Rocky Mountaineer Train, Vermilion Lakes, Banff National Park

First Passage to the West Connector - 5 nights

This Vancouver to Jasper one way eastbound itinerary features some of the main sights in the Canadian Rockies, including Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, with overnights in Banff and Jasper.

This package includes the luxury of 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service from Vancouver to Banff, and sightseeing by motorcoach from Banff to Jasper. This package connects with VIA Rail's Canadian overnight train, which departs Jasper on Fridays* to Toronto (*subject to change). VIA Rail's overnight train takes approximately 17 hours and includes three nights cabin accommodation onboard. This overnight train can be booked directly with VIA Rail for the lowest rates.

This itinerary is available in reverse, starting in Jasper on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The reverse itinerary includes an additional night and tour in Jasper.

If you would like to include Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise within a similar time frame, and end in Calgary instead, consider the 6 night Journey Through The Clouds Excursion vacation. This package includes the Rocky Mountaineer train to Jasper from Vancouver and sightseeing by motorcoach from Jasper to Calgary, with overnights in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.


First Passage to the West Connector, Eastbound
Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What's Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
2021 Prices

Route Map

First Passage to the West Connector map

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Itinerary Summary

First Passage to the West Connector, Eastbound
Day Activities Overnight
Sunday Check in to your Vancouver hotel Vancouver
Monday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Tuesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Banff Banff
Wednesday Yoho National Park, including Lake Louise Banff
Thursday Icefields Parkway Tour Jasper
Friday Check out of your Jasper hotel  

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What's Included?

Package Includes:

• 2 days Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service)
• 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches (onboard trains)
• 5 nights hotel accommodation (as specified in quote)
• Vancouver Lookout admission
• Yoho National Park, including Lake Louise
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Banff to Jasper
• Luggage handling
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
• National Parks Pass

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

• Transportation from Vancouver airport
• Transportation from Jasper
• Meals, other than specified
• Activities, other than specified
• Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff

Note: For your convenience, our quoted rates include all tax.

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Detailed Itinerary



SUN - Vancouver Arrival
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
Overnight in Vancouver.

MON - Vancouver to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.
Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

TUE - Kamloops to Banff - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Your journey continues eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.
Overnight in Banff. B, L.

WED - Yoho National Park including Lake Louise
A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location before returning to Banff in a motorcoach transfer.
Overnight in Banff

THU - Banff to Jasper
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.
Overnight in Jasper. L.

FRI - Jasper Departure
Your journey ends upon checkout from your Jasper hotel.

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Departure Dates

This package starts in Vancouver on Sundays from late April through until early October 2021. The earliest start date is 25th April, 2021, and the latest is 3rd October, 2021.

Prices

Rates for this package in 2021 are currently from CA$2,733 to $5,440 per person, based on double occupancy. Prices depend on the time of year you travel, the hotels you stay in and the level of service you choose onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train (SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service).

Let our Rocky Mountaineer specialist make the best choices for you, based on your preferences, to ensure you are not paying more than you need to for your Rocky Mountain train vacation.

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