7 Night Tour Itinerary

Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds Explorer (Westbound)

Canada's Wild West

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

Begin your journey in Jasper, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. 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. After your comfortable night stop in mountain town Kamloops, continue on through 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 before ending your journey in cool and cosmopolitan Vancouver.

2018 Tour Departures:

From 14th of April 2018 - 9th of October

2019 Tour Departures:

From 13th of April 2018 - 8th of October

Starts Calgary (Westbound) - Tuesday and Saturday Departures

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Rocky Mountaineer's award-winning five 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
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 Calgary, discover the city at your own pace before spending the night. 

Overnight Accommodation

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

Begin your day in Kananaskis for todays highlight - a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the magnificent Rockies. Continue a sightseeing tour of Banff and gaze upon the Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Suprise Corner and the Hoodoos. 

Overnight Accommodation

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

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

Journey onwards to Jasper via the 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.

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

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. Disembark the train before spending the night in Kamloops. 

Welcome back on the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. Highlights of the day include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the rock shreds of the Thompson River. 

Overnight Accommodation

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

Your tour ends upon check-out of your Vancouver hotel. 

  • 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