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Mount Robson, Rocky Mountaineer
Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanley Park, Vancouver
Gold Leaf Dome Views
Rocky Mountaineer, The Grand Adventure
Athabasca Falls, Jasper
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Lake Louise, Banff National Park
Yoho National Park, British Columbia
Hotel Canoe & Suites, Banff, British Columbia
Banff Gondola, Banff National Park
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Journey Through Clouds Adventure

11 day Rocky Mountaineer Holiday – from £2830

With flights from £3530

Combine the classic Rocky Mountaineer route, Journey Through the Clouds, with a guided tour of the Canadian Rockies, staying in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.

Highlights
  • Enjoy two nights in Vancouver, with time to explore at your leisure
  • Experience first class service and dining aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic drives
  • Visit the Athabasca Glacier and gaze out from the Columbia Icefield Skywalk
  • Stay in picture perfect Lake Louise and ride the Banff Gondola

Your Itinerary

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

Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 1 – Welcome to Vancouver

Welcome to Canada! After checking into your Vancouver hotel, the rest of the day is yours…

Welcome to Canada! After checking into your Vancouver hotel, the rest of the day is yours at leisure, to relax after your flight or head out to start discovering this wonderfully welcoming city.

    SilverLeaf: Hampton Inn & Suites or similar

    GoldLeaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or similar

Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanley Park, Vancouver

Day 2 – Vancouver

You have a full day to explore Vancouver, where there are activities for all interests. You…

You have a full day to explore Vancouver, where there are activities for all interests. You could visit historic Gastown, dine in lively Yaletown, or enjoy a walk on the Stanley Park Seawall. No matter what you choose to do, the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean surround you.

    SilverLeaf: Hampton Inn & Suites or similar

    GoldLeaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or similar

Stanley Park, Vancouver
Gold Leaf Dome Views

Day 3 – Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

All aboard! Travel on the Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds from the coastal city of…

All aboard! Travel on the Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Enjoy 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 landscapes 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 ends as the train travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into the town of Kamloops.

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

    Breakfast, lunch
Gold Leaf Dome Views
Rocky Mountaineer, The Grand Adventure

Day 4 – Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta….

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, followed by 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.

    SilverLeaf: The Crimson or similar

    GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

    Breakfast, lunch
Rocky Mountaineer, The Grand Adventure
Athabasca Falls, Jasper

Day 5 – Jasper

Today is yours to explore Jasper or the surrounding National Park at your leisure. Why not…

Today is yours to explore Jasper or the surrounding National Park at your leisure. Why not pre-book a Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour, for a great chance to see grizzly or black bears and other iconic Canadian wildlife?

    SilverLeaf: The Crimson or similar

    GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

Athabasca Falls, Jasper
Columbia Icefield Skywalk

Day 6 – Lake Louise

Swap rail for road today, as you travel from Jasper to Lake Louise via one of…

Swap rail for road today, as you travel from Jasper to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield Skywalk, and Athabasca Falls are among the day’s highlights.

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 about its geological features. Lunch is provided at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise in the late afternoon.

    SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or similar

    Lunch
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Day 7 – Lake Louise

Today is yours at leisure, in the simply stunning surroundings of Lake Louise. You could learn…

Today is yours at leisure, in the simply stunning surroundings of Lake Louise. You could learn about the local wildlife, paddle the lake by canoe, or simply relax amongst the natural beauty.

    SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or similar

Lake Louise, Banff National Park
Yoho National Park, British Columbia

Day 8 – Banff

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a…

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day transfer 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 The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 14:00, scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout, and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

    SilverLeaf: Banff Ptarmigan Inn or similar

    GoldLeaf: Moose Hotel & Suites or similar

Yoho National Park, British Columbia
Hotel Canoe & Suites, Banff, British Columbia

Day 9 – Banff

Today is yours to explore the mountain town of Banff. There are activities for all, from 

Today is yours to explore the mountain town of Banff. There are activities for all, from outdoor wildlife adventures to relaxing in Banff hot springs. 

    SilverLeaf: Banff Ptarmigan Inn or similar

    GoldLeaf: Moose Hotel & Suites or similar

Hotel Canoe & Suites, Banff, British Columbia
Banff Gondola, Banff National Park

Day 10 – Banff & Calgary

Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff, visiting Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the…

Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff, visiting Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos, as well as a ride on the Banff Gondola to the lookout on Sulphur Mountain. Next, enjoy the scenic journey from Banff to Calgary, dropping down from Rockies to the plains of the Alberta.

    SilverLeaf: Delta Calgary Downtown or similar

    GoldLeaf: Fairmont Palliser Hotel or similar

Banff Gondola, Banff National Park
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Day 11 – Farewell from Calgary

Your Journey Through the Clouds Grand Adventure comes to an end today. Head to Calgary Airport…

Your Journey Through the Clouds Grand Adventure comes to an end today. Head to Calgary Airport for your flight home, or onwards to your next destination.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Your Itinerary

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

Day 1

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Welcome to Vancouver

Welcome to Canada! After checking into your Vancouver hotel, the rest of the day is yours at leisure, to relax after your flight or head out to start discovering this wonderfully welcoming city.

    SilverLeaf: Hampton Inn & Suites or similar

    GoldLeaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or similar

Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 2

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Vancouver

You have a full day to explore Vancouver, where there are activities for all interests. You could visit historic Gastown, dine in lively Yaletown, or enjoy a walk on the Stanley Park Seawall. No matter what you choose to do, the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean surround you.

    SilverLeaf: Hampton Inn & Suites or similar

    GoldLeaf: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or similar

Stanley Park, Vancouver

Day 3

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Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

All aboard! Travel on the Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Enjoy 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 landscapes 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 ends as the train travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into the town of Kamloops.

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

    Breakfast, lunch
Gold Leaf Dome Views

Day 4

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Rocky Mountaineer to 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, followed by 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.

    SilverLeaf: The Crimson or similar

    GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

    Breakfast, lunch
Rocky Mountaineer, The Grand Adventure

Day 5

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Jasper

Today is yours to explore Jasper or the surrounding National Park at your leisure. Why not pre-book a Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour, for a great chance to see grizzly or black bears and other iconic Canadian wildlife?

    SilverLeaf: The Crimson or similar

    GoldLeaf: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar

Athabasca Falls, Jasper

Day 6

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Lake Louise

Swap rail for road today, as you travel from Jasper to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield Skywalk, and Athabasca Falls are among the day’s highlights.

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 about its geological features. Lunch is provided at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise in the late afternoon.

    SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or similar

    Lunch
Columbia Icefield Skywalk

Day 7

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Lake Louise

Today is yours at leisure, in the simply stunning surroundings of Lake Louise. You could learn about the local wildlife, paddle the lake by canoe, or simply relax amongst the natural beauty.

    SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or similar

Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Day 8

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Banff

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day transfer 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 The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 14:00, scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout, and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

    SilverLeaf: Banff Ptarmigan Inn or similar

    GoldLeaf: Moose Hotel & Suites or similar

Yoho National Park, British Columbia

Day 9

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Banff

Today is yours to explore the mountain town of Banff. There are activities for all, from outdoor wildlife adventures to relaxing in Banff hot springs. 

    SilverLeaf: Banff Ptarmigan Inn or similar

    GoldLeaf: Moose Hotel & Suites or similar

Hotel Canoe & Suites, Banff, British Columbia

Day 10

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Banff & Calgary

Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff, visiting Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos, as well as a ride on the Banff Gondola to the lookout on Sulphur Mountain. Next, enjoy the scenic journey from Banff to Calgary, dropping down from Rockies to the plains of the Alberta.

    SilverLeaf: Delta Calgary Downtown or similar

    GoldLeaf: Fairmont Palliser Hotel or similar

Banff Gondola, Banff National Park

Day 11

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Farewell from Calgary

Your Journey Through the Clouds Grand Adventure comes to an end today. Head to Calgary Airport for your flight home, or onwards to your next destination.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

This Rocky Mountaineer Holiday Includes

10 nights hotel accommodation
2 day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
Travel by luxury coach between Jasper, Banff and Calgary
2 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer, Columbia Icefield Skywalk, Banff Gondola

Departure Dates

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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 Alaskan cruise

Next Step

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Journey Through Clouds Adventure

11 day Rocky Mountaineer Holiday – from £2830

With flights from £3530

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations apply. 2024 itinerary shown.

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