- The Canadian Rockies boast some of Canada’s most majestic scenery
Rocky Mountain Railtour
- VIP door to door
The best of Western Canada
A snapshot of the best of Western Canada, this Canadian Rockies rail tour embraces the wild majesty of the mountains.
You’ll rumble through the best of the region’s scenery aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train, part of the country’s grand rail travel tradition.
As you go, take in panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains, dramatic ice fields, thunderous waterfalls and glacial lakes. This amazing two-day experience is bookended by stays in mountain towns (Banff and Jasper) and attractive cities (Vancouver and Victoria).
9 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
5 meals: 2 breakfasts (days 5-6) 2 lunches (days 5-6) 1 dinner (day 4)
- Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service (2 days). To upgrade to GoldLeaf Service please contact us
- International flights†
- Travel in destination by coach
Excursions and visits
- Tours of Banff surrounds (with Lake Louise); and Jasper National Park
- Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
- Interpretative talk in Jasper
- Vancouver city tour
- Butchart Gardens
†Prices are based on return flights with Air Canada from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
- Day 1 UK to Calgary to Banff
- Day 2 Banff to Lake Louise
- Day 3 Columbia Icefield to Jasper
- Day 4 Jasper
- Day 5 Rocky Mountaineer (Jasper to Kamloops)
- Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops to Vancouver)
- Day 7 Vancouver
- Day 8 Vancouver to Victoria
- Day 9 Victoria
- Day 10 Victoria to Vancouver to UK
- Day 11 UK
Banff Caribou Lodge
Hotel in Kamloops
Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront
Day 1 UK to Calgary to Banff
Our VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Calgary. On arrival, we’ll transfer to the mountain town of Banff.
You stay at Banff Caribou Lodge (3.5*), Ptarmigan Inn (3.5*) or Rundlestone Lodge (3.5*).
Day 2 Banff to Lake Louise
Today we tour the surrounds of Banff and visit famous Lake Louise.
Take a stroll by the lakeside and visit the Chateau, a luxury hotel with cafés and bars to enjoy.
This is Canada’s best-known lake, renowned for its beautiful setting and magical view of the Victoria Glacier.
Day 3 Columbia Icefield to Jasper
As we journey to Jasper National Park, the stunningly scenic Icefields Parkway takes in over 140 miles of jagged mountain peaks, high forested valleys, emerald lakes and mountain-fed waterfalls.
The halfway point is the spectacular Columbia Icefield, one of the biggest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Here, we take an Ice Explorer ride on to the surface of Athabasca Glacier (weather dependent). An experienced driver-guide will lead us and teach us about glaciers and icefields and their importance on our environment. You’ll even have the opportunity to safely step out onto the glacier and stand on the ancient ice.
Turning west, we enter Jasper National Park - 4,200 square miles of alpine forests, natural hot springs, white-water rivers, tranquil valleys and jagged snow-capped mountains - and continue to the centre of Jasper town.
Day 4 Jasper
Today we enjoy an unforgettable journey to Maligne Canyon and then to one of the most photographed spots in the world, the breathtaking Maligne Lake.
There may be the opportunity for an optional cruise to Spirit Island (weather dependent). This evening we enjoy dinner with an interpretative talk.
Day 5 Rocky Mountaineer (Jasper to Kamloops)
Today we make the first half of perhaps one of the most unforgettable journeys of your life on the Rocky Mountain railroad. Take your seat aboard the famed Rocky Mountaineer and you’ll carve through the Canadian Rockies (glass of wine in hand).
Gaze up at snow-capped mountains and watch the region’s finest scenery pass you by from panoramic domed windows. We stop in historic Kamloops for the night; the gateway to the Interior of British Columbia.
Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops to Vancouver)
Our second day aboard Rocky Mountaineer and another exciting journey of stunning vistas awaits us.
You’ll see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley.
This afternoon, we’ll arrive in Vancouver. You stay at Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront (4*), Coast Coal Harbour (4*) or Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (4*).
Day 7 Vancouver
This morning we’ve arranged a short orientation tour of Vancouver. After this you’re free to explore at leisure.
In quaint Gastown you’ll find many interesting shops, cafés and restaurants. Chinatown is well worth a visit to experience the bustle of this exciting area of the city.
Day 8 Vancouver to Victoria
This morning we drive to Tsawwassen to take the ferry through the glorious Gulf Islands region to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island.
We continue to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, reclaimed from a limestone quarry in 1904 and now a riot of colour and fragrance covering more than 30 acres. These beautiful gardens have long been one of Vancouver Island’s premier attractions and include rose, Japanese and Italian gardens.
Later this afternoon we continue to Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia.
Day 9 Victoria
Today is free for you to explore Victoria and its many attractions, shops and perhaps some of its colonial heritage.
The evening offers a chance to sample the range of fine restaurants around the harbour.
Day 10 Victoria to Vancouver to UK
This morning we leave Victoria behind and drive to Swartz Bay, where we take the return ferry crossing to Tsawwassen.
There may be some time in Vancouver before transferring to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Day 11 UK
Upon arrival, your vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Accommodation is locally rated and may change, but will always be of a similar standard.