Rainforest toGold Rush Top Explorer

Rainforest to Gold Rush Top Explorer - 8 nights

This Calgary to Vancouver one way 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 through Quesnel and Whistler from Jasper to Vancouver. 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 Calgary to Jasper.

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

If you prefer, you can split your time with overnights in Banff and Lake Louise with the "original Explorer, westbound" 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 Banff and Lake Louise (instead of four nights in Banff), also gives you more opportunity to explore at a leisurely pace.

Rainforest to Gold Rush Top Explorer, Westbound

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, Westbound
Day Activities Overnight
Thursday Check in to your Calgary hotel Calgary
Friday Panoramic Helicopter and Banff Tour with Gondola. Transfer to Banff Banff
Saturday Yoho National Park, including Lake Louise Banff
Sunday Icefields Parkway Tour Jasper
Monday Jasper Highlights 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 or SilverLeaf Service)
  • 3.5 hour Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service)
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 afternoon meal (onboard trains)
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation (as specified in quote)
  • Calgary Tower admission (not included in 2022)
  • Calgary to Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Panoramic Helicopter Tour, 12 minutes (not included in 2022)
  • Yoho National Park, including Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Banff to Jasper
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Vancouver Lookout admission (not included in 2022)
  • Luggage handling
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Quesnel and Whistler and Vancouver
  • National Parks Pass

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 rail, hotel and transfer staff

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

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Detailed Itinerary

THU - Calgary Arrival
FRI - Calgary to Banff with Panoramic Helicopter Tour
SAT - Yoho National Park including Lake Louise
SUN - Banff to Jasper
MON - Jasper Highlights 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: 2021 and 2022

This package starts in Calgary on Thursdays from early May through until late September.

In 2021 the earliest start date is 6th May, 2021, and the latest is 23rd September, 2021

In 2022 the earliest start date is 5th May, 2022, and the latest is 22nd 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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