Rocky Mountaineer. First Passage to the West Classic, 4 Days.

First Passage to the West Classic, 4 Days

Survey the Canadian landscape for two days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, with one night of accommodation in each Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff.

  • Destinations: Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff
  • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 3 nights hotel: Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff

ITINERARY VANCOUVER TO BANFF EASTBOUND:

  1. Vancouver
    Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
  2. Vancouver to Kamloops
    Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Vancouver Station at 7:30am. Travel 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. Breakfast & lunch included onboard. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops between 6:00pm and 7:30pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city of Kamloops or relaxing in your hotel room. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking.
  3. Kamloops to Banff
    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. Overnight in Banff.
  4. Banff. Your journey ends upon checkout from your Banff hotel.

 

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ITINERARY BANFF TO VANCOUVER WESTBOUND:

  1. Banff. Independent arrival in Banff. Overnight in Banff.
  2. Banff to Kamloops
    Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia 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, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops.
  3. Kamloops to Vancouver
    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.
  4. Vancouver. Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Activities & Tours: National Parks Pass, Vancouver Lookout
  • 2 days Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
  • 3 nights hotel: Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches