Vancouver Return Trip

9 days From $5979 CAD per person

Perfect for train enthusiasts who want to spend as much time as possible riding the rails! Five pampered days aboard daylight-only Rocky Mountaineer trains maximizes your relaxation and sightseeing in remote areas of British Columbia, including stops in the mountain resort town of Whistler and dark sky sanctuary of Jasper. 

The world-famous Rocky Mountaineer is truly the trip of a lifetime. This luxury sightseeing train travels exclusively through the Canadian Rockies by daylight, slowing to highlight natural marvels. While indulging in hand-crafted, local cuisine, top-shelf beverages, and endless snacks and treats, you will listen to professional guides who will narrate Western Canada’s storied history and highlight unforgettable natural beauty. The Rocky Mountaineer stops overnight in the lake town of Kamloops so guests can sleep in a comfortable hotel and get ready for the rest of their adventure.

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Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Vancouver Arrival - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 2: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Whistler - overnight in Whistler
  • Day 3: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Whistler to Quesnel - overnight in Quesnel
  • Day 4: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Quesnel to Jasper - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 5: Jasper Sightseeing Tour and Jasper Skytram - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 6: Jasper National Park Free Day - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 7: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Jasper to Kamloops - overnight in Kamloops
  • Day 8: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Vancouver - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 9: Vancouver Departure
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Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver Arrival

Start your trip by arriving in Vancouver—Canada’s third largest city. Due to its cultural diversity and a bustling arts scene, this west coast gem is home to a number of unique attractions. Explore the city at your own pace with a “Hop on, Hop Off” bus pass included in your tour package.

Day 2 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Whistler

Today you’ll begin your spectacular train journey from Vancouver to Jasper. Travel along the Sea to Sky corridor, with the Coast Mountains on your right and the sparkling waters of an ocean inlet to your left. Dine on a locally-sourced, gourmet breakfast as you relax and take in your surroundings.

In the afternoon you’ll arrive in Whistler and be transferred to your hotel where you will be spending the night. You have the afternoon free to enjoy and explore Whistler. This unique resort town is known for its fine dining, nightlife and outdoor activities.

Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Whistler to Quesnel

Today is another day spent aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Mount Currie looms over the rich Pemberton Valley and you’ll be tempted to touch the crystal-clear waters of the passing lakes. Ginseng orchards grace the hilltops above tiny farming communities and you’ll pass over one of the highest railway bridges in the world.

Complimentary beverages flow as this region of untouched natural beauty unfolds before you. Overnight in your hotel room in the rural town of Quesnel.

Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Quesnel to Jasper

The rolling hills leading up to the city of Prince George are accented by the salmon-rich waters of the Fraser River. Keep an eye out for wildlife through the Valley of a Thousand Peaks and view the dramatic Mount Terry Fox.

Mount Robson— the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies— will greet you as you approach the town of Jasper. Stay the next two nights in your hotel room in the largest of the mountain national parks in Jasper.

Day 5 - Jasper Sightseeing Tour and Jasper Skytram

Spend the day getting to know Jasper! First stop, Maligne Canyon, where 10,000 years of erosion have created the deepest canyon in the Rockies. You’ll start off with a short and easy walk, admiring the Maligne River and its many waterfalls.

After that, it’s over to the disappearing Medicine Lake, followed by the fairy tale-like Maligne Lake. The rest of the day in Jasper is yours and you’ll have tickets to ride the Jasper Skytram to enjoy at your leisure. The views can be spectacular.


Day 6 - Jasper National Park Free Day

We couldn’t think of a better place to offer you a free day to explore Jasper. With so many potential opportunities, you’ll be thrilled to have a free day in Jasper. Some activities that may be of interest to you would be visiting the Columbia Icefield with a day tour, renting a bicycle and getting to know the local trails, golfing at Jasper Park Lodge, renting a car for the day and exploring on your own, go for a hike or simply relax and enjoy the local area.

Day 7 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Jasper to Kamloops

Raise your glass to your first day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer! Mount Robson—the highest mountain in the region—will greet you as you begin your train journey.

Dine on locally-sourced meals and enjoy complimentary drinks as you head west through the Canadian Rockies with snow-covered peaks and mountain streams keeping you company along the way. You’ll eventually begin your descent out of the mountains to spend the night in your Kamloops hotel room.

Day 8 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Vancouver

The mountains return and combine with thick fir forests and the Fraser River to create a spectacular setting for your last day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Today, one of the highlights will be passing by Hell’s Gate, a narrow canyon that transforms the Fraser River into a powerful surge of water rapids.

Arrive in Vancouver in the late afternoon and after checking into your hotel, you may wish to explore the city at your own pace. Overnight in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

Day 9 - Vancouver Departure

Your tour ends once you’ve checked out of your hotel. Thank you for traveling with Canada Rail Vacations and exploring Jasper with us!

What's Included

  • 5 days Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Quesnel, Whistler, Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver
  • Jasper Sightseeing Tour with Jasper Skytram Admission
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Transportation to/from Vancouver airport (available, please ask for details)
  • Meals, other than onboard train
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
  • Canadian 5% sales tax

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  • Upgrade from SilverLeaf to GoldLeaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $1749.
  • Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
  • Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
  • Upgrade to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers available – please contact us for details.