Best of the Rockies Circle Journey

An amazing journey unfolds as you depart Vancouver by train, enjoy breath-taking and varied scenery as you continue your journey on the Rocky Mountaineer leaving British Columbia and entering Alberta, home of the Canadian Rockies. With stays in the resort towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. Travel along the Sea to Sky corridor to the mountain resort town of Whistler giving you plenty of time to shop, explore and relax while soaking in the magnificent sights. Your journey concludes with the Rocky Mountaineer train journey heading to Vancouver

What's included

• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 12 nights hotel accommodation
• 5 day Rocky Mountaineer Daylight Train Journey in GoldLeaf Service
• 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches 
• Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk
• Yoho Park Tour
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Banff and Kamloops
• Luggage handling and National Park Pass

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Itinerary

Day 1 Fly to Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver independently transfer to your hotel downtown and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Kamloops

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, located 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 landscapes 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 ends as the train travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into the town of Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 3 Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Banff

Your journey continues eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will experience ever-changing 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 iconic glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 4 - 5 Banff

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. Banff has activities for all, from taking the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, relaxing in the Banff hot springs, exploring the bustling town, to outdoor wildlife adventures. Overnight in Banff.

Day 6 Banff to Lake Louise

A morning 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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise, where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this awe-inspiring location. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 7 Lake Louise

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. With its unique history and picturesque scenery, Lake Louise will not disappoint. Learn about the local wildlife, paddle the lake by canoe, or simply relax amongst the beauty. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 8 Lake Louise to Jasper

Continue your journey from Lake Louise to Jasper on a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via the Icefields Parkway. Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk, and Athabasca Falls are among some of the day's highlights. 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 about its geological features. Lunch is provided at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. You will arrive in Jasper late afternoon. Overnight in Jasper

Day 9 Jasper

Enjoy the day with free time to relax or book your own activities at your leisure. The resort town of Jasper and the surrounding national park offer various activities from relaxation to adventure. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 10 Rocky Mountaineer Jasper to Quesnel

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort town of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains on either side and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia's Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose, caribou and bears. Your day concludes as the train passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel.

Day 11 Rocky Mountaineer Quesnel to Whistler

Today your journey continues Southwest to the all-season resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and renowned for world-class outdoor activities, both leisure and adventure. Along the route, enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey today ends on arrival at Pemberton Station, where you will board a motor coach transfer to your Whistler accommodation (approximately a 35-minute drive). Overnight in Whistler.

Day 12 Rocky Mountaineer Whistler to Vancouver

The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. In the afternoon, return to Vancouver onboard Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breath-taking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canape style. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in North Vancouver, where you will be provided with a transfer to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 13 Fly from Vancouver - End of the tour

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel. Independently transfer to Vancouver Airport for your return flight home.

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Map

Rail route map

Dates

Selected departure dates between April - October

Please note prices and availability are subject to change

Services

Train Tour Service Levels

 

GoldLeaf Service

SilverLeaf Service

Coach Style

Bi-level dome

Single-level dome

Window Style

Fully domed windows with panoramic views upstairs, private dining room on the lower level with large picture windows

Oversized domed windows

Included meals served onboard

Gourmet à la carte

Hot or cold breakfast options, Delicious hot entree lunch options

Gourmet Snacks 

Included

Included

Meal service style

Served in the dining room

Individual service at your seat

Number of Rocky Mountaineer Hosts

Three to Four, plus full culinary team

Three

Alcoholic beverages

Complimentary throughout journey

Complimentary throughout journey

Non-alcoholic beverages

Included

Included

Outdoor viewing area

Large open-air vestibule

Outdoor viewing between coaches

Luggage in Kamloops/ Quesnel

Delivered to your hotel

Delivered to your hotel

Full storytelling

Included

Included

Gallery

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At a glance


12 nights, 13 days

  • 2023 departures available
  • International Flights from the UK
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • 5 day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Ice Explorer Ride
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary
  • Up to £500 OFF per booking on 2022/2023 package holidays
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  • 2022/2023 Travel Again: Save up to £300 off per couple for past guests*
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At a glance


12 nights, 13 days

  • 2023 departures available
  • International Flights from the UK
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • 5 day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Ice Explorer Ride
  • Available from Regional & Irish airports, prices and durations may vary
  • Up to £500 OFF per booking on 2022/2023 package holidays
    T&C’s apply
  • 2022/2023 Travel Again: Save up to £300 off per couple for past guests*
    T&C’s apply

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2020 - Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2020

Gold award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Price Match Guarantee
Price Match Guarantee

If you find the same tour cheaper through another operator, we'll match the price.

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