This seven-night rail and road journey takes you on one of the most iconic routes through the Rocky Mountains and landscapes of Western Canada.
Suggested route & duration
Suggested route: 7 nights – Calgary to Vancouver
• Banff: 2 nights
• Jasper: 2 nights
• Kamloops: 1 night
• Vancouver: 2 nights
About this independent tour
Mountain Rails is a rail journey, primarily using the Rocky Mountaineer. The journey will be escorted by a local guide on sightseeing excursions only. 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.
Banff National Park Upon arrival in Calgary you will travel by road into the mountains on your way to beautiful Banff. Two nights are spent here, allowing for a full day of independent exploration of Banff National Park – we highly recommend a visit to the beautiful Lake Louise.
Jasper National Park Your transfer to Jasper takes you along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, during which you will stop off for an Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier, as well as a walk out onto the Glacier Skywalk which extends over the side of the Sunwapta Canyon. In Jasper you will have a full day to yourself to explore the national park.
Rocky Mountaineer In Jasper you’ll board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train for one of the world’s most awe-inspiring rail journeys. You will pass through some of Western Canada’s most spectacular natural landscapes, past waterfalls and mountain peaks, through scenic valleys and along and across rivers.
Vancouver After spending a night in the city of Kamloops you will re-board the train for your journey to Vancouver where you will spend two nights. On your full day in Vancouver a trip to Vancouver Island is included, during which you will visit the provincial capital of Victoria. Your day begins with a cruise through the Gulf Islands before docking in Victoria where you will visit the renowned Butchart Gardens and join an introductory city sightseeing tour.
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.