First Passage tothe West Top Highlights

First Passage to the West & Vancouver Island - 6 nights

This Rocky Mountain Holidays exclusive Vancouver to Calgary one way eastbound itinerary uses the mountain town of Banff as a base to explore Banff National Park.

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. Included are two nights in a handpicked hotel in Banff. Disembarking the train in Banff, rather than Lake Louise, gives you additional time onboard to enjoy the scenery of Banff National Park, which includes Morant's Curve (pictured above). If you would like an overnight in Lake Louise and an overnight in Banff, instead of two nights in Banff, consider the 6 night First Passage to the West Highlights vacation with the Vancouver tour.

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

If you like this itinerary but would prefer to spend more time in Banff, consider the 7 night First Passage to the West Top Leisure vacation. This package includes four nights in Banff, instead of two, as well as an Icefields Parkway tour.

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 Top Highlights, Eastbound

Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What Is Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
Prices: 2022 and 2023

Route Map

First Passage to the West Top Highlights map

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Itinerary Summary

First Passage to the West Top Highlights, Eastbound
Day Activities Overnight
Saturday Check in to your Vancouver hotel Vancouver
Sunday Vancouver Activity Options Vancouver
Monday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Tuesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Banff Banff
Wednesday Yoho National Park, including Lake Louise Banff
Thursday Banff Tour with Banff Gondola. Transfer to Calgary Calgary
Friday Check out of your Calgary hotel  

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What is 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)
  • 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
  • Yoho National Park, including Lake Louise
  • Banff Tour with Banff Gondola. Transfer to Calgary
  • 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 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

SAT - Vancouver Arrival
SUN - Vancouver Sightseeing
MON - Vancouver to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train
TUE - Kamloops to Banff - Rocky Mountaineer Train
WED - Yoho National Park including Lake Louise
THU - Banff Tour with Banff Gondola. Transfer to Calgary
FRI - Calgary Departure

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Departure Dates: 2022 and 2023

This package starts in Vancouver on Saturdays, Wednesdays and some Sundays from late April through until early October.

In 2022 the earliest start date is 23rd April, 2022, and the latest is 1st October, 2022

In 2023 the earliest start date is 15th April, 2023, and the latest is 11th October, 2023

Prices: 2022 and 2023

Rates for this package in 2022 are currently from CA$3,106 to $5,747 per person, based on double occupancy (subject to availability).

Confirmed package rates for 2023 are now available. Contact us for more information.

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.

Promotional bonus offers are added automatically to your quote from us (if applicable).

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