Rainforest toGold Rush Top Explorer

Rainforest to Gold Rush Top Explorer - 8 nights

This Vancouver to Calgary one way eastbound 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 through Whistler and Quesnel to Jasper. This package includes the luxury of 2 days and 3.5 hours onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service, and the rest is sightseeing by motorcoach from Jasper.

This itinerary is available in reverse, starting in Calgary on Thursdays.

If you prefer, you can split your time with overnights in Lake Louise and Banff with the "original Explorer, eastbound" package (instead of two nights in Banff).There is an extended version of this package which includes two additional nights in Banff. The extended Rainforest to Gold Rush Top Leisure 10 night package is perfect if you have more time to use Banff as a base to explore the Canadian Rockies. The original 10 night Rainforest to Gold Rush at Leisure package, which includes two nights in Lake Louise and Banff (instead of four nights in Banff), also gives you more opportunity to explore at a leisurely pace.

Rainforest to Gold Rush Top Explorer, Eastbound

Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What Is Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
Prices: 2021 and 2022

Route Map

Rainforest to Gold Rush Top Explorer map

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Itinerary Summary

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

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What is Included?

Package Includes:

  • 2 days Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service)
  • 3.5 hour Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service)
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches (onboard trains)
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation (as specified in quote)
  • Vancouver Lookout admission (not included in 2022)
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Banff
  • Yoho National Park, including Lake Louise
  • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Panoramic Helicopter Tour, 12 minutes (not included in 2022)
  • Calgary Tower admission (not included in 2022)
  • Luggage handling
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper
  • National Parks Pass

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

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

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

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Detailed Itinerary

FRI - Vancouver Arrival
SAT - Vancouver to Whistler - Rocky Mountaineer Train (3.5 hours)
SUN - Whistler to Quesnel - Rocky Mountaineer Train
MON - Quesnel to Jasper - Rocky Mountaineer Train
TUE - Jasper Highlights Tour
WED - Jasper to Banff
THU - Yoho National Park including Lake Louise
FRI - Banff to Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour
SAT - Calgary Departure

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Departure Dates: 2021 and 2022

This package starts in Vancouver on Fridays from early May through until late September.

In 2021 the earliest start date is 7th May, 2021, and the latest is 24th September, 2021

In 2022 the earliest start date is 6th May, 2022, and the latest is 23rd September, 2022

Prices: 2021 and 2022

Rates for this package in 2021 and 2022 are currently from CA$4,521 to $7,586 per person, based on double occupancy (subject to availability).

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).

Contact us for 2023 pricing and early-bird deals.

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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