Essential Rockies by Train

6

days

per person from $ 2,641

Star Rating 5

5 of 5 stars (23 reviews)

This trip is our enduring favorite and the perfect getaway to the Canadian Rockies. Begin your Canadian train journey relaxing in beautiful Vancouver. Then take the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer train to the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the breathtaking views along with gourmet food and outstanding service. Arrive in Banff and indulge in all the spledor and beauty around. There is a lot to discover and explore in Banff and the surrounding area. On your last day soak in the spectacular scenery of glacier fed turquoise Lake Louise and area.
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The ‘Bear’ Essentials

The perfect getaway to the Rockies for people a little pressed for time. It's a chance to experience the best of the Canadian Rockies on the famous Rocky Mountaineer, with plenty of time to explore the town of Banff, the beauty of Lake Louise and the cosmopolitan jewel of Vancouver. Best of all, you can work with our Travel Experts to arrange this trip so you do it all at a pace that suits you.

What we love about this trip

• Two day rail journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer to the Canadian Rockies
• Unique, small group tours in the majestic Canadian Rockies
• Glaciers, waterfalls, forests and wildlife
• Stopover at the beautiful Lake Louise
• Sightseeing tour of Banff

 

Itinerary

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 is shown. A westbound itinerary is also available.

Day 1 – Arrival Vancouver
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by towering mountains and sparkling ocean. Depending on your time of arrival, you can relax and dine al fresco or get out and explore on foot or start of your Canadian vacation with a guided bicycle tour of Vancouver (ask your vacation advisor for more details). Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 – On the Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver to Kamloops
A lonesome wail sounds from the Canadian Rockies train whistle, and the smell of your breakfast wafts from the galley, as the Rocky Mountaineer leaves Vancouver on the first leg of its journey through the Canadian Rockies.

Over lunch you’ll climb the steep Fraser Canyon, past the thundering water of Hell’s Gate, and onto the high desert of British Columbia’s interior. Relax, chat, read - or stretch your legs on an outdoor viewing platform. In late afternoon the train arrives in Kamloops where you observe the lifestyle of locals in a small Canadian Rockies town.

Day 3 – On the Rocky Mountain train – into the Canadian Rockies
Over breakfast anticipation builds for your first sighting of the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies. As you travel you’ll learn about the history of the Canadian Rockies train and railroad, keep your eyes peeled for elk, bald eagles and bears. Finally you enter the famous Spiral Tunnels - ascending slowly, round and round through the darkness, until, blinking, you emerge to find yourself high in the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by mighty peaks topped with snow. Overnight in Banff.

Day 4 – In the Canadian Rockies – Explore Banff
Learn about Banff today with a small group and expert guide. Travel to surrounding lakes and mountain valleys for great photo opportunities and a chance to see elk, moose, bear, and even wolves. The morning concludes with a thrilling ride up the Sulphur Mountain. The lofty peak is reached by a gondola swinging beneath the cable far above the valley floor and surrounded by jagged Canadian Rockies peaks, with the Bow River glistening in the distance. Overnight in Banff.

Day 5 – Deeper into the Rockies – Banff to Lake Louise
Today you’ll see perhaps the most famous view in all of the Rockies - the turquoise water of Lake Louise, surrounded by glaciers tumbling down from the high peaks. This is a place to relax, take a stroll or a hike - or go for a paddle in a canoe. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 6 – Depart Calgary – your Canadian Rockies train vacation concludes
Filled with memories of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, today you transfer to the Calgary airport and home as your Rocky Mountain train vacation draws to a close.

Westbound Itinerary
The trip follows the above Rocky Mountain train trip itinerary in reverse. Begin with your Canada train trip in Calgary and transfer directly to Lake Louise on Day 1 - consider adding a pre-night if you arrive late in the day.

 

 

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What's Included

Here are just a few of the things to look forward to on this trip...

Breakfasts and lunches aboard the train - Breakfasts and lunches aboard the train
Breakfasts and lunches aboard the train
Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain - Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
Small group sightseeing tour of Banff - Small group sightseeing tour of Banff
Small group sightseeing tour of Banff

 

 

 

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...

Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska - Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Renting a car and exploring the area - Renting a car and exploring the area
Renting a car and exploring the area
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs - Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea - Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea

What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

• 5 nights of hotel accommodation
• Small group sightseeing tour of Banff (private sightseeing tour for Deluxe Plus guests)
• Banff Gondola Ride
• Interpretive transfer between Banff and Lake Louise (private transfer for Deluxe Plus guests)
• 2 spectacular days on the Rocky Mountaineer train, between Vancouver and Banff
• 2 delicious breakfasts and lunches onboard the train
• Train station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
• A private transfer between Vancouver airport and hotel, timed for your flight
• A bus transfer between Lake Louise and Calgary (private transfer for Deluxe and Deluxe Plus guests)
• Gratuities for most private tours and transfers (unless otherwise noted)
• Documentation package
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service

 

Customization & Upgrade Ideas

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize it to match your needs...

• Add on a spectacular cruise along Alaska’s Inside Passage
• Add experiences such as golf, spa, hiking, or specialty wildlife tours
• Add on a trip to the Sunshine Coast and spend a few days exploring the beaches, kayaking or taking in the spectacular ocean views from your private tent-house suite
• Add a half day train ride to visit the Olympic city of Whistler, and why not take in the sights and activities by spending a night or two there
• Add on a few days in the charming capital of British Columbia - Victoria, along with a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens

 

Not Included

• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Gratuities for rail, hotel, tour & transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)
• Canadian Sales Taxes

 

 

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Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Georgian Court Hotel - Enjoy a soak  before heading out for a stroll along Robson StreetGeorgian Court Hotel - Join in the fun street atmosphere of Vancouver in the summerGeorgian Court Hotel - Sink into your comfy bed after a day of exploration

Georgian Court Hotel

An example of our Comfort accommodations

The Georgian Court Hotel features 180 guestrooms in a 12-story brick building, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Enjoy a comfortable sleep in your elegant room, surf the internet with the complimentary wireless, or enjoy a meal on the seasonal patio.

Rimrock Resort - Exterior of resortRimrock Resort - Resort lobbyRimrock Resort - Deluxe RoomRimrock Resort - Rimrock during winter

Rimrock Resort

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

The Rimrock Resort is one of Fresh Tracks favourite hotels! The hotel is built into the side of a mountain, when you enter the main lobby, you are actually on the 7th floor, and the views from the pamorama of windows over the Bow Valley are simply stunning. The hotel has an upscale yet understated feel, and the service is impeccable.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Exterior of ChateauFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Skating on Lake LouiseFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - The Chateau LoungeFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Hotel in Winter

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is undoubtedly a beautiful and impressive hotel. Its amazing location overlooking beautiful Lake Louise and the distant mountains can not be compared. There are a variety of restaurant types, so you can do casual or fine dining as you choose. Strolling around the lake, renting a canoe, riding horses, or hiking up to the tea house are all great summer activities. In winter choose from snow shoeing, skating, skiing or taking a sleigh ride around the lake.

Moraine Lake Lodge - Deck overlooking Moraine LakeMoraine Lake Lodge - Canoes are complimentary to guestsMoraine Lake Lodge - Moraine Lake Lodge - Enjoy complimentary market-fresh breakfast, and gourmet diningMoraine Lake Lodge - An authentic mountain experience

Moraine Lake Lodge

An example of our Luxury Mountain Lodge accommodations

Ask our vacation planners about customizing your trip, to stay in some of our more secluded, intimate, and unique wilderness lodges. First class service, gourmet cuisine, and luxurious accommodations are combined with rustic ambiance in a stunning setting. Step out of your doorway for a morning hike, then relax on your patio sipping wine, gazing at the reflection of snow capped peaks on pristine mountain lakes. Here, the only noise is the whispering of pines and the calls of alpine birds.

 

 

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Prices & Dates

2015 Eastbound start dates from Vancouver
April 20, 27, 30
May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 31
September 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 28
Oct 1

2015 Westbound start dates from Calgary
April 20, 27, 30
May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 31
September 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 28
Oct 1

Below you’ll find the prices for this trip. Make sure to give us a call to chat about your options:
• Prices are per person, and double means two people sharing a room.
• Please give us a call for triple or child rates.
• Option to board the Rocky Mountaineer train in Lake Louise on certain departure dates. Please ask your agent for availability.

RedLeaf Train Service &
Comfort Hotels
USD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 20 - May 25, 20152,6413,577
May 28 - Sep 28, 20152,9984,308
Oct 1, 20152,9464,058
SilverLeaf Train Service &
Superior Hotels
USD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 20 - May 25, 20153,5284,754
May 28 - Sep 28, 20153,9725,500
Oct 1, 20153,6734,862
GoldLeaf Train Service &
Deluxe Hotels
USD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 20, 20154,4236,212
Apr 27 - May 25, 20154,7956,839
May 28 - Sep 28, 20155,3797,905
Oct 1, 20154,9696,973
GoldLeaf Train Service &
Deluxe Plus Hotels
USD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 20, 20155,4068,174
Apr 27 - May 25, 20155,6408,632
May 28 - Sep 28, 20156,2709,763
Oct 1, 20155,7048,630
SilverLeaf Upgrade for Comfort GuestsUSD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 20 - Oct 1, 2015442442
GoldLeaf Upgrade for Comfort GuestsUSD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 20 - Oct 1, 2015884884
GoldLeaf Upgrade for Superior GuestsUSD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 20 - Oct 1, 2015442442

 

 

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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

Lake Louise is the most beautiful place we've ever seen

Lake Louise is the most beautiful place we've ever seen

Star Rating 5
August 6, 2014

Thanks to you, our trip was most memorable. Everything went according to plan and we are most grateful for the highly detailed departure package. We're really glad we upgraded to SilverLeaf. There were parts of the trip where we... read more would not have been able to see the mountains from the RedLeaf car but they were in the view from the SilverLeaf car. Lake Louise is the most beautiful place we've ever seen, and we have traveled extensively. I got up before dawn to see the mountain and the glacier reflected in the lake due to a full moon. Amazing. I'll send you the pic we took from our room. Oh, yes, we were upgraded to a lake view room on the fourth floor. We're at Yellowstone National Park right now. Also amazing but not the Canadian Rockies. Again, our thanks. The scenery took care of itself. It was the attention to detail by Fresh Tracks Canada that took all of the worry out of this trip.

The trip was so beautiful thank to Eva!

The trip was so beautiful thank to Eva!

Star Rating 5
July 25, 2014

We have just completed our Rocky Mountain tour and other side trips that was arranged by your wonderful employee Eva. Well, first of all the trip was wonderful! Everyone was out of this world with kindness. The trip itself was so... read more beautiful, but most of all, I have to let you know, that Eva was there for us all the way. We had some set backs but she kept in contact with us and tried to help us in every way that she could. She is one of a kind and you can tell that she really loves her job. She has that special touch for tourism and hospitality. She even came to our hotel in the morning before leaving for the train to meet us. She took time out in the early morning to make sure we were okay. And throughout the trip she kept in contact to make sure all was going well. We almost did not make this trip due to some fallbacks with my husbands health. But all has worked out and we would recommend anyone intrested in this trip to contact Eva, her kindness will kill anyone. Thank you again for having a valuable employee. Keep up the good work and we hope that someday we can make another trip.

We would highly recommend Eva to anyone for travel arrangements in Canada

We would highly recommend Eva to anyone for travel arrangements in Canada

Star Rating 5
July 25, 2014

One of your team, Eva in particular, has been so delightful and informational to us. She is so prompt with getting back to us with email and phone calls. She makes us feel important and special. We would highly recommend her to... read more anyone for travel arrangements in Canada. You really have an asset to your company. We would really like to meet her and thank her for her effort in trying to make our trip unforgettable and enjoyable. We are looking forward to this trip.

We are definite fans of Fresh Tracks Canada!

We are definite fans of Fresh Tracks Canada!

Star Rating 5
July 15, 2014

Wow, what a wonderful vacation! The accommodations at each stop (Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Banff and Lake Louise) were all beyond excellent. Loved the pampering and the attention to detail. We did the Hop On, Hop Off Big Bus... read more tour in Vancouver, plus did a partial walk around Stanley Park. If we had been there another day, I think we would have taken advantage of more the city has to offer. Sutton Place was incredible! Great to have had the transportation vouchers for the ferry to Victoria. Absolutely nothing to worry about. The Magnolia was wonderful as well, really liked the graciousness. Who does 'turn down' service anymore? Lovely touch! Enjoyed the bus tour and Butchart Gardens tour. At first I actually thought we'd have an escort at the gardens, but that would have definitely not been necessary at all. Going through the gardens at our own pace, and then retracing some of it, was perfect. What can I say about our Rocky Mountaineer experience? Fabulous! Goldleaf Service was definitely the way to go. Patrick is a train geek, when he found out we were in the first domed car and the first seat in the car, he was beside himself! We had met a very nice couple in Victoria and it turned out they were in the same train car, one seat back and across the aisle, so we had a most enjoyable time with them and now have new friends. The Rocky Mountaineer service and food was outstanding. We were booked into Rimrock Resort in Banff, absolutely terrific stay there. Would loved to have spent more time in Banff. The most memorable meal we had during the entire trip was at the Eden Restaurant. You had arranged a hiking trip through Discover Banff (Nate) and they did a great job. Ironically, the actual hike was in Lake Louise so we ended up making the trip to that area twice. We were in a group of 11 which was very manageable. Discover Banff also transported us to the Chateau Lake Louise and that driver did a very nice job driving along a more scenic route than the main highway and took a quick stop to show us an osprey nest. What is there not to like about the Chateau Lake Louise? Just had to stay there with its iconic views. We had a couple of splendid dinners and took another wonderful hike by ourselves. Your pre-trip package was very correct about packing for the unexpected! While feeling we were a bit burdened while traveling, it actually snowed in the mountains on July 24th and by the end of the hike, I not only had on my fleece jacket but also a wool hat and gloves. The brisk wind on Lake Agnes was really chilly, air temp was about 5 degrees Celsius. Transportation to Calgary by Brewster (Mike) was reliable and the driver provided some nice insights to us as we motored from Lake Louise into Banff to pick up other passengers. We are definite fans of Fresh Tracks Canada! Everything in the package was spelled out and well organized. We felt very well cared for with 'no worries'. Thanks so much for the wonderful trip.

Everyone should go to Calgary Stampede!

Everyone should go to Calgary Stampede!

Star Rating 4
June 27, 2014

Thank you for making our Canadian trip so absolutely terrific. We adored The Rocky Mountainer, every single second, from the bagpipe send-off to the delicious food, gourmet actually, every single meal, to the spectacular views,... read more of course. We found the nights in the hotel/motel terrific, exactly what we needed with very friendly staff. And it was glorious to have the keys in our hands before we got to the hotels so we could get to our rooms happily without standing in line. A very pampered piece of the tour! The Calgary Stampede was spectacular, boisterous, one of a kind, dazzling. We were there long, long hours each day because it was mesmerizing. Everyone should get to go to Calgary for Stampede!

It was a great trip, and one I will definitely recommend to friends and family

It was a great trip, and one I will definitely recommend to friends and family

Star Rating 4.5
May 29, 2014

The trip was wonderful! The weather was great and we saw a lot of wildlife from the train and on the road in Alberta. Of course, the mountain scenery was spectacular. Hotels - Georgian Court was wonderful, the hotel in Kamloops,... read more the Thompson, was also very nice. The Rundle Stone Lodge was fine, but we had an inside room, which meant that, although we had a window, it looked over an inside courtyard, so the room was like a cave! You probably didn't know a hotel could have an inside room! Outside of being dark, the room was fine. The Chateau Lake Louise - I have always wanted to stay at one of the chalets built by the railroad in Glacier National Park in Montana, and this fulfilled my dream! The Rocky Mountaineer was great. Our hostess Jasmine did a wonderful job. The food was good and certainly adequate. They had me when I ordered tea and received a hot cup of tea rather than a tea bag & a cup of tepid water! They have their own blend of tea. The tours in Banff were very good. Both guides worked hard to give a good tour with lots of information. They even gave us maple cookies! On the longer tour we had hot chocolate. The gondola ride was a pleasant surprise for Don. I hadn't really said much about it. Naturally, he wanted to study it to see how it worked! The view was magnificent. We did not have long lines, which was wonderful. We saw lots of wildlife. The only thing we didn't see was a mountain goat. We even saw a grizzly! I certainly didn't expect that. It was a great trip, and one I will definitely recommend to friends and family.

It was amazing from beginning to end

It was amazing from beginning to end

Star Rating 5
September 9, 2013

It was amazing from beginning to end and I think we would very safely say that it exceeded our expectations. It had been awhile since we had a 'real' vacation and this one was fantastic and set the bar pretty high for the next one.... read more We have definitely talked it up to anyone who will listen and look at all the great pictures we took.

Service, food and scenery were fabulous

Service, food and scenery were fabulous

Star Rating 5
August 22, 2013

Just a note to let you know how much everyone enjoyed our ‘Essential Canadian Rockies’ tour. Everything was very well organized so that we had nothing to worry about while on the trip. Accomodations were fine, drivers... read more were courteous and accomodating, and the scenery was fantastic! Have to admit your Canadian Rockies are more majestic than the ones here in Colorado! (And that is saying a lot!) We were worried about mobility issues for Stan and Grayce but they did fine and were able to do all activities with minimal walking in most places. Service, food and scenery on the Rocky Mountaineer were fabulous! What a wonderful trip! Everyone hated to leave on the last day. Thanks for all your excellent help!

Truly first class

Truly first class

Star Rating 5
August 17, 2013

The whole time from beginning to end was wonderful and first class. Everywhere we went the people were so helpful and made us feel special. The hotels and the train ride itself was truly first class and we could not have had a better... read more time. I even surprised myself and climbed to the top of the mountain at Lake Louise for tea in the tea house. The gondola ride was not as intimidating and was worth the nerves as the view was spectacular. We enjoyed the tour of Banff with our guide and learned a lot about the area. Mark was very accommodating and allowed us time to explore. The train ride itself was wonderful from the scenery to the food to the staff. Both Frank and I were impressed with the smoothness of the whole trip. We met some nice people along the way. If you want to know if we would recommend it? Absolutely! I have already told my friends about it and they all agree it sounds like a perfect way to spend a vacation. So from us both, we thank you for all you did.

The most naturally beautiful place I've ever seen

The most naturally beautiful place I've ever seen

Star Rating 5
August 11, 2013

I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful trip we had in the Canadian Rockies. We loved Vancouver, the train ride was great, Banff was beautiful and Moraine Lake was probably the most naturally beautiful place I've ever seen. Superb... read more choice. We had the best room in the lodge. The accommodations were first rate and the service was exceptional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your service to any of our friends. Terrific trip!

We could not have been more pleased with our trip

We could not have been more pleased with our trip

Star Rating 5
June 30, 2013

Everything went perfectly! Really, it was a marvelous trip and my mom and I had a terrific time. The transportation was reliable and comfortable. The train trip on the Rocky Mountaineer was amazing and the service/food were terrific!... read more We were so fortunate that we were seated in the very first row of the very first car with the open view from the train. There was nothing that blocked our view... magnificent! We could not have been more pleased with our trip! Despite my mom's panic about getting to Calgary for our return flights, we arrived with 90 minutes before take-off for her, so all went well! I did so appreciate being able to talk to you personally at the time we had concerns. Thank you for everything, your service to us was invaluable!

Excellent service

Excellent service

Star Rating 5
December 26, 2012

We had a great time on our trip to the Canadian Rockies... Fabulous scenery and excellent service.

Everything went off without a hitch

Everything went off without a hitch

Star Rating 5
September 4, 2011

Just wanted to thank all the agents who helped with making our trip to the Canadian Rockies memorable. Everything went off without a hitch. The Fairmont Hotels were all great to us with every room having a beautiful view. Rocky... read more Mountaineer was a once in a lifetime experience with the best weather all season, we were told. We're relaxing in Maui now recuperating from all we did in Canada. Thanks again, if we ever do the Jasper train, I know who to call.

Many thanks for the great experience

Many thanks for the great experience

Star Rating 5
September 2, 2011

We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the Fresh Tracks Canada vacation to Banff and Lake Louise. The Rocky Mountaineer train was truly outstanding in every respect. The drivers were very friendly and knowledgeable about... read more the area which enhanced the trip even further. Many thanks for the great experience and super organization which showed throughout.

Best views I have seen

Best views I have seen

Star Rating 5
June 21, 2011

Just a quick note to say Claire and I really enjoyed our trip on the Rocky Mountaineer and the hotels we were accommodated in. The Banff Springs was the best hotel I have ever stayed in, so thank you for the upgrade. Chateau Lake... read more Louise was also wonderful with the best view I have ever seen. All in all a wonderful last few days to our honeymoon.

We enjoyed everything about the trip

We enjoyed everything about the trip

Star Rating 5
October 15, 2010

The trip was wonderful. The hotels were great. We really enjoyed everything about the trip. Dealing with Fresh Tracks Canada was extremely easy. Thanks!

Exceptionally smooth experience

Exceptionally smooth experience

Star Rating 5
June 27, 2010

Thank you for helping make our rail trip through Canada such an amazing experience. All your organization in planning and keeping us informed made this an exceptionally smooth experience, and I have already highly recommended Fresh... read more Tracks Canada to many of my friends. I can't say enough about what a positive experience it was. I liked the mix of having personal time to explore as well as the guided tours, and our guide on the train was a wonderful source of knowledge, not to mention funny as well. Keep up the good work and thank you once again.

Rocky Mountaineer was superb!

Rocky Mountaineer was superb!

Star Rating 5
June 3, 2009

The trip you organized for us was sensational and the Rocky Mountaineer was superb.

Absolutely terrific train ride

Absolutely terrific train ride

Star Rating 5
May 26, 2008

I wanted to tell you once more how much Julia and I enjoyed the vacation you provided for us. I find myself 'daydreaming' every time I think of the absolutely terrific train ride through the most beautiful scenery I have ever... read more seen. I have tried to relive every moment and still find new things to remember realizing even more how breathtaking it all was. I am very happy that we decided 'not to have any goals'. This allowed us to see and cherish every single moment and properly file it in our memories. I purchased two "Gold Leaf" wine goblets for Julia and I and made a rule that no one in our family could drink out of them and that only Julia and I were allowed only if we were wearing our "Gold Leaf Pins". Silly, yes but it keeps our memory of the journey special.

We enjoyed the splendor

We enjoyed the splendor

Star Rating 5
August 6, 2007

We have left Canada after our trip which we thoroughly enjoyed. The arrrangements which you made for us all went very well and we enjoyed the beautiful splendor of the Canadian Rockies and the service on the train was excellent,... read more certainly a journey to remember. I would like to thank you for your help in making those arrangements on our behalf.

Wonderful holiday in a great country

Wonderful holiday in a great country

Star Rating 5
July 31, 2007

Thank you and your team for helping us to have a wonderful holiday in your great country. Everything went like clockwork. We had no problems with any of the accommodation, tours or the Rocky Mountaineer train. I will have no problem... read more in recommending Fresh Tracks to anyone wanting to take the Rocky Mountaineer. Our holiday has certainly left us with long lasting memories of the train, scenery, people etc. We will be coming back to Canada for sure, sooner rather than later. We are thinking of coming back to Vancouver to visit Victoria and whale watch etc. and wondered if you could help us again nearer the time. Once again thanks for all your help!

The rail ride was everything we expected

The rail ride was everything we expected

Star Rating 5
July 26, 2007

The trip was awesome. Everything was well planned and we enjoyed the activities that were set up. The rail ride was everything we expected. Thanks!

From beginning to end everything was perfect

From beginning to end everything was perfect

Star Rating 5
August 15, 2006

I want to thank you for an absolutely fabulous trip that you planned for us. From beginning to end everything was perfect and even when I misplaced two coupons your office quickly faxed new ones to our hotel. The hotels were fantastic,... read more the service perfect, and everyone was so helpful and friendly. My son's comment was, "Canada is an upgraded United States" and I wouldn't be surprised if he moved to Vancouver or Victoria. The Rocky Mountaineer was a once in a lifetime experience and first class all the way. I must have gained 10 pounds just in those two days. What a magnificent country you have and what wonderful people.

 

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Trip Map & Outline

Essential Rockies by Train – Map
Arrive Vancouver*
1 night Vancouver
1 night Kamloops
2 nights Banff
1 night Lake Louise
Depart Calgary
*Can be done in reverse

What Clients Say

Lake Louise is the most beautiful place we've ever seen

Star Rating 5

Thanks to you, our trip was most memorable. Everything went according to plan and we are most grateful for the highly detailed departure package. We're really glad we upgraded to SilverLeaf. There were parts of the trip where we would not have been able to see the mountains from the RedLeaf car but...

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