2018 Coastal Passage Explorer SC

Tour code XPJE

  • Highlights:
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain (Eastbound only)
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Banff (or reverse)
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise (or reverse)
  • Lake Louise to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola (or reverse)
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • 3 days Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • Rail station transfers in Seattle, Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
  • 10 nights hotel (Eastbound)
  • 8 nights hotel (Westbound)
  • from $3,599.20 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 spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia's First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 4: Vancouver to Vancouver

Take full advantage of a free day at leisure in Vancouver, and check out Vancouver's must-see attractions like the Vancouver Aquarium (admission not included), Stanley Park, or Granville Island, explore the city's museums, art galleries, gardens, and varied neighbourhoods, or take a day trip to discover the nearby resort town of Whistler or British Columbia's charming capital on Vancouver Island, Victoria. 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

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 8: Jasper to Banff

Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about is geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterward, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Banff via Lake Louise late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

Day 9: Banff to Lake Louise

A half-day tour takes you 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 tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 10: Lake Louise to Calgary

Enjoy a full-day tour starting with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Highlights include Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. Admission to the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a Panoramic Helicopter Tour. Your tour ends in Calgary late this afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 11: Calgary

Your vacation ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel.

Departure Dates:

MonthDates
May: 18   25   
June: 1   8   15   22   29   
July: 6   13   20   27   
August: 3   10   17   24   31   
September: 7   14   21