Since we started our Alaska and Canada arrangements 30 years ago, the Rocky Mountaineer has always been the most popular choice for a Canadian Rockies addition to an Alaska cruise


See below for our recommended route, itinerary and days of operation for the 2 day journey between Vancouver and Banff/Lake Louise. Please note that Rocky Mountaineer no longer offers RedLeaf service


Rocky Mountaineer also have a great selection of their own train/coach tours of various durations, with  a choice of different hotel grades to suit all pockets - further details are available from us

Vancouver to Banff

Day 1  Vancouver to Kamloops

            You will check-in at 07.00 at Rocky Mountaineer's very own station in Vancouver.
            Boarding at 07.30, the train heads into the interior of British Columbia, via the
            Fraser Valley and Hell's Gate, following the Thompson River to Kamloops. You will
            arrive in Kamloops early evening. You will be transferred to your hotel. Hotel assigned
            by Rocky Mountaineer

Day 2  Kamloops to Banff
            You will be transferred from your hotel to the station to re-board at 06.15. Travel via
            Shuwap Lake, Craigellachie and the Rogers Pass into the Banff National Park. Continue
            through the unique Spiral Tunnels, making a short stop at Lake Louise before arriving
            in Banff at around 19.30


Our Prices                                                      

Vancouver to Banff/Lake Louise                      

or Jasper and in reverse                                    

May to September

SilverLeaf     from  £1385 per person

GoldLeaf      from £1800

The Days of Operation

In May - on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, stopping at Lake Louise on Tuesday and Friday

From June to September - on Monday and Friday only, stopping at Lake Louise on Friday

In reverse, the train operates from Banff and Lake Louise on Thursday and Sunday in May and Sunday only from June to September. From Banff to Vancouver on Wednesdays only from May to September

Other Routes

The Rocky Mountaineer also operates from Vancouver to Jasper on Friday and Tuesday, and in reverse on Thursday and Sunday. If you have travelled on the Rocky Mounatineer before and are looking to repeat the experience on a different route, why not consider the 3 day Vancouver/Whistler/Quesnal route to Jasper - please call for details

Tony Ripper says

' If you have a choice, I recommend you to opt for taking the train Eastbound from Vancouver to Banff rather than in
  reverse. If it's affordable, go for GoldLeaf - it's very comfortable and makes for a memorable travel experience '

For further impartial advice and to make your booking, please call  01425 485100