Ride the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada
Canada's scenery is breathtaking, and at its heart is one of the
greatest mountain ranges, the Rockies. With white peaks, valleys,
forests and more animals than people, it's the perfect destination
for a wilderness break. As it's a vast area, one of the best ways
to see its highlights is on board Rocky Mountaineer.
On this nine-day holiday, with dates available throughout 2021, you'll enjoy two days in vibrant Vancouver, then board the train for a journey to Lake Louise. Rolling along tracks carved into cliffs, Rocky Mountaineer weaves past lakes and river canyons towards the Rockies. You'll stop in Kamloops in British Columbia overnight and disembark in Lake Louise.
You'll have time to explore Jasper National Park and the Columbia Icefield, where you can stride out on the Skywalk and ride an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Your adventure continues in Banff, where you'll enjoy nature walks, hot mineral pools, cruising on Lake Minnewanka and a helicopter ride before returning to the UK from Calgary.
Ride on board Rocky Mountaineer
You'll enjoy the SilverLeaf Service on this stylish train, which includes breakfasts and lunches on board, as well as the chance to admire mountain vistas through panoramic windows in a glass-domed coach. There's an outdoor viewing area for a closer look at the scenery and wildlife, which may include bald eagles, ospreys, elk, moose and bears.
Explore the city that hugs Canada's west coast. There's a thriving arts scene, Canada's largest Chinatown, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Stanley Park and the Vancouver Lookout for incredible views.
From Banff's mountain lakes and waterfalls to Jasper National Park and the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle, this trip includes some of Canada's most iconic landscapes. You'll also visit scenic Yoho Valley and see natural wonders such as Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass and the Spiral Tunnels.
A National Park Pass is included, as well as activities such as riding an Ice Explorer, going on the Banff Gondola, venturing on to the Skywalk, and what is bound to be a highlight, a 12-minute helicopter flight over the Rockies.
Reasons to book
The Rocky Mountaineer train
Canada’s iconic landscapes
Columbia Icefield experience
- Two nights in Vancouver.
- Two nights by Lake Louise, with an exclusive complimentary dinner.
- Two nights in Banff.
- One night in Calgary.
- Two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service, including breakfast and lunch each day, an overnight stay in Kamloops, luggage handling and rail transfers.
- Helicopter flight over the Rockies
- Included excursions, such as riding on the Ice Explorer, going on the Banff Gondola and a Skywalk experience
- Return international flights outbound to Vancouver and inbound from Calgary, private airport transfers, a National Park Pass, a ticket for the Vancouver Lookout and a Calgary Tower ticket.
Day1Arrive in VancouverVancouver, Canada
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Today is yours to explore Vancouver, take in Stanley Park, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and lots more.
Day3Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to KamloopsKamloops, Canada
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 BC 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 in Kamloops.
Day4Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Lake LouiseLake Louise, Canada
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 in Lake Louise.
Day5Lake LouiseLake Louise, Canada
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 in Lake Louise.
Day6Lake Louise to BanffBanff, Canada
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. Overnight in 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 in Banff.
Day8Banff to CalgaryCalgary, Canada
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 in Calgary.
Day9Depart CalgaryCalgary, Canada
Depart Calgary for your journey back to the UK.