Grizzly Bears & the Canadian Rockies Train Vacation

12 Days / 11 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
Price fromUSD$8,574per person

INTRODUCTION

Wanting a Canadian Rockies Train 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 2 Excursions
 
Option 1. Morning Maligne Valley with Medicine Lake Tour
 
Option 2. Evening Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour
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 2 Excursions
 
Option 1. Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour + Banff Gondola
 
Option 2 Cowboy Horseback Cookout BBQ Lunch or Dinner
Day 12
Banff to Calgary | Coach
 

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REVIEWS

I took the VIA Rail tour from Vancouver to Calgary, to celebrate my 75th Birthday. The weather was gorgeous. Some smoke from fires while on the train in BC but nothing to bother. The train was wonderful. Sleeping compartment small but very adequate. Bed extremely comfortable but covered the private potty when it pulled down. Even though I have to get up several times a night it was no problem as there is a public restroom down the hall. It was very large and great to dress and do makeup in the morning. Food was excellent and nice variety of choices. Everyone was extremely accommodating. The bus tours by "SUN DOG TOURS" is amazing. The tour bus has plush leather seats that recline to almost a bed. It only holds 30 people and there were only 11 on our trip. It stops many times to let us off and take pictures. One of the highlights that many people would not see if they drive themselves is the "Athabasca Falls". It is not visible from the highway so you would really have to watch for signs or miss it. It was only a block from the highway. The driver was excellent and provided a lot of information. The highway was #93 also called the "ICE FIELDS PARKWAY". The driver said it is the 7th in the world known for its beautiful scenery. I believe it. The Glacier ride was fun, cool, and a little slippery, but I would not miss it. The Sky Walk was very exciting, but made me a little dizzy if I looked down while walking. No problem, just look ahead. Ha ha.We walked from our Hotel to the "CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE" hotel and had dinner overlooking the Lake. Beautiful. The full day in Banff was fun and relaxing. We saw one Elk on the wildlife tour plus the beautiful "BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL". (The locals call it "The Springs"). We ate at St. James's Gate Pub on main street in Banff. It is a pub from Ireland they dis-assembled and brought to Banff and re-assembled. The Yorkshire Pudding appetizer was to die for. It was a very memorable trip and I highly recommend to all.

Cherie Arizona, United States

Canada by Design has created my clients remarkable experiences with their families. Every tour and detail was perfect for my families that I have traveling to Canada. There isn't anyone I would rather use for travel to Canada.

Emily Tennessee, United States

We had the most amazing vacation in Western Canada, I explained what we was wanting to see and Samantha she made it all happen plus more..

Stephan H Atlanta, GA

Grizzly Bears & the Canadian Rockies Train Vacation
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