Rocky Mountaineer Train, Moose Lake, AB

Journey Through The Clouds Self-Drive - 7 nights

This Calgary to Vancouver self-drive and rail westbound itinerary really maximizes your time in Western Canada. It starts with a self-drive itinerary from Calgary to Jasper, and ends with the highlight of a Rocky Mountaineer train experience, along the 2 day Journey Through The Clouds route to Vancouver. This package includes the luxury of 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service and the self-drive portion from Calgary to Jasper gives 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 (Westbound) package instead.

This itinerary is available in reverse, starting in Vancouver on Mondays and Thursdays.

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, Westbound
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, Westbound
Day Activities Overnight
Saturday Arrive Calgary. Pick up rental car Calgary
Sunday Calgary to Banff Banff
Monday Banff to Lake Louise Lake Louise
Tuesday Lake Louise to Jasper along the Icefields Parkway Jasper
Wednesday Free day in Jasper. Return rental car Jasper
Thursday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Friday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Vancouver Vancouver
Saturday Check out of your Vancouver hotel  

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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)
• 5 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charge and unlimited kilometers
• Calgary Tower admission
• Vancouver Lookout admission
• Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

• Transportation from Calgary airport (in case of downtown rental car pick up)
• Transportation to Vancouver airport
• 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

SAT - Arrive in Calgary. Pick up rental car
Arrive in Calgary and collect your rental car. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Calgary on your own.
Overnight in Calgary.

SUN - Calgary to Banff
Depart Calgary this morning with your rental car for a two- hour drive to Banff. Highlights close to Banff include Lake Minnewanka, the Banff Gondola, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Banff on your own.
Overnight in Banff.

MON - Banff to Lake Louise
Enjoy the short drive to Lake Louise and continue your journey west to Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.
Overnight in Lake Louise.

TUE - Lake Louise to Jasper
Travel north to Jasper via one of the most scenic highways in the world, spectacular Icefields Parkway. Allow time to visit highlights along the way, including Athabasca Falls, Bow Summit, and Crowfoot Glacier. At the Columbia Icefield you will have the opportunity to ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of Athabasca Glacier. We recommend you book a time slot for this attraction in advance. With sightseeing stops, we suggest allowing at least eight hours for today’s drive.
Overnight in Jasper.

WED - Exploring Jasper National Park
Today is free to explore Jasper National Park with your rental car. Among the highlights are Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon, Miette Hot Springs, Maligne Lake and Whistlers Mountain. This afternoon return your rental vehicle in Jasper.
Overnight in Jasper.

THU - Jasper to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.
Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

FRI - Kamloops to Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey 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. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.
Overnight in Vancouver. B, L.

SAT - Vancouver Departure
Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

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Departure Dates

This package starts in Calgary on Saturdays and Tuesdays from late April through until early October 2021. The earliest start date is 24th April, 2021, and the latest is 2nd October, 2021.


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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