Canadian Rockies Voyage by Train
Experience the Rocky Mountain vacation by train
From the mountain towns of Jasper and Banff to the laid-back West Coast city of Vancouver and the adventure of an overnight rail trip through the Canadian Rockies – this trip packs it all into six days.
6 days / 5 nights
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When to go
April – October
Time on train
1 day, 1 night
Overnight train ride from Jasper to Vancouver
Discover the best of Banff and Jasper National Parks in under a week
Tour along the Icefields Parkway
Savour the spectacular vistas of the Canadian Rockies
Calgary to the Canadian Rockies
Travel from Calgary to the Canadian Rockies. From the very beginning, we take care to ensure that your vacation gets off to the best start. We’ve planned every detail — from your excursions to the best dining experiences. Start to explore Banff, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the charm of a small mountain community.
- Transfer from Calgary Airport to Banff
- Feature Dinner in Banff
Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner at one of Banff's great restaurants.
Fill your lungs with fresh Rocky Mountain air and head out for a day of exploration in Banff National Park.
- Banff Sightseeing Tour and Gondola Ride
Discover Banff’s folklore and natural history on a small group tour, then ride the gondola up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.
- Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour
On a guided sightseeing tour, stroll the Lake Louise shoreline and snap photos of the Valley Of The Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake.
- Banff Townsite Explorer E-Bike Tour
Icefields Parkway – Banff to Jasper
Travel along the spine of the Rockies on one of the most beautiful routes in the world — the Icefields Parkway.
- Icefields Parkway Tour to Jasper
On this full-day sightseeing tour, walk on the Athabasca Glacier, stop for lunch, and step bravely out onto the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.
- Private Icefields Sightseeing with Heli-Tour (Extra Cost)
Explore the Icefields Parkway at your own pace with a private guide. Soar above aqua-green lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls in a helicopter.
VIA Rail - Depart Jasper
Board The Canadian train in Jasper and begin your westward journey to Vancouver. Leave Jasper National Park and travel through British Columbia's Cariboo Mountains.
- Transfer from Hotel to Train Station
- The Canadian Train, Sleeper Plus Class
Relax in your private cabin, which features comfortable seating next to a large picture window. Watch the changing scenery from the train's viewing cars and enjoy hot meals in the dining car.
VIA Rail - Arrive in Vancouver
After travelling through BC’s Fraser Valley, your journey on board The Canadian train comes to an end. Arrive in coastal Vancouver — a spectacular city surrounded by mountains and the ocean.
- Transfer from Train Station
Much too soon, you journey home — leaving the fresh air and mountains of Canada behind.
- Private Transfer to Vancouver Airport
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Elk + Avenue Hotel
Conveniently located in downtown Banff, the Elk and Avenue Hotel combines Banff’s alpine history with a sleek modern design. After a day of exploring, unwind in the hotel’s jacuzzi or dry sauna, then enjoy fresh Canadian cuisine at the on-site restaurant.
Personalize This Itinerary
Here are some of the most popular ways to personalize this journey.
Upgrade to Prestige Class
Prestige Class is Canada’s version of the Orient Express. Available on VIA Rail’s The Canadian Train between Vancouver and Toronto, this luxury double cabin includes a special concierge service throughout your journey. This is one of our most popular upgrade options.
Your Questions Answered
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our vacations are not typically ‘escorted.’ You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary but rather have the freedom of ‘independent’ travel.
This allows you, with the help of our Canadian Insiders, to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, timeframe and budget. We’ll guide you through the process and provide the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities tailored to your taste.
Your trip can be as rich as you’d like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can customize your trip and decide what you’d like to see and do.
If your trip is a special occasion, we’ll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you’re traveling with a group, we’ll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.
Absolutely! We personalize all our clients’ trips to fit their exact tastes and needs. You can add days at locations that you’d like to explore and spend more time at. Or leave out certain areas that don’t interest you as much. Discuss your travel goals with our Canadian Insiders who make sure that your trip fits your needs and budget.
We partner with many hotels across the country that offer a variety of service levels and unique experiences. Choosing a hotel is based on local availability and personal preference, and our Insiders will help you find the perfect place to rest your head so that you can have the best experience possible.
On some of our trips, you’ll see that we categorize our hotel rooms by Comfort, Superior and Deluxe class, which generally translates into the traditional 3-, 4- or 5-star designation (equivalent to Best Western, Sheraton and Fairmont). However, sometimes we use the same hotel for more than one category and distinguish the room by size, floor level or view.
Our Comfort Level hotels include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations and with excellent service.
Our Superior Level hotels provide amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel.
In Deluxe Level hotels, it's likely you'll be staying at one of the iconic Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century, these hotels are luxurious and full of history – ensuring an experience you'll never forget.
All our trips are personalized to fit our clients’ schedule and budget. The price of your trip generally depends on the travel season, train service, accommodations, and the sightseeing tours you take. When you request a quote you’ll be provided with the detailed information you need
Most of our trips include stops to get off the train to explore Canada’s beautiful locations, national parks and unique cities. However, if you’re keen to maximize your time onboard, we’ll pair you up with the perfect train experience.
All of our overnight train journeys feature a private cabin on board the train. In addition, you'll typically enjoy the train's viewing areas, common lounges, and dining cars where you can socialize with fellow travelers.
What Our Customers Say
The pace of the trip was just what we wanted
The pace of the trip was just what we wanted, not rushed, with lots of time to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Nancy and Family
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Choose the train journey that best suits your travel goals:
- Across Canada: receive a credit of up to $1,800 per couple toward a Prestige Class upgrade; or up to $900 per couple in trip credits if you book in Sleeper Plus Class;
- Canadian Rockies: receive up to $700 per couple in trip credits.
Book by Mar 31 for travel between Apr 15 and Oct 31, 2023.
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From the snow capped mountain peaks to the vibrant lakes, dense forest, and alpine meadows you will not find a more diverse landscape with so much to offer! Skiing and hiking are just a couple of my favorite things; there is no other place I would rather call home.
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