Banff To Vancouver Train Adventure Planner

My1FitLife Adventure Costa Rica Holiday Adventure 2021

Welcome To Your Adventure

All updates will be posted chronologically here. 

 

About this trip

Join us for our first ever My1FitLife Adventure Train ride from Banff to Vancouver!! Experience sublime comfort and service while forging new friendships and memories over gourmet meals and awe-inspiring views. And when you’re ready to transform your dream journey into reality, we’re standing by to make it happen. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

We have seen first hand the need for travel insurance. Whether it be flight cancellations, theft, sickness, or pandemic issues, we now require each guest to purchase this. It is a very affordable and could save you a lot of headaches! My1FitLife uses World Nomads, however, please use which ever company you are comfortable with. Please make sure you fully understand your coverage to ensure all aspects are covered. 

Please be sure to inquire and fully understand about the coverage your policy includes in the case of COVID. 

You may also check with your health care provider as they may offer a travel policy under their umbrella. 

Packing List

  • Lightweight and waterproof jacket or windbreaker
  • Lightweight but warm jacket for Spring/Fall journeys
  • Midnight fleece or wool sweater
  • warm and cool, quick dry layers
  • Comfortable, waterproof shoes for sightseeing
  • Casuals sneakers and sandals
  • Scarf/buff
  • Hat/sunglasses/ sunscreen
  • Small backpack or day pack
  • Camera
  • Book for reading during train ride or take in the scenery
  • If hiking, hiking shoes or boots, wool socks, bug spray and water bottle.

Be sure to check out My1FitLife Recommended Store for additional gear

Transportation / Accommodations

You will want to arrive in Calgary. Arrival time is open and this day is just for settling in. Based on the time of arrival, you can visit the Calgary Towers. 

You will be departing from Vancouver. We suggest your flight departs after 6 pm to give yourself plenty of time. 

Accommodation

We will be staying at the Hotel Arts Hotel the first night. the address is 119 12 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8 Phone- 403-266-4611

Sept 30 – Oct. 1st we will be staying at the Moose Hotel & Suites – 345 Banff Ave. – Banff. 

Oct. 2nd will will be staying in Kamloops. Location TBD

Oct. 3rd Sheraton Wall Centre – 1088 Burrard St.- Vancouver, BC

Important Forms

The World Health Organization has declared the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) a worldwide pandemic. Due to its capacity to transmit from person to person through respiratory droplets, the government has set recommendations, guidelines, and some prohibitions which XYZ Company, LLC. (the “Organization”) adheres to comply.

In consideration of my participation in the foregoing, the undersigned acknowledge and agree to the following:

I am aware of the existence of the risk on my physical appearance to the venue and my participation in the activity of the Organization that may cause injury or illness such as, but not limited to Influenza, MRSA, or COVID-19 that may lead to paralysis or death.
I have not experienced symptoms that of fever, fatigue, difficulty in breathing, or dry cough, or exhibiting any other symptoms relating to COVID-19 or any communicable disease within the last 14 days.
I have not, nor any member(s) of my household, traveled by sea or by air, internationally within the past 30 days.
I did not, nor any member of my household, visit any area within the United States that was reported to be highly affected by COVID-19, in the last 30 days.
I have not been, nor any member(s) of my household, diagnosed to be infected with the COVID-19 virus within the last 30 days.

Following the pronouncements above I hereby declare the following:

I am fully and personally responsible for my own safety and actions while and during my participation and I recognize that I may be in any case be at risk of contracting COVID-19.
With full knowledge of the risks involved, I hereby release, waive, discharge the Organization, its board, officers, independent contractors, affiliates, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury, or death, that may be sustained by me related to COVID-19 while participating in any activity while in, on, or around the premises or while using the facilities that may lead to unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19.
I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Organization from and against any and all costs, expenses, damages, lawsuits, and/or liabilities or claims arising whether directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the released party due to injury, loss, or death from or related to COVID-19.
By signing below I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Liability Release Waiver and understand its contents; that I am at least eighteen (18) years old and fully competent to give my consent; That I have been sufficiently informed of the risks involved and give my voluntary consent in signing it as my own free act and deed; that I give my voluntary consent in signing this Liability Release Waiver as my own free act and deed with full intention to be bound by the same, and free from any inducement or representation.

This waiver will remain effective until laws and mandates relevant to COVID-19 are lifted.

COVID-19 Daily Self- Screening Questions

Do you have a fever (temperature over 100.4F or 38C) without reducing medications?

Do you a loss of smell or taste?

Do you have a cough?

Do you have muscle aches?

Do you have a sore throat?

Do you have shortness of breath?

Do you have chills?

Do you have a headache?

Have you experienced any gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite?

Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed in quarantine for possible exposure to COVID-19?

Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official?

If you reply YES to any of the questions in the checklist, stay home.

If you begin to feel ill while at work, you should immediately go home. If possible, avoid all public transportation, or ridesharing. See the “What Should I Do If I Feel Sick” under Novel Coronavirus Virus (COVID-19), Frequently Asked Questions…located on Student Health Services Website. You will be expected to leave campus and self-isolate until all appropriate criteria for your return are met.

 

My1FitLife Adventure Flight Details

Training

One of the most unpleasant factors of air travel is sitting in a cramped seat for hours on end. A stiff neck, cramping, and sore muscles affect everyone, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to prevent them.

Doing yoga before your flight is a great way to prepare your body for the hours ahead. The following is a simple routine you can follow that will loosen up and stretch out the parts of your body that get hit the hardest during a long flight.

Trip Outline

DAY 1 (Sept 29)

Arrive In Calgary and Explore

Your admission to the Calgary Tower is included in you package should you arrive early.  Like feeling as if though you’re suspended mid-air? Then you’ll love the vantage point on top of the Calgary Tower, with a stellar views from 525 feet above the city. With a 360 degree view, spot the rolling foothills that surround Calgary and meet the Rocky Mountains in the distance. 

Explore the Calagary Tower on your own. Transportation to and from the Calagary Tower is not included. 

Hotel Accommodation: Hotel Arts

Experience a sumptuous blend of modern luxury and intuitive service in Calgary’s designer boutique-style hotel. Located in Downtown Calgary, Hotel Arts is home to two award-winning restaurants and 185 guestrooms, each well appointed with fine linens and chic contemporary decor. If you are arriving earlier, please be sure to book your arrangements as well as to let us know on you We Travel profile. 

DAY 2 (Sept 30)

Sightseeing Tour Calgary To Banff/Lake Louise

Board your private motorcoach for your transfer to Banff including a full day of sightseeing.  Highlights include the Hoodoos rock formations, Surprise Corner and Tunnel Mountain Drive.

Banff Minnewanka Lake Cruise

This magnificent interpretive lake cruise of Minnewanka and the scenic Canadian Rockies provide unique photo opportunities, unavailable elsewhere. Experienced crew will guide you through this rugged paradise steeped in history, native folklore and geology. Lake Minnewanka is just a 15 minute drive from the town site of Banff along the Minnewanka Loop Drive, in Banff National Park, Alberta. 

Banff Gondola CBL

Climb Sulphur Mountain in a record-breaking eight minutes and get a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges. Sorry, did we say ‘climb’? We mean ‘ascend in style’ in your fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin!

Canadian National Park

Your admission to Canadian national parks is included in your package. Your pass is only valid for the number of days that you have booked accommodation in a National Park through Rocky Mountaineer.

Hotel Accommodations: Moose Hotel & Suites

The Moose Hotel & Suites offers mountain elegance in warm, rich and natural materials. Located a 1 minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air conditioned guests rooms, with a combination of One and Two Bedroom Suites and hotel rooms. Amenities include the Meadow Spa & Pools with 10 treatment rooms and private outdoor hot pool, a bright indoor swimming pool, exercise room on the 3rd floor and 2 spectacular rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rockies. Dining is available at Pacini Italian Restaurant, featuring gourmet Italian food with authentic flavours and friendly service.

DAY 3 (Oct. 1)

Sightseeing Tour: Calgary to Banff/Lake Louise

Depart by motorcoach for your full day sightseeing tour of Banff and the surrounding area. Please be ready to in the hotel lobby 5 minutes prior to your noted departure time (TBD). Confirm with the Front Desk or Bell Desk where the group motocoaches will be parked. 

Driver gratuities are not included.

DAY 4 (Oct. 2)

Banff Train Ride

Motorcoach Transfer: Banff Hotel To Banff Station

Board your private motorcoach and transfer to the Banff Station.

Banff To Lake Louise

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train to begin your journey to Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey takes you through a 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, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Breakfast and lunch are included onboard. 

You will arrive in Kamloops between 6:30pm and 8:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city, or relaxing in your hotel. Please note you will not disembark at Lake Louise. 

Upon arrival at the Kamloops Station, you will be transferred by motorcoach to your overnight accommodation.

Hotel Accommodations:

Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.

DAY 5 (Oct 3)

Train ride Kamloops to Vancouver

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:35am PT. On today’s journey west, 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. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard.

You will arrive in Vancouver between 6:00pm and 7:30pm PT.

Hotel Accommodations:

The Sheraton Wall Centre Downtown Vancouver Hotel is the perfect location for strolling scenic Robson Street and Yaletown or making connections in the nearby business and financial districts. Whatever your plans are, you’ll find a feeling of welcome unlike any other at one of the best Vancouver hotels.

DAY 6 (Oct 4)

Departure Day

We are sorry to see you go, but our adventure has come to an end and today is Departure Day…..Travel safe and we will see you next time!

Trip Includes

  • 5 Nights accommodations
  • All meals on Train
  • Transportation Calgary to Banff/Lake Louis
  • Calgary Tower Admission if arriving early
  • 30 Minute Lake Cruise
  • Gondola Ride
  • National Parks Pass
  • Motorcoach Transfer

Misc.

FAQ’s 

Is there luggage restrictions? Yes,  you are limited to two suitcases per person (total luggage weight not to exceed 30 kg or 66 lbs). No one piece of luggage may weigh more than 23 kg (50 lbs). All baggage or articles are accepted and transported subject to Rocky Mountaineer’s luggage policy. Oversized items, i.e. sports equipment may be subject to a surcharge.

Guests are prohibited from carrying firearms, flammable, hazardous, illegal, or radioactive materials, and some food items. Rocky Mountaineer will not be liable for any luggage containing such materials. If you have any questions on specific items please refer to US Customs and Border Protection and the Canadian Border Services Agency.

Luggage Handling – Your checked luggage will not be available onboard the train. All medications, valuables and personal items must be carried with you. Once you check into the station and while travelling onboard, our destinations team and onboard hosts will be sure to explain the process surrounding luggage handling between the train and hotels.

What currencies are used? – The currency used in Canada is the Canadian dollar and in the United States, the American dollar. On our Canadian rail routes, we are proud to offer a selection of high-quality merchandise items for you to purchase onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Onboard purchases including our merchandise items may be paid with VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. We are unable to accept pre-paid credit cards, pre-paid travel cards, gift cards, debit cards, cash or cheques. Exchange rates and transaction fees are determined by your credit card provider. Cash is however accepted for gratuities.

Is there WIFI? Not while on board the train ride. Cities we arrive in should have better service. Check with your provider with your coverage. 

Will the train meals accommodate dietary restrictions? Yes, however they must know, no later than Aug. 25th to accommodate. 

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