10 Night Tour Itinerary

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

Combine an epic trip in the Canadian Rockies with the luxurious wilderness resort of Sonora

Begin in Vancouver and 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 WiFi and unlimited worldwide phone calls. 

Time to now jump on-board the Rocky Mountaineer, 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. 

Selected departure dates are available between April and October.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • 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

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
11 days
Guide Price
£6,029 per person
Price based on
Based on 13 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Air Canada, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted

Itinerary Breakdown

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

Overnight 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. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sonora Resort

Wave goodbye to Sonora as your fly back to Vancouver to board your Rocky Mountaineer tomorrow. 

Step on-board the magnificent Rocky Mountaineer as you head from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops. 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. Concluding the day as alongside the Kamloops Lake, head to your overnight accommodation to rest your head. 

Continue your journey north east into the province of Alberta where you will once again be surrounded by incredible scenery. 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 Jasper National Park where you will disembark and spent the night. 

Overnight 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. 

Overnight Accommodation

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

Onward to Banff 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. 

Overnight Accommodation

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

Enjoy a half-day tour into 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. The tour will end in Lake Louise where you will have time to explore at your own pace. Spend the night in Lake Louise and prepare for tomorrows excitement. 

Overnight Accommodation

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

Spend your morning exploring Banff and the amazing sights of Bow Falls, Like Minnewanka and the Hoodoos before heading to Kananaskis for a breath-taking 12 minute panoramic helicopter tour over the magnificent rockies landscape. The tour tour ends upon arrival in Calgary where you will spend the night. 

Today marks the end of your Rocky Mountaineer journey as you checkout from your Calgary hotel. 

  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • See incredible wildlife in their natural habitat as you pass through British Columbia
    • View the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River
    • Pass through the incredible Coast and Cascade Mountains
  • Jasper

    Itinerary Highlights

    • View the Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and Yellowhead Pass
    • Relax in your seat as the majestic mountain scenery passes you by
    • Listen to the fascinating commentary and learn about this amazing region