Mountain Rails: Rockies to the Sea

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Ride the Rocky Mountaineer from the Rockies to Vancouver (8 Nights)

Discover Rocky Mountain favourites and take one of the world's great train journeys aboard the exclusive Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver to enjoy more nights on the glorious west coast.
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Transfers & Rail Travel
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Great Accommodation Selection
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Inclusive Sightseeing Trips
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On-site Restaurants
Childrens clubs
Tons of activities & sights
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Mountain Rails Itinerary

An amazing 8 day holiday, including 2 days aboard the exclusive Rocky Mountaineer train, transfers and excursions. All you need to do is relax!

Stay at both ends of the Icefields Parkway (Columbia Icefields excursion included), where Banff and Jasper offer amazing Rocky Mountain scenery and activities, and jaw-dropping Lake Louise and Maligne Lake nearby. Then enjoy luxurious hospitality on the Rocky Mountaineer’s stunning journey across British Columbia, with overnight hotel and full on board service included. Your final nights are in the heart of vibrant Vancouver, with a complimentary day trip to Victoria on Vancouver Island.

The itinerary spans 7 nights (night 8 is your return flight) but can be extended to suit.

Click for more info on the main destinations and accommodation.

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Day 1-2: Banff / Lake Louise

90 min transfer from Calgary Airport

Banff is the perfect place to relax, appreciate the stunning scenery and get into an activity or two.  Mountain biking, horse riding, canoe tours, lake cruises and rafting are just a few to try! Less energetically, you can enjoy the town’s eateries, its famous hot-springs, and the amazing views from the top of the Sulphur Mountain gondola.

Take the shuttle service from Banff to the, unfeasably blue and famous waters of Lake Louise. Go early (helped by your European body-clock)… and get some good selfies!

Day 3-4: Jasper

Full day transfer from Banff (with Columbia Icefields excursion)

The amazing journey to Jasper along the world famous Icefields Parkway includes visiting the Columbia Icefield, where you’re free to ride up to the Athabasca glacier and experience the vertigo-triggering Skywalk.

Jasper sits at the heart of Canada’s largest national park, with an unbelievable amount to see and do. The Jasper Skytram and a visit to Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake are essentials for even a short visit (shuttle services available). It’s also a great place to try activities including horse riding, paddle-boarding and climbing.

Day 5: Kamloops, via Rocky Mountaineer

8-9h train journey from Jasper

After rolling out of Jasper, you’ll get your first experience of the Rocky Mountaineer’s luxurious SilverLeaf breakfast service. Your host will keep you fully refreshed and guide you along stunning valleys beside the Fraser river, under the nose of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, and onwards with unique views of mountains, lakes and waterfalls.

Closer to Kamloops, the scenery softens, shaped by a warmer climate. When you arrive, you’ll be transferred to your hotel, to relax there for the evening or in one of Kamloops’ eateries.

Day 6-8: Vancouver, via Rocky Mountaineer

Approx 11h train journey from Kamloops

Continue to enjoy the Rocky Mountaineer with another fantastic breakfast and lunch on the gorgeous journey. Your hosts will keep you informed, and your glass filled!

In Vancouver, transfer to your hotel, and then explore. Enjoy an evening in trendy Gastown or Yaletown or in famous Chinatown. Next day, take a day trip to charming Victoria and the Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island – a different world, where afternoon tea is still observed!

Explore more on your last day, as most flights leave in late afternoon. Enjoy the city scene, go green in 1000 acre Stanley Park or visit the Capilano suspension bridge just inland.

Extra Information

  • You’re free to flex accommodation options and to add nights on to the end of this itinerary.
  • Included: Airport and rail station transfers, Banff to Jasper transfer (including Columbia Icefields experience), 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer, Day-trip from Vancouver to Victoria, local taxes and tourist charges.
  • Not Included: Flights, meals (unless stated), parking fees, gratuities. National Park entry passes.
  • National Park passes are approx 10 CAD per day per person.

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Booking Your Mountain Rails Holiday

We aim to make amazing Canadian experiences more accessible and affordable. So you’ll always get absolutely the best price with no compromise on quality or service.
Our holidays to Canada are tailor-made so can’t be booked online. Call 01606 717900 or click to email for full availability and prices.

Guide Prices for Mountain to Sea Rail 8 Night Itinerary

Party May June July-Aug Sept
Family (4) £1891 £1941 £1972 £1972
Family (4) – incl flight prices* £2628 £2581 £2765 £2613
2 Adults £2305 £2404 £2432 £2432
2 Adults – incl flight prices* £3082 £3084 £3265 £3113

Prices are £GBP per person including 7 nights accommodation, flights, transfers, Rocky Mountaineer (2 days SilverLeaf service and overnight hotel), ferry crossings and Columbia Icefields and Victoria excursions – 2 adults sharing or family of 4 with 2 children up to age 12.
Upgrades to Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf service can be quoted.
*Return flight prices from London with WestJet are included for illustration. Flights need to be arranged separately. Prices correct as of 24/12/2019.

The Best Flights...

Combine direct flight bookings with our itinerary for the best value and in-flight service
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Regular Direct Flights for Calgary (YYC).
Flight time 8.5 – 9.5 hours. Time difference -7 hours:

  • From London Heathrow: Air Canada or British Airways
  • From London Gatwick: West Jet
  • From Dublin: West Jet

Regular Direct Flights for Vancouver (YVR).
Flight time 9 – 10 hours. Time difference -8 hours:

  • From London Heathrow: Air Canada or British Airways
  • From London Gatwick: West Jet
  • From Manchester: Air Transat
  • From Dublin: Air Canada
For a Totally Tailored Canada holiday at unbeatable value, email, chat or call us
01606 717900

Average Daily Sun and Max Temperatures: Banff

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Average Daily Sun and Max Temperatures: Vancouver

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    16°C
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    21°C
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    September