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Spa getaway in the Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail

8

days

starting fromUS $6,990per person

  • Get this trip plan customized to cover everything you want to see.
  • Learn which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.

Golf And Spa Getaway In The Canadian Rockies

Whatever your taste, this inspired Canadian golf, spa, and rail itinerary is the perfect antidote to a stressful job and hectic life. Travel by elegant train through dense forest, alongside turquoise lakes, and high up mountain ridges. Stepping off the train is even more of a treat, as in each charming resort town is a hidden gem – your choice of a round of world-class golf with spectacular views, or pampering at five-star spas. Whether you choose to putt or pamper, fine dining and luxury accommodation are the icing on the cake.

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

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    Detailed Sample Itinerary

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

    Day 1 – Your Canada Train Trip Begins – Arrive in Vancouver
    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.

    Feature Dinner in Vancouver
    This evening, we’ve included a delicious dinner at one of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver.

    Overnight in Vancouver.

    Day 2 – Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver to Whistler
    Step aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for the start of a three-day train journey to the Canadian Rockies. Today you’ll travel from ‘sea to sky’, on your way to Whistler.

    You have 2 options to choose from this afternoon in Whistler:

    • Option 1: Round of Golf at Fairmont Chateau Whistler
    Wildlife, scenery and incredible vistas are signature of The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course. This magnificent  golf course allows nature to dictate the path without constraints of commercial influence. The mountain course traverses creeks, ponds, stands of ancient Douglas fir and granite rock.
    Activity rating: Easy

    • Option 2: Massage Experience at Vida Spa
    Enjoy a relaxing massage experience at the Vida Spa at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The spa features customized Ayurvedic services and a tranquil-restorative environment.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Overnight in Whistler.

    Day 3 – Rocky Mountaineer – Whistler to Quesnel
    Another day of your train journey begins as you re-board the Rocky Mountaineer. You’ll travel into the sprawling wilderness of British Columbia, so keep your eyes open for wildlife. Spend the night in the small town of Quesnel.

    Overnight in Quesnel.

    Day 4 – Rocky Mountaineer – Quesnel to Jasper
    This morning return to your home on the rails – the Rocky Mountaineer Train. This is the day you’ve been waiting for – the day you travel through the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in the town of Jasper this evening.

    Overnight in Jasper.

    Day 5 – Indulge in the Beauty of Jasper
    Jasper is the gentle giant of the Rockies and this small mountain town offers visitors a more laid-back mountain experience, with equal options for adventure, discovery or relaxation and a special place to reconnect with nature.

    You have 2 options to choose from today in Jasper:

    • Option 1: Round of Golf at Fairmont Jasper Park Golf Course
    Enjoy a round of golf at Jasper’s finest mountain golf course. A stunning natural setting combined with unparalleled bunkering makes The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club a “must play” course.
    Activity rating: Easy

    • Option 2: Massage Experience at the Fairmont Spa
    Enjoy a custom massage experience at the luxurious spa at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Overnight in Jasper.

    Day 6 – 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: If you wish to experience the Athabasca Glacier with a ride on the Ice Explorer and walk on the Glacier Skywalk, please ask your vacation advisor for alternative Icefields Parkway tour options.

    Overnight Banff.

    Day 7 – Banff National Park
    Banff is considered by many to be the gem of any Canadian Rockies vacation, and, after today, you may agree. Set amidst the mountain splendor and breathtaking panoramic views, the beautiful town of Banff most certainly does not disappoint.

    You have 2 options to choose from in Banff:

    • Option 1: Round of Golf at Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course
    Enjoy a round of golf at the captivating and challenging Stanley Thompson course. From the actual golf hole design to the optical illusions created by the surrounding mountains, this golf course will delight and tempt you.
    Activity rating: Easy

    • Option 2: Massage Experience at Willow Stream Spa
    Enjoy a massage experience at the luxurious spa at the Willow Steam Spa at the Fairmont Banff Springs. The spa features customized services
    ensuring an experience unlike any other.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Overnight in Banff.

    Day 8 – Depart the Canadian Rockies
    Filled with memories of your Canada trip, you bid farewell to the Canadian Rockies and gradually descend through the foothills, arriving in Calgary in time for your flight home.

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 star 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 your detailed digital travel documents, and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal throughout your trip to answer any 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 personalized 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 personalized trip plan and quote 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 in 5 star hotels
    • 1 night 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. Golf at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course
    2. Massage Experience at Vida Spa

    Jasper Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 2:
    1. Golf at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course
    2. Spa treatment at Fairmont Spa

    Banff Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 2:
    1. Golf at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course
    2. Massage Experience 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:
    • Digital Travel Documents
    • 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 your personalized quote)
    • Canadian Sales Tax

    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 Colum
    bia Victoria, along with a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens

  • Prices & Dates

    Start Dates

    2020 Start Dates (Vancouver or Calgary)
    May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Jun 5, 12, 19, 26
    Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
    Sep 4, 11, 18, 25

    2021 Start Dates (Vancouver or Calgary)
    Apr 30
    May 7, 14, 21, 28
    Jun 4, 11, 18, 25
    Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
    Sep 3, 10, 17, 24

    Pricing

    Prices of this trip vary by departure date, hotel class and the choice of activities. Request your quote to check availability or to book this trip.

    Choice of golf or spa each day
    from US $6,990 to US $8,035 per 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

    Fairmont Hotel Waterfront

    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

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    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

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    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

    Fairmont Banff Springs

    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

Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Sea to Sky Climb train to Whistler.
Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Sea to Sky Climb train to Whistler.
Play golf at one of Whistler's world class golf courses.
Play golf at one of Whistler's world class golf courses.
If you're not playing golf, spend your day being pampered including a 60-minute classic massage.
If you're not playing golf, spend your day being pampered including a 60-minute classic massage.
Continue your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper.
Continue your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper.
Jasper offers some of the best golfing and spa experiences in the Canadian Rockies.
Jasper offers some of the best golfing and spa experiences in the Canadian Rockies.
Ask your Vacation Advisor about adding a stop at the Athabasca Glacier as you travel between Jasper and Banff
Ask your Vacation Advisor about adding a stop at the Athabasca Glacier as you travel between Jasper and Banff
Play golf at the world famous Banff Springs golf course or enjoy a spa treatment.
Play golf at the world famous Banff Springs golf course or enjoy a spa treatment.
Finish your Canada rail trip exploring the town of Banff and the spectacular surroundings.
Finish your Canada rail trip exploring the town of Banff and the spectacular surroundings.

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