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Rail & Drive through the Canadian Rockies | Driving the Icefield Parkway
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Rail & Drive through the Canadian Rockies | VIA Rail Mt Robson
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Rail & Drive through the Canadian Rockies | Banff
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Rail & Drive through the Canadian Rockies | Lake Louise
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Rail & Drive through the Canadian Rockies | Banff
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Rail & Drive through the Canadian Rockies | Peyto Lake Icefield Parkway
Rail & Drive through the Canadian Rockies | Peyto Lake Icefield Parkway

Rail & Drive through the Canadian Rockies | VIA Rail | Self-drive

7 Days / 6 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
Price fromUSD $1,552 per person

INTRODUCTION

Treat your loved ones to a family rail vacation in the Canadian Rockies! Share the magic of rail travel with your children on this journey from Canada’s West Coast to the Rocky Mountains.

Starting the adventure in Vancouver, you'll travel onboard VIA Rail’s “Canadian” train to arrive in the natural splendor of Jasper and Banff National Parks.

Enjoy carefully selected outdoor adventures combined with plenty of time to relax and spend time together. 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Vancouver to Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 2
Arrive Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 3
Jasper | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions
 
Option 1. Maligne Lake Cruise
 
Option 2. Jasper River Float
 
Option 3. Jasper Nature Walk
Day 4
Jasper to Lake Louise | Ice Explorer + Skywalk
 
Ice Explorer Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier + Glacier Skywalk
Day 5
Lake Louise to Banff
Day 6
Banff | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 4 Excursions
 
Option 1. Banff Gondola
 
Option 2. Lake Minnewanka Cruise
 
Option 3. River Explorer Canoe Tour
 
Option 4. Bow River Horseback Adventure
Day 7
Banff to Calgary
 

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REVIEWS

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"My first kudos goes to Canada By Design for giving us the flexibility."

Well, I am still amazed that we were able to get accommodations, Fairmont, train, etc. at last moment... and the way we were able to customize our trip drive/train and explore on our own was awesome!! So, my first kudos goes to Canada By Design for giving us the flexibility. Of course, I adored working with you!!! As far as the trip highlights....I think Jasper was our favorite town, our favorite hike was through the snow at Lake Louise to the Glacier Tea house, our favorite hotel was the Fairmont, and we really enjoyed the train ride/sleeper cabin. The lodging was all great, but Tekarra Lodge's location on the river bank was sooooooo cool! Plus, we enjoyed not being downtown Jasper, and food there was really yummy! Thanks again Jennifer!

Melinda Nevada, United States

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" I couldn't be more pleased with the trip! "

My family recently completed the 7-day self-drive tour of Western Canada. I couldn't be more pleased with the trip! Jennifer B. was absolutely fantastic helping me figure out how we wanted to customize our trip and making suggestions. She was always so patient with my many questions, too! The lodgings that this trip placed us at were more than wonderful. We particularly liked Deer Lodge at Lake Louise. It is a beautiful historic lodge, just a few minutes walk from the Fairmount. All aspects of the tour were problem-free, and I really feel that the cost of the tour was very reasonable, especially for the quality experience we had. I highly recommend Jennifer and Canada by Design to anyone who wants to visit Western Canada!!

Marlene Schillinger Petersburg, Virginia, United States

Rail & Drive through the Canadian Rockies | VIA Rail | Self-drive
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