Rockies Southern Rail Excursion

5 days, 4 nights Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (2024)

Calgary → Banff  → Lake Louise →Kamloops →  Vancouver

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Rocky Mountaineer’s most scenic rail route as it winds through the challenging terrain of the Canadian Pacific Railway, passing through iconic landmarks like Rogers Pass and Spiral Tunnels. During your guided motor coach tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the must-see highlights of Banff and Lake Louise, and engage in thrilling activities that will make this journey an unforgettable adventure.

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  • Day 1: Calgary to Banff by Motorcoach
  • Day 2 -3: Sightseeing in Banff and Jasper National Park
  • Day 4 – 5: Rocky Mountaineer 2-day train trip from Lake Louise to Vancouver to
  • Hotel: 4 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunch
  • Luggage handling: Kamloops
  • Rail station transfers:  Lake Louise and Kamloops
  • Excursions/Activities: Banff Minnewanka Lake Cruise, Banff Gondola ride, Ice Explorer tour, Glacier Skywalk, Johnston Canyon (some departures)
  • Other: Toll fee & Park Pass
  • Rail Service: GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf


Premium +$5,809$7,669$5,639$5,289


Premium +$6,609$8,469$6,439$6,089
  • Banff (2 nights): Aspen Lodge or similar
  • Lake Louise: Lake Louise Inn (upgrade to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise available for an additional cost – subject to availability)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
  • Banff (2 nights): The Rimrock Resort Hotel (Premium View Room)
  • Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer


Departure Dates


2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23. 26, 27, 30


2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30


1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29


1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29


1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26

Departure: 11:00 am
Arrival: Subject to departure time

Calgary to Banff trip begins with rolling hills and wide-open prairies, providing a glimpse of the vastness of Alberta’s landscape. As you continue, the scenery becomes more dramatic, with the Rocky Mountains gradually coming into view. You’ll pass through charming towns like Canmore, where the mountains loom larger and the air gets crisper. Overnight in Banff

Departure: 8:30 am
Arrival: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating day of sightseeing and activities in Banff National Park. As we make our way to Lake Louise, we will pause at Johnston Canyon for a leisurely hike (optional) along the trail that guides us to the breathtaking Lower Falls. While at Lake Louise, you’ll find numerous viewpoints offering splendid photo opportunities of the majestic Victoria Glacier towering over the lake. In the afternoon, our adventure continues as we explore other notable attractions in the Rockies, including Moraine Lake, Banff Springs Hotel, and Bow Falls Don’t forget to take advantage of the gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking panoramic view of Banff town and its surrounding or Upper Hot Springs for a soothing soak in the hot, mineral-rich water. [B]

Today, you have two options to choose from. You can join our guided Icefield Parkway excursion, which includes an exciting interpretive Ice Explorer tour on Athabasca Glacier and a visit to the breathtaking Glacier Skywalk. Alternatively, you can spend the day at your leisure, exploring the charming town of Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise [B]

Departure: 8:20 am
Arrival: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Lake Louis 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]

Departure: 7:30 am
Arrival:  6:00 – 7:00 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]

** Optional activities
★Departure and arrival times may vary

[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch
[D] = Dinner 

This comparison table offers you some insights into two of our best-selling tours: Rockies Southern Rail Excursion and First Passage to the West Discovery Calgary II


First Passage To The West Discovery Calgary II

Rockies Southern Rail Excursion


Tour Duration (without pre & post hotel)

6 Days, 5 Nights

5 Days, 4 Nights


Pre & Post Hotel


No (option to add )



 Rocky Mountaineer

 Rocky Mountaineer


Hotel stay (during the tour)

Day 2: Kamloops

Day 3 & 4: Lake Louise

Day 5 & 6: Banff

Day 7: Calgary

Day 1: Kamloops

 Day 2: Lake Louise

 Day 3 & 4: Banff


Bus Tour (Yoho National Park)

Half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park 

Yes: Option to extend your tour by one day and add Yoho National Park Tour


Bus Tour (Banff National Park)

Half-day tour

Full-day tour

Rockies Southern Rail Excursion is highly flexible and includes daily sightseeing