- Ride the Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies
Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest to Gold Rush
- VIP door to door
Ride the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver
Discover the stunning scenery of Banff and Jasper, where moose and elk roam freely and lakes reflect chiselled mountains and alpine forests.
Then, take the Rocky Mountaineer train between Jasper and Whistler - a less frequented but equally stunning route - and capture a piece of the mystical gold rush history.
On the last leg, between the gabled alpine village of Whistler and the urban gem of Vancouver, you’ll witness some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the natural world.
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 GoldLeaf Service (3 days)
- 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 during dinner in Jasper
- City tour of Vancouver
†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 Quesnel)
- Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer (Quesnel to Whistler)
- Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer (Whistler to Vancouver)
- Day 8 Vancouver
- Day 9 Vancouver
- Day 10 Vancouver to UK
- Day 11 UK
Banff Caribou Lodge
Hotel in Quesnel
Hotel in Whistler
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 Banff, set in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Day 2 Banff to Lake Louise
This morning we board our coach for a tour through the surrounding area of Banff and its lakes. We visit the most famous of Canada’s many lakes: Lake Louise.
There is time to take an optional gondola ride or relax at the historic Chateau Lake Louise, a luxury hotel dating back as far as 1911.
This evening you’re free to dine in one of the many restaurants in town.
Day 3 Columbia Icefield to Jasper
Today we head northwards through the Rockies to Jasper, with some fantastic scenery and possible wildlife sightings along the way.
We stop at the Columbia Icefield and take an included Ice Explorer ride on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier (subject to weather conditions). Your journey is led by an experienced driver/guide, who shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment. There is also the opportunity to step out onto the glacier and stand on this ancient ice.
We continue on to the charming town of Jasper.
Day 4 Jasper
This morning we board our coach for an unforgettable sightseeing journey that begins with the limestone gorge of Maligne Canyon and continues along the shore of Medicine Lake, rushing Maligne River and one of the most photographed spots in the world, the magnificent Maligne Lake.
This evening we enjoy an included dinner with an interpretative talk.
Day 5 Rocky Mountaineer (Jasper to Quesnel)
Our Rocky Mountaineer journey begins early this morning as we board the train for the Rainforest to Gold Rush route.
We’ll pass magnificent Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972 feet, and enter the Rocky Mountain Trench, where the Rocky Mountains rise steeply to the north and the Cariboo Mountains soar to the south.
We continue west through the forests of northern British Columbia and arrive into Quesnel this evening.
Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer (Quesnel to Whistler)
An early start this morning to continue our travels, enjoying some of the most breathtaking and varied scenery found anywhere in the world.
As we leave Quesnel, we travel through the vast rangelands of the Cariboo Plateau and the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, before passing the stunning lakeshores of Seton and Anderson Lakes.
Our destination today is the delightful mountain resort of Whistler.
Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer (Whistler to Vancouver)
You have the morning to explore Whistler.
This afternoon we travel to Vancouver on board Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains.
An afternoon snack is served during the trip.
Day 8 Vancouver
This morning you’ll get acquainted with Vancouver’s attractions, including Stanley Park, Gastown and Chinatown, during a morning sightseeing tour.
In the afternoon, maybe visit Granville Island with its colourful markets.
Day 9 Vancouver
A further day to explore Vancouver or take an optional trip to Vancouver Island by ferry and visit Butchart Gardens with its display of flowering trees and shrubs.
Day 10 Vancouver to UK
There is some free time today before we transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Day 11 UK
Upon arrival, your vehicle will meet you for the journey home.
Accommodation is locally rated and may change, but will always be of a similar standard.