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Canadian Rockies Rail Journey


Explore the Rocky Mountains

7 days From £3,195 per person
This is an independent non-escorted holiday

2021 Tour code: QCR21

About the tour

Explore the snow-drizzled peaks, thick evergreen forests, and emerald lakes of the Canadian Rockies, journeying on the Rocky Mountaineer. Travel past glaciers and the dramatic terrains of the Fraser Canyons, catch a glimpse of native wildlife at Yoho National Park, and discover the sights of Vancouver on a guided tour.


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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

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.


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The Rimrock Resort, Banff

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Fairmont Palliser Calgary, Calgary

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Fairmont Château Lake Louise, Lake Louise

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Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise

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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver

Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver

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Canadian Rockies Rail Journey

Explore the Rocky Mountains


James Starkie
Laura Strawinski
James Eaton