8 Day Tour with Banff, Jasper, and Rocky Mountaineer Train

from Calgary to Vancouver

This 8-day tour provides you with a total of five nights in the Canadian Rockies with stays in Banff and Jasper. You will have time to explore and feel the laid-back atmosphere of these unique mountain towns. As you travel to the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver from 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 Jasper and Vancouver.

Travel Dates in 2024 & 2025

2024 Start Dates - Westbound

Starting on Tuesdays and Saturdays

April 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
May 4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 28
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, 24, 27
September 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
October 1, 5, 8

2025 Start Dates - Westbound

Starting on Tuesdays and Saturdays

April 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
May 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
June 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
July 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
August 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
September 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
October 4, 7

Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Calgary to Banff Scenic Transfer - overnight in Banff
  • Day 2: Banff Sightseeing Tour including Gondola - overnight in Banff
  • Day 3: Banff to Lake Louise tour with return: Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour - overnight in Banff
  • Day 4: Sightseeing Tour from Banff to Jasper including Columbia Icefields Excursion - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 5: Jasper Sightseeing Tour - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 6: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Jasper to Kamloops - overnight in Kamloops
  • Day 7: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Vancouver - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 8: Vancouver Departure

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 Calgary airport or downtown to Banff
  • 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 - Calgary to Banff Scenic Transfer

Once you arrive in Calgary you will be transferred to Banff. We have transfers running every few hours and the transfer time is about two hours. For those of you who wish to arrive a day before to explore Calgary, our transfers pick up at most major downtown hotel locations. Please speak to our Vacation Planners about booking an extra night in Calgary. On this scenic transfer, you’ll enjoy views of the mountains as you leave the Canadian Prairies behind. .

The rest of the day is yours to explore Banff at your leisure. This charming little mountain town is home to lots of different dining options, walking trails and the Banff Upper Hot Springs, an outdoor hot pool with a great view of Mount Rundle. Spend the next three nights in your Banff hotel room.

Day 2 - Banff Sightseeing Tour including Gondola

Today you’ll be on a 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 3 - Banff to Lake Louise Tour with return: Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour

Your bus leaves in the morning and offers you a guided tour of the area between Banff and Lake Louise. Cross the Continental Divide, and pass through Yoho National Park offering scenic sights such as Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass, Emerald Lake and the Natural Rock Bridge that spans across the Kicking Horse River.

Day 4 - Sightseeing Tour from Banff 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 the next two nights in your Jasper hotel room.

Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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. Overnight in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

Day 8 - Vancouver Departure

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!

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

8 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 13 - Apr 23:

$4200

+$556

+$1279

+$720

Apr 24 - May 21:

$5185

+$634

+$1880

+$880

May 22 - Jul 23:

$5459

+$748

+$2209

+$880

Jul 24 - Sep 24:

$5539

+$748

+$2209

+$910

Sep 25 - Oct 8:

$4815

+$634

+$1880

+$720

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$450

Additional +$450

N/A

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$300

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