Ultimate Canadian Rockies by Rail

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Take a train trip on the Canadian Pacific Railway

Spend a night in a private cabin on the train as you head into the Canadian Rockies. Wake up and see the peaks of the mountains come into view. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, as you are likely to see elk, bears, and bald eagles. Spend the next 4 days exploring the Rockies from Jasper to Banff, before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver.

Sleep in a private cabin on the VIA Rail train

Scenic rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer

Sightsee along the Icefields Parkway

Stay at the Chateau Lake Louise

See the best of Banff and Jasper National Parks

Suggested length

9 days / 8 nights


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When to go

April - October 2021

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  • Arrive in Vancouver
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    Arrive in 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.

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    VIA Rail - Depart Vancouver

    Board The Canadian train in Vancouver and begin your eastward journey to Jasper. Pass through the varied landscape of British Columbia's Fraser Valley.

  • VIA Rail - Depart Vancouver
  • VIA Rail - Arrive in Jasper
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    VIA Rail - Arrive in Jasper

    After travelling through BC's Cariboo Mountains, arrive in Jasper National Park. Get ready to explore the charming mountain town of Jasper and its stunning natural surroundings.

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    Explore Jasper National Park

    Jasper National Park — the largest park in the Canadian Rockies — is one of our favourite destinations. You can look forward to spending 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
  • Explore Jasper National Park
  • Icefields Parkway - Jasper to Banff
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    Icefields Parkway - Jasper to Banff

    Travel along the spine of the Rockies on one of the most beautiful routes in the world — the Icefields Parkway. Along the way, watch for cascading waterfalls and dramatic peaks, mountain goats, elk, and even bears.

    • Icefields Parkway Tour to Banff
    • Private Icefields Sightseeing with Heli-Tour (Extra Cost)
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    Explore Banff National Park

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

    • Banff Sightseeing Tour and Gondola Ride
    • Lake Minnewanka Nature Cruise
    • Sunshine Village Walk with Scenic Gondola
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train – Banff to Kamloops
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    Rocky Mountaineer Train – Banff to Kamloops

    Board the Rocky Mountaineer train for the second part of your rail adventure. Just sit back and enjoy the breathtaking beauty as you pass Banff and Yoho National Parks.

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    Rocky Mountaineer Train – Kamloops to Vancouver

    Board the Rocky Mountaineer again this morning for the second part of your train journey through British Columbia's interior. By this evening, you'll be in beautiful Vancouver.

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train – Kamloops to Vancouver
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Comfort Level

Hotel Accommodation

3 to 3.5 Star

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Superior Level

Hotel Accommodation

4 to 4.5 Star

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5 Star

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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

I love BC. It a truly unique Canadian province that embraces island life, city life and nature all in one! Whether you want to go surfing in Tofino, hiking in the mountains, or shopping downtown Vancouver - there is a little something for everyone here.

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What's included

Hotel accommodation
Sleeper train experience in a private cabin
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.
All of our overnight train journeys feature a private cabin on board the train. In addition, you'll typically enjoy the train's viewing areas, common lounges, and dining cars where you can socialize with fellow travelers.
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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