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Canadian train - Rocky Mountaineer

Canadian Rockies by Rail

8

days

starting fromUS $3,990per person

Star Rating 5

5 of 5 stars (40 reviews)

  • Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours
  • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget
Canadian Rockies by Rail – Map
Sample trip map & photos – personalize your trip by adding extra nights and activities in each location
Vancouver downtown aerial view with seaplane
Vancouver downtown aerial view with seaplane
Your trip begins in the vibrant city of Vancouver, which is framed by awe-evoking mountains.
Feature dinner selected by Fresh Tracks Canada
Feature dinner selected by Fresh Tracks Canada
Enjoy your first night with a feature dinner selected by Fresh Tracks Canada.
Rocky Mountaineer train with a vestibule car
Rocky Mountaineer train with a vestibule car
Take in stunning views of the Canadian Rockies during this one-of-a-kind railway experience.
Rocky Mountaineer dining car
Rocky Mountaineer dining car
Aboard the train you will be pampered with friendly, attentive service and fresh, tasty food.
Downtown Jasper
Downtown Jasper
Arrive in the charming mountain town of Jasper and breathe in fresh mountain air.
Jasper motorcycle tour
Jasper motorcycle tour
Join an experienced guide on a motorcycle sidecar tour of Jasper National Park.
Jasper National Park nature walk
Jasper National Park nature walk
Stretch your legs on a nature walk in Jasper National Park, suited to your level and interests.
Icefields Parkway sighteeing tour
Icefields Parkway sighteeing tour
Join a sightseeing tour on the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic mountain roads in the world.
Athabasca Glacier Skywalk
Athabasca Glacier Skywalk
Experience a thrill stepping out onto the glass floor of the Glacier Skywalk.
Peyto Lake lookout
Peyto Lake lookout
Alternatively, take a private Icefields Parkway tour with a one-on-one guide and picturesque stops.
Helicopter tour over the Icefields Parkway
Helicopter tour over the Icefields Parkway
Soar over the Icefields on an unforgettable helicopter tour.
Dining in the Canadian Rockies
Dining in the Canadian Rockies
Savour a delicious meal at your hotel, while enjoying expansive views of the Canadian Rockies.
Afternoon tea at Lake Louise
Afternoon tea at Lake Louise
Don't miss out on the classic Afternoon Tea at Lake Louise, ask an agent to add in this experience.
Banff
Banff
Along the way from Lake Louise to Banff be amazed by the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies.
Photographing Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park
Photographing Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park
Develop your photography skills on a private photography lesson in the Canadian Rockies.
Sulphur Mountain gondola ride
Sulphur Mountain gondola ride
Take the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain.
Depart from Calgary
Depart from Calgary
Your departure from the Canadian Rockies takes you through the bustling city of Calgary.
  • Quick Overview

    What we love about this trip

    • Scenic 2-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer

    • Spending 5 days in the Canadian Rockies

    • Your choice of activities, catered to your interests

    • Stunning Lake Louise and a stay at the Chateau Lake Louise

    • Glaciers, lakes, forests and wildlife

    • Photographic opportunities along the way

    Discover why this is our all-time favorite railway adventure! The trip begins by experiencing the art, culture and cuisine of Vancouver. Afterwards, journey by rail through the lush B.C. Interior as you make your way to the Rocky Mountain town of Jasper. Once there, you’ll spend five glorious days exploring the untouched forests, sparkling lakes and roaring rivers found throughout this national park. Take in more pristine beauty in Banff and Lake Louise while watching for wildlife at every turn.

    Trip Outline

    Arrive Vancouver* 1 night Vancouver 1 night Kamloops 2 nights Jasper 1 night Lake Louise 2 nights Banff Depart Calgary *Can be done in reverse

  • Sample Itinerary
    Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

    Note: This trip is available in the reverse direction.

    Day 1 – Arrive in Vancouver
    Vancouver is considered to be one of the most desirable places to live in the world it is rich with culture, art, and cuisine while being surrounded by wild mountains, oceans and forests. Walk out of the airport and right into a private vehicle. Your driver will help orient you to our hometown.

    Feature Dinner in Vancouver
    Did you know Vancouver is one of the top culinary destinations in the world? We want to make sure you don’t eat at the tourist trap restaurant across the street from your hotel, rather have the best dining experience in a beautiful setting. Included is a meal at a scenic waterfront location
    one of our favorite dining spots!

    Day 2 – Rocky Mountaineer Train – Vancouver to Kamloops
    Climb aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train this morning and sip a steaming cup of coffee as you watch the skyscrapers of Vancouver disappear in the distance. Enter the lush and fertile Fraser Valley and head out onto the viewing platform of the train to enjoy panoramic views. Spend the night in the interior of British Columbia, enjoying the welcoming small-city hospitality of Kamloops.

    Day 3 – Kamloops to Jasper
    As the jagged peaks of the Rockies start to appear in the distance, the feeling of excitement and anticipation grows. Traveling closer on the train, you notice the enormous mountains dominating the horizon their snow-capped tops pierce the blue sky. As the train carries you to Jasper, you will learn about the history of the Canadian railroad while keeping an eye out for Rocky Mountain wildlife. When you arrive in the quiet and peaceful mountain town of Jasper, enjoy a comfortable night in your hotel.

    Day 4 – Explore Jasper
    Spend the day exploring the jewel of the Rockies, Jasper. You have 3 options to choose from today, to help you enjoy Jasper to its fullest.

    Option 1: Nature Tour with Cruise on Maligne Lake
    Visit the beautiful natural wonder of Maligne Lake with your friendly local tour guide. Walk along Maligne Canyon, where the raging river has eroded the rock for thousands of years. Visit Medicine Lake and the tranquil blue-green waters of Maligne Lake, where you will take a boat cruise to scenic Spirit Island.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Option 2: Privately Guided Nature Walk
    Track wildlife, admire rare alpine wildflowers, and see magnificent valley views with one of the best, hand-picked mountain guides in Jasper. Enjoy a leisurely pace, and plenty of time for photos and discussion.
    Activity rating: Moderate (approx. 4 miles)
    more challenging hikes are also available on request.

    Option 3: Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
    Explore winding mountain roads and beautiful scenery on a thrilling sidecar motorcycle tour (for 1 or 2 passengers).
    Activity rating: Easy

    Day 5 – Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise
    Today journey along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise, one of the most legendary mountain roads in the world. You’ll see aqua green lakes and rivers, glaciers, as well as wildlife.

    Here are
    2 options for exploring the Parkway:

    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.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Option 2: Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience
    Spend the day with your own private guide, to explore the Icefields at your own pace. Then, step away from the crowds and take a helicopter tour to soar above pristine lakes, glaciers and waterfalls from an Icefields base.
    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 in Lake Louise
    No matter how you choose to tour, this evening you’ll relax and refresh with an indulgent dining experience. Surrounded by spectacular lake views and attentive service, indulge in a 3-course meal in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s Fairview Dining Room, or Moraine Lake’s Walter Wilcox Dining Room.

    Day 6 – Lake Louise
    It’s up to you today... simply relax, soak in the views, and enjoy free time. Or, ask us for our Lake Louise Activity Menu, from which you can choose activities such as a guided hike to Lake Agnes Tea House, a scenic ride up the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola with a visit to the Wildlife Interpretive Centre, or Afternoon Tea at the Chateau.

    In the afternoon you will head to the lively mountain town of Banff with your guide, on an interpretive transfer. Enjoy the happy and welcoming vibe here as you peruse the quirky boutiques of Banff Avenue or hike along the many scenic trails.

    Day 7 – Exploring Banff
    On a crisp Rocky Mountain morning you will wake up to the sounds of mountain songbirds before exploring this lovely town and the surrounding wilderness.

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

    Option 1: Banff Sightseeing Tour
    Find out why Banff has become so famous - explore historic sights, hear the folklore, and visit the town’s beautiful view points on a 3 hour tour.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Option 2: Privately Guided Sunrise Photography Tour
    Wake up early to experience the magical wilderness of Banff National Park at sunrise. Explore with a private guide and learn how to take great photos. Ideal for the amateur photographer wanting to increase their skills with a manual camera. This is a sure way to make friends and family at home jealous!
    Activity rating:
    Moderate

    Option 3: Banff Helicopter Tour
    Soar above majestic peaks and get away from the crowds of Banff. Marvel at pristine and breathtaking vistas that will leave you speechless. Tours are also available with the picnic only.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Day 8 – Departing from Calgary
    Say goodbye to the pristine and beautiful Rocky Mountains as you depart from Banff, heading to the Calgary airport. You have made some amazing memories over the past week that you will treasure for many years.
  • What's Included
    Accommodations:
    • 7 nights of hotel accommodation

    Train Experiences:
    • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train

    Tour Inclusions:

    Jasper Experiences:
    • Choose 1 of 3:
    1.
    Nature Tour with Cruise on Maligne Lake
    2.
    Privately Guided Nature Walk 
    3.
    Sidecar Motorcycle Tour

    Icefields Parkway Experiences, between Jasper and Lake Louise:
    • Choose 1 of 2:
    1.
    Small Group Sightseeing Tour (Includes picnic lunch, Ice Explorer, and the Glacier Skywalk)
    2.
    Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience (additional cost)

    Banff Experiences:
    • Banff Gondola admission
    Plus
    • Choose 1 of 3:
    1.
    Banff Sightseeing Tour 
    2.
    Privately Guided Sunrise Photography Tour (additional cost)
    3. Helicopter Tour (additional cost)

    Meal Inclusions:
    • Feature Dinner at the start of your trip
    • 2 breakfasts and lunches onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train
    • Feature Dinner at Lake Louise or Moraine Lake Lodge

    Transfer Inclusions:
    • Private transfer between Vancouver hotel and airport
    • Transfer between Calgary Airport and Banff*
    • All train station transfers
    • Interpretive sightseeing transfer between Banff and Lake Louise OR Moraine Lake


    Other Inclusions:
    • Documentation package
    • Gratuities for private transfer and tours (unless otherwise noted)
    • Fresh Tracks Canada customer service
    from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

    *Inclusion Notes:
    Comfort and Superior hotels are paired with SilverLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer Train. Deluxe hotels are paired with GoldLeaf Service.
    Deluxe level includes a private transfer between Banff and Calgary. Superior and Comfort levels include a scheduled bus transfer.

    Seasonal Restrictions:
    • Maligne Lake cruise runs from May 31 to October 11 for eastbound departures (westbound departures: May 29 onwards), weather conditions may cause season delays.
    • The privately guided nature walk in Jasper is available from April 30 to October 11 for eastbound departures (westbound departures: April 28 onwards), for best walking and hiking conditions we recommend taking this tour in June or later.
    • Icefields Parkway tour is available from April 30 until October 11 for eastbound departures (westbound departures: April 28 onwards), coach transfer will be substituted prior to April 30.
    • Icefields Helicopter Tour is available until October 4.

     

    Not Included

    • Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
    • Meals, other than those mentioned
    • Gratuities for hotel, rail and tour & transfer staff
    • Trip Cancellation or medical insurance (highly recommended
    ask us for a quote)
    • Canadian Sales Taxes

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    • Choose your activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.
    • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.
  • Accommodations

    Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation choices. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

    Georgian Court Hotel

    An example of our Comfort accommodations

    Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this elegant 12-story brick building offers 180 stylishly decorated guestrooms. The seasonal patio offers the option for al fresco meals and the complimentary wi-fi keeps you connected.

    Rimrock Resort

    An example of our Superior and Deluxe accommodations

    The stunning 4.5 star Rimrock Resort is built into the side of a mountain, offering gorgeous panoramic views over the Bow Valley from the large windows in the main lobby. The hotel is a fantastic example of Rocky Mountain luxury, with an upscale atmosphere and warm, welcoming service.

    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    An example of our Comfort, Superior, and Deluxe accommodations

    This top notch 5 star hotel has an amazing location – overlooking the mirror-like waters of Lake Louise. Its timeless elegance will make you feel pampered and there are plenty of activities to enjoy, from horseback riding to canoeing to skating, skiing and hiking.

    Moraine Lake Lodge

    An example of our Luxury Mountain Lodge accommodations

    Enjoy the ultimate in wilderness luxury at a unique and intimate lodge within a stunning setting. Feast on gourmet cuisine, savor the view on your patio while sipping a glass of wine and settle into your comfortable bed. Surrounded by exquisitely beautiful wilderness, you can relax in style while listening to the mountain songbirds and the wind through the pine trees.

     

  • Prices & Dates
    2018 Vancouver Start Dates
    April 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
    May 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
    June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
    July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
    August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
    September 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
    October 1, 4, 8, 11

    2018
    Calgary Start Dates
    April 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
    May 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
    June 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
    July 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
    August 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
    September 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
    October 2, 6, 9

    2019 Vancouver Start Dates
    April 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
    May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
    June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
    July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
    August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
    September 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
    October 3, 7, 10

    2019 Calgary Start Dates
    April 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
    May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
    June 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
    July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
    August 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
    September 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
    October 1, 5, 8

     

    Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

    Comfort Level Hotels
    SilverLeaf Train Service
    from US $3,990to US $5,065per 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 $4,480to US $5,594per 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 $6,095to US $7,549per 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.

  • Common Questions

    Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

    The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

    What are the best ways to travel around Canada on my vacation

    Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

    Is it safe to drive in the mountains?

    New visitors will drive with ease because of the wide and well maintained roadways. We'll ensure your trip includes the most spectacular and safest routes throughout your trip.

    When is the best time to see wildlife?

    That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

    Are your tours escorted?

    No, but you'll feel like it is with all your connections and experiences prearranged. Our clients love the freedom and flexibility it gives them. Some of our wildlife experiences are small group tours led by specialist guides.

  • Special Offers
  • Customer Reviews (40)

    Kudos to all of you

    Star Rating 5
    August 8, 2018

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    The Cactus Club provided excellent service and started the experience nicely. I very much enjoyed the Rimrock and the Lake Louise hotel experience. Kudos to all of you.

    Fresh Tracks set up the best vacation for us

    Star Rating 5
    July 28, 2018

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    Fresh Tracks set up the best vacation for us. The hotels were perfect and the activities matched us nicely. We didn't have any issues at all, everything worked smoothly. We loved the scenery and outdoor activities and the Fairmont hotels were truly an experience that we were glad we did.

    The co-ordination and the logistics of our trip was spot on!

    Star Rating 5
    July 18, 2018

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    The co-ordination and the logistics of our trip was spot on! The train, Rockies, motorcycle tour, restaurants, glacier, hotels, helicopter tour and Stampede were our highlights.

    This was probably the best organized tour we have ever taken

    Star Rating 5
    June 26, 2018

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    Your staff is absolutely outstanding; informative, organized, and patient. This was probably the best organized tour we have ever taken. The Rocky Mountaineer train portion was one of the best; ease from train to accommodations, seats, service/meals, and commentary. The sub contractors (tours) Sundog and Discover Banff were professional, informative and personable.

    Fresh Tracks did a great job and arranged just what we wanted

    Star Rating 5
    October 16, 2017

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    The train trip was great but we really like the day trips once we got into the national parks. Fresh Tracks did a great job and arranged just what we wanted.

    The Rocky Mountaineer was an amazing experience

    Star Rating 5
    September 16, 2017

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    It would be hard to pick what we liked the most. The Rocky Mountaineer was an amazing experience but so were Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. A fabulous trip.

    Our trip seamlessly integrated a large variety of travel experiences in a well thought out package

    Star Rating 5
    September 25, 2017

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    Our trip seamlessly integrated a large variety of travel experiences in a well thought out package. We enjoyed the urban experience of Vancouver with the very different experiences of Victoria and the Canadian Rockies.

    Our trip was amazing!

    Star Rating 5
    September 5, 2017

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    Our trip was amazing!! We would love to visit Canada again someday. The train trip was the best! We were treated like royalty and definitely never went hungry or thirsty! The view from the dome car was spectacular We are so glad we chose the GoldLeaf train package. Everyone from the beginning of planning our trip to finalizing our itinerary was helpful, answered all our questions quickly, and always encouraging.

    Everything went like clockwork

    Star Rating 5
    September 3, 2017

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    It was a very satisfying vacation. Everything went like clockwork due, we're sure, to Fresh Tracks organisation of hotels, tours, etc. The high points were undoubtedly the Rocky Mountaineer and Lake Louise. We received exceptionally good service from everyone we dealt with at Fresh Tracks. They were universally friendly, efficient and helpful. We especially appreciated the upgrades and special touches acknowledging our 50th Wedding Anniversary.

    The train ride was so much fun

    Star Rating 5
    July 22, 2017

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    I just can't say enough about how wonderful the trip was. Excellent planning by Fresh Tracks Canada; great customer service from all the representatives on the entire trip; and the train ride was so much fun.

    Absolutely fantastic

    Star Rating 5
    July 17, 2017

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    Absolutely fantastic. Not having to worry about trip logistics was priceless.

    It was the trip of lifetime

    Star Rating 5
    July 16, 2017

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    It was perfect! Friendly people, wonderful wonderland, excellent, pristine country. We had a great VIA Rail train experience. The tour tour guide from Jasper to Lake Louise was fantastic. Friendly, funny, entertaining, knowledgeable. It was the trip of lifetime.

    The Rocky Mountains were spectacular!

    Star Rating 5
    July 9, 2017

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    We felt welcomed everywhere we went; service was very good and service staff and guides were very patient, helpful and knowledgeable. Everyone displayed a great deal of pride in what they were doing - making our vacation the best ever. The Rocky Mountains were spectacular! Fresh Tracks was very efficient, pleasant and professional. They took as much time as I needed to review and understand the itinerary.

    The organization of your company is very impressive

    Star Rating 5
    June 26, 2017

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    The organization of your company is very impressive, I loved how our documents were presented to us and everything was laid out on a single sheet as well as a detailed itinerary. We loved the beautiful landscape and the adventure on the train. We would have liked to go on the Rocky Mountaineer twice, the train was beautiful. 

    Our favorite part was the Canadian civility, hospitality, and good nature

    Star Rating 5
    October 25, 2016

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    Our favorite part was the Canadian civility, hospitality, and good nature. The journey on the Rocky Mountaineer was incredible, with incomparable wilderness, wildlife and nature. We had great food and hotel accommodations throughout. The Fresh Tracks staff were extraordinary in their knowledge, professionalism and customer service.

    Absolutely spectacular!

    Star Rating 5
    September 22, 2016

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    We were fully informed of logistical arrangements throughout. All the drivers and guides were friendly and knowledgeable. As for the scenery - absolutely spectacular!

    Our experience with Fresh Tracks was excellent

    Star Rating 5
    August 31, 2016

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    Our experience with Fresh Tracks was excellent. Our favourite part of the trip was the incredible views, and the Rocky Mountaineer service was impeccable. The hotels were great - even in Kamloops.

    We really enjoyed our trip

    Star Rating 5
    July 5, 2016

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    We really enjoyed our trip and were pleasantly surprised by all the coordination of experiences.

    Everything was absolutely magnificent and perfect

    Star Rating 5
    June 6, 2016

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    The trip was absolutely amazing! I did not know that Western Canada was so beautiful and so friendly. We saw so many nice places that we will keep in memories and in pictures. The Rockies, the mountains, the weather, our stay at the hotels, the people, the scenery of the lakes, the boat cruise which was a surprise for us, the excursions, the food and shops everything was absolutely magnificent and perfect. I would recommend this trip to anyone that we know. Everything was well organized and well planned. The ride on the VIA train was great. The dinner and breakfast were delicious and the view in the dome was amazing. Now all of this is my dreams come true since I was a little girl I dreamed to go on a trip on the VIA. Now, if my health and wealth permitted my plan is to do East Canada. You can be sure that when I am ready for it that I will be contacting you to make this happen. Your choices for everything on this trip were excellent and with no problems. Thank you again for your help and for your expertise in planning our trip. You have made this trip special and very easy for us and we really appreciate it. Again, thank you very much for everything and be sure that we will be in touch again for another adventure in the near future. 

    All in all a wonderful trip

    Star Rating 5
    August 27, 2015

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    What a great trip we had, loved the train ride, wonderful accommodations and meals, especially enjoyed the hotel in Lake Louise, could have stayed there the entire trip. Other accommodations were good, close in to city center so we could walk to sites and events. Had a wonderful night in Kamloops going to their concert in Friendship Park. Banff is beautiful and the glacier lakes of Canada are indescribable. Never realized the impact of the mountains, forests, glaciers, national parks and railways have on the economy of Canada. All in all, a wonderful trip. Thank you for your thorough itinerary that made our visit to Canada a wonderful experience.

    Not a hiccup anywhere in the schedule

    Star Rating 5
    August 25, 2015

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    Mary and I got home last night from the best vacation we have ever had. Everything was more than our expectations. Not a hiccup anywhere in in the schedule. Even the smoke haze the last two days from the forest fires south of us didn't dampen our spirits. Everything was first class, and we met some wonderful people. Again, thanks for the great itinerary that you prepared for us. We are happy travelers after this wonderful trip.

    You have provided us with memories that will last our lifetime

    Star Rating 5
    July 3, 2015

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    We have had a most memorable celebration of our 60th anniversary, and certainly much of the credit goes to you. Janet was unaware of my plans after we left Spokane. The staff at the hotel was well aware of the significance of our stay, an indication of your thoughtfulness. The concierge made arrangements for us to be picked up early in the morning of June 26th so I did not have to tell the driver where to take us. Janet was thrilled when she saw the bright orange brick Rocky Mountaineer building. As we entered the building, and heard the pianist playing on the grand piano, with the sound reverberating throughout, and experienced the warm greeting of those meeting us. I knew we were in for something very special. When we gave our names to the person registering us, she greeted us with "Happy Anniversary!" During registration, a senior member of staff came to greet us, and asked us if we would like to blow the horn before departure. We were then escorted outside the building where we jointly practiced the foot pedal procedure on how to blow the portable horn. At exactly 7:20, the senior member in charge of registration and boarding asked all 600+ guests to come forward and with microphone in hand announced that it was our 60th anniversary and that we would blow the horn to signify that it was time to board the train….quite an honor. The entire trip on the train was glorious! The scenery was spectacular, the food excellent, and the staff well trained and friendly. You can be assured that we will recommend Fresh Tracks to any and all that wish to enjoy some of the world's most magnificent scenery. The lodges were very nice. I am wondering if you pulled some strings with the hotel in Banff, even though I made those reservations on my own, it surprised me we received such exceptional treatment.  Our room on the Gold Level 5th floor, had the best view of the Bow river, the falls and valley of any room on that floor.  And the bottle of champagne and chocolate strawberries were in our room on arrival.  Several special desserts were prepared in our honor during our 4 day stay. You have provided us with memories that will last our lifetime. I am a big fan of Fresh Tracks and we will likely be in touch with you for a Trans Canadian trip someday. Thank you for your special interest and exceptional service.

    Thank you for organizing our perfect holiday

    Star Rating 5
    June 11, 2015

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    We are, somewhat sadly, home again but with an extensive library of very fond memories of an absolutely fantastic holiday. The scenery in Canada was, without exception, stunning in very place that we visited. Whistler and Anchorage and the cruise back to Vancouver were just awesome. Lake Louise was still frozen and presented us with a spectacle that we had never seen or ever thought we would see. Scenery aside, the arrangements that you put in place for us worked perfectly and to the minute. This added a degree of polish and comfort to our itinerary that enabled us to completely relax with confidence that our transport, transfers and accommodation were all in place. We are very deeply indebted to you for the work that you put in and for your contribution to making the experience our holiday of a lifetime. The hotels also provided first class service and facilities. We have been thinking ahead and we are very keen to return to Canada, but this time to the eastern seaboard. If we do decide on a holiday, we would without hesitation contact Fresh Tracks to do all our bookings. The service that you offered was faultless and we have strongly commended Fresh Tracks to all the people we have met in all our recent travels.

    Thank you so much for making this trip one I'll remember for the rest of my life

    Star Rating 5
    May 25, 2015

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    The trip was fantastic. I was so impressed with how organized everything was and how smoothly it ran. The guides were so knowledgable and helpful. The hotels were first rate and the staff was very  pleasant. We had one issue at Hotel Lake Louise.  They put my sister-in-law and I in a room with one bed rather than two beds. A hotel staff tried very hard to find us a room with 2 beds but none were available. They sent a bottle of wine to our room and paid for breakfast the next day. Their efforts were appreciated. All in all the trip was above our expectations.  I will definitely recommend Fresh Tracks to anyone wanting to take a trip to Canada. I hope to return to Canada in the near future to see more of this beautiful country. Thank you so much for making this trip one I'll remember for the rest of my life.

    I was already planning our next trip in my mind before we left Banff

    Star Rating 5
    September 25, 2014

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    Our vacation was absolutely amazing and seamless as you had told me it would be. Every connection was done exceptionally well. It relieved any potential stress. Your company seems well respected as our vouchers or confirmations were never questioned. We especially appreciated our Banff tour guides, but all were great. I want to come back soon. I hope we can. It was like two different vacations with the coastal places and then the mountainous ones. I am so grateful we added extra days. Each place seemed like a wondrous event in itself, but then we were at another that was even better it seemed, time after time. I'm glad you mentioned Victoria. It was one of my favorite places. It's difficult to pick another favorite place. Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff are all so amazingly beautiful but yet so unique in their own character. We wished we had more time in Vancouver. The food was amazing everywhere! We even found a farm to table gourmet restaurant in Kamloops. The people were fantastic! Everyone was calm yet exceptionally attentive and we never heard a tense interaction on the trip. I was already planning our next trip in my mind before we left Banff. Thank you for all your planning for a dream trip!

    It could not have been more perfect or beautiful

    Star Rating 5
    July 23, 2014

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    My clients are not very computer savvy so I am sending the comments about their rail travel with Fresh Tracks Canada for them. They cannot say enough wonderful things about the train, service, activities and promptness of all activities and personnel that were taking care of them. From what they told me, it could not have been more perfect or beautiful. They very highly recommend Fresh Tracks Canada and all that is offered.

    Trip of a lifetime

    Star Rating 5
    July 13, 2014

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    That was a trip of a life time. Thanks so much!

    An experience not to be missed

    Star Rating 5
    July 7, 2014

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    On a scale of 1 to 10, I give our trip a 12 plus! It's an experience not to be missed. We didn't have one 'glitch', service was more then what we could have asked for and accommodations were perfect. You did a fantastic job and should be commended.

    All in all, a very pleasant experience

    Star Rating 5
    July 1, 2014

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    We really enjoyed our trip that you coordinated. All went very smoothly; no hitches; no missed connections, nice tours, nice hotels. I would even like to give you credit for the unusually warm weather, but that may be going a bit far. I particularly appreciate your patience on the phone with my numerous questions and your putting up with my yankee sense of humor. All in all, a very pleasant experience. Thank you.

    Just what we wanted

    Star Rating 5
    June 21, 2014

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    Our trip was great, everything worked perfectly. Pick ups, vouchers, hotels, transports, etc. The room at Lake Louise was absolutely perfect, just what we wanted! Thank you again for putting our trip together as we wanted. We only wished we had another week to explore the Canadian Rockies.

    THANK YOU for all your help and making our vacation one I will always remember

    Star Rating 5
    June 21, 2014

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    We had a GREAT trip. I really could not pick which area I liked the best - they were all so different, yet equally beautiful in their own ways. Vancouver had so many things to do and see, the Hop-on Hop- off Trolley worked great. Enjoyed Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown and the Bay cruise was beautiful (food was excellent). The Sutton Place - WOW - what's not to like. The Rocky Mountaineer was exceptional: Silverleaf service worked great for us as we liked the flexibility to get up and down when we wanted; service was excellent (Blaine and Bernardo were a hoot!); could not ask for better food. Jasper was fun and we liked that our hotel (the Sawridge) was close enough to walk to town. Lake Louise had absolutely breathtaking views. The Fairmont was very classic and beautiful - although a little to stiff for my taste, it was VERY nice. Banff was better as we liked the Rimrock very much (rooms were larger, less formal). Loved the tours - so glad we were on the smaller vehicles and groups, it allowed us to spend more time at stops, had a picnic by the river and enjoy our drivers more. The only driver that was a little disappointing was a man in Jasper - he was from France and the sound system was bad so was very hard to understand at times. All the pick-ups were good and mostly on time (except for Jasper which was 30 min late). The boat ride to Maligne Lake, the all-terrain vehicle to the glacier and the gondola in Banff were all added highlights to an already beautiful experience. I have already recommended Fresh Tracks and this trip to several people and would not hesitate to use your expertise or company again. THANK YOU for all your help and making our vacation one I will always remember.

    Thank God we found Fresh Tracks

    Star Rating 5
    June 1, 2014

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    Everything is great... in fact it's perfect. The trip, the views, the weather. We are in Jasper now. Thank you sooooo much for everything. You and Eva have been very helpful. Our honeymoon is absolutely amazing and more than we expected. Putting this all together in such a short notice is heaven sent for us. There's not a single hitch in anything... everything is perfect and we are enjoying every minute of it. A very memorable honeymoon vacation. Thank God we found Fresh Tracks.

    Everything went exactly as planned

    Star Rating 5
    June 30, 2013

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    We had a wonderful time. Everything went exactly as planned and the weather was terrific. The thing that we were most impressed with was the people of Canada. Everyone welcomed us with open arms and made us feel right at home. We were very impressed with the crew on the train, who couldn't have been more accommodating and courteous. All of the Sundog drivers knew their stuff and gave us great information along the way. To end things up, the show after the chuck wagon races in Calgary was absolutely spectacular and was a great way to end our trip. We will definitely recommend Fresh Tracks Canada to anyone who wants to visit your wonderful country.

    A fantastic bucket list trip

    Star Rating 5
    June 22, 2013

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    We had a fantastic bucket list trip! Everything worked out well – the accommodations were perfect, people were lovely, food was delicious, guides were all very knowledgeable, and even though we didn't see a bear, we had a great time. Thanks for all your help. I will recommend Fresh Tracks Canada to all my friends.

    Trip was super

    Star Rating 5
    May 21, 2013

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    Trip was super, although the weather could have been a little better. We were prepared with rain gear, so still went on walks in light rain (Lake Louise and Stanley Park). All services were very good and very punctual. Appreciate your services.

    It was beyond spectacular

    Star Rating 5
    July 10, 2011

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    We just got back from our trip – it was beyond spectacular. What scenery! And everything worked out well. The hotel in Calgary was a disappointment. The location was perfect, but the bathroom was miniscule, the windows looked like they had not been cleaned in years. It was a 2 star only. I would say the hotel in Banff was adequate however it was 1 mile walk to downtown which was ok but it would have been nice to be a little closer. Other than that, the train was wonderful, the Stampede great and we had a terrific time.

    Thank you so much for making the trip so very special

    Star Rating 5
    September 30, 2010

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    Our trip was wonderful! We were so pleased and surprised that LaVern (and the rest of us) had special transportation help. She only had to get up the stairs on the large buses a few times. We both got upgraded at Lake Louise. Roger and I were in a Jr. suite that faced the mountains! It was huge and had a livingroom with a dining corner. Oh, to be rich enough to always live like that! The lakes were absolutely beautiful and the weather was perfect on the trip. The few showers were while we were on the bus. Banff had 6 inches of snow the week before we were there, but it was high 70's for us. Thank you so much for making the trip so very special for us.

    Thank you for all your help

    Star Rating 5
    September 5, 2010

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    WOW, was the common word my wife and I kept saying – we had a wonderful trip. Thank you for all your help, the hotels where fantastic except for Kamloops which now we see this was just a destination point. Overall, we had a great time knowing what I know now I would have maybe skipped Vancouver and spent more time in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. The last three stopping points where the most beautiful sceneries we have ever seen. Thanks again for all your help and I will highly recommend you and your company in the future.

    Our well-planned itinerary meant that no time was wasted

    Star Rating 5
    June 24, 2010

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    We had an absolutely marvelous time – and thank you very much for your large part in this. Every day was packed with the most beautiful scenery we could wish for and our well-planned itinerary meant that no time was wasted – though we didn't feel rushed. In fact, while seeing and doing so much we also felt completely relaxed and quite blessed to be there in such glorious settings. The weather was great and we had the good luck to see quite a lot of wild life – 3 bears at different times, coyotes, mountain sheep, deer and hoary marmots. We love Canada! We had to wait several hours to check in at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and as we were really tired, my husband especially, this was disheartening. We had actually paid for the previous night (and then canceled), so, considering that our flight arrival time was known to you, it would have been good if the room could have been held for us for immediate check-in. Also, the hotel said they only had us booked in for one night. They sorted it out and we were okay, but it caused a bit of stress. I've had much experience with sloppy hotel bookings so I suspect that this fault is theirs and not yours. After that though, everything went very smoothly and I must say I am so impressed with the way you organized it all. Thank you very much. We will be in touch again I'm sure, to see more of Canada, and Alaska too.

    The scenery is simply stunning

    Star Rating 5
    October 18, 2006

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    I thought you would like to know that the trip that you organised went off perfectly. We had blue skies throughout! The scenery from Jasper onwards is simply stunning. So thank you for arranging such a great holiday!

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