See the best of the Rocky Mountains on this seven night journey from Calgary to Vancouver, travelling on sections of VIA Rail’s epic The Canadian route.
Suggested route & duration
Suggested duration: 10 nights – Calgary to Victoria
• Calgary: 1 night
• Banff: 2 nights
• Jasper: 1 night
• VIA Rail: 1 night
• Vancouver: 2 nights
• Whistler: 2 nights
• Victoria: 1 night
About this independent tour
Rockies Rail Adventure is a rail journey, primarily using VIA Rail's The Canadian service. 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.
calgary to Banff Begin your holiday with a night in Calgary, which acts as a gateway to the Rocky Mountains. From here, head up by road into the foothills of the Rockies, and onwards into the mountains. Spend two nights in the town of Banff which sits in the spectacular Banff National Park. A sightseeing tour is included during your time here, during which you’ll visit Lake Minnewanka and Sulphur Mountain.
Jasper Continue on to Jasper via the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic drives. En route, a tour on to the Athabasca Glacier on board the Ice Explorer is included.
VIA Rail to Vancouver The following day you’ll board VIA Rail’s The Canadian train for an overnight rail journey in sleeper or touring class into Vancouver. Make the most of the views as you pass through the Rockies and the Coastal Mountains. In Vancouver a hop-on hop-off trolley tour is included, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace, choosing the attractions you wish to visit (entrance fees not included).
Whistler and Vancouver Island Follow the Sea-to-Sky highway as you transfer to Whistler. You’ll have free time to explore the bustling town and surrounding mountains. From Whistler enjoy a scenic floatplane trip to Victoria, where you’ll visit the famous Butchart Gardens. Return to Vancouver on a scenic ferry trip.
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.