Canadian RockiesMotor coach groups from Buffalo since 1983; sometime by air or rail.
The Way To Go Tours has a list of available tours to choose from.
Featuring the Rocky Mountaineer Train
Aug. 24 – 31, 2018
$4,999 /person double
Dear Way To Go Traveler,
We invite you to join us on this Canadian Rockies tour with two days on the Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Banff. Within the unique world of rail travel, Rocky Mountaineer is so much more than just a train. It’s the key to unlocking a hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the Canadian Rockies. And your job aboard our all-dome fleet? To indulge in the most luxurious journey you’ve ever experienced. It’s a tall order, but you’re moving in the right direction.
$4,999/person double $6,999/single.
Deposit $500/person plus optional Cancellation Waiver and Insurance (CWI) $385. This should be paid with the deposit. To reserve your place on this tour, you must use the form included with the 4 color brochure. Final payment is due on or before 6/25. Participants will get a letter in July with any updates. We’ll get together as a group about three weeks before departure to hand out documents and
answer any last minute questions. Let us know if you need the brochure or have questions. (716) 693-0793
Friday, August 24, 2018 Fly from Buffalo or Rochester to Vancouver, British Columbia – Tour Begins
Set out to explore the beautiful Canadian Rockies by train. This timeless adventure begins in the beautiful city of Vancouver.
Day 2: Saturday, August 25, 2018 Vancouver Enjoy a memorable breakfast at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Watch while people go “walking on treetops.” Afterwards, it’s your turn to enjoy the “living forest” and cross this exhilarating suspension bridge. Once you reach the other side, several exciting activities await. Try the new Cliffwalk, a walkway hugging to the rock face above Capilano Canyon; or venture out on a Treetop Adventure made up of 7 suspension bridges. Next we Canadian Rockies featuring the Rocky Mountaineer Train begin our Vancouver sightseeing tour at beautiful Stanley
Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest. Stop in at picturesque Granville Island Public Market for time to stroll through its fascinating stalls of handmade crafts and artisan food producers. Continue through Chinatown, the city’s waterfront, and Gastown, a turn-of-the-century center comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques and the world-famous steam-powered clock. (B, D)
Day 3: Sunday, August 26, 2018 Vancouver – Victoria –Vancouver
Early this morning we will take a scenic ferry to Vancouver Island to visit the lovely Butchart Gardens. These gardens are among the world’s most beautiful and are a veritable explosion of color and fragrances. Next, take a short sightseeing tour of Victoria, the “City of Gardens.” Enjoy some leisure time to explore this lovely seaside spot. This evening you will journey back to the mainland via a short
ferry ride. (B)
Day 4: Monday, August 27, 2018 Vancouver – Rocky Mountaineer® Train – Kamloops
Board your train for the scenic journey of a lifetime. The Rocky Mountaineer® train takes you on a spectacular voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia to Banff, Alberta in SilverLeaf Service. Spend two days amid coastal forests, roaring river canyons and lofty mountain peaks. Today your route begins with a journey through the verdant farmlands of the Fraser Valley and the towering peaks of the Coast
Mountains. You’ll see the mighty Fraser River and the raging white waters of Hell’s Gate. The landscape then transforms again to semi-arid desert as you travel toward the city of Kamloops for your overnight stay* in a hotel.
Day 5: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Kamloops – Rocky Mountaineer® Train – Banff, Alberta
Today, we continue east toward the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains. History comes alive as you travel the rail route that united Canada as a nation. You’ll journey alongside the powerful Kicking Horse River and ride through the Spiral Tunnels, a century-old engineering feat. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, you may even catch a glimpse of fleeting wildlife, including moose, elk, bighorn
sheep, bears and soaring eagles. This evening arrive in Banff where you will enjoy a leisurely 3-night stay.
Day 6: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Banff
Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos – known as the “Land of the Sleeping Giants.” Next, meet a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During an afternoon at leisure, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff’s delightful downtown.
Day 7: Thursday, August 30, 2018 Banff – Icefields
Parkway – Choice on Tour – Banff A wonderful day of sightseeing awaits as we set out along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Marvel at lofty waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and
the picture-perfect snowcapped mountain ranges. Stop at the Columbia Icefield where it’s your choice! Take a fun ride** across this 1,000 feet thick mass of glacial ice – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Or, take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape from the glass- floored platform. This afternoon, stop at stunning Peyto Lake, a turquoise glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity. Be on the lookout for bears and stately elk on your return to Banff. Join your fellow travelers this evening at a farewell dinner where you’ll enjoy regional cuisine and toast the end of a wonderful trip.
Day 8: Friday, August 31, 2018 Banff – Fly back to Buffalo or Rochester.
Tour Ends Your adventure comes to a close*** today, leaving you with many memories of your extraordinary journey through the incomparable Canadian Rockies.