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Majestic Rail & Drive

7 Days / 6 Nights
Calgary to Vancouver or Vancouver to Calgary
From USD$2,197 per person
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Canadian Rockies Self Drive Tours Highlights: Vancouver | Rocky Mountaineer Train | Jasper | Lake Louise | Banff | Calgary | Drive through the unforgettable scenery in the Banff and Jasper National parks, see the crystal waters of Lake Louise, enjoy charming Jasper then take the iconic Rocky Mountaineer to for the train ride of a lifetime to Vancouver.

  • Picturesque Banff in its own National Park
  • Stay at stunning Lake Louise
  • Ride an Ice Explorer on an ancient glacier
  • Ride the iconic Rocky Mountaineer

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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Day 1 Calgary to Banff (115 km/72 mi) Upon arrival into Calgary, pick up your rental car and begin your Rockies adventure. Take the short (2-hour) drive from Calgary to Banff on the Trans-Canada Highway or the more scenic 1A Highway. Once in Banff proceed to your hotel to check in. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your own leisure.

Day 2 Banff Sightseeing (Banff Gondola) A full day to explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site (not included) and Banff Gondola (included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs (included).

Day 3 Banff to Lake Louise (62 km/38 mi) Depart Banff today and travel along the lovely Bow Valley Parkway for a casual drive. The Bow Valley Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise is a low-speed, two-lane undivided roadway with numerous scenic outlooks and pullouts. Be sure to stop for a quick nature walk at Johnston Canyon, where you can stand in the spray of a roaring mountain waterfall. Continue on to the “Jewel of the Rockies,” Lake Louise. Lake Louise is the most famous glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies, and one of the most beautiful in the Western Hemisphere.

Day 4 Lake Louise to Jasper (208 km/129 mi) Today, travel through the spine of the Canadian Rockies along the amazing Icefields Parkway. You’re sure to be enthralled by the scenery, wildlife, incredible blue lakes and sparkling waterfalls en route (Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June). A stop at Peyto Lake along the way is a must. Don’t miss the Columbia Icefield for a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier on board an Ice Explorer (included) before continuing your journey to Jasper.

Day 5 Jasper Sightseeing Explore this charming mountain village which is 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 (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 6 Jasper to Kamloops (Rocky Mountaineer) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for a scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. Leaving Jasper National Park, travel the ‘Yellowhead’ Route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson, ‘the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies’ and follow the mighty Thompson River, the route of early fur traders, before arriving in Kamloops. (Breakfast & lunch included)

Day 7 Kamloops to Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer) Leaving Kamloops, follow the Thompson River through Ashcroft, one of Canada’s driest towns, with an average rainfall of just 18 centimetres. Pass through Rainbow Canyon named for its cliffs striped with pinks, greens and greys creating a stunning rainbow affect. Continue on to the Fraser Canyon, where at Hells Gate watch water torrent past the canyon walls at its narrowest point. The last leg of the journey takes you through the fertile farming region of the Fraser Valley to arrive in the Pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon. (Breakfast & lunch included)

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 6 nights
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Jasper
  • Taxi transfer between Jasper Rail Station and Hotel
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  • Total # of meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Travel Documentation

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Two Queen Room)
  • Banff - Irwin’s Mountain Inn (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Lake Louise - Deer Lodge (Heritage Room)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

  • Enjoy panoramic views from oversized windows in our single-level dome
  • Relax in reclining dome-level seats
  • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
  • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks

Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

  • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of the bi-level dome coach
  • Hot gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by Executive Chefs
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks
  • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach

Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Irwins Mountain Inn

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Banff

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deer Lodge

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Lake Louise

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Day 1 Calgary to Banff (115 km/72 mi) Upon arrival into Calgary, pick up your rental car and begin your Rockies adventure. Take the short (2-hour) drive from Calgary to Banff on the Trans-Canada Highway or the more scenic 1A Highway. Once in Banff proceed to your hotel to check in. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your own leisure.

Day 2 Banff Sightseeing (Banff Gondola) A full day to explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site (not included) and Banff Gondola (included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs (included).

Day 3 Banff to Lake Louise (62 km/38 mi) Depart Banff today and travel along the lovely Bow Valley Parkway for a casual drive. The Bow Valley Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise is a low-speed, two-lane undivided roadway with numerous scenic outlooks and pullouts. Be sure to stop for a quick nature walk at Johnston Canyon, where you can stand in the spray of a roaring mountain waterfall. Continue on to the “Jewel of the Rockies,” Lake Louise. Lake Louise is the most famous glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies, and one of the most beautiful in the Western Hemisphere.

Day 4 Lake Louise to Jasper (208 km/129 mi) Today, travel through the spine of the Canadian Rockies along the amazing Icefields Parkway. You’re sure to be enthralled by the scenery, wildlife, incredible blue lakes and sparkling waterfalls en route (Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June). A stop at Peyto Lake along the way is a must. Don’t miss the Columbia Icefield for a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier on board an Ice Explorer (included) before continuing your journey to Jasper.

Day 5 Jasper Sightseeing Explore this charming mountain village which is 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 (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 6 Jasper to Kamloops (Rocky Mountaineer) All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for a scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. Leaving Jasper National Park, travel the ‘Yellowhead’ Route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson, ‘the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies’ and follow the mighty Thompson River, the route of early fur traders, before arriving in Kamloops. (Breakfast & lunch included)

Day 7 Kamloops to Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer) Leaving Kamloops, follow the Thompson River through Ashcroft, one of Canada’s driest towns, with an average rainfall of just 18 centimetres. Pass through Rainbow Canyon named for its cliffs striped with pinks, greens and greys creating a stunning rainbow affect. Continue on to the Fraser Canyon, where at Hells Gate watch water torrent past the canyon walls at its narrowest point. The last leg of the journey takes you through the fertile farming region of the Fraser Valley to arrive in the Pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon. (Breakfast & lunch included)

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 6 nights
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Jasper
  • Taxi transfer between Jasper Rail Station and Hotel
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  • Total # of meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Travel Documentation

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Two Queen Room)
  • Banff - Irwin’s Mountain Inn (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Lake Louise - Deer Lodge (Heritage Room)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

  • Enjoy panoramic views from oversized windows in our single-level dome
  • Relax in reclining dome-level seats
  • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
  • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks

Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

  • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of the bi-level dome coach
  • Hot gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by Executive Chefs
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks
  • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach

Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Irwins Mountain Inn

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Banff

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deer Lodge

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Lake Louise

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Departure dates

(Tour Code: SD15) Departing from Calgary: Tuesday & Saturday May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Jun 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 Jul 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Aug 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Sep 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Oct 3, 7, 10

(Tour Code: SD14) Depart from Vancouver: Tuesday & Friday May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Jun 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Jul 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Aug 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Sep 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Oct 3, 6, 10, 13

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

02 May - 20 May, 2017 23 May - 27 Jun, 2017 30 Jun - 29 Sep, 2017 30 Sep - 13 Oct, 2017 Upgrade to GoldLeaf 02 May - 13 Oct, 2017

$2,289
$2,474
$2,474
$2,197
-
$514

$2,778
$3,147
$3,147
$2,664
-
$514

$2,160
$2,282
$2,282
$2,082
-
$514

$1,725
$1,725
$1,725
$1,636
-
$514

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

02 May - 20 May, 2017 23 May - 27 Jun, 2017 30 Jun - 29 Sep, 2017 30 Sep - 13 Oct, 2017 Upgrade to GoldLeaf 02 May - 13 Oct, 2017

$2,413
$2,560
$2,617
$2,480
-
$514

$3,024
$3,319
$3,433
$3,229
-
$514

$2,260
$2,359
$2,397
$2,289
-
$514

$1,725
$1,725
$1,725
$1,636
-
$514

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

02 May - 20 May, 2017 23 May - 27 Jun, 2017 30 Jun - 29 Sep, 2017 30 Sep - 13 Oct, 2017

$3,816
$4,171
$4,438
$3,737

$5,141
$5,848
$6,383
$5,070

$3,442
$3,677
$3,856
$3,365

$2,343
$2,343
$2,343
$2,233

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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