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First Passage to the West at Leisure
Adventure in the Canadian Rockies! This journey brings you to stunning mountain towns with stays in Banff and Lake Louise. Enjoy a trip to the Columbia Icefields and a helicopter tour through the soaring peaks of the Rockies. 

September 26, 2021
GoldLeaf Service
$5,326* CAD per person + GST

BONUS*: Savings of $1,400 per couple
+ Receive 3 Free Perks: 1X Hotel Night, 1X Airport Transfer and 1X Dinner
+ Receive an Exclusive Complimentary Private Transfer

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Vancouver,  Kamloops,  Lake Louise,  Banff,  Calgary

ROUTES
First Passage to the West

TRIP LENGTH
8 Days / 7 Nights Total
2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer

MODE OF TRAVEL
Rocky Mountaineer Train
Motorcoach

ROUTE TYPE
Rockies Highlights

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Activities & Tours:
Vancouver Lookout
National Parks Pass
Ice Explorer
Glacier Skywalk
Panoramic Helicopter Tour
Banff Gondola
Calgary Tower

Dining
2 breakfasts, 3 lunches

Travel & Transport
2 days Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service
Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise

Accommodations
7 nights hotel: Vancouver, Kamloops, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary

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ITINERARY:

VANCOUVER TO CALGARY EASTBOUND 

Day 1: Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

ACTIVITIES

Vancouver Lookout
Your admission to the Vancouver Lookout is included in your package: get a 360 degree view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Your adventure starts with a 40 second glass elevator that climbs over 550 feet to the panoramic observation deck. From here, you'll gaze out onto Metro Vancouver’s cosmopolitan downtown, the vast Pacific Ocean, and the beautiful North Shore mountains. 
Explore the Vancouver Lookout on your own, this is an independent experience for you to enjoy at your own leisure and is not a guided tour. Transportation to and from the Vancouver Lookout is not included. Open from: 8:30am to 10:30pm. It can be used any day during your stay in Vancouver.  

YOUR HOTEL
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - FAIRMONT ROOM DOUBLE
Located on the city’s dynamic harbourfront, the Fairmont Waterfront is a world class luxury hotel in Vancouver offering upscale comfort, personalized service, and unparalleled West Coast views, with easy access to everything that makes Vancouver spectacular. When it comes to convenient location, it’s hard to beat the Fairmont Waterfront.

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 todays 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. Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

YOUR HOTEL
Kamloops Accommodation - HOTEL ROOM DOUBLE
Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.


Day 3: Kamloops to Lake Louise
Your journey continues Eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you 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, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise. B, L.

YOUR HOTEL
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - FAIRMONT LAKEVIEW DOUBLE
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.


Day 4: Lake Louise
Today, enjoy a full day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as you travel to Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk 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. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, brief stops will be made at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arriving back in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise. L.

ACTIVITIES

Ice Explorer
Tour the Athabasca Glacier in a giant six-wheel drive Ice Explorer vehicle while your guide explains the history of this ancient glacier and points out interesting geological features. Think of it like a "monster-truck meets glacier" adventure where you learn new things!

Glacier Skywalk
Consisting of a 400 metre (1,640 feet) interpretive boardwalk and a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres (98 feet) out over the Sunwapta Valley, Glacier Skywalk takes spectacular scenery and a rare view of nature to unbelievable heights. The award-winning architecture of the Skywalk is a feat of contemporary design. 

YOUR HOTEL
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - FAIRMONT LAKEVIEW DOUBLE
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.


Day 5: Lake Louise to Banff
This morning you are free to 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. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

YOUR HOTEL
Rimrock Resort Hotel - PREMIUM KING DOUBLE
An AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.


Day 6: Banff
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banffs historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.

YOUR HOTEL
Rimrock Resort Hotel - PREMIUM KING DOUBLE
An AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.


Day 7: Banff to Calgary
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today?s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.
ACTIVITIES

Panoramic Helicopter Tour
This Rocky Mountain helicopter tour will take you 2,300 metres (7,546 ft.) above sea level. Appreciate the sheer size of the glaciers, mountain vistas, lakes, and waterfalls in Kananaskis Country. 

Banff Gondola
The Banff Gondola is a spectacular eight-minute gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for 360-degree views of the Banff townsite and its surrounding mountains.

Calgary Tower
Your admission to the Calgary Tower is included in your package: like feeling like you're suspended mid-air? Then you'll love the vantage point on top of the Calgary Tower, with stellar views from 525 feet above the city. With a 360 degree view, spot the rolling foothills that surround Calgary and meet the Rocky Mountains in the distance. A free multimedia tour is included with admission.
Explore the Calgary Tower on your own. Transportation to and from the Calgary Tower is not included. 

YOUR HOTEL
Fairmont Palliser Hotel - FAIRMONT ROOM DOUBLE
Centrally located in downtown Calgary, Fairmont Palliser is conveniently situated within walking distance to the city's most exciting retail shopping, arts, culture and entertainment venues. Set in the heart of the city, Fairmont Palliser is a historical landmark offering distinctive accommodation in elegant surroundings.


Day 8: Calgary
Your journey ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.


*Terms & Conditions:

Price is per person based on double occupancy, reflects all promotional savings, and is subject to change and availability until booked. Subject to availability. Pricing does not include Canadian tax (GST) or flights. Additional conditions apply. Airfare extra. Prices were valid at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice.  Promotional offer may be withdrawn at any time. Terms and Conditions may apply.

The “Canadian Resident Offer” (“offer”) applies only to new 2021 bookings made by April 14, 2021 for qualifying packages booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel on our Canadian routes during the 2021 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Offer must be booked for travel in 2021. If guests choose to make a date change using our enhanced flexibility, then this promotion can be moved with the booking into a new travel season. A maximum discount of $500 CAD per person for qualifying 2021 classic rail packages and a maximum discount of $700 CAD per person for other qualifying 2021 packages will be applied at the time of booking. Offer is only available to residents who are currently residing in Canada. Offer is per guest and only applies to qualifying 2021 packages our Canadian routes, must be requested at the time of booking, and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Offer is subject to availability. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance must be made 30 days prior to travel. All bookings are subject to the full booking terms and conditions. Additional conditions apply.

Anniversary Promotion: When you book a qualifying Canadian package of 5-7 days receive 2 free perks: 1X Hotel Night and 1X Airport Transfer.  Book a qualifying Canadian package of 8 days or more and receive three free perks. 1X Hotel Night, 1X Airport Transfer and 1X Dinner.  Offer expires April 9, 2021. 

Virtuoso Amenity: Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Applicable to new bookings only on Canadian routes. Available in conjunction with any other Rocky Mountaineer offer. Not available in conjunction with any other Virtuoso offers. Guests on Rocky Mountaineer Circle Trips will receive private transfer for both departure and arrival. Qualifying rail journey can be purchased in either class of service and in any grade of accommodation. Offer must be used as part of the package and cannot be deferred to another date or refunded. Offer must be requested at the time of booking. Offer will not be automatically allocated or retrospectively added. Not available for group tour block bookings. We regret it is not possible to change the offer in the event a subsequent offer better fits the guest itinerary. Additional conditions apply.