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Venturing through the Rockies

Best time to travel
May - Oct
Ideal Length
10 nights
Perfect for

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Vancouver and home from Calgary.
  • Goldleaf service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff as well as return airport transfers.
  • 10 nights’ luxury accommodation in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.
  • Luxury fine dining experiences aboard the Goldleaf carriage as well as an exclusive observation deck and custom-made glass-domed carriages.
  • Tailored experiences throughout your journey including a Columbia Icefields excursion, guided tour of Victoria and Hop-on Hop-off Vancouver City Tour.
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A land of mountainous terrain and sprawling national parks, the Canadian Rockies have forever been synonymous with adventure. On this suggested itinerary, start in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver before setting out on an exclusive experience aboard the opulent Rocky Mountaineer. Soak up unparalleled views from your glass-domed luxury carriage and exclusive viewing platform where you’ll witness outstanding views and magnificent wildlife. From stags fighting on the mountaintops to wild bear fishing on the riverbed, this journey takes you through the wilds of British Columbia.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to the harbour city of Vancouver.
Your private driver will transfer you to your luxury hotel framed by the Pacific Ocean and mountain views. We’ve arranged a hop-on hop-off city tour to introduce you to Vancouver’s celebrated landmarks.
Set out on a scenic tour of Victoria.
Enjoy a guided tour via ferry through the scenic passages of the Gulf Islands towards Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Learn of the city’s colonial past and visit much-loved sites like the Butchart Gardens and the Inner Harbour Waterfront.
Victoria, Canada
Board the Rocky Mountaineer.
Start your scenic journey aboard the opulent carriages of the Goldleaf as you set out towards Whistler. Your fully glass-domed panoramic railcar offers magnificent views and one can enjoy fine-dining experiences throughout the journey.
Rocky Mountaineer
Set out towards Whistler.
Admire views over Howe Sound, Mount Garibaldi and Cheakamus Canyon. By nightfall, arrive in Whistler and transfer to your luxury hotel. In the morning, enjoy a decadent breakfast aboard the train, sampling classics like French toast and eggs benedict.
Mount Garibaldi
Depart for a scenic journey towards Quesnel.
Take in the magnificent views of Fraser Canyon and the crossing of the Deep Creek Bridge, one of the world’s highest railways bridges. After spending the afternoon capturing magnificent wildlife shots, arrive in Quesnel where you’ll spend the night.
Canadian Elk
Board the scenic carriages one last time to depart for Jasper.
Marvel at dramatic sights like Fraser River, the Rocky Mountain Trance and Yellowhead Pass. Spend two nights in Jasper and the following morning, enjoy the day at leisure or set out on a hiking trail amid the endless forest.
Jasper Canada
Take a sightseeing transfer to Lake Louise.
Journey along scenic roads with views over mountains, lakes and floral meadows. Visit the Columbia Icefield and enjoy an exhilarating five-kilometre Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier. You’ll spend two nights in the quaint hamlet of Lake Louise.
Lake Louise Canada
Journey by luxury coach to Banff.
Continue your sightseeing coach tour by transferring to Banff, witnessing a variety of wildlife like elk, moose and the occasional bear along the way. Arrive in Banff, where you’ll spend the next two days exploring its quaint town and sprawling national parks.
Banff, Canada
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, situated within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jasper National Park, is a charming property on the banks of Beaufort Lake. The resort boasts an award-winning golf course and a range of outdoor experiences like horse riding, hiking and kayaking. After a day of exploring the Rockies, unwind at the Fairmont Spa. It offers several treatment rooms as well as mineral baths, a glorious outdoor heated pool and a Jacuzzi.

Moraine Lake Lodge

Moraine Lake Lodge

Moraine Lake Lodge is located on the shores of the beautiful Moraine Lake, nestled in a quiet valley within the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The unique location provides you with the opportunity to really get away from it all and enjoy the breath-taking scenery and wildlife that surrounds the lodge. A number of activities are offered during your stay, including guided hikes and canoe hire for exploring the lake.


Fairmont Banff Springs

A historic hotel located within Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs offers luxury accommodation within the forest landscape. Modelled off a Scottish Baronial castle, it exudes old age charm and elegance. Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountain range, enjoy unbeatable views over the valleys, mountains and Bow River.

What people are saying

“We recently travelled to Barcelona and Mallorca with the expert help of Oroko and will never book a holiday any other way again! The staff were so friendly and knowledgable and made the process of booking extremely easy. The travel pack was very impressive with our luggage tags, complimentary treats for the airport, and comprehensive guide to both areas with recommended restaurants which didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t speak highly enough of our experience with this company and would highly recommend to friends.”

Orla & partner – Mallorca 2019


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