Rocky Mountaineer Rail and West Coast Tour

Spend 2 nights in Vancouver, Experience Gold Leaf Service on Rocky Mountaineer Rail, Journey Through the Clouds

Includes 2 nights in Jasper and 2 nights in Banff!

Book before December 1 and save $100.00 per person.

 

June 1 – June 8, 2025

Hosted by Rosemary Bartlett

 

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Summary

Your adventure begins with 2 nights in Vancouver, before we board the Rocky Mountaineer Rail! Travel scenic valleys along the mighty Fraser River, pass through Hell's Gate and Pyramid Falls. View the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson, before our rail excursion ends in Jasper, for a 2 night stay and ending with 2 nights in Banff. Book by December 1 and save $100.00 per person!
Photo credit Travel Alberta

Itinerary

DAY 1 – JUNE 1, 2025

TRAVEL TO VANCOUVER, BC

Our BST group departs from Pearson International Airport for our flight to Vancouver. With an afternoon arrival, we have time to experience the Grouse Mountain Sky Tram ride and enjoy dinner overlooking the city of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean. Our home for the next 2 nights is the Rosedale on Robson. (D)

Photo credit Destination B.C. - Tanya Goehring

DAY 2 – JUNE 2, 2025

VANCOUVER, BC

This morning after breakfast, we enjoy a city tour of Vancouver. This will include the Capilano Suspension Bridge and an afternoon at Granville Island to explore on your own. (B)

Photo Credit Destination Canada

DAY 3 – JUNE 3, 2025

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER/KAMLOOPS, BC

This morning we board the Rocky Mountaineer Rail and take our seats in Gold Leaf Service. Travel through scenic valleys, along the mighty Fraser River, through Hell’s Gate, and past the magnificent Pyramid Falls. This Rocky Mountaineer rail route, only accessible by train, also features the Majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. We begin our journey from the Vancouver station, and today follow the scenic Fraser River eastbound. Soon you will be outside the city and into the wilderness. Take in the views of the fertile farmlands of the Fraser Valley as you are served a delicious breakfast onboard. Soon we found ourselves in a desert-like landscape, a far cry from the coastal rainforest left behind. After a full day on the train, disembark in the charming town of Kamloops, a perfect place to take a stroll along the riverside. (B,L)

DAY 4 – JUNE 4, 2025

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER/JASPER, AB

From Kamloops, we wind our way through the Clearwater region, along the North Thompson River. Breakfast and coffee served onboard as we continue to Pyramid Falls. As the train ascends, you will soon be surrounded by mountains, seeming to stretch to the sky. Enjoy a gourmet lunch onboard, as you hear the incredible history of the railway and the landmarks along the way. As we approach Jasper National Park, you can’t help but notice Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. All too soon we arrive in the quaint mountain town of Jasper, where we spend the next 2 nights. (B,L)

DAY 5 – JUNE 5, 2025

JASPER, AB

Originally a tiny railroad town, Jasper’s small-town charm is very different from the alpine resort style of Banff. Surrounded by towering mountains, crystal clear lakes, and wildlife, Jasper town is designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. A full day of sightseeing today takes us through 45 km of the most spectacular scenery. At the world famous Maligne Lake, we take a leisurely 90 minute boat cruise on the lake and a short walk on legendary Spirit Island. (B)

DAY 6 - JUNE 6, 2025

ICEFIELD PAKRWAY/BANFF, AB

Travelling through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, we drive along the famous Icefields Parkway, including a visit to Athabasca Falls. Arriving at the famous Columbia Icefields, whose waters feed three oceans, we visit the Interpretive Centre and a ride on the Ice Explorer vehicle for a close look at Athabasca Glacier. A short distance away, we take a detour to Peyto Lake for a quick photo stop before arriving in Lake Louise. There will be time to explore the shops and galleries of the iconic Chateau Lake Louise or walk along the lakeshore. As we arrive in Banff, nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, we are now in Banff National Park. Once “Siding 29” on the CP Railway, the town was intended to be a tourist town from its inception. Notice that the town’s first street offers the best possible view of Cascade Mountain. Set at 4,537 feet, it’s the highest town in Canada. (B)

DAY 7 - JUNE 7, 2025

BANFF, AB

Flanked on all sides by mountains, it is not unusual to see a herd of elk walking down the main street, which is lined with top class restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and museums. Our sightseeing today includes Cascade Garden, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, Surprise Corner, Trading post and Buffalo Museum. Continue with a scenic drive up to Minnewanka Lake and enjoy a 60 minute boat cruise before we head to Sulphur Mountain and a gondola ride to the top! Sit back and relax and enjoy the 360 degree view, while having Dinner at the top of the mountain! (B,D)

DAY 8 - JUNE 8, 2025

HOME

This morning we board our direct flight home to Toronto and say farewell to the Rockies. Thank you for joining BST vacations and we look forward to our next adventure together. (B)

Inclusions

COST INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip Airfare from Toronto to Vancouver - return from Calgary
  • Motor Coach Transportation day 1 to 3, 4 to 8 as required
  • 7 nights’ accommodation, including tax
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Grouse Mountain Skytram ride
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Guided city tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Visit to Granville Island
  • 2 Day Journey Through the Clouds Rocky Mountaineer Rail – Gold Leaf Service
  • Gratuities for Rocky Mountaineer Rail Staff
  • Sightseeing in Jasper National Park
  • Maligne Lake boat cruise
  • Icefields Parkway
  • Ice Explorer excursion
  • Lake Louise visit
  • Banff National Park Fee
  • Minnewanka Lake Cruise
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola ride
  • Farewell Dinner at Sulphur Mountain
  • HST and All Taxes and fees
  • Escorted from Toronto by Rosemary Bartlett

    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    • Items of a personal nature such as food and drinks on land portion of tour, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.
    • Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and/or Out-of-Province Medical Insurance
    • New Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases beyond our control
    • Any item not specified as being included

    Pricing

    BOOK BEFORE DECEMBER 1 AND SAVE $100.00 PER PERSON

    COST PER PERSON

    GOLD LEAF RAIL SERVICE

    TWIN $9169.00

    SINGLE $10899.00

    Trip Notes

    To Confirm Space on the Tour, a non-refundable deposit of $1500.00 per person is required at time of booking. Book by December 1 and save $100.00 per person.

    Balance of payment is due March 1, 2025. At the time of booking, we will also require a photocopy of the information page of your passport.

    Your taste for adventure isn’t the only thing that’s indulged on a Rocky Mountaineer train journey. Travelling between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, what you’ll find on your plate is almost as impressive as what’s outside the glass-dome windows. Onboard the train, you’ll enjoy freshly-prepared, chef-created menus for both breakfast and lunch. From starting your day with buttermilk pancakes served with warm blueberries, to making the tough choice between Alberta beef and wild Pacific salmon for your lunchtime meal, the food onboard Rocky Mountaineer is an indulgence. Much of the inspiration for the menus comes from what you’ll see along the way, with fresh ingredients sourced seasonally from British Columbia and Alberta. Along with gourmet snacks served throughout the journey, you’ll also enjoy complimentary local wines, craft beers, and high-end spirits to toast your adventure.

    Tour Director Bio

    Rosemary Bartlett has 14 years tour directing experience, and when she is not on tour, you will find her on the golf course! Here's a little bit about Rosemary

    • Visited 14 countries on 5 continents
    • First trip abroad was Italy
    • Never travels without her camera
    • Starting her day with a cappucino makes her very happy
    • Bucket list destinations - Norway, Sweden and Finland
    • Words to live by "Treat everyone you meet like you wish to be treated"
    • Why does she travel? Every day is like Christmas. New experiences and adventures are around every corner. Travel is the gift that just keeps giving.

    She looks forward to sharing this amazing adventure with you!

    Terms & Conditions

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    Please carefully review the Terms & Conditions outlined below. Any reservation made with BST constitutes a binding agreement signifying your acceptance of, and your agreement to follow, these Terms & Conditions, and to be bound by them.

    To process your reservation, we will need your personal information including your name, address, telephone number, email address, passport number, date of birth, citizenship, and information you have disclosed regarding health, medical, dietary, mobility and other special requirements. BST will require a copy of your valid passport at time of deposit.

    Deposit and Final Payment

    Deposit is due at time of booking to secure your reservation. The deposit amount due is $1500.00 CAD per person and is non-refundable.

    The final payment deadline is due in our office on or before the date included on your invoice.

    All payments once received are non-refundable. Please refer to insurance sections below.

    Please make cheques payable to Blowes and Stewart Travel. We also accept in-office cash / debit payments, or Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards.

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    The Company reserves the right to cancel a reservation if payment has not been received by the specified due date.

    Final Travel details will be issued 2 weeks prior to departure.

    Not Included in the Trip Cost

    All quoted trip costs do not include items of a personal nature such as but not limited to; medical insurance, cancellation/interruption insurance, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, phone calls, airline baggage fees where applicable and meals that are not included or listed in the itinerary.

    Escorted Group Cancellation Policy

    All escorted groups require a minimum number of passengers to travel. Should minimum numbers not been reached, the Company has the right to cancel the tour with a full refund to the passengers booked. Refund will be processed in manner received. Tours unable to operate due to Travel Advisory, acts of God, Terrorism or any other event and no fault of BST, will be subject to cancellation charges as listed above.

    BST highly recommends the purchase of cancellation/interruption insurance for all trips. BST will not be held responsible for loss of monies due to cancellation/changes.

    Medical insurance is mandatory for all trips outside of the Province of Ontario. If client has out of province medical insurance with a separate insurance provider, BST must be advised of insurance company name, policy number & company contact information prior to trip commencement.

    Persons leaving the tour during operation will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client. For additional information on packages/plans offered, please visit https://www.igoinsured.com/Direct/ManulifeGlobal.aspx? ag=STEWPET&lang=E

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    BST is not responsible for any fees for, or associated with, mandatory government testing in destination or for returning to Canada, quarantine or expenses relating to any Global Pandemic or similar. If additional insurance protection is declined, it remains the customer's responsibility to verify if their travel insurance policy covers a Global Pandemic.

    BST will not be held liable should customers be denied boarding due to insufficient proof of a negative Global Pandemic test prior to departure, or displaying symptoms of a Global Pandemic upon check in. No monies will be refunded to customers who have been denied boarding or refunded at port of entry.

    Additional Notes

    All prices listed are per person in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise noted. Pricing is based on supplier cost, currency exchange rates and conditions in effect at the time of brochure printing. Final payment may fluctuate based on changes to the currency exchange at that time. Should there be a pricing increase, a maximum of 7% of base cost, may be applied, or to the taxes and/or government-imposed fees, fuel surcharges or additional airline fees before final payment, these increased charges will be levied to the customer and applied to the final invoice. No additional surcharges may be applied after the trip is paid in full. All trips may be subject to change in situations beyond our control.

    When travelling outside of Canada all Canadian passengers require a valid passport. If travelling with a foreign passport (not Canadian) BST must be advised at time of booking so we can advise accordingly. Most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months beyond the expected return date.

    Some countries may also have visa requirements for entry. Any fees to obtain visas or additional travel documentation that may be required are the responsibility of the traveler. Entry into another country cannot be guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the local authorities. BST takes no responsibility for a customer being denied entry into another country. Cancellation charges and any additional fees will be at the customer’s expense.

    It is the passenger's responsibility to obtain information, and to have in their possession, all the required documentation to travel (such as passports, visa where applicable, etc.) required by the relevant governmental authorities, for themselves and passengers in their care. Note that the documents required for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required for the return.

    BST is not responsible for any missing or inappropriate documents. Failure to have proper travel documents will result in denied boarding and automatic cancellation of your reservation without refund.

    BST accepts any passengers that have a disability, intellectual or physical condition providing they are able to care for themselves during the trip which includes boarding the plane/bus on their own; participating in any included tours/sightseeing without assistance; the ability to understand meeting points/times and the ability to care for their own documents. BST will accept any passenger who’s intellectual or physical condition is such as to render him/her incapable of caring for him/herself without assistance, provided that he/she is accompanied by an attendant (at an additional cost) who is responsible for the passenger enroute and with the care of such attendant, he/she will not require attention or assistance beyond that which is usually provided by BST tour escort. Some destinations may not be suitable for physical mobility issues.

    Baggage restrictions vary by airline and destination. Specific details will be provided with your final travel documents.

    Please ensure that you have secured baggage tags to your luggage prior to arriving at the airport, train station or boarding the coach.

    Please note that you are responsible for carrying your own luggage and are responsible for the safety and security of your luggage at all times. BST will not assume liability for loss, theft, or damage due to breakage, fire, water, or theft, during transport on the plane, coach, train or at hotel. Ask your agent for details of Baggage and Personal Effects Insurance coverage.

    Airline seating requests are taken into consideration and sent to each airline if applicable. Additional charges apply for premium seating on aircraft. Specific seating on coaches or trains cannot be guaranteed. BST will try to accommodate all requests.

    BST reserves the right to decline any person as a member of the trip at any time before or during the trip should such person’s presence be considered detrimental to the interest, comfort, and enjoyment of the other members. Persons leaving the trip after commencement will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client.

    When travelling outside of Ontario, please note local customs may differ and conditions of travel may not be the same as home. Clients not travelling on full itinerary as outlined assume full responsibility for any cancellation penalties or fees incurred due to cancellation or alteration to itinerary in any way.

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    In offering travel arrangements for sale, BST acts solely as the organizer of the tours and responsible for making all reservations as outlined. BST cannot be held responsible for supplier errors or omissions. We do not maintain any control over the personnel, equipment or operations of any supplier and we assume no responsibility for, and shall not be expected or required to pay for any financial loss, personal injury, other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which you may experience either by reason of (1) non-performance by any supplier for whatever reason (2) wrongful causes, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any supplier or its employees or on the part of any other party not under the control of BST (3) any defect, breakdown or other failure of any aircraft, train, bus, automobile, accommodation, ship or other equipment or instrumentality operated and owned or otherwise used by a supplier or (4) BST is not liable for any loss, damage, injury or death resulting from circumstances beyond its direct control such as unexpected weather conditions, civil unrest, acts of God, force Majeure or any other unforeseen circumstances.

    Book early to secure your seat! Reach out to your BST Vacations Travel Advisor for details.