7 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Circle with Lake Louise & Jasper

Vancouver Return Trip

This 7-day circle tour takes you on a simple, yet stunning, journey through Western Canada’s Rocky Mountains aboard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer, with a focus on maximizing your time on the train. Starting in Vancouver, you will head east by train to Lake Louise, where you will stay overnight at the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise before enjoying a motorcoach tour along the Icefields Parkway to the rustic mountain town of Jasper. From Jasper, you will board the Rocky Mountaineer for your return to Vancouver, giving you four full days aboard the train!

Travel Dates in 2024 & 2025

2024 Start Dates

Starting on Sundays

April 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6

2025 Start Dates

Starting on Sundays

April 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5

Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Vancouver Arrival - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 2: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Kamloops - overnight in Kamloops
  • Day 3: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Lake Louise - overnight in Lake Louise
  • Day 4: Sightseeing Tour from Lake Louise to Jasper including Columbia Icefield Excursion - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 5: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Jasper to Kamloops - overnight in Kamloops
  • Day 6: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Vancouver - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 7: Vancouver Departure

Route Map

What's Included

  • 4 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches onboard the train
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
  • *Complimentary Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver provided when an additional night in Vancouver is added to your vacation package (pre or post-tour)
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Jasper, Kamloops & Lake Louise
  • Gratuities/tip for onboard train staff
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

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

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver Arrival

Arrive in Vancouver, known for its cultural and linguistic diversity. This city is very lively and home to a bustling arts scene so you will find that there is no shortage of things to do and places to explore. If your schedule permits, purchasing “Hop On Hop Off” bus passes is a great way to see the city at your leisure. You may also add a second pre/post night in Vancouver to your vacation package and receive complimentary Hop On Hop Off passes through Canada Rail Vacations! Popular sites include: the urban jungle of Stanley Park, Canada’s largest Chinatown and the Robson Street Shopping District.

Spend tonight in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

Day 2 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Kamloops

Climb aboard the Rocky Mountaineer and raise your glass as the train heads northeast out of Vancouver. Your journey across Canada has officially begun! Travel alongside the mighty waters of the salmon-rich Fraser River and pass the powerful rapids of Hell’s Gate.

Towards the end of today you’ll approach the drier grasslands of Kamloops, where you will be spending the night in your hotel room.

Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Lake Louise

As you travel east towards the province of Alberta, you are greeted by the Canadian Rockies. Rocky lakeshores, snow-capped mountain peaks and crisp glacial streams accompany you as you dine on locally-sourced, gourmet meals.

Learn about points of interest such as astoundingly high Kicking Horse Canyon and the Spiral Tunnels. End off today in luxury, as you’ll be spending the night in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Before dinner, take the time to stroll along the lake shore of Lake Louise.

Day 4 - Sightseeing Tour from Lake Louise to Jasper including Columbia Icefield Excursion

Today you’re riding along the most beautiful highway in Canada—the Icefields Parkway. Highlights include stops at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, The Columbia Icefield and the powerful Athabasca Falls.

While at the Athabasca Glacier, climb aboard the Ice Explorer—a specialized bus that travels directly on to the glacier. Listen as your guide explains all about its natural wonders. This is the day to pose for your new profile picture. Spend tonight in your Jasper hotel room.

*If you prefer to have a free morning to relax and explore Lake Louise, the full-day tour can be substituted for a direct motorcoach transfer to Jasper in the afternoon. The transfer comes at a CAD $100 per person discount.

Day 5 - 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 6 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Vancouver

The mountains return and combine with thick fir forests and the mighty 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, take the time to explore the city at your own pace. Overnight in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

Day 7 - Vancouver Departure

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

7 Day Tour Pricing 2024 & 2025

2024 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

Date Range

Popular Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service

Superior Hotel
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Deluxe Hotel
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GoldLeaf Train Service
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Apr 14 - Apr 21:

$5422

+$486

+$654

+$1440

Apr 28 - May 12:

$6762

+$558

+$1043

+$1760

May 13 - Jul 21:

$6980

+$608

+$1206

+$1760

Jul 22 - Sep 29:

$7140

+$608

+$1206

+$1820

Sep 30 - Oct 6:

$6022

+$558

+$1043

+$1440

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel Upgrade:

Included

Included

Included

N/A

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Included

Included

N/A

2025 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

*Book your 2025 Canada Rail Vacation now and receive 2024 pricing for 2025 travel
**You’ll also receive complimentary hotel room upgrades where available

Please contact us for additional details

Pricing Details:
  • Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
  • Prices are based on double occupancy. For single and triple sharing, please request a quote.
  • To qualify for any current Specials, please request a quote.
  • Upgrades to Premium hotel rooms (5 stars) and Private Tours/Transfers are available. Please request a quote.

Approximate Exchange Rates:

$1.00 CAD =

$0.75 USD

€0.68 EUR

£0.59 GBP

$1.11 AUD