What we love about this trip
• Overnight Rockies train to Jasper - wilderness far from the roads
• Sightseeing trip along the Icefields Parkway - mountains, forests, and stunning views
• The best of the wild Rockies in Banff & Jasper National Parks - photographic opportunities of forest, wildlife and glaciers
• 3 nights in the Canadian Rockies
Please note, like most of our Canada rail packages & tours, this railway vacation can be customized to your needs - just ask one of our local experts when you call.
Eastbound itinerary shown. Westbound follows the same itinerary in reverse.
Day 1 – Arrive in Vancouver to depart on the Canadian train
Frequently voted amongst the worlds most livable and beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by mountains and ocean. Meet a driver at the airport, to take you to the train station for an evening departure. Depending on your time of arrival, you can relax and dine al fresco or get out and explore on foot or with a guided bicycle tour of Vancouver (ask your vacation advisor for more details).
The ‘Canadian’ is Canada’s most famous train, the route links Vancouver and Jasper using original steel rail cars from the 1950’s. Vancouver to Jasper is the most spectacular stretch of the whole journey. The train crosses the arable land of the Fraser Valley, travels northeast through the British Columbia interior, passing the Lac Du Bois and Wells Grey Provincial parks before ascending the Canadian Rockies and arriving in Jasper National Park the following day.
Day 2 – Heart of the Canadian Rockies – Arrive in Jasper
Arrive this afternoon into the Canadian Rockies and have the remainder of the afternoon to explore the town. Jasper is a quaint mountain town surrounded by the towering mountains and pristine wilderness of Jasper National Park - a UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 3 – The Icefields Parkway – Jasper to Banff
The scenic transfer along the spine of the Rockies, known as the Icefields Parkway, is recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful roads. Learn about its geology as you travel south through the Rockies. This package also includes a walk across the Athabasca Glacier along the Columbia Icefields. Later in the afternoon your Canada train trip brings you to stunningly beautiful Lake Louise before reaching Banff for your overnight stay.
Day 4 – Banff – Rocky Mountain Natural Beauty
Breathe in the fragrant mountain air this morning, and head out to explore Banff and it’s historic sites with an intimate group and guide. Banff is the perfect vacation town in the Canadian Rockies to play golf, try a fly-fishing lesson, relax in a spa, or explore the mountains on horseback. Overnight in Banff.
Day 5 - Departure
Much too soon you leave the fresh air and colorful sights of the Canadian Rockies as your Canada train trip comes to an end as you make your way to Calgary Airport.
Interested? Contact us to start customizing this trip today!
Here are just a few of the things to look forward to on this trip...
Sleep in a private cabin on the train
Gourmet meals aboard the train
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
Customize this trip a little... or a lot
Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...
Renting a car and exploring the area
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea