Canadian Rockies by Rail

Journey Through the Clouds

  • Date

    September 1-9, 2024 | Sun / Mon – 9 Days 

  • Location

    Vancouver | Kamloops | Jasper National Park | Athabasca Glacier | Banff National Park | Calgary

Ambassadair Trip #8780


From the lush green Pacific coast of Vancouver step aboard the Rocky Mountaineer railcar for an unparalleled train journey. Spend two days traveling to Jasper enjoying the all-inclusive SilverLeaf service and panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers, and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Explore the resort town of Jasper, tour the Icefields Parkway, and take an Ice Explorer ride on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Travel to Banff National Park to discover this pristine region with guided tours, a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain, and free time for independent exploration.

These tracks are the very ones that formed the transcontinental railway, linking Canada from east to west back when it opened in 1886. Rocky Mountaineer is the only passenger train that travels these tracks, making this route a must for history buffs!


  • Vancouver sightseeing tour
  • Tour Icefields Parkway
  • Ice Explorer excursion and Glacier Skywalk
  • Banff Gondola ride
  • Free days in Jasper and Banff
  • Included National Parks Pass
  • 2-day SilverLeaf rail service on the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Jasper
    • All daylight train travel
    • Dome coach with oversized windows
    • Captivating narration from onboard host
    • Regionally inspired gourmet meals serviced at your seat
    • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks
    • Gratuities for onboard host


  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Vancouver, Canada and from Calgary, Canada
  • Escorted
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation


A passport is required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months after your return.

This itinerary covers areas of higher altitudes and includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required.

Sun, Sept 1: Fly to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy some leisure time before joining the group for a Welcome Dinner. (Meals: Dinner)

Mon, Sept 2: Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge to walk across the world’s longest suspension foot bridge perched 230 feet above Capilano Canyon. Discover the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Take the Skyride gondola at Grouse Mountain for breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. The evening is yours to explore at leisure. (B)

Tue, Sept 3: Board the Rocky Mountaineer and travel to Kamloops. 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 British Columbia Interior. Highlights include rushing waters through the narrow gorge of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon, and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight at a hotel in remote Kamloops, where all hotel accommodations are of moderate standard. (B,L)

Wed, Sept 4: Your rail journey continues northeastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Travel across dramatic scenery as you follow along the banks of the North Thompson River through the mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends in the resort town of Jasper. (B,L)

Thu, Sept 5: Today enjoy a free day to explore at your leisure. The town of Jasper has plenty to offer– browse local shops and galleries or learn about the region’s history at the Yellowhead Museum & Archives. Your tour package includes a National Parks Pass that gives you access to explore the park if you are feeling adventurous. This evening enjoy an included dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Fri, Sept 6: Depart Jasper and travel along one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer excursion to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Experience what it’s like to step on a glacier, taste glacier water, and learn of the geological formation of this massive wonder. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible in North America. Visit the Glacier Skywalk, a glass platform that provides an awe-inspiring experience and features the only unobstructed, completely accessible glacier view in the world! (B,L)

Sat, Sept 7: Today is your free day to do as you please! Take an optional excursion to Lake Louise or spend the day relaxing in picturesque Banff. Take a dip in the Banff hot springs, explore the bustling town, or choose from a variety of attractions—there’s something for everyone! (B)

Sun, Sept 8: Board the motorcoach for a sightseeing tour of Banff including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains with a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain at an elevation of almost 7,500 feet. Continue to Calgary for an overnight at your downtown hotel. (B)

Mon, Sept 9: After breakfast, transfer to Calgary International Airport and fly home. (B)

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, VancouverBe welcomed to British Columbia at this stylish, ideally located in downtown Vancouver, moments away from the Vancouver Seawall, Stanley Park and shopping on Robson Street. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • WiFi Internet access • restaurant and bar • indoor pool and hot tub • fitness center • gift shop.


Kamloops hotel will be announced approximately one month prior to departure. All accommodations in Kamloops are of moderate standard.

The Crimson, Jasper. Experience the welcoming mountain spirit at this modern lodge located just steps from many local shops and restaurants. Highlights: kitchenette with in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • indoor pool and hot tub • fitness center.

Elk + Avenue Hotel, Banff. Located steps from the heart of downtown Banff; Elk + Avenue brings an upscale twist to the classic mountain escape. Highlights: complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • coffee shop • Jacuzzi and dry sauna • fitness center • spa & sauna • coin operated laundry • tour and activity concierge deck • gift shop.

Delta Calgary Downtown, Calgary. Ideally located in downtown Calgary at the intersection of the city’s business and cultural districts, the hotel has convenient access to venues through the Calgary Skywalk system and public transportation, which makes exploring the city easy. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant and bar • indoor pool and hot tub • fitness center.


  • Package with Air
  • Double P/P – $6,349
  • Single – $7,559
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $5,659
  • Single – $6,869

* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge  

Documents Required: Valid Passport. Visit for specific requirements.

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