Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Lake Louise & Banff by Luxury Train

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Simply lie back in luxury as the fabulous Rocky Mountaineer climbs to the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains and gaze serenely at the breath-taking patchwork of vast pine forests, glacial lakes and wild rivers that stretch to the horizon.

Explore Vancouver’s beautiful coastal vistas and colorful neighborhoods on a private tour of the city, and step aboard Canada’s iconic Rocky Mountaineer to begin your epic rail journey through spectacular Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains en route to the exclusive ski resort of Whistler. The mighty train continues through the river canyons and farmland of Pemberton Valley towards the quaint rural town of Quesnel where you’ll take in the region’s glacier-fed lakes and expansive views of Fraser Canyon. Traveling east through the forests of northern British Columbia, the Rocky Mountaineer conquers the soaring peaks of the majestic Rocky Mountains and into Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff where mountainous wilderness, vast glaciers and distinctive rock formations await. You’ll have ample time to explore the charming alpine village of Banff as the Rocky Mountaineer stands by to carry you through spectacular Kamloops and back to Vancouver. ... Show More »

Spend your days relaxing in your luxury train car and comfortable tour vehicles as Canada’s most breath-taking wilderness panoramas glide gently past your window, and spend your nights in a premium collection of the country’s finest hotels. From sophisticated big-city hotels to elegant alpine chateaus and stunning wilderness lodges, you’ll cherish every second of your trip as a dedicated team of experienced guides, private drivers and attentive hospitality staff cater for your every need.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Vancouver
    Vancouver
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • At Leisure
    Fairmont Waterfront (5*)
  • Day 2 Vancouver
    Vancouver
    • Private - 1/2 Day Vancouver City & North Shore (6hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*)
  • Day 3 Vancouver to Whistler
    Vancouver to Whistler
    • Train Station - Coach/Driver
    • Vancouver - Whistler
    • Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Tour (with Lunch) - Coach/Driver
    • Lunch Included
    • At Leisure
    The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*)
  • Day 4 Whistler to Quesnel
    Whistler to Quesnel
    • Train Station - Coach/Driver
    • Whistler - Quesnel
    • Lunch Included
    • Train Station - Coach/Driver
    • At Leisure
    Quesnel Hotel
  • Day 5 Quesnel to Jasper
    Quesnel to Jasper
    • Train Station - Coach/Driver
    • Quesnel - Jasper
    • Lunch Included
    • Train Station - Coach/Driver
    • At Leisure
    The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Day 6 Jasper
    Jasper
    • Jasper National Park Tour - Coach/Guide
    • At Leisure
    The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Day 7 Jasper to Lake Louise
    Jasper to Lake Louise
    • Jasper - Lake Louise with Athabasca Glacier Tour - Coach/Guide
    The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Day 8 Lake Louise to Banff
    Lake Louise to Banff
    • At Leisure
    • Lake Louise - Banff with Yoho National Park Tour - Coach/Guide
    The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort
  • Day 9 Banff
    Banff
    • At Leisure
    The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort
  • Day 10 Banff to Kamloops
    Banff to Kamloops
    • Train Station - Coach/Driver
    • Banff - Kamloops
    • Lunch Included
    • Train Station - Coach/Driver
    • At Leisure
    Kamloops Hotel
  • Day 11 Kamloops to Vancouver
    Kamloops to Vancouver
    • Train Station - Coach/Driver
    • Kamloops - Vancouver
    • Lunch Included
    • Train Station - Coach/Driver
    Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*)
  • Day 12 Vancouver
    Vancouver
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Vancouver

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

The remainder of your day is spent at leisure.

Accommodation: Fairmont Waterfront (5*)

Located directly across the street from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, the deluxe 23-story Fairmont Waterfront  has spectacular views of Vancouver’s harbour and North Shore Mountains. The hotel offers the highest standard in guestrooms, amenities and service. Opened in 1991, The Fairmont Waterfront’s spacious guestroom interiors have floor to ceiling windows and are freshly redecorated with vibrant new colour schemes. The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver's gateway to the Pacific, sets the standard for modern elegance in lodging. World-famous views, fabulous service, delightful accommodations and prime downtown location meld together to offer you an unbeatable experience.

Vancouver
Vancouver
The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver
The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver

Enjoy a half day (6hr) private city tour of Vancouver as well as the North Shore in the company of a knowledgeable, Driver-Guide. Throughout the tour you will have the chance to visit B.C. Place, G.M. Place, Science World (Olympic Sites), Gastown - Historical area of Vancouver, Canada Place, Alaska Cruise ship terminal and home of the new convention centre as well as visiting Grouse Mountain Skyride in an enclosed gondola (admission included) and Cross Lion's Gate Bridge. At the end of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel. (Hotel pick up is also included).

Accommodation: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*)

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is nestled between the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia and the tides of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities. Sumptuously styled and fully equipped rooms are what await you at this spectacular hotel, designed to provide all the elegance and charm of an English castle. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver's vibrant atmosphere.

Science World Vancouver
Science World Vancouver
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Day 3: Vancouver - Whistler

This morning you'll join a transfer from your hotel to the Vancouver train station.

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 motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, 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.

On arrival at the Whistler train station, you will be transferred to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for a delicious BBQ lunch and a tour of the SLCC.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*)

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*) allows for adventure and relaxation year round. Voted Canada's #1 Golf and #1 Ski Resort by the readers of the Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, this hotel defines mountain luxury. With ski-in and ski-out convenience and on-site golf course, the classic elegance of this landmark offers a modern alpine setting for unsurpassed guest service, exceptional dining, and full resort amenities. For the ultimate indulgence, be sure to plan an escape to the Vida Wellness Spa.

Whistler
Whistler
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Day 4: Whistler - Quesnel

This morning you'll join a transfer from your hotel to the Whistler train station.

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer 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.

Join a transfer from the train station to your hotel.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Accommodation: Quesnel Hotel

Overnight in comfortable accommodations in Quesnel. Exact hotel will be advised prior to embarking the train.

Deep Creek Bridge Crossing
Deep Creek Bridge Crossing

Day 5: Quesnel - Jasper

This morning, board a transfer from your hotel to the train station in Quesnel.

Your journey continues eastwards 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. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.

Join a shared transfer from the train station to your hotel.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is nestled between captivating mountains and enchanting lakes and welcomes you to the Grand Rocky Mountain Lodge Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the perfect getaway destination for couples, families, and friends alike, by offering luxury lodging, impeccable service, an abundance of wildlife and an excess of leisure opportunities in a remote wilderness setting. Sample local cuisine from their award-winning dining rooms, tee off on Canada's #1 Golf Resort, spend an afternoon quietly fishing on a tranquil lake, or simply relax after a day of adventure among the soaring peaks and rugged pine forests. Consider making use of their Health Club, heated outdoor pool, soak in the hot tub, relax in the steam room, or work out in the fitness center.

Jasper
Jasper
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 6: Jasper

Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada’s largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home.

The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Family Stroll
Family Stroll

Day 7: Jasper - Lake Louise

With a pick up from the hotel, travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is the only property located right on the lake itself in the heart of Banff National Park. It is one of Canada's most recognized hotels that have all the lodging and amenities to fulfill your every desire. Satisfy your culinary cravings with their exquisite selection of dining rooms. Pamper both body and soul with a facial, massage, manicure or pedicure in their newly renovated spa. Keep in shape on their trails and ski slopes or in their fully equipped Health Club. Take advantage of all that this treasured Alberta destination has to offer.

Lake Louise
Lake Louise
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 8: Lake Louise - Banff

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own.

After lunch, 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.

Please note: While departure from your hotel will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort

Few hotels in the world rival the majesty, hospitality and grandeur of The Fairmont Banff Springs resort. Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, a National Historical Site, is located in the heart of Banff National Park; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The construction of the hotel in 1888 marked the birthplace of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Where can you play in authentic winter? A place so magical you'll think you awoke in a storybook. Banff is a destination that offers 3 pristine ski resorts and 'many other exhilarating winter activities at your doorstep'. Come to The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel; unwind in luxury before an evening of unforgettable dining experiences. Breathe the crisp mountain air and marvel at some of nature's most awe-inspiring handiwork, at Canada's 'Storybook' Castle, in the Canadian Rockies! The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel is just steps away from the Town of Banff. An authentic mountain town offering a great diversity of year round shopping, dining, and night life in addition to art and cultural events. Visit our Mountain Region event calendar for all the events happening in Banff.  Discover all the exciting activities in Banff.

Banff
Banff
The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort
The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort

Day 9: Banff

Your entire day today is free for you to spend at your leisure in Banff.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort
Banff National Park
Banff National Park

Day 10: Banff - Kamloops

A shuttle from your hotel will transfer you to the train station for your outbound departure today.

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Join a transfer from the train station to your accommodations for the evening.

Upon arrival, your evening is spent at leisure in Kamloops.

Accommodation: Kamloops Hotel

Overnight in comfortable accommodations in Kamloops. Exact hotel will be advised prior to embarking the train.

Photographing the Journey
Photographing the Journey
Kamloops
Kamloops

Day 11: Kamloops - Vancouver

Join a transfer from your hotel to the train station this morning.

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Upon arrival, a transfer will bring you to your Vancouver accommodations.

Accommodation: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*)
Vancouver
Vancouver

Day 12: Vancouver

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Accommodation:

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Fairmont Waterfront (5*): Vancouver

Located directly across the street from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, the deluxe 23-story Fairmont Waterfront  has spectacular views of Vancouver’s harbour and North Shore Mountains. The hotel offers the highest standard in guestrooms, amenities and service. Opened in 1991, The Fairmont Waterfront’s spacious guestroom interiors have floor to ceiling windows and are freshly redecorated with vibrant new colour schemes. The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver's gateway to the Pacific, sets the standard for modern elegance in lodging. World-famous views, fabulous service, delightful accommodations and prime downtown location meld together to offer you an unbeatable experience.

The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver
The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*): Vancouver

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is nestled between the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia and the tides of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities. Sumptuously styled and fully equipped rooms are what await you at this spectacular hotel, designed to provide all the elegance and charm of an English castle. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver's vibrant atmosphere.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*): Whistler

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*) allows for adventure and relaxation year round. Voted Canada's #1 Golf and #1 Ski Resort by the readers of the Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, this hotel defines mountain luxury. With ski-in and ski-out convenience and on-site golf course, the classic elegance of this landmark offers a modern alpine setting for unsurpassed guest service, exceptional dining, and full resort amenities. For the ultimate indulgence, be sure to plan an escape to the Vida Wellness Spa.

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Quesnel Hotel:

Overnight in comfortable accommodations in Quesnel. Exact hotel will be advised prior to embarking the train.

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge : Jasper

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is nestled between captivating mountains and enchanting lakes and welcomes you to the Grand Rocky Mountain Lodge Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the perfect getaway destination for couples, families, and friends alike, by offering luxury lodging, impeccable service, an abundance of wildlife and an excess of leisure opportunities in a remote wilderness setting. Sample local cuisine from their award-winning dining rooms, tee off on Canada's #1 Golf Resort, spend an afternoon quietly fishing on a tranquil lake, or simply relax after a day of adventure among the soaring peaks and rugged pine forests. Consider making use of their Health Club, heated outdoor pool, soak in the hot tub, relax in the steam room, or work out in the fitness center.

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Fairmont Room
Fairmont Room

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise : Lake Louise

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is the only property located right on the lake itself in the heart of Banff National Park. It is one of Canada's most recognized hotels that have all the lodging and amenities to fulfill your every desire. Satisfy your culinary cravings with their exquisite selection of dining rooms. Pamper both body and soul with a facial, massage, manicure or pedicure in their newly renovated spa. Keep in shape on their trails and ski slopes or in their fully equipped Health Club. Take advantage of all that this treasured Alberta destination has to offer.

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort: Banff

Few hotels in the world rival the majesty, hospitality and grandeur of The Fairmont Banff Springs resort. Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, a National Historical Site, is located in the heart of Banff National Park; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The construction of the hotel in 1888 marked the birthplace of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Where can you play in authentic winter? A place so magical you'll think you awoke in a storybook. Banff is a destination that offers 3 pristine ski resorts and 'many other exhilarating winter activities at your doorstep'. Come to The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel; unwind in luxury before an evening of unforgettable dining experiences. Breathe the crisp mountain air and marvel at some of nature's most awe-inspiring handiwork, at Canada's 'Storybook' Castle, in the Canadian Rockies! The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel is just steps away from the Town of Banff. An authentic mountain town offering a great diversity of year round shopping, dining, and night life in addition to art and cultural events. Visit our Mountain Region event calendar for all the events happening in Banff.  Discover all the exciting activities in Banff.

The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort
The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort
Fairmon Guest Room
Fairmon Guest Room

Kamloops Hotel:

Overnight in comfortable accommodations in Kamloops. Exact hotel will be advised prior to embarking the train.


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