cross-Canada Odyssey

VIA Rail, Rocky Mountaineer & Coach Tour (8 Days / 7 Nights

Vancouver → Kamloops → Lake Louise → Banff →  Jasper → Toronto
  • Rocky Mountaineer: 2-day train trip from Vancouver to Lake Louise
  •  Accommodation
  • Sightseeing: Motorcoach tour in Banff National Park & Jasper National Park
  • VIA Rail: 3 nights / 4 days of VIA rail sleeper Plus from Jasper to Toronto
  • Hotel: 3 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Rail Transfers & Luggage Handling: Kamloops
  • Excursions/Activities: Banff Minnewanka Lake Cruise, Banff Gondola ride, Ice Explorer tour, Glacier Skywalk
  • Other: Toll fee & Park Pass
  • Rail Service: GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf

2024 silverLeaf


2024 GoldLeaf


*All Prices are in Canadian Dollars

2024 Tour Dates

MONTHDeparture Dates
May3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
June4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
September3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

Standard Hotels in each destination

Premium Plus Hotels in each destination


Departure: 7:30 am
Arrival: 5:35 pm

Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the interior’s largest city, Kamloops. On today’s journey, you will see dramatic changes in scenery from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coastal Mountains, to the desert- like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into your overnight destination, Kamloops. [B] [L]

Departure: 6:15 am
Arrival: 7:20 pm

Your journey continues eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will see a spectacular range of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes, and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven; the climb over Rogers Pass; Kicking Horse Canyon; a remarkable feat of railroad engineering known as the Spiral Tunnels, and of course the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in the village of Lake Louise this evening. [B] [L]

Departure: 8:30 am
Arrival: 5:30 pm

Learn about culture, geology, and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of Banff. You’ll be taken to some of the most incredible sights and sounds that western Canada has to offer. Heading up the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain before completing the day with a historical tour at Lake Minnewanka. Overnight in Banff [B, L].

Departure: 9:25 am
Arrival: 6:30 pm

Discover Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway, The Icefields Parkway. This is the route to over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes, and rushing waterfalls. Venture onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer then step out onto a glass-floored observation platform at the Skywalk.. Overnight in Jasper.  [B, L]

Departure: 12:30 pm
Arrival: 2:30 pm 

As you travel eastward from Jasper, enjoy the panoramic views of mountains, lakes, and forests as the train winds through Alberta. Spend the day crossing the vast, scenic prairies of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. VIA Rail offers observation cars for an unobstructed view of the passing landscapes. Meals are available in the dining car, offering a selection of local cuisine. 

As the train enters Northern Ontario, watch the scenery change from open prairies to the rugged landscapes of the Canadian Shield. This region is known for its dense forests, lakes, and rivers. Keep an eye out for wildlife sightings. [B, L, D]

Make the most of a leisurely day to fully immerse yourself in the splendor of Lake Louise. Seize the opportunity to visit the stunning Lake Agnes, featuring charming teahouse nestled at an elevation of 2134 meters.Alternatively, opt for a gondola ride up the Lake Louise Ski Resort, treating yourself to a panoramic view of Lake Louise and its surroundings. [B]

** Optional activities
★Departure and arrival times may vary

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


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 Premium Plus 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 premium 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.

Sleeper Cabin

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 Cabin

Via Rail sleeper cabin with beds folded down

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 Service

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