2017 First Passage to the West Discovery Drive CV

Tour code DBEW

  • Highlights:
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Calgary Tower
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver and Kamloops (Eastbound)
  • Rail station transfers in Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver (Westbound)
  • Luggage handling
  • 3 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charges and unlimited kilometres
  • 5 nights hotel
  • from $1,839.20 USD
route map

Day 1: Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and collect your rental car. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 2: Calgary to Lake Louise

Today's two and a half hour journey takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Highlights include Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos, Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The rest of the day is yours to explore this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 3: 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 4: Banff to Kamloops

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the BC Interior. Enjoy the 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.

Day 5: Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. 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. Today's rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver.

Day 6: Vancouver

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Departure Dates:

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April: 17   24   27   30   
May: 1   4   7   8   11   14   15   18   21   22   25   28   29   
June: 1   4   8   11   15   18   22   25   29   
July: 2   6   9   13   16   20   23   27   30   
August: 3   6   10   13   17   20   24   27   31   
September: 3   4   7   10   11   14   17   18   21   24   25   28   
October: 1   5   8   9   12