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Essential Rockies by Train

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The perfect short Rocky Mountaineer train trip

Your chance to experience the best of the Canadian Rockies! Take the famous Rocky Mountaineer train, and have plenty of time to explore the town of Banff and the beauty of Lake Louise.

Rocky Mountaineer rail journey from Vancouver to Lake Louise

Unique small group tours in Banff National Park

See glaciers, waterfalls, forests, and wildlife

Stop over at beautiful Lake Louise

Suggested length

6 days / 5 nights

Price

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When to go

April - October 2021 June 2022

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Itinerary

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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 in 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 Lake Louise
  • 3

    Rocky Mountaineer Train - Kamloops to Lake Louise

    Another day of your train journey begins as you re-board the Rocky Mountaineer. Soon you'll be traveling past the glittering lakes and glaciers of the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Lake Louise this evening.  

  • 4

    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
  • 5

    Explore Banff National Park

    Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Rocky Mountain air, and explore Banff National Park at your chosen pace.

    • Sunshine Village Walk with Scenic Gondola
    • Lake Minnewanka Cruise
    • Gondola Ride and Evening Nature Tour
  • 6

    Depart from Calgary

    Today, your dream week in the Canadian Rockies comes to an end. The fresh air and colourful sights of the Rockies transform into the open skies of the Albertan plains as you travel to Calgary.

  • Depart from Calgary
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This trip is available on multiple dates. Please download the full itinerary or get in touch with us to explore what suits you best.

Comfort Level

Hotel Accommodation

3 to 3.5 Stars

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

SilverLeaf

Airport Transfer Calgary <> Banff

Scheduled bus
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Superior Level

Hotel Accommodation

4 to 4.5 Stars

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

SilverLeaf

Airport Transfer Calgary <> Banff

Scheduled bus
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Deluxe Level

Hotel Accommodation

5 Stars

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

GoldLeaf

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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Our team loves to hear when there is a special event behind your trip. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or just the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, our team is ready to make yours a celebration to remember. From arranging a bottle of champagne to putting together a helicopter picnic for two on top of a mountain at sunset, we are ready to make your dreams a reality.
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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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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
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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.
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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