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Adventure in the Canadian Rockies! This journey brings you to stunning mountain towns with stays in Banff and Lake Louise. Enjoy a trip to the Columbia Icefields and a helicopter tour through the soaring peaks of the Rockies.
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Highlights

Enjoy 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer as you journey from Vancouver to Lake Louise via Kamloops in style.

Enjoy a Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies.

The Ultimate Glacier Experience - Ride the Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier and walk out over the Glacier Skywalk.

Enjoy natural wonders of Yoho National Park including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and Kicking Horse River

Add on 1 x Free Hotel Night, 1 x Free Private Airport Transfer and 1 x Free Dinner!

It's time to slow down, take a deep breath, and gaze from the Vancouver Lookout at the city's natural beauty. Upon departing Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer, you'll take in every imaginable landscape as you wind through coastal mountains, lush farmlands, whitewater, and much more on your way to Kamloops.

You'll tour through national parks, see incredible lakes, and eventually land in Lake Louise. Set against a breathtaking backdrop of rugged peaks and glaciers, you will immerse yourself in nature and hike around the tranquil waters of the lake.  The next stop is Banff, where the towering Rocky Mountains decorate the skyline above pristine wilderness. This picturesque resort area is full of distinctive hotels, restaurants and bars.

From Banff, you'll travel to Kananaskis, where a Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the epic Canadian Rockies will make a fitting end to this leg of your trip. You'll finish the journey with an overnight stay in Calgary. 

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Included

2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
1 night in Vancouver at Sheraton Wall Centre - 4*
1 night in Kamloops
2 nights in Lake Louise at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - 5*
2 nights in Banff at Moose Hotel & Suites - 4*
1 night in Calgary at Delta Calgary Downtown - 4*
Station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise
5 meals included - 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches
Vancouver Lookout
National Parks Pass
Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
Glacier Skywalk
Yoho National Park Tour
Panoramic Helicopter Tour
Banff Gondola
Calgary Tower

Vancouver to Calgary

2021 Anniversary Promotion

This package is eligible to receive 3 free perks:

  • Free Night Option: Choose an extra night at the beginning or end of your journey in either Calgary or Vancouver
  • Free Transfer Option: Choose a free transfer at the start or end of your trip
  • Free Dinner Option: Choose a free dinner at your hotel in either Banff, Jasper, Calgary or Lake Louise

Itinerary

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SilverLeaf Service
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer

Picture yourself onboard the world’s leading luxury rail experience. From the moment you set foot onboard, experience hosts that will go above and beyond to make your journey as comfortable as it is unforgettable. The custom-designed glass-dome coaches provide you with panoramic views – or get a bit closer by stepping into the outdoor viewing area. See the sights by day, sleep in a hotel at night. With Rocky Mountaineer, you get the best of both worlds: maximum views, and maximum comfort.

SilverLeaf Service Inclusions:

  • Breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating
  • Attended by two Hosts, plus one culinary team member
  • Luggage handling
  • Small outdoor viewing platform

Custom-designed single-level dome

Onboard Rocky Mountaineer
Chef serving breakfast seatside in SilverLeaf coach.
Day 1
Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.

Overnight stay in Vancouver at Sheraton Wall Centre.

Vancouver
Vancouver
Day 2
Rocky Mountaineer: Vancouver → Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior.

On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the British Columbia interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River.

Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.

Overnight stay in Kamloops*

*Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.​

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included whilst onboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Breakfast, Lunch
Rocky Mountaineer: Vancouver → Kamloops
Rocky Mountaineer at Morant's Curve
Day 3
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Lake Louise

Your journey continues Eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta.

Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

Your rail journey ends this evening in the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise. 

Overnight stay in Lake Louise at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included whilst onboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Breakfast, Lunch
Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops → Lake Louise
Lake Louise
Day 4
Lake Louise

Today, enjoy a full day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as you travel to Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls.

The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.

Afterwards, brief stops will be made at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arriving back in Lake Louise this afternoon.

Overnight stay in Lake Louise at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Lunch
Lake Louise
Lake Louise
Day 5
Lake Louise → Banff

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own.

After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River.

At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.

Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Overnight stay in Banff at Moose Hotel & Suites

Lake  Louise → Banff
Banff
Day 6
Banff

Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own.

Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff's historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs.

Overnight stay in Banff at Moose Hotel & Suites.

Banff
Banff Lake Minnewanka ©Bannff Lake Louise Tourism Paul Zizka
Day 7
Banff → Calgary

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included.

Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today's adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies.

Overnight stay in Calgary at Delta Calagry Downtown.

Banff → Calgary
Banff Gondola
Day 8
Calgary

Your journey ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Book now and receive 3 x free perks valued at $900

  • 1 x Free Hotel Night 
  • 1 x Free Private Transfer 
  • 1 x Free Dinner 

But hurry, special offer ends in...

7 nights
from AUD4,236
per person, twin share
Canada
Vancouver
Calgary
Nature, Rail
Rail Packages
25 April 2021 - 05 October 2021

Hotel options

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Vancouver
The Sheraton Wall Centre Downtown Vancouver Hotel is the perfect location for strolling scenic Robson Street and Yaletown or making connections in the nearby business and financial districts. Whatever your plans are, you'll find a feeling of welcome unlike any other at one of the best Vancouver hotels.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

Moose Hotel & Suites
Moose Hotel & Suites

Banff
The Moose Hotel & Suites offers mountain elegance in warm, rich and natural materials. Located a 1 minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air conditioned guests rooms, with a combination of One and Two Bedroom Suites and hotel rooms. Amenities include the Meadow Spa & Pools with 10 treatment rooms and private outdoor hot pool, a bright indoor swimming pool, exercise room on the 3rd floor and 2 spectacular rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rockies. Dining is available at Pacini Italian Restaurant, featuring gourmet Italian food with authentic flavours and friendly service.

Delta Calgary Downtown
Delta Calgary Downtown

Calgary
Renowned for its genuine hospitality, the Delta Calgary Downtown is ideally located in downtown Calgary at the intersection of the city's business and cultural districts. Enjoy convenient access to all venues through the Calgary Skywalk system and public transportation, which makes exploring our city that much easier. When you return at the end of the day, expect the comforts of home.

Optional Extras

Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service aboard Rocky Mountaineer.

Features of GoldLeaf Service:

  • Bi-level dome with seating above and dining below
  • Full glass-dome windows with panoramic views
  • Gourmet à la carte meals in the lower-level dining room
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room
  • Attended by three to four Hosts plus a full culinary team
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks included
  • Large exclusive outdoor viewing platform
  • Engaging hosts with stories about historic sites, flora, fauna and wildlife
  • Luxurious hotel accomodations with premium room categories.

2021 Dates

  • April - 25,29
  • May - 2,3,6,9,10,13,16,17,20,23,27,30
  • June - 3,6,10,13,17,20,24,27
  • July - 1,4,8,11,15,18,22,25,29
  • August - 1,5,8,12,15,19,22,23,26,29,30
  • September - 2,5,6,9,12,13,16,19,20,23,26,30
  • October - 3

Important notes

Please note that pricing is based on a “from price” which varies on each departure and is subject to change without notice. Please contact our friendly team for exact pricing, availability, and upgrade options.

We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means we may need to offer an alternative hotel of equivalent or better quality. Our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit.

2021 Anniversary Promotion

“Anniversary offer (“Offer”) applies only to new 2021 bookings made by April 2, 2021 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer itineraries booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2021 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates on Canadian routes only. Offer is per booking and applies to single, double, triple or quad occupancy bookings of 8 paid days/7 paid nights or more, must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Free Gifts are: (a) one additional hotel night in Vancouver, Calgary, or Victoria at the beginning or end of a package. Additional hotel night must match the accommodation grade and occupancy level of package booked; (b) one private standard airport transfer; and (c) one set-menu dinner at a selected package hotel (not available on rail days). Transfer and dinner are for number of persons on corresponding booking. All free gifts are subject to availability and not all three gifts may be available on all bookings depending on date selection. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, has no cash value, is non-transferable and cannot be deferred to a later trip or used against the price of the purchased package or to upgrade rail service or accommodation. Offer is not applicable to group bookings or itineraries of less than 8 paid days/7 paid nights. Rockies and Vancouver Island Circle package is excluded. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply. All figures advertised are in AUD and value of Offer is based on a double occupancy booking during peak season in GoldLeaf Service. Rocky Mountaineer reserves the right to amend hotels included in the package. Hotel properties are subject to availability based on inventory.

Excluded

  • Transportation from Vancouver airport
  • Transportation to Calgary airport
  • Meals, other than specified
  • Activities, other than specified
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
  • Fuel surcharges
  • GST as applicable

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