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NORTH AMERICA GUIDED VACATIONS NORTH AMERICA GUIDED VACATIONS Canadian Rockies by Train V ANCOUVER, JASPER, LAKE LOUISE, BANFF, CALGAR Y Jasper National Park From the lush green Pacific coast of Vancouver, board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for a once in a lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snowcapped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Arrive in Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake. Travel one of the world’s most spectacular roads, the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Feel like royalty while over-nighting at the fabulous Fairmont Château Lake Louise and Banff Springs Hotel. Discover the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Experience a day on a ranch in the Alberta plains in search of bison before ending your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary. All this makes it AAA Vacations ® AAA Vacations Amenities ® n n n n 24/7 Member Care Best Price Guarantee Member Benefit: $25 savings per person AAA Complimentary Inclusion : Journey to the Athabasca River and climb aboard a specially designed raft, with a licensed National Parks guide and explore the Athabasca River as it flows through the Alberta wilderness. rainforest, and continues to Chinatown, the city’s waterfront, and Gastown, a turn-of-the-century center comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the most photographed subject in all of Vancouver. This evening, enjoy dinner featuring local products from British Columbia. Later, board VIA Rail’s The Canadian to begin your journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations. Meals B,D VIA Rails’ The Canadian DAY 3 -VIA Rail to Jasper Enjoy a lovely hot breakfast in the dining car as your eastbound train whisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. H Engaging Experience: Relax in the Dome car as you experience 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and on a clear day, view Mt. Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies. Moose, mountain goats, bear and caribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon, arrive in Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the gateway to the incredible Icefields Parkway. This evening enjoy a “Taste of Alberta” dinner complete with several choices featuring various Alberta products and special recipes that highlight the cuisine of the province. Meals B,L,D Sawridge Inn Engaging Experiences H See the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and Mt. Robson – the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies – from the comfort of the Dome car with its 360° views H Stand on the amazing 1,000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier during an exciting excursion at the Columbia Icefield H Spend two nights at the magnificent Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, properly nicknamed the “Castle in the Mountains” DAY 1 -Arrive in Vancouver Your remarkable Canadian adventure will begin here. Westin Bayshore Hotel DAY 2 -Vancouver and VIA Rail A sightseeing tour of Vancouver begins at Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban 74

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All this makes it AAA Vacations®<br /> <br /> AAA Vacations® Amenities <br /> <br /> 24/7 Member Care <br /> Best Price Guarantee n <br /> Member Benefit: $25 savings per person n <br /> AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Journey to the Athabasca River and climb aboard a specially designed raft, with a licensed National Parks guide and explore the Athabasca River as it flows through the Alberta wilderness.<br /> <br /> Engaging Experiences <br /> <br /> See the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and Mt. Robson – the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies – from the comfort of the Dome car with its 360° views <br /> <br /> Stand on the amazing 1,000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier during an exciting excursion at the Columbia Icefield <br /> <br /> Spend two nights at the magnificent Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, properly nicknamed the “Castle in the Mountains”<br /> <br /> From the lush green Pacific coast of Vancouver, board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for a once in a lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snowcapped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Arrive in Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake. Travel one of the world’s most spectacular roads, the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Feel like royalty while over-nighting at the fabulous Fairmont Château Lake Louise and Banff Springs Hotel. Discover the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Experience a day on a ranch in the Alberta plains in search of bison before ending your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary.<br /> <br /> DAY 1 - Arrive in Vancouver <br /> <br /> Your remarkable Canadian adventure will begin here. Westin Bayshore Hotel<br /> <br /> DAY 2 - Vancouver and VIA Rail <br /> <br /> A sightseeing tour of Vancouver begins at Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest, and continues to Chinatown, the city’s waterfront, and Gastown, a turn-of-the-century center comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the most photographed subject in all of Vancouver. This evening, enjoy dinner featuring local products from British Columbia. Later, board VIA Rail’s The Canadian to begin your journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations. Meals B,D VIA Rails’ The Canadian <br /> <br /> DAY 3 - VIA Rail to Jasper <br /> <br /> Enjoy a lovely hot breakfast in the dining car as your eastbound train whisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Hengaging Experience: Relax in the Dome car as you experience 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and on a clear day, view Mt. Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies. Moose, mountain goats, bear and caribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon, arrive in Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the gateway to the incredible Icefields Parkway. This evening enjoy a “Taste of Alberta” dinner complete with several choices featuring various Alberta products and special recipes that highlight the cuisine of the province. Meals B,L,D Sawridge Inn<br /> <br /> DAY 4 - Jasper <br /> <br /> This morning travel to Maligne Lake and enjoy breakfast* against the backdrop of the pictureperfect sparkling waters of Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. While there, you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Later, enjoy the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of Jasper’s most spectacular landmarks.<br /> <br /> AAA Complimentary Inclusion: This afternoon enjoy a thrilling adventure on the Athabasca River. Climb aboard a specially-designed raft with your National Parks Guide to float through the calm waters and small rapids while learning about your surroundings. Return to Jasper with leisure time to explore this lovely town. Meals B<br /> <br /> DAY 5 - Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise <br /> <br /> Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs, and snowcapped peaks paint the breathtaking canvas. Hengaging Experience: Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. At the Columbia Icefield, enjoy a fun ride** across a mass of glacial ice over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Next, take a guided stroll on the Skywalk. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and see the dramatic landscape from the glass-floored platform. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at Peyto Lake before arriving in Lake Louise. Enjoy a stay at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice... Choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s great restaurants. Meals B,D Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise DAY 6 - Banff <br /> <br /> En route to Banff, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks are distinctively saw-toothed, standing out amidst stunning Alpine scenery.<br /> <br /> Eengaging Experience: Stay at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as the “Castle in the Mountains,” for a luxurious two-night stay. This evening experience another Diner’s Choice. Tonight you’ll choose the perfect spot from one of the Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants. Meals B,D Fairmont Banff Springs <br /> <br /> DAY 7 - Banff <br /> <br /> Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos – known as the “Land of the Sleeping Giants.” Next, visit a local ammonite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During an afternoon at leisure, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff’s delightful downtown. Meals B <br /> <br /> DAY 8 - Calgary <br /> <br /> Leave the wonders of the Rockies for the prairies of Alberta en route to the Kananaskis Valley. Enjoy a visit to a local ranch where you can play a game of horseshoes, take a line dance lesson and enjoy a wagon ride*** in search of bison. Then, delight in a traditional Albertan barbeque with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Later, enjoy the views of the prairies before you reach the vibrant city of Calgary. Meals B,L Westin Hotel Calgary <br /> <br /> DAY 9 - Depart Calgary <br /> <br /> Your Canadian adventure ends this morning.<br /> <br /> From $3299 land only<br /> ONLY $367 per day!<br /> 9 Days • Guided • 13 Meals<br /> <br /> The Details<br /> <br /> • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners<br /> • 8 nights’ accommodations<br /> • Comprehensive sightseeing<br /> • Services of a tour manager<br /> • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling<br /> • Round-trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)<br /> <br /> * Breakfast at Maligne Lake is only offered from June 1 to September 30 - a hotel breakfast will be supplied as an alternative.<br /> <br /> * *Some attractions may not be available during the “off-season” months (weather permitting) and is reflected in the rate. Glacier Experience is weather permitting throughout the travel season.<br /> <br /> * **Line dancing and the wagon ride at the ranch on Day 8 may not be available in the “off season.”<br /> <br /> Tour Dates<br /> <br /> 2014<br /> May 5 - 15 $3399<br /> May 19 - 26 $3499<br /> Jun 9 $3599<br /> Jun 16 - 26 $3999<br /> Jun 30 - Jul 3 $4349<br /> Jul 7 - Sep 22 $4149<br /> Sep 29 $3699<br /> Oct 2 - 13 $3599<br /> 2015<br /> Apr 16 - 30 $3299<br /> <br /> Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only. Airfare is additional.<br /> <br /> Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability.<br /> <br /> HOTEL INFORMATION<br /> <br /> VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA<br /> <br /> The Westin Bayshore <br /> <br /> The Westin Bayshore offers guests the best of both worlds: the activities and cultural events of Vancouver, as well as a relaxing resort experience. Connected to the historic 1,000-acre Stanley Park via its picturesque seawall, guests are just moments away from unspoiled nature.<br /> <br /> VIA Rail’s The Canadian <br /> <br /> VIA Rail Canada operates the national passenger rail service on behalf of the government of Canada. Established by the Canadian government in 1977, VIA Rail Canada breathed new life into the country’s railways by becoming its first national passenger rail company.<br /> <br /> JASPER, ALBERTA<br /> <br /> Sawridge Inn <br /> <br /> The Sawridge Inn in Jasper is a modern 3-story hotel built around a lush atrium of greenery with a 3-story fireplace. The hotel features spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms and an array of on-site amenities.<br /> <br /> LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA<br /> <br /> The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise <br /> <br /> One of Canada’s most recognized hotels, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta has lodging and amenities to fulfill every desire. Located in the heart of pristine Banff National Park, and within a UNESCO World Heritage site, The Fairmont Chateau Louise is elegant and polished yet relaxed and inviting. Unwind where the luxury of a bygone era has been perfectly preserved.<br /> <br /> Hotel upgrade <br /> <br /> The Fairmont Chateau <br /> Lake Louise Lakeview <br /> May 5, 2014 – April 30, 2015 <br /> $150 USD per person, double, land only During your stay at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, you can choose to upgrade your room to a “lakeview” room. Witness spectacular views at the above cost per person, double. Please inquire at time of booking.<br /> <br /> BANFF, ALBERTA<br /> <br /> The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel <br /> <br /> The Fairmont Banff Springs provides the unique blend of deluxe comfort, individualized service and timeless beauty for the most discerning traveler. The hotel is styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle and located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rooms are elegantly furnished and comfortable.<br /> <br /> CALGARY, ALBERTA<br /> <br /> Westin Hotel Calgary <br /> <br /> Situated in the heart of one of Canada’s most exciting cities, the Westin Calgary is located downtown near first-class dining and arts. The hotel is conveniently connected to the dining and shopping districts of the city by several miles of climate-controlled pedestrian walkways. Each guest room is well-appointed with signature Westin Heavenly amenities.<br /> <br /> Calgary Stampede <br /> <br /> June 30 – July 3, 2014<br /> $115 USD per person, double, land only Originating in 1912, the Calgary Stampede is the world’s largest rodeo. On Day 8, you will travel to the Stampede grounds where you can visit the Midway, an authentic Native North American village, various exhibits and entertainment. The rodeo is the heart of the Calgary Stampede and your seat is reserved to observe this festive show and root for one of your local favorites. This evening offers the opportunity of reserved seating+ for a great view of the various Stampede performances including the Chuck wagon races and musical entertainment.

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