West Coast Rail Tours Presents 2013 Tours
Totems of Haida Gwaii
Our most popular tour! Explore the majestic most westerly point of Northern B.C. made up of quaint villages, secluded inlets, rainforests, and beaches. You will experience the First Nations culture closely with museum visits, native dances and authentic feasts. Limited space available.
May 28 – June 6, 10 days – Rail Vancouver to Jasper, Prince George and Prince Rupert and then ferry to Haida Gwaii for 4 days, fly back to Vancouver
Double $2,499, $2,749 Single, includes 13 meals, rail, airfare and door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
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May 31 – June 6, 7 days – Fly Vancouver to Prince George, rail to Prince Rupert and ferry to Haida Gwaii for 4 days, fly back to Vancouver
Double $1,499, $1,649 Single, includes 11 meals, airfare and door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
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Whistler, Barkerville and Kamloops
This intensely scenic trip takes you to Whistler, through the Coast Mountains and Cariboo to Quesnel and the historic town of Barkerville. Then on to Kamloops to board the Spirit of Kamloops 1885 train (pulled by a restored 1912 steam locomotive).
July 9 – 13, 5 days
Double $895 , Single $1,095 includes 6 meals and door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
Revelstoke and the Okanagan
Discover the charm and history of Revelstoke, staying at the Three Valley Lake Chateau nestled at the base of the Monashee Mountains. Explore the railway museum, along with the Revelstoke Dam, and Columbia River. Visit the “Last Spike” – Craigellachie - of the CPR, jamery in Kelowna, and fruit stands in Keremeos.
July 21-24, 4 days
Double $745 , Single $925 includes and 5 meals and door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
Rails of Northern Oregon
Board Amtrak’s Cascades evening train from Vancouver to overnight in Seattle, then the following day continue on to Portland, “The City of Roses”. Enjoy scenic tours including the International Rose Test Beds, Chinatown, Washington Park, Timberline Lodge, Columbia Gorge, Bonneville Dam, and Multnomah Falls. Enjoy a 2-hour luncheon boat cruise and the Mount Hood Railroad.
August 6-10, 5 days
Double $1,549, Single $1,299 includes rail, tours and 7 meals and door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
Trains of the Colorado Rockies NEW TOUR!
Experience the majesty of the Colorado Rockies from four trains that celebrate the can-do spirit of the Old West. Scale Pike’s Peak on the world’s highest cog railway. Climb aboard an 1881 steam train for a journey through the San Juan Mountains. Relish cowboy culture in an evening of authentic dining and entertainment.
August 30 – September 7, 9 days
Double $2,799 , Single $3,429, Triple $2,769 includes airfare, rail and 12 meals and door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
Trains, Wineries & Treasures of Northern California NEW TOUR!
Experience all the uniqueness of Northern California including Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park. Discover some fascinating facts about train travel at Railtown and the California Rail Museum. Sip California’s wines at a wine tasting. Relax on one of the most plush historic trains, in a Pullman car, aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train and take in the beauty of the vineyards while enjoying a delicious luncheon.
October 20-28, 9 days
Double $2,999 , Single $3,839, Triple $2,969 includes return airfare and 13 meals and door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
Polar Bears of Churchill
Access the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba with ease! Fly to Winnipeg then a guided coach to Churchill and tour Cape Merry, a polar bear compound, the Ithica, Bird’s Cove, and Eskimo Museum. The trip’s highlight will then be to board a Tundra Buggy for an excursion to view the polar bears, followed by a free day in Churchill and a visit with the Canadian Eskimo Sled Dog Foundation. Limited space available!
October 19 – 25, 7 days
Double $5,399 , Single $6,247, includes return airfare from Vancouver to Winnipeg and 15 meals (adults under 55 add 5%)
Christmas in Chemainus and Downtown Victoria
Ferry to Chemainus for shopping and the live theatre production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the Ladysmith Lighted Parade before overnighting at the Best Western Festival Inn. After breakfast head to Victoria for sightseeing and lunch before heading back to Vancouver.
November 28-29, 1 night, 2 days
Double $399, Single $499, includes accommodation 2 meals and door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
Leavenworth and Warm Beach Theatre
Motorcoach to the Factory Outlets and/or Tulalip Casino then view carolers and a stage production while enjoying a 5-course meal. Tour over Stevens Pass and the Cascades to the Bavarian town of Leavenworth. Visit Cashmere, the Aplets and Cotlets factory and ride an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh ride followed by a cozy dinner. Then over Blewett Pass into Seattle for lunch and duty free shopping.
December 5-8, 4 days
Double $745, Single $829, includes accommodation 6 meals and door-to-door pick-up and drop-off
Note: All pricing does not include tax or travel insurance
West Coast Rail Tours is also looking for new Tours Committee members! If you are interested please let Jennifer know at the above contact info.