Western Canada by Rail Cosmos

Western Canada by Rail

Affordable and fun, this 9-day Western Canada by Rail Tour takes you in comfort from Calgary to Vancouver, BC as you enjoy the beautiful scenery. Along the way, explore Alberta’s Columbia Icefield before boarding the much-loved Rocky Mountaineer train with custom-designed coaches for panoramic views on a 2-day adventure. Journey to Banff National Park, Lake Louise, known for its stunning emerald green color and Jasper National Park, before spending time in cosmopolitan Vancouver.

Exciting highlights of the Western Canada by Rail Tour include experiencing the majesty of Banff National Park at your leisure. Take an exhilarating all-terrain Ice Explorer vehicle at the Columbia Icefields and delight in the pristine beauty of Jasper National Park. More excitement awaits on your two-day journey on the Rocky Mountaineer across the breathtaking Rocky Mountains to the stunning Pacific coast as you pass awe-inspiring mountains, endless canyons and rivers. While in British Columbia, discover the magnificence of the world-famous Butchart Gardens, filled with stunning flowers and trees. Explore the wonders of Victoria and cosmopolitan Vancouver. Enjoy a unique vacation on the Western Canada by Rail tour that will create happy lifelong memories.


9 Daysfr. $3,255

  • Sightseeing in Calgary
  • An orientation tour of Banff National Park including a two night stay inside the park
  • A 2-day scenic rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer Railroad in SilverLeaf Service
  • Sightseeing in Vancouver including a visit to Stanley Park
  • A sightseeing tour of Victoria, BC including a visit to Butchart Gardens
  • Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island
  • Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation, except on Cosmos Lite vacations and unless otherwise noted above. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your Tour Director, Local Hosts®, Local Guides, driver, and ship’s crew are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary. Gratuities are not included on Cosmos Lite vacations and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
On Rocky Mountaineer—2 breakfast, 2 lunches
  • Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre Hotel in Calgary, Canada (1 night)
  • Banff High Country Inn in Banff, Canada (2 nights)
  • Lobstick Lodge in Jasper, Canada (2 nights)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train from Jasper to Vancouver (1 night)
  • Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown Hotel in Vancouver, Canada (1 night)
  • Royal Scot Hotel & Suites in Victoria, Canada (1 night)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Cosmos reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN CALGARY, CANADA Location Information Description

Calgary, Canada

Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre

CALGARY Location Information Description

Calgary, Canada

The discovery of oil converted this cattle-ranching town into a thriving, sophisticated city. Sightseeing highlights downtown, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, the Saddledome, and Canada Olympic Park.

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Banff, Canada

Next, drive west through the foothills of the Rockies into Banff National Park. On arrival, enjoy an orientation tour.

Banff High Country Inn

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Banff, Canada

Today is at leisure. Play golf, horseback ride, hike the many wilderness trails in the area, stroll through Banff, or simply relax at the hot springs. The park is the perfect place for wildlife watching, and you may spot some of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. The most commonly seen are deer and big horn sheep.

Banff High Country Inn

LAKE LOUISE Location Information Description

Lake Louise, Canada

First stop is Lake Louise, with its cold waters reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped mountain ranges, and exquisite lakes come into view as your motorcoach scales three mountain passes.

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Location Information Description

Columbia Icefield, Canada

Another highlight is a stop at the Columbia Icefield to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick. Late this afternoon, join our optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River.

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Jasper, Canada

In Jasper, an orientation tour showcases the area’s unspoiled beauty. Accommodation for the next two nights is in Jasper National Park.

Lobstick Lodge

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Jasper, Canada

Join the optional narrated cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. On the return journey, you’ll be mesmerized by dramatic Maligne Canyon. With much of the afternoon and evening free, consider hiking or exploring Jasper’s local charm. While exploring the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies keep an eye out for native wildlife, including grizzly bears, moose, caribou, and wolves.

Lobstick Lodge

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TRAIN Location Information Description

Jasper, Canada

An exciting morning as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for a 2-day, all-daylight, classic rail journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast. En route, pass Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Follow the North Thompson River and enjoy vistas of the Monashee Mountains.

Breakfast, Lunch

Rocky Mountaineer Train

ROCKY MOUTAINEER TRAIN TO VANCOUVER Location Information Description

Kamloops, Canada

Reboard your train and head through the ranchlands along the Thompson River. Continue through the stark beauty of Fraser Canyon and the turbulence of mighty Hell’s Gate. After an early evening arrival in Vancouver, transfer to your hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch

Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown

VANCOUVER Location Information Description

Vancouver, Canada

Morning sightseeing focuses on Vancouver’s Chinatown, Gastown, and lovely Stanley Park.

VICTORIA, BC Location Information Description

Victoria/Canada, Canada

Afterward, sail through the spectacular Gulf Islands, known for their Mediterranean-like climate en-route to Victoria. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous Butchart Gardens, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its collection of totem poles.

Ramada by Wyndham Vancouver Downtown

VANCOUVER Location Information Description

Vancouver, Canada

Morning departure for Vancouver. The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. Please schedule flights after 1:30 pm.

Departure Date
Price
Tue, Jul 19, 2022 – Wait-list
$3,264.00
Tue, Aug 23, 2022
$3,304.00
Tue, May 02, 2023
$3,255.00
Tue, May 16, 2023
$3,255.00
Tue, May 23, 2023
$3,344.00
Tue, May 30, 2023
$3,453.00
Tue, Jun 06, 2023
$3,453.00
Tue, Jun 13, 2023
$3,532.00
Tue, Jun 20, 2023
$3,532.00
Tue, Jun 27, 2023
$3,532.00
Tue, Jul 04, 2023
$3,532.00
Tue, Jul 18, 2023
$3,532.00
Tue, Jul 25, 2023
$3,532.00
Tue, Aug 01, 2023
$3,582.00
Tue, Aug 08, 2023
$3,582.00
Tue, Aug 15, 2023
$3,582.00
Tue, Aug 22, 2023
$3,582.00
Tue, Aug 29, 2023
$3,582.00
Tue, Sep 05, 2023
$3,582.00
Tue, Sep 12, 2023
$3,582.00
Tue, Sep 19, 2023
$3,582.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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