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Canadian Rockies Featuring Banff & Lake Louise

4.7 stars(37 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 $2,818 per person
Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2022 Tour code: PP-CBLE-22

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 to begin to explore the city known as the Gateway to the Rockies. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

Get to know the city of Vancouver with a Hop-on Hop-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. 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

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.

Additional information

Pricing Plans

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.

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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4.7 stars4.7 / 5 · 37 reviews

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5 stars

Submitted 26/Jul


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Toni Pastermack

3 stars

Submitted 26/Jul

Unfortunately the product id great if vacations by rail books it the way they are supposed to. Please don’t put anyone else in the mountaineer lodge. There are no transportation options. You are stuck there. We paid the maintenance guy $80 to take us to Lake Louise. We were lucky to do that!

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5 stars

Submitted 26/Jul

Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf Service was worth the cost - excellent food and excellent service

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5 stars

Submitted 21/Jul

Yes scenery the food & the service were fabulous. Our hosts in our railway carriage were so friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and personable!

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4 stars

Submitted 19/Jul

The food and service on the train was excellent. Too many delays. Long days, up early. The train was good. But the connections and getting around once you are off the train was not so well planned. Need to do better at preparing people to make their own arrangements. I would think for the price this would have been better.

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4 stars

Submitted 15 Oct 2019

Our sheraton hotel was not in their system..embarrasing and upsetting to start our journey but the rest of trip was nice. We enjoyed 2 days in vancouver begore boarding train.

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