Rocky Mountaineer Explore Alberta & British Columbia

Calgary • Banff • Jasper • Kamloops • Vancouver

This journey begins in the fabulous resort town of Banff in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains. Here you can enjoy stunning panoramas of six different mountain ranges on the state of the art Banff Gondola or go even higher with a helicopter tour of the Rockies. You follow this on the Rockies Discovery Sightseeing tour which brings you to Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefields before ending in the alpine town of Jasper.
After your two night stay you board the Rocky Mountaineer and travel through scenic valleys and Fraser Canyon with its spectacular white water rapids and dramatic landscape. Your train journey ends in the fabulous coastal city of Vancouver for a two-night stay. Be sure to see the untouched natural beauty at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Grouse Mountain and watch the great cruise ships depart Canada Place for their journeys to Alaska.
From £2470pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Ireland to Canada
  • 7 NIGHTS accommodation (more details below)
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Rail station transfers in Japser, Kamloops and Vancouver
  • Based on 2 adults sharing travelling in May 2018
  • Quote Ref 1523975

Staff Tips

The Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of service, SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf. In SilverLeaf you are served breakfast and lunch at your seat, in GoldLeaf meals are served in the lower level dining car.

Audrey Joyce

Travel Expert

Vancouver is one of the world’s most fortunately situated cities. You are surrounded by glimmering waterways and at the foot of the Coast Mountains. If you arrive into Vancouver Airport you will amazed by the views you get of the Pacific Ocean and the mountains.

Mary Oman

Travel Expert

Your Adventure...

Calgary Arrival
Banff
Jasper
Jasper
Jasper to Kamloops
Kamloops to Vancouver
Vancouver
Vancouver Departure
  • Day 1 Calgary Arrival

    Arrive in Calgary and transfer by bus to Banff for a two night stay. On arrival in Banff you have the rest of the day exploring this scenic town on your own.
    Overnight in Banff in your choice of accommodation.
    Standard: The Mount Royal Hotel
    Superior: The Fox Inn & Suites
    Deluxe: The Rimrock Resort

  • Day 2 Banff

    A full day to explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site which commemorates the birthplace of Canada’s National Park System which began here in 1885, Banff Gondola (not included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs (not included).
    Overnight in Banff in your choice of accommodation.
    Standard: The Mount Royal Hotel
    Superior: The Fox Inn & Suites
    Deluxe: The Rimrock Resort

  • Day 3 Jasper

    Today you take the Rockies Discovery Sightseeing tour to Jasper. You travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway through the natural splendour of Banff and Jasper National parks. Along the way you will stop at Lake Louise before heading to the Columbia Icefields where you will venture by Ice Explorer onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. You also get the opportunity to walk on the glass-floored platform of the new Glacier SkyWalk. Lunch is included on the tour.
    Overnight in Jasper in your choice of accommodation.
    Standard: The Maligne Lodge
    Superior: The Sawridge Inn
    Deluxe: Jasper Park Lodge

  • Day 4 Jasper

    Today you have the full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise, Miette Hot Springs visit or a ride on the Jasper Tramway.
    Overnight in Jasper in your choice of accommodation.
    Standard: The Maligne Lodge
    Superior: The Sawridge Inn
    Deluxe: Jasper Park Lodge

  • Day 5 Jasper to Kamloops

    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper 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.
    Breakfast and lunch included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
    Overnight in Kamloops. Accommodation to be advised onboard the train.

  • Day 6 Kamloops to Vancouver

    Your 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.
    Breakfast and lunch included onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
    Overnight in Vancouver in your choice of accommodation
    Standard: The Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
    Superior: The Rosedale on Robson
    Deluxe: The Pan Pacific

  • Day 7 Vancouver

    Today you have another day to explore Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities.
    Overnight in Vancouver in your choice of accommodation
    Standard: The Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
    Superior: The Rosedale on Robson
    Deluxe: The Pan Pacific

  • Day 8 Vancouver Departure

    Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

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