Train Vancouver to Banff (4 days)

Ride the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies! On this historic Canadian Pacific Railway route to Banff National Park, you will 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.

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

April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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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 Banff - overnight in Banff
  • Day 4: Banff to Calgary 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. Explore the city at your own pace.

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.

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 to the Canadian Rockies has officially begun! Travel alongside the turbulent 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.

Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Banff

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 the friendly mountain resort town of Banff.

Day 4 - Banff to Calgary Transfer

Your journey continues with a two hour transfer to Calgary. This trip may have been short, but the memories will last forever. Another bucket list item has been added to your list of world travels. Thank you for traveling with Canada Rail Vacations!

What's Included

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard train
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transfer to Calgary airport or downtown
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
  • Gratuities/tip for onboard train staff
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Transportation from Vancouver airport (available, please ask for details)
  • Meals, other than onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Gratuities/tip for hotel and transfer staff
  • Canadian sales tax

2023 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

Date Range

Popular Hotels
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Superior Hotel
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Deluxe Hotel
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GoldLeaf Train Service
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Apr 16 - Apr 27:

$2226

+$141

+$271

+$660

Apr 28 - May 28:

$2739

+$160

+$327

+$810

May 29 - Jul 30:

$2820

+$188

+$384

+$810

Jul 31 - Sep 28:

$2887

+$188

+$384

+$830

Sep 29 - Oct 12:

$2409

+$160

+$327

+$660

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$150

Additional +$150

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 =

$0.77 USD

€0.78 EUR

£0.68 GBP

$1.14 AUD