Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Enjoy rail vacationing at its best with two of the Rocky Mountaineer’s most popular rail routes. The tour starts in Vancouver and takes you to Jasper, Lake Louise, Kamloops and back from Banff to Vancouver. The leisure of train travel is combined with a great up- close wilderness experience from the coach.
- 4-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
- 2-day fully narrated motorcoach tour
- 6 nights hotel accommodation
- 7 breakfasts & 4 lunches
- National Parks Pass & Toll Fee
- Rail station transfers in Kamloops & Lake Louise
- Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
- Rocky Mountain information package
- Services of a tour director
- Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies
ABOUT THIS TOUR
- Round-trip Rocky Mountaineer rail & deluxe motor coach tour from Vancouver.
- Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Hotel Locations: Kamloops, Jasper, Banff (2 nights), Lake Louise
- Hotel Accommodation: Choice between standard or deluxe
- 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“
Please Note: Prices are per person in Canadian dollars
TOUR PRICE (2021)
Standard Hotels in each destination
- Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
- Jasper**: Lobstick Lodge or similar
- Banff: Banff Aspen Lodge
- Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room)
Deluxe Hotels in each destination
- Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
- Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Marmot Lodge or similar
- Banff: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room)
- Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
– Child RATES available upon request
– Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
– Rates do not include tax or service surcharges
** All accommodation in Kamloops and Jasper is of standard category.
|May||4, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28|
|June||1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29|
|July||2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30|
|August||3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31|
|September||3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28|
Day 1 (Vancouver to Kamloops – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail) (Departs: 7:30 am, Arrives: 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]
Day 2 (Kamloops to Jasper – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 8:10 am, Arrives: 6:10 pm)*
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, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, as well as the climb over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends upon arrival in the town of Jasper this evening. Overnight in Jasper. [B] [L]
Day 3 (Jasper to Banff – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:30 am, Arrives: 7:30 pm)*
Start the morning with a refreshing hike in Maligne Canyon, one of the world’s largest and deepest limestone gorges criss-crossed by 6 narrow bridges. Then head south on the Icefields Parkway to experience the thundering waters of Athabasca Falls, picturesque Peyto Lake, and majestic Castle Mountain. At the Columbia Icefield, ride the “Ice Explorer”** on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk*! Overnight in Banff. [B]
Day 4 (Banff National Park – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:00 am, Arrives: 6:00 pm)*
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 5 (Lake Louise or Banff & Surroundings – Independent)
Enjoy Banff or discover Lake Louise at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise. [B]
Day 6 (Banff to Kamloops – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 8:20 am, Arrives: 6:50 pm)*
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Lake Louise to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers a spectacular range of scenery as you travel between the high 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 engineering marvel Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, and of course the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Kamloops. [B] [L]
Day 7 (Kamloops to Vancouver – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 7:30 am, Arrives: 5:10 pm)*
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 Coastal Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon. Your journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. [B] [L]
* Times may vary, subject to rail traffic
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch
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.
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.
Our tours are conducted in English only, by a professional tour director and by professional Rocky Mountaineer attendants.
We recommend booking your tour as soon as your plans are confirmed, since departure dates are quite popular and can fill up quickly. Essentially, book early to avoid disappointment!
Key West Travel does not offer individual pick-ups as our tour guests would like to depart Vancouver as scheduled. Guests may simply take a taxi ride from their hotel to the Rocky Mountaineer train station.
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 deluxe 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.
This 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.
“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