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

from Calgary to Vancouver

This 10-day tour provides you with a total of six nights in the Canadian Rockies with stays in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. 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 peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver 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 - Westbound

Starting on Sundays and Thursdays

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

2025 Start Dates - Westbound

Starting on Sundays and Thursdays

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

Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Calgary - overnight in Calgary
  • Day 2: Scenic Transfer from Calgary to Banff - overnight in Banff
  • Day 3: Banff Sightseeing Tour including Gondola - overnight in Banff
  • Day 4: Banff to Lake Louise: Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour - overnight in Lake Louise
  • Day 5: Free Day in Lake Louise - overnight in Lake Louise
  • Day 6: Sightseeing Tour from Lake Louise to Jasper including Columbia Icefields Excursion - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 7: Jasper Sightseeing Tour - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 8: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Jasper to Kamloops - overnight in Kamloops
  • Day 9: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Vancouver - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 10: Vancouver 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 Vancouver tour 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 to 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 - Arrival in Calgary

After arriving at the Calgary International Airport and checking into your downtown hotel you will have the rest of the day to explore! Combining western charm with urban amenities, Calgary is home to many unique spots.

Spend 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 2 - Scenic Transfer from Calgary to Banff

Explore Calgary in the morning before boarding a bus on route to Banff. This will be a quick and scenic trip and the rest of the day is yours to explore Banff. 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 3 - 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 4 - Banff to Lake Louise: Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour

Your bus leaves in the morning and offers you a guided tour of the area between Banff and Lake Louise. Cross the Continental Divide, and pass through Yoho National Park offering scenic 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 at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This world famous lake is known as the Jewel of the Canadian Rockies and is one of the most photographed locations in the world.

Day 5 - 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 vacation planner can give recommendations and help you arrange whatever kind of activity you choose.

Day 6 - Sightseeing Tour from Lake Louise to Jasper including Columbia Icefields Excursion

Today you’re riding along the most beautiful highway in Canada—the Icefields Parkway. Highlights include stops at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, The Columbia Icefield and the powerful Athabasca Falls.

While at the Athabasca Glacier, climb aboard the Ice Explorer—a specialized bus that travels directly on to the glacier. Listen as your guide explains all about its natural wonders. This is the day to pose for your new profile picture. Spend the next two nights in your Jasper hotel room.

Day 7 - 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 8 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Jasper to Kamloops

Raise your glass to your first day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer! Mount Robson—the highest mountain in the region—will greet you as you begin your train journey.

Dine on locally-sourced meals and enjoy complimentary drinks as you head west through the Canadian Rockies with snow-covered peaks and mountain streams keeping you company along the way. You’ll eventually begin your descent out of the mountains to spend the night in your Kamloops hotel room.

Day 9 - 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 evening. Overnight in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

Day 10 - Vancouver 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 a complimentary Vancouver City Tour through Canada Rail Vacations!

Your tour ends once you’ve checked out of your hotel. Thank you for traveling with us!

10 Day Tour Pricing 2024 & 2025

2024 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

Date Range

Popular Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service

Superior Hotel
Upgrade

Deluxe Hotel
Upgrade

GoldLeaf Train Service
Upgrade

Apr 11 - Apr 21:

$5054

+$671

+$1896

+$720

Apr 22 - May 19:

$6552

+$994

+$2661

+$880

May 20 - Jul 21:

$6940

+$1124

+$3009

+$880

Jul 22 - Sep 22:

$7020

+$1124

+$3009

+$910

Sep 26 - Oct 6:

$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

Starting on Sundays and Thursdays

Tour Start Dates From: Base Price Superior
Hotel Upgrade
Deluxe
Hotel Upgrade
GoldLeaf Train Service Upgrade
Apr 10 to Apr 20 $5783 +$724 +$1997 +$820
Apr 24 to May 25 $7421 +$1060 +$2839 +$940
May 29 to Jul 24 $7823 +$1201 +$3219 +$940
Jul 27 to Sep 28 $7992 +$1201 +$3219 +$1000
Oct 2 to Oct 5 $7421 +$1060 +$2989 +$940
  • Base prices include Popular Hotels (3 stars) and SilverLeaf Train Service
  • Upgrade to Fairmont Hotels for an additional $750 per person in the Superior Category
  • Upgrades to Premium hotel rooms (5 stars) and Private Tours/Transfers are also available by request. Please request a quote for these rates.
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.

Approximate Exchange Rates:

$1.00 CAD =

$0.73 USD

€0.68 EUR

£0.58 GBP

$1.09 AUD