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Experience the most spectacular train trip in the world on this luxury rail tour through British Columbia and the Alberta Rocky Mountains.  

Tours offer the option of a one way package from Vancouver to Jasper (tours also available in reverse) or a circle tour, beginning and ending in Vancouver. Tours can be as short as two days or as long as 12 days. Longer tours combine the train travel with motorcoach tours along the scenic Icefield Parkway as you travel between the famous Rocky Mountain towns of Banff and Jasper. These longer packages include sightseeing tours such as a snocoach tour onto the Athabasca Glacier, helicopter flightseeing tour, gondola ride and park tour into Yoho National Park.

There are lots of possible journeys, but no matter which trip you choose, your hosts guarantee you'll sit nose pressed to the window as your knowledgeable onboard attendant offers fascinating live storytelling as you travel through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. 



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TRIP TYPE

Train Tours

SEASON

late April to early October

DIFFICULTY

Easy

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE

100

GUIDE INFORMATION

On-board attendants provide commentary throughout the rail tour.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

There are three levels of service on the train to choose from:

Gold Leaf

The custom-designed, bi-level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach puts you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Take in the dazzling vistas upstairs, and enjoy delicious meals downstairs. From the attentive service provided by your Rocky Mountaineer Hosts, to the gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by our award-winning chefs. GoldLeaf Service is quite simply, as good as it gets.

Two level, glass domed coach with full-length windows

Panoramic view

Meals served in exclusive dining room

Gourmet hot meals

Complimentary beverages and snacks

Overnight accommodations in 4 star hotels

Silver Leaf

The custom-designed, single-level, glass-domed SilverLeaf coach puts you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Relax and take in the dazzling vistas, and enjoy delicious meals at your seat.

Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows

Breakfast and lunch served at your seat (choice of entrees)

Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks

Overnight accommodation in 3 star hotels

Red Leaf

Settle back in your roomy, reclining seat and enjoy the commentary and service provided by your Rocky Mountaineer Host. Delicious chilled breakfasts and luncheon selections are served at your seat, so you will not miss a moment of the spectacular scenery through the large picture windows. Enjoy the thrill of the Canadian Rockies in classic style with RedLeaf Service.

Large picture windows

Roomy, reclining seats

Chilled breakfast and lunch served at your seat

Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks

Overnight accommodation in 3 star hotels


TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate in Vancouver, BC and end in Jasper or Calgary, Alberta. Tours are reversible.

Circle tours begin and end in Vancouver.


WEATHER

Summer temperatures range from 10-25 degrees Celsius.  Evenings in the mountains can be cool.


REGION

Northern Rocky Mountains
Detailed Region Info
The Northern Rocky Mountain region is a jewel of the Rocky Mountain range. The town of Jasper in Jasper National Park is the hub of the area and offers a wide variety of adventure activities, shops, restaurants and accommodations. Sometimes over shadowed by nearby Banff National Park, Jasper offers all the beautiful scenery of the Rockies but with smaller crowds and a more intimate setting.

Activities in the northern Rocky Mountains include fishing, white water rafting, horseback riding, wildlife watching, hiking and some of the best skiing anywhere in the world.

Jasper National Park, Mount Robson Provincial Park and the Willmore Wilderness Provincial Park combine to make up a wilderness area like no other. The mountain town of Grande Cache in Alberta is the gateway to Willmore and is well known for its annual adventure race and being home to some of the best white water rafting in Alberta. The town of Valemount in British Columbia has year round adventures, with the winter being especially busy with alpine snowmobilers. You can stay at luxurious mountain resorts, hotels, guest ranches or camp out under the stars. A scenic train ride from Vancouver to Jasper is not to be missed. Whatever you choose to do, the Northern Rocky Mountains will meet all your adventure expectations.

PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Two days on the train (4 days on the circle tours), use of the train facilities, rail station transfers, luggage delivery, national park passes.

On the tours longer than 2 days sightseeing tours such as snocoach ride, gondola ride, helicopter flightseeing and park tours by motorcoach are included.


SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Warm jacket, walking shoes, dinner clothes, rain gear.


SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, daypack, sunglasses.


ACCOMMODATIONS

The two day package includes one hotel night in Kamloops. Hotel nights in Vancouver and Jasper can be added to the package.

Longer tours include all hotel nights along the route.

Hotels will range from 3 star to 4 star depending on the tour package/service level you choose.


MEALS & DINING

Breakfast and lunch are served on the train daily.

On Red Leaf and Silver Leaf service the meals are served at your seat.

On the Gold Leaf Service they are served in a separate dining car.


2 day tour, available late April - early October
VIEW ITINERARY $1259.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Jasper. Red Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.
$1679.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Jasper. Silver Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.
$2099.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Jasper. Gold Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.


8 day tour, available late April - late September
VIEW ITINERARY $3279.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Jasper (train) and Jasper to Calgary (motorcoach). Red Leaf Service. High season. Based on double occupancy.
$3599.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Jasper (train) and Jasper to Calgary (motorcoach). Silver Leaf Service. High season. Based on double occupancy.
$4949.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Jasper (train) and Jasper to Calgary (motorcoach). Gold Leaf Service. High season. Based on double occupancy.


9 day tour, available late April - mid September
VIEW ITINERARY $4259.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Vancouver circle tour. Red Leaf Service. High season. Based on double occupancy.
$5099.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Vancouver circle tour. Silver Leaf Service. High season. Based on double occupancy.
$6799.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Vancouver circle tour. Gold Leaf Service. High season. Based on double occupancy.


PAYMENT INFORMATION

Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A $250.00 deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

61 or more days prior to departure, 50% of deposit refundable. 45-60 days prior to departure, 50% of package price non-refundable. 0 to 45 days prior to departure, 100% of package price non-refundable.

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Day 1

Vancouver To Kamloops
Travel onboard the train from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast and lunch served on the train.


Day 2

Kamloops To Jasper
Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Jasper this evening. Breakfast and lunch served on the train.

This itinerary is available in reverse from Jasper to Vancouver.


Day 1

Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.


Day 2

Vancouver To Kamloops
Travel onboard the train from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast and dinner served on the train.


Day 3

Kamloops To Jasper
Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight in Jasper. Breakfast and dinner served on the train.

 


Day 4

Jasper
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada's largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.


Day 5

Jasper To Lake Louise
Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise.


Day 6

Lake Louise To Banff
A tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Banff. Overnight in Banff.


Day 7

Banff To Calgary
Enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.


Day 8

Calgary
Your vacation ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel.

This itinerary is also available in reverse from Calgary to Jasper to Vancouver.


Day 1

Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.


Day 2

Vancouver To Kamloops
Travel onboard the train from Vancouver to Kamloops. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast and dinner served on the train.


Day 3

Kamloops To Jasper
Your adventure continues north and east to the Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight in Jasper. Breakfast and dinner served on the train.


Day 4

Jasper To Lake Louise
Travel along one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield where you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

 


Day 5

Lake Louise To Banff
After lunch on your own, take a half-day tour into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.


Day 6

Banff
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff. Highlights include visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour. The rest of the day is yours to explore Banff. Overnight in Banff.


Day 7

Banff To Kamloops
Travel onboard the train from Banff to Kamloops. Highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast and dinner served on the train.


Day 8

Kamloops To Vancouver
Your rail adventure continues west towards Vancouver. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast and lunch served on the train.


Day 9

Vancouver
Your vacation ends with checkout from your Vancouver hotel.




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