Rockies Southern Rail Excursion

5 days, 4 nights Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour

Vancouver → Kamloops  → Lake Louise →Banff →  Calgary

Embark on a rail journey from Vancouver to Calgary aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, traversing the Canadian Pacific Railway’s historic paths. Witness the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels, and the natural splendour of Rogers Pass. Once in the Rockies, a guided coach tour offers an immersive experience in the stunning landscapes of Banff and Lake Louise. Every moment aboard this trip from Vancouver to Calgary is a luxurious adventure you’ll never forget.

  • Day 1 – 2: Rocky Mountaineer 2-day train trip from Vancouver to Lake Louise
  • Day 3 – 4: Sightseeing in Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Day 5: Banff to Calgary by motorcoach
  • Hotel: 4 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Luggage handling: Kamloops
  • Rail station transfers:  Lake Louise and Kamloops
  • Excursions/Activities**: Banff Gondola ride, Ice Explorer tour, Glacier Skywalk, Johnston Canyon (some departures)
  • Other: Toll fee & Park Pass
  • Rail Service: GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf

2024                   2025

2024 SILVERLEAF SERVICE

OCCUPANCY DOUBLE SINGLE TRIPLE QUAD
Standard $4,339 $5,499 $4,269 $4,119
Premium + $5,809 $7,669 $5,639 $5,289

2024 GOLDLEAF SERVICE

occupancy DOUBLE SINGLE TRIPLE QUAD
Standard $5,139 $6,299 $5,069 $4,919
Premium + $6,609 $8,469 $6,439 $6,089

*All Prices are in Canadian Dollars

  • Banff (2 nights): Aspen Lodge or similar
  • Lake Louise: Lake Louise Inn or Post Hotel (upgrade to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise available for an additional cost – subject to availability)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
  • Banff (2 nights): The Rimrock Resort Hotel (Deluxe View Room)
  • Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
2024Departure Dates
May3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31
June3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28
July1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
August2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
September2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30

2025 SILVERLEAF SERVICE

OCCUPANCYDOUBLESINGLETRIPLEQUAD
Standard$4,747$5,527$4,614$4,484
Premium+$6,286$8,241$5,737$5,534

2025 GOLDLEAF SERVICE

OCCUPANCYDOUBLESINGLETRIPLEQUAD
Standard$5,725$6,505$5,592$5,462
Premium+$7,264$9,219$6,715$6,512

*All Prices are in Canadian Dollars

  • Banff (2 nights): Aspen Lodge or similar
  • Lake Louise: Lake Louise Inn or Post Hotel (upgrade to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise available for an additional cost – subject to availability)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
  • Banff (2 nights): The Rimrock Resort Hotel (Deluxe View Room)
  • Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
2025Departure Dates
May9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
June3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
August1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
September2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26

Departure: 7:30 am
Arrival: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

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]

Departure: 6:25 am
Arrival: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Your journey continues eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will experience ever-changing scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the iconic glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise. [B] [L]

Today, you have two options to choose from. You can join our guided Icefield Parkway excursion, which includes an exciting interpretive Ice Explorer tour on Athabasca Glacier and a visit to the breathtaking Glacier Skywalk. Alternatively, you can spend the day at your leisure, exploring the charming town of Lake Louise. Overnight in Banff [B]

Departure: 8:30 am
Arrival: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing and activities in Banff National Park. We will start the day with a hike (optional) to the beautiful waterfalls of Johnston Canyon. At Lake Louise, you’ll have fantastic opportunities to capture stunning photos of Victoria Glacier and the lake as you stroll along the shores. In the afternoon, we will explore other highlights of the Rockies, including Moraine Lake (seasonal), Banff Springs Hotel, and Bow Falls. Don’t forget to take advantage of the gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking panoramic view of Banff town and its surrounding beauty Overnight in Banff. [B]

Departure:  Starting from 6:30 am (many departures) 
Arrival: Approximately 2 and a half hours

Leaving Banff, you’ll head east on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1), bidding farewell to the majestic peaks and alpine scenery. Calgary showcases the transition from the mountainous terrain to the rolling foothills and eventually the open prairies. The landscape becomes more expansive, with wide-open spaces and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. [B]

Enjoy free time in the heart of downtown Calgary.

Tour Variations for Day 5:

1. Extend your stay in Lake Louise/Banff. Extra accommodation can be arranged at an additional cost. Flexible departure to Calgary.

2. Fly to your next destination from Calgary. 

* Optional activities


★★ Included in the tour package for bookings made after July 1st, 2023
★ Departure and arrival times may vary
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch
[D] = Dinner 

FAQ’S

Pent-up demand for 2023 Canadian vacations has been extremely high, and we highly recommend that you book your seats as early as possible

Hotel pick-up is available from select downtown hotels 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, except for onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. It is customary to tip for excellent service in Canada.

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