Golden Circle via Whistler Goldleaf

Within the unique world of rail travel, Rocky Mountaineer is so much more than just a train. It's the key to unlocking a hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the Canadian Rockies. And your job aboard our all-dome fleet? To indulge in the most luxurious journey you've ever experienced. It's a tall order, but you're moving in the right direction.

Day 1: Arrival Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.

Overnight: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room.

Day 2: Vancouver to Whistler
Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor to the resort town of Whistler. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight: TBA. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3: Whisterl to Quesnel
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to Quesnel. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacial-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world.

Overnight: TBA. Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 4: Quesnel to Jasper
Your journey continues to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. Highlights include the Fraser River, the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and Yellowhead Pass.

Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 5: Experience Jasper Highlights Tour
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own.

Overnight: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room.

Day 6: Experience Jasper to Lake Louise Tour
Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield, where you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, a stop will be made at Bow Lake.

Overnight in Lake Louise.
Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room

Day 7: Free Day to Explore in Lake Louise
Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains, or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.

Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room

Day 8: Experience Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
This morning explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Banff.

Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs - Fairmont Room

Day 9 Free Day in Banff
Explore Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, historic museums, Lake Minnewanka or golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs.

Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs - Fairmont Room

Day 10: Banff to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the BC Interior. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Overnight: TBA. Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 11 Kamloops to Vancouver
Your journey continues towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. You will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver.

Overnight: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 12: End of Tour
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.