Canadian Rockies featuring Banff & Lake Louise

Travel from Vancouver to Lake Louise aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for this exciting Canadian Rockies adventure.

Tour Description

Board the acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer in the coastal city of Vancouver for the two-day all-daylight rail journey into the Canadian Rockies to the tranquil hamlet of Lake Louise, where a highlight of your visit is an overnight stay at the renowned Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Your Canadian Rockies adventure continues with a scenic transfer to Banff National Park where there is ample time to explore the area including its famous hot springs, charming boutiques and impressive panoramic views from atop Sulphur Mountain.

This itinerary is available Westbound from Calgary to Vancouver based on your travel preference.

Features & Inclusions

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 2 days of scenic rail travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 4 meals
  • Select transfers
  • Vancouver sightseeing
  • Banff Gondola to the top Sulphur Mountain

Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive Vancouver
Arrive in cosmopolitan Vancouver and transfer on your own to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure to begin to explore the city known as the Gateway to the Rockies. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 – Vancouver Sightseeing
Hop on a Vancouver trolley for your step-on, step-off tour of the city. See all the sights at your own pace as you make a loop of the city, stopping at 30 of Vancouver's attractions including Gastown, Granville Island, Stanley Park, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, English Bay, and the shops and restaurants along Robson Street. Learn about the city and its popular sights and landmarks, hopping off to better explore the ones that peak your interest. Also included is access to Lookout Tower, located at the top of Harbour Centre, for expansive views of the city. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3 – Rocky Mountaineer into the Canadian Rockies
This morning transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer station and board your train car for your full-day rail journey into the Canadian Rockies. Scenic highlights of today's journey include the Thompson River and Fraser Canyon. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 4 – Rocky Mountaineer to Lake Louise
Aboard, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you deeper into stunning scenery en-route to charming Lake Louise. Highlights of today's journey include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railroad was driven, and Rogers Pass. Your rail journey ends as the Rocky Mountaineer pulls into the depot at Lake Louise. Tonight's accommodations are at the superb Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. After check-in, make sure you visit the lake with the impressive Victoria Glacier looming behind it. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 5 – Lake Louise to Banff
After a leisurely start to your day, board a coach for your scenic transfer to Banff. If time remains after checking into your hotel, you may wish to begin to explore the town, stopping in some of the shops or enjoying some regional cuisine at a local restaurant. Overnight in Banff.

Day 6 – Banff Sightseeing
Today's sightseeing tour takes you through towering mountains, hoodoos and Cave & Basin National Historic Site, home to the hot springs that make Banff famous. Next, board the Banff Gondola for the 8-minute ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain, where 360-degree panoramic views of the Bow Valley await you. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Shop, visit the hot springs, and get back to nature as you explore Canada's first National Park. Overnight in Banff

Days 7– Transfer to Calgary Airport
Your journey through the Canadian Rockies ends today with your transfer to the Calgary Airport for your flight home.

Accommodation Options

Superior Accommodations
Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is in SilverLeaf service and includes travel in a single-level dome car featuring panoramic views and hot meal service at your seat. Hotels include Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Rimrock Resort. Moderate accommodations will be provided in Kamloops.

Deluxe Accommodations
Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is in GoldLeaf service and includes travel in a bi-level dome car featuring panoramic views on the upper level and an elegant private dining room to take breakfast and lunch. Hotels include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Moderate accommodations will be provided in Kamloops.

Dates & Prices

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Prices are land-only, per person. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
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