Banff to Vancouver Train Trip (4 days)

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.

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Starting on Tuesdays and Saturdays with occasional Wednesdays

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Travel Summary

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

Day 1 - Arrival in Calgary and Scenic Transfer to Banff

Arrive in Calgary and enjoy the scenery as you leave the city and transfer out to the mountains. The transfer to Banff takes approximately two hours. The resort town of Banff is located within Banff National Park, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll have some time to explore before spending the night in this charming mountain town.

Day 2 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Banff to Kamloops

Today your spectacular train journey commences. After a short transfer to the Banff Station, board the Rocky Mountaineer train. Toast to a breathtaking trip through the Rockies with your hosts and enjoy an uncompromised view of the untouched landscapes our country is famous for.

Learning about landmarks like the Spiral Tunnels and Glacier National Park as you view them from your dome car will add a sense of awe to your ride. After a full day mountain peaks, fine dining and awe inspiring views, a dramatic change of scenery will take place as you approach the drier environment of the city of Kamloops, your home for the night.

Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Vancouver

Today the mountains return and combine with thick fir forests and the Fraser River to create a spectacular setting for your second 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 and after checking into your hotel, take the time to wander through this incredible city on the west coast of Canada. Overnight in your hotel located in downtown Vancouver.

Day 4 - Vancouver Departure

Your tour ends once you’ve checked out of your hotel. Another incredible 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 from 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

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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Upgrade:


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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 =

$0.73 USD

€0.69 EUR

£0.61 GBP

$1.09 AUD