2017 First Passage to the West Discovery Drive VC

Tour code DBEE

  • 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: Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: Lake Louise to Calgary

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

Day 6: Calgary

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

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