Complete Canadian Rockies by Rail

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The most popular Canadian Rockies train trip

Our bestseller and favourite Canadian Rockies rail trip! This 8-day train vacation features the highlights of the Rockies at a leisurely pace. Discover coastal Vancouver, then travel through the Canadian Rockies and soak up the splendour of the mountains.

Rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer, from Vancouver to Jasper

Spend five days in the Canadian Rockies

See Banff and Jasper National Parks

Great choice of activities catered to your interests

Stay at the Chateau Lake Louise

Photograph glaciers, emerald lakes, forests, and wildlife 

Suggested length

8 days / 7 nights


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When to go

April - October 2021 June 2022

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  • Arrive in Vancouver
  • 1

    Arrive in Vancouver

    Welcome to our hometown — a famously lovely west coast city, surrounded by mountains and ocean. 

  • 2

    Rocky Mountaineer Train - Vancouver to Kamloops

    All aboard! Settle into your seat while the smell of breakfast wafts from the galley. A small jolt announces you are on your way — look forward to a day of spectacular scenery. 

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train - Vancouver to Kamloops
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train - Kamloops to Jasper
  • 3

    Rocky Mountaineer Train - Kamloops to Jasper

    After your overnight stay in Kamloops, wake up refreshed and ready for another day of breathtaking views. 

  • 4

    Explore Jasper National Park

    Jasper National Park, the biggest park in the Canadian Rockies, is a magical place — and we have lots of ideas to help you enjoy it.

    • Jasper Motorcycle Sidecar Tour
    • Maligne Lake Tour with Cruise
    • Privately Guided Nature Walk
  • Explore Jasper National Park
  • Icefields Parkway - Jasper to Lake Louise
  • 5

    Icefields Parkway - Jasper to Lake Louise

    Today is an all-day trip down the spine of the Canadian Rockies, on one of the most spectacular roads in the world, with lots to do along the way.

    • Icefields Parkway Tour to Lake Louise
    • Private Icefields Sightseeing with Heli-Tour (Extra Cost)
  • 6

    Enjoying Lake Louise and Transfer to Banff

    For a good vacation — as for a good story — a varied pace is important, and today you set the cadence. Relax, stroll around the lake, go to the spa, or ask us about getting out for an adventure like canoeing, horseback riding, hiking or climbing.

    • Suggested Add On: Lake Louise Gondola (Extra Cost)
  • Enjoying Lake Louise and Transfer to Banff
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • 7

    Explore Banff National Park

    Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Rocky Mountain air and head out to explore Banff National Park.

    • Banff Sightseeing Tour and Gondola Ride
    • Sunshine Village Walk with Scenic Gondola
    • Lake Minnewanka Nature Cruise
  • 8

    Depart from Calgary

    Too soon, your wonderful week in the Canadian Rockies is over — to be relived in memory over many years. 

  • Depart from Calgary
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Comfort Level

Hotel Accommodation

3 to 3.5 Stars

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service


Airport Transfer Calgary <> Banff

Scheduled bus
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Superior Level

Hotel Accommodation

4 to 4.5 Stars

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service


Airport Transfer Calgary <> Banff

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Deluxe Level

Hotel Accommodation

5 Stars

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service


Airport Transfer Calgary <> Banff

Private driver
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'From' prices are per person, based on double occupancy and exclude taxes. Prices vary by departure date, the choice of activities, hotel selection and availability at time of booking.
Note: This trip can also be taken in reverse directions.
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Insider's tip

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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Canadian Insider

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What's included

Hotel accommodation
Rocky Mountaineer daylight train journey
Meals whilst onboard the train
Choice of unique guided activities
Transportation to and from airports, timed with your flights
Train station transfers
Feature dining experience at one of our favorite local restaurants
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

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.
Hotel amenities can vary by property, so your Vacation Advisor will discuss what’s most important to you, such as air conditioning, parking, laundry, swimming pool, spa, onsite restaurants, or 24-hour room service.
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.
Rocky Mountaineer operates daylight touring trains, which travel along three of the most spectacular routes in Western Canada. You’ll enjoy onboard commentary, award winning service, and incredible food.
Aerial view of the town of Banff in the Rockies
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