Vancouver Return Trip

The highlights of the Canadian Rockies! Ride the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer on this historic Canadian Pacific Railway route to Lake Louise, and see the very best of Canada’s landscapes: mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. You’ll hardly believe your eyes as you drink in Canada’s natural beauty on the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to 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.

2023 Start Dates

April

16   23   30

May

7   14   21   28

June

4   11   18   25

July

2   9   16   23   30

August

6   13   20   27

September

3   10   17   24

October

1   8


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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 Icefields 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
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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 Icefields 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.

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!

What's Included

  • 4 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • 6 nights 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 train
  • Gratuities/tip for hotel and transfer staff
  • Canadian 5% sales tax

2023 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

Date Range

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Superior Hotel
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GoldLeaf Train Service
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Apr 16 - Apr 23:

$4861

+$433

+$534

+$1320

Apr 24 - May 21:

$6008

+$491

+$854

+$1620

May 22 - Jul 23:

$6185

+$531

+$988

+$1620

Jul 24 - Sep 24:

$6319

+$531

+$988

+$1660

Sep 25 - Oct 08:

$5348

+$491

+$854

+$1320

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel Upgrade:

Included

Included

Included

N/A

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Included

Included

N/A

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 =

$0.74 USD

€0.73 EUR

£0.63 GBP

$1.13 AUD