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Canadian Rockies Featuring Banff & Lake Louise

4.6 stars(54 reviews)

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.

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7 days From $3,481 per person
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2023 Tour code: PP-CBLE-23

About the tour

One of our most popular trips 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, before boarding 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 your vacations concludes with a transfer to Calgary.  

This itinerary is also available from Calgary to Vancouver based on your travel preference.


What’s included


Day 1 - Vancouver

Arrive in cosmopolitan Vancouver and transfer on your own to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure or opt to add a 48 hour Hop on Hop Off bus tour to begin to explore the city known as the Gateway to the Rockies. 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. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

Enjoy a full free day at your leisure on your own or take one of the following optional excursions to dive deeper into all this area has to offer. Some favorites include:

Vancouver City Tour & Capilano Suspension Bridge
Granville Island Market Food Tour
Full Day Victoria Trip including Butchart Gardens from Vancouver
Half Day Whalewatching on covered ocean cruiser with roundtrip scenic floatplane

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 - Lake Louise to Banff

Take an included scenic transfer to Banff that allows for a leisurely start to your day. Upon arrival begin to explore the town, stopping in some of the shops or enjoying some regional cuisine at a local restaurant. Top off your day with an optional visit to the Banff Hot Springs offering panoramic views of the scenic mountain ranges or an evening wildlife safari. Overnight Banff.

Day 6 - Banff Sightseeing

Today's included 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. Alternatively, if you decide to explore Banff in a different way opt to switch to one of these tours.

Discover Banff & It's Wildlife with Gondola
Continental Divide Helicopter Tour with transfers
Full Day Discover Grizzly Bears tour (This tour does not allow for an evening excursion)

The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Shop, visit the hot springs or add another adventure with an optional evening wildlife safari in 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. Flights must be scheduled for after 1:00 PM. Or, if you are not ready for your Rockies adventure to end, opt to add additional nights in Banff or Calgary to explore this western town.

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Pricing Plans

Hotels include the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 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.

Please note

Taxes are not included on rail portions and are subject to change.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


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4.6 stars4.6 / 5 · 54 reviews

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Alice Ann from SC

5 stars

Submitted 7/Jun

Lovely accommodations- first rate! Comfy chairs (much needed for those long travel days!) Impeccable service - fun, engaging staff, delicious menu and yummy cocktails. Great history lessons along the way and ohhhhh the views!! Loved being able to step outside for photos and to stretch my legs! This was a fantastic, highly recommended trip!!!

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5 stars

Submitted 31/May

Fabulous service, friendly efficient staff the best in food and presentation. It was not "In the Canadian Rockies for as much time as we expected. ...Definitely LOVED the Gold Lead package and nearly new train car!! All in all it was wonderful!

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5 stars

Submitted 24/May

Great experience. Your conductors were very entertaining.

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5 stars

Submitted 21/May

An excellent trip. I would recommend this trip to my friends. We had a great time. The staff in the Mountaineer Train were top notch!!

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4 stars

Submitted 18/May

The trip was wonderful but our arrangements had a problem. Our names were on the tour lists but we did not get the information about the places and times to meet the buses. Fortunately another passenger helped out by keeping up informed so we did not miss anything..

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4 stars

Submitted 10/May

So disappointed that I was not given a chance to upgrade my hotel from the Lake Louise Inn to the Chateau at Lake Louise in my Superior package as other in the Silver Leaf package were ably to do.

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