2017 Coastal Passage First Passage to the West Drive SC East

Tour code DPGE

  • Highlights:
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
  • Calgary Tower
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner (Eastbound)
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches (Westbound)
  • 3 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 3 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charges and unlimited kilometres
  • Rail station transfers in Seattle, Vancouver and Kamloops
  • Luggage handling
  • 7 nights hotel
  • from $2,879.20 USD
route map

Day 1: Seattle

Arrive in Seattle and spend time exploring Seattle's waterfront, Chinatown, Pioneer Square, the sights of Pike Place Market, and/or the Space Needle at leisure. Overnight in Seattle.

Day 2: Seattle to Vancouver

A motorcoach will transfer you to King Street Station for the first leg of your Rocky Mountaineer journey. After boarding, enjoy dinner onboard as you travel past the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington. Highlights include the fishing fleet (and Boeing jets) of Everett, the fields at the foot of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Vernon, sunset views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond and, after crossing the Canadian border, the community of White Rock as the train hugs the Pacific Coast and travels into Vancouver. On arrival in Vancouver, a motorcoach will transfer you to your hotel.

Day 3: Vancouver to Vancouver

Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver's majestic North Shore including the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included). Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 4: Vancouver to Kamloops

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops. 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. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 5: Kamloops to Banff

Your journey continues east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. 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 the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.

Day 6: Banff to Lake Louise

Enjoy the short drive to Lake Louise into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders, including the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 7: Lake Louise to Calgary

Travel through Kananaskis Country and the ranching regions of Alberta before arriving in Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 8: Calgary

Drop off your rental car in downtown Calgary or at Calgary International Airport, where your vacation ends.

Departure Dates:

MonthDates
May: 19   
June: 2   16   30   
July: 7   14   21   28   
August: 25   
September: 1   8   15