Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic – 2018

WRDE/WRDW – 4 Nights / 5 Days

Overview

This classic Canadian Rockies rail journey includes a night in Vancouver, a three hour rail tour to Whistler including breakfast on the train.

After a night in Whistler Village, you’ll have two days on the all daylight Rocky Mountaineer from Whistler to Jasper in your choice of SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service, breakfast and lunch on the train to Jasper, four hotel stays: Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, train station transfers and luggage handling at each destination.

Though most people don’t know it, Jasper National Park is a significant train hub. From Jasper, you can travel by ViaRail train east across Canada. Your destination can be Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec or Halifax.

You can also go from Jasper National Park on the ViaRail train back to Vancouver. Trains leave Jasper for Vancouver each Tuesday, Friday and Sunday in Summer.

Another option is to take the ViaRail train from Jasper National Park to Price George and on to the west coast at Prince Rupert. From Prince Rupert, you can take the Alaska marine highway ferries to Alaska or back to Seattle.

Finally, you can fly from Prince Rupert to Vancouver or take the BCFerries ferry from Prince Rupert to Victoria, BC.

In 2018, this package is renamed the Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic from the Canadian Rockies & Whistler.

Features

  • Three hour train tour on Rocky Mountaineer’s Whistler train
  • Two days on board the Rocky Mountaineer Train
  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • Overnight accommodations in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper
  • Transfers between hotel and the train station and all luggage handling

Add Ons

  • Add nights in Vancouver, Jasper, Lake Louise, Jasper and/or Calgary
  • Add a rental car in the Rockies
  • Add a rental Car from the Rockies to Vancouver or Calgary
  • Add activities in Jasper, Lake Louise and/or Banff
  • Add sightseeing in Vancouver and tours to Victoria and Butchart Gardens
  • Add helicopter sightseeing in the Rockies
  • Add float plane tours or Victoria flights in Vancouver
  • Add airport transfers

Prices

  • Prices depend on travel dates, number of travelers, train service (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf) and hotels
  • This package begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Call 604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207 or Email us for specific prices, more information and reservations.
Vancouver to Jasper – 2018 Prices
Start Dates SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 27 $2,799 $3,899 $4,249
May 4 – 25 $2,849 $3,999 $4,399
Jun 1 – Sep 21 $2,899 $4,149 $4,549
Sep 28 $2,849 $3,949 $4,349
Oct 5 $2,449 $3,449 $3,799
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $321 – $431
Jasper to Vancouver – 2018 Prices
Start Dates SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 30 $2,799 $3,899 $4,249
May 7 – 28 $2,849 $3,999 $4,399
Jun 4 – Sep 24 $2,899 $4,149 $4,549
Oct 1 $2,849 $3,949 $4,349
Oct 8 $2,449 $3,449 $3,799
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $365 – $472

2018 Schedule

Starts in Vancouver
April 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5
Starts in Jasper
April 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8

 

Itinerary

Vancouver to Jasper Jasper to Vancouver
Day Activities Overnight Activities Overnight
1 Arrive in Vancouver Vancouver Arrive in Jasper Jasper
2 Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler Whistler Rocky Mountaineer to Quesnel Quesnel
3 Rocky Mountaineer to Quesnel Quesnel Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler Whistler
4 Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper Jasper Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver Vancouver
5 Vacation ends in Jasper Vacation ends in Vancouver

Levels of Service

Rocky Mountaineer: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service

  • SilverLeaf Service includes reserved seating in a custom built single level car with expansive windows curving into the ceiling, hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the day.
  • GoldLeaf Service – Reserved seating in the GoldLeaf elevated dome car. Breakfast and lunch are served in the GoldLeaf dining car and GoldLeaf passengers have access to the outdoor viewing platform.
  • GoldLeaf Deluxe – GoldLeaf Service on the train with Deluxe Fairmont Hotel rooms
  • View the Differences between SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service

Tour Map