Discovery Banff Circle Journey
Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (9 Days / 8 Nights)
- 4-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
- 8 nights hotel accommodation
- 4 breakfasts & 6 lunches
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, and Banff
- Icefields Parkway tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
- Luggage handling and National Parks Pass
ABOUT THIS TOUR
- Round-trip Independent Rocky Mountaineer rail & motor coach tour from Vancouver.
- Tour departs from 1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer train station; hotel pick-up available)
- Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
- 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“
Tour Rates (2023)
The price of this tour varies by departure date, rail service, and hotel availability due to Rocky Mountaineer’s dynamic pricing structure, so please fill out this form to receive a exact quote.
( $4,942 – $9,778 CAD ) + tax per person
Exclusive Booking Bonus from Key West Travel & Tours
Tour Dates (2023)
Vancouver Round Trip
|Apr||17, 20, 24, 27|
|May||1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29|
|June||1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29|
|July||3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31|
|August||3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31|
|September||4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28|
|October||2, 5, 9|
ITINERARY AND HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Day 1 (Vancouver)
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2 (Vancouver to Kamloops)
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. [B, L]
Day 3 (Kamloops to Jasper)
Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again 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, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper. [B, L]
Day 4 (Jasper)
Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. The resort town of Jasper and the surrounding national park offer various activities from relaxation to adventure. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 5 (Jasper to Banff)
Travel from Jasper to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Lake Louise, Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk, and Athabasca Falls are among the day’s highlights. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn about its geological features. Lunch is provided at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Banff this afternoon. Overnight in Banff. [L]
Day 6 (Banff )
Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Banff has activities for all, from taking the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, relaxing in the Banff hot springs, exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures. Overnight in Banff.
Day 7 (Banff to Kamloops)
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia 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, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.
Day 8 (Kamloops to Vancouver)
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 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. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. B, L.
Day 9 (Vancouver Departure)
Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.
B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch
Our tours are conducted in English only.
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!
This tour does not offer individual pick-ups; please make your own way to the Rocky Mountaineer train station.
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.
“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