Canadian Rockies by Rail

7 Days

Take in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on this 7 day journey through the majestic scenery and sights spanning two provinces.

  • Priced from $2520 per person
  • Departure dates from May to October 2024


The majestic Canadian Rockies span nearly 69,500 square miles across two provinces. Along this great expanse are quiet alpine towns and breathtaking scenery. When combined with private, first-class accommodation aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian, it makes for the perfect romantic getaway.

Start with a day at leisure to discover the iconic city of Vancouver. You will then board the renowned Canadian bound for your next destination, Jasper. Along your journey, you will be witness to the awe-inspiring sights of the Canadian Rockies, a truly spectacular vision.

Once in Jasper, you will have time to explore the beautiful town before taking a day excursion to the Columbia Icefield enroute to Lake Louise. Amidst scenery of majestic cascading mountains, you will spend the night at Lake Louise before continuing to your next destination, Banff, home to hot springs and the spectacular Banff National Park. With your two days of sightseeing, you will witness sights like the Surprise Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive, and a unique gondola ride to the top of the Sulphur Mountains. Your exciting rail journey ends after your stay in Banff as you transfer to Calgary to make your way home. Well-planned sightseeing and ample time at your leisure complete this itinerary to create a truly memorable vacation by rail.


  • Experience a classic overnight rail adventure aboard VIA Rail's Canadian
  • Get a new perspective on Canada's changing scenery from the Skyline and Park observation cars
  • Visit the Columbia Icefield and take a ride on an Ice Explorer
  • Get a birds' eye view of the Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk
  • Explore Banff's popular sites on a sightseeing tour, including a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola


Day 1 :

Arrive in the coastal city of Vancouver today and check-in to your hotel. Located in the heart of the city, you're centrally located to many of Vancouver's attractions, shops, and restaurants. Spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. You have the option to add a multisensory experience with the Flyover Canada Admission or admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and park.

There is so much to see and do in this iconic city. Speak to your rail specialist about adding additional nights and sightseeing experiences in Vancouver. Some highlights include a city or food tours, a day trip out to Victoria, or whale watching. Overnight Vancouver.

Spend the day exploring Vancouver before you transfer on your own from your hotel to Vancouver's Pacific Central station this afternoon. Settle in to your Sleeper Plus accommodations on VIA Rail's Canadian, and prepare for your trip to the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight train.

As you awake this morning, you are met with awe-inspiring views of the Canadian Rockies. Spend time enjoying panoramic views from the observation dome of the Skyline Car, or admire the passing scenery from one of the salons in the Park Car. Arrive in Jasper and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the town on your own. Jasper is full of things to see and do! You have the option to take in panoramic views of Jasper by adding admission to the Jasper Skytrain with shuttle. Overnight Jasper.

Today enjoy a scenic transfer by coach to Lake Louise. Your transfer doubles as a sightseeing excursion, as you'll pass some of the most stunning vistas during the ride. Travel along the Icefield Parkway and stop at the Columbia Icefield, where you'll venture by Ice Explorer onto the impressive Athabasca Glacier. After your excursion, continue the beautiful drive by coach to pristine Lake Louise. This area outside of Banff is picture-perfect; majestic mountains surround the eponymous lake and famous Chateau. Take time before dinner to snap pictures and get acquainted with the area. Overnight Lake Louise.

Take an included scenic transfer to Banff that allows for a leisurely start to your day. Upon arrival begin to explore the town, stopping in some of the shops or enjoying some regional cuisine at a local restaurant. Top off your day with an optional visit to the Banff Hot Springs offering panoramic views of the scenic mountain ranges or an evening wildlife safari. Overnight Banff.

Day 6 :

Today embark on a 3-hour tour of Banff and its most impressive sights. Highlights include the hoodoos, Surprise Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive, the Bow River Valley, a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain, and the Cave and Basin. You have the option to replace with an excursion focusing on Banff's wildlife and also includes the gondola ride.

After your earlier activity, you have the rest of the day at leisure. Explore more on your own or add one of the following optional:
• Banff Upper Hot Springs Admission
• Evening Wildlife Safari

Your journey through the Canadian Rockies ends today with your transfer to the Calgary Airport for your flight home. Flights must be scheduled for after 1:00 PM. Or, if you are not ready for your Rockies adventure to end, opt to add additional nights in Banff or Calgary to explore this western town.


What's Included

  • Rail travel on VIA Rail's Canadian in first-class accommodations (1 night on train)
  • Choice of train accommodations ranging from semi-private berths to a private cabins
  • Select transfers
  • Hotel accommodations for 5 nights
  • 3 meals

What's not included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged
  • Flights and Airport transfers

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    From $2,520
    / Adult