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Canadian Rockies by Rail

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8 days From £2,845 per person

Take in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on a journey through majestic scenery.

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2024 Tour code: CRI24

About the tour

Take a breathtaking journey through the Canadian Rockies aboard VIA Rail's Canadian train, from Vancouver to the mountain town of Banff. Your journey takes you through stunning scenery, and on arrival in Jasper you can ride the Jasper Skytrain up to Whistler's Mountain for more inspiring views. You'll visit magical Lake Louise and you'll have the chance to take a dip in the natural hot springs at Banff.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Explore Vancouver.
VIA Rail The Canadian
VIA Rail The Canadian
Ride VIA Rail’s Canadian train through The Rockies.
Take a Vintage inspired drop-top car ride through Banff.
Athabasca Glacier
Athabasca Glacier
Visit the Athabasca Glacier.

What’s included

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Outbound Travel

Getting to Vancouver

Your epic journey begins today with your overnight flight from London to Vancouver.

Vancouver and VIA Rail

Day 2 - Vancouver and VIA Rail

Vancouver and VIA Rail

Enjoy a free morning exploring Vancouver. Staying in the heart of the city, you're centrally located to many of Vancouver's attractions, shops, and restaurants. Spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. You have the option to add a multisensory experience with the Flyover Canada Admission. This afternoon make your way from your hotel to Vancouver's Pacific Central Station in the afternoon to join VIA Rail's Canadian train. Once onboard you can get comfortable in your sleeper Plus accommodation. Cabins are comfortable, and you can reserve a private cabin if you wish.

In the dining car you can enjoy something special from the three course menu, plus there's a selection of local wines and beers available. Dietary requirements are accommodated, and you can order special meals ahead of travelling. Dinner is served onboard, after which you can get comfortable for your first night on the train.

Rocky Mountains

Day 3 - The Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains

Breakfast is served onboard this morning as you awake to stunning views of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy panoramic views from the observation dome of the Skyline Car, or relax in one of the salons of the Park Car and watch the scenery drift by. When you arrive in Jasper transfer to your hotel. You can relax in your hotel or head out to explore the town at your own pace.

Or, add an optional excursion this afternoon and enjoy admission to the Jasper Skytrain and Shuttle. This breathtaking aerial tram ride takes you up to the top of Whistlers Mountain. The fully narrated ride takes just seven minutes to reach the top, where the views are just stunning. Enjoy a meal at the top of the mountain and walk the trails.

Jasper to Lake Louise

Day 4 – Jasper to Lake Louise

Jasper to Lake Louise

You'll travel by coach from Jasper to Lake Louise today, enjoying some incredible scenery as you journey. When you've travelled along the Icefield Parkway you'll make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, where you'll travel by Ice Explorer onto the majestic Athabasca Glacier. Then you'll return to the coach to make the journey to Lake Louise. When you arrive at Lake Louise the landscape is breathtaking and you'll have time to take some photos before you transfer to your hotel for the night.

Lake Louise to Banff

Day 5 – Lake Louise to Banff

Lake Louise to Banff

This morning you'll take a scenic transfer to the town of Banff, where you can explore the town at your own pace. Have a wander and check out the local shops, stop for a coffee and watch the local life go by, and try some of the regional dishes in one of the restaurants. You'll then have the option to visit the Banff hot springs, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to try these local natural springs. Relax in the hot springs with views of the magical mountain range. Or, you can choose to take an atmospheric evening safari ride.


Day 6 – Discovering Banff


This morning you'll take a guided tour of Banff, taking a ride in a vintage inspired drop-top vehicle through the pretty mountain town. You'll pass Surprise Corner, Tunnel Mountain, and Mount Norquay Viewpoint, on this 90-minute tour. Please note that touring before late May is not open-top and varies in it's itinerary.

This afternoon you can choose to visit the Banff upper hot Springs for an optional dip in the natural waters, or book an evening wildlife safari ride.

Inbound Travel

Days 7-8 – Calgary to the UK

Your incredible adventure comes to an end today when you're transferred to Calgary airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

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Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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