Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail
9 days / 8 nights
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Take the train to Whistler and the Rockies
Peaks, valleys, and emerald-green lakes will fill your camera's memory card as you travel by train from the Canadian Rockies to the West Coast. Explore Whistler, Lake Louise, Banff and Jasper.
2.5 days on the Rocky Mountaineer
Travel from the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver and Whistler
See the beautiful alpine village of Whistler
Enjoy an Icefields Parkway scenic tour
Walk on glaciers, millions of years old
Unique choice of tours in Jasper and Banff National Parks
Top experiences and features
Enjoy Rocky Mountaineer's longer route
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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.
Calgary to the Canadian Rockies
Your trip begins with a journey from Calgary to Banff National Park. We’ve planned every detail – from your excursions to the best dining experiences. The town of Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the charm of a small mountain community. Breathe in the fresh Canadian Rockies air – you’ve arrived!
- Transfer from Calgary Airport to Banff
Explore Banff National Park
Fill your lungs with cool, 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.
- Eat the Castle Food Tour
Discover the fascinating history, art and architecture of the Fairmont Banff Springs while sampling sumptuous food curated by one of the hotel's culinary masters.
- Banff E-Bike Tour
Cycle through Banff and the wonderful Bow Valley area on an e-bike tour.
Banff to Lake Louise
After a morning in Banff, travel to Lake Louise. Whether the sun is shining on the water or an ethereal mist hangs over the surrounding peaks and glaciers, the magic of this place is unmistakable.
- Banff to Lake Louise Sightseeing Transfer
Travel along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway on a guided sightseeing transfer to Lake Louise. Photo stops and commentary are provided along the way.
Icefields Parkway to Jasper
Travel along the spine of the Rockies on one of the most beautiful routes in the world – the Icefields Parkway. Watch for cascading waterfalls, dramatic peaks and local wildlife, like mountain goats, elk and bears.
- Icefields Parkway Tour to Jasper
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.
- Private Icefields Sightseeing with Heli-Tour (Extra Cost)
Explore the Icefields Parkway with a private guide. Your tour includes a private helicopter experience and picnic lunch.
Explore Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park – the largest park in the Canadian Rockies – is one of our favourite destinations. Spend the day exploring one of Canada’s most authentic mountain towns where the wild never left the wilderness.
- 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.
Rocky Mountaineer Train - Jasper to Quesnel
All Aboard! Your train journey begins as the Rocky Mountaineer pulls away from Jasper. Travel into the sprawling wilderness of British Columbia and keep your eyes open for wildlife.
- Motorcoach Transfer to Train Station
- Rocky Mountaineer - GoldLeaf Service
In GoldLeaf, you have assigned seats in a top-level dome car with panoramic views and access to an outdoor viewing platform. Gourmet meals are served in the dining room below, and Rocky Mountaineer’s friendly staff entertain you along the way.
Rocky Mountaineer Train - Quesnel to Whistler
After your overnight stay in Quesnel, wake up refreshed and ready for another day of breathtaking beauty. This evening, your train arrives in the mountain resort of Whistler.
Rocky Mountaineer Train - Whistler to Vancouver
Step back onto the Rocky Mountaineer this afternoon. Travel the Sea to Sky corridor on this half-day train journey to the beautiful city of Vancouver.
- Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola Day Pass
Enjoy spectacular views of towering volcanic peaks and coastal rainforest on this world record-breaking gondola.
- Motorcoach Transfer to Hotel
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Rimrock Resort Hotel
Built into the side of a mountain, the Rimrock Resort Hotel sits high above Banff town and provides guests with spectacular views of the Bow River Valley. Banff Upper Hot Springs and the Banff Gondola are a short walk from the hotel, while other attractions are minutes away by car.
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The natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies amazed us
The natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies amazed us. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner in Vancouver while watching float planes take off and land. The Rocky Mountaineer provided us...
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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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