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Lake Louise (Credit: Rocky Mountaineer)

Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver to Lake Louise

2-day luxury rail journey

Summary

Short description

A wonderful way to discover the sprawling lakes and dense forests of spectacular Alberta

Highlights

  • Marvel at the world-famous beauty of the Rockies as you speed past on a luxury train
  • Take in the intensely scenic sight of Lake Louise
  • Enjoy warm hospitality and delicious Michelin-starred meals
  • Speed up to enormous mountain passes with deep canyons below

About

Recommended for:
Mountains | Natural world | Rail journey

Lake Louise has long been hailed as one of Alberta's most picturesque sights, and moreover, Canada itself. The turquoise water lies bright against a frame of dense greenery and dominating peaks, perfectly discovered in both summer, when canoes pepper its tranquil expanse, and winter, a blanket of white creating a magical, silent canopy. And what better way to explore it than from the comfort of a luxury train? This two-day extension begins or ends among the scenic shores of the lake, and passes through authentic Canadian coastal towns, endless dense forest and farmland-lined train tracks, speeding over rushing canyons and even affording chances to spot moose, bears and eagles. You'll enjoy traditional Canadian meals cooked by Michelin-trained chefs, and paired with the famous Canadian hospitality, it makes for the perfect relaxing addition to a western Canada road trip. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Vancouver to Kamloops

You'll board the Rocky Mountaineer today and head to the centre of British Colombia’s interior, all sprawling greenery, winding rivers and verdant mountains. You’ll traverse through these humbling scenes to the charming farmlands of Fraser Valley, with other highlights including the rugged glacial slopes of the Coast Mountains and their neighbouring Cascade Range that dwarf the tranquil blue lakes below. You'll pass over the immense power of Hell’s Gate that lies tantalisingly close in the valley below, and enjoy it all alongside an exquisite traditional Canadian breakfast and lunch, where dishes such as seared tuna and berry parfait are prepared for you by Michelin-starred chefs alongside complimentary drinks and snacks.

Stay: Kamloops hotel

Meals: B L

Day 2
Kamloops to Lake Louise

Alberta is a scene that will long be etched in your mind as you speed across ranchlands dotted with grazing animals, discovering bright blue lakes and mountain passes that tumble into the valley below. If you've chosen a GoldLeaf train car, take the chance to observe your surrounds from one of the viewing platforms at the end of each coach. Highlights include the Spiral Tunnels, one of North America’s most steep rail tracks; Rogers Pass, a towering mountain pass surrounded by steep verdant slopes; and the soaring passage of the Kicking Horse Canyon. It's all culminated with, of course, the famous Rockies, where a roaming bear or caribou is not an unlikely spot among the shimmering turquoise of Lake Louise. 

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