Majestic Rockies by Rail and Road

from £1638
excluding flights *
6 nights Aug-Oct, May-Jul

Overview

This compact itinerary incorporates the main highlights of the Canadian Rockies in a memorable week’s adventure. Travel on the renowned Rocky Mountaineer train and drive along the awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway, often said to be one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Highlights

  • View mountains and rivers from the comfort of the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Relax in the Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • Marvel at Maligne Lake's stunning shoreline of thick forests and glacial peaks   
  • Head out onto the shimmering Athabasca Glacier
  • Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout
  • Rocky Mountaineer trail journey
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Banff

Full description

The Rocky Mountaineer offers a world-renowned rail journey between Vancouver and Jasper, travelling through some of Canada’s most spectacular mountain scenery. The 2-day journey includes an overnight stay in a hotel in Kamloops, before continuing on to Jasper in the heart of the national park where you will collect your rental car.

Your itinerary includes a full day at leisure in both Jasper and Banff, allowing plenty of time to enjoy Canada’s landscapes, culture and wildlife. Drive the Icefields Parkway via Lake Louise and enjoy an included excursion onto the Columbia Icefield; relax in Banff’s Upper Hot Springs and enjoy magnificent views from the top of Sulphur Mountain.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire

Departure Duration Itinerary Car Category* Twin Prices (pp)
03, 07, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 Aug 2018 6 nights Eastbound from Vancouver Intermediate £1,945
04, 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Aug 2018 6 nights Westbound from Calgary Intermediate £1,945
04, 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Sep 2018 6 nights Eastbound from Vancouver Intermediate £1,945
01, 04, 08, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Sep 2018 6 nights Westbound from Calgary Intermediate £1,945
02, 05, 09 Oct 2018 6 nights Eastbound from Vancouver Intermediate £1,638
02, 06, 09 Oct 2018 6 nights Westbound from Calgary Intermediate £1,638
03, 07, 10 May 2019 6 nights Eastbound from Vancouver Intermediate £1,727
04, 07 May 2019 6 nights Westbound from Calgary Intermediate £1,727
14, 17, 21, 24 May 2019 6 nights Eastbound from Vancouver Intermediate £1,826
14, 18, 21, 25 May 2019 6 nights Westbound from Calgary Intermediate £1,826
28, 31 May 2019 6 nights Eastbound from Vancouver Intermediate £1,887
01, 04, 08, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Jun 2019 6 nights Westbound from Calgary Intermediate £1,887
04, 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Jun 2019 6 nights Eastbound from Vancouver Intermediate £1,887
02, 06, 09, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Jul 2019 6 nights Westbound from Calgary Intermediate £1,887
02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Jul 2019 6 nights Eastbound from Vancouver Intermediate £1,887
03, 06, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 Aug 2019 6 nights Westbound from Calgary Intermediate £1,887
02, 06, 09, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Aug 2019 6 nights Eastbound from Vancouver Intermediate £1,887
03, 07, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 Sep 2019 6 nights Westbound from Calgary Intermediate £1,887
03, 06, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 Sep 2019 6 nights Eastbound from Vancouver Intermediate £1,887

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What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 lunches on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Car rental throughout
  • Rocky Mountaineer train journey
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Banff
  • Taxi transfer from Jasper Rail Station to your hotel
  • Travel documentation including detailed itinerary and vouchers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Vancouver - Kamloops (Rocky Mountaineer)

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at Vancouver's Pacific Central Station. Pass through the rich fields of the Fraser River Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops, gateway to the interior of British Columbia. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 2: Kamloops - Jasper (Rocky Mountaineer)

Back on board the Rocky Mountaineer follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, at 3954 metres (12,972 feet), which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival into Jasper you will be transferred by taxi to your hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 3: Jasper

This morning collect your rental vehicle. Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram ride up Whistlers mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, and enjoy a 90 minute cruise heading toward the south end of this postcard setting (Maligne Lake cruise not included). You will marvel at the magnificent shoreline with dense forest and glacial peaks rising abruptly from the water’s edge. Stopping at Spirit Island, you will have the opportunity to take your own version of the world famous photograph of the lake.

Day 4: Jasper - Lake Louise (208 km)

This morning depart on the scenic drive that takes you through the spine of the Canadian Rockies. You view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over one hundred glaciers and pristine emerald-coloured lakes. Along the way see famous sights such as the Columbia Icefield, where you can take a snocoach ride out onto the glacier itself (included). Also watch for the Sarbach Glacier, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival into Lake Louise. (Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid June).

Day 5: Lake Louise - Banff (62 km)

Take the short drive from Lake Louise to Banff today, travelling along the Bow Valley Parkway. This runs beside the Bow River with an option for you to take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footway to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff.

Day 6: Banff

A full day at leisure to explore Banff and the surrounding area. Check out the Cave & Basin National Historic Site (not included) and the Banff Gondola (included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the natural mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs (included).

Day 7: Banff - Calgary (115 km)

Drive to Calgary today, along the 1A Highway. En route, you may wish to stop at the historic Cochrane Ranch before dropping off your rental car at the Calgary International Airport or downtown depot.

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