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Majestic Canada Rail Vacation through the Rockies | VIA Rail

7 Days / 6 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$1,856 per person
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Departure dates

Departs from Vancouver: Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays (Tour Code: TR33) Apr 30 May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31 Jun 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29 Jul 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30 Aug 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31 Sep 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 Oct 1, 4, 5, 8, 11 Departs from Calgary: Sundays, Mondays & Fridays (Tour Code: TR34) Apr 30 May 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 31 Jun 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28 Jul 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30 Aug 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30 Sep 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27 Oct 1, 3, 4, 8, 11

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade with Semi-Private Berth on-board VIA Rail

30 Apr - 16 May, 2021 17 May - 25 May, 2021 28 May - 28 Sep, 2021 01 Oct - 05 Oct, 2021 08 Oct - 11 Oct, 2021 VIA Rail | Upgrade to Private Cabin |Vancouver to Jasper Apr - May Jun – Oct

$1,856
$1,965
$2,383
$2,183
$2,183
-
$320
$427

$2,375
$2,594
$3,225
$2,826
$2,826
-
$320
$427

$1,718
$1,791
$2,138
$2,005
$2,005
-
$320
$427

$946
$946
$1,151
$1,151
$1,151
-
$320
$427

Superior Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

28 Apr - 17 May, 2020 18 May - 26 May, 2020 29 May - 29 Sep, 2020 02 Oct - 06 Oct, 2020 09 Oct - 12 Oct, 2020

$2,160
$2,388
$2,923
$2,752
$2,656

$2,716
$3,173
$3,909
$3,566
$3,470

$2,023
$2,175
$2,643
$2,530
$2,434

$1,270
$1,270
$1,605
$1,605
$1,605

Deluxe Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

28 Apr - 11 May, 2020 12 May - 26 May, 2020 29 May - 06 Oct, 2020 09 Oct - 12 Oct, 2020

$3,025
$3,519
$4,083
$3,661

$4,352
$5,341
$6,133
$5,288

$1,270
$1,270
$1,605
$1,605

Deluxe Plus Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

28 Apr - 11 May, 2020 12 May - 26 May, 2020 29 May - 06 Oct, 2020 09 Oct - 12 Oct, 2020

$3,452
$3,912
$4,476
$4,087

$5,205
$6,128
$6,920
$6,142

$2,934
$3,241
$3,728
$3,469

$1,270
$1,270
$1,605
$1,605

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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Take a week-long majestic Canada rail vacation on this train trip from the coastal city of Vancouver to Calgary.

 

Spend a night on VIA Rail in your own cozy sleeper cabin, stay at the Rocky Mountain resorts of Banff, Lake Louise & Jasper and take your choice of tours in Jasper and Banff from wildlife viewing to a cowboy cookout.

 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Vancouver to Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 2
Arrive Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 3
Jasper | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions
 
Option 1. Morning Maligne Valley with Medicine Lake Tour
 
Option 2. Evening Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour
Day 4
Jasper to Lake Louse | Sightseeing with picnic lunch
 
Ice Explorer Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier + Glacier Skywalk
Day 5
Lake Louise to Banff | Coach
Day 6
Banff | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions
 
Option 1. Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour + Banff Gondola
 
Option 2. Discover the Grizzly Bears Lake & Waterfalls
 
Option 3. Cowboy Horseback Cookout BBQ Lunch or Dinner
Day 7
Banff to Calgary | Coach

The below itinerary reflects our recommendations for this specific trip. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Day 1 Vancouver to Jasper | VIA Rail
This afternoon, board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ train for the famous rail journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Pass through the rich fields of the Fraser Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes as you enjoy dinner (included), then retreat to your private quarters that have been converted into a bedroom.

Day 2 Arrive Jasper | VIA Rail
Rise to the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies today as you arrive in Jasper and transfer to your hotel. The day is free to explore this unique alpine community. (breakfast included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 3 Jasper | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions
Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions
Option 1. Morning Maligne Valley with Medicine Lake Tour
Experience the most incredible sights in Jasper National Park’s Maligne Valley during this guided excursion to the region’s most scenic lakes & majestic canyons, enjoy a gentle guided walk along the shores of this pristine lake.
Option 2. Evening Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour
Admire diverse animal life in the Canadian wilderness on this evening wildlife tour. Delve into Jasper National Park with your guide. Travel through the mighty Athabasca Valley and marvel at the park’s beautiful landscapes by twilight.

Day 4 Jasper to Lake Louse | Sightseeing with picnic lunch
Your sightseeing tour today will encompass the ultimate glacier exploration as you travel along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. From walking on ancient ice at the Glacier Adventure (included), to standing on a glass platform almost one thousand feet in the air at the Glacier Skywalk (included), today’s experiences will leave you with a special appreciation for this treasured region of the Rockies. (picnic lunch included today)

Day 5 Lake Louise to Banff | Coach
Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Banff, arriving midday.

Day 6 Banff | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions
Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions
Option 1. Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour + Banff Gondola
Explore the natural wonders near the town of Banff on this half-day, small-group tour. Admire the unparalleled beauty of natural sights including Bow Falls, the surreal Hoodoos rock formation, and beautiful Lake Minnewanka, among others. Then Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain.
Option 2. Discover the Grizzly Bears Lake & Waterfalls
Pursue the elusive Canadian Grizzly Bear on this 10-hour excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks, perfect for animal- and naturelovers alike. Head out for a gondola ride up to 7,700 feet for a mountaintop lunch at Canada’s highest restaurant, and then take a chairlift ride up to the world’s largest enclosed and protected grizzly bear habitat to see Boo the resident bear rescued as a cub.
Option 3. Cowboy Horseback Cookout BBQ Lunch or Dinner
Saddle up for a ride along the Bow River in Banff and a Western style cookout. Choose from riding on horseback or in a covered wagon through the beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain

Day 7 Banff to Calgary | Coach
Today you will leave behind the fresh mountain air and colourful sights of the Rockies. We will schedule a transfer to bring you to downtown Calgary, or to the Calgary Airport to connect with your flight home.

Package Includes:

  • Sleeping berth onboard VIA Rail Sleeper Touring service for 1 night
  • 2 nights accommodation in Jasper
  • 1 night accommodation in Lake Louise
  • 2 nights accommodation in Banff
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Jasper | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions
    • Morning Maligne Valley with Medicine Lake Tour
    • Evening Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Lake Louise with picnic lunch included
  • Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier + Glacier Skywalk
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Lake Louise and Banff hotels
  • Banff | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions
    • Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour + Banff Gondola
    • Discover Grizzly Bears, Lakes & Waterfalls
    • Cowboy Horseback Cookout BBQ Lunch or Dinner
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Banff hotel and Calgary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • National Park fees

Hotel & Rail Information | Moderate Grade

  • VIA Rail | Semi Private Sleeper Berth
  • Jasper - Moderate Hotel | Standard Room
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn | Deluxe Queen Room
  • Banff - Elk+Avenue Hotel | Standard Room

Hotel & Rail Information | Superior Grade

  • VIA Rail | Cabin
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn | Outside Room with Balcony
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn | Deluxe Queen Room
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge | Superior Room

Hotel & Rail Information | Deluxe Grade

  • VIA Rail | Cabin
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge | Fairmont Room
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Fairmont Lakeview Room
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | Fairmont Room

Hotel & Rail Information | Deluxe Plus Grade

  • VIA Rail | Cabin
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge |Premier Deluxe Room
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Deluxe Lakeview Room
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | Deluxe Mountain View Room

Moderate Grade with Semi-Private Berth on-board VIA Rail

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Jasper

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Lake Louise

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Banff

Superior Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

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Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Deluxe Plus Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

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Banff

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper