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For over half a century, Great Rail Journeys has been at the forefront of rail travel. Our escorted tours through the Canadian Rockies are crafted from decades of experience, blending breathtaking scenery, cultural immersion, and unparalleled rail expertise. Join us for a journey that's as remarkable as the destination itself.

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Canada Coast to Coast rail holiday
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The Canadian
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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer train tour
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Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
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Fairmont Banff Springs
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Canada, Niagara Falls and the Rocky Mountains
17 Oct 2023
harpy
5 stars
“Amazing journey covering beautiful Canada - remarkable experience!
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The Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska Cruise
08 Oct 2023
PETER RICHARDS
5 stars
“We had a great time. Everything went smoothly and efficiently meeting all our expectations.
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Highlights of Canada and the Rocky Mountains in Winter
17 Mar 2023
J Ratcliffe
5 stars
“A really well-constructed, well-paced tour, offering fabulous scenery. We were lucky to have cold but sunny weather. The holiday is very fairly priced, but I would be prepared to pay more in order to have a few more meals included.
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Wonders of Canada and The Rocky Mountaineer
12 Oct 2023
Theresa Head
4 stars
“Amazing trip saw so much. Rather too much hanging around at station for the Canadian to arrive. Alice our tour manager was excellent, couldn’t have been more helpful. Theresa
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Canada Coast to Coast
10 Oct 2023
Catreeney
4 stars
“A once in a lifetime experience for me. I loved the concept and the reality of the size and history of the country. It was marred a bit by feeling that another couple of days were necessary to slow down the hectic pace- caused by transport delays on the whole. (I do realise that's out of your control but it could be compensated for), It just felt rushed, especially towards the eastern end in Quebec and then Halifax, where train delays ate into what would have been 'free' evenings. But it was still a great trip.
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Where does the rocky mountaineer train go?

The Rocky Mountaineer offers a unique train journey connecting the beautiful regions of British Columbia and Alberta. This exceptional rail experience includes stops at some of the most iconic destinations in Canada, such as Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, and Kamloops. Operating from mid-April until mid-October, the Rocky Mountaineer is a daylight-only train. This schedule is thoughtfully planned to ensure that passengers enjoy the most breathtaking views and have ample opportunities to capture memorable photographs of the stunning landscapes. The journey is designed with your comfort in mind. To enhance your experience, there is an overnight break approximately mid-way through the trip. During this time, guests are accommodated in a comfortable hotel, ensuring a restful night's sleep. While on board, you can indulge in chef-prepared meals that showcase the culinary diversity of the region. To complement your dining experience, we serve a selection of fine local British Columbia wines and gourmet snacks. This combination of luxurious travel, exceptional dining, and the natural beauty of Western Canada makes for an unforgettable journey on the Rocky Mountaineer.

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How long is the rocky mountaineer train journey?

The Rocky Mountaineer offers an extraordinary journey through some of Canada's most stunning landscapes. Guests can expect to travel approximately 450 kilometers (about 280 miles) each day on Canadian routes, all in the comfort of daylight. Here's a breakdown of the distances covered on various segments of the journey:

  • Vancouver to Kamloops: 460 km (285 miles)
  • Kamloops to Jasper: 441 km (274 miles)
  • Kamloops to Lake Louise: 441 km (274 miles)
  • Kamloops to Banff: 497 km (309 miles)
  • Vancouver to Whistler: 119 km (74 miles)
  • Whistler to Quesnel: 500 km (311 miles)
  • Quesnel to Jasper: 534 km (332 miles) -

On American routes, the train covers about 300 kilometers (185 miles) each day, ensuring guests enjoy a scenic and relaxing journey in daylight. The distances on these routes are as follows:

  • Denver to Glenwood Springs: 282 km (175 miles)
  • Glenwood Springs to Moab: 312 km (194 miles)
  • Spend two or more full days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of these scenic routes.

How long is the train journey to Banff?

The length of the train ride to Banff on the Rocky Mountaineer depends on the route you choose. Generally, the journey to Banff is broken into two days of travel to maximize the daylight viewing experience.

Here's an overview:

  • Vancouver to Kamloops: The first leg of the journey from Vancouver to Kamloops covers approximately 460 km (285 miles). This segment is completed in one day. -
  • Kamloops to Banff: The second leg from Kamloops to Banff is about 497 km (309 miles). This portion of the trip is also completed in one day.

So, in total, the train ride from Vancouver to Banff on the Rocky Mountaineer takes two days, with an overnight stay in Kamloops. This schedule allows passengers to enjoy the scenic views during daylight hours and relax in comfortable accommodations at night.

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