Train Vancouver to Lake Louise (6 days)

All of the essential locations you need to see in the Canadian Rockies: mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, from Vancouver on the West Coast to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The climax of this six-day tour is a night at the exquisite Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise after a day tour of Yoho and Banff National Parks.

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 - Eastbound

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Starting on Sundays and Thursdays with occasional Mondays

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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: Lake Louise to Banff Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour - overnight in Banff
  • Day 5: Banff Sightseeing Tour including Gondola - overnight in Banff
  • Day 6: Banff to Calgary Scenic Transfer
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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. 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!

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 - 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 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - 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
  • 5 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
  • Yoho National Park Tour and Transfer to Banff
  • Banff Tour including Banff Gondola
  • Transfer to Calgary airport or downtown
  • Rail station transfers and luggage handling in Kamloops
  • Gratuities/tip for onboard train staff
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Transportation from Vancouver airport
  • Meals, other than onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 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 27:

$3155

+$328

+$640

+$660

Apr 28 - May 28:

$4010

+$440

+$779

+$810

May 29 - Jul 30:

$4197

+$507

+$900

+$810

Jul 31 - Sep 28:

$4264

+$507

+$900

+$830

Sep 29 - Oct 12:

$3680

+$440

+$779

+$660

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel Upgrade:

Included

Included

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N/A

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$300

Additional +$300

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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 =

$0.77 USD

€0.78 EUR

£0.68 GBP

$1.14 AUD