Rocky Mountaineer Train: Vancouver to Banff

A Memorable Trip to the Canadian Rockies: 2015

Overview

Banff National Park

The Rocky Mountaineer train between Vancouver and Banff (service available both directions) is our most popular short train trip for a number of reasons.

This two day Rocky Mountaineer trip gives you the chance to travel through Canada’s Rocky Mountains, and spend a night or more in Banff National Park that includes the most picturesque town in the Canadian Rockies.

Furthermore, Banff is only 55 km (34 miles) from Lake Louise so you are close enough to visit one of the world’s most popular destinations. We offer 6.5 hour tours to Lake Louise that include Lake Louise, lunch and a stop at Johnston Canyon.

Finally, Banff is only 140 km (86 miles) from Calgary International airport, the closest airport to the Rockies.

Airport shuttles are available between Calgary airport and Banff seven times each day and take 1 hour 45 minutes.

Because Banff is the visitor hub of the Canadian Rockies, the two day train trip between Vancouver and Banff forms the basis for many of our Rocky Mountaineer Rail packages.

Call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email us for more information and reservations.

Prices

Prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars and are per person based on two people traveling on the Rocky Mountaineer during peak season. Lower prices available in April, May and October.

Call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email us for more information and reservations.

2 Day / 1 Night
Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service: $1259
Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service: $1679
Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service: $2099
Keep in mind that this package includes your hotel in Kamloops, the midpoint on your journey but not in Banff or Vancouver

4 Day / 3 Night Package includes
Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service: $1679
Rocky Mountaineer SilerLeaf Service: $2099
Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service: $2799*
* Includes deluxe hotels in Vancouver and Banff
Prices are lower in April, May and October.

RedLeaf Service includes reserved seating in Rocky Mountaineer’s comfortable, traditional passenger cars with picture windows, breakfast and lunch served at your seat each day, complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and overnight accommodations in Kamloops.

SilverLeaf Service includes reserved seating in a custom built single level car with 67% more viewing area than RedLeaf, hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat, complimentary wine or beer with lunch, complimentary nonalcoholic beverages during the day and overnight accommodations in Kamloops.

GoldLeaf Service includes reserved seating in the elevated GoldLeaf dome car, breakfast and lunch in the GoldLeaf dining car and access to the GoldLeaf outdoor viewing platform. It also includes complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, overnight accommodations in Kamloops and transfers between the train and hotel in Kamloops.

Two Day / One Night Departure Dates for 2015

2015 Departure Dates Vancouver to Banff
April  21, 28
May 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29
June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
July 3, 6, 10,13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
August 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
September 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 29
October  1

2015 Departure Dates: Banff to Vancouver

April 23, 30
May 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31
June 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
July 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
August 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
September 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27
October 1, 4

Four Day / Three Night Departure Dates for 2015

2015 Departure Dates Vancouver to Banff
April 20, 27, 30
May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Aug 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 31
Sept 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 28
Oct 1

2015 Departure Dates: Banff to Vancouver

April 22, 29
May 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Aug 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Sept 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 30
Oct 3

Call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email us for more information and reservations.

Rocky Mountaineer + Banff Packages

Canadian Rockies Experience - 4 night tour includes one night in Vancouver, one night in Kamloops, en route, two nights in Banff with a tour to Lake Louise and a transfer to Calgary airport or downtown Calgary.

Lovely Lake Louise – 4-night tour includes a night at the Chateau Lake Louise, as well as overnight stays in Banff, Vancouver and Kamloops with all your transportation and transfers.

First Passage to the West Discovery Drive – 5 night package hotel stays in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary as well as your own full size car rental in the Canadian Rockies.

Rocky Mountaineer + Banff Do-It-Yourself Options

Option 1:   Add hotels in Vancouver and/or Banff, luggage handling and transfers between the Rocky Mountaineer train station and your Vancouver and Banff hotels – This essential option turns your basic two day journey into a real vacation. Let us book your hotels, lug your bags and arrange hotel/train station transfers. (This is the Classic Rail Vacation priced above.)

Option 2: Shuttle Service between Calgary International Airport and Banff – This convenient addition lets you spend a night or more in the Canadian Rockies and still begin or end in Calgary, either downtown Calgary or Calgary International airport. Add $55 per person

Option 3: Car rental in Banff or Calgary – Rocky Mountaineer rail packages are extremely flexible. If you prefer to tour the Rockies independently, you can rent a car in Banff or Calgary, with or without Gypsy Guide commentary, explore the Canadian Rockies on your own, then drop the car in Banff, Calgary, Jasper or Vancouver.

Option 4: Tour to Lake Louise – It seems a shame to get within 55 km (34 miles) of Lake Louise and not see it. If you can spare a half day in the Rockies, then add this 6.5 hour tour to Lake Louise and the world renowned Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise including lunch.

Option 5: Day Trip to Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield – This all day round trip  tour, 360 km (224 mile), includes Lake Louise en route to the Columbia Icefield. This tour comes with or without the all terrain Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier.

Call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email us for more information and reservations.