Rocky Mountaineer Journey through the Clouds Explorer
• Vancouver • Jasper • Columbia Icefield • Lake Louise • Banff • Calgary
Marvel at scenic valleys, along the mighty Fraser River, through Hell's Gate, and past the magnificent Pyramid Falls. This Rocky Mountaineer rail route, only accessible by train, also features the majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
The train follows the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo mountains, and climbs even nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide.
The Train: Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of service - SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf. Both come with friendly hosts, gourmet breakfasts and lunches, and endlessly amazing views.
SilverLeaf Service: The custom-designed, single-level, glass dome SilverLeaf Service coaches allows guests to take in the panoramic views through oversized windows enjoying a gourmet menu and captivating storytelling told by engaging hosts. Enjoy complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available throughout the journey with hot gourmet meal options plated and served at your seat with tempting snacks throughout the journey.
GoldLeaf Service: Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled 360 degree views from your seat in the upper-level of the custom-designed bi-level dome coach. Enjoy hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach, with tempting snacks throughout the journey. GoldLeaf guests also have exclusive use of the outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of the dome coach.
Day 1: Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
Day 2: Vancouver > Kamloops Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.
Day 3: Kamloops > Jasper Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. today's highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.
Day 4: Jasper Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic full-day tour of some of the today's natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Highlights include lunch and a lake cruise at historic Maligne Lake. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.
Day 5: Jasper > Banff Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Banff this afternoon.
Day 6: Banff > Lake Louise A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.
Day 7: Lake Louise > Calgary Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Calgary late this afternoon.
Day 8: Calgary Your journey ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.
*Itinerary operates in reverse
• 2 days Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service • 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches • Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver • 7 nights hotel: Calgary, Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver • Calgary to Lake Louise Tour • Yoho National Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Banff to Jasper • Jasper Highlights Tour • Banff Minnewanka Lake Cruise • Banff Exclusive Interpretive Program • Banff Gondola • National Parks Pass • Ice Explorer • Glacier Skywalk • Maligne Lake Cruise • Jasper Exclusive Interpretive Program
Pricing (per person) $CAD
Departs 2022 Eastbound
25, 28 Apr
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 May
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Jun
4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Jul
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Aug
1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Sep
2022 Westbound 23, 26, 30 Apr
3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 May
4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Jun
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Jul
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Aug
3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 Sep
25, 28 Apr
Booking conditions • Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars(CAD), and include the Canadian GST. Prices are subject to change until booked and confirmed.
• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars(CAD), and include the Canadian GST. Prices are subject to change until booked and confirmed.
Book a 2022 qualifying package of 8 days or more and get 4 free perks valued up to CAD1,000 per couple with no date restrictions. Perks include: • 2 x hotel nights • 1 x airport transfer • 1 x dinner.
For a limited time only, secure the best offer of the year with a 20% risk free, refundable deposit until December 3, 2021. Only applies to new 2022 bookings made by August 27, 2021 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer itineraries booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf service for travel during the 2022 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates on Canadian Routes only.
Offer is per booking and subject to availability. Please contact World Journeys for terms and conditions.