Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver to Banff

Before you go:

Your Canada Rail Vacation is about to begin. We understand that you may have a few questions, so we wanted to share a link to our Preparing to Go section of our website to help answer some of the questions you may have prior to your departure and make your journey as seamless as possible.

Preparing To Go

Whats Included:

  • Transfer from your Vancouver hotel to Vancouver station (unless otherwise specified)
  • Kamloops Hotel (hotel assigned while onboard the train Day 1)
  • Transfers between the Kamloops hotel and Kamloops train station
  • Transfer from the Lake Louise or Banff station to your Lake Louise or Banff hotel (unless otherwise specified)
  • Meals while onboard – Breakfast and lunch
  • Drinks while onboard (alcoholic and non alcoholic)

On this historic Canadian Pacific Railway route to Banff National Park, you will see the very best of Canada’s landscapes: mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

Daily Itinerary & Instructions:

Day 1 - Coach Transfer from Vancouver Hotel to Rocky Mountaineer Station:

Please make your way to your Pick-Up Location with your luggage 5 minutes before your Pick-Up Time.
Please ensure your luggage is clearly labeled with your name and contact information.
A Rocky Mountaineer representative will greet you at the designated location within the hotel. If you have not yet checked-in for your train journey online you may do so at this time.  A boarding pass and information on your Kamloops accommodation will be provided during check-in. Rocky Mountaineer luggage tags will be provided prior to boarding your motorcoach transfer.
Check-in must be completed at least 5 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up window.

Pick-up instructions:

Meet your Rocky Mountaineer representative in the Hotel Lobby 5 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time noted below. Your transfer will depart within 25 minutes of this time.

Vancouver Hotel Pick Up Times:

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel: tbd
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: tbd
Pan Pacific Vancouver: tbd
Sutton Place Hotel: tbd
Sheraton Wall Centre: 06:55 AM
Georgian Court Hotel: tbd
Hampton Inn & Suites: tbd

Day 1 - Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia’s interior.

Luggage:
Your checked luggage will travel separately from the train and will be waiting for you at your Kamloops accommodation. Please note there is no overhead or under seat storage, and your carry-on bag must fit at your feet.

Meals onboard the train: You will be served a gourmet breakfast and lunch onboard the train. You will also receive complimentary snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the rail journey.
Our expected arrival time in Kamloops will be between 18:00 PM and 19:30 PM.

Upon arrival at the Kamloops train siding, you will be transferred by motorcoach to your overnight accommodation. Upon check-in for your train departure this morning, you will have received a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.

Train Departure Time from Vancouver: 08:00 AM

Day 2 - Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops to Lake Louise/Banff:

The pick-up time for this morning’s motorcoach transfer from your Kamloops hotel to the train station is posted in the lobby of your hotel the evening prior. Please be ready in the lobby with your luggage 5 minutes prior to the posted time.

Spend another day travelling onboard Rocky Mountaineer to the majestic Canadian Rockies and complete the train portion of your journey in the location noted on your itinerary – Lake Louise or Banff.

Luggage: Your checked luggage will travel separately from the train. Your luggage will already be loaded onto your motorcoach upon arrival in your destination of Lake Louise or Banff. You will be transferred with your luggage to the Drop-Off Location noted in your itinerary. Please remember to collect your luggage when you arrive at your Drop-Off Location.
Should your assigned Drop-Off Location be different than your overnight accommodation, please ensure you are able to bring your luggage with you as it may be a short walk or an additional taxi to your hotel.
Meals onboard the train: You will be served a gourmet breakfast and lunch onboard the train. You will also receive complimentary snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the rail journey. 

Our expected arrival time for those stopping in Lake Louise will be between 19:00 PM and 20:30 PM. Our expected arrival time for those continuing on to Banff will be between 20:00 PM and 21:30 PM.

 

Train Departure Time from Kamloops: 06:45 AM

Available drop off Locations in Lake Louise:

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Deer Lodge
Lake Louise Inn
Mountaineer Lodge
Paradise Bungalows
Post Hotel & Spa

Available drop off Locations in Banff:
Banff Caribou Lodge
Elk + Avenue Hotel
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Moose Hotel & Suites
Rimrock Resort Hotel