Rocky Mountaineer Train, Morant's Curve, Banff National Park

First Passage to the West & Vancouver Island - 9 nights

This Calgary to Vancouver one way westbound itinerary includes extra time on the west coast at the of your vacation, to take in the sights. Included are two nights in beautiful Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, located on the southern end of Vancouver Island. Victoria's Victorian architecture is indicative of the city's British colonial past and is a popular stopover for our guests. Included in Victoria is the must-see designated National Historic Site, Butchart Gardens, which was established in 1904.

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 Calgary to Banff. This itinerary connects with the 7 night round-trip Holland America Alaska cruises we offer.

This itinerary is available in reverse, starting in Vancouver on Wednesdays, Sundays and some Thursdays.

Extended versions of this package are available through us, please contact us for details.

First Passage to the West & Vancouver Island, Westbound
Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What's Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
2021 Prices

Route Map

First Passage to the West & Vancouver Island map

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Itinerary Summary

First Passage to the West & Vancouver Island, Westbound
Day Activities Overnight
Thursday Check in to your Calgary hotel Calgary
Friday Panoramic Helicopter and Banff Tour with Gondola. Transfer to Banff Banff
Saturday Yoho National Park, including Lake Louise Banff
Sunday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Monday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Vancouver Vancouver
Tuesday Vancouver to Victoria (Vancouver Island) Victoria
Wednesday Victoria's Butchart Gardens Victoria
Thursday Victoria to Vancouver Vancouver
Friday Vancouver Activity Options Vancouver
Saturday 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)
• 9 nights hotel accommodation (as specified in quote)
• Calgary Tower admission
• Calgary to Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Panoramic Helicopter Tour (12 minutes)
• Yoho National Park, including Lake Louise
• Scenic Seaplane Transfer: Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour
• Butchart Gardens including motorcoach transfer from downtown Victoria
• Scenic Seaplane Transfer: Victoria Harbour to Vancouver Harbour
• One of: North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain -OR- Guided cycling tour of Vancouver -OR- Culinary walking tour of Vancouver’s Granville Island -OR- Zodiac tour on Howe Sound
• Vancouver Lookout admission
• Luggage handling
• Rail station transfers in Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver
• National Parks Pass

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

• Transportation from Calgary airport
• 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

THU - Calgary Arrival
Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West” independently.
Overnight in Calgary.

FRI - Calgary to Banff with Panoramic Helicopter Tour
Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon.
Overnight in Banff.

SAT - Yoho National Park including Lake Louise
This 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

SUN - 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. 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. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels into the city of Kamloops, where you will overnight in a hotel.
Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

MON - 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.

TUE - Vancouver to Victoria
Today depart by scenic seaplane from Vancouver Harbour to British Columbia’s garden capital city, Victoria. Among the highlights are a scenic flight over the picturesque Gulf Islands. The remainder of your day is yours to explore Victoria’s Inner Harbour, take a whale-watching tour, or experience high tea at the Fairmont Empress
Overnight in Victoria.

WED - Butchart Gardens and Victoria
Travel by motorcoach on a scenic drive to Victoria’s premier attraction, Butchart Gardens. You’ll be enchanted by the beautiful sights and scents of this 55-acre floral garden and discover why it’s been designated a National Historic Site of Canada. In the afternoon, return at your leisure by motorcoach to Victoria, where you are free to explore on your own.
Overnight in Victoria.

THU - Victoria to Vancouver
After checking out from your Victoria hotel, take a 40min scenic flight over the Strait of Georgia from Victoria’s Inner Harbour right into Downtown Vancouver. Highlights include aerial views of the Gulf and San Juan Islands, the Cascade, Olympic and North Shore mountains, and Vancouver’s Stanley park. You are free to explore Vancouver for the remainder of the day.
Overnight in Vancouver.

FRI - Vancouver Sightseeing
Explore Vancouver and enjoy your choice of one of four activities: a sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore, a guided bicycle tour of Vancouver’s highlights, a small-group culinary walking tour at Granville Island market, or a Sea Safari zodiac boat tour along the Howe Sound coast.
Overnight in Vancouver.

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

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Departure Dates

This package starts in Calgary 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.


Rates for this package in 2021 are currently from CA$4,369 to $7,551 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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