WITF Travel Club Rocky Mountaineer Trip
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The WITF Travel Club is heading to the Rocky Mountains! Depart Central Pa. for a flight to Vancouver, British Columbia. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in the downtown area. Then experience a full day excursion to Victoria. Your tour includes round trip passage on BC Ferry. Visit world-renowned Butchart Gardens and explore Victoria’s city center including free time in downtown Victoria to explore the Inner Harbor, the Empress Hotel, the Royal BC Museum, and the BC Legislature Hotel.
Transfer by motorcoach to the Rocky Mountaineer Train Station. Board the Rocky Mountaineer with GoldLeaf seats for your journey from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. You’ll see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day will conclude on arrival into Kamloops. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.
Transfer to Kamloops Station and board the Rocky Mountaineer for a second day where you will continue your journey east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes, and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike was driven on the Canadian Pacific Railway line, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels, and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your day will conclude on arrival into Banff. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.
Board your motorcoach for a full-day sightseeing tour of Banff and Yoho National Parks. Yoho National Park offers natural wonders like the Spiral tunnels, the turquoise waters of Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge over the Kicking Horse River. A stop will be made at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to allow you to revel in the surroundings of Lake Louise. Lunch has been included at the Emerald Lake Lodge. Return to your hotel in Banff where the evening is yours to enjoy and relax on your own.
After breakfast, board your motorcoach for a full-day sightseeing tour along the magnificent Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, Athabasca Falls and the Columbia Icefields. This icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle as well as being one of the most accessible in North America. It is here you will ride a unique Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier and learn more about its geological features. Return tonight to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for a group dinner and overnight stay.
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Travel Dates: August 26-September 4, 2022
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