2017 Coastal Passage Journey through the Clouds Drive SC East

Tour code DPJE

  • Highlights:
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain (Eastbound only)
  • Ice Explorer (Westbound only)
  • Calgary Tower
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner (Eastbound)
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches (Westbound)
  • 3 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 5 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charge and unlimited kilometres
  • Rail station transfers in Seattle, Vancouver and Kamloops
  • Luggage handling
  • 10 nights hotel (Eastbound)
  • 8 nights hotel (Westbound)
  • from $3,239.20 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 Vancouver

Enjoy a day at leisure and check out Vancouver's must-see attractions. Explore the city's museums, art galleries, gardens, and varied neighbourhoods. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 5: 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 6: Kamloops to Jasper

Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park.

Day 7: Jasper to Jasper

Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Jasper National Park on your own. A wealth of optional activities (not included) abound: taking the Jasper Skytram to the high alpine of Whistlers Mountain, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, cruising on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 8: Jasper to Lake Louise

Travel to Lake Louise via the Icefields Parkway. Visit highlights along the way, including Athabasca Falls, Bow Summit, Peyto Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. With sightseeing stops, we recommend allowing at least eight hours for today's drive. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 9: Lake Louise to Banff

Drive the scenic journey from Lake Louise to Banff, watching for deer and elk crossing specially constructed wildlife bridges over the highway. Alternatively, drive along the Bow Valley Parkway for views of Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon (requires a short walk). The remainder of the day is yours to explore Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 10: Banff to Calgary

Travel through Kananaskis Country and the western ranching regions of Alberta at your own pace before arriving in Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 11: 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