Rocky Mountaineer: Western Explorer – 2017/2018

7 Nights / 8 Days

Overview

Rocky Mountaineer’s Western Explorer combines the luxury of the Rocky Mountaineer and the beauty and peace of the Canadian Rockies.

You’ll spend two days on the train and 4 nights in the Canadian Rockies. The trip will be knit together with fascinating tours of the Icefield Parkway, Athabasca Falls, Crowfoot Glacier, the Columbia Icefield, Yoho Park and Emerald Lake.

To add some participation and excitement into your trip, we’ve included a ride on the Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier, the Banff Gondola and a 12 minute Summit Helicopter tour. These tours combine natural thrills and complete safety.

The Western Explorer begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver each Monday or Thursday from April 17 to October 12, 2017. It begins with an overnight stay in Calgary each Tuesday and Saturday from April 15 to October 10, 2017.

The Western Explorer begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver each Monday or Thursday from April 16 to October 11, 2018. It begins with an overnight stay in Calgary each Tuesday and Saturday from April 14 to October 9, 2018.

In 2018 this journey is renamed the Journey through the Clouds Explorer and Banff and Lake Louise take place in reverse order to the 2017 itinerary.

Features

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
  • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Jasper
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Add Ons

  • Add breakfast at your hotels in Vancouver, Calgary and the Rockies
  • Upgrade to Lake View Room at Lake Louise (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Add airport transfers in Vancouver and/or Calgary
  • Add additional Nights in Vancouver and/or Calgary
  • Add Additional Nights in the Rockies: Jasper, Lake Louise and/or Banff
  • Add an Alaska Cruise before or after your train trip
  • Add a rental car in the Rockies

Prices

  • Prices depend on travel dates, number of travelers, train service (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf) and hotels
  • This package begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver on Mondays and Thursday or an overnight stay in Calgary on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email us for specific prices, more information and reservations.

 

Vancouver to Calgary – 2017 Prices
Start Dates SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 17 – Apr 24 $3,149 $4,299 $4,899
Apr 27 $3,299 $4,549 $5,249
May 1 – May 25 $3,449 $4,899 $5,649
May 29 $3,749 $5,249 $6,049
Jun 1 – Jun 29 $3,799 $5,349 $6,149
Jul 3 – Jul 10 $3,899 $5,499 $6,299
Jul 13 – Sep 25 $3,799 $5,349 $6,149
Sep 28 $3,699 $5,199 $5,999
Oct 2 – Oct 12 $3,249 $4,449 $5,149
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $671 – $1,030
Calgary to Vancouver – 2017 Prices
Start Dates SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 15 – Apr 22 $3,149 $4,299 $4,899
Apr 25 $3,299 $4,549 $5,249
Apr 29 – May 27 $3,449 $4,899 $5,649
May 30 $3,749 $5,249 $6,049
Jun 3 – Jul 4 $3,799 $5,349 $6,149
Jul 8 – Jul 15 $3,899 $5,499 $6,299
Jul 18 – Sep 23 $3,799 $5,349 $6,149
Sep 26 $3,699 $5,199 $5,999
Sep 30 – Oct 10 $3,249 $4,449 $5,149
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $667 – $1,026

Prices are per person, before taxes based on Double Occupancy

Vancouver to Calgary – 2018 Prices
Start Dates SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 16 – 23 $2,899 $3,999 $4,799
Apr 26 $2,899 $4,099 $4,949
Apr 30 – May 24 $3,449 $4,899 $5,799
May 28 $3,599 $5,199 $6,099
May 31 – Jun 28 $3,749 $5,399 $6,349
Jul 2 – 9 $3,849 $5,549 $6,499
Jul 12 – Sep 24 $3,749 $5,399 $6,349
Sep 27 $3,699 $5,349 $6,299
Oct 1 – 11 $3,099 $4,299 $5,199
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $722 – $1,053
Calgary to Vancouver – 2018 Prices
Start Dates SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 14 – 21 $2,899 $3,999 $4,799
Apr 24 $2,899 $4,099 $4,949
Apr 28 – May 26 $3,449 $4,899 $5,799
May 29 $3,599 $5,199 $6,099
Jun 2 – Jul 3 $3,749 $5,399 $6,349
Jul 7 – 14 $3,849 $5,549 $6,499
Jul 17 – Sep 22 $3,749 $5,399 $6,349
Sep 25 $3,699 $5,349 $6,299
Sep 29 – Oct 9 $3,099 $4,299 $5,199
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $719 – $1,047

Prices are per person, before taxes based on Double Occupancy

2017 Schedule

Starts in Vancouver
April 17, 24, 27
May 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
August 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
September 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
October 2, 5, 9, 12
Starts in Calgary
April 15, 22, 25, 29
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
September 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
October 3, 7, 10

2018 Schedule

Starts in Vancouver
April 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
May 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
September 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
October 1, 4, 8, 11
Starts in Calgary
April 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
May 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
June 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
July 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
August 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
September 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
October 2, 6, 9

2017 Itinerary

Vancouver to Calgary Calgary to Vancouver
Day Activities Overnight Activities Overnight
1 Arrive in Vancouver Vancouver Arrive in Calgary Calgary
2 On the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops Kamloops Summit Helicopter Tour & Banff Gondola
Transfer Calgary to Banff Natl Park
Banff
3 On the Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper Jasper Yoho Park Tour
Transfer to Lake Louise
Lake Louise
4 Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper Icefield Parkway Tour, Ice Explorer
Transfer from Lake Louise to Jasper
Jasper
5 Icefield Parkway Tour & Ice Explorer Lake Louise Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper
6 Yoho Park Tour & Transfer to Banff Banff On the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops Kamloops
7 Banff Gondola, Helicopter Tour
Calgary Transfer
Calgary On the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver Vancouver
8 Vacation ends in Calgary Vacation ends in Vancouver

2018 Itinerary

Vancouver to Calgary Calgary to Vancouver
Day Activities Overnight Activities Overnight
1 Arrive in Vancouver Vancouver Arrive in Calgary Calgary
2 On the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops Kamloops Summit Helicopter Tour & Banff Gondola
Transfer Calgary to Lake Louise
Lake Louise
3 On the Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper Jasper Yoho Park Tour
Transfer to Banff
Banff
4 Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper Icefield Parkway Tour, Ice Explorer
Transfer from Banff to Jasper
Jasper
5 Icefield Parkway Tour & Ice Explorer Banff Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper
6 Yoho Park Tour & Transfer to Lake Louise Lake Louise On the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops Kamloops
7 Banff Gondola, Helicopter Tour
Calgary Transfer
Calgary On the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver Vancouver
8 Vacation ends in Calgary Vacation ends in Vancouver

Levels of Service

Rocky Mountaineer: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service

  • SilverLeaf Service includes reserved seating in a custom built single level car with expansive windows curving into the ceiling, hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the day.
  • GoldLeaf Service – Reserved seating in the GoldLeaf elevated dome car. Breakfast and lunch are served in the GoldLeaf dining car and GoldLeaf passengers have access to the outdoor viewing platform.
  • GoldLeaf Deluxe – GoldLeaf Service on the train with upgraded rooms your hotels. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included.
    View the Differences between SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service

Tour Map
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