Discover the treasures of Vancouver then travel to the Canadian Rockies by train and explore three of Canada’s spectacular national parks: Jasper, Yoho, and Banff.

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 Moraine Lake, Banff National Park  Vancouver harbor at night  View of Vancouver's harbor  Totem poles and ceremonial house outside the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver. Credit: Museum of Anthropology  Gallery of the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver. Credit: Museum of Anthropology  Sculpture by noted artist Bill Reid, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver. Credit: Museum of Anthropology  The dynamic cityscape of Vancouver  In the heart of the Rockies  Jasper National Park  Moraine Lake, near Banff Springs Hotel  Ice coach tour of Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park  Black bear near Banff  Bull elk in Jasper National Park

Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies by Rail: A Tailor-Made Journey

A Self Drive Journey

12 days from $4,470

Discover the treasures of Vancouver then travel to the Canadian Rockies by train and explore three of Canada’s spectacular national parks: Jasper, Yoho, and Banff.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690

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Listel Hotel Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

The art-themed Listel Hotel Vancouver is a sophisticated boutique hotel in Vancouver’s West End within walking distance from Stanley Park. Stylish rooms and common spaces feature contemporary art that showcases some of British Columbia’s best artists. The hotel’s restaurant, Forage, embraces zero waste and supports local producers, and has become a highly regarded addition to Vancouver’s exciting dining scene.

Number of nights: 3

VIA Rail Canadian

Vancouver, Canada

The Canadian train travels between Vancouver and Toronto, offering guests a range of service levels. You’ll travel in Sleeper Plus Class, sleeping in a cozy private cabin with a large window and beds that fold into comfortable seating. Enjoy the incredible views and the expertise of knowledgeable guides in the glass-ceilinged sightseeing cars. The journey features fine dining, wine tasting, and live music or entertainment.

Number of nights: 1

Park Place Inn

Jasper, Canada

A hidden gem in the heart of Jasper, the Park Place Inn is an intimate boutique hotel with plenty of charm. Spacious rooms are individually decorated with heritage furniture and feature modern amenities and marble bathrooms—some with clawfoot tubs. The hotel offers a cozy lounge with a fireplace and is walking distance from the town’s restaurants and cafés.

Number of nights: 3

Cathedral Mountain Lodge

Field, Canada

Located just outside Field on the road toward the beautiful Takakkaw Falls, this lodge has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and its light-filled lounge comes complete with a huge stone fireplace for cold winter days as well as floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows looking out to the mountains. For warmer evenings, there's a spacious deck overlooking the Kicking Horse River, and on cooler days you can enjoy the fresh air while sitting around an outside fireplace. Guests stay in comfortable log cabins surrounded by pines—a true Canadian Rockies experience.

Number of nights: 2

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Banff, Canada

A peaceful mountain retreat just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Banff, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is set amid nine acres of pine forest on Tunnel Mountain. The lodge is built with mountain-style post-and-beam architecture with high ceilings and natural elements. Rooms feature stone wood-burning fireplaces and comfortable furnishings and many feature a patio or balcony A lounge, restaurant, and fitness facilities are located in the inviting main lodge, and many hiking trails start nearby. A shuttle is provided to take guests into town.

Number of nights: 2

Tailor-Made Benefits

When you travel on a tailor-made journey, you will receive a Friends of the Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.