Explore Banff, Jasper and a luxury rail journey through the Rockies

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$1,750 USD
Calgary, Kamloops, Vancouver, Banff, Jasper
Explore the Rockies on your own schedule with this self drive package paired with an iconic luxury rail jouney. Discover the wonders of Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Jasper National Park before boarding the train to Vancouver.
Start Location: Calgary End Location: Vancouver
  • Explore the town of Banff in Banff National Park
  • Stop off and view the majestic Lake Louise
  • Drive the iconic Icefields Parkway
  • Explore the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park
  • Luxury rail journey from Jasper to Vancouver
  • Explore the city of Vancouver
Day 1: Calgary - banff

Arrive in Calgary, pick up your rental car and enjoy your scenic drive through the foothills towards the expansive Rocky Mountains. Arrive in Banff at the very centre of Canada’s very first National Park. Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, the town of Banff is located within the Banff National Park. Once “Siding 29” on the Canadian Pacific Railway, the town of Banff was intended to be a tourist town from its very inception. The town of Banff is a spirited place and in every direction you are surrounded by strikingly beautiful and rugged mountains that seem to burst straight out of the ground. You may even see a herd of elk wandering down the main street during your early morning walk. The lively streets of downtown are lined with top-class restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a vibrant range of art galleries and museums.
Overnight: Banff
Day 2: Banff - Lake Louise - Jasper

This morning continue your drive to Lake Louise, a jewel of the Rockies surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering snow-capped mountain peaks. You may have seen photos of the lake, but you will not be prepared for the experience of rounding the corner, getting the first sight of the emerald green and the rugged peaks as a backdrop. Next you will drive along the famous Icefields Parkway, where wildlife sightings of caribou, elk, and occasionally, bears, are common so keep your eyes and cameras handy. Travelling through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, know that your drive along the famous Icefields Parkway has been voted one of the most spectacular drives in the world. You will see for yourself why this mountain road that boasts a unique landscape rich in history and natural beauty second to none is so famous. Climbing from the valleys to nearly the tree line, experience three life zones, the montane, the subalpine and the alpine. Along the way, you might want to stop off at the Columbia Icefield (we can arrange a ride on an Ice Explorer or Glacier Skywalk at an additional add-on cost). Finally, at the end of this exciting day, you can see the Athabasca Falls before arriving at the charming town of Jasper. Should time allow you may want to explore the Maligne Valley this evening. Evening time is a popular time for wildlife sightings and an opportunity to see Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne lake.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 3: Jasper - Kamloops, BC on board Rocky Mountaineer

Step onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train from Jasper to Kamloops, located in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Upon arrival at the Kamloops Station, you will be transferred by motor coach to our overnight hotel.
Overnight: Kamloops
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Kamloops - Vancouver on board Rocky Mountaineer

Following your night stay at your Kamloops hotel, transfer by motor coach to the train station. Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. Today you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. You'll arrive at your hotel this evening with time to explore on your own.
Overnight: Vancouver
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Depart Vancouver

Your package ends upon check out of your hotel this morning. However, before departing Vancouver there are so many sights and activities to be enjoyed before you depart. You might like to explore Vancouver's sea wall by bike, the worlds longest uninterrupted waterfront path. Or maybe discover the totem poles in Stanley park or the abundance of other activities that the city has to offer.
Moderate accommodations
$1,750 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

Upgrade your rail to GoldLeaf class for $585 per person on either package. Package price based on entry level season pricing in October. Contact us for a quote for your specific dates. Subject to availablity at the time of booking. We can also assist with additional pre/post activities and accommodations.

Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.

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  • 4 nights of accommodation (One night in each of Banff, Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver)
  • 3 Day Compact Car Rental
  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf rail experience from Jasper to Kamloops and Kamloops to Vancouver
  • All meals and select beverages on board the train
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities to local guides


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Do you arrange airport transfers?

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Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

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Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

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What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your


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These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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