Journey Through The Clouds Discovery Banff
9 days, 8 nights Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (2024)
Vancouver → Kamloops → Jasper → Banff → Calgary
Book Early And Save Up to $800 Per Couple
- Rocky Mountaineer: 2-day train trip from Vancouver to Jasper
- Sightseeing: Sightseeing tour along the Icefield Parkway (Jasper to Banff) and Banff National Park
- Hotel: 8 nights of hotel accommodation
- Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunch
- Rail Transfers & Luggage Handling : Kamloops & Jasper
- Excursions/Activities: Ice Explorer tour, Glacier Skywalk, and Banff Gondola ride
- Other: Toll fee & Park Pass
- Rail Service: GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf
SilverLeaf – Standard / Superior
- SilverLeaf, Standard: $4,497 – $5,126
- SilverLeaf, Superior: $4,597 – $5,047
GoldLeaf – Standard / Superior
- GoldLeaf, Standard: $6,452 – $6,754
- GoldLeaf, Superior: $7,219 – $8,017
- GoldLeaf, Premier: $7,790 – $8,308
Note: The tour includes hotel accommodation, and your hotel stay will be determined based on the Rail Service and hotel category you have chosen. Please see the details provided below:
SilverLeaf Standard: Vancouver – Hampton Inn; Jasper – Crimson Hotel; Banff – Ptarmigan Inn
SilverLeaf Superior: Vancouver – Georgian Hotel; Jasper – Forest park hotel; Banff – Elk Avenue Hotel
GoldLeaf Standard: Vancouver – Fairmont Waterfront Hotel; Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge; Banff – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
GoldLeaf Superior: Vancouver – Fairmont Waterfront Hotel; Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge; Banff – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
GoldLeaf Premier: Vancouver – Pan Pacific Hotel; Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge; Banff – Rimrock Resort Hotel
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Day 1 (Vancouver)
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic coastal city on your own. That could be discovering Stanley Park, taking a small ferry to Granville Island, or much more. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2 (Vancouver)
Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Vancouver has activities for all interests, including visiting historic Gastown, dining in lively Yaletown, or enjoying a walk on the Stanely Park Seawall. No matter what you choose to do, the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean surround you. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 3 (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 4 (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, followed by 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 5 (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 6 (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 7 (Banff)
Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Banff has activities for all, from relaxing in the Banff hot springs, and exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures. Overnight in Banff.
Day 8 (Banff to Calgary)
Today you will enjoy a full-day transfer concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Before leaving Banff, you will enjoy a visit to the Banff Gondola. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 9 (Calgary)
Your journey ends upon check out from your Calgary hotel.