First Passage To The West Excursion
Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (5 Days / 4 Nights)
Vancouver to Calgary
- 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- 2 breakfasts & 4 lunches
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Jasper
- Jasper Highlights tour
- Minnewanka Lake Cruise
- Maligne Lake Cruise
- Icefields Parkway tour, including Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk, Jasper to Banff (or reverse)
- Yoho Park tour, Lake Louise to Banff (or reverse)
- Experience Lake Louise to Calgary Tour (or reverse), including Banff Gondola
- Luggage Handling and National Parks Pass
ABOUT THIS TOUR
- One-way Independent Rocky Mountaineer rail & coach tour from Calgary to Vancouver.
- Service Level: GoldLeaf, SilverLeaf
- Westbound: Tour begins with pick-up from your overnight Calgary hotel.
- Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Hotel Locations: Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary
- Clientele: All ages, but mostly between 30 to 65 years
- To book this tour a deposit is required; to find out more click on “Terms & Conditions“
Tour Rates (2022)
The price of this tour varies by departure date, rail service, and hotel availability due to Rocky Mountaineer’s dynamic pricing structure, so please fill out this form to receive a exact quote.
( $3,501 – $7,233 CAD ) + tax per person
Exclusive Booking Bonus from Key West Travel & Tours
Tour Dates (2022)
EASTBOUND (Vancouver to Calgary)
|May||1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 26, 29|
|June||2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30|
|July||3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31|
|August||4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29|
|September||1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 29|
ITINERARY AND HOTEL ACCOMODATION
VANCOUVER TO CALGARY
Day 1 (Tour starts in Calgary)
Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West” independently. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 2 (Calgary to Lake Louise with Panoramic Helicopter)
Depart Calgary for a full-day tour concluding in Lake Louise. Journey to Kananaskis for a Panoramic Helicopter Tour. Continue to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. Admission to the Banff Gondola is included. Your tour ends in Lake Louise late this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 3 (Lake Louise to Banff)
This morning explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, 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. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Day 4 (Banff to Jasper)
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 5 (Jasper Highlights tour)
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Enjoy a scenic full-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and a lake cruise on the historic Maligne Lake. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper. [L]
Day 6 (Jasper to Kamloops)
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops. You will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. [B] [L]
Day 7 (Kamloops to Vancouver)
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey 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 this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. [B] [L]
Day 8 (Tour ends in Vancouver)
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch
Our tours are conducted in English only.
We recommend booking your tour as soon as your plans are confirmed, as departure dates are quite popular and can fill up quickly. Essentially, book early to avoid disappointment!
This tour does not offer individual pick-ups; please make your own way to the Rocky Mountaineer train station.
Gratuities are not included in the prices (unless indicated). While it is neither our place nor our wish to tell you how much to tip, gratuities in Canada are often given in recognition of service excellence.
“Excellent tour and saw amazing places and experienced lovely things. It met our needs of visiting the Rockies and was well priced for what it had offered. Well worth the money. Brad was very well spoken and knowledgeable with all the information he provided. He knew his information/history and provided us with all necessary information. Len was very friendly and professional one of the best drivers from a tour company we have experienced.”
Ronald & Amanda Mallia Swansea, NSW, Australia