Train Banff to Vancouver (5 days)

Start your tour in Banff, a mountain resort town rich in beauty, history, and adventure, then ride the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies! On this historic Canadian Pacific Railway route through Banff National Park, you will see the very best of Canada’s landscapes: mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, from the peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

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 - Westbound

April

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July

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August

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Starting on Mondays and Fridays with occasional Tuesdays

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Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Calgary and Scenic Transfer to Banff - overnight in Banff
  • Day 2: Banff Sightseeing Tour including Gondola - overnight in Banff
  • Day 3: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Banff to Kamloops - overnight in Kamloops
  • Day 4: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Vancouver - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 5: Vancouver Sightseeing and Departure
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Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Calgary to Banff Scenic Transfer

Once you arrive in Calgary you will immediately be transferred to Banff. You’ll enjoy views of the mountains and you embark on this short, but scenic transfer.

The rest of the day is yours to explore. 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 two nights in your Banff hotel room.

Day 2 - Banff Sightseeing Tour including 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 3 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Banff to Kamloops

Toast to your first day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer! Today you’ll pass by the snow-peaked mountains and crystal-clear waters that our country is famous for. Highlights include; the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon and Rodgers Pass.

A dramatic change of scenery will take place as you approach the ranchlands of the interior plateau. Stop and spend the night in your hotel room in the city of Kamloops.

Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Vancouver

The mountains return and combine with thick fir forests and the mighty 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 afternoon and after checking into your hotel, take advantage of your “Hop On, Hop Off” bus pass to explore the city at your own pace. Spend the night in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

Day 5 - Vancouver Sightseeing and 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 vacation concludes upon checking out of your hotel. Thank you for traveling with us!

What's Included

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 4 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
  • Banff Tour including Banff Gondola
  • Transfer from Calgary airport or downtown to Banff
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops & Banff
  • 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 sales tax of 5%

2023 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

Date Range

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Superior Hotel
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GoldLeaf Train Service
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Apr 17 - Apr 28:

$2578

+$240

+$464

+$660

Apr 29 - May 29:

$3187

+$283

+$544

+$810

May 30 - Jul 28:

$3309

+$333

+$639

+$810

Jul 29 - Sep 26:

$3376

+$333

+$639

+$830

Sep 27 - Oct 13:

$2857

+$283

+$544

+$660

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$300

Additional +$300

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 =

$0.74 USD

€0.73 EUR

£0.63 GBP

$1.13 AUD