The Rocky Mountaineer Train
If you have more time, head for the Rocky Mountains. In two days, you can make the scenic journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer to Banff, Lake Louise, or Jasper. You’ll travel from Vancouver through the Fraser Canyon before stopping overnight at a hotel in Kamloops. The next morning, back on the train, you’ll continue into the snow-capped Rockies. Heading for Banff or Lake Louise, you’ll have views of Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, and the Spiral Tunnels, while en route to Jasper, you’ll glimpse the 12,972-foot (3,954-meter) Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
In five days, you can take in all the highlights of the Rockies, starting from Vancouver and traveling round-trip to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff. You’ll take the overnight Via Rail train from Vancouver to Jasper, where you’ll have time for a quick area tour. The next morning, you’ll travel beneath the mountain peaks on the Icefields Parkway, stopping to walk on the dramatic Athabasca Glacier. That afternoon, you’ll explore Lake Louise before arriving in Banff for the night. You’ll return to Vancouver aboard the deluxe Rocky Mountaineer train.
The ultimate Rocky Mountaineer adventure is a nine-day round-trip excursion from Vancouver to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff. This longer tour starts with an overnight in Vancouver and gives you more time to explore in each destination. You’ll board the Rocky Mountaineer train in Vancouver on Day 2, spend the night in Kamloops, and continue to Jasper the next day. After an overnight in Jasper, you’ll explore the Columbia Icefields, the Athabasca Glacier, and Lake Louise, where you’ll spend the following night. You’ll take a side trip into Yoho National Park and then travel to Banff, which will be your base for two nights. A highlight of the trip is a scenic helicopter tour over the Canadian Rockies. From Banff, the Rocky Mountaineer will take you back to Vancouver.
The Rocky Mountaineer trains travel to the Canadian Rockies from May through September or October. The two-day trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer to Banff departs from Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Rail Station on Mondays and Fridays; departures for Jasper are on Tuesdays and Fridays. Lake Louise trips depart on Fridays only. Note that these two-day tours are one-way.
The five-day tour to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff departs from Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station on Sunday evenings; you’ll return to Vancouver on Friday.
The nine-day Rocky Mountain adventure begins in Vancouver on Mondays or Thursdays, with your departure from Rocky Mountaineer Rail Station the following morning.
Tours & Tickets
5-Day Rail Tour of the Canadian Rockies: Vancouver to Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise and Kamloops Aboard the ‘Rocky Mountaineer’
Hop aboard the luxury Rocky Mountaineer train for an incredible 5-day, round-trip journey from Vancouver with two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, giving you ... Read more
Duration: 5 days (approx.)
This epic 9-day journey takes you through the magnificent Canadian Rockies of British Columbia and Alberta aboard the luxury Rocky Mountaineer train. From ... Read more
Duration: 9 days (approx.)