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British Columbia By Rail

  • Vancouver
  • Jasper
  • Prince Rupert
  • Prince George
  • 10 nights from
  • £3,719 per person
  • Trip Code: RT-1323

Holiday Overview

Explore British Columbia by rail onboard VIA Rail’s the Canadian & Skeena Trains.

 

Begin your rail journey onboard the Canadian from Vancouver to Jasper, on this overnight rail journey you will begin to leave the city of Vancouver behind as you travel into heart of the Canadian Rockies. As you begin to reach Jasper you will be amazed at the view of Mount Robson the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies! Enjoy a 4-night stay in Jasper we have included a wildlife tour giving you the opportunity to spot some local wildlife including Bears! Visit the Columbia Icefields where you will have the opportunity to stand on a glacier.

Continuing your VIA Rail journey onboard the Skeena Train travelling from Jasper to Prince George. Spend a night in Prince George before continuing onto to Prince Rupert. End with 2-nights in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver where we have included a city highlights tour taking you to all the best places to Gastown, Stanley Park, English Bay and more!

British Columbia By Rail includes:

  • Return Flights from the UK
  • Internal Flight from Prince Rupert to Vancouver
  • 9 Night's Hotel Accommodation
  • Overnight Onboard VIA Rail 'The Canadian' - Vancouver to Jasper
  • Travel Onboard VIA Rail Skeena Train - Jasper to Prince George
  • Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour
  • Admission to Jasper Tramway & Shuttle Bus
  • Columbia Icefield Discovery Tour
  • Vancouver City Highlights Tour
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Day 1 - UK to Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver making your own way to your downtown hotel.

(Transfers not included)

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

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Georgian Court Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 2 - Vancouver to Jasper onboard the VIA Rail

Enjoy free time in the morning to explore Vancouver before making your own way to the train station to board VIA Rail’s iconic route ‘The Canadian’ a rail journey through the Canadian Rockies. Passing through Fraser Valley and viewing magnificent coastal mountains before entering Fraser Canyon. Enjoy dinner onboard as you follow along the spectacular Thompson River providing fantastic views.

Dinner is included onboard the VIA Rail.

 

Unmissable Experiences

Via Rail Private Cabin

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Day 3 - Arrive in Jasper

As the ‘Canadian’ begins to make its way into Jasper you will have the opportunity to view Mount Robson the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arriving at Jasper in the afternoon make your own way to your chosen Jasper hotel.

In the evening enjoy a wildlife tour of Jasper where you have the opportunity to spot various local wildlife including Moose, Elk, Big Horn Sheep and Bears! Your local guide will teach all about the National Park and more about the wildlife which calls it home.

Breakfast is included onboard the VIA Rail

 

Featured accommodation

The Crimson Jasper

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Forest Park Hotel

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Jasper Experiences

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Day 4 - Jasper Skytram

Today we have included the Jasper Skytram. View Jasper National Park from new heights, as you rise 7,425 feet providing you with fantastic scenic views of Jasper National Park.

In the afternoon explore Jasper at your leisure.

(Shuttle included from Downtown Hotels & Sky Tram Ticket)

Featured accommodation

The Crimson Jasper

Enhance your experience

Forest Park Hotel

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 5 - Columbia Icefield Discovery

Experience the power of glaciers up-close on this exciting tour that highlights the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies, the Columbia Icefield Adventure. Travel on a massive Ice Explorer onto an ancient glacier and step out onto ice that is deep enough to bury the Eiffel Tower. Stand in the sky at the Glacier Skywalk, a curved glass walkway that stretches 30 metres from the sheer face of a cliff and hangs mid-air. This tour is filled with exciting experiences, spectacular sights, intriguing stories, and the best photo opportunities.

Featured accommodation

The Crimson Jasper

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Forest Park Hotel

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 6 - Explore Jasper

A free day to explore Jasper. Ask your consultant about what excursions we offer. These include a guided walk around Maligne Lake or enjoy a tour of Jasper on a Harley Davidson with Jasper Motorcycle Tours.

Featured accommodation

The Crimson Jasper

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Forest Park Hotel

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Jasper Experiences

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Day 7 - Jasper to Prince George onboard VIA Rail's Skeena Train

Board the VIA Rail Skeena Train to Prince George, as you begin your travels making your way through the Rockies as you are traveling alongside the Fraser River you will arrive into Prince George in the evening. You will disembark the train in the evening staying overnight at your choosen Prince George hotel, continuing your journey on the Skeena Train the following morning. 

Please note that there is limited food available onboard the train we recommend bringing some snacks with you.

 

Featured accommodation

Hyatt Place Prince George

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Day 8 - Prince George to Prince Rupert Onboard VIA Rail's Skeena Train

Continue your journey west this morning on the Skeena Train following in the footsteps of First Nations people who once travelled this route during the Fur Trade. Arriving into Prince Rupert in the evening.

Featured accommodation

Crest Hotel

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Day 9 - Prince Rupert to Vancouver

Take the short domestic flight from Prince Rupert to Vancouver, making your own way to your downtown Vancouver hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Speak to your consultant if you wish to add on a day tour.

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

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Georgian Court Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 10 - Explore Vancouver

This morning we have included a city highlights tour of Vancouver! Allowing you to visit the highlights of the cosmopolitan city while learning about the sights and how Vancouver became the city it is today. Highlights along the tour includes Gastown, Chinatown, English Bay and Vancouver Harbour. Stops include at Stanley Park to view the Indigenous Peoples Totem Poles and stop for lunch at farmers market at Granville Island.

In the afternoon enjoy exploring Vancouver at your own pace.

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Enhance your experience

Georgian Court Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

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Day 11 - Vancouver to UK

Checking out of your Vancouver hotel and making your own way to the airport for your onward flight to the UK.

Transfers to the airport are not included we recommend using the Canada Line a local train line, taking you from Downtown Vancouver to Vancouver Airport. 

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