Rocky Mountaineer Canada 2024

Join us for wonder that will last a lifetime

Since 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has been taking guests through majestic landscapes on our luxury trains. Travelling through stunning scenery with highlights best seen from our expansive glass-dome coaches, your journey will be complemented by vibrant storytelling, regionally-inspired cuisine and exceptional service onboard the train. You’ll find the details outlined in the itinerary below. And when you’re ready to book, we’re standing by to make it happen. We look forward to welcoming you onboard!

NEW DATES AND SERVICE LEVEL!
September 19, 2024 - September 25, 2024

GoldLeaf Service Level

Itinerary

Day 1

Thursday, September 19, 2024

Check in at Fairmont Palliser Hotel (Fairmont Room)

Day 2

Friday, September 20, 2024

Enjoy your included breakfast at the resort before heading out for our full day excursion from Calgary to Banff.

During this excursion we will visit the Banff Gondola. The Banff Gondola is a spectacular eight-minute gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for 360-degree views of the Banff townsite and its surrounding mountains.

We end our day at the Moose Hotel & Suites (Superior Room). Our stay here will be 2 nights.

Day 3

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Enjoy your included breakfast at the resort before heading out for our full day excursion.

Next, experience a full-day sightseeing tour and learn about the natural forces that have shaped the appearance of the lakes and streams found in this area of the Rocky Mountains. Highlights include Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge and Takakkaw Falls. Lunch at the Emerald Lake Lodge is included.

Note: Due to inclement weather and heavy snow fall, the road to Takakkaw Falls is periodically closed throughout the spring and fall season. Additional time will be spent at the Emerald Lake Lodge should this road be closed.

Day 4

Sunday, September 22, 2024

Early this morning, you will be transferred by motorcoach to the train from your hotel.

Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Breakfast and lunch are included onboard. You will arrive in Kamloops between 6:30pm and 8:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city, or relaxing in your hotel.

Day 5

Monday, September 23, 2024

Early this morning, you will be transferred by motorcoach to the train from your hotel.

On today's journey west, 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. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. You will arrive in Vancouver between 5:30 PM and 7:30PM.

Tonight we check in to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Fairmont Room) for 2 nights.

Rail schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen delays. If your package does not already include accommodation at the end of your journey, please do not arrange connecting transportation, including flights, on this day.

Day 6

Tuesday, September 24, 2024

Enjoy breakfast at our hotel (included)

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver and the spectacular North Shore with breath taking views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains.

Take a walk across the 137 metres (450 feet) long and 70 metres (230 feet) high bridge perched above the Capilano Canyon then stroll along Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you above the forest floor for a squirrel’s eye view of a thriving coastal rainforest.

Take a gondola to the apex of Grouse Mountain, climbing to 4,100 feet above sea level. At the summit, take in the incredible views of Vancouver and  the Pacific Ocean.

Day 7

Wednesday, September 25, 2024

Enjoy your included breakfast before heading home or if you choose, add more time to the end of your trip. Contact me for ideas on how you can extend your stay.

Pricing Per Person

Gratuities are included for our Rocky Mountain hosts. Gratuities for the excursion tour guides, hotel room staff and drivers is not included. Tip at your own discretion (encouraged).

Occupancy Package Price Deposit Travel Protection
Single Occupancy $6,598.26 USD $675.00 USD Click to Price Coverage
Double Occupancy (per person) $5,058.79 USD $275.00 USD Click to Price Coverage

Payment Schedule

Date
Deposit (Non-Refundable) April 1, 2024
Final Payment July 1, 2024

Travel Protection

Travel Protection is highly recommended. Most US health insurance, including medicare does not cover out of the country. Many policies do not cover pre-existing medical if it is not purchased within a certain time after your trip is deposited.

Third Party Protection and Coverage Information (Arch RoamRight)

Cancellation Policy

Days Prior to Departure Payment Due Per Person Cancellation Penalty Per Person
Deposit date to 61 days prior to departure 10% of Package Price 10% of package price is non-refundable
60-46 days prior to departure 100% of Payment Due 50% of package price is non-refundable
45 days or less prior to departure 100% of Payment Due 100% of package price is non-refundable

Frequently Asked Questions

Once paid, the deposit becomes non-refundable per Rocky Mountaineer terms.

On GoldLeaf you will:

-View the scenery from the bi-level dome with seating below

-Full glass-dome windows with panoramic views

- Gourmet à la carte meals in the lower-level dining room

-Comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room

-Attended by four Hosts, plus a full culinary team

-Access to signature cocktails, premium alcholic and non-alcoholic beverages

-Gourmet sweet and savory snacks included

-Large, exclusive outdoor viewing platform

-Complimentary baggage deliver to your overnight hotel accommodation.

Please refer to Rocky Mountaineer Mobility and Accessibility. Accessible rooms are very limited in Kamloops and Banff. After each person books, I will send the Rocky Mountaineer Dietary and Mobility forms for you to complete and return to Rocky Mountaineer.

I cannot guarantee availability.

Nine meals included:

6 Breakfasts (2 on train)
3 Lunches (2 on train)

6 Nights of Hotel Stays Are Included:

1 Night in Calgary at Fairmont Palliser Hotel

2 Nights in Moose Hotel & Suites

1 Night in Kamloops (Hotel TBD)

2 Nights in Vancouver at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

*hotel assignments are subject to change

All transfers are included except for transfers between the airport and the hotel.

Many prefer to use either Uber or Lyft for airport transfers. Taxis are also available. Last year I used the train in Vancouver - not my smartest move. It was a longer walk to the train stop from the hotel than it looked and I had my luggage. 

Alcohol is included on the Rocky Mountaineer train. 

All other alcohol is an additional cost.

We get a pretty early start, generally on board and moving by 8 am. We are supposed to arrive into Kamloops from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. and into Vancouver from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Delays do happen as we share the tracks with freight and other trains. Be prepared for long days on the train. Keep in mind you are able to get up and move around and even go outside on the viewing area.

Gratuities are already included for the meals that are included in the package (9) and the Rocky Mountaineer train Host/Hostesses.

You will need to bring some cash to tip tour guides (3 full day tours) and if you'd like the bus drivers who take us from the hotel to the train and back (4 transfers). Hotel room staff also appreciate gratuities.

Our luggage is handled by the hotel and Rocky Mountaineer staff. We will be told during travel what time to set our luggage out and it will show up in our hotel at the next location. You will want to pack a small carry on to keep with you. Unlike airplanes, the train has plenty of legroom for you to keep a small bag with you.

I can only book flights if you add a pre or post stay of 3 days or more. Otherwise, I can help you find flights and then you book your flights directly with the airlines. E-mail me if you want to discuss this further.

If not adding and pre or post stays elsewhere (post-stay in Seattle or Vancouver for example), you will fly into of Calgary International Airport (YYC)International Airport (YVR) and out of Vancouver

We will be assigned our accommodations for Kamloops between a few days and a couple of weeks prior to travel. Options are limited and the quality is considered "moderate standard"