Witness Canada’s dazzling scenery including beautiful harbourside cities, breathtaking wilderness, rugged landscapes and magical wildlife.
Suggested route & duration
Suggested duration: 12 nights – round-trip from Vancouver
• Vancouver: 2 nights
• Kamloops: 1 night
• Banff: 2 nights
• Jasper: 2 nights
• Prince George: 1 night
• Prince Rupert: 1 night
• Port Hardy or cruise: 1 night
• Vancouver: 2 nights
About this independent tour
Rail & Sail is predominantly a rail journey using both the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail's Skeena service. This is an independent journey and no Kuoni representative will be available. Transfers are not included so upon arrival at each destination you will be required to make your own way to your hotel and you will also be required to independently reconfirm any arrangements locally.
During a two night stay in Vancouver enjoy a hop on/off trolley tour. The following day board the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops. Listen to the history and legends of the West while enjoying the on-board service and fantastic views from the train. The next morning the final Rocky Mountaineer leg takes you past glaciers and through alpine meadows en route to Banff, where you can spend time at leisure. Head north for a full day trip along the famous Icefields Parkway, including a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will venture onto the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer vehicle. In the afternoon arrive in Jasper for a two night stay. Next is the Jasper-Prince Rupert train (VIA Rail’s Skeena train) across British Columbia’s Cariboo Region. The northern arm of the Fraser River leads to Prince George where you will stay one night. Continue west follow the Skeena River to Prince Rupert and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a magnificent full day cruise through the Inside Passage coast of British Columbia to Vancouver Island, arriving in Port Hardy late in the evening (before15 June and after 24 August the cruise will be overnight). Transfer to Vancouver by floatplane and the following day enjoy an excursion back to Vancouver Island to visit the city of Victoria.
Tailor your tour
You can tailor make your own rail journey around Canada, choosing your number of nights, where you stay, and even adding excursions. Or combine your journey with a stay at any of our city, beach or resort hotels in USA or Canada.