Rail & Drive Western Canada

On this new combination tour, you'll experience Canada's fascinating scenery on a 2-day train ride on the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer. While you are pampered with delicious meals at your seat, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the majestic mountains and lakes. Afterwards you explore Canada's highlights on your own – we have created a varied rental car tour with selected accommodations for you. Your tour starts and ends in Vancouver – for many the most beautiful city in North America.

  • Incl. Rocky Mountaineer
  • Unique combination trip
  • Insider Tip Wells Gray Park

Scheduled flight with renowned airline from Germany to Vancouver, as listed in the flight schedule


Welcome to Vancouver, the third largest city in Canada, where there is something for everyone to discover. With the Vancouver Art Gallery, the largest art museum in Western Canada awaits you. If you prefer to spend your day in the fresh air, we recommend a walk through Stanley Park or a detour to the historic district of Gastown. With the Grouse Mountain Skyride, Vancouver's local mountain is quickly reached in just under 30 minutes. If you're in the mood for a thrill, head to the base of Grouse Mountain, where you can venture onto a 137-meter-long, 70-meter-high, free-swinging suspension bridge. You can also take advantage of skiing opportunities in winter and numerous hiking trails for excursions in summer. As a special tip we would like to recommend the "Granville Island Public Market", where you can taste a variety of delicacies in a special atmosphere.

Discover the breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains on one of the most spectacular train rides in the world. You will pass snow-capped mountain peaks, picturesque lakes and mighty rivers while enjoying the high comfort and excellent service on board. You'll be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable and relaxing way to experience the beauty of Western Canada. The Rocky Mountaineer runs exclusively during the day and takes you on the route "First Passage to the West" from Vancouver via Kamloops to Banff (resp. Lake Lousie or Calgary). Tour includes overnight hotel stay in Kamloops, bus transfers from train station to hotel and meals during train ride.

Experience the beautiful nature of Canada in one of the oldest national parks in the world, Banff National Park. In no time you can reach beautiful mountain lakes and natural landscapes. Of course you can also observe the local animals, such as moose, bears and wolves, in their natural habitat. Visit z. B. the world-famous lakes Lake Louise and Lake Moraine, take a hike in Johnston Canyon and ride the gondola up Sulphur Mountain.

Today you pick up your rental car at the Banff town office.

With every booking we include, via the state insurances of the rental company in the USA respectively. Canada beyond, a German premium insurance package.
You will receive further details with the confirmation or with your travel documents.

Additional fees and liability
Please note that, unless otherwise requested by you, we will transfer the vehicle to the 1. Book tour participants. A deposit must be paid to the rental company by credit card upon vehicle pickup. Credit card must be made out to the vehicle rental company. Deposit is automatically refunded upon return of the vehicle in proper and undamaged condition.

Banff – Jasper (approx. 300 km)

Your route takes you along beautiful scenery to Jasper, on one of the most beautiful roads in Canada, the "Icefields Parkway". Peyto Lake, Mistaya Canyon, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls are just some of the highlights of this spectacular route. Be sure to keep an eye out for bears and moose along the way.

Note: There are tolls to drive the Icefields Parkway on this route.


Turquoise lakes, diverse wildlife, glistening glaciers and beautiful waterfalls – take your time to explore the many beauties of Jasper National Park. Take a canoe or boat trip on Maligne Lake, the largest lake in the Canadian Rockies, or a fascinating hike on one of the many trails. Visit the Visitor Center to plan your days optimally.

The route takes you first to Mount Robson Provincial Park. We recommend to climb the Mountain Lake Trail, especially the part up to Kinney Lake. You'll be treated to a unique view of majestic Mt. Robson Rewards. Afterwards you continue south and finally reach Clearwater in Wells Gray Provincial Park.

Wells Gray Provincial Park

Wells Gray Provincial Park is a little known Provincial Park in the Cariboo Mountains in the heart of British Columbia. The park is a nature lover's paradise and an ideal area for a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, canoeing, boating, kayaking, fishing, birding and wildlife watching. Take a day trip or expedition for days – the park offers something for all ages, beginners and advanced outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Today you will leave Wells Gray Provincial Park and drive along Horse Lake Road towards 100 Mile House. Besides its history, the town is known for its love of winter sports.

100 Mile House

100 Mile House on the Cariboo Highway served as a rest stop for settlers passing west and flourished at the time of the Gold Rush. Explore the many historic buildings from the period.

Today you will drive along the Duffey Lake Road, a former logging road, to the former Olympic town of Whistler. On the way we recommend a stop in the small town of Lillooet.


In Whistler it is easy to spend the whole day in the beautiful nature with the numerous possibilities of outdoor activities. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and Canadian hospitality. Ride the famous "Peak 2 Peak" gondola from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain or take a helicopter tour for an excellent overview.

Drive the scenic "Sea to Sky Highway" from the Coast Mountains to the Pacific coast of Vancouver. The route is one of the most beautiful stretches of the west coast of Canada and offers many spectacular viewpoints.


Vancouver, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world, can be easily explored on foot. Numerous opportunities await you to explore the diverse culture and spectacular natural scenery in and around Vancouver. Cross z.B. the Falls Creek with the Aquabus. The small boats regularly connect the different shores on a 25-minute round trip and take you to Granville Island, among other places. Also visit Stanley Park with its totem poles (best on a bike ride) or the historic district of Gastown. Don't miss the unforgettable view from the Harbour Building and stroll through Robson Street.

Flight Vancouver – Germany

Scheduled flight with renowned airline from Vancouver to Germany, as listed in the flight schedule.

Cheakamus Canyon

Banff Avenue

The Sandman Hotel is located right in downtown Vancouver and close to Gastown, the stores and theaters of the famous Robson Street. You can also reach many restaurants and bars as well as sights on foot. From the upper floors of the eleven-story hotel you can enjoy a great view over the city. Other hotel amenities include a fitness room, swimming pool, two restaurants, parking (z.Zt. Chargeable) and WLAN (z.Zt. free of charge).

The rooms have air conditioning, a TV, coffee and tea facilities, an iron and ironing board, and toiletries in the bathroom.

This Canadian style hotel, family run for many generations, is located in the heart of the mountain town of Banff. The surrounding area offers many restaurants as well as shopping opportunities and the Rocky Mountains in the distance additionally shape the image of the city. The hotel's amenities include a sauna, fitness area, zzt. free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and parking (currently at. for a fee). In the lobby and in the library "The Mezzanine" large fireplaces provide additional cozy ambience.