Canadian Rockies Rail Excursion
Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (6 Days / 5 Nights)
For those who wish to start their tour in Calgary and finish in Vancouver an excellent option to begin with a scenic drive from Calgary to Lake Louise or Banff. The next day, enjoy a free day to explore one of these quintessential towns at your leisure. Two full days of sightseeing in Banff and Jasper National Parks provide ample time to discover some of the most iconic landmarks that the Canadian Rockies are known for.
- 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
- 5 nights hotel accommodation
- 2-day deluxe coach tour
- Rail transfers in Kamloops and Jasper
- Motorcoach transfer from downtown Calgary or airport to Lake Louise or Banff
- 5 breakfasts & 2 lunches
- National Parks Pass & Toll Fee
- Rocky Mountain information package
- Services of a tour director
ABOUT THIS TOUR
- One-way Rocky Mountaineer rail & deluxe motor coach tour from Calgary to Vancouver
- Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
- Service Level: GoldLeaf, SilverLeaf
- Hotel Locations: Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise
- Hotel Accommodation: Choice between standard or deluxe
- Clientele: All ages
- To book this tour, a deposit is required.
Your tour includes 3 main components: Hotel accommodation, a Rocky Mountaineer Rail trip, and a Deluxe motorcoach tour. Tour cost is based on the choice of hotel stay (standard or deluxe), rail service (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf), and room occupancy (Single, Double, Triple, or Quad).
Published rates are per person in Canadian dollars before tax
Deluxe Hotels in each destination
- Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
- Jasper: Forest Park Hotel/Jasper Inn/Tonquin Inn or similar
- Banff (2/3 nights): The Rimrock Resort Hotel (Grandview Room/Premium View Room) ** Fairmont Banff Springs may be available at an additional cost cost
- Chateau Lake Louise (subject to dynamic pricing)
Standard Hotels in each destination
- Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
- Jasper: Forest Park Hotel/Jasper Inn/Tonquin Inn or similar
- Banff (2/3 nights): Aspen Lodge or similar
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Pent-up demand for 2023 Canadian vacations has been extremely high, and we highly recommend that you book your seats as early as possible
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, except for onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. It is customary to tip for excellent service in Canada.
Day 1 (Calgary to Lake Louise or Banff – by Coach)
Coach transfer from downtown hotels or airport to Jasper. Travel through the rolling foothills of Alberta into the majestic Canadian Rockies.
Day 2 (Lake Louise/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 3 (Banff National Park, Lake Louise – By Coach)
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 4 (Banff or Lake Louise to Jasper – By Coach)
From the iconic Lake Louise to the otherworldly Columbia Icefield and beyond to Jasper, this tour allows you to see glaciers up close and discover how they’ve shaped our landscape. A once-in-a-lifetime ride on the Athabasca Glacier—on board our famous Ice Explorers—will have you drinking water fresh from the ice. The trip continues to the awe-inspiring Columbia Icefield Skywalk before ending in Jasper. It’s a day that you’ll remember forever. [B]
Day 5 (Jasper to Kamloops – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Jasper Station at 8:10am MT. Today you will travel from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, located in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. You will arrive in Kamloops between 5:30pm and 7:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the town, or relaxing in your hotel. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking. [B, L]
Day 6 (Kamloops to Vancouver – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s rail 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 Hellâ€™s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. [B, L]
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.
“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