Rainforest To Gold rush At Leisure
Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (11 Days / 10 Nights)
Vancouver -> Calgary
- 3-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
- 10 nights hotel accommodation
- 3 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 Banff 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: 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“to
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||6, 13, 20, 27|
|June||3, 10, 17, 24|
|July||1, 8, 15, 22, 29|
|August||5, 12, 19, 26|
|September||2, 9, 16, 23|
iTINERARY & HOTEL ACCMMODATION
VANCOUVER TO CALGARY
Day 1 (Vancouver Arrival)
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver
Day 2 (Vancouver to Whistler)
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your check-in at and motorcoach transfer from your downtown Vancouver hotel, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler. B.
Day 3 (Whistler to Quesnel)
Your journey continues eastward to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. B, L.
Day 4 (Quesnel to Jasper)
Your journey continues Eastward today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper. B, L.
Day 5 (Jasper)
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 6 (Jasper to Lake Louise)
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, 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. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise. L.
Day 7 (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 8 (Lake Louise to Banff)
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.
Day 9 (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 10 (Banff to Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour)
Today you will 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. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 11 (Calgary Departure)Your journey 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