Rocky Mountaineer Train, Moose Lake, AB

Journey Through The Clouds Self-Drive - 7 nights

This Vancouver to Calgary rail and self-drive eastbound itinerary really maximizes your time in Western Canada and starts with a Rocky Mountaineer train experience along the 2 day Journey Through The Clouds route to Jasper. This package includes the luxury of 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service, and the rest is self-drive from Jasper to Calgary, giving you the freedom to travel at your own pace.

Please be aware that due to the elevation of the Canadian Rockies, the weather can be unpredictable any time of the year, especially during the winter, spring and autumn months. If you are not comfortable driving in potentially wintry conditions, then you should consider the 7 night Journey Through The Clouds Great Explorer (Eastbound) package instead.

This itinerary is available in reverse, starting in Calgary on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

If you like this itinerary, but would prefer to spend more time onboard the train, check out the Rainforest to Gold Rush Discovery Self-Drive vacation. If you would like more time to explore the Canadian Rockies, we can easily add additional hotel nights in Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, and additional car rental days. We can also add extra hotel nights in Vancouver or Calgary. Just let us know your preferences when submitting a quote request to us.


Journey Through The Clouds Discovery Self-Drive, Eastbound
Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What's Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
2021 Prices

Route Map

Journey Through The Clouds Discovery Self-Drive map

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Itinerary Summary

Journey Through The Clouds Discovery Self-Drive, Eastbound
Day Activities Overnight
Monday Check in to your Vancouver hotel Vancouver
Tuesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Wednesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Jasper Jasper
Thursday Pick up rental car. Free day in Jasper Jasper
Friday Jasper to Lake Louise along the Icefields Parkway Lake Louise
Saturday Lake Louise to Banff Banff
Sunday Banff to Calgary Calgary
Monday Check out of your Calgary hotel and drop off rental car  

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What's Included?

Package Includes:

• 2 days Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service)
• 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches (onboard trains)
• 7 nights hotel accommodation (as specified in quote)
• Vancouver Lookout admission
• 4 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charge and unlimited kilometers
• Calgary Tower admission
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

• Transportation from Vancouver airport
• Transportation to Calgary airport (in case of downtown car rental drop off)
• Meals, other than specified
• Activities, other than specified
• Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
• Optional services for rental car
• Additional car rental taxes and fees (refer to fact sheet attached to our quote)
• Hotel parking fees (where applicable)
• National Parks Pass

Note: For your convenience, our quoted rates include all tax.

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Detailed Itinerary



MON - Vancouver Arrival
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
Overnight in Vancouver.

TUE - Vancouver to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.
Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

WED - Kamloops to Jasper - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.
Overnight in Jasper. B, L.

THU - Exploring Jasper National Park
Collect your rental car this morning and enjoy a day touring at your leisure in Jasper National Park. Among the area’s highlights are Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon, Miette Hot Springs, Maligne Lake and Whistlers Mountain.
Overnight in Jasper.

FRI - Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel south to Lake Louise via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Allow time to visit highlights along the way, including Athabasca Falls, Bow Summit, and Crowfoot Glacier. If you would like to take the Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier, we recommend you book a time slot in advance. With sightseeing stops, we suggest allowing at least eight hours for today’s drive.
Overnight in Lake Louise.

SAT - Lake Louise to Banff
Today, drive the scenic one-hour journey from Lake Louise to Banff. Along the way, watch for wildlife and travel under the specially constructed wildlife bridges over the highway. Alternatively, take a more leisurely drive along the Bow Valley Parkway for views of Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon (requires a short walk). The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the shops, restaurants, pristine scenery and plentiful wildlife of magnificent Banff National Park.
Overnight in Banff.

SUN - Banff to Calgary
Travel through Kananaskis Country and the western ranching regions of Alberta at your own pace before arriving in Calgary's downtown core.
Overnight in Calgary.

MON - Calgary Car Rental Return
Drop off your rental car in downtown Calgary or at Calgary International Airport (YYC), where your journey ends.

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Departure Dates

This package starts in Vancouver on Mondays and Thursdays from late April through until early October 2021. The earliest start date is 26th April, 2021, and the latest is 4th October, 2021.

Prices

Rates for this package in 2021 are currently from CA$2,917 to $6,217 per person, based on double occupancy. Prices depend on the time of year you travel, the hotels you stay in and the level of service you choose onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train (SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service).

Let our Rocky Mountaineer specialist make the best choices for you, based on your preferences, to ensure you are not paying more than you need to for your Rocky Mountain train vacation.

Promotional bonus offers are added automatically to your quote from us (if applicable).

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