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Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (6 Days / 5 Nights)
The tour that has it all! Start your journey in Vancouver to the Rocky Mountains and discover the best highlights of the Canadian Rockies as well as the Okanagan Valley, home to the best wineries in Canada.
- 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
- 4-day deluxe coach tour
- 5 nights hotel accommodation
- Rail transfers in Kamloops and Jasper
- 6 breakfasts & 2 lunches
- Winery tour and free wine tasting
- National Parks Pass & Toll Fee
- Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
- Rocky Mountain information package
- Services of a tour director
- Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies
- Round-trip Rocky Mountaineer rail & deluxe motor coach tour from Vancouver. Tour departs from 1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer train station).
- Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
- Service Level: GoldLeaf, SilverLeaf
- Hotel Locations: Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Kelowna
- 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“
2023 TOUR RATES
Standard Hotels in each destination
- Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
- Jasper**: Lobstick Lodge or similar
- Banff (2 nights) Banff Aspen Lodge / Irwin’s Mountain Inn
- Kelowna: Royal Anne Hotel
Our tours are conducted in English only, by a professional tour director with more than 10 years of experience and by professional Rocky Mountaineer attendants!
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!
Individual pick-ups are not included in the tour, so we recommend taking a taxi to the Rocky Mountaineer train station (1755 Cottrell St).
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 premium 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.
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.
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, Lake Louise – 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 (Banff to Kelowna – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:00 am, Arrives: 3:00 pm)*
Re-board your coach and head west, following the Trans-Canada highway back into British Columbia. Catch a glimpse of the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park, then follow the historic route of the Canadian Pacific Railway as it climbs through Rogers Pass, high in the rugged Selkirk Mountains. In the afternoon, arrive in Kelowna, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, famous for its orchards and wineries. Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day strolling the beach at Okanagan Lake or exploring Kelowna core lined with shops, parks, and outdoor cafes. [B]
Day 6 (Kelowna to Vancouver – by Coach)
(Departs: 10:00 am, Arrives: 7:30 pm)*
After breakfast, explore the Okanagan Valley’s fruit-growing history at one of Kelowna’s oldest operating orchards. Take a free wagon tour and enjoy a complimentary tasting of apple ice cider. Next head to a local winery and enjoy a tour and tasting, followed by lunch on the outdoor patio with gorgeous views across Okanagan Lake. Your trip continues through the Cascade Mountains, and concludes at Vancouver in the evening. [B]
*Departure and arrival times may vary subject to rail traffic
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch</span
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.
“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