The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are true icons of the nation, and you'll love hearing their stories when you Meet a Mountie
The beauty of Lake Louise is spellbinding, and you’ll stroll to its edge in the company of an expert guide
With bright blue waters more striking than you can imagine, Moraine Lake is sure to be a highlight of your journey
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. After time to settle in, meet your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director at a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel GeorgiaDaily :
Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in the comfort of GoldLeaf Service as you set out into the mountains aboard one of the only passenger trains that covers this historic region of Canada. With a glass of sparkling wine in hand, gaze up at the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains and pass the waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Glide past steep rocky slopes as your train follows the Thompson River on the way to Kamloops where you will stay for the night.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation, two or three-star hotels)Daily :
Your rail journey continues east towards the Canadian Rockies. Travel through vast ranchlands, past Kinbasket Lake and alongside the shores of Kicking Horse River. Wind through the Spiral Tunnels, a Swiss engineering marvel first opened in 1909, and cross the Continental Divide of the Americas into the province of Alberta. Gliding between the emerald pines and jagged peaks of Banff National Park, including towering Castle Mountain, it’s not long before you’ll arrive at Lake Louise. Here, disembark your train and make your way to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview RoomDaily :
On the shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the rich natural history of the area.
Look forward to dinner this evening, with the chance to choose from a number of restaurants located within your hotel.
There are few locations more scenically spectacular than Lake Louise. Wake to views of this iconic lake before enjoying breakfast. Today’s excursion then reveals another of Banff National Park’s most beautiful locations, Moraine Lake. The striking blue water surrounded by snow-capped mountains makes it one of the most photographed sites in the Rockies.Daily :
Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The morning takes you along the Trans-Canada Highway to Banff. On a tour of the alpine town, look for the Rocky Mountain-style heritage buildings which feature locally sourced natural materials. Ride the Banff Gondola, to the top of Sulphur Mountain. This evening, enjoy dinner back at your hotel.
Stay: Three Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs in a Mountain View RoomDaily :
Perhaps take part in the Banff Experience – which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, take a heli-flightseeing trip, learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player or enjoy a float trip along Bow River. You might like to relax at the Willow Stream Spa or set out on a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.
The landscapes of Banff National Park are yours to explore on your choice of activity today.Daily :
Dine at any one of your hotel’s fine restaurants.
World Heritage-listed Banff National Park is without a doubt one of the most incredible locations of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Rising to a full day at leisure here, there are virtually endless opportunities for both relaxation and adventure. How will you spend your free time in one of the most naturally beautiful locations on Earth? Your APT Tour Director will be on hand throughout the day should you need any inspiration.Daily :
This evening, you can choose where to dine from a selection of restaurants at your lodge.
Join Highway 93, otherwise known as the Icefields Parkway, and wind along one of the world’s most scenic stretches of road. After pausing to take in the glacier-fed waters of Peyto Lake, make a stop at the giant Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll board a specially designed Ice Explorer vehicle and journey right onto the Athabasca Glacier. Continue on via Athabasca Falls to Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, situated on the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert.
Stay: Two Nights: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park LodgeDaily :
Perhaps take in the park on an exhilarating Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour; embark on a Maligne Valley experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; or ride the Jasper Tramway. You may prefer to set out on an interpretive nature hike or perhaps take part in an evening wildlife discovery.
Are you ready to become acquainted with the World Heritage-listed landscapes of Jasper National Park? Following breakfast, choose how you would like to spend your morning with a range of our Freedom of Choice activities which offer a thrilling perspective on Canada’s largest national park. With a free afternoon and evening at hand, you may like to explore some more via one of the many walking trails surrounding the lodge. Or, simply relax in your room.Daily :
Step back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer today and settle in to your glass-dome GoldLeaf Service carriage with idyllic views. This section of the famed railway takes you through the historic gold rush region of British Columbia. You’ll glide beneath Mt Robson, also known as ‘The Great White Fright’, then journey past Yellowhead Pass, Moose Lake and the Fraser River to the ‘Gold Pan City’ of Quesnel. During a free evening, perhaps stroll along the waterfront which is lined with a collection of heritage buildings.
Stay: Quesnel, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (two or three-star hotels)Daily :
Rejoin your train this morning in time for breakfast as a golden morning glow is cast over the landscapes of the Cariboo region. Continue along the historic route of early gold rush pioneers, taking in views of the Fraser Canyon before crossing Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Sweep along the shores of Seton Lake and Anderson Lake before arriving in Whistler.
Stay: Whistler, hotel as assigned by Rocky MountaineerDaily :
After a free morning in Whistler, enjoy the final leg of your Rocky Mountaineer journey. As you head into the rainforests of British Columbia you’ll see Cheakamus Canyon, Mt Garibaldi, Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. From the station in Vancouver, be transferred to your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel GeorgiaDaily :
Your day begins with a guided tour, during which you’ll visit Stanley Park, a world-class, 400-hectare evergreen oasis. Then head to Granville Island, the bustling heart of Vancouver’s cultural scene. You’ll also see picturesque English Bay and Vancouver Harbour, before enjoying the afternoon at your leisure. Perhaps use your free time to experience the atmosphere of Gastown, Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, or visit the shopping mecca of Robson Street. You might like to admire the beauty of Queen Elizabeth Park. This evening, as the land portion of your tour draws to an end, meet your fellow travellers for a group dinner.Daily :
Your journey comes to an end today. After breakfast, transfer to the airport.Daily :
Stay in iconic hotels which exude a regional charm, and are perfectly positioned in central or unique locations
Spend five unforgettable days traversing the stunning landscapes of the Rockies on a Rocky Mountaineer Rail journey
Admire panoramic vistas through full-length dome windows and savour gourmet dining aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.