Vancouver to Calgary

7 days From $3089 CAD per person

The perfect relaxing and romantic one-week getaway to the Canadian Rockies: mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, from Vancouver on the West Coast to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The climax of this seven-day tour is two nights at the exquisite Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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.

2022 Start Dates - Eastbound

April

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May

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June

1   4   8   11   15   *18   22   25   29

July

2   6   9   13   *16   20   23   27   30

August

3   6   10   13   17   *20   21   24   27   28   31

September

3   4   7   10   11   14   *17   18   21   24   28

October

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Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Vancouver Arrival - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 2: Day of exploring Vancouver - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 3: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Kamloops - overnight in Kamloops
  • Day 4: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Lake Louise - overnight in Lake Louise
  • Day 5: Day of exploring Lake Louise - overnight in Lake Louise
  • Day 6: Lake Louise to Banff Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour - overnight in Banff
  • Day 7: Banff to Calgary Scenic Transfer

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 your “Hop on, Hop Off” bus pass.

After a day of exploring popular destinations like Stanley Park, Granville Island and Gastown, you’ll soon realize why Vancouver is often called one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Spend the night in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

Day 2 - Vancouver

Today you will have the entire day to explore Vancouver at your own pace with your continued use of the  “Hop on, Hop Off” bus pass.

After a day of exploring popular destinations like Stanley Park, Granville Island and Gastown, you’ll soon realize why Vancouver is often called one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Spend the night in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Kamloops

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train in the morning and say goodbye to the coast! Your journey begins through the lush mountainsides of Fraser Valley where you will travel alongside the salmon-filled waters of the Fraser River.

Enjoy fresh, gourmet meals served aboard the train as you travel through river canyons carved into some of Canada’s most glorious mountain ranges. Passing by geographic attractions like Hell’s Gate and through distinct ecological environments, you’ll eventually reach the drier habitat of the interior plateau. Spend the night in your Kamloops hotel room.

Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Lake Louise

Leave the ranchlands behind and approach the world-famous snow capped Rocky Mountains. Along the way to Lake Louise you’ll be passing through three national parks; Glacier, Yoho and Banff. Complimentary drinks flow as you take in the natural beauty.

You’ll arrive at Lake Louise in the late afternoon, sometimes referred to as the “Jewel of the Rockies” and spend the night at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Day 5 - Lake Louise

Choose how you want to spend the day! Options include canoeing, hiking a scenic mountain trail or hanging back, relaxing, and taking some pictures.

Your Canada Rail Vacations vacation planner can give recommendations and help you arrange whatever kind of activity you choose.

Day 6 - Lake Louise to Banff Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour

Your motorcoach leaves in the morning and offers you a guided tour of the area between Lake Louise and Banff. Cross the Continental Divide, and pass through Yoho National Park, with sights such as Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass, Emerald Lake and the Natural Rock Bridge that spans across the Kicking Horse River. You will spend the next two nights in your hotel in the famously friendly Town of Banff.

Day 7 - Banff to Calgary Scenic Transfer

Your vacation is complete after a scenic transfer from Banff to the Calgary airport or downtown. Thank you for travelling with us!

What's Included

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard the train
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver
  • Yoho National Park Tour and Transfer to Banff
  • Transfer to Calgary Airport or downtown
  • Rail station transfers and luggage handling in Kamloops
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Transportation from Vancouver airport
  • Meals, other than onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
  • Canadian 5% sales tax

2022 Prices - Canadian Dollars

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Before 29 Apr

$3089

$3889

$4139

$5749

$4449

$6279

30 Apr - 22 May

$3769

$5189

$5059

$6999

$5209

$7409

23 May - 29 Sep

$4179

$5919

$5789

$8029

$5919

$8699

After 30 Sep

$3759

$5469

$5049

$7369

$5299

$7859

  • Upgrade from SilverLeaf to GoldLeaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $749. 
  • 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.