Hannibal Regional Auxiliary is organizing a 2018 tour, Canadian Rockies by Train, in conjunction with the longest-standing U.S. tour operator, Collette Vacations.

Hannibal Regional Auxiliary is organizing a 2018 tour, Canadian Rockies by Train, in conjunction with the longest-standing U.S. tour operator, Collette Vacations. Interested travelers may learn about the tour at a free informational presentation from Lora Carlson with Collette Vacations at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Conference Room A/B located just inside the main entrance of the hospital.

Canadian Rockies by Train will depart Sept. 6, 2018, for nine days and includes 13 meals. VIA Rail’s The Canadian will go from Vancouver to Jasper on an overnight train journey. In the domed carm travelers will experience panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. In Jasper they will see the Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake during breakfast. They will witness the Icefields Parkway, stop at Columbia Icefield and choose a glacier experience across this mass of glacier ice or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk. They will overnight in the region’s hotels and resorts, discover the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos; experience a day on a ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a barbecue lunch.

Mary Griffen of Palmyra, who has traveled with Collette Vacations, said, “I like traveling with Collette because they are so organized and you get to see things that you wouldn’t probably do on your own if you were planning a trip. We have an amazing time, and I feel safe and with friends. I also love the convenience of it being planned through the Auxiliary and having someone local to help me. Plus I feel good about the cause and that part of the money goes back to the JECCC where my husband received treatment.”

A portion of the trip proceeds will benefit Hannibal Regional Auxiliary. When booking any trip with Collette Vacations, Hannibal Regional Auxiliary can benefit. Ask a Collette representative for more information and mention Hannibal Regional Auxiliary.

The Auxiliary is currently teaming up with Collette to offer a Shades of Ireland Trip, Canadian Rockies by Train in 2018 and Oberammergau for the Passion Play in 2020. For more information or to RSVP for the free informational meeting, call 573-248-5272.