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Scenic train tours between Vancouver and Banff and Lake Louise


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 Calgary, Lake Louise or Banff or in reverse. 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 DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
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.

RESTRICTIONS
Not Applicable
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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

 

TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate in Vancouver, BC and end in Banff, Lake Louise or Calgary, Alberta. Tours are reversible.

 

WEATHER

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

REGION
Southern Rocky Mountains
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, Banff, Lake Louise or Calgary 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

MEALS & DINING

Breakfast and lunch are served on the train daily.

On 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
$1899.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Banff. Silver Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.

$2599.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Banff. Gold Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.
2 day tour, available late April - early October
$1899.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Lake Louise. Silver Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.

$2599.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Lake Louise. Gold Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.
5 day tour, available late April - early October
$3199.00 / per person - CAD
Silver Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.

$3999.00 / per person - CAD
Gold Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.
7 day tour, available late April - late September
$3799.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Calgary. Silver Leaf Service. High season. Based on double occupancy.

$4899.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Calgary. 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.

2 day tour, available late April - early October

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 on the train.

Day 2

Kamloops To Banff
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends on arrival in the resort town of Banff. Breakfast and lunch on the train.

This itinerary also available in reverse from Banff to Vancouver.

2 day tour, available late April - early October

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 on the train.

Day 2

Kamloops To Calgary
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your journey ends upon arrival in Calgary. Breakfast and lunch served on the train.

This itinerary also available in reverse from Calgary to Vancouver.

5 day tour, available late April - early October

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 lunch served on the train.

Day 3

Kamloops To Banff
Your journey continues eastwards to the Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, and the Spiral Tunnels. Overnight in Banff. Breakfast and lunch served on the train.

Day 4

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

Day 5

Calgary
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

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

7 day tour, available late April - late September

Day 1

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

Day 2

Vancouver
Enjoy a six-hour tour of Vancouver's spectacular North Shore. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3

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 4

Kamloops To Banff
Your journey continues eastwards to the Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, and the Spiral Tunnels. Overnight in Banff. Breakfast and lunch served on the train.

Day 5

Banff To Lake Louise
A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its wonders. Highlights include the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Upon arrival in Lake Louise, the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 6

Lake Louise To Calgary
Enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary, starting with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Highlights include tseeing tour include Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is also included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 7

Calgary
Your vacation ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel.

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