Lake Louise Train Station, Banff National Park

First Passage to the West At Leisure - 7 nights

This Calgary to Vancouver one way westbound itinerary gives you extra time in Banff and Lake Louise to explore Banff National Park. Included are two nights in a handpicked hotel in Banff, followed by two nights in the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel, overlooking breathtaking Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier.

This package includes the luxury of 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service from Lake Louise to Vancouver, and sightseeing by motorcoach from Calgary, through to Banff and Lake Louise.

This itinerary is available in reverse, starting in Vancouver 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 7 night Journey Through The Clouds Great Explorer 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 At Leisure, Westbound
Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What's Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
2021 Prices

Route Map

First Passage to the West At Leisure map

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Itinerary Summary

First Passage to the West At Leisure, Westbound
Day Activities Overnight
Friday Check in to your Calgary hotel Calgary
Saturday Panoramic Helicopter and Banff Tour with Gondola. Transfer to Banff Banff
Sunday Free Day in Banff Banff
Monday Yoho National Park. Transfer to Lake Louise Lake Louise
Tuesday Icefields Parkway Tour Lake Louise
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)
• 7 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, Banff to Lake Louise
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
• Vancouver Lookout admission
• Luggage handling
• Rail station transfers in Lake Louise, 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



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

SAT - 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.

SUN - Free Day in Banff
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka (seasonal) or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs (seasonal).
Overnight in Banff.

MON - Banff to 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.
Overnight in Lake Louise.
Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

TUE - Icefields and Glaciers Experience
Today, enjoy a full day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as you travel to Jasper National Park along the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and the Glacier Skywalk. 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, brief stops will be made at Bow Lake before arriving back in Lake Louise this afternoon.
Overnight in Lake Louise. L.

WED - Lake Louise to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise 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.

THU - 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.

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

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Departure Dates

This package starts in Calgary on Tuesdays, Fridays and some Saturdays from late April through until early October 2021. The earliest start date is 23rd April, 2021, and the latest is 1st October, 2021.

Prices

Rates for this package in 2021 are currently from CA$3,664 to $6,822 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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