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Spa getaway in the Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail

8

days

starting fromUS $6,790per person

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  • Learn which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.

Escape the big cities and travel by rail through dense forest, alongside turquoise lakes and high up mountain ridges. The refined experience of luxury train travel is complete comfort combined with unbelievable panoramic views of the beautiful Canadian Rockies. In each charming resort town is a hidden gem – choose between a round of world-class golf with serene views or luxurious pampering at five-star spas. Whether you choose to putt or pamper, fine dining and luxury accommodation complete this all around relaxing vacation.

Trip at a glance

8 Days / 7 Nights

Arrive Vancouver 1 night Vancouver 1 nights Whistler 1 night Quesnel 2 nights Jasper 2 nights Banff Depart Calgary *Can be done in reverse

  • View Details Of Each Day

    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.

    Day 1 – Your Canada Train Trip Begins – Welcome to West Coast Living
    Vancouver is a delight – a modern oasis of restaurants, shopping, and cultural activities nestled in the spectacular scenery of dramatic mountain ranges plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Vancouver is the home of Stanley Park, it has been dubbed ‘Hollywood North’, and the city most often heading the top of the list of the worlds’ most desirable. So grab a coffee and stop at a sidewalk café to watch the world go by.

    Feature Dinner in Vancouver
    Did you know Vancouver is one of the top culinary destinations in the world? Enjoy a great meal in the best setting while making memories with your loved ones – in one of our favorite restaurants!

    Overnight in Vancouver.

    Day 2 – All Aboard from Sea to Sky to Whistler – Golf or Spa
    Step aboard the world-class Rocky Mountaineer Train, and start the day in style with rich coffee and a breakfast served as you wind your way along the shores of Howe Sound. Take in the spectacular scenery of lush green mountains topped with dramatic peaks that rise from the water just a few feet away. You’ll arrive in Whistler just before lunch time.

    This afternoon, choose from a round of golf at the Chateau Whistler, or enjoy a 60-minute classic massage at the Vida Wellness spa, sure to soothe away any tension. Then, explore Whistler Village with its excellent shopping, dining, sightseeing, and lounging opportunities.

    Overnight in Whistler.

    Day 3 – Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer – Whistler to Quesnel
    You may be reluctant to leave behind the luxurious comfort of your Whistler escape, but today’s rail journey is sure to entice. Departing Whistler in the morning, the Canadian Rockies train winds its way through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

    While drinking in this breathtaking landscape, every desire will be accommodated with delicious meals, friendly service, and expert interpretive narration of the region’s most delightful highlights. In order to maximize this once-in-a-life time luxury Canada train trip and its incredible views, all travel is done by daylight.

    Overnight in Quesnel.

    Day 4 – Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer – Quesnel to Jasper
    It might be hard to believe it possible, but today’s scenery may surpass yesterday’s, with the breathtaking arrival of the Canadian Rockies. The forest in this region is thick, lush, and home to all sorts of lively creatures – so be sure to keep an eye trained on the window to catch a lonely moose or wandering bear.

    Step off the train in Jasper and into the embrace of these natural gems. You’re on top of the world, far from the stresses at home, and with the Canadian wilderness surrounding you, you’re truly at ease. A true Canadian experience of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge awaits upon check-in as you’re welcomed for a Canadian lodge experience.

    Overnight in Jasper.

    Day 5 – Jasper – Golf or Spa
    The proximity of today’s indulgences is sure to delight – more time to spend relaxing in bed! If the skies are blue and the green is calling, step onto the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s famous golf course and start working on your game. Don’t let the challenge of playing in the distracting scenery of the Canadian Rockies affect your swing! Alternatively, choose another way to relax with a massage at the Jasper Park Lodge Reflections Spa.

    Overnight in Jasper.

    Day 6 – The Icefields Parkway – Jasper to Banff
    Today you enjoy a private transfer along one of the most spectacular drives in the world – south down the spine of the Canadian Rockies on the Icefields Parkway. This scenic highway offers unsurpassed views of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll arrive in the bustling yet beautiful mountain town of Banff. Tonight, explore the excellent restaurants and fascinating boutiques of the town.

    Insider Tip: This private transfer takes you from Jasper to Banff, with possible photo stops at scenic viewpoints. If you wish to experience the Athabasca Glacier with a ride on the Ice Explorer, and/or walk on the Glacier Skywalk, please ask your vacation advisor for alternative Icefields Parkway tour options.

    Overnight Banff.

    Day 7 – Banff – Golf or Spa
    Banff is considered by many to be the gem of any Canadian Rockies train vacation, and, after today, you may be tempted to agree.

    Another round of golf or spa treatment is the way to spend the day, taking in the majestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies. This sense of natural calm contributes to the soothing atmosphere of the 18-hole Stanley Thompson golf course – the perfect place to lower your handicap. Or choose to feel as fresh and beautiful as your wilderness surroundings with a signature spa package – the perfect way to relax.

    Overnight in Banff.

    Day 8 – Banff to Calgary Airport
    Filled with memories of your Canada train trip and the Rocky Mountains, you bid farewell to the Rockies and gradually descend through the foothills by luxury private vehicle, arriving in Calgary in time for your flight.
Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail  – Map

Availability

MayJunJulAugSep

Places Visited

VancouverWhistlerQuesnelJasperIcefields ParkwayBanffCalgary

Accommodation Style

Hotel

Your Train Experience

Rocky Mountaineer

Activity Level

Easy

What you'll love about this trip

  • Scenic 3-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer

  • Choice of rounds of golf in Whistler, Jasper and Banff, or revitalizing and relaxing Spa sessions, or doing both

  • Seeing the spectacular Canadian Rockies

  • Fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities

Common Questions

  • Where am I staying on this trip?

    You'll be staying at various local three to five start hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

  • What is included in the price?

    Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive a complete travel package with detailed documentation and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal before and during your trip to answer your questions.

  • Can I customize this trip?

    Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can request your free trip plan to decide what you'd like to see and do.

    If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

  • What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

    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.

  • What is the train experience like?

    Because most Canadians typically do not use the train for commuting (as in the US or Europe), the two main rail providers here are driven by tourism. You'll experience the romance of true trans-continental rail travel, with a wide selection of services, accommodation types, and great food.

    Featured train experiences:

    • Rocky Mountaineer operates daylight touring trains, which travel along three of the most spectacular routes in Western Canada. You'll enjoy onboard commentary, award winning service, and incredible food.
  • 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.

  • Is this an escorted tour?

    With the exception of our guided wildlife trips, our vacations are not typically 'escorted.' We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities, plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe.

  • 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).

  • How much does my trip cost?

    All our trips can be customized to fit your schedule and budget. The price depends on travel season, train service, hotel level, and the sightseeing tours you choose. Request your free trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

  • What's Included

    What's Included in the Price

    These are the places and experiences to look forward to on this trip.

    Accommodations:
    6 nights accommodation in 5 star hotels
    1 night accommodation in 3 star hotel in Quesnel

    Train Experiences:
    2.5 days in GoldLeaf service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train

    Whistler Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 2:
    1. One round at the Fairmont Whistler golf course
    2. Spa treatment at Whistler’s Vida Wellness Spa

    Jasper Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 2:
    1. One round at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course
    2. Spa treatment at Jasper’s Reflections Spa

    Banff Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 2:
    1. One round at the Fairmont Banff Springs golf course
    2. Spa treatment at Banff’s Willow Stream Spa

    Meal Inclusions:
    • Feature Dinner at the start of your trip
    • 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train

    Transfer Inclusions:
    • Private luxury vehicle transfer between Vancouver airport and hotel
    • Private transfer along the stunning Icefields Parkway (Jasper to Banff)
    • Motor coach transfers between hotel and rail stations in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper
    • Private transfer between Banff and Calgary airport, in time for your flight home

    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

    Not Included
    • Meals and attractions, unless otherwise stated
    • Golf club rentals
    • Airfare
    • Gratuities for rail, hotel, tour, spa & transfer staff
    • Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended – ask us for a quote)
    • Canadian Sales Taxes

    Ideas to customize this trip

    Think of this trip as just a starting point. These are some of the experiences you can add-on to personalize your trip.

    • Extend your time in Banff to go river rafting on the Kicking Horse River, explore Banff National Park, or experience the spectacular glaciers of the Columbia Icefields Parkway
    • Customize your itinerary to include extra nights in the Rockies and play Stewart Creek golf
    • Ask us to arrange a car rental, and drive through the Rockies at your leisure
    • Add on a few days in the charming capital of British Columbia - Victoria, along with a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens
    • Add on a trip to the Sunshine Coast and spend a few days exploring the beaches, kayaking or taking in the spectacular ocean views from your private tent-house suite
  • Prices & Dates

    Trip Start Dates

    2019 Start Dates (Vancouver or Calgary)
    May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    June 7 ,14, 21, 28
    July 5, 12, 19, 26
    August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    September 6, 13, 20

    Pricing For This Trip

    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.

    Choice of golf or spa each day
    from US $6,790to US $7,765per person
  • Accommodations

    Accommodation Options

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

    Fairmont Hotel Waterfront - Exterior of hotel

    Fairmont Hotel Waterfront

    An example of our Deluxe accommodations

    This luxury hotel is located in Vancouver's inner harbour, minutes from Canada Place, the cruise ship terminals and gastown. Sit back and relax in your room as you watch floatplanes take off and land right in front of you with the beautiful north shore mountains as your backdrop. Plus you have the luxurious common amenities that come with staying at any Fairmont hotel.

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Chateau Whistler at Night

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    An example of our Deluxe accommodations

    All the class and luxury of the famous Fairmont hotels with the beautiful mountain scenery of Canada's number one ski resort. With rustic antiques, handmade rugs, inviting overstuffed sofas and wooden beam construction, the hotel lobby recreates the air of a relaxing country retreat. Rooms are equally warm and inviting with rustic decor and stunning views of the snow covered Mountains. The Mallard Lounge cannot be missed with its grand outdoor slope side fire pits.

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - The Lodge

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    An example of our Deluxe Lodge accommodations

    The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is it's own Canadian wilderness resort. The property is made up of many buildings with different room types throughout the resort. Relax by the lake, or enjoy a round of golf on the beautiful Stanley Thompson Golf Course, or enjoy a game of ice hockey on the lodge's pond. Be sure to keep your eyes open for Elk as they walk past your building!

    Fairmont Banff Springs - Exterior of hotel

    Fairmont Banff Springs

    An example of our Deluxe accommodations

    Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs is located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy one of the many activities that the hotel has to offer from tennis, horseback riding, a round of golf, skiing, relaxing at the the Willow Stream Spa (charge), or enjoying a great meal at one of 12 restaurants, lounges or pubs.

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This Trip in Pictures

Rocky Mountaineer passengers take in the passing scenery on the Sea to Sky to Whistler
Rocky Mountaineer passengers take in the passing scenery on the Sea to Sky to Whistler
Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Sea to Sky Climb train to Whistler.
A solo golfer plays with views of mountains and wild flowers in Whistler
A solo golfer plays with views of mountains and wild flowers in Whistler
Play golf at one of Whistler's world class golf courses.
Luxury day spa interior
Luxury day spa interior
If you're not playing golf, spend your day being pampered including a 60-minute classic massage.
A couple enjoy complimentary drinks and views from the Rocky Mountaineer
A couple enjoy complimentary drinks and views from the Rocky Mountaineer
Continue your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper.
Exterior of pool at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the evening
Exterior of pool at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the evening
Jasper offers some of the best golfing and spa experiences in the Canadian Rockies.
Ice Explorer tour buses transport visitors to the glacier on the Icefields Parkway in the Rockies
Ice Explorer tour buses transport visitors to the glacier on the Icefields Parkway in the Rockies
On your way from Jasper to Banff venture out on a glacier tour.
Fairmont Banff Springs in the Rockies and it's golf course by the river
Fairmont Banff Springs in the Rockies and it's golf course by the river
Play golf at the world famous Banff Springs golf course or enjoy a spa treatment.
View of the gondola centre on Sulphur mountain in Banff
View of the gondola centre on Sulphur mountain in Banff
Finish your Canada rail trip exploring the town of Banff and the spectacular surroundings.

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