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Canadian Rockies Rail Journey

Explore the Rocky Mountains

7 daysFrom £2,295 per person

2020 Tour code: QCR20

About the tour

Explore the Rocky Mountains the most scenic and relaxing way possible, by train. Travelling in SilverLeaf class for 2 days aboard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer, you'll also enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver, the best of Yoho National Park and 4-Star hotel accommodation.


What’s included


Days 1-2 - Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and spend the rest of the day getting to know your new surroundings. Day 2 includes a guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver's North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge, connecting the main city to the North Shore municipalities, before also crossing the splendid Capilano suspension bridge and heading into the surrounding mountains for an adventurous walk through the treetops. Continue to Granville Island, Canada's answer to Ellis Island, and sample some of the regional flavours at the local market. Here you can enjoy a leisurely walk along the waterfront, perhaps visiting some of the boutique shops and galleries.

Vancouver Lions Gate Bridge
Day 3-4 - Rocky Mountaineer to Banff

Begin the first leg of your journey aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer today. Boarding the train in Vancouver to enjoy unsurpassable views of the most dramatic stretches of the line. Keep your eyes open for Canadian wildlife as the magnificent train leaves the Pacific Coast and travels along the Thompson and Fraser Canyons, past the Cascading Mountains and enters the desert-like environment of Canada's interior. Arrive in Kamloops to rest and re-fuel before you re-board. Re-board the train on Day 4, continuing through the Canadian Rockies on a route that takes in the scenery of the 'First Passage to the West'. Pass over the Continental Divide before disembarking in picturesque Banff.

Rocky mountaineer train
Day 5-7 - Yoho National Park, Lake Louise and Calgary

Experience the natural beauty of Yoho National Park, visiting the Spiral Tunnels, as well as Emerald Lake, known for its vivid colours, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Your tour ends by the idyllic waters of Lake Louise where you rest in a local hotel.

Day 6 takes you to Calgary by coach, the home of the world-renowned Stampede. Find time to squeeze in a visit to the wonderful Glenbow Museum, just steps from the Calgary Tower, before heading home on Day 7.

Lake Louise

Additional information

Return flights

Return flights to Vancouver and back from Calgary is not included in the from price per person as we know customers often want to travel from their nearest airport and may want to spend extra days either pre- or post holiday.

Please call us for flight details and prices.

Please note

This itinerary can be operated in reverse. Please call for further details.

Yoho National Park excursion will not operate before May 1st.

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.


Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver

Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver

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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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The Rimrock Resort, Banff

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Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise

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The Westin Calgary

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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff

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Fairmont Château Lake Louise, Lake Louise

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Fairmont Palliser Calgary, Calgary

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The Rocky Mountaineer

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Canadian Rockies Rail Journey

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