Vancover Railway Station on the Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer Departure City Vancover, British Columbia

Vancover Railway Station

Banff railway station in Banff, Alberta, Canada, is a railway station used by the Rocky Mountaineer and the Royal Canadian Pacific train service. The station is located on Canadian Pacific line.

The station was originally built for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The station was declared a heritage railway station by the federal government in 1991.

Address of Vancover Railway Station: 

Banff Railway Station
Railway Avenue,

DMS Coordinates: 51°10'55?N 115°34'33? 
W Coordinates: 51°10'55?N 115°34'33?W
Decimal: 51.181944, -115.575833    
Geo URI    geo:51.181944,-115.575833
UTM    11U 599540 5671022

History of Vancover Railway Station

Previous Names of Railway companies using this station:    

Canadian Pacific Railway
Via Rail

Railway Services from Vancover Railway Station:

Preceding station          Rocky Mountaineer          Following station
Lake Louise                Coastal Passage            Terminus
toward Seattle
Lake Louise                First Passage to           Calgary
toward Rocky               the West                   Terminus

Things to do in Vancover, British Columbia when you get off the Rocky Mountineeer

Welcome to Vancover!

5 Day Trip Ideas in Vancover


River Rafting and Harrison Hot Springs

Vancouver’s close proximity to rugged wilderness makes it easy to plan an adventure-packed escape, even if it is just for the day. Hop in the car and drive less than two hours southeast of Vancouver, where you’ll find Chilliwack River Rafting, a fully-equipped rafting company providing thrilling, five-hour expeditions through the Chilliwack River Canyon. After your trip, drive back to Vancouver in time for happy hour, or venture an hour north to Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa instead, where you can unwind in five hot, mineral pools before enjoying a gourmet dinner at one of the property’s on-site restaurants. 


Skiing, Spa Treatments and More at Whistler

If you’re looking to splurge on your upcoming vacation, take a side-trip up to Whistler, where you’ll find no shortage of lavish experiences, all within a two-hour drive from downtown Vancouver. During the winter, take advantage of world-class skiing and relaxing après ski activities at Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. Or, if you make it up to Whistler during warmer months, spend some time on Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s par 72, 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. This upscale resort is also home to Vida Spa and a number of high-end restaurants. 


Wine Tasting and Regional Dining

All around Vancouver, fertile agricultural land and lush vineyards provide the perfect getaway for food and wine connoisseurs. Start in Richmond, which is only 30 minutes south of downtown Vancouver, where you can sample award-winning ice wine at Lulu Island Winery. Then, fill up with lunch at one of Richmond’s many Asian-influenced restaurants, where you can indulge in authentic dim sum, Vietnamese pho and fresh seafood dishes. Afterward, continue east to explore other wineries in the Fraser Valley – the BC Wine Institute lists many tasting rooms in the area, all within an hour of Vancouver. Head back to the coast just south of the city and finish the day with a dinner of fresh, West Coast cuisine at one of the quaint restaurants along Crescent Beach in Surrey. 


Exploring Bowen Island

Looking to get away without spending a fortune? Just take a trip to nearby Bowen Island, which is only a 20-minute ferry ride away from West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay. Here, you can take in the laidback vibe of rural island life while exploring small art galleries, cute shops, casual eateries and waterfront patios along Snug Cove. This island also offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as hiking through lush rainforests, swimming at serene beaches and mountain biking along forested trails. 


Arts and Culture in Victoria

For a romantic escape with your sweetheart, plan a day trip to Victoria on Vancouver Island, only a 90-minute ferry ride from the Tsawwassen BC Ferries terminal (about 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver). With its breathtaking heritage buildings and unique attractions, this destination feels a bit like a mini-European trip, making it the perfect place to enjoy romantic activities with your amour. Indulge in a prim-and-proper afternoon tea, stroll through the blooming Butchart Gardens, cuddle in the back of a horse-drawn carriage or watch a theatrical production in one of the many arts centres — it’s all possible in this diverse city.

Reasons To Visit

They said it best...

"You’re gorgeous, baby, you’re sophisticated, you live well...Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s the cool North American sibling." – The New York Times

"Vancouver is a city unlike any other. Wherever I look, I see water or mountains -- or both. And everyone looks so healthy." – The Daily Telegraph (UK)

"In winter, the heart of downtown [Vancouver] is 30 minutes from the ski slopes. In summer, sun seekers crowd its beaches and seaside promenades. And despite a rain-prone climate, it displays a perpetually sunny disposition. Consider it the supermodel of North American cities." – USA Today

"Vancouver is one of North America’s most under-rated tourist destinations. It is a modern, travel-friendly city with a unique mix of cultures. The relatively mild Pacific Northwest climate and an energetic restaurant and nightlife scene are other features that make this such an attractive city." – 

Consider just a few reasons why you should plan a trip to Vancouver:

Vancover has Spectacular & Safe Setting

Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Canadians are known for our friendly nature, and Vancouver's citizens take great pride in our welcoming, clean, safe streets - day or night, all year round.

Vancover has Exciting Activities

Catering to any interest throughout the year, you can enjoy world class shopping, gourmet meals, outstanding live entertainment, sporting events, theatre, outdoor adventure, spectacular sights and attractions - it's all waiting for you in Vancouver.

Vancover the Gateway to Adventure

With quick and easy access to Whistler, the Canadian Rockies, Victoria, Vancouver Island, and of course, endless year-round water and land sports, whether you’re looking for extreme sports or family fun, you’ll find your personal adventure here. Vancouver also is the home port for Alaska cruises May through October.

Vancover is Welcoming & Accessible

Just as Vancouver welcomed the world in 2010 for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, we’re ready to welcome you as well! A vast multicultural population, endless activities, and excellent infrastructure, Vancouver is welcoming to all - families, couples, gay & lesbian

Travellers to Vancover and Special Needs Visitors

Everything is within reach. The Vancouver International Airport has consistently been rated as a top North American airport providing easy access from all over the world. The city has a public transportation, but given how walkable Vancouver is, just might never use it! A great walking city, Vancouver is clean, green, safe, and easily accessible!

Superior Service from Vancouver's Hotels & Value for Money

Vancouver's hotels, restaurants and business community offer outstanding levels of service and product quality. Meeting your needs and exceeding your expectations is a top priority of Vancouver's businesses, providing friendly assistance every step of your trip. And with a consistently advantageous exchange rate on the Canadian dollar, you can have a world-class experience with superior value for your money!

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