Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds Explorer with Sonora Resort (Westbound)

Combine an epic trip in the Canadian Rockies with an incredible two night stay at the luxurious wilderness resort of Sonora, nestled in the heart of British Columbia.

Begin in Calgary, before making your way to into the heart of the Canadian Rockies, visiting resort town Banff and the turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Travel along the scenic Icefield’s Parkway to Jasper where you’ll be able to enjoy an excursion to the stunning Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier. Then it’s time to board the Rocky Mountaineer for a spectacular rail journey through the Rockies before arriving for more incredible sightseeing in cosmopolitan Vancouver.

From Vancouver take a seaplane up to the Discovery Islands and Sonora Resort, where luxury retreat, exceptional service and five star relaxation meets wild activities such as grizzly bear viewing, hiking or even learning how to fish. Your stay at Sonora includes gourmet meals, wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and unlimited worldwide phone calls. See our website for the full itinerary and departure dates.

Selected departure dates are available between April and October.

Starts Vancouver (Westbound) - Tuesday Departures

Duration
11 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Calgary Skyline, Calgary, Alberta

Trip highlights

  • Rocky Mountaineer's award-winning five star luxury service
  • Upgrade to GoldLeaf service and experience panoramic views from the bi-level dome coach
  • Experience grizzly bear viewing thought your Sonora stay
  • Learn to fish or hike the trails surrounding the spectacular Sonora island

Upon your arrival into vibrant Calgary, enjoy the afternoon at leisure to discover and explore the city skyline. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Hotel Arts / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Head to Kananaskis for a breathe-taking 12 minute panoramic helicopter tour over the magnificent rockies landscape. Today's journey ends upon arrival in Lake Louise where you will spend the night. Spend your Afternoon exploring Banff and the amazing sights of Bow Falls, Like Minnewanka and the Hoodoos.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Begin your day in Lake Louise where you will have time to explore at your own pace before heading to your half-day tour in Yoho National Park where you will see some of the fantastic attractions of the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Banff Springs

Onward to jasper via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Stop to take pictures at the Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Discover the glacier in a giant six-wheel drive ice explorer vehicle as you listen to the history and interesting geological features. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - The Crimson Jasper Hotel / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Rockies largest national park. Enjoy your half-day tour of the parks natural attractions and wildlife. Spend the rest of your day explore the park at your own pace. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - The Crimson Jasper Hotel / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Step on-board the magnificent Rocky Mountaineer as you head from Jasper to Kamloops. Gaze upon the spectacular Mount Robson, standing at nearly 13,000 feet - it is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Climb the Yellowhead Pass into Kamloops where you will disembark and spent the night. 

Your journey continues west to the coastal city of Vancouver. Prepare yourself for some outstanding and dramatic scenery changes, as you go from lush green fields of Fraser Valley to the winding river canyons at the bottom of Cascade Mountains.

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Get ready to depart Vancouver as you board your flight to Sonora Resort in the Discovery Islands. Check-in to your luxurious room and enjoy the finest dinner created by Chef Terry Pichor. Sonora is a true all-inclusive resort boasting fantastic outdoor amenities including a swimming pool, hiking and biking trails, tennis court, fishing and more. Spend your two nights at Sonora relaxing, unwinding and of course - exploring. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Sonora Resort

It's time to leave Sonora as your fly back to Vancouver for your last night in the city. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Today marks the end of your Rocky Mountaineer journey as you check-out from your Vancouver hotel.