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Rocky Mountaineer
Mount Robson, Rocky Mountaineer
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Gold Leaf Dome Views
Mount Robson and the Rocky Mountaineer
Spirit Island, Maligne Lake
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Bow River, Castle Mountain in Banff National Park, Canada
Banff Gondola, Banff National Park
Calgary, Alberta

Rockies by Road & Rail

10 day Self Drive & Luxury Rail – from £3195

With flights from £3895

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies, travelling by luxury train from Vancouver to Jasper, then onwards to Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary in your own vehicle.

Highlights:
  • Enjoy first class service and dining on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Ride the Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Drive the sensationally scenic Icefields Parkway
  • Wonder at the panoramic views of the Bow Valley

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your Canadian Rockies holiday by adding extra nights, activities or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 1 – Welcome to Vancouver

Welcome to Canada! After making your way from Vancouver Airport to your hotel, you have the…

Welcome to Canada! After making your way from Vancouver Airport to your hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure, to relax after your flight or to start exploring the city.

    Rosedale on Robson

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 2 & 3 – Vancouver

With three nights in Vancouver, you have two full days to discover this wonderfully…

With three nights in Vancouver, you have two full days to discover this wonderfully welcoming city. Head to Stanley Park to wander along the sea wall or visit the aquarium, to Yaletown for chic shopping and multi-cultural dining, or Granville Island to browse the markets, popular with locals and visitors alike.

Included in your stay is admission to the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you can walk amongst the treetops of the temperate rainforests that thrive by the British Columbian coast.

    Rosedale on Robson

Vancouver, British Columbia
Gold Leaf Dome Views

Day 4 – Rocky Mountaineer (Vancouver to Kamloops)

Just minutes from downtown Vancouver, board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train for ‘Journey Through the Clouds’….

Just minutes from downtown Vancouver, board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train for ‘Journey Through the Clouds’. Travel through the rich fields of the Fraser River Valley, past the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops where you’ll stay the night.

    SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf: Selected Kamloops hotel (comfortable, moderate standard)

    Breakfast, lunch
Gold Leaf Dome Views
Mount Robson and the Rocky Mountaineer

Day 5 – Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops to Jasper)

Back on board the Rocky Mountaineer follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy…

Back on board the Rocky Mountaineer follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, which at 3954 meters is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival into Jasper, collect your rental vehicle and proceed to your selected hotel.

    Jasper Inn & Suites

    Breakfast and lunch
Mount Robson and the Rocky Mountaineer
Spirit Island, Maligne Lake

Day 6 – Jasper National Park

Today you have the freedom of choice. Personalise your day by choosing one of the activities…

Today you have the freedom of choice. Personalise your day by choosing one of the activities below to include in your Canadian Rockies holiday. Simply let your consultant know which you would prefer when booking your trip.

Option 1: Maligne Lake Cruise
Cruise Maligne Lake, where you can marvel at the magnificent shoreline and Spirit Island.

Option 2: Jasper River Float
Enjoy a gentle rafting tour on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park.

Option 3: Jasper Nature Walk
A guided nature walk featuring a spectacular array of rolling hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams, and stunning glacial lakes.

    Jasper Inn & Suites

Spirit Island, Maligne Lake
Columbia Icefield Skywalk

Day 7 – Icefields Parkway & Lake Louise

This morning depart on a scenic drive along the spine of the Canadian Rockies. View a…

This morning depart on a scenic drive along the spine of the Canadian Rockies. View a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald coloured lakes. Along the way see such sights as the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included). Stop at the award-winning Columbia Icefield Skywalk (included) to experience a glass-floored observation platform 280 m over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Also watch for the Sarbach Glacier, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival into Lake Louise. Bear in mind that mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June.

    Jasper > Lake Louise | 210 kms

    Lake Louise Inn

Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Bow River, Castle Mountain in Banff National Park, Canada

Day 8 – Lake Louise to Banff

Take the short drive from Lake Louise to Banff. Choose the Bow Valley Parkway, beside the…

Take the short drive from Lake Louise to Banff. Choose the Bow Valley Parkway, beside the Bow River with an option for you to take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff. This afternoon explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town, you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums.

    Lake Louise > Banff | 60 kms

    Banff Caribou Lodge

Bow River, Castle Mountain in Banff National Park, Canada
Banff Gondola, Banff National Park

Day 9 – Banff National Park

Today you have the FREEDOM of choice. Personalise your day by choosing one of the activities…

Today you have the FREEDOM of choice. Personalise your day by choosing one of the activities below to include in your holiday. Simply let your consultant know which you would prefer when booking your trip.

Option 1: Banff Gondola
Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion on a round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain.

Option 2: Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Admire views of the Canadian Rockies by boat as you cruise across the turquoise-hued Lake Minnewanka and over to Devil’s Gap.

Option 3: River Explorer Canoe Tour
Enjoy the serenity of the Bow River and marvel at the surroundings. A fun & interactive way with your guide to explore the waterways of Banff National Park. Perfect for families. No paddling experience necessary.

    Banff Caribou Lodge

Banff Gondola, Banff National Park
Calgary, Alberta

Day 10 – Farewell from Calgary

Today it’s time to say goodbye to the fresh mountain air and majestic sights of the…

Today it’s time to say goodbye to the fresh mountain air and majestic sights of the Canadian Rockies. Drive to Calgary to drop off your rental car and begin your journey home.

    Banff > Calgary | 115 kms
Calgary, Alberta

Your Itinerary

You can customise your Canadian Rockies holiday by adding extra nights, activities or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Welcome to Vancouver

Welcome to Canada! After making your way from Vancouver Airport to your hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure, to relax after your flight or to start exploring the city.

    Rosedale on Robson

Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 2 & 3

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Vancouver

With three nights in Vancouver, you have two full days to discover this wonderfully welcoming city. Head to Stanley Park to wander along the sea wall or visit the aquarium, to Yaletown for chic shopping and multi-cultural dining, or Granville Island to browse the markets, popular with locals and visitors alike.

Included in your stay is admission to the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you can walk amongst the treetops of the temperate rainforests that thrive by the British Columbian coast.

    Rosedale on Robson

Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 4

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Rocky Mountaineer (Vancouver to Kamloops)

Just minutes from downtown Vancouver, board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train for ‘Journey Through the Clouds’. Travel through the rich fields of the Fraser River Valley, past the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops where you’ll stay the night.

    SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf: Selected Kamloops hotel (comfortable, moderate standard)

    Breakfast, lunch
Gold Leaf Dome Views

Day 5

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Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops to Jasper)

Back on board the Rocky Mountaineer follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, which at 3954 meters is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival into Jasper, collect your rental vehicle and proceed to your selected hotel.

    Jasper Inn & Suites

    Breakfast and lunch
Mount Robson and the Rocky Mountaineer

Day 6

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Jasper National Park

Today you have the freedom of choice. Personalise your day by choosing one of the activities below to include in your Canadian Rockies holiday. Simply let your consultant know which you would prefer when booking your trip.

Option 1: Maligne Lake Cruise
Cruise Maligne Lake, where you can marvel at the magnificent shoreline and Spirit Island.

Option 2: Jasper River Float
Enjoy a gentle rafting tour on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park.

Option 3: Jasper Nature Walk
A guided nature walk featuring a spectacular array of rolling hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams, and stunning glacial lakes.

    Jasper Inn & Suites

Spirit Island, Maligne Lake

Day 7

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Icefields Parkway & Lake Louise

This morning depart on a scenic drive along the spine of the Canadian Rockies. View a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald coloured lakes. Along the way see such sights as the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included). Stop at the award-winning Columbia Icefield Skywalk (included) to experience a glass-floored observation platform 280 m over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Also watch for the Sarbach Glacier, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival into Lake Louise. Bear in mind that mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June.

    Jasper > Lake Louise | 210 kms

    Lake Louise Inn

Columbia Icefield Skywalk

Day 8

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Lake Louise to Banff

Take the short drive from Lake Louise to Banff. Choose the Bow Valley Parkway, beside the Bow River with an option for you to take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff. This afternoon explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town, you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums.

    Lake Louise > Banff | 60 kms

    Banff Caribou Lodge

Bow River, Castle Mountain in Banff National Park, Canada

Day 9

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Banff National Park

Today you have the FREEDOM of choice. Personalise your day by choosing one of the activities below to include in your holiday. Simply let your consultant know which you would prefer when booking your trip.

Option 1: Banff Gondola
Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion on a round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain.

Option 2: Lake Minnewanka Cruise
Admire views of the Canadian Rockies by boat as you cruise across the turquoise-hued Lake Minnewanka and over to Devil’s Gap.

Option 3: River Explorer Canoe Tour
Enjoy the serenity of the Bow River and marvel at the surroundings. A fun & interactive way with your guide to explore the waterways of Banff National Park. Perfect for families. No paddling experience necessary.

    Banff Caribou Lodge

Banff Gondola, Banff National Park

Day 10

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Farewell from Calgary

Today it’s time to say goodbye to the fresh mountain air and majestic sights of the Canadian Rockies. Drive to Calgary to drop off your rental car and begin your journey home.

    Banff > Calgary | 115 kms
Calgary, Alberta

This Self Drive & Rail Holiday Includes

9 nights accommodation
2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey
2 breakfasts and 2 dinners on board the Rocky Mountaineer
4 days car hire, with unlimited kilometres
Activities and day tours as detailed in the itinerary

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • An upgrade to deluxe hotels from £1635
  • Extra nights in Vancouver, Jasper or Banff
  • A visit to Vancouver Island or Seattle
  • An upgrade to Gold Leaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Canada Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Rockies by Road & Rail

10 day Self Drive & Luxury Rail – from £3195

With flights from £3895

Price is per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room and includes pre-booked accommodation, air-conditioned car and unlimited mileage. One-way fees charged locally. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard.

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