8 day escorted tour Itinerary

Rocky Mountaineer: Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Westbound

One of the world's greatest train journeys, on one of the world's greatest trains.

Experience breath taking western Canada on a tour like no other. This incredible Rocky Mountaineer journey takes you westbound from cowboy city Calgary, through the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains and the dramatic changing scenery of British Columbia before ending in cool and cosmopolitan Vancouver. Experience the 5* luxury and award-winning service of the world famous Rocky Mountaineer train and travel this incredible region in style. The below itinerary relates to the westbound routing of the Journey through the Clouds Explorer which starts in Calgary, however you can also do the same journey in an eastbound direction starting in Vancouver which is the same itinerary in reverse.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • The ultimate itinerary for experience the majestic Canadian Rockies in style
  • Sample the sublime luxury and 5* service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • For incredible inclusions from a Banff Helicopter Tour and Columbia Icefield excursion
  • To visit Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Vancouver in one amazing trip

Sample Itinerary Summary

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8 days
Destination Breakdown
Group basis
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
  • 4 day transport by motorcoach
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation as described in the itinerary
  • Transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
  • Day 2: Banff Gondola, Summit Helicopter Flightseeing tour and Calgary Tower
  • Day 3: Yoho National Park Tour
  • Day 4: Icefield Parkway Tour including Ice explorer
  • Day 5: Jasper Highlights tour
  • Day 8: Vancouver lookout
Not included
  • Flights
  • Transport to/from airports
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Calgary

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take a food tour to explore the city while sampling its cowboy cuisine
    • Head to the top of the Calgary Tower for panoramic views of the city
    • Stroll through Olympic Park - site of the famous 1988 Winter Games
    • Step back in time with a visit to Heritage Park
    • Enjoy a brewery tour to learn about the process and sample the city's excellent beer
  • Banff

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy an included once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour over the incredible Canadian Rockies
    • Relax in Banff Resort, with fantastic boutiques, bars and restaurants to enjoy
    • Take a wildlife excursion to view bears, elk, mountain goats and eagles
    • Head to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola
    • Take a boat cruise on scenic Lake Minnewanka
  • Lake Louise

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy an included tour of Yoho National Park's natural wonders
    • Take a walk along the paths around picturesque Lake Louise
    • Experience Lake Louise's turquoise waters for yourself by canoe
    • Enjoy a gourmet dinner at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise overlooking the lake
    • Set your alarm early to get incredible photos of the deserted lake at sunrise
  • Jasper

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy an included tour of rugged Jasper National Park - Canada's largest park
    • Journey along one of the world's most scenic highways - the Icefields Parkway
    • Ride on the Ice Explorer to the breath taking Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier
    • Take a cruise on Maligne Lake and stop at Spirit Island
    • A dark sky preserve - admire Jasper's incredible night skies
  • Kamloops

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Board the famous Rocky Mountaineer and indulge in its 5* luxury and award-winning service
    • Watch the dramatic changes in scenery as you relax in your seat
    • Listen to the fascinating commentary as you pass through Fraser Canyon, Cascade Mountain and the Thompson River
    • Savour the gourmet cuisine on board - with breakfast, four-course lunch and drinks included throughout your journey
    • Overnight in Kamloops before boarding again for a second day of breath taking scenery and luxury
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy an included visit to the fantastic Vancouver Lookout
    • Take a leisurely stroll through Stanley Park or along the Sea Wall
    • Hit the shops and restaurants along Robson Street
    • Visit the city's incredible indoor market at Granville Island
    • Take a whale watching boat cruise to the Strait of Georgia to spot breaching whales