Rainforest To Gold rush At Leisure
Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (11 Days / 10 Nights)
Calgary -> Vancouver
- 3-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
- 10 nights hotel accommodation
- 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 afternoon meal
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Jasper
- Jasper Highlights tour
- Banff Minnewanka Lake Cruise
- 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 Banff to Calgary Tour (or reverse), including Banff Gondola
- Luggage Handling and National Parks Pass
- One-way Independent Rocky Mountaineer rail & coach tour from Calgary to Vancouver.
- Service Level: GoldLeaf, SilverLeaf
- Westbound: Tour begins with pick-up from your overnight Calgary hotel.
- Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
- Hotel Locations: Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary
- 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“
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)
WESTBOUND (Calgary to Vancouver)
|May||3, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|Jun||7, 14, 21, 28|
|July||5, 12, 19, 26|
|August||2, 9, 16, 23, 30|
|September||6, 13, 20|
iTINERARY & HOTEL ACCMMODATION
CALGARY TO VANCOUVER
Day 1 (Calgary Arrival)
Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West” independently. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 2 (Calgary to Banff with Panoramic Helicopter Tour)
Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Banff where you will enjoy a spectacular boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka. Continue on to a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.
Day 3 (Free Day in Banff)
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.
Day 4 (Banff to Lake Louise)
A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise
Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.
Day 5 (Free Day in Lake Louise)
Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise
Day 6 (Lake Louise to Jasper)
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. 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 more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper. [L]
Day 7 (Jasper Highlights Tour)
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic full-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. 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]
Note: In the event the lake cruise is not operating , interpretive experiences will be offered on First Nations history, foods and culture.
Day 8 (Jasper to Quesnel)
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. [B, L]
Day 9 (Quesnel to Whistler)
Your journey continues Southwestward today to the four-season resort of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Overnight in Whistler. [B, L]
Day 10 (Whistler to Vancouver)
The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canapé style. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Vancouver. At the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 11 Vancouver Departure
Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver 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