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

First Passage to the West Top Highlights - 6 nights

This Calgary to Vancouver one way westbound 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 Banff to Vancouver, and sightseeing by motorcoach from Calgary and Banff. Included are two nights in a handpicked hotel in Banff. Boarding 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 Banff and an overnight in Lake Louise, 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 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 Top Highlights, Westbound
Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What's Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
2021 Prices

Route Map

First Passage to the West Top Highlights map

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Itinerary Summary

First Passage to the West Top Highlights, Westbound
Day Activities Overnight
Sunday Check in to your Calgary hotel Calgary
Monday Panoramic Helicopter and Banff Tour with Gondola Banff
Tuesday Yoho National Park. including Lake Louise Banff
Wednesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Thursday Rocky Mountaineer Train 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)
• 6 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
• 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



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

MON - 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.

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 - 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.

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 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.

Prices

Rates for this package in 2021 are currently from CA$3,106 to $5,747 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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