Mountains stretch up to the sky in every direction on this 2-day jaw-dropping rail excursion between Vancouver and Jasper National Park. You’ll have non-stop stunning panoramic views of the changing landscape as you cross the Continental Divide in complete luxury aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
With comfortable seating, top-notch service, chef-prepared meals and stunning scenery, it’s no wonder the Rocky Mountaineer was named the world’s best luxury train by the prestigious World Travel Awards. The Rocky Mountaineer only travels during the day with hotel stays at night, meaning you won’t miss a second of the scenic beauty of British Columbia
The following itinerary can be customized to add on nights in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper, as well as additional experiences in the Rocky Mountains. The possibilities for customization are endless so please reach out to us with any special requests or for travel inspiration.
Day 1: Vancouver to Kamloops
Wave goodbye to the glistening ocean waters of Vancouver as you head into the picturesque Fraser Valley. Here you’ll have your first taste of the top-notch cuisine with a delicious breakfast, served either at your seat (SilverLeaf service) or in the scenic dining car (GoldLeaf service).
As the train crosses the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, you’ll witness a dramatic change in scenery. You’ll pass over the famous Hell’s Gate, an abrupt narrowing of the Fraser River that creates some spectacular rushing whitewater rapids. Listen to entertaining stories about the region as you enjoy a three-course lunch freshly prepared by the onboard chefs and watch as the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley give way to the stark landscape of the British Columbia interior.
Your full day on the train ends in Kamloops where you will enjoy an included night of accommodation in a hotel and have time to explore the town.
Day 2: Kamloops to Jasper
Unlike its sister train that follows the first Canadian rail route to Banff, this Rocky Mountaineer excursion departs Kamloops and heads north along the second of Canada’s two trans-continental railways. Commonly known as the Yellowhead route, much of this rail line goes along a route that has no roads, making it a landscape that can only be viewed by train.
Eat a gourmet breakfast as you wind your way lakeside through the Shuswap region, then enjoy an exclusive view of Pyramid Falls from a vantage point only accessible by rail. You’ll soon be swept up in the sheer beauty of the Rocky Mountains as the train slowly ascends towards its destination in Jasper National Park.
With huge panoramic windows, you won’t miss a moment of the scenery. Look out for wildlife along the way – you might even spot a grizzly. A gourmet lunch, created using local ingredients, is served alongside stories about the railway and the landmarks along the way. Before entering the grand Jasper National Park, you’ll pass by stunning Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres.
Your day ends in the lovely mountain town of Jasper.
Price for Journey Through the Clouds Classic Westbound package per person in CAD, for departure from Jasper on April 30, 2024, in SilverLeaf Service with Standard Room accommodation, subject to availability. Accommodation is based on double occupancy. Hotel level applies to hotels in destinations only, not to midpoint hotels. Pricing includes applicable taxes. Additional conditions apply.
The Rocky Mountaineer features three unique rail excursions through the Canadian Rockies. Take a look at our First Passage to the West and Rainforest to Goldrush excursions for more itinerary options. Please note that each itinerary can also be done in reverse.