Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest to Gold Rush Explorer – 2020

NRHE/NRHW – 8 Nights / 9 Days


The Rainforest to Gold Rush Explorer includes a night in Vancouver before you embark on the Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

You’ll spend the night in Whistler Village before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer for your two day train journey to Jasper National Park. You’ll follows a rugged, northern route so you’ll be treated to spectacular scenery from start to finish.

When you reach Jasper, you’ll have a full day to explore Jasper. After your second night in Jasper, enjoy guided motor coach tours of the Columbia Icefield, the Athabasca Glacier, Yoho National Park and Banff. A helicopter flightseeing tour is included on your journey between Banff and Calgary.

This vacation begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver each Friday between April 24 and October 2, 2020.  It begins with an overnight stay in Calgary each Thursday from April 23 and October 1, 2020.

In 2017 this package was called the Northern Explorer.


  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 3.5 hour Rocky Mountaineer Whistler Sea to Sky Climb
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches (Reverse itinerary features 2
    breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 afternoon snack)
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to
    Lake Louise
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
  • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel
    and Jasper
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Add Ons

  • Add airport transfers in Vancouver and Calgary
  • Add additional nights in the Rockies
  • Add activities in Jasper, Lake Louise and/or Banff
  • Add sightseeing in Vancouver and tours to Victoria and Butchart Gardens


  • Prices depend on when you travel, number of travelers, and train service you choose.
  • Prices can change based on hotel availability at the time of booking.
  • Ask for available promotions when you book.
  • Call 1-800-913-9207 or 604-990-9299 or Email to get prices for your trip.


Vancouver to Calgary – 2020 Prices
Apr 24$4,455$5,917$6,353
May 1 – 15$4,650$6,592$7,040
May 22$5,072$6,592$7,040
May 29 – Jun 19$5,308$7,183$7,634
Jun 26$5,558$7,488$7,758
Jul 3$5,558$7,522$7,758
Jul 10 – Aug 28$5,353$7,268$7,684
Sep 4 – 18$5,353$7,233$7,684
Sep 25$5,353$7,111$7,562
Oct 2$4,698$5,978$6,470
Calgary to Vancouver – 2020 Prices
Apr 23$4,444$6,002$6,342
Apr 30 – May 14$4,950$6,649$7,010
May 21$5,072$6,649$7,010
May 28$5,134$6,813$7,215
Jun 11 – 25$5,308$7,275$7,604
Jul 2 – 9$5,558$7,492$7,728
Jul 16 – Sep 17$5,353$7,355$7,684
Sep 24$5,293$7,163$7,529
Oct 1$4,698$6,066$6,470

Prices are per person, before taxes, based on Double Occupancy

2020 Schedule

Starts Vancouver
April 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 11, 18, 25
October 2
Starts Calgary
April 22, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1


Vancouver to CalgaryCalgary to Vancouver
1Arrive in VancouverVancouverArrive in CalgaryCalgary
2On the Rocky Mountaineer to WhistlerWhistlerPanoramic Helicopter and Banff Tour with Gondola
Transfer to Banff
3On the Rocky Mountaineer to QuesnelQuesnelYoho Park Tour
Transfer to Lake Louise
Lake Louise
4On the Rocky Mountaineer to JasperJasperIcefields Parkway Tour, including Ice ExplorerJasper
5Jasper Highlights TourJasperJasper Highlights TourJasper
6Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice ExplorerLake LouiseOn the Rocky Mountaineer to QuesnelQuesnel
7Yoho Park Tour and transfer to Banff BanffOn the Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler Whistler
8Banff Tour with Gondola and Panoramic Helicopter
Transfer to Calgary
 CalgaryOn the Rocky Mountaineer to VancouverVancouver
9Vacation ends in CalgaryVacation ends in Vancouver

Levels of Service

Rocky Mountaineer: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service

  • SilverLeaf Service includes reserved seating in a custom built single level car with expansive windows curving into the ceiling, hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the day.
  • GoldLeaf Service – Reserved seating in the GoldLeaf elevated dome car. Breakfast and lunch are served in the GoldLeaf dining car and GoldLeaf passengers have access to the outdoor viewing platform.
    Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included .
  • View the Differences between SilverLeaf Service and GoldLeaf Service

Route Map

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