Experience The World-Famous Rocky Mountaineer On Your 14 Day Ultimate Western Discovery
From $4,785.00 CAD
About Vancouver, British Columbia
Our most popular Canadian Tour, this comprehensive itinerary combines the renowned Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour across the Rockies with the highlights of the best of British Columbia and Alberta. Explore vibrant seaside cities before travelling across the Rockies by train viewing breathtaking landscapes, majestic mountains and picturesque mountain villages.
See Western Canada In Style, With This Luxury Rail, Sea and Coach Tour
The most incredible way for you to experience the Canadian Rockies is by taking a panoramic, scenic trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. This tour is built around your historic train trip, allowing you plenty of time to explore the most beautiful parts of Alberta and British Columbia on Luxury Coach. You'll even go whale watching in Victoria! It's a voyage you'll never forget.
This tour is availble between the months of April and October.
This itinerary is available in reverse from Calgary to Vancouver. Dates & itinerary may be fully customized, allowing you to design the exact Western Canadian Journey of your dreams!
Day 1: Arrive Vancouver
Upon arrival in Vancouver you will be transferred to your downtown accommodation. Experience Vancouver, a vibrant metropolitan city nestled between the mountains and the sea. This evening, enjoy dinner at a downtown Vancouver restaurant.
Day 2: Vancouver Sightseeing (Trolley Coach)
Included today is a Hop-on-hop-off Pass, travel at your leisure on a turn of the century San Francisco style trolley bus with 23 stops including 16 of Vancouver’s major downtown attractions. Take the entire tour in two hours or spend the whole day experiencing this beautiful city. Included is a Vancouver Harbour Cruise, entrance to the Lookout viewing tower and Fly over Canada experience.
Day 3: Vancouver North Shore Sightseeing (Small Coach)
Join a fully narrated half-day sightseeing tour where you will visit Vancouver’s North Shore, including Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Treetops Adventure forest canopy walkway, the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, ride the gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain and see grizzly bears in the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.
Day 4: Vancouver – Victoria (Coach/Ferry)
Departing by coach you will board the BC Ferry for a spectacular 95 minute cruise through the marine wonderland of the Gulf Islands. Once docked on Vancouver Island you will continue by coach on to the world famous Butchart Gardens with their 55 acre floral display. Drive through Victoria’s Marine Scenic Drive and view highlights of downtown Victoria, where you can explore at your leisure.
Day 5: Victoria – Vancouver (Floatplane)
In the morning join a unique tour that takes you around the city on an amphibious vehicle travelling on both land and water. This afternoon, board the luxurious Five-Star Supercat whale-watching excursion, with over 80 resident orcas and numerous transient orcas, you will experience why whale-watching is a must in Victoria. This evening you will transfer by floatplane from the inner harbour of Victoria to downtown Vancouver.
A day of Whale Watching you'll never forget on the Five Star Supercat
Day 6: Vancouver – Kamloops with Rocky Mountaineer (Rail)
Board the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer train. Departing Vancouver, pass through the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley and view the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. You’ll see the thundering waters of Hell’s Gate and follow the Thompson River to historic Kamloops, gateway to the interior of British Columbia.
Day 7: Kamloops – Jasper with Rocky Mountaineer (Rail)
Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and follow the Canada railway and the Thompson River through rolling hills into the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields before passing by Mount Robson, which at 12,972 feet is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. In late afternoon, arrive in Jasper, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies.
Day 8: Jasper sightseeing (Small Coach)
This morning join our guide for an interpretive tour up the Maligne Valley. The tour will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a guided walk above the gorge, Medicine Lake and then Maligne Lake where you can either take the boat cruise to Spirit Island or enjoy a guided hike along the Mary Schaffer Loop.
Day 9: Jasper – Lake Louise (Small Coach)
Travel with your interpretive guide along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Sightseeing stops along this beautiful highway will include Athabasca Falls, the Weeping Wall, Bow Lake, and the Crowfoot Glacier. You will also make a stop at the Columbia Icefields Centre where you will have the opportunity to take part in the Snocoach Tour onto the Athabasca Glacier, and/or explore the Glacier Skywalk overlooking Sunwapta Valley.
Day 10: Lake Louise – Banff (Coach)
Begin your journey from beautiful Lake Louise and learn about the natural forces that have shaped the appearance of the lakes and streams found in this area of the Rocky Mountains. Visit Moraine Lake then cross the Great Divide to experience Yoho National Park, the Spiral Tunnels and Takakkaw Falls before returning back to Lake Louise and onto Banff.
Day 11: Banff sightseeing (Small Coach)
Explore the many places of interest around Banff on your sightseeing excursion today. Sights such as Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, the Banff Hoodoos and Lake Minnewanka await you in one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Included is a Banff gondola pass and Banff Hot Springs swim pass for use at your leisure.
Day 12: Banff – Calgary (Coach)
Transfer by shuttle today to Calgary, where we have included a Hop on Hop off City Tour including entrance to Calgary Tower. This evening enjoy a 3 course dinner at the local Buzzards restaurant.
Day 13: Calgary Heritage & History OR Badlands & Drumheller sightseeing (Coach)
Today, depending on the schedule, you will join a Heritage & History Southern Alberta tour or a day tour to Drumheller & the Badlands.
Day 14: Tour ends
Your package ends with a check out from your hotel.
This itinerary is available in reverse from Calgary to Vancouver.
- 13 nights of accommodation in your selected category
- Arrival airport transfer
- Dinner at a downtown Vancouver restaurant
- Hop on Hop off Pass
- Vancouver Harbour Cruise
- Entrance to the Vancouver Lookout
- Entrance to the Fly Over Canada Experience
- Vancouver's North Shore tour including Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain
- One way tour from Vancouver to Victoria including entrance to Butchart Gardens
- Victoria Land & Sea Hippo Tour
- Whale-watching excursion
- Floatplane from Victoria to Vancouver
- 2 Day / 1 Night Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour from Vancouver to Jasper in RedLeaf Service
- Maligne Valley Sightseeing and Boat Cruise
- Columbia Icefields Tour with Ice Explorer Ride
- Lake Louise and area guided sightseeing tour
- Banff and area guided sightseeing tour
- Entrance to the Banff Gondola
- Entrance to the Banff Upper Hot Springs
- Shuttle transfer from Banff to Calgary
- Calgary Tower Elevation Pass
- $40 Dinner Voucher at Buzzards Restaurant
- Heritage & History Tour OR Drumheller and Badlands Day Tour (dependent on tour schedule)
- Moderate Pricing from: $4,785
- Superior Pricing from: $5,685
- Deluxe Pricing from: $6,125
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Pricing is based on per person, share twin in Canadian Dollars, plus GST
Single, triple and family pricing is available on request.
The above pricing and itinerary is subject to seasonal surcharges and operational dates for the suppliers.
Please contact Total Advantage for an updated pricing and itinerary for your specific travel date.
You will visit the following 6 places:
Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km2 (4,200 sq mi). It is located in the province of Alberta, north of Banff National Park and west of Edmonton. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains. Outdoor activities like hiking, camping and skiing are popular. Native wildlife includes elk, moose, bighorn sheep and bears.
Vancouver is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English. Classed as a Beta global city, the city is well known for its majestic natural beauty, as it is nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is frequently ranked as one of the "best cities to live in" and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit.
Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. In the 2011 census, the City of Calgary had a population of 1,096,833 and a metropolitan population of 1,214,839, making it the largest city in Alberta, and the third-largest municipality and fifth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. The economy of Calgary includes activity in the energy, financial services, film and television, transportation and logistics, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, health and wellness, retail, and tourism sectors. The Calgary CMA is home to the second-highest number of corporate head offices in Canada among the country's 800 largest corporations.
The Town of Banff was the first municipality to incorporate within a Canadian national park. The town is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership. Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing areas within the area. Sunshine Village, Ski Norquay and Lake Louise Mountain Resort are the three nearby ski resorts located within the national park
Victoria, capital of British Columbia, is located near the southern tip of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. Named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and, at the time, British North America, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1843. Known as the "The Garden City", Victoria is also an attractive city and a popular tourism destination with a thriving technology sector that has risen to be its largest revenue-generating private industry.
Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia, Canada, at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River and near Kamloops Lake. It is the Tournament Capital of Canada. It has hosted Strauss Canada Cup of Curling, Skate Canada, World Fly Fishing Championships, Tim Horton's Olympic Qualifying Bike Race, and World Junior Hockey Championships. Kamloops has a population of just under 93,000, but is very spread out along two rivers, giving it the impression of being a much larger city.