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Scenic train tours between Vancouver and Jasper, Alberta


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 or in reverse from Jasper to 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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$1741.00 CAD
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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 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

 

TRANSPORTATION

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

 

WEATHER

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

REGION
Northern 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 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

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
$1741.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Jasper. Silver Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.

$2356.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Jasper. Gold Leaf Service. Based on double occupancy.
8 day tour, available late April - late September
$3799.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Jasper (train) and Jasper to Calgary (motorcoach). Silver Leaf Service. High season. Based on double occupancy.

$5349.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Jasper (train) and Jasper to Calgary (motorcoach). 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 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.

8 day tour, available late April - late September

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.