Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (6 Days / 5 Nights)
Excellent option for those who want to join the Canadian Rockies tour in Calgary or Edmonton and finish in Vancouver. Tour start from Calgary, can be customized in order to spend more time in the Rockies. Fully guided tour offer excellent opportunity to explore the best or Rocky Mountain at leisure.
- 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
- 2-day fully guided motorcoach tour
- Motorcoach transfer from Calgary or Edmonton to Jasper
- 1 independent day in Banff at your leisure
- 5 nights hotel accommodation
- 5 breakfasts & 2 lunches
- Rail station transfers in Kamloops
- National Parks Pass & Toll Fee
- Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
- Rocky Mountain information package
- Services of a tour director
- Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies
ABOUT THIS TOUR
- One-way Rocky Mountaineer rail & deluxe motor coach tour from Calgary or Edmonton
- Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
- Hotel Locations: Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise
- Hotel Accommodation: Choice between standard or deluxe
- Clientele: All ages, but mostly between 30 to 65 years
- To book this tour a deposit is required; to find out more click on “Terms & Conditions“
Please Note: Prices are per person in Canadian dollars
Standard Hotels in each destination
- Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
- Banff: Banff Aspen Lodge
- Lake Louise: Mountaineer Lodge
- Banff (2nd night): Rimrock Resort Hotel (Standard Room)
- Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
Deluxe Hotels in each destination
- Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper
- Banff: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room)
- Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
- Banff (2nd night): Rimrock Resort Hotel (Premium View Room)
- Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
– Child RATES available upon request
– Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
– Rates do not include tax or service surcharges
** All accommodation in Kamloops and Jasper is of standard category.
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|June||1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29|
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|August||7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31|
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Day 1 (Calgary or Edmonton to Jasper – by Coach)
Coach transfer from downtown hotels or airport to Jasper. Travel through the rolling foothills of Alberta into the majestic Canadian Rockies. En-route, take the Icefields Parkway, “one of the most beautiful highways in the world”. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 2 (Jasper to Banff – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:30 am, Arrives: 7:30 pm)*
Your day start with a scenic hike through Maligne Canyon before heading South. Then, travel along the world-famous Icefields Parkway to take in some of nature’s most spectacular mountain scenery. Have your camera ready for possible wildlife sightings! Highlights include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, and the Columbia Icefield. Ride the “Ice Explorer”* on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk*. Overnight in Banff. [B]
Day 3 (Banff National Park – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:00 am, Arrives: 6:00 pm)*
Enjoy scenic views, including the spectacular Lower Falls, as you walk through Johnston Canyon. At Lake Louise, stroll the shores of the glacier-fed lake and enjoy the atmosphere of the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise. Afternoon highlights include Moraine Lake, the Banff Springs Hotel, the Upper Hot Springs*, and views from the top of Sulphur Mountain*. Overnight in Lake Louise. [B]
Day 4 (Lake Louise or Banff & Surroundings – Independent)
Enjoy Lake Louise for a bit longer or discover colourful Banff at your leisure: boutiques, art galleries, cafés, and shopping. Overnight in Banff. [B]
Day 5 (Banff to Kamloops – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 8:20 am, Arrives: 6:50 pm)*
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers a spectacular range of scenery as you travel between the high 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 engineering marvel Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, and of course the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Kamloops. [B] [L]
Day 6 (Kamloops to Vancouver – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 7:30 am, Arrives: 5:15 pm)*
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey, 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 Coastal Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon. Your journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. [B] [L]
* Times may vary, subject to rail traffic
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch
GoldLeaf Rail Service
Relax and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from a custom-designed, two level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach. For more information about the GoldLeaf Service click HERE.
Silverleaf Rail Car
Take in the awe-inspiring scenery through the windows of a custom-designed, single-level dome coach. For more information about the SilverLeaf Service click HERE.
While you are on the tour, you have the chance to experience the unique beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Although optional, our mountain tour guides recommend following activities to enhance your Canadian Rockies experience:
– Columbia Ice Explorer Tour
– Glacier Skywalk
– Sulphur Mountain (Banff) Gondola Ride
– Canoeing on Lake Louise
– Upper Hot Springs
For more information on above activities (and their costs), click HERE.
Our tours are conducted in English only, by a professional tour director with more than 10 years of experience and by professional Rocky Mountaineer attendants!
We recommend booking your tour as soon as your plans are confirmed, as departure dates are quite popular and can fill up quickly. Essentially, book early to avoid disappointment!
In Calgary, the tour includes pick-up from either the Airport, or select downtown hotels (the Delta Downtown; the International Hotel; the Fairmont Palliser Hotel; the Westin Downtown; the Sandman City Centre).
In Edmonton, the tour includes pick-up from the airport, or the West Edmonton Mall.
Standard hotels are mountain lodge-style while deluxe hotels are resort-style. The majority of our guests choose standard accommodation as these hotels are very clean and comfortable, and travellers will get their own private room and washroom. Travellers who book deluxe accommodation often do so because they want to stay at Chateau Lake Louise. If you want to book deluxe accommodation, be sure to book early as these hotels sell out quickly – availability is limited within 6 months of departure!
Gratuities are not included in the prices (unless indicated). While it is neither our place nor our wish to tell you how much to tip, gratuities in Canada are often given in recognition of service excellence.
Depends on the day. If you are travelling from Vancouver to Jasper or Banff, it will be a minimum of 10 hours. However, every 2-3 hours, you get out of the bus for mini breaks. During the sightseeing days, you will spend little time on the bus as you will be walking/sightseeing/hiking & etc.
“Excellent tour and saw amazing places and experienced lovely things. It met our needs of visiting the Rockies and was well priced for what it had offered. Well worth the money. Brad was very well spoken and knowledgeable with all the information he provided. He knew his information/history and provided us with all necessary information. Len was very friendly and professional one of the best drivers from a tour company we have experienced.”
Ronald & Amanda Mallia Swansea, NSW, Australia