Ultimate Canadian Rockies Rail Journey

Ultimate Canadian Rockies Rail Journey

8

days

starting from US $4,159per person

Star Rating 5

5 of 5 stars
(14 reviews)

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

Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.

This 8-day train trip packs a lot in - at a leisurely pace. Spend your first night in a private cabin on the train as you head into the Canadian Rockies. Wake up and see the peaks of the mountains come into view. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, as you are likely to see elk, bears, and bald eagles. Spend the next 4 days exploring the Rockies from Jasper to Lake Louise to Banff, before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer train. Marvel at the sights of the Rockies and the great service of the Rocky Mountaineer before returning to the coastal city of Vancouver.

Ultimate Canadian Rockies Rail Journey – Map VIA Rail train travels from Vancouver through a mountain valley enroute to Jasper National Park The Ice Explorer parked at the base of the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefields The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands tall above the surrounding forest Views of Moraine Lake sits between mountains and forest The Rocky Mountaineer journeys from Banff to Vancouver through valleys of mountains and rivers Coal Harbor in Vancouver
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Trip at a glance

Arrive Vancouver
1 night on Canadian train
1 night Jasper
1 night Lake Louise
2 nights Banff
1 night Kamloops
1 night Vancouver
Depart Vancouver

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 Canadian Rockies Train Journey Begins on VIA Rail
Welcome to Vancouver! One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by towering mountains and sparkling ocean. From the very beginning, we ensure your vacation is off to the best start! Walk out of the airport and right into a private vehicle. Your driver will help orient you to our hometown, Vancouver!

Board VIA’s famous train ‘The Canadian’ in the evening for your overnight journey. You will have more time to enjoy Vancouver when you return from the Canadian Rockies - but just ask if you would like us to add a night or any guided bus or bicycle tours before your Canadian Rockies train journey. Overnight in your private cabin onboard the train.

Day 2 – VIA Rail’s Canadian Train – Arrival in Jasper

After a night of gentle rocking to the sound of your train winding up through the mountains, awake to catch your first glimpse of the Canadian Rockies from a train. Watch for wildlife such as elk, moose and bears. You’ll have the late afternoon to explore the town of Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper

Day 3 – In the Rockies – The Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise
Travel along the spine of the Rockies, on what is surely one of the most beautiful roads in the world - the Icefields Parkway to picture perfect Lake Louise.

Here are
2 options for exploring the Icefields Parkway today:

• Option 1: Small Group Sightseeing Tour
With a small group and guide, explore the Icefields and its main attractions. Stop to enjoy a picnic lunch, walk on the Athabasca Glacier, and marvel at the Glacier Skywalk. In the late afternoon arrive in the stunning Lake Louise area, the picture perfect overnight stop in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2:
Private Icefields Tour and Helicopter Experience
Spend the day with a private driver-guide, to explore the Icefields at your own pace. Then, step away from the crowds and take a helicopter tour abundant in natural beauty, glaciers and waterfalls. Leave from an exclusive Icefields base and soar over Cline Pass and over Cline, Lion and Lioness Glaciers. You’ll also view a spectacular 900ft waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes!
Activity rating: Easy

Upon arrival in the Lake Louise area, you can either choose to stay at the iconic Chateau Lake Louise, or at the intimate Moraine Lake Lodge.

Feature Dinner
This evening you’ll relax and refresh with an indulgent dining experience. Surrounded spectacular lake views and attentive service, indulge in a 3-course meal in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s Fairview dining room or the Walter Wilcox dining room at Moraine Lake.

Day 4 – Exploring the Canadian Rockies – Lake Louise to Banff
Ask us for our Lake Louise activity menu for additional options at Lake Louise today, like a guided heritage canoe paddle or afternoon tea in the spectacular Fairview dining room. From here, a guided scenic drive takes you to Banff. Spend your evening enjoying this lovely mountain hamlet and its contagious atmosphere.

Day 5 – Enjoying the Canadian Rockies – Explore Banff National Park
Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Rockies air and head out for a day of exploration.

You have
3 options to choose from today to help you enjoy Banff to its fullest.

• Option 1: Banff Sightseeing Tour
Explore the historic sights, hear the folklore, and visit scenic viewpoints surrounding the Banff town site on a small group bus tour.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Banff Photography Tour
Explore the wilderness of Banff National Park with a private professional guide, and learn how to take great photos or improve your camera skills. This is a sure way to make friends and family at home jealous!
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 3: Banff Heli-Hike and Picnic
Soar above majestic peaks and get away from the crowds of Banff on a guided heli-hike and picnic. Marvel at pristine and breathtaking vistas that will leave you speechless.
Activity rating: Moderate

Insider tip: We’ve included admission to the Banff Gondola today. We recommend an evening gondola ride, once the crowds have dispersed for the day. As you glide through the air, the panoramic vistas at the summit will completely take your breath away.

Day 6 – On the Rocky Mountaineer Train – Banff to Kamloops
This is the first day of your 2-day Canadian Rockies train journey back to Vancouver on a more southerly route. There’s a gentle pull as the Rocky Mountaineer train leaves Banff and the smell of breakfast wafts from the galley. The passing scenery is breathtaking; step out onto the outdoor viewing platform and feel the cool wind against your cheeks. Overnight in the small mountain town of Kamloops.

Day 7 – On the Rocky Mountaineer Train – Kamloops to Vancouver
The exhilaration of your Canada train trip continues as you now travel through the interior of British Columbia passing many different landscapes. Tour through by Hell’s Gate and see the crashing waters of the Fraser Canyon below you. In the late afternoon, the rail portion of your Canadian vacation winds down as you arrive in Vancouver. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring this cosmopolitan west coast city surrounded by ocean and mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 8 – Your Canadian Train Vacation Ends – Depart from Vancouver
Much too soon your Rockies rail adventure comes to an end. You have the morning to explore Vancouver before you are taken to the Vancouver Airport by private vehicle for your return flight home. Getting to the airport shouldn’t be stressful, walk out of your hotel and right into your own personal private vehicle that takes you right to check in at Vancouver International Airport.

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?

While our trips are not "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

Sleeping in a private cabin on the VIA Rail train

Scenic 2-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer

Sightseeing tour along the Icefields Parkway

Stay at the Chateau Lake Louise and enjoy a Feature Dinner

Seeing the best of Banff and Jasper National Parks

Photographic opportunities everywhere

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What Clients Say

This was the trip of a lifetime

This was the trip of a lifetime

Star Rating 5

This was the trip of a lifetime. The Rocky Mountaineer and the Fairmont lodging was outstanding. Fresh Tracks Canada was excellent.

What's Included

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

Sleep in a private cabin on the train - Sleep in a private cabin on the train
Sleep in a private cabin on the train
Gourmet meals aboard the trains - Gourmet meals aboard the trains
Gourmet meals aboard the trains
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer - Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain - Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
Accommodations & rail service:
• 6 nights of hotel accommodation
• 1 night onboard VIA Rail’s Canadian Train, in a private cabin from Vancouver to Jasper
• 2 spectacular days on the Rocky Mountaineer train, between Banff and Vancouver


Sightseeing & activities:
• Your choice of hand-picked activities in Banff, and along the Icefields Parkway*
• Interpretive transfer between Lake Louise and Banff
• Banff Gondola Ride

* Price of your trip may vary depending on activity choices.
* Some activities may not be available on all trip start dates, due to seasonal weather conditions. Your Vacation Advisor can provide further details.

Dining experiences:
3 delicious breakfasts and lunches onboard the trains
3 course dinner at beautiful Lake Louise OR Moraine Lake Lodge

Transfers:
• A personalized pick up from your arrival airport
• All train station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Jasper and Banff
• A personalized departure transfer, in time for your flight home

Additional Inclusions:
• Gratuities for most ‘private’ transfers and tours (unless otherwise indicated)
• Documentation package
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service

 

Not Included

• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Gratuities for rail, hotel, tour & 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...

Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Renting a car and exploring the area
Renting a car and exploring the area
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
• Add a cruise along Alaska’s Inside Passage .
• Extend your stay in the Canadian Rockies for such activities as guided hiking, a round of golf, or simply enjoy some quiet time to relax.
• 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 self-drive 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.
• Visit the Olympic city of Whistler, and take in the sights and activities by spending a night or two there.

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.

Georgian Court Hotel - Enjoy a soak  before heading out for a stroll along Robson StreetGeorgian Court Hotel - Join in the fun street atmosphere of Vancouver in the summerGeorgian Court Hotel - Sink into your comfy bed after a day of exploration

Georgian Court Hotel

An example of our Comfort accommodations

The Georgian Court Hotel features 180 guestrooms in a 12-story brick building, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Enjoy a comfortable sleep in your elegant room, surf the internet with the complimentary wireless, or enjoy a meal on the seasonal patio.

Rimrock Resort - Exterior of resortRimrock Resort - Resort lobbyRimrock Resort - Deluxe RoomRimrock Resort - Rimrock during winter

Rimrock Resort

An example of our Superior and Deluxe accommodations

The 5 star Rimrock Resort is one of Fresh Tracks favourite hotels! The hotel is built into the side of a mountain, when you enter the main lobby, you are actually on the 7th floor, and the views from the pamorama of windows over the Bow Valley are simply stunning. The hotel has an upscale yet understated feel, and the service is impeccable.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Exterior of ChateauFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Skating on Lake LouiseFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - The Chateau Lounge

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

An example of our Comfort, Superior, and Deluxe accommodations

The 5 star Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is undoubtedly a beautiful and impressive hotel. Its amazing location overlooking beautiful Lake Louise and the distant mountains can not be compared. There are a variety of restaurant types, so you can do casual or fine dining as you choose. Strolling around the lake, renting a canoe, riding horses, or hiking up to the tea house are all great summer activities. In winter choose from snow shoeing, skating, skiing or taking a sleigh ride around the lake.

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
April 25, 28
May 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
October 3, 6, 10

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.

Comfort Level Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service
from US $4,159to US $5,664per person

Our Comfort Level vacations include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations. Combined with our unique sightseeing tours and personalized service, you’ll receive exceptional value, a step above what you might expect anywhere else.

Superior Level Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service
from US $4,899to US $6,151per person

Our Superior Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Unique tours and seamless transfers complete your itinerary.

Fresh Tracks Favorite
Deluxe Level Hotels
GoldLeaf Train Service
from US $5,959to US $7,743per person

On our Deluxe Level vacation, it's likely you'll be staying at one of the iconic 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. Enjoy unique sightseeing experiences and the insider detail that only Fresh Tracks Canada can provide.

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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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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

This was the trip of a lifetime

Star Rating 5
September 13, 2016

This was the trip of a lifetime. The Rocky Mountaineer and the Fairmont lodging was outstanding. Fresh Tracks Canada was excellent.

Everything was perfectly organized for us

Star Rating 5
August 14, 2016

We loved our accommodations throughout the trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our car service experience to and from Vancouver. The drivers provided valuable information on Vancouver. We loved the Rocky Mountaineer experience. Everything... read more was perfectly organized for us.

We are very grateful for the excellent work you did on our behalf

Star Rating 5
July 10, 2016

Thank you very much for working hard on our behalf and for always being gracious, cheerful and enthusiastic in setting up our Canadian trip! We really enjoyed every aspect of our trip and everything went smoothly and was well coordinated. It... read more was amazing we always got picked up on time with all the pick ups along the way. We are still resting from our travel and re-living memories of all the sights and experiences. We especially enjoyed the Sutton Place Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise and being picked up at the Vancouver Airport by Chauffeur. People were envious of us as a well dressed gentleman escorted us to a clean, late model luxury SUV! We bought lots of t-shirts along the way during our trip to remind us of the good memories, and we were able to see deer, elk and big horn sheep. The Rocky Mountaineer staff treated us in a first class manner! The staff work really hard and they are very cheerful and very service oriented. They sure gave us a lot of good food!  At every place we stayed, the service given was superb! Chateau Lake Louise is just a phenomenal resort in every way! Just a fabulous setting! We never got tired of just looking up at the Victoria Glacier, the mountains and the surrounding area! We are very grateful for the excellent work you did on our behalf! You are competent, efficient and true professionals! We hope you are both doing well and we'll be sure to contact you when we come back to visit Canada again!

The trip was everything we imagined

Star Rating 5
June 2, 2016

The trip was everything we imagined. We will recommend this trip and booking through Fresh Tracks Canada to everyone we discuss this trip with.
John really enjoyed both of the train rides, especially sleeping on the VIA Rail... read more train. I loved the Rocky Mountaineer train. Going out on the suspension bridge at Capilano is something we highly recommend to anyone who goes out to Vancouver. That bridge is truly an amazing! Chateau Lake Louise was better than every beautiful picture I have seen. Waking up to that beautiful view of the lake was incredible. The most awesome experience for me on this trip. We saw a young grizzly bear, what gorgeous fur! We were safely in the tour van, the bear was on the other side of the road eating.
Thank you for refund, it is quite unexpected, very much appreciated. It was a little scary when we thought there might not be a van picking us up that night, however with the excellent assistance of the hotel staff, the tour staff and Fresh Tracks staff everything was resolved quite quickly. Our tour guide was so funny and gave a great tour, made us forget about the mix up.

Everything about the Rocky Mountaineer was fabulous

Star Rating 5
October 7, 2015

We can't thank you enough for planning and organizing our fantastic vacation. We enjoyed every minute of it! Everything worked like clockwork, the weather was great (only 1 rainy day), people were friendly, food was delicious,... read more and the scenery was spectacular. All of the hotels except one had something special in Rich & Karen's room for their anniversary - Sutton Place actually had something both times we stayed there - a very nice touch to make for a special trip. We took your advice and took a float plane to Victoria and the ferry back - that did give us plenty of time to explore on our own. Thanks for arranging the bags of Canada goodies in our rooms when we first arrived - that was a great surprise. And of course everything about the Rocky Mountaineer was fabulous and even better than we expected. I have already recommended you to several people - once again, thanks for all you both did to make this a truly special vacation.

It was the best trip of our lives

Star Rating 5
June 3, 2015

It was the best trip of our lives. Everything you planned happened exactly the way you said it would. Every single hotel and trip was amazing. We felt like we got special treatment everywhere we went. We were often in groups with... read more other Fresh Tracks customers and enjoyed their company as well. All of the hotels you put us in were absolutely wonderful and we were treated like royalty. The car service you used was just amazing. The tours from Jasper was absolutely wonderful, and our guide should win an award. We totally love VIA Rail and would gladly travel that way through Canada. The Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler was great fun and staffed by wonderful people. It was was beautiful and unique and we had a great time. I got incredible photos of Orcas, Humpback whales, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, Osprey, Eagles, and Elk. And of course endless photos of the beautiful mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and towns. Canadians are really the very nicest people we have ever met.

Every minute was just perfect

Star Rating 5
June 6, 2015

We have finally caught up on our sleep a little! What a fantastic trip you planned for us! Every minute was just perfect and will be a cherished part of our memories always. Our appreciation and gratitude is tops and we'll... read more be glad to  pass on your name to anyone thinking of such a trip! 

All the various experiences were just perfect

Star Rating 5
January 3, 2015

We had a wonderful time! All the various experiences were just perfect. The overnight train was fun and all the ground transportation worked flawlessly. We were blown away by the Rocky Mountaineer — it was a very special way... read more to end the trip. Thanks for setting up a great vacation in a gorgeous part of Canada!

The entire trip was as flawless as any trip could be

Star Rating 5
August 12, 2014

Our trip was amazing! The Canadian Rockies are something that everyone should see. Lake Louise almost didn't look real. As far as Fresh Tracks Canada, well what can I say except that the entire trip was as flawless as any trip could... read more be. All tours and transport connections were on time. I would recommend your travel company without any hesitation. Our favorite part of the trip was the Columbia Icefields Adventure. We filled our water bottles from the melting glacier and drank that crystal clean water that was also as cold as ice. What an experience! We met so many wonderful people from all over the world during our Rocky Mountaineer train tour. The staff on Via Rail and the Rocky Mountaineer were polite, energetic and very attentive to everyone. We found that all the people in Canada were friendly and welcoming. I plan to visit Montreal and Quebec in the future and I am sure that I will enjoy those cities as much as we enjoyed Vancouver. The Sutton Place Hotel is a great location to all downtown sites. So in closing, hats off to Fresh Tracks Canada.

Lake Louise is the most beautiful place we've ever seen

Star Rating 5
August 6, 2014

Thanks to you, our trip was most memorable. Everything went according to plan and we are most grateful for the highly detailed departure package. We're really glad we upgraded to SilverLeaf. There were parts of the trip where we... read more would not have been able to see the mountains from the RedLeaf car but they were in the view from the SilverLeaf car. Lake Louise is the most beautiful place we've ever seen, and we have traveled extensively. I got up before dawn to see the mountain and the glacier reflected in the lake due to a full moon. Amazing. I'll send you the pic we took from our room. Oh, yes, we were upgraded to a lake view room on the fourth floor. We're at Yellowstone National Park right now. Also amazing but not the Canadian Rockies. Again, our thanks. The scenery took care of itself. It was the attention to detail by Fresh Tracks Canada that took all of the worry out of this trip.

Everything went so smoothly

Star Rating 4.5
August 5, 2014

I want to thank you for all your effort to make sure we had a wonderful 35th wedding anniversary celebration. The Rocky Mountaineer train trip from Banff to Vancouver was top notch. The crew was so knowledgeable about the area and... read more the food was amazing! The only thing I would have changed (as an afterthought) would be to omit Jasper. The VIA Rail train was not as nice as the Rocky Mountaineer nor as well organized, but I totally understand that that was the only option to get us to Jasper. The accommodations of the Fairmont hotels at Lake Louise, Banff, and Vancouver were absolutely amazing. It would really be hard if I had to pick a favorite; they were all so nice and the views from the rooms were breathtaking! Thank you so much for letting them know it was our anniversary, they all helped us celebrate. I know, I know, I am repeating myself... But thank you also for arranging all the tours. We enjoyed them all, especially the helicopter tour over the icefields. Everything went so smoothly, transfers were on time and the packet helped me keep everything organized and at my fingertips. Thank you.

Every detail put in perfect place

Star Rating 5
July 2, 2013

What a wonderful time we had thanks to you! We felt as if we were on our own private tour with every detail put in perfect place. The people who handled our transfers from Jasper to Lake Louise and from Lake Louise to Banff were... read more excellent tour guides and, due to a quirk of scheduling, we had them all to ourselves. The accommodations were indeed first class, especially at Banff Springs. We have done some traveling overseas but never had experienced such a relaxing and rejuvenating trip. The food in all the resorts was wonderful. We can't say enough about the staff of the Rocky Mountaineer. They were attentive, well-trained, and especially helpful when Lou had some difficulty with the stairs to the observation car. Plus, each one had a terrific sense of humor. We also learned quite a bit about geography since on our own we had booked a train from Seattle to Vancouver, WA! But we realized our mistake in time to change our ticket to a bus and we arrived in Vancouver, BC in plenty of time to get on the VIA Rail. We appreciated your help in changing our last transfer since we had put an extra day on our trip. Due to Lou's age (81) and health, this may be the last grand trip we will take but we have many memories to share. We will certainly recommend your company to our friends.

We will definitely return using Fresh Tracks Canada

Star Rating 5
May 17, 2011

We feel immensely privileged that we were able to experience so many Canadian highlights in just the two weeks we had available, including Butchart gardens, VIA Rail and Emerald Lake, Bannf gondola, the Icefields Parkway, etc in... read more the Canadian Rockies. Pre-paid Fresh Tracks Canada touring vouchers all ready in good time and consistently honoured for accommodation, transport etc. Special requests mostly uncomplicated. We had an awe-inspiring time absorbing the sheer beauty of the Canadian landscape and will definitely return using the same company for planning. We loved the sensory overload of your Canadian springtime; majestic mountains still dripping with their snow cover, the scent of dark conifer forests with lime-green birch trees leafing out in patchwork patterns surrounding half-frozen lakes, thundering waterfalls, and the most uniquely amazing wildlife imaginable (we saw 22 different species – not including all the different birds). Yeah, sure we have kangaroos – and great beaches with aquamarine water, but nothing can match the scope and magnitude of Canada in springtime. Thanks Fresh Tracks Canada!

I'm glad we found you

Star Rating 5
September 20, 2009

High praise for Fresh Tracks Canada, Vancouver, The Rocky Mountaineer, Fairmont Hotels, Jasper, Banff, the Athabasca Glacier and the Snocoaches. I'm glad we found your company.

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