journey Through The Clouds Explorer
Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (8 Days / 7 Nights)
Vancouver -> Calgary
- 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- 2 breakfasts & 4 lunches
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Jasper
- Jasper Highlights tour
- Maligne Lake Cruise
- Icefields Parkway tour, including Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk, Jasper to Banff (or reverse)
- Yoho Park tour, Lake Louise to Banff (or reverse)
- Experience Lake Louise to Calgary Tour (or reverse), including Banff Gondola
- Luggage Handling and National Parks Pass
- One-way Independent Rocky Mountaineer rail & coach tour from Vancouver to Calgary.
- Service Level: GoldLeaf, SilverLeaf
- Eastbound: Tour begins with pick-up from your overnight Vancouver hotel.
- Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Hotel Locations: Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary
- Clientele: All ages, but mostly between 30 to 80 years
- To book this tour a deposit is required; to find out more click on “Terms & Conditions“
TOUR RATES (2022)
The price of this tour varies by departure date and hotel availability due to Rocky Mountaineer dynamic pricing structure, so please fill out this form to receive a quote.
TOUR DATES (2022)
EASTBOUND (Vancouver to Calgary)
|May||2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30|
|June||2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30|
|July||4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 29|
|August||1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29|
|September||1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29|
iTINERARY & HOTEL ACCMMODATION
VANCOUVER TO CALGARY
Day 1 (Tour starts from 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 rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. 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. Overnight in Jasper. [B] [L]
Day 4 (Experience Jasper Highlights Tour)
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Enjoy a scenic full-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks. Highlights include lunch and a lake cruise at historic Maligne Lake. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper. [L]
Day 5 (Jasper to Banff)
Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about is geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (included). Afterward, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff. [L]
Day 6 (Banff to Lake Louise)
A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders, including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 7 (Lake Louise to Calgary)
Enjoy a full-day tour 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. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Calgary late this afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 8 (Tour ends in Calgary)
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary 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