Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to the Pacific Coastal City of Vancouver. Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by Craigellachie, the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, celebrated for connecting Canada from East to West. Traverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons.
From Vancouver you will fly to Lund, BC and the end of the Sunshine Coast and gateway to Desolation Sound. From here you will embark on a journey of discovery, cruising with the small ship and naturalist lead Pacific Bear, a converted fishing vessel and explorer the waters of Desolation Sound and join and exclusive Grizzly Bear Viewing tour into remote Toba Inlet. Spend three nights at the exclusive Homfray Lodge. This remote cedar timber lodge sits in the rain forest. This has train, the Canadian Rockies and an exclusive cruise into the beauty of Coastal British Columbia.
If you're a history buff, nature lover...especially Grizzly Bears, this route is for you.
Independent arrival in Banff. Whether you're interested in outdoor activities, prefer soaking in Banff's famous sulphurous hot springs or simply want to take in the stunning views at the top of the gondola, Banff is the ideal Canadian destination. Located in Canada's first National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff offers breathtaking vistas, culinary adventures, and abundant wildlife viewing. Overnight in Banff.
Banff to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranch lands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast, Lunch
Kamloops to Vancouver
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast, Lunch
Vancouver to Homfray Lodge
This morning fly from Vancouver South Terminal to Powell River. Upon arrival in Powell River you will be transferred to Lund, the end of Highway 101 and gateway to Desolation Sound. Lund, BC, Embarkation.
Welcome reception and meet the crew of the Pacific Bear as we set off from the quaint village of Lund. Cruising north into Desolation Sound, we will pass Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park a haven for boaters and kayakers with its calm waters and sheltered anchorages. As we leave the boaters behind we cruise into Homfray Channel, one of the deepest in North America and flanked by towering peaks including the majestic Mount Denman (1920 m, 6299 ft straight up from the sea). In the evening, we reach Homfray Lodge nestled in the remote wilderness of Desolation Sound, where we meet the staff and enjoy our meals prepared by the lodge's chef. Dinner and Overnight at Homfray Lodge
Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour
Grizzly Bear Viewing Tours depart Homfray Lodge with a cruise to Toba Inlet. Upon arriving at the river, you will receive a warm and traditional welcome from the Klahoose First Nation guides. A short drive will transport you to specifically designed viewing areas where we spend about three hours with the bears in their natural habitat from raised and covered viewing platforms along the remote wilderness river. The highlight of the tour will be the chance to view the grizzly bears feeding on salmon in the natural habitat. Our grizzly bear tours are limited to 12 guests for an intimate experience and less impact on the bears. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight Homfray Lodge
Grizzly Bear Viewing
Today we enjoy another cruise into Toba Inlet for a three hour Grizzly Bear Viewing Tour.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight Homfray Lodge
Homfray Lodge to Vancouver
Homfray Lodge Departure after breakfast
Naturalist talking to guest on board as we cruise this morning from Homfray Lodge south through Homfray Channel, past Desolation Sound Marine Park, and back to the Sunshine Coast and Lund Harbour.
Your vacation ends upon arrival at the Vancouver Airport South Terminal
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August 27 - October 14
$4,595 per person double occupancy
$4,695 per person double occupancy
$4,795 per person double occupancy
$4,245 x 4 guests quad occupancy
Single Supplement: $1545 Extra Person: On request
August 27 - October 14
$6,095 per person double occupancy
$6,195 per person double occupancy
$6,295 per person double occupancy
$5,095 x 4 guests quad occupancy
Single Supplement: $1095 Extra Person: On Request
If a particular lodge, as highlighted in the itinerary, is unavailable for your departure, we reserve the right to secure alternate accommodation. In the event this does occur, you will be notified at time of booking.