Rainforest toGold Rush Explorer

Rainforest to Gold Rush Explorer - 8 nights

This one way Calgary to Vancouver westbound itinerary really maximizes your time in Western Canada and utilizes Rocky Mountaineer's longest rail route, the Rainforest to Gold Rush route, which takes you from Jasper through Quesnel and Whistler to Vancouver. This package includes the luxury of 2 days and 3.5 hours onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in GoldLeaf service (SilverLeaf service no longer offered on this route), and the rest is sightseeing by motorcoach from Calgary to Jasper.

This itinerary is available in reverse, starting in Vancouver on Fridays.

There is an extended version of this package which includes an additional night and free day in Banff and Lake Louise. The extended Rainforest to Gold Rush at Leisure 10 night package is perfect if you have more time to explore the Canadian Rockies.

Rainforest to Gold Rush Explorer, Westbound

Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What Is Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
Prices: 2023 and 2024

Route Map

Rainforest to Gold Rush Explorer map

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Itinerary Summary

Rainforest to Gold Rush Explorer, Westbound
Day Activities Overnight
Thursday Check in to your Calgary hotel Calgary
Friday Transfer to Banff. Banff Tour with Banff Gondola Banff
Saturday Yoho National Park. Transfer to Lake Louise Lake Louise
Sunday Icefields Parkway Tour Jasper
Monday Jasper Nature Tour Jasper
Tuesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Quesnel Quesnel
Wednesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Whistler Whistler
Thursday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Vancouver Vancouver
Friday Check out of your Vancouver hotel  

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What is Included?

Package Includes:

  • 2 days Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service only)
  • 3.5 hour Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service only)
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 afternoon meal (onboard trains)
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation (as specified in quote)
  • Banff Tour with Banff Gondola. Transfer from Calgary
  • Yoho National Park, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper
  • Jasper Nature Tour
  • Rocky Mountaineer onboard host gratuities
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Quesnel, Whistler and Vancouver

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

  • Transportation from Calgary airport
  • Transportation to Vancouver airport
  • Meals, other than specified
  • Activities, other than specified
  • Gratuities for hotel and transfer staff

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

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Detailed Itinerary

THU - Calgary Arrival
FRI - Transfer from Calgary. Banff Tour with Banff Gondola
SAT - Banff to Lake Louise
SUN - Lake Louise to Jasper
MON - Jasper Nature Tour
TUE - Jasper to Quesnel - Rocky Mountaineer Train
WED - Quesnel to Whistler - Rocky Mountaineer Train
THU - Whistler to Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer Train (3.5 hours)
FRI - Vancouver Departure

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Departure Dates: 2023 and 2024

This package starts in Calgary on Thursdays from late April through until early October.

In 2023 the earliest start date is 27th April, 2023, and the latest is 5th October, 2023

In 2024 the earliest start date is 25th April, 2024, and the latest is 3rd October, 2024

Prices: 2023 and 2024

For package rates in 2023, please contact us for more information. You can also view the rail only pricing online.

For package rates in 2024, please contact us for more information. You can also view the rail only pricing online.

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 (GoldLeaf service only for this package).

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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