Essential Canadian Rockies from Calgary

This adventurous tour travels by luxury motor coach and daylight train between Western Canada's two major cities: Calgary and Vancouver. Along the way, visit the famous Rocky Mountain resort towns of Banff and Jasper. Both resorts are located within protected national parks and known for spectacular scenery and frequent glimpses of wildlife.

Continue on to the famous Icefields Parkway, with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Venture out onto the Athabasca glacier via an all-terrain Ice Explorer. Next up is the Glacier Skywalk interpretive experience, featuring fascinating views from a glass walkway perched high above a natural mountain ecosystem.

Board the Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train and continue west, with an overnight in Kamloops. This two day train journey offers informative commentary and unbeatable views from your comfortable seat. All meals are included on the train. Vancouver, your final destination offers up expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and Coastal Mountains, as well as an eclectic art and culture scene.
5 Days/4 Nights
from $2,766.00
per person based on double occupancy

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  • Travel through pristine mountain landscapes on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Ride an all-terrain ice explorer onto the ancient slopes of Athabasca Glacier
  • Stand on a glass platform suspended 918 feet above Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions


  • 4 nights hotel accommodation 

Train Adventures

  • Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver
    • Includes 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches 

Sightseeing Excursions

  • Rockies Discovery Tour from Banff to Jasper
    • Includes lunch


  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk


  • Motor coach transfer from Calgary to Banff
  • Shuttle transfer from Jasper hotel to Rocky Mountaineer station
  • Taxi transfer from Vancouver Rocky Mountaineer station to hotel


  • Travel documents
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel luggage handling


DAY 1 – Calgary to Banff

Arrive in Calgary, the cowboy capital of Canada, and board a shuttle service headed west to Banff National Park. The remainder of your day is free to explore the mountian resort of Banff. Stroll along the Bow River walking trails, and browse through the galleries and souvenir shops downtown. Those who wish to explore further can rent a bike and ride to Sunwapta Canyon, or rent a canoe and paddle to Vermillion Lakes.

DAY 2 – Banff to Jasper

Join a guided motor coach tour north through the spectacular expanse of wilderness along the Icefields Parkway. This route is home to over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls. At the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, ride an all-terrain Ice Explorer onto the icy slopes of Athabasca Glacier. After a stop at the newly opened Glacier Skywalk, continue to the natural wonder of Athabasca Falls. Arrive in Jasper and spend an evening at leisure in this eclectic resort town.

DAYS 3 & 4 –  Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops and Vancouver

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for a two day rail adventure. Travel through the enchanting Monashee and Cariboo mountain ranges. Look way up at the pinnacle of Mount Robson. After an overnight stay in Kamloops, continue west towards the Pacific Coast and the metropolitan city of Vancouver. Enjoy picturesque views as your train follows the Thompson and Fraser Rivers to Hell's Gate Canyon. Delicious meals and snacks are provided, while uninterruped views stream by your large picture window. Arrive in Vancouver and spend your evening exploring this vibrant city.

DAY 5 – Departing Vancouver

A morning check-out from your downtown Vancouver hotel concludes this memorable holiday.

Essential Canadian Rockies is also available from Vancouver, British Columbia.


  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
3 May - 24 May $2,766 $2,678 $3,152 $2,109
27 May - 24 Jun $2,881 $2,755 $3,383 $2,109
28 Jun - 30 Aug $2,884 $2,757 $3,386 $2,109
2 Sep - 16 Sep $2,884 $2,757 $3,386 $2,109
20 Sep - 30 Sep $2,884 $2,757 $3,386 $2,109
4 Oct $2,729 $2,654 $3,076 $2,109
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
3 May - 24 May $2,800 $2,699 $3,225 $2,109
27 May - 24 Jun $2,908 $2,771 $3,441 $2,109
28 Jun - 30 Aug $2,911 $2,774 $3,444 $2,109
2 Sep - 16 Sep $2,907 $2,771 $3,435 $2,109
20 Sep - 30 Sep $2,907 $2,771 $3,435 $2,109
4 Oct $2,780 $2,686 $3,181 $2,109
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
3 May - 24 May $3,134 $3,012 $3,861 $2,109
27 May - 24 Jun $3,300 $3,133 $4,194 $2,109
28 Jun - 30 Aug $3,334 $3,157 $4,259 $2,109
2 Sep - 16 Sep $3,326 $3,151 $4,243 $2,109
20 Sep - 30 Sep $3,184 $3,057 $3,959 $2,109
4 Oct $3,052 $2,958 $3,695 $2,109

Pricing available in US dollars

Tuesday & Friday departures

All prices quoted are per person and shown in CAD funds. Rates are for 2016 and do not include taxes. All prices include administration, planning, and operational expenses. All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to international exchange rate fluctuations. Infants (less than 2 years old) travelling with an adult and not occupying a seat may travel free of charge. For children 2-11 years old, we provide reduced rates – please contact one of our vacation planners at 1-877-791-5500 for more information. A deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking (unless otherwise stated at the time of booking). Final payment is due 45 days prior to tour departure. Tours booked within 45 days of departure require full payment before reservations can be confirmed. 

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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs
Jasper Marmot Lodge Chateau Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Kamloops SilverLeaf Service SilverLeaf Service SilverLeaf Service
Kamloops accommodations are 3 star and advised by Rocky Mountaineer
Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel Sheraton Wall Centre Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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