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.

Suggested length

8 days / 7 nights

Price

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When to go

April – October

Time on train

2 days

Highlights of your trip

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 

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Enjoy the perks of GoldLeaf Service

Experience Rocky Mountaineer’s legendary hospitality, as friendly and attentive staff entertain you along the way.

Trip Itinerary

Speak to one of our Canadian Insiders about personalizing this trip. Some of our trips can be done in the reverse direction.
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Arrive in Vancouver
Day 01

Arrive in Vancouver

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

  • Private Transfer from Vancouver Airport

    Bypass the crowds and start making the most of your vacation. A friendly driver welcomes you to the city. 

  • Dinner in Vancouver

    Dine at one of our favourite harbourside restaurants. Watch seaplanes land and enjoy views of the North Shore Mountains.

Rocky Mountaineer Train - Vancouver to Kamloops
Day 02

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. 

  • Motorcoach Transfer to Train Station
Rocky Mountaineer Train - Kamloops to Jasper
Day 03

Rocky Mountaineer Train - Kamloops to Jasper

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

  • Motorcoach Transfer to Hotel
Explore Jasper National Park
Day 04

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.

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Jasper Motorcycle Sidecar Tour

    Admire the stunning alpine landscape on a guided Harley Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour. Explore Maligne Canyon, Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls, or Mount Edith Cavell. 

  • Maligne Lake Tour with Cruise

    Watch for wildlife on this mini-bus tour to Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake, then cruise to picturesque Spirit Island. 

  • Privately Guided Nature Walk

    Join one of Jasper's most knowledgeable guides for a private nature walk. Discover wildlife, wildflowers and magnificent views.

Icefields Parkway - Jasper to Lake Louise
Day 05

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.

    You have 2 options to choose from today:
  • Icefields Parkway Tour to Lake Louise

    Travel along the Icefields Parkway on this full-day tour. Walk on the Athabasca Glacier, stop for lunch, and step bravely onto the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

  • Icefields Sightseeing with Heli-Tour (Extra Cost)

    Explore the Icefields Parkway in a small group and soar above aqua-green lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls in a helicopter.   

Enjoying Lake Louise and Transfer to Banff
Day 06

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.

    You have 2 options to choose from today:
  • Lake Louise to Banff Sightseeing Transfer
  • Half Day Yoho National Park Sightseeing Tour to Banff

    Discover Yoho National Park on a one-way sightseeing tour. Begin with a stop at Moraine Lake, then visit the Spiral Tunnels, view Natural Bridge and the Kicking Horse River and stand on the shores of Emerald Lake.

Explore Banff National Park
Day 07

Explore Banff National Park

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

    You have 2 options to choose from today:
  • 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.   

  • Sunshine Village Walk with Scenic Gondola

    Ride the gondola up to a mountainside resort, then enjoy a guided walk through Sunshine Meadows.

Depart from Calgary
Day 08

Depart from Calgary

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

  • Transfer to Calgary Airport

    On this two-hour journey, watch the landscape change from towering mountains to rolling prairie.

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Prices

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Comfort Level
Hotel Accommodation
3 to 3.5 Stars
Rocky Mountaineer Train Service
SilverLeaf
Airport Transfer Calgary <> Banff
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Accommodations

These are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.
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Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel

Example of a Comfort hotel in Vancouver

The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel is close to Vancouver Harbour and Stanley Park, with views of the North Shore mountains available from some floors. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, spa services, fitness centre and on-site restaurant.

Personalize This Itinerary

Here are some of the most popular ways to personalize this journey.

Travel in a private group

Travel in a private group

Exploring with friends and family is the best way to create lasting memories and reconnect. Organizing once-in-a-lifetime trips for families and small groups of friends is a particular passion for us. Ask us about how our itineraries can be customized to work for your group.

Your Questions Answered

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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.

What Our Customers Say

Excellent overall rating based on 45 reviews

This was a spectacular trip

This was a spectacular trip. All the people we dealt with - train employees, hotel staff and tour guides were friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. The entire trip went smoothly.

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Limited Time Promotions

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Credit up to $800

Elevate your Rockies trip in 2023

Book a qualifying Canadian Rockies trip to receive up to $800 per couple in travel credits. Credits can be used towards hotels, upgrades and tours, such as:

  • An extra night in Vancouver
  • A room upgrade at Fairmont Lake Louise
  • A food tour in Jasper

Book by Feb 17, travel between Apr 15 – Oct 31, 2023

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Insider Tips

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.

Ashley M

Ashley

Canadian Insider

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