All Aboard Rocky Mountaineer

9-day Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle Journey, from $6,231* per person in GoldLeaf Service

Exclusive AAA Vacations® Inclusions

  • Rocky Mountaineer’s Circle Journey packages combine two or more amazing routes for an all-encompassing inspirational adventure through world-class cities to the Canadian Rockies.

  • AAA Members booking a 2018 Circle Journey or Coastal Passage package receive double the standard Rocky Mountaineer AAA Member benefit—an Onboard Merchandise Credit of up to $200 CAD per adult.†

  • AAA Members booking a qualifying 2018 Coastal Passage package also receive a free half-day Seattle sightseeing tour.†

Where You'll Visit

  • Vancouver
  • Kamloops
  • Jasper
  • Lake Louise
  • Banff

Details

Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle

Keep a lookout for a jaw-dropping range of wildlife on a Circle Journey that includes two rail routes, a visit to Yoho National Park and a gondola ride with beautiful views of Banff and six mountain ranges.

Begin your journey in Vancouver, touring the scenic city on your own. Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre offers spectacular 360-degree views of metro Vancouver and the majestic North Shore Mountains and is a great place to start exploring. Admission is included.

Board Rocky Mountaineer in the morning and travel through the fertile farmland of the Fraser Valley and the rolling hills of the Coast Mountains. As your train gains altitude beyond the town of Hope, the Fraser River narrows and the waters run rampant. The train will slow to fully appreciate Hell’s Gate, a narrow canyon where the volume of water rushing through is about three times greater than Niagara Falls.

Spend the night in a charming Kamloops hotel and board the train again in the morning. Follow the North Thompson River, slowing to take in Pyramid Falls. Moving past teal-green lakes, you’ll close in on Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in the alluring alpine town of Jasper.

The next day, you’ll travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise by motorcoach. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield, where you’ll ride on an Ice Explorer. Overnight in Lake Louise and enjoy the morning at leisure. After lunch, a motorcoach tour takes you into Yoho National Park where you’ll see Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge. The tour ends in Banff, your home for two nights. Enjoy a half-day tour of Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, the Hoodoos and the Banff Gondola.

Board Rocky Mountaineer in Banff for the return journey to Kamloops. Gaze in wonder at cascading waterfalls and icy glaciers spilling over the lips of the peaks above. Along the South Thompson River, you’ll witness historic Craigellachie—the spot marks where the last spike was driven home on the Canadian Pacific Railway line, uniting the nation. After an overnight in Kamloops, enjoy one last day on board as your Circle Journey comes to an end in Vancouver.

See what it’s like to experience nature in luxury onboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Plan your Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle Journey today. Call 877-396-7159 or contact a AAA Travel Counselor.

There’s a certain romance in traveling by rail. You feel it as soon as you settle into a comfortable seat in the bilevel glass-dome coach onboard Rocky Mountaineer and the cars start to gently rock along the tracks, following a century-old route through western Canada and the Canadian Rockies.

Rail travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer starts with breathtaking scenery: glacier-fed lakes filled with milky green water; rugged, snow-capped mountain ranges; and churning rivers. Watch for abundant wildlife, like a bear feasting in a thicket of berries, or a herd of bighorn sheep. Look carefully and you may even see the reflection of your train, mirrored in a clear lake, as you round a curve.

Of course, all of this spectacular sightseeing whips up an appetite. With Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service, you’ll enjoy complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks throughout the trip. Head downstairs to the private dining room for breakfast and lunch served from the chef-designed à la carte menu.

Not sure what part of western Canada to visit first? Rocky Mountaineer offers four distinct routes.

Rainforest to Gold Rush
Going from one extreme to another, this route traverses the world’s largest temperate rainforest, linking it to the arid ranch lands of the historic Cariboo Gold Rush region. This three-day route offers the best kind of drama—the nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat kind. Highlights along the way from Vancouver to Jasper include Cheakamus Canyon, Brandywine Falls, Green Lake, Fraser River Bridge, Painted Chasm, Deep Creek Bridge, Moose Lake and Yellowhead Lake.

Journey Through the Clouds
This two-day route takes you through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, with all of nature’s raw beauty on display. Keep your camera close on the journey from Vancouver to Jasper. Highlights along the way include majestic Mount Robson and the postcard-perfect Pyramid Falls, not to mention Rainbow Canyon, Avalanche Alley, Black Canyon and the Jaws of Death Gorge.

First Passage to the West
More than 125 years ago, this route united Canada and helped define a nation. Traveling between the coast and Banff or Lake Louise, you’ll witness mountains and wilderness, much of it seemingly unchanged since the days of the first explorers. Around every bend awaits a moment that takes your breath away. Some of the highlights include Kicking Horse River, Rogers Pass, Mount Rundle, Hoodoos and Castle Mountain.

Coastal Passage
As a gateway to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Coastal Passage route hugs the shoreline between the cosmopolitan cities of Seattle and Vancouver, before traveling east into the mountains. Soak in incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, coastal rainforest and Coast Mountains on this three-day or longer rail journey.

Circle Journeys
If you want to be awe-inspired for as long as possible, choose a Circle Journey and combine two or more of the rail routes to get the most number of days on board Rocky Mountaineer.

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AAA Travel offers a variety of trips to the Canadian Rockies. Call 877-396-7159 or contact a AAA Travel Counselor.

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