Snow Train to the Rockies

Snow Train to the Rockies

7 Days / 6 Nights Calgary to Vancouver

Price from$2,821

• Calgary • Banff • Lake Louise • Jasper • VIA Rail Train • Vancouver •

Travel through the impressive winter scenery of Banff and Jasper National Parks as well as the majestic Lake Louise. With attentive services aboard VIA Rail, you can relax and enjoy this inspiring journey.

Please note: This itinerary can be done in reverse commencing from Vancouver. Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for departure dates.

Snow Train to the Rockies map

Day 1: Calgary > Banff Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on the express service to Banff where you will have ample opportunity to take in the sights.

Overnight at: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room

Day 2: Banff A free day to enjoy Canada's premier winter resort. There are plenty of options, including: shopping, skiing or boarding in one of the 3 ski resorts in the area (not included) or visit the luxurious spa at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (not included). The snow-covered forests are picture perfect!

Overnight at: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room

Day 3: Banff > Lake Louise Depart Banff early afternoon for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Lake Louise. Included this evening is a wonderful 40 minute Sleigh Ride that takes place beside the lake.

Overnight at: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room

Day 4: Lake Louise > Jasper Travel northward along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper today. This spectacular drive through glacier country will be highlighted by massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad reaching valleys.

Overnight at: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room

Day 5: Jasper- Freedom of Choice Today you can personalize your Jasper experience by choosing one of three excursions, sure to leave you with lifelong memories:

Option 1. Maligne Canyon Ice Walk Experience the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50 metre gorge. Certified guides will lead groups of no more than 12 along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-clad limestone walls. Super soles and winter boots will keep guests warm and secure as they explore this wonderland of rock and ice.

Option 2. Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour Travel through the Athabasca Valley to some of the park's most beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountain scenery to seek out all the park's most iconic creatures. Big or small, there are lots of animals to see in Jasper! Elk, deer, sheep, goats, coyotes, wolves, and moose are just a sample of Jasper's wild mountain fauna - have your camera ready to capture amazing photos!

Option 3. Upgrade Option: Dog Sledding Tour (additional charge) Travel by dog sled along 22 km (13 mi) of pristine winter scenery in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Learn the history of the area and the people amongst the crisp mountain air and the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. Enjoy lunch cooked over an open campfire, hot apple cider, and homemade treats.

Overnight at: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room

Day 6 Jasper > Vancouver (Brunch, D) This morning, board VIA Rail for Vancouver in Sleeper Plus Class. Leaving Jasper National Park, you'll travel the 'Yellowhead' route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson. Watch the scenery change from mountains to desert as you follow the Thompson River into central British Columbia.

Overnight on board Via Rail Private Bedroom

Exclusive to Sleeper Plus Class By day, sit back in comfortable seating and enjoy the exclusive comfort of your own accommodation. Come evening, attendants will transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Don't forget to visit the Dome Car - the true essence of travelling by train is all in the panoramic views. Some Sleeper Plus Class amenities include towels, pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit.

Day 7: Arrive Vancouver (B) Waking to the coastal city of Vancouver today, your tour ends upon arrival.

• 5 nights hotel accommodation • 1 night sleeping accommodation onboard VIA Rail - Private Bedroom • Scheduled express coach between Calgary & Banff • Scheduled express coach between Banff & Lake Louise • Sleigh ride at Lake Louise (mid Dec - mid Apr) • Scheduled express coach between Lake Louise & Jasper • Jasper | Freedom of Choice - 1 of 3 Excursions; Maligne Canyon Ice Walk or Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour or Upgrade Option: Dog Sledding Tour (Additional charge) • Transfer between Jasper hotel and rail depot • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner on board VIA Rail • National Park fees

Pricing (per person) $NZD



27 Nov - 14 Dec

18 Dec - 28 Dec

Jasper - Upgrade Option to Dog Sledding Tour










1 Jan

4 Jan - 25 Jan

29 Jan - 12 Apr

Jasper - Upgrade Option to Dog Sledding Tour










2020 Departure Dates Nov 27, 30
Dec 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 2020 Departure Dates Jan 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Feb 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
Mar 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Apr 2, 5, 9

Booking conditions

• Ask your Travel Agent or World Journeys for Triple and Child rates.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Hotel Early Check In/Late Check Out