Rockies, Alaska & Yukon For Dennis & Sharon

Fly from Fredericton to Calgary on July 30, 2017. Make sure to bring your binoculars and camera as you will have plenty of opportunity to use them during your adventure. Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day and the next day sightseeing on your own. Renowned for its genuine hospitality, the Delta Calgary Downtown is ideally located in downtown Calgary at the intersection of the city's business and cultural districts. Enjoy convenient access to all venues through the Calgary Skywalk system and public transportation, which makes exploring our city that much easier. When you return at the end of the day, expect the comforts of home own in “The Heart of the New West”. Delta Calgary Downtown- Guest Room

Depart Calgary for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis for a Summit Helicopter Tour. Continue to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. Admission to the Banff Gondola is included. Your tour ends in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the BC Interior. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops.

Your journey continues towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. You will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver where you will spend the night before boarding the Celebrity Millennium and heading for Alaska.

This is your opportunity to take the adventure you always dreamed of. Witness dramatic displays of ice-shelves breaking off into icebergs. Visit cultures that have lived and loved the land for thousands of years. Marvel at moose and bear on the land, bald eagles soaring above, and humpback whales peacefully rolling with the sea.

Visit the ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway.

See the wildlife and glaciers!

Arrive in Seward and enjoy the 7 day Seward to Fairbanks By Train with Gold Star Class . GoldStar Class has a glass-dome ceiling and an outdoor, upper-level viewing platform. On the lower level, passengers enjoy a full-service dining room, and the tickets include meals, all soft beverages and two complimentary adult beverages per trip for passengers over 21. Enjoy a 6 hour Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise to see marine wildlife and glaciers. In the evening take the train to Anchorage. This is the most beautiful train ride in Alaska and you will enjoy magnificent views of the mountain scenery and Turnagain Arm. Keep an eye open for wildlife that is spotted frequently along the way.

Spend a day at your own leisure in Alaska's largest city! There is lots to explore like museums, the busy downtown area or the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail that takes you along the waterfront. The next day continue your journey by train to the Denali National Park, one of the highlights of every trip to Alaska. On clear days you get a great view of the Alaska Range and Mt. Denali.

You will take part in a guided 6 to 8 hours bus tour with box lunch included. Explore the unspoiled forest and tundra wilderness, learn fascinating facts and gain new insights about Alaska's land and animals from expert naturalists, see the captivating creatures that make Denali their home, marvel at the awesome scenery that surrounds you everywhere and catch amazing views of Denali - The Great One. Overnight at the Park Entrance.

The last leg will take you to Fairbanks, where you spend two nights downtown. Do not miss the great Museum of the North, Pioneer Park and the other must-sees of this friendly town in the Interior.

Fairbanks-Whitehorse By Bus. Enjoy the scenery while you are driving on famous Top of the World Highway and Alaska Highway with a stop in Dawson City. Discovery Days will be happening during your visit. Their website descibes it as "A weekend of special events celebrating Dawson City including exhibitions, arts & crafts fair, a parade and much more!

In August of 1896, George Carmack, Dawson Charlie and Skookum Jim discovered gold in what is now called Bonanza Creek. Soon after came one of the world’s greatest gold rush stampeded; nearly 100,000 people attempting to strike it rich in the Klondike gold fields.

Today, Dawson City celebrates our rich and unique history with a weekend festival known as Discovery Days. From family-friendly events such as crafts, face painting and a sampling of the Diamond Tooth Gerties’ Can Can dancers show, to writing competitions, walking tours, an arts festival and a golf tournament, there’s barely enough hours in the day to do and see everything!"

Continue your journey on to Whitehorse.

Enjoy your visit in Whitehorse and then Williams Lake before it is time to head back home!

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