toured on the Vancouver, Whistler and Vancouver Island tour. It was brilliant. The bus drivers were very helpful and knowledgeable. The sea to sky experience was wonderful and it was great going to the top of the mountains and the cultural museum was very interesting. The whales very kindly decided to perform when I was whale watching. Apparently it was only the third time this year the marine biologist had seen them so active and of course the Butchart Gardens were magnificent and the Canadian Rockies Spectacular. I could not fault anything, even the weather was hot and sunny. I would give it ten stars if it was possible.

Janet New Eltham, United Kingdom

We would like to express our appreciation for a wonderful trip arranged through Kris, Canada Rail Vacations. From start to finish it was an ideal trip for us to enjoy Canada scenery, atmosphere and hospitality. We were afforded the right amount of activity for the trip yet relaxing. The suggested route from Calgary to Jasper was just spectacular. The hotels we stayed in are in town. And of course the train ride is A plus. Again Thank you.

Manuel United States

Paulina booked an amazing Canada for my family. This was so easy to arrange. I just told her what we wanted to do and the time frame we had. She got back to me within a day with an outline of what she had arranged and shortly after that, I had a finalized tour. The price was very reasonable for the tour. This was an A++ experience and I'll definitely use Canada Rail Vacations for our next trip to Canada.

Kathleen Texas, United States

Worked with Jennifer planning a road trip from the Calgary Stampede through Lake, Louise, Banff, Jasper, Sun Peaks and finishing in Vancouver. We worked together using some of my ideas and many of her ideas. She booked most of our hotels, sight seeing venues and train. We had a marvelous trip. Everything fell into place and each hotel she selected was great and a little different from the one before. Thank you Jennifer for all your help. Will never forget this trip.

Anne New Jersey, United States

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