7 Night Tour Itinerary

Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds Explorer (Eastbound)

Canada's Wild West

Experience the incredible natural wonders of Canada's wild west on the Journey Through the Clouds Explorer rail journey.

Sit back and relax as Rocky Mountaineer takes you effortlessly through some of the most breath-taking scenery that Canada has to offer - most of which is not normally accessible by road. Whether you decide to choose SilverLeaf or the luxurious GoldLeaf service, you'll be in safe hands, with a comfortable seat, delicious gourmet breakfast and lunch, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks included, as well as fascinating commentary on your surroundings.

View the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores with highlights such as Mount Robson - Canada's tallest peak, Pyramid Falls and Yellowhead Pass. Discover British Columbia and witness the dramatically changing scenery as you pass Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River. Pass through the awe-inspiring Coast and Cascade mountains.

Selected departure dates are available between April and October.

Starts Vancouver (Eastbound) - Monday and Thursday Departures

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Rocky Mountaineer's award-winning 5-star luxury service
  • Spectacular scenery through the Canadian Rockies to the canyons and forests of British Columbia
  • Upgrade to GoldLeaf service and experience panoramic views from the bi-level dome coach
  • View the Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
8 days
Guide Price
£4,559 per person
Price based on
Based on 10 June 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Air Canada, meal basis as per itinerary - Goldleaf Service (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • International Flights
  • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Breakfast and lunch on board the train each day
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Panoramic Helicopter Tour
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour including the Ice Explorer, Jasper to Banff
  • Experience Lake Louise to Calgary Tour
Not included
  • Transport to/from airports
  • Meals or excursions (unless specified)
  • Gratuities

Itinerary Breakdown

Welcome to Vancouver, discover the city at your own pace before spending the night. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Today you will board the Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver and head into the heart of British Columbia - Kamloops. Dramatic scenery changes await, as you head through lush green fields, river canyons and magnificent mountains. Highlights of the day include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the rock shreds of the Thompson River. Disembark the train before spending the night in Kamloops. 

Welcome back on the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your journey north to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. More dramatic scenery awaits as you climb higher to the peaks of the Continental Divide. Enjoy spectacular views over the Pyramid Falls before climbing the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park, where you will spend the night. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - The Crimson Jasper Hotel / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Enjoy a scenic half-day-tour of the Canadian Rockies largest national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site - Jasper National Park. Discover its natural attractions of rugged peaks and its array of wildlife. Following your half-day-tour, explore more of Jasper at your own pace before spending the night. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - The Crimson Jasper Hotel / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Journey onwards to Banff via the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefield parkway. Arriving at the Columbia Icefield, experience a ride on an Ice Explorer in the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Learn all about this natural wonder and its geological features. Getting back onto the road, venture though beautiful Lake Louise before arriving in Banff for some rest and relaxation. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Banff Springs

Enjoy a half-day-tour to the Yohot National Park to discover the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and natural rock bridge suspended across the Kicking Horse River. Spend the afternoon at your own leisure before spending the night in Lake Louise. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Begin your day with a sightseeing tour of Banff and gaze upon the Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Suprise Corner and the Hoodoos. As the day continues, head to Kananaskis for today's highlight - a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the magnificent Rockies. Arriving in Calgary late afternoon, soak in the days adventures along with your tour highlights at your last over night stop in Calgary. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • SilverLeaf - Delta Calgary Downtown / GoldLeaf & GoldLeaf Deluxe - Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Today marks the end of your Rocky Mountaineer experience. Take some time out for some last minute exploration in Calgary before making your way to Calgary International Airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.

  • Jasper

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train from Jasper and begin your journey
    • Relax in your seat as the majestic mountain scenery passes you by
    • Listen to the fascinating commentary and learn about this amazing region
    • View the Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and Yellowhead Pass
    • Enjoy delicious gourmet meals with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Board the train after your night stop for day two of your amazing journey
    • See incredible wildlife in their natural habitat as you pass through British Columbia
    • View the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River
    • Pass through the incredible Coast and Cascade Mountains
    • End your rail journey in arrival at cosmopolitan Vancouver