Vancouver to Calgary

All of the essential locations you need to see in the Canadian Rockies: mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, from Vancouver on the West Coast to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The climax of this six-day tour is a night at the exquisite Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise after a day tour of Yoho and Banff National Parks.

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.

Pre Tour Starting September 11, 2023

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Travel Summary

  • Sep 11: Vancouver Arrival - overnight in Vancouver
  • Sep 12: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Kamloops - overnight in Kamloops
  • Sep 13: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Lake Louise - overnight in Lake Louise
  • Sep 14: Lake Louise to Banff Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour - overnight in Banff
  • Sep 15: Banff Sightseeing Tour including Gondola - overnight in Banff
  • Sep 16: Banff to Calgary Morning Transfer

Daily Itinerary

September 11 - Vancouver Arrival

Arrive in Vancouver, known for its cultural and linguistic diversity. This city is very lively and home to a bustling arts scene so you will find that there is no shortage of things to do and places to explore. Use your “Hop On Hop Off” bus pass to see the city at your leisure. Popular sites include: the urban jungle of Stanley Park, Canada’s largest Chinatown and the Robson Street Shopping District. Spend tonight in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

September 12 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Kamloops

Climb aboard the Rocky Mountaineer and raise your glass as the train heads northeast out of Vancouver. Your journey across Canada has officially begun! Travel alongside the mighty waters of the salmon-rich Fraser River and pass the powerful rapids of Hell’s Gate.

Towards the end of today you’ll approach the drier grasslands of Kamloops, where you will be spending the night in your hotel room.

September 13 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Lake Louise

As you travel east towards the province of Alberta, you are greeted by the Canadian Rockies. Rocky lakeshores, snow-capped mountain peaks and crisp glacial streams accompany you as you dine on locally-sourced, gourmet meals.

You’ll arrive at Lake Louise in the late afternoon, sometimes referred to as the “Jewel of the Rockies” and spend the night at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

September 14 - Lake Louise to Banff Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour

Your 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.

September 15 - 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.

September 16 - Morning Transfer from Banff to Calgary

Enjoy a two hours scenic transfer to Calgary, Alberta’s liveliest city. Famous for its yearly stampede, this is a city that prides itself on its western charm. We’d like to thank you for travelling with Canada Rail Vacations and look forward to hosting you again in the future. We’ll drop you off at your downtown Calgary hotel the day prior to the start of the 2023 World Petroleum Congress.

What's Included

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard train
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver
  • Yoho National Park Tour and Transfer to Banff
  • Banff Tour including Banff Gondola
  • Transfer from Banff to Calgary Airport or downtown
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops & Banff
  • Gratuities for rail staff
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Transportation from Vancouver airport
  • Meals, other than aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Gratuities for hotel and transfer staff
  • Canadian sales tax of 5%

2023 Pricing - Canadian Dollars


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  • Upgrade from Silverleaf to GoldLeaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $749.
  • Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
  • Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
  • Upgrade to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers available – please contact us for details.