First Passage to the West Canmore Self-Drive - Eastbound - 2019

Tour code DBCE

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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 the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey 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. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Breakfast and lunch served onboard the train. Overnight in Kamloops. Please note all accommodations in Kamloops are of a moderate standard.

Day 3: Kamloops to Canmore

Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow across ranch lands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Todays' highlights include Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over the Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels, and of courses the glaciers snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Breakfast and lunch served onboard the train. On arrival in Banff collect your rental car and take a leisurely 30 minute drive to Canmore. Overnight in Canmore.

Day 4: Canmore to Canmore

Today is yours to explore Canmore and the neighboring area. Canmore is an authentic mountain community, including an impressive list of accomplished mountaineers, and Olympic athletes. Here, you can take in the one-of-a-kind boutiques, eclectic art galleries, stunning mountain views, or take a float down the Bow River or a scenic helicopter ride. The atmosphere is quiet and laid back.

Day 5: Canmore to Lake Louise

Day 6: Lake Louise to Calgary

Enjoy a morning lakeshore stroll around Lake Louise, or for the more adventurous, a hike up to Lady Agnes Tea House (1-2 hours one way). This afternoon begin your journey to Calgary through beautiful Kananaskis Country and the ranching regions of Alberta before arriving in Calgary. Enjoy admission to the Calgary Tower. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 7: Calgary

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

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