Rainforest to Gold RushSelf-Drive Vacation

Rainforest to Gold Rush Self-Drive Vacation - 8 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 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 GoldLeaf service (SilverLeaf service no longer offered on this route), 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 8 night Rainforest to Gold Rush Explorer (Eastbound) package instead.

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

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.

Rainforest to Gold Rush Discovery Self-Drive, Eastbound

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

Route Map

Rainforest to Gold Rush Discovery Self-Drive map

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Itinerary Summary

Rainforest to Gold Rush Discovery Self-Drive, 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 Pick up rental car. Free day in Jasper Jasper
Wednesday Jasper to Lake Louise along the Icefields Parkway Lake Louise
Thursday Lake Louise to Banff Banff
Friday Banff to Calgary Calgary
Saturday Check out of your Calgary hotel and drop off rental car  

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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)
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches (onboard trains)
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation (as specified in quote)
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper

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 hotel and transfer staff
  • Car rental - must be booked independently
  • Hotel parking fees (where applicable)

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 - Exploring Jasper National Park
WED - Jasper to Lake Louise
THU - Lake Louise to Banff
FRI - Banff to Calgary
SAT - Calgary Car Rental Return

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Departure Dates: 2023 and 2024

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

In 2023 the earliest start date is 5th May, 2023, and the latest is 22nd September, 2023

In 2024 the earliest start date is 3rd May, 2024, and the latest is 20th September, 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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If you would like a full quote for this package, be sure to include the package name in your quote request.

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