First Passage to the West Self-Drive Canmore - Westbound - 2019
- from $2,079.77 USD
Arrive in Calgary and collect your rental car. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Calgary. Enjoy your complimentary admission to the Calgary Tower.
Day 2: Calgary to Lake Louise
This morning begin your journey from Calgary through beautiful Kananaskis Country and the ranching regions of Alberta before arriving in Lake Louise. Enjoy an afternoon lakeshore stroll around Lake Louise, or for the more adventurous, a hike up to Lady Agnes Tea House (1-2 hours one way). Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 3: Lake Louise to 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 Kamloops
After returning your rental car at the Rocky Mountaineer station in Banff, travel onboard the 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 lakeshore and across the ranch lands 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. Breakfast and lunch served onboard the train. Overnight in Kamloops. Please note all accommodation in Kamloops is of a moderate standard.
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. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver. B,L.
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