All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for a thrilling journey highlighted by views of the mighty Rocky Mountains and several of Canada's majestic national parks.
About the Tour
One of the newest tours through the Canadian Rockies, this 7-day journey through Canada puts gorgeous scenery at every turn. The tour begins with two days of sightseeing in Vancouver, and then we board the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of daylight-only travel alongside rivers, canyons, and forests to the beautiful destination of Lake Louise. From here, the journey continues through mountains to the resort town of Banff, which is renowned for its variety of outdoor attractions and activities and its charming downtown area. Ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, visit the hot springs and shop the boutiques over the course of two days before the tour concludes with a transfer to Calgary.
This itinerary is also available from Calgary to Vancouver based on your travel preference.
- 2 days of scenic rail travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer
- Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
- 4 meals
- Vancouver Hop-on Hop-off Tour, including admission to Lookout Tower
- Banff National Park touring, including the Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Day 1 - Vancouver
Arrive in cosmopolitan Vancouver and transfer on your own to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure to begin to explore the city known as the Gateway to the Rockies. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing
Hop on a Vancouver trolley for your step-on, step-off tour of the city. See all the sights at your own pace as you make a loop of the city, stopping at 30 of Vancouver's attractions including Gastown, Granville Island, Stanley Park, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, English Bay, and the shops and restaurants along Robson Street. Learn about the city and its popular sights and landmarks, hopping off to better explore the ones that pique your interest. Also included is access to Lookout Tower, located at the top of Harbour Centre, for expansive views of the city. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops
This morning transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer station and board your train car for your full-day rail journey into the Canadian Rockies. Scenic highlights of today's journey include the Thompson River and Fraser Canyon. Overnight Kamloops.(B, L)
Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer to Lake Louise
Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer takes you deeper into stunning scenery en route to charming Lake Louise. Highlights of today's journey include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railroad was driven, and Rogers Pass. Your rail journey ends as the Rocky Mountaineer pulls into the depot at Lake Louise. Overnight Lake Louise. (B, L)
Day 5 - Lake Louise to Banff
After a leisurely start to your day, board a coach for your scenic transfer to Banff. If time remains after checking into your hotel, you may wish to begin to explore the town, stopping in some of the shops or enjoying some regional cuisine at a local restaurant. Overnight Banff.
Day 6 - Banff Sightseeing
Today's sightseeing tour takes you through towering mountains, hoodoos and Cave & Basin National Historic Site, home to the hot springs that make Banff famous. Next, board the Banff Gondola for the 8-minute ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain, where 360-degree panoramic views of the Bow Valley await you. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Shop, visit the hot springs and get back to nature as you explore Canada's first National Park. Overnight Banff.
Day 7 - Calgary
Your journey through the Canadian Rockies ends today with your transfer to the Calgary Airport for your flight home.
Hotels include the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Post Hotel, and Rimrock Resort Hotel. Bask in the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies through the panoramic windows of the custom-designed single-level dome coach in Rocky Mountaineer's SilverLeaf Service.
Hotels include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs. 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.
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Westbound itineraries are available; dates of departure will differ.