Banff to Vancouver by Rail
From your glass-domed seat aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, see magnificent mountains, dramatic canyons, and monumental landmarks as you traverse the Continental Divide by rail. Continue along Kicking Horse River, Shuswap Lake, and Fraser Canyon. End your journey in the sparkling city of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Day 7: Banff / Rocky Mountaineer / Kamloops
Early this morning, transfer to the Banff train station, where your Orbridge Expedition Leader will bid you farewell. There will be breakfast served on board the train.
Board the Rocky Mountaineer, and later enjoy a regionally inspired lunch on your way to Kamloops. Travel westward toward Shuswap Lake, and admire its many miles of shoreline. Traverse the Continental Divide as you ride along Kicking Horse River. Disembark the train to spend the night in Kamloops. Your main luggage will be delivered to your accommodations, which are determined by Rocky Mountaineer.
Overnight: Hotel in Kamloops (B,L)
Day 8: Kamloops / Rocky Mountaineer / Vancouver
Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board the Rocky Mountaineer as you follow the fertile Thompson Valley and Fraser Canyon. Upon arrival to Vancouver, a representative will greet you at the train station and assist you to your hotel.
Overnight: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (B,L)
Day 9: Vancouver
With a day at leisure, take time to explore beautiful Vancouver, perhaps venturing to the waterfront, Chinatown, or Stanley Park.
Overnight: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (B)
Day 10: Depart Vancouver for U.S.
After breakfast, guests departing during the suggested time take the complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport for flights home. (B)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch
This post-tour is not escorted by an Orbridge Travel Director. Included sightseeing is accompanied by a local guide. Space is limited, so it's recommended to reserve early for best availability.
It is our expectation that guests on this program are able to walk a mile at a moderate pace, get in and out of a motor coach, and walk up a flight of stairs without assistance.
Accommodations in Kamloops are determined by Rocky Mountaineer. Kamloops' properties are considered moderate three-star hotels or motor inns, satisfy our standards of cleanliness and comfort, and are the best available in the area.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Opened in 1939 in a partnership between the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways—and just in time for a visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth—this opulent gem, known as the "Castle in the City," quickly became a landmark in Vancouver. The hotel has hosted many famous entertainment acts and was once even home to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The recently renovated hotel features distinguished restaurants and lounges, a gym, and a spa.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, pillow top bed, flat-screen HDTV, Wi-Fi (additional fee), coffee and tea maker, minibar, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
SilverLeaf Single: $4,499
GoldLeaf Single: $5,099
Post-tour rates are per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Airfare not included.
- Rocky Mountaineer rail transport with SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service (see service descriptions below)
- 1 night accommodations in Kamloops (hotel determined by Rocky Mountaineer)
- 2 nights at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (or similar)
- 4 breakfasts and 2 lunches
- Gratuities to Rocky Mountaineer staff, local guides, drivers, and porters
- Airport transfers for guests departing during the suggested times
Car includes oversized windows, reclining dome-level seats, and seat-side food service.
Bi-level dome car with full-length panoramic windows, reclining dome-level seats that rotate to accommodate groups of four, and exclusive meal service and dining room access on the first level with a full galley kitchen offering a gourmet menu with hot food.