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Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer and Calgary Stampede 2024

11-day tailor-made rail journey from £4,380 pp incl. flights


Short description

Combine the iconic Calgary Stampede with a journey to remember aboard Rocky Mountaineer, travelling in style between Banff and Vancouver.


  • Immerse yourself in the rodeo lifestyle of the Calgary Stampede
  • Relax in the hot springs of Banff
  • Enjoy Michelin-star dining and complimentary drinks onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer
  • Discover the cascading waterfalls and impossibly scenic landscapes of the Canadian Rockies
  • Explore coastal Vancouver and its cosmopolitan lifestyle

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Calgary
  • 2 Nights Banff
  • 1 Night Kamloops
  • 3 Nights Vancouver


Recommended for:
City | Mountains | Natural world | Rail journey | Wildlife

This trip combines the the Calgary Stampede where the worlds finest cowboys, cowgirl and bull riders descend on the city which in showcases the best in western hospitality. Feast your eyes on saddle bronc and bull riding, barrel racing and chuck wagon racing. Don your cowboy boots and saddle up for Stampede breakfasts, square dancing, extravagant parades and magnificent firework displays, before you board the Rocky Mountaineer to traverse the iconic spiral tunnels, trace spectacular mountain passes and skirt dramatic canyons. Choose between the comforts of SilverLeaf service for panoramic views from curved glass ceilings and oversized picture windows, or go one better with GoldLeaf service for the full glass-domed carriage experience along with upgraded meals and hotels, free-flowing drinks and snacks, and the use of an exclusive open-air observation car. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Calgary

After making the most of your complimentary airport lounge access, you’ll fly out to Calgary where you’ll board a shuttle transfer. You’ll be brought to your accommodation. nestled in the heart of the vibrant city, the hotel is a stone's throw from Bow River and the greenery of Prince's Island Park. Perhaps take in Calgary’s Wild-West sensibilities with its steakhouses and honky-tonk bars before admiring its contemporary charms, characterised by the Esker Foundation Art Gallery, the views from Calgary Tower and the beautifully helix Peace Bridge.

Stay: Sandman Signature Downtown, Calgary

Days 2-3
Calgary Stampede

You’re invited to attend the largest outdoor rodeo in the world!! Professional cowboys compete in a myriad of rodeo events, which includes bull riding, roping, chuckwagon racing, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Don your western duds, saddle up and join the experience for Stampede breakfasts galore, square dancing, parades, the fun of the midway, great exhibits, a spectacular Grandstand show, fireworks and of course, heaping helpings of Western hospitality. You will enjoy admission for two days to Stampede Park, reserved seating for one evening at the Chuckwagon Races and Grandstand Show, reserved seating for one afternoon's Rodeo events, a Skyride over the Stampede Park, and to top it all, a Stampede Cowboy Hat.

Stay: Sandman Signature Downtown, Calgary

Days 4-5

This morning leave Calgary for the scenic drive to Banff and your accommodation the Royal Canadian Lodge located in the heart of Banff. the hotel on Banff Avenue with beautiful panoramas of the Rocky Mountains and is perfectly situated to enjoy all the attractions that Banff has to offer, including the Banff Upper Hot Springs.

Stay: Banff Royal Canadian Lodge, Banff 

Day 6
Rocky Mountaineer Banff to Kamloops

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at Banff Station at 7:30am. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Arrival in Kamloops in the early evening. Spend the evening exploring the city of Kamloops or relaxing in your hotel room. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking.

Stay: Kamloops accommodation (Rocky Mountaineer allocated)

Meals: B L

Day 7
Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Vancouver

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:35am. Journey west and again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Arrival into Vancouver in the early evening in time for dinner.

Stay: The Listel Hotel, Vancouver 

Meals: B L

Days 8-9

Your choice of hotel, a short walk from the shops of Robson St, Stanley Park and the seawall. Situated in downtown Vancouver, the hotels are perfect bases to explore some of the best leisure activities Vancouver has to offer, including the Vancouver Aquarium, Totem Poles, art galleries, shopping and the classical Chinese gardens. Its green spaces, beach shores and historic architecture are a hive of activity, that's all eclectic shops, sensational art galleries, trendy streets and cosy forest trails. Everything here is framed by snow-capped, steely mountains and the glorious views you've become used to in your Canada adventure.

Stay: The Listel Hotel, Vancouver 

Days 10-11
Vancouver to UK

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and then head to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK, arriving on day 10. We recommend catching the Vancouver Airport Skytrain.



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

11-day tailor-made rail journey
from £4,380 pp incl. flights

SilverLeaf Service

Package departure date from UK: 09 Jul 2024 (extra nights can be added in Calgary and Vancouver if required)


  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights from UK to Calgary, returning from Vancouver
  • Private airport arrival transfer in Calgary
  • 3 nights accommodation in Calgary 
  • Calgary Stampede package as below

2 days admission to Stampede Park

Reserved seating for one evening at the Chuckwagon Races & Grandstand Show

Reserved Seating for one afternoon’s Rodeo events

Stampede events program

Skyride over Stampede Park

 Stampede Cowboy Hat

  • Shuttle transfer from Calgary to Banff
  • 2 nights accommodation in Banff
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Complimentary return transfers between train and hotel in Kamloops 
  • 1 night accommodation in Kamloops 
  • All luggage handling fees
  • 3 nights accommodation in Vancouver

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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