Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail

Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail

8

days

starting from US $5,998per person

Star Rating 5

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Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.

Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.

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Whatever your taste, this inspired Canadian golf, spa and rail itinerary is the perfect antidote to a stressful job and hectic life. Travel by elegant train through dense forest, alongside turquoise lakes, and high up mountain ridges. Stepping off the train is even more of a treat, as in each charming resort town is a hidden gem – your choice of a round of world-class golf with spectacular views, or pampering at five-star spas. Whether you choose to putt or pamper, fine dining and luxury accommodation are the icing on the cake.

Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail  – Map The Sea to Sky climb, Vancouver to Whistler Golfing in Whistler's beautiful mountain scenery Interior of a luxurious spa What the media say about journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer The dome car on the Rocky Mountaineer Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and pool Visiting the glacier along the Icefields Parkway Banff Springs hotel and golf course The Banff gondola station on top of Sulphur mountain
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Trip Outline

Arrive Vancouver* 1 night Vancouver 1 nights Whistler 1 night Quesnel 2 nights Jasper 2 nights Banff Depart Calgary *Can be done in reverse

Itinerary

(Please note, like most of our Canada rail packages & tours, this railway vacation can be customized to your needs - just ask one of our local experts when you call.)


Day 1 – Your Canada train trip begins - welcome to Vancouver
Vancouver is a delight – a modern oasis of restaurants, shopping, and cultural activities nestled in the spectacular scenery of dramatic mountain ranges plunging into the Pacific Ocean. This is a city that boasts Stanley Park; a town dubbed ‘Hollywood North’, and a place that heads the list of the world’s ‘most desirable’ places to live. So grab a coffee and stop at a sidewalk café to watch the world go by.

Day 2 – All aboard from Sea to Sky on the Rocky Mountaineer Train
Step aboard the world-class Rocky Mountaineer train, and start the day in style with rich coffee and a breakfast served as you wind your way along the shores of Howe Sound. Take in the spectacular scenery of lush green mountains topped with snowy peaks that rise from the water just a few feet away. You’ll arrive in Whistler just before lunch time.

This afternoon, choose from a round of golf at the Chateau Whistler, or enjoy a 60-minute classic massage at the Vida Wellness spa is sure to soothe away any tension. Consider exploring Whistler Village with its excellent shopping, dining, sightseeing, and lounging opportunities.

Day 3 – Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer – Whistler to Quesnel
You may be reluctant to leave behind the luxurious comfort of your Whistler escape, but today’s rail journey is sure to entice. Departing Whistler in the morning, the Canadian Rockies train will wind its way north and east through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

While drinking in this breathtaking landscape, every desire will be accommodated with delicious meals, friendly service, and expert interpretative narration of the region’s most delightful highlights. In order to maximize this once-in-a-life time luxury Canada train trip and its incredible views, all travel is done by daylight so you will make your bed in comfortable and scenic Quesnel.


Day 4 – Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer – Quesnel to Jasper
It might be hard to believe it possible, but today’s scenery may surpass yesterday’s, with the breathtaking arrival of the Canadian Rockies. The forest in this region is thick, lush, and home to all sorts of lively creatures – so be sure to keep an eye trained on the window to catch a lonely moose or wandering bear.

Step off the train in Jasper and into the embrace of these natural gems. You’re on top of the Earth, far from the stresses of home, and with the Canadian wilderness surrounding you and luxury awaiting, you’re truly at ease. The luxurious experience of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge awaits upon check-in as you’re welcomed to the Grand Canadian lodge experience. Overnight in Jasper.


Day 5 – In the Canadian Rockies - Golf or Spa in Jasper?
If the skies are blue and the green is calling, step onto the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s famous golf course and start working on your game. Don’t let the challenge of playing in the scenery of the Canadian Rockies affect your swing!

Another way to relax is the Insignia Spa’s deluxe Beauvert Package which includes a 60-minute massage, a manicure, and a pedicure.

However you spend the day, spend the night tantalizing your taste buds with the world-class and regionally sourced cuisine of the area. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6 - Canadian Rockies - the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff
Today you board a luxury bus to take you along one of the most spectacular drives in the world - south down the spine of the Canadian Rockies on the Icefields Parkway. This scenic highway offers unsurpassed views of the Canadian Rockies. An expert guide on-board will give you added insight into the wilderness. A stop at the Athabasca Glacier includes a ‘snocoach’ ride on to the glacier itself - a fascinating insight into the geography of the Canadian Rockies.

A detour to Lake Louise is a photographer’s delight – a clear, shimmering turquoise glacial lake surrounded by some of the most majestic mountains in the world. Lake Louise is like nowhere else.

Then continue on to the capital of the Canadian Rockies - the bustling yet beautiful mountain town of Banff. Perhaps tonight explore the excellent restaurants and fascinating boutiques of the town before retiring to the luxurious Fairmont Banff Springs Resort for your overnight stay.


Day 7 – In the Canadian Rockies - Golf or Spa in Banff?
Banff is considered by many to be the gem of any Canadian Rockies vacation, and, after today, you may be tempted to agree.

Another round of golf or spa treatment is the way to spend the day today, taking in the majestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies. The sense of natural calm contributes to the soothing atmosphere of the 18-hole Stanley Thompson golf course – the perfect place to lower your handicap. You’ll feel as fresh and beautiful as your wilderness surroundings if you choose a Seasonings Bath, Scrub & Massage package which will be tied to the time of season you visit Banff.


Day 8 – Far too soon your Canadian train vacation ends - Banff to Calgary Airport
Filled with memories of your Canada train trip and the Canadian Rockies, you bid farewell to the Rockies and gradually descend through the foothills by luxury private vehicle, arriving in Calgary in time for your flight. Yet you leave with wonderful memories to revisit and cherish for a lifetime.

Bon Voyage!

Common Questions

Are you on the train the whole time?

All of our trips include some stops to get off the train, to explore Canada's beautiful national parks and unique cities. However, if you're keen to maximize your time onboard, we'll pair you up with the perfect experience.

Is this an escorted tour?

With the exception of our guided wildlife and northern lights train trips, our vacations are not typically "escorted." We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe. Click here for a more detailed comparison.

How do the trains work in Canada compared to the US or UK?

Because most Canadians typically do not use the train for commuting (as in Europe and the US), the two main rail providers here are driven by tourism. You'll experience the romance of true trans-continental rail travel, with a wide selection of services, accommodation types, plus great food.

What types of trains are used?

Two main companies operate trains in Canada: VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer.

Rocky Mountaineer operates daylight touring trains, which travel along 3 of the most spectacular routes in Western Canada. You'll enjoy onboard commentary, award winning service, and incredible food.

VIA Rail is Canada's national train provider, with routes running Coast to Coast and through remote parts of Northern Canada. The type of train depends on your journey, and can vary from the classic trans-continental sleeper trains to daylight trains with overnight stops.

What we love about this trip

Rocky Mountaineer’s scenic 3-day rail journey

Choose from rounds of Golf in Whistler, Jasper and Banff or 3 revitalizing and relaxing Spa - sessions or both

Enjoy the spectacular Canadian Rockies

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What Clients Say

All went just great

All went just great

Star Rating 5

We are back and want to report that all went just as you had planned. It was a great trip and even the weather cooperated. Every where we went they seemed to have respect for Fresh Tracks Canada. Thank you!

What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Golfing at famous resorts - Golfing at famous resorts
Golfing at famous resorts
Pampering at luxurious spas - Pampering at luxurious spas
Pampering at luxurious spas
Ice Explorer ride across a glacier - Ice Explorer ride across a glacier
Ice Explorer ride across a glacier
Breakfasts and lunches on the train - Breakfasts and lunches on the train
Breakfasts and lunches on the train
Included Accommodation:
• Deluxe Fairmont accommodation for 6 nights
• 1 night of moderate accommodations in Quesnel

Train service
• Luxurious Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey from Vancouver to Jasper in SilverLeaf service (upgrade to GoldLeaf Service for $697 USD per person)
• 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard the trains

Tours &Transportation
• Private sightseeing tour along the stunning Icefields Parkway (Jasper to Banff) - admission to the Columbia Icefields and Glacier Skywalk attractions are included
• Private luxury vehicle transfer between Vancouver airport and hotel
• Motor coach transfers between hotel and rail stations in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel & Jasper
• Private transfer between from Banff to Calgary airport, in time for your flight home
• Documentation package
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service


Plus choose from:
1. Both guests play golf only
2. One guest golfs and one guest takes the spa treatments
3. Both guests play golf and take the spa treatments

Golf rounds included
• One round at the Fairmont Whistler golf course
• One round at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course
• One round at Fairmont Banff Springs golf course

Spa Treatments:
• Spa treatments at Whistler’s Vida Wellness Spa
• Jasper’s reflections Spa
• Banff’s Willow Stream Spa

 

Not Included

• Meals and attractions, unless otherwise stated
• Golf club rentals (approx. $50-$60 per round of golf)
• Airfare
• Gratuities for rail, hotel, tour, spa & transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)
• Canadian sales taxes

 

 

Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

Renting a car and exploring the area
Renting a car and exploring the area
Bear watching and wildlife tours
Bear watching and wildlife tours
Exploring local native culture tours
Exploring local native culture tours
Sightseeing flights or helicopter tours
Sightseeing flights or helicopter tours
• Extend your time in Banff to go river rafting on the Kicking Horse River, explore Banff National Park, or experience the spectacular glaciers of the Columbia Icefields Parkway
• Customize your itinerary to include extra nights in the Rockies and play Stewart Creek golf
• Ask us to arrange a car rental, and drive through the Rockies at your leisure
• Add on a few days in the charming capital of British Columbia - Victoria, along with a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens
• Add on a trip to the Sunshine Coast and spend a few days exploring the beaches, kayaking or taking in the spectacular ocean views from your private tent-house suite

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Pan Pacific Vancouver - The Pan Pacific Hotel, uniquely located above the cruise ship terminal.Pan Pacific Vancouver - Dine outdoors with a stunning view.Pan Pacific Vancouver - The lobby.Pan Pacific Vancouver - Outdoor pool and hot tub with a view.Pan Pacific Vancouver - Harbour view room.

Pan Pacific Vancouver

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

Uniquely located on top of Canada Place at the core of Vancouver's downtown waterfront. The Pan Pacific is an unparalleled downtown luxury hotel, with sweeping views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and the city skyline with the iconic five sails rising above the cruise ship terminal and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Step out the front door of the hotel and you're minutes from the financial district, shopping, theatres, the marina and renowned Stanley Park.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Chateau Whistler at NightFairmont Chateau Whistler - Hotel LobbyFairmont Chateau Whistler - Fairmont Gold RoomFairmont Chateau Whistler - Chateau Whistler in Winter

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

All the class and luxury of the famous Fairmont hotels with the beautiful mountain scenery of Canada's number one ski resort. With rustic antiques, handmade rugs, inviting overstuffed sofas and wooden beam construction, the hotel lobby recreates the air of a relaxing country retreat. Rooms are equally warm and inviting with rustic decor and stunning views of the snow covered Mountains. The Mallard Lounge cannot be missed with its grand outdoor slope side fire pits.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - The LodgeFairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Outdoor PoolFairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Elk on grounds of lodgeFairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Lake view of the lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

An example of our Deluxe Lodge accommodations

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is it's own Canadian wilderness resort. The property is made up of many buildings with different room types throughout the resort. Relax by the lake, or enjoy a round of golf on the beautiful Stanley Thompson Golf Course, or enjoy a game of ice hockey on the lodge's pond. Be sure to keep your eyes open for Elk as they walk past your building!

Fairmont Banff Springs - Exterior of hotelFairmont Banff Springs - Lobby of hotelFairmont Banff Springs - The hotel spa

Fairmont Banff Springs

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs is located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy one of the many activities that the hotel has to offer from tennis, horseback riding, a round of golf, skiing, relaxing at the the Willow Stream Spa (charge), or enjoying a great meal at one of 12 restaurants, lounges or pubs.

 

Prices & Dates

2017 Vancouver Start dates
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

2018 Vancouver Start dates
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

The prices listed below are based on travel service and hotel class for this journey:
• Prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single, triple and child rates can be provided on request.
• Pricing is based on departure date, travel service and hotel class for this journey and may vary from your personalized itinerary.
• Prices include SilverLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer train, from Vancouver to Jasper (upgrade to GoldLeaf Service for $713 USD per person)

Choose from three options:
1. Both guests play Golf only
2. One guest golfs and one guest takes the spa treatments
3. Both guests play golf and take the Spa treatments
*Alternatively we can tailor a package specifically to your tastes

Both guests golf and spa
from US $6,788to US $7,517per person

This is the ultimate putt and pamper experience. After a day of golf on 3 of Canada's most stunning courses, you'll be pampered with 5 star spa experiences. You'll stay at the luxurious Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Enjoy private transfers, exceptional train service, and the insider detail that only Fresh Tracks Canada can provide.

One guest golf / one guest spa
from US $6,149to US $6,748per person

Let us cater your vacation to your individual tastes! While one of you golfs 3 of Canada's most stunning courses, the other will be pampered with 5 star spa experiences. You'll stay at the luxurious Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Enjoy private transfers, exceptional train service, and the insider detail that only Fresh Tracks Canada can provide.

Both guests golf only
from US $5,998to US $6,683per person

In addition to golfing at 3 of Canada's most stunning courses, you'll enjoy luxurious Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century, these hotels are luxurious and full of history – ensuring an experience you'll never forget. You'll get private transfers, exceptional train service, and the insider detail that only Fresh Tracks Canada can provide.

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Why choose us?

Online booking sites prefer you to book your vacation with them online. Truthfully, they'd prefer you not to bother them at all! Our approach is completely the opposite.

We don't use online booking – instead we use technology to put visitors directly in touch with our Canadian travel insiders because we believe the best vacations are personal.

Online booking sites and local travel agencies focus on multiple destinations – we focus only on Canada because it's our home and we know it better than anyone else.

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No one can be trusted more...

You'll feel confident when booking your vacation with our accreditation and consumer protection through the following organizations

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  • We're one of the only agencies in Canada offering this protection.
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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

All went just great

Star Rating 5
November 15, 2009

We are back and want to report that all went just as you had planned. It was a great trip and even the weather cooperated. Every where we went they seemed to have respect for Fresh Tracks Canada. Thank you!

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