Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest to Gold Rush Discovery
• Sea to Sky Corridor • Whistler • Jasper • Columbia Icefield • Lake Louise • Banff • Kananaskis
Enjoy Rocky Mountaineers Rainforest to Goldrush journey combined with a self drive tour through the Canadian Rockies. See hidden lakes and canyons few others get to see, travel past lush green fields and forest, traverse the Continental Divide, and wind through mountain passes and dramatic canyons.
Revel in the history of the gold rush. Marvel at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies' highest peak. Experience the only passenger rail service on this historic rail route by Rocky Mountaineer, celebrated for connecting Canada from East to West.
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: Arrive Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
Day 2: Vancouver > Whistler Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your check-in at and motorcoach transfer from your downtown Vancouver hotel, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 3: Whistler > Quesnel A complimentary motorcoach will pick you up from your hotel at 6:45am PT and transfer you to Pemberton station (approximately a 35-minute drive), where you will board the Rocky Mountaineer train and travel to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel.
Day 4: Quesnel > Jasper Your journey continues Eastward today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta.
Day 5: Jasper Collect your rental car this morning and enjoy a day touring at your leisure in Jasper National Park. Among the area's highlights are Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon, Miette Hot Springs, Maligne Lake and Whistlers Mountain. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 6: Jasper > Lake Louise Travel south to Lake Louise via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Allow time to visit highlights along the way, including Athabasca Falls, Bow Summit, Peyto Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. With sightseeing stops, we recommend allowing at least eight hours for today's drive.
Day 7: Lake Louise > Banff Today, drive the scenic one-hour journey from Lake Louise to Banff. Along the way, watch for deer and elk crossing the specially constructed wildlife bridges over the highway. Alternatively, take a more leisurely drive along the Bow Valley Parkway for views of Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon (requires a short walk). The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the shops, restaurants, pristine scenery and plentiful wildlife of magnificent Banff National Park.
Day 8: Banff > Calgary Travel through Kananaskis Country and the western ranching regions of Alberta at your own pace before arriving in Calgary.
Day 9: Calgary Drop off your rental car in downtown Calgary or at Calgary International Airport, where your journey ends.
*Itinerary operates in reverse
• Tailor-made journey • 3 days Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service • 4 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charge and unlimited kilometres • Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper • 8 nights hotel: Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary • Ice Explorer Independently • Glacier Skywalk Independently • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Pricing (per person) $CAD
Departs 2022 Eastbound
6, 13, 20, 27 May
3, 10, 17, 24 Jun
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul
5, 12, 19, 26 Aug
2, 9, 16, 23 Sep
2022 Westbound 5, 12, 19, 26 May
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun
7, 14, 21, 28 Jul
4, 11, 18, 25 Aug
1, 8, 15, 22 Sep
6, 13, 20, 27 May
Booking conditions All Rocky Mountaineer pricing is subject to change until the booking is confirmed - contact us for departure dates and current pricing. Hotel upgrades are available at additional cost, except in Quesnel where all hotels are moderate. Itinerary also available in reverse, departing on Thursdays.
All Rocky Mountaineer pricing is subject to change until the booking is confirmed - contact us for departure dates and current pricing. Hotel upgrades are available at additional cost, except in Quesnel where all hotels are moderate. Itinerary also available in reverse, departing on Thursdays.
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.