5 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Tour with Banff

from Calgary to Vancouver

On this 5-day tour through the Canadian Rockies you will experience two days of world-class service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The trip begins with two nights in Banff, a mountain resort town rich in beauty, history, and adventure. As you travel towards Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean through magnificent landscapes you will have unforgettable views of rivers, mountains, lakes, and waterfalls through the glass-domed windows of your train car.

Travel Dates in 2024 & 2025

2024 Start Dates - Westbound

Starting on Mondays and Fridays with occasional Tuesdays

April 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
May 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31
June 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28
July 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
August 2, 5, 6, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
September 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30
October 4, 7, 11

2025 Start Dates - Westbound

Starting on Mondays and Fridays with occasional Tuesdays

April 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
May 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
June 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30
July 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29
August 1, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29
September 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29
October 3, 6, 10

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

Route Map

What's Included

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard train
  • 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 (select hotels in Vancouver and Banff only)
  • 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

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 as 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!

5 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
Upgrade

Apr 15 - Apr 26:

$2865

+$290

+$560

+$720

Apr 27 - May 28:

$3572

+$342

+$657

+$880

May 29 - Jul 29:

$3720

+$402

+$772

+$880

Jul 30 - Sep 27:

$3800

+$402

+$772

+$910

Sep 28 - Oct 11:

$3202

+$342

+$657

+$720

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$300

Additional +$300

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