Rocky Mountaineer Train: Vancouver to Banff

A Memorable Trip to the Canadian Rockies: 2012

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: $1069
Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Serivce: $1549
Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service: $1939
Keep in mind that this package does not include hotels in Banff or Vancouver

3 Day / 3 Night Package includes
Rocky Mountaineer RedLeaf Service: $1419
Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service: $1899
Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service: $2469*
* Includes Fairmont hotels in Vancouver and Banff

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 Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf dome car, breakfast and lunch in the GoldLeaf dining car and access to the outdoor viewing platform. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are included on the train and overnight accommodations are included in Kamloops.

Rocky Mountaineer Departures – 2012

2012 Rocky Mountaineer Departure Dates: Vancouver to Banff

April 24
May 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29
June 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23
Aug 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
Sept 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 18, 21, 28
Oct 2

2012 Rocky Mountaineer Departure Dates: Banff to Vancouver

April 26
May 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31
June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25
Aug 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Sept 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 20, 23, 30
Oct 4

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

Rocky Mountaineer + Banff Packages

Canadian Rockies Excursion – 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.

Canadian Rockies Highlights – 5-night tour includes a night at the Chateau Lake Louise, two helicopter tours, overnight stays in Banff, Vancouver (2), Calgary, Kamloops and all your transportation and transfers.

Banff The Beautiful – 5 night tour includes your own full size car rental in the Canadian Rockies with a pick up in Banff and a drop off in Calgary or vice versa.

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 $52 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.

Option 6: Helicopter tours of Glaciers and the Canadian Rockies – The easiest and most awe inspiring way to experience the vastness and grandeur of the Canadian Rockies is to see them by air. We can add a 12 or 25 minute  helicopter tour to any Rocky Mountaineer package.

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