Canadian Rockies Circle

VIA Rail, Rocky Mountaineer & Coach Tour (7 Days / 6 Nights)

Experience the best of all worlds with the Canadian Rockies Circle tour package combining a rail journey with VIA Rail, our deluxe coach tour of the Rockies, and a rail journey on board Rocky Mountaineer! Enjoy a true train experience on The Canadian as you travel from Vancouver to Jasper, explore the Rockies in depth with our coach tour, and finally relax in luxury as you travel from Banff to Vancouver with Rocky Mountaineer.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 2-day VIA Train trip
  • 1 night VIA Rail SLEEPER PLUS Cabin accommodation
  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf
  • 2-day fully narrated motorcoach tour
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner
  • Rail transfers in Kamloops and Banff
  • 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
Circle Rail Tour from Vancouver
ABOUT THIS TOUR
  • Combined VIA Rail 2-day rail tour from Vancouver to Jasper, 2-day coach tour from Jasper to Lake Louise, and 2-day Rocky Mountaineer rail tour from Banff to Vancouver
  • Service Level: GoldLeafSilverLeaf
  • Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Hotel Locations: Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Kamloops
  • Hotel Accommodation: Choose from 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“12

2023 Silverleaf

occupancyDOUBLESINGLETRIPLEQUAD
Standard$5,979$7,959$5,939$5,539
Deluxe$6,809$9,509$6,719$6,189
occupancyDOUBLESINGLETRIPLEQUAD
Standard$6,439$8,609$6,469$5,999
Deluxe$7,269$10,159$7,239$6,649

Standard Hotels in each destination

  • Jasper**: Forrest Park Hotel/Jasper Inn/Tonquin Inn  or similar
  • Banff (2 nights): Banff Aspen Lodge or similar
  • Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont 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 Jasper is of standard category.

2023 Goldleaf

occupancyDOUBLESINGLETRIPLEQUAD
Standard$6,869$8,859$6,839$6,429
Deluxe$7,699$10,409$7,609$7,079
occupancyDOUBLESINGLETRIPLEQUAD
Standard$7,329$9,499$7,359$6,899
Deluxe$8,169$11,059$8,139$7,549

Deluxe Hotels in each destination

  • Jasper**Forrest Park Hotel/Jasper Inn/Tonquin Inn  or similar
  • Banff (2 nights): The Rimrock Resort Hotel (Grandview Room/Premium View Room)   ** Fairmont Banff Springs may be available at an additional cost
  • Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure

2023 Tour Departure Dates

FAQ’S

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!

Individual pick-ups are not included in the tour, so we recommend taking a taxi to the Rocky Mountaineer train station (1755 Cottrell St).

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 premium 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.

Day 1 (Vancouver through the Fraser Valley – by VIA Rail) (Depart: 3:00 Pm)*

Board VIA Rail for your overnight train journey through the Fraser Valley to Jasper. Enjoy a true train experience with first class amenities as you spend the night onboard the train in your private Sleeper Plus cabin while you begin to journey through the Fraser Valley. [D]

Day 2 (Fraser Valley to Jasper – by VIA Rail)
(Arrive: 11:00 Am)*

Enjoy spectacular views of the Fraser Valley and Rocky Mountains from the windows in your private Sleeper Cabin, or check out the Park or Skyline car’s lounges and domes onboard VIA Rail. You will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, as well as the climb over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends upon arrival in the resort town of Jasper this evening. Overnight in Jasper. [B] [L]

Day 3 (Jasper to Banff – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:00 am, Arrives: 7:30 pm)*

Start the morning with a refreshing hike in Maligne Canyon, one of the world’s largest and deepest limestone gorges criss-crossed by 6 narrow bridges. Then head south on the Icefields Parkway to experience the thundering waters of Athabasca Falls, picturesque Peyto Lake, and majestic Castle Mountain. At the Columbia Icefield, ride the “Ice Explorer”** on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk*! Overnight in Banff. [B]

Day 4 (Banff National Park, Lake Louise – 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 Banff. [B]

Day 5 (Lake Louise or Banff & Surroundings – Independent)

Enjoy Lake Louise or discover colourful Banff at your leisure: boutiques, art galleries, cafés, and shopping. Overnight in Lake Louise. [B]

Day 6 (Lake Louise to Kamloops – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 6:30 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 7 (Kamloops to Vancouver – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 7:30 am, Arrives: 5:10 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]

Departure and arrival times may vary subject to rail traffic
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast [L] = Lunch  [D]= Dinner

Sleeper Cabin Features

Sleeper Plus Cabin - VIA TRAIN

You will be assigned to a private cabin for 2, which has an enclosed private washroom. Inside the cabin, there are wide armchairs and picture windows. 

Sleeper Plus Class Features

VIA Train Observation deck

The sleeper plus class includes: full-service meals in dining car and access panoramic windows and lounge. You will also have priority boarding in Vancouver and Toronto, and and have access to business lounge at the terminal.

GoldLeaf Rail Service

GoldLeaf Rail Car

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.

“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