Rainforest toGold Rush Self-Drive Vacation

Rainforest to Gold Rush Self-Drive Vacation - 8 nights

This Calgary to Vancouver self-drive and rail westbound itinerary really maximizes your time in Western Canada and ends with a Rocky Mountaineer train experience along the Rainforest to Gold Rush route, which takes you to Vancouver through Quesnel and Whistler from 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 self-drive from Calgary to Jasper, 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 (Westbound) package instead.

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

If you would like more time to explore the Canadian Rockies, we can easily add additional hotel nights in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, and additional car rental days. We can also add extra hotel nights in Calgary and Vancouver. Just let us know your preferences when submitting a quote request to us.

Rainforest to Gold Rush Discovery Self-Drive, Westbound

Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What Is Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
Prices: 2022 and 2023

Route Map

Rainforest to Gold Rush Discovery Self-Drive map

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Itinerary Summary

Rainforest to Gold Rush Discovery Self-Drive, Westbound
Day Activities Overnight
Thursday Arrive in Calgary. Pick up rental car Calgary
Friday Calgary to Banff Banff
Saturday Banff to Lake Louise Lake Louise
Sunday Lake Louise to Jasper along the Icefields Parkway Jasper
Monday Free day in Jasper. Return rental car 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)
  • 5 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charge and unlimited kilometers
  • Rail station transfers in Jasper, Quesnel, Whistler 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

THU - Arrive in Calgary. Pick up rental car
FRI - Calgary to Banff
SAT - Banff to Lake Louise
SUN - Lake Louise to Jasper
MON - Exploring Jasper National Park
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

Rocky Mountaineer Train Quote

Departure Dates: 2022 and 2023

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

In 2022 the earliest start date is 7th May, 2022, and the latest is 22nd September, 2022

In 2023 the earliest start date is 4th May, 2023, and the latest is 21st September, 2023

Prices: 2022 and 2023

Rates for this package in 2022 are currently from CA$3,925 to $7,083 per person, based on double occupancy (subject to availability).

Confirmed package rates for 2023 are now available. Contact us for more information.

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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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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