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Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail

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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 to the Canadian Rockies. Explore Whistler, Lake Louise, Banff and Jasper.

2.5 days on the Rocky Mountaineer 

Travel from Vancouver and Whistler to the Canadian Rockies

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

Suggested length

9 days / 8 nights


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When to go

April - September 2021 June 2022

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  • Welcome to Vancouver
  • 1

    Welcome to Vancouver

    Welcome to Vancouver, one of the world's most beautiful cities, surrounded by towering mountains and the sparkling ocean. From the very beginning, we ensure your vacation is off to the best start. We’ve taken care of every detail — from your excursions to the best dining experiences. 

  • 2

    Rocky Mountaineer Train - Vancouver to Whistler

    Step aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for the start of a three-day train journey to the Canadian Rockies. Today, travel from ‘sea to sky’ on your way to Whistler. 

    • Suggested Add-On: Whistler Dinner Tour (Extra Cost)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train - Vancouver to Whistler
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train - Whistler to Quesnel
  • 3

    Rocky Mountaineer Train - Whistler to Quesnel

    Another day of your train journey begins as you re-board the Rocky Mountaineer. Travel into the sprawling wilderness of British Columbia and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Spend the night in the small town of Quesnel.

  • 4

    Rocky Mountaineer Train - Quesnel to Jasper

    Return to your home on the rails — the Rocky Mountaineer train. This is the day you’ve been waiting for, the day you travel through the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in the town of Jasper this evening.

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train - Quesnel to Jasper
  • Explore Jasper National Park
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    Explore Jasper National Park

    Jasper National Park — the largest park in the Canadian Rockies — is one of our favourite destinations. Spend the day exploring Canada’s most authentic mountain town where the wild never left the wilderness.

    • Jasper Motorcycle Sidecar Tour
    • Maligne Lake Tour with Cruise
    • Privately Guided Nature Walk
  • 6

    Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise

    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 Lake Louise
    • Private Icefields Sightseeing with Heli-Tour (Extra Cost)
  • Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise
  • Morning in Lake Louise and Travel to Banff
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    Morning in Lake Louise and Travel to Banff

    Spend the morning in 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. 

    • Suggested Add On: Lake Louise Gondola (Extra Cost)
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    Explore Banff National Park

    Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Rocky Mountain air as you head out for a day of exploration in Banff National Park.

    • Banff Sightseeing Tour and Gondola Ride
    • Lake Minnewanka Nature Cruise
    • Sunshine Village Walk with Scenic Gondola
  • Explore Banff National Park
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Comfort Level

Hotel Accommodation

3 to 3.5 Stars

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service


Airport Transfer Calgary <> Banff

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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 Star

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service


Airport Transfer Calgary <> Banff

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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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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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