Mountain Rails of Canada
Explore the two neighbouring provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and enjoy the lively sights of Calgary, Banff, Jasper, two incredible National Parks, the interior of British Columbia as well as the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. The Rocky Mountaineer train will bring you through a dramatically-changing countryside while travelling through valleys, canyons and mountain passes. See lush forests, marvel at pristine lakes, and take in the sight of the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains! In both Vancouver and the Rockies, local sightseeing tours are included to enhance the experience. The Mountain Rails progamme operates westbound from Calgary or eastbound from Vancouver.
- Banff & Jasper National Parks
- Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver
Calgary - Banff National Park
Arrive at Calgary’s International airport and board your transfer to the idyllic parkland town of Banff. Check into your hotel and take the rest of the day to explore the many unique shoppes, eateries and attractions around town. Overnight in Banff.
Banff National Park
The full day is at leisure to discover what one of Canada’s most famous mountain resort towns has to offer. Perhaps arrange a wildlife tour to view one of the many unique large animals in their natural environments, or consider a guided hike along the myriad of trails that depart either from the town, or from the nearby trailheads along the highway. Overnight in Banff.
Banff - Columbia Icefield Parkway - Jasper National Park
Depart on your full-day sightseeing transfer to Jasper including a stop at the incredible Columbia Icefield along the famous Icefields Parkway. The huge Columbia Glacier covers nearly 325-km2 and dominates the surrounding landscape. An Ice Explorer ride will take you onto the ancient Athabasca Glacier and is followed up by a walk on the Glacier SkyWalk – a glass-floored platform extending 30m out over the Sunwapta Canyon. Continue on to arrive in Jasper late in the afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.
Jasper National Park
Take the day to create your own adventure in Jasper! Perhaps you may wish to arrange for a thrilling rafting trip down the Athabasca River, or climb aboard a motorcycle sidecar for a different touring experience along the park’s scenic roads. Overnight in Jasper.
Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper National Park - Kamloops
Today, board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a spectacular rail excursion from Jasper to Kamloops. This unique daylight service allows you to view some of the most spectacular sights in Western Canada. The route departs the Rocky Mountains through the Kicking Horse Pass. By late afternoon, you are in the arid ranch land of interior British Columbia, where you disembark for the night. Upon arrival in Kamloops, the evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Kamloops.
Rocky Moutaineer from Kamloops - Vancouver
You will set out on the last leg of your spectacular rail experience today. The Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the “cowboy country” ranch lands and along the rushing torrents of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. You are now truly in pioneer territory and en route you can listen to the history and legends of the West while enjoying all the comforts of your luxury train. The last stretch takes you through lush farmlands and past historic towns to Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
Vancouver - Victoria - Vancouver
This full-day trip to Victoria begins with a cruise through the scenic Gulf Islands and includes a visit to the acclaimed Butchart Gardens. Afterwards continue to Victoria for a city sightseeing tour that encompasses Victoria’s stately homes and gardens as well as historic landmarks. You will see the University of Victoria and Beacon Hill Park and pass the Royal British Columbia Museum, Thunderbird Park, the Parliament Buildings and the exclusive homes of the Uplands and Oak Bay. You will return to Vancouver in the early evening. Overnight in Vancouver.
Vancouver & Home
Today your Canadian experience comes to an end as you independently transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your flight home.
- All Rocky Mountaineer transportation
- Standard accommodation throughout
- 4 meals (2 lunches, 2 dinners)
- International flights from London and internal flight between Vancouver & Whitehorse (please ask if regional airports are required)
- Sightseeing as specified
Various departure dates from May to October 2021 - call us for an up-to-date list.