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

First Passage to the West Rail to Banff - 1 night

This Vancouver to Banff eastbound itinerary is Rocky Mountaineer's First Passage to the West rail route, which takes you from Vancouver through Kamloops to Banff. This package includes the luxury of 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service with an overnight in a hotel and rail station transfers in Kamloops. This "rail only" package is the absolute minimum you can book.

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

For a seamless itinerary, we recommend you book your hotel nights in Vancouver and Banff through us. When you add these additional nights, complimentary admission to the Vancouver Lookout is included, giving you 360 degree views of the city, as well as your Banff National Park pass and luggage handling from your Vancouver hotel, through to your Banff hotel. When booking your Vancouver and Banff hotel nights through us, we ensure you are picked up and dropped off at your hotels, as rail station transfers in Vancouver and Banff would be included. For more information, check out this three night First Passage to the West Classic vacation to Banff (eastbound).

First Passage to the West Rail to Banff, Eastbound
Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What's Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
2021 Prices

Route Map

First Passage to the West Rail map

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Itinerary Summary

First Passage to the West Rail to Banff, Eastbound
Day Activities Overnight
Monday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Tuesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Banff  

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What's Included?

Package Includes:

• 2 days Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service)
• 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches (onboard trains)
• 1 night hotel accommodation (Kamloops only)
• Luggage handling
• Rail station transfers in Kamloops only
• National Parks Pass

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

• Hotel overnights in Vancouver and Banff (we can arrange)
• Transportation from Vancouver airport
• Transportation from Banff
• Meals, other than specified
• Activities, other than specified
• Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
• Banff National Park pass
• GST (Sales Tax)

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Detailed Itinerary

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 Banff - 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 resort town of Banff.
B, L.

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Departure Dates

This package starts in Vancouver on Mondays, Fridays and some Tuesdays from late April through until early October 2021. The earliest start date is 26th April, 2021, and the latest is 4th October, 2021.


First Passage to the West Rail to Banff - 2021 Prices
CAD April & October May to July August to September
GoldLeaf SilverLeaf GoldLeaf SilverLeaf GoldLeaf SilverLeaf
Double 2,229 1,629 2,669 1,949 2,749 1,999
Single 2,309 1,709 2,759 2,039 2,839 2,089
Triple 2,209 1,609 2,639 1,919 2,719 1,969

Rates are per person (Canadian Dollars). U.S. Dollars, Australian Dollars and U.K. Pounds also accepted.

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