Canadian Rockies by Rail

Tracing the Trail of Lewis and Clark

  • 14 Days | 25 Meals
  • Aug 19 - Sep 1
  • $3,399

Follow the path Meriwether Lewis and William Clark took, as they made their way west on their Corps of Discovery Expedition

Canadian Rockies by Rail

A Breathtaking Journey from Mountains to Glaciers to the Pacific Coast

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Sep 24 - Oct 2, 2022
9 days | 8 nights

Embark on an amazingly scenic journey from Stampede City Calgary to beautiful Banff and on to magnificent Jasper. Then board the Rocky Mountaineer Railway and travel through scenic valleys, along the mighty Fraser River, through Hell’s Gate, and past the majestic Pyramid Falls. This rail route, only accessible by train, also features the majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Conclude the tour in the Vancouver, the jewel of British Columbia.

  • See the highlights of “stampede city” Calgary, including a ride to the top of the Calgary Tower for views across the city and distant Rocky Mountains
  • Tour Heritage Park Historical Village and Gasoline Alley Museum
  • Stroll along stunning Lake Louise and see the famous Spiral Railway Tunnels
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper
  • Stroll across the Athabasca Glacier and walk high above the Columbia Icefield on the glass-floored Skywalk
  • Sail across Maligne Lake to Spirit Island with an interpretive guide
  • Experience the unsurpassed beauty and grandeur of the Canadian Rockies on a two-day rail trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer – Gold Leaf service included!
  • See the unique highlights of Vancouver, including the classical Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Gardens, Gastown Steam Clock, the Olympic cauldron, Stanley Park, and Granville Island Public Market

DAY 1: Welcome to Canada
Your Canadian Rocky Mountain tour begins in Calgary – “stampede city”! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a festive Welcome Dinner at the hotel. D

Day 2: Stampede Park/Calgary Tower/Heritage Park Historical Village and Gasoline Alley
Begin the first full day of touring with a guided overview of downtown Calgary and its multiple unique sculptures. Then, travel through Stampede Park before ascending the Calgary Tower for your first glimpses of the distant Canadian Rocky Mountains. Tour the old fashioned Heritage Park Historical Village and Gasoline Alley Museum. Continue aboard the motorcoach to Banff, with stops along the way at the Surprise Corner and Bow Falls viewpoints, providing amazing photo opportunities of this scenic land. The next two nights you will call Banff your home away from home. B, D

Day 3: Moraine Lake/Takakkaw Falls/Lake Louise
Morning sightseeing will take you to Moraine Lake, set in the rugged Valley of Ten Peaks. This glacially fed lake is surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and natural rock formations that make a truly magnificent natural setting. Continue to Takakkaw Falls, the second highest waterfall in all of Canada. Enjoy an included lunch at the historic Lake Louise Railway Station and then take time to stroll along the shores of the pristine body of water. On the return to Banff, see the Spiral Tunnels through which the Rocky Mountaineer train passes. This afternoon, take part in an optional tour to the Banff Gondola & Interpretive Centre, or simply enjoy wandering the quaint streets of the town before a relaxing dinner on your own. B, L

Day 4: Icefields Parkway/Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer/Columbia Icefield
Ice is the theme of today’s touring as you travel north along the scenic Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper. Numerous photos stops will be made along the way as you pass Crowfoot Glacier, the Wapta Icefield, Bow Glacier, and Mount Thompson. Visit the Saskatchewan River Crossing where three rivers meet and stop at the Weeping Wall to see the impressive waterfall. Explore the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre and ride an all-terrain Ice Explorer out onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. Conclude touring with a walk on the glass-floored Columbia Icefield Skywalk before checking in to your Jasper hotel. Enjoy dinner together as a group tonight. B, D

Day 5: Maligne Lake Cruise and Canyon
After breakfast, travel to the impressive Medicine Lake viewpoint to take some unforgettable photos. Then, continue to Maligne Lake where you will board a sightseeing boat for a guided cruise across the lake to Spirit Island, where you can ramble on a nature walk. Returning to the boathouse, enjoy an included lunch at The Lakehouse Café and then travel to Maligne Canyon for a leisurely hike. This afternoon, stroll through the quaint shops of downtown Jasper or travel on an optional excursion aboard the Jasper SkyTram, some 7,000 feet above the valley floor. Discover one of the charming Jasper restaurants for dinner on your own this evening. B, L

Day 6: Rocky Mountaineer Railway to Kamloops
All aboard! Prepare to experience some of North America’s most stunning scenery while indulging in luxurious Gold Leaf seats, with elegant breakfast, lunch, and wine services on the famed Rocky Mountaineer train. Journeying westward into the mighty Rockies, you will pass through a spectacular array of settings … across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes, and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of Canada’s rich rail history. Today’s highlights include seeing Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, and then climbing over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels, and seeing stunning glaciers and snow-capped peaks up close. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer glides along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into Kamloops for dinner and overnight at a hotel. B, L

Day 7: Rocky Mountaineer Railway to Vancouver
Start this morning with the gracious service of a delicious breakfast aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Passing into British Columbia’s interior towards the Pacific coast, today’s journey features dramatic changes in scenery, as the desert-like environment of the interior gradually gives way to lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley, and then to forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the coast and Cascade mountains. Scenic highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon, and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. At the end of the day, bid farewell to the cordial rail crew and disembark in the amazing city of Vancouver. B, L

Day 8: Chinatown/Gastown/Stanley Park/Granville Island Public Market
This morning, bring all your senses to life in Canada’s largest Chinatown, experiencing Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, a National Geographic World Top City Garden. In Gastown, see the Gassy Jack statue and the marvelous steam-powered clock, then experience Vancouver’s Olympic legacy at the Olympic Cauldron. Wander through picturesque Stanley Park, nestled between downtown Vancouver, its harbor, and English Bay. At Granville Island’s Public Market, you can choose from a variety of local food vendors for lunch. Afterward, enjoy the landscape of Queen Elizabeth Park, followed by a drive past some of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings. This evening, you and your fellow travelers will feast on a Farewell to Canada dinner at a local Italian eatery in the heart of downtown. B, D

Day 9: Farewell to the Canadian Rockies
Following one final delectable breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the Vancouver International Airport for your homeward bound flight, taking with you countless memories and many photos as souvenirs of your Canadian Rockies Rail Adventure! B


  • Departure Date: September 24, 2022
  • Return Date: October 02, 2022


  • Double: $5697
  • Single: $6585

*Per person rates
*Includes round-trip airfare from STL or MCI (call for other gateway cities)

Banff Gondola & Interpretive Center: Ride to the gondola summit overlooking Banff for unparalleled views of six mountain ranges and the sweep of Bow Valley below. The Interpretive Center provides interactive displays about Banff National Park. Price: $45

Jasper SkyTram: An experience unlike any other in Canada, the SkyTram whisks guests more than 7,000 feet above the valley floor and provides easy access to a boardwalk and hiking trails in the alpine zone of the Canadian Rockies. Immerse yourself in the unique geology, cultural heritage, and flora and fauna of the mountain landscape. Price: $45

Average Temperatures:

Vancouver: 59/44

Kamloops: 60/40

Jasper: 68/31

Lake Louise: 59/32

Banff: 62/36

Calgary: 62/40


Sunrise Tours luggage straps (that go around the entire exterior of your piece of luggage) are available in our office that can assist with ensuring your luggage stays securely closed throughout the air transport process. If you would like a complimentary luggage strap, please stop by our office during regular office hours.


Since we are flying into Canada, you must bring along a valid passport for the duration of the tour.

Canadian Trip Information:

The currency is the Canadian Dollar. Although credit cards are recommended for ease in monetary transactions, there will be places where you may convert your US currency to Canadian Dollars. The current exchange rate is $0.80 USD = $1 CAD. Gratuities should be paid in the local currency whenever possible. Like the USA, Canada uses 110 volts, 60 Hz. It is not necessary to use an adaptor or converter with appliances and devices that you use in the US. Please check with your carrier regarding cell phone service and fees.

Important Information:

Reservations will require $350 per person deposit for this tour. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.

Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.

Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.

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