Rocky Mountaineer Canadian Rockies at Leisure

Vancouver • Kamloops • Jasper • Lake Louise • Banff • Calgary

This trip blends breathtaking adventure with plenty of time to relay and take in the Canadian Rockies on your own. You begin in the coastal city of Vancouver before being whisked away in luxury onboard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada’s West and the Rocky Mountains.
You arrive in the beautiful town of Jasper for a two-night stay and a chance to experience Jasper National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies largest national park. You then travel along one of North America’s most scenic highways – The Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise where you stay for two nights. On your journey to Lake Louise a stop will be made at the Columbia Icefields where you will ride the Ice Explorer to the Middle of the Athabasca Glacier. You end your visit to the Rockies in Banff with a two-night stay. Enjoy an unforgettable helicopter tour before ending in Calgary, Alberta’s Stampede city.
From £3025pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Canada
  • 9 Nights hotel accommodation (more details below)
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
  • Price based on travelling 02 Oct 2017. Operates 17 Apr - 12 Oct 2017 Mon & Thurs
  • Quote Ref 1493951

Staff Tips

Hot breakfasts and lunches and complimentary alcohol and soft drinks are served while on the train. For your overnight stays complimentary baggage is offered.

Stephanie O'Sullivan

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Vancouver Arrival
Vancouver to Kamloops
Kamloops to Jasper
Jasper Highlights Tour
Jasper to Lake Louise
Free Day in Lake Louise
Lake Louise to Banff
Free Day in Banff
Banff to Calgary with Summit Helicopter Tour
Calgary Departure
  • Day 1 Vancouver Arrival

    Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
    Overnight in Vancouver. SilverLeaf: - Georgian Court Hotel. GoldLeaf: - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

  • Day 2 Vancouver to Kamloops

    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.
    Breakfast and lunch included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
    Overnight in Kamloops. Accommodation will be advised onboard the train.

  • Day 3 Kamloops to Jasper

    Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.
    Breakfast and lunch included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
    Overnight in Jasper. SilverLeaf: - Marmot Lodge. GoldLeaf: - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

  • Day 4 Jasper Highlights Tour

    Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.
    Overnight in Jasper. SilverLeaf: - Marmot Lodge. GoldLeaf: - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

  • Day 5 Jasper to Lake Louise

    Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon.
    Overnight in Lake Louise. SilverLeaf: - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont room. GoldLeaf: - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Lakeview room.

  • Day 6 Free Day in Lake Louise

    Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.
    Overnight in Lake Louise. SilverLeaf: - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont room. GoldLeaf: - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Lakeview room.

  • Day 7 Lake Louise to Banff

    This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you 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. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.
    Overnight in Banff. SilverLeaf: - Banff Park Lodge. GoldLeaf: - Rimrock Resort.

  • Day 8 Free Day in Banff

    Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs.
    Overnight in Banff. SilverLeaf: - Banff Park Lodge. GoldLeaf: - Rimrock Resort.

  • Day 9 Banff to Calgary with Summit Helicopter Tour

    Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies.
    Overnight in Calgary. SilverLeaf: - International Hotel. GoldLeaf: - Delta Bow Valley.

  • Day 10 Calgary Departure

    Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

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