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Share the magic of train travel with your children on this journey from Canada’s West Coast to Rocky Mountains. Adventure through the cosmopolitan delights of Vancouver, travel onboard VIA Rail’s “Canadian” train, and arrive in the natural splendor of Jasper and Banff National Parks. You’ll enjoy carefully selected outdoor adventures, combined with plenty of time to relax and spend time together.
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Welcome to our hometown - a famously lovely west coast city, surrounded by mountains and ocean.
Get out and walk the seawall - or let us arrange a bike.
Bypass the crowds and start making the most of your vacation. A friendly driver orients you to the city as you drive in.
We've included dinner tonight at one of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver.
Overnight at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, a short walk from the trendy shops of Robson Street, art galleries, theaters and dining options. Enjoy well-appointed rooms, have a bite to eat at the relaxed hotel restaurant, or sip a cocktail at the bar. Additional amenities include a fitness center, on-site restaurant, pub, swimming pool and jacuzzi.
Your zipline tour will give you a unique perspective of Grouse Mountain, combining heart-pounding thrills with an exploration of BC’s old-growth forests. Along the way your fun and friendly guide will look after your safety, and share stories with you that will leave a lasting impression.
The bike is a Vancouverite's preferred mode of transport. With an extensive cycle lane network, this tour highlights the best of Vancouver food, history, and culture. Visit the Stanley Park seawall, savour a snack at Granville Island Public Market and see historic Gastown and Chinatown.
Enjoy a Talking Trees walk in Stanley Park followed with a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium.
A driver will meet you at your hotel, and take you to the VIA Rail Station.
Check-in at Pacific Central Station and relax in the first-class lounge. Leave coastal Vancouver behind, as you journey towards the Rocky Mountains. Mingle with fellow passengers in one of the train's lounges, or settle in and watch the ever-changing scenery. You'll enjoy delicious meals in the dining car.
Your private cabin in Sleeper Plus Class includes a comfortable armchair next to a large picture window during the day. By night, settle into a cozy single lower bed. The cabin features a private toilet, sink and mirror. Enjoy the train's viewing areas, and delicious meals in the dining car.
Awake today as you wind your way into Jasper National Park. Share time in the viewing car, and keep your eyes open for waterfalls, wildlife, and glaciers.
Jasper is a Dark Sky Preserve - ask your Vacation Advisor about special planetarium experience here.
Awake to see the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies all around you, including it's highest peak - Mount Robson. After breakfast, you'll arrive in the small town of Jasper, in the heart of Jasper National Park.
Enjoy the freedom of exploring by vehicle. Your rental includes a GPS, loss damage waiver, unlimited mileage, and one additional driver.
We've included an unlimited pass to Canada’s national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites.
Overnight at the Tekarra Lodge. Set amongst the towering pines, the property sits atop a ridge overlooking the convergence of the Miette and Athabasca Rivers in Jasper National Park. The mountain lodge is located just 2km from the Jasper townsite. Enjoy the rustic charm of the Canadian wilderness with a wood burning fireplace, perfect for cozying up with a book and a glass of wine. The hotel also offers binocular rentals, bike rentals, and complimentary WiFi.
Jasper National Park, the biggest in the Canadian Rockies, is a magical place - and we have lots of ideas to help you enjoy it.
Jasper's Bear's Paw Bakery offers delicious homemade stuff - one of our favourite spots!
Enjoy a privately guided tour of Jasper's alpine passes and winding mountain roads, on a professionally-driven Harley Davidson motorcycle and sidecar.
Explore the wildlife, alpine meadows and magnificent views on a privately guided walk/hike - with one of Jasper’s most knowledgeable mountain guides.
Enjoy scenic views from the Jasper Skytram as well as a leisurely cruise on Maligne Lake.
Today you will drive along the spine of the Rockies, on what is considered one of the most beautiful roads in the world – the Icefields Parkway. Enjoy a full day of exploration as you travel from Jasper to Banff with adventure stops along the way.
Enjoy a glacier adventure on an ice walk with short stops along the trail. Learn more about active glaciation and understand the features you are seeing. There are constant views of the Canadian Rockies, along with glacially carved landscapes such as moraines, millwells, and crevasses.
Travel onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier by Ice Explorer and then walk on an exciting cliff-edge walkway which leads to a glass floor platform.
Overnight at the Hidden Ridge Resort. Tucked away on Tunnel Mountain, this property overlooks the town of Banff and features beautiful views of the Canadian Rockies. The mountain resort offers condo-style accommodation and a wide-range of amenities, including outdoor hot pools, sauna, barbeque and picnic areas, bike rentals, and complimentary Wi-Fi—all just a short drive from downtown Banff!
Venture into an underground world in this introduction to caving. Spend approximately two hours underground, crawling past prehistoric bones and investigating ancient cave formations. This will be an unforgettable experience.
This exciting whitewater paddle on the Kananaskis River is a wonderful introduction to rafting! The Canadian Rockies provide a dramatic backdrop as a professional guide navigates and provides insights into the natural history. Maybe even swim in the river – you will get wet!
Whitewater thrills await on the Bow River! The Horseshoe Canyon offers spectacular scenery and big waves. All safety equipment and training are provided, and there will be practice time on calm waters before the big stuff. Feeling adventurous? Try an optional cliff jump into the river!
Enjoy another day to explore Banff and it's spectacular surroundings.
Enjoy the fresh mountain air and real cowboy hospitality, with a morning horseback ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain to a freshly prepared BBQ served up at the 3 Mile Cabin by the Sundance Canyon Trail.
Exhilarate your senses and experience views of Banff rarely seen on this introductory tour into the exciting world of Via Ferrata!
Begin your day with a scenic ride up to a mountainside resort. Take in the spectacular views before a guided walk through Sunshine Meadows. Learn about the wildlife, vegetation and ecosystem of this fascinating world above the treeline.
Today you depart the fresh air and colorful sights of the Rockies as your family adventure comes to an end.
Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options.
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