10 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Tour with Jasper, Lake Louise & Banff

from Vancouver to Calgary

This 10-day tour provides you with a total of six nights in the Canadian Rockies with stays in Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff. You will have time to leisurely explore and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of these unique mountain towns in between sightseeing tours to all of the main attractions throughout the Rockies. Included in this tour you will travel from the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. You will see the very best of Canada’s landscapes: mountains, lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls; all while enjoying two days of world-class service aboard the train.

Travel Dates in 2024 & 2025

2024 Start Dates - Eastbound

Starting on Mondays and Thursdays

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

2025 Start Dates - Eastbound

Starting on Mondays and Thursdays

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

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 Jasper - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 4: Jasper Sightseeing Tour - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 5: Sightseeing Tour from Jasper to Lake Louise including Columbia Icefields Excursion - overnight in Lake Louise
  • Day 6: Free Day in Lake Louise - overnight in Lake Louise
  • Day 7: Lake Louise to Banff: Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour - overnight in Banff
  • Day 8: Banff Sightseeing Tour including Gondola - overnight in Banff
  • Day 9: Scenic Transfer from Banff to Calgary - overnight in Calgary
  • Day 10: Calgary Departure

Route Map

What's Included

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard the train
  • 9 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
  • Jasper Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake tour with gentle guided walk
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
  • Yoho Park Tour from Lake Louise to Banff
  • Banff Tour including Banff Gondola
  • Scenic transfer from Calgary airport or downtown to Banff
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
  • 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 5% sales tax

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 tonight 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. You’re spending tonight in your Kamloops hotel room.

Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Jasper

Depart from Kamloops in the morning and travel along the shore of the North Thompson River, passing through charming farming communities and eventually reaching the Valley of a Thousand Peaks.

There will be plenty of chances to spot wildlife and you’ll get an exclusive view of Pyramid Falls. As you approach Jasper, Mount Robson—the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies—will be there to greet you. Spend the next two nights in your Jasper hotel room.

Day 4 - Jasper Sightseeing Tour

Spend the first half of the day getting to know Jasper! First stop, Maligne Canyon, where 10,000 years of erosion have created the deepest canyon in the Rockies. Start off with a short and easy walk, admiring the Maligne River and its many waterfalls. After that, it’s over to the disappearing Medicine Lake, followed by the fairy tale-like Maligne Lake.

The afternoon and evening in Jasper will be free time to enjoy the town at your leisure.

Day 5 - Sightseeing Tour from Jasper to Lake Louise including Columbia Icefields Excursion

Today you’re riding along the most beautiful highway in Canada—the Icefields Parkway. Highlights include stops at the powerful Athabasca Falls, the Columbia Icefield, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. Pose for your new profile picture at one of these breathtaking locations.

Arrive at the Athabasca Glacier and climb aboard the Ice Explorer—a specialized bus that travels directly on to the glacier. Relax and listen as your guide explains all about its natural wonders. You’ll be sleeping in style in your room at the picturesque Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for the next two nights

Day 6 - Free Day in Lake Louise

Choose how you want to spend the day! Options include canoeing, hiking a scenic mountain trail or hanging back, relaxing, and taking some pictures.

Your Canada Rail Vacations vacation planner can give recommendations and help you arrange whatever kind of activity you choose.

Day 7 - Lake Louise to Banff: Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour

Our 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 8 - 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 9 - Scenic Transfer from Banff to Calgary

Enjoy a brief, scenic transfer to Calgary, Alberta’s liveliest city. Famous for its yearly stampede, this is a city that prides itself on its western charm.

Spend the rest of the day strolling through Prince’s Island Park and along the Bow River, get a great view of the city from the Calgary Tower or check out one of the many trendy neighborhoods such as Kensington or Inglewood. Spend the night in your Calgary hotel room.

Day 10 - Calgary Departure

Your tour is completed once you check out from your Calgary hotel.

10 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
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Apr 15 - Apr 29:

$5054

+$671

+$1896

+$720

Apr 30 - May 27:

$6552

+$994

+$2661

+$880

May 28 - Jul 29:

$6940

+$1124

+$3009

+$880

Jul 30 - Sep 30:

$7020

+$1124

+$3009

+$910

Oct 1 - Oct 10:

$6182

+$994

+$2811

+$720

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$300

Included

N/A

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel Upgrade:

Included

Included

Included

N/A

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$300

Included

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