Lake Louise Train Station, Banff National Park

First Passage to the West Highlights - 5 nights

This Vancouver to Calgary one way eastbound itinerary gives you some of the highlights in the Canadian Rockies in a shorter amount of time. Included is one night in the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel, overlooking breathtaking Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier, followed by one night in a handpicked Banff hotel.

This package includes the luxury of 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service from Vancouver to Lake Louise, and sightseeing by motorcoach from Lake Louise and Banff, through to Calgary. If you have more time, the First Passage to the West Highlights with Vancouver Tour includes an additional night and activity in Vancouver, making this a six night itinerary.

This itinerary is available in reverse, starting in Calgary on Sundays, Thursdays and some Mondays.

This itinerary does not include Jasper. If you would like to include Jasper, within a similar time frame, 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 Highlights, Eastbound
Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What's Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
2021 Prices

Route Map

First Passage to the West Highlights map

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Itinerary Summary

First Passage to the West Highlights, Eastbound
Day Activities Overnight
Sunday Check in to your Vancouver hotel Vancouver
Monday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Tuesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Lake Louise Lake Louise
Wednesday Yoho National Park. Transfer to Banff Banff
Thursday Banff Tour with Gondola and Panoramic Helicopter. Transfer to Calgary Calgary
Friday Check out of your Calgary 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, Lake Louise to Banff
• Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Panoramic Helicopter Tour (12 minutes)
• Calgary Tower admission
• Luggage handling
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise
• National Parks Pass

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

• Transportation from Vancouver airport
• Transportation to Calgary 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



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 Lake Louise - 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 mountain hamlet of Lake Louise.
Overnight in Lake Louise. B, L.

WED - Lake Louise to Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.
Overnight in Banff.
Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

THU - Banff to Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies.
Overnight in Calgary.

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

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Departure Dates

This package starts in Vancouver on Sundays, Thursdays and some Mondays 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$2,857 to $5,196 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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