Flower-dotted meadows, weeping waterfalls, and wildlife-packed mountains await discovery on this jaunt through Canada's National Parks, where casual walks morph uncannily into nature documentaries.
About the Tour
Combine train travel aboard the acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer with leisurely scenic drives through the Canadian Rockies. Travel into the mountains and along lush river valleys on all daylight train journeys, taking the time to explore the quaint alpine towns and delightful national parks like Jasper and Banff by car.
- 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
- 5 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charge and unlimited kilometers
- Calgary Tower
- Ice Explorer
- Vancouver Lookout
- Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver
- Luggage handling
Day 1 - CalgaryArrive in Calgary and collect your rental car. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Calgary on your own. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 2 - Calgary To BanffDepart Calgary this morning with your rental car for a two-hour drive to Banff. Highlights include Lake Minnewanka, the Banff Gondola, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Banff on your own. Overnight in Banff.
Day 3 - Banff To Lake LouiseEnjoy the short drive to Lake Louise into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 4 - Lake Louise To JasperTravel north to Jasper via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Allow time to visit highlights along the way, including Athabasca Falls, Bow Summit, Peyto Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. At the Columbia Icefield, you will have the opportunity to ride on an Ice Explorer (admission included) to the middle of Athabasca Glacier. With sightseeing stops, we recommend allowing at least eight hours for today's drive. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 5 - JasperToday is free to explore Jasper National Park with your rental car. Among the highlights are Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon, Miette Hot Springs, Maligne Lake and Whistlers Mountain. This afternoon return your rental vehicle in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 6 - Jasper To KamloopsTravel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south, you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)
Day 7 - Kamloops To VancouverYour journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. (B, L)
Day 8 - VancouverYour vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.
SilverLeaf Service & Hotel
Hotels include the Delta Calgary Downtown, Banff Caribou Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lobstick Lodge, Georgian Court Hotel Downtown. Bask in the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies through the panoramic windows of the custom-designed single-level dome coach in the SilverLeaf Service.
GoldLeaf Service & Hotel
Hotels include the Hyatt Regency Calgary, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Travel first-class aboard Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf Service. A custom-designed bi-level dome coach puts travelers right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies as they enjoy gourmet meals prepared by onboard chefs.
GoldLeaf Service & Hotel Upgrade
Hotels include the Junior Suite at the Fairmont Palliser, Deluxe Rooms at the Fairmont Banff Springs and the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, the Deluxe Lakeview Room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and the Deluxe Harbour Room at the Pan Pacific Hotel.
Passport & Visa Requirements
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.