8 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Tour with Jasper and Banff

from Vancouver to Calgary

This 8-day tour provides you with a total of five nights in the Canadian Rockies with stays in Jasper and Banff. You will have time to explore and feel the laid-back atmosphere of these unique mountain towns. As you travel from the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, you will see the very best of Canada’s landscapes: mountains, lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls; all while enjoying two days of world-class service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer between Vancouver and Jasper.

Travel Dates in 2024 & 2025

2024 Start Dates - Eastbound

Starting on Mondays and Thursdays

April 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
September 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
October 3, 7, 10

2025 Start Dates - Eastbound

Starting on Mondays and Thursdays

April 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
May 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
June 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
July 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 30
August 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
September 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
October 2, 6, 9

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 Jasper - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 4: Jasper Sightseeing Tour - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 5: Sightseeing Tour from Jasper to Banff including Columbia Icefield Excursion - overnight in Banff
  • Day 6: Banff to Lake Louise tour with return: Mountain, Lakes, and Waterfalls Tour - overnight in Banff
  • Day 7: Banff Sightseeing Tour and Gondola - overnight in Banff
  • Day 8: Banff to Calgary Scenic Transfer

Route Map

What's Included

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard the train
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • *Complimentary Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver provided when an additional night in Vancouver is added to your vacation package
  • Jasper Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake tour with gentle guided walk
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
  • Lake Louise and Yoho Park Tour from Banff
  • Banff Tour including Banff Gondola
  • Scenic transfer from Banff to the Calgary airport or downtown
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
  • Gratuities/tip for onboard train staff
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Transportation to 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, a city 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 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

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and feel the ocean air turning into mountain air as you wind through the lush forests of British Columbia. Following along the Fraser River, you will snake along mountain ranges and come to Hell’s Gate– a dramatically narrow chute of charging water.

Eventually the forests will give way to a desert-like landscape as the train bends along the Thompson River and arrives in Kamloops, where you will spend the night in your hotel room.

Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Jasper

Depart from Kamloops in the morning and travel along the shore of the North Thompson River, passing through charming farming communities and eventually reaching the Valley of a Thousand Peaks.

There will be plenty of chances to spot wildlife and you’ll get an exclusive view of Pyramid Falls. As you approach Jasper, Mount Robson—the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies—will be there to greet you. Spend the next two nights in your Jasper hotel room.

Day 4 - Jasper Sightseeing Tour

Spend the first half of the day getting to know Jasper! First stop, Maligne Canyon, where 10,000 years of erosion have created the deepest canyon in the Rockies. 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 afternoon and evening in Jasper will be free time to enjoy the town at your leisure.

Day 5 - Sightseeing Tour from Jasper to Banff including Columbia Icefield Excursion

Today will ride along the most beautiful highway in Canada—the Icefields Parkway. Highlights include stops at the powerful Athabasca Falls, the Columbia Icefield, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. Pose for your new profile picture at one of these breathtaking locations.

Arrive at the Athabasca Glacier and climb aboard the Ice Explorer—a specialized bus that travels directly on to the glacier. Relax and listen as your guide explains all about its natural wonders. You’ll spend the next three nights in Banff.

Day 6 - Banff to Lake Louise tour with and return: 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.

Day 7 - Banff Sightseeing Tour and Gondola

Today you’ll be on a 4.5-hour guided tour through the towering Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Norquay Mountains. Learn about the wind-shaped hoodoos and experience Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive.

Take a gentle gondola ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain for fantastic views, interpretive boardwalks and photo opportunities. The rest of the afternoon in Banff is yours to spend walking some local trails, playing golf or relaxing as you choose.

Day 8 - Banff to Calgary Scenic Transfer

Enjoy a brief, scenic transfer to Calgary, Alberta’s liveliest city. Famous for its yearly stampede, this is a city that prides itself on its western charm.

Your vacation concludes upon being dropped off either downtown or at the airport.

8 Day Tour Pricing 2024 & 2025

2024 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

Date Range

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SilverLeaf Train Service

Superior Hotel
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Deluxe Hotel
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GoldLeaf Train Service
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Apr 15 - Apr 29:

$4200

+$556

+$1279

+$720

Apr 30 - May 27:

$5185

+$634

+$1880

+$880

May 28 - Jul 29:

$5459

+$748

+$2209

+$880

Jul 30 - Sep 30:

$5539

+$748

+$2209

+$910

Oct 1 - Oct 10:

$4815

+$634

+$1880

+$720

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$300

Included

N/A

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$450

Additional +$450

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