Rocky Mountaineer Train, Vermilion Lakes, Banff National Park

First Passage to the West Connector - 6 nights

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

This package includes the luxury of 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service from Banff to Vancouver, and sightseeing by motorcoach from Jasper to Banff. This package connects with VIA Rail's Canadian overnight train, which arrives in Jasper from Toronto on Wednesdays* and Saturdays* (*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 Vancouver on Sundays. The reverse itinerary includes one less night in Jasper and no Jasper tour.

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


First Passage to the West Connector, Westbound
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, Westbound
Day Activities Overnight
Saturday Check in to your Jasper hotel Jasper
Sunday Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper
Monday Icefields Parkway Tour Banff
Tuesday Yoho National Park. including Lake Louise Banff
Wednesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Thursday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Vancouver Vancouver
Friday Check out of your Vancouver 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)
• 6 nights hotel accommodation (as specified in quote)
• Jasper Highlights Tour
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Banff
• Yoho National Park, including Lake Louise
• Vancouver Lookout admission
• Luggage handling
• Rail station transfers in Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver
• National Parks Pass

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

• Transportation to Jasper
• Transportation to Vancouver airport
• 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



SAT - Jasper Arrival
Arrive in Jasper and spend time exploring this scenic mountain town on your own.
Overnight in Jasper.

SUN - Jasper Highlights Tour
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic full-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Highlights include lunch and a lake cruise at historic Maligne Lake. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.
Overnight in Jasper. L.

Note: In the event the lake cruise is not operating, interpretive experiences will be offered on First Nations history, foods and culture.

MON - Jasper to Banff
Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, 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. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Banff this afternoon.
Overnight in Banff. L

TUE - 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

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 Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey takes you through a 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. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.
Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

FRI - Kamloops to Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will 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. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.
Overnight in Vancouver. B, L.

SAT - Vancouver Departure
Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

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Departure Dates

This package starts in Jasper on Saturdays and Wednesdays from late April through until early October 2021. The earliest start date is 24th April, 2021, and the latest is 2nd October, 2021.

Prices

Rates for this package in 2021 are currently from CA$3,070 to $6,252 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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