Canadian Pacific: Rockies to Vancouver by Rail

See all the highlights of the Rockies in one compact trip

Embark on an 8-day journey through stunning Western Canada, beginning in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains and culminating on the Pacific Coast. This unforgettable experience includes exploring the iconic destinations of Banff and Jasper, touring the awe-inspiring Columbia Icefields, and indulging in an overnight trip aboard VIA’s Canadian train to Vancouver.

This trip allows ample time to explore each destination at your leisure, with the peace of mind that all travel arrangements have been expertly taken care of. As you journey through Western Canada, stunning mountain vistas will be yours to enjoy at every turn, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience.

8 Days from $4375/person CAD
Travel Details
Options Extras


Day 1: Arrival in Calgary, transfer to Banff
Upon arrival at Calgary Airport, head to the local scheduled transportation company desk to arrange your transfer to Banff.

Overnight: Royal Canadian Lodge (or similar)

Day 2: Free Day in Banff
Enjoy a free day for independent sightseeing in Banff. We recommend taking the optional Discover Banff Tour, a guided sightseeing tour of the Banff area in a modern 24 passenger bus. The tour is led by enthusiastic interpretive guides who love to share their knowledge with you.

Overnight: Royal Canadian Lodge (or similar)

Day 3: Banff to Jasper
Take a sightseeing journey from Vermilion Lakes to Lake Louise, known as the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies.” Follow the Great Divide and explore natural viewpoints of Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake. At the Columbia Icefield, take an all-terrain Ice Explorer ride and sip on the fresh waters of a glacier. Continue through the Sunwapta Valley and take a stroll at Athabasca Falls before arriving late afternoon in Jasper.

Overnight: Crimson Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: Free Day in Jasper
Take a free day to explore Jasper. We recommend booking the optional Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour, the ultimate way to view wildlife in their natural surroundings. Join an informative wildlife tour and discover Jasper’s hidden gems all while seeking out the region’s furry original inhabitants! Elk, deer, bear, moose, and mountain goats are just a sample of the many wild animals roaming the park.

Overnight: Crimson Hotel (or similar)

Day 5: Jasper to Vancouver on VIA “The Canadian Train”
Board the VIA train (departure at 09:30) in Sleeper Plus Class with superb meals, and impeccable service. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Rockies from the comfort of refurbished Art Deco rail cars from the 1950s. In the dome, the upper observation deck, enjoy 360-degree views of the impressive landscapes. The Sleeper Plus Class includes all meals appropriate to your journey, served in the elegant yet casual dining car.

Overnight: VIA Rail Sleeper Class Cabin

Day 6: Arrival in Vancouver on VIA “The Canadian Train”
The Canadian train is scheduled to arrive in Vancouver at 08:00. Upon arrival, collect your checked baggage and transfer independently to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore Vancouver.

Overnight: Sutton Place Hotel Hotel (or similar)

Day 7: Free Day in Vancouver
Take a day to explore Vancouver.

You can opt to book the Vancouver Hop-On Hop-Off 2-day Classic Pass, which offers all the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions and scenic points of interest. Visit Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, explore the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don’t forget Robson Street for shopping. Recorded commentary is provided in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean & Mandarin. Plug-in headsets will be made available, but we encourage guests to bring their own.

Overnight: Sutton Place Hotel Hotel (or similar)

Day 8: Departure from Vancouver
Make your own arrangements to Vancouver airport.



  • 6 nights 4* hotel accommodation and 1 night private cabin onboard VIA Rail The Canadian
  • Scheduled transportation from Calgary airport to Banff hotel
  • Sightseeing transfer (9 hours) from Banff hotel to Jasper hotel including commentary & Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure – A Canadian Signature Experience
  • 1 night onboard VIA Rail “The Canadian” in Sleeper Plus Class from Jasper to Vancouver in a private cabin for 2 pax including meals on board – A Canadian Signature Experience
  • Applicable taxes

Whitehorse gateway option includes roundtrip airfare to / from Whitehorse on Air North

Not Included

  • Local transfers between hotel and train station in Jasper and Vancouver
  • Gratuity for onboard train staff /porters & scheduled coach drivers
  • Meals (except on board the train)
  • National Park Fees
  • Personal expenses and insurance
Travel Details

Primary Location

Alberta & British Columbia


May to October

Pricing Details

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  • From rates based on double occupancy and travel in low season
  • Rates are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Surcharges may apply to travel over holiday long weekends
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking
Options Extras

Optional Extras

  • Recommended Activity Package:
    • Discover Banff Tour – 3 hours
    • Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour
    • Vancouver Hop on Hop off 2-day Classic Pass
  • Canadian Signature Experience Package:
    • Discovery Tour – Cave & Basin National Historic Site, Banff
    • Evening Steak Fry, Banff
    • Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver
  • Additional nights in either Calgary or Vancouver
  • Airfare to / from Calgary and Vancouver
  • Note: airfare already included in Whitehorse gateway option

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