First Passage to the West


  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour from Vancouver to Lake Louise or Banff.  The itinerary is also available in the reverse order.
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Kamloops.
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Day 1 & 2.
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board the train.
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks on board the train.
  • Engaging Hosts with stories about historic sites, scenery, and wildlife.
  • Luggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops.

Travelling between the Pacific coast and Banff or Lake Louise, you’ll be immersed in mountains and untouched wilderness. The most popular rail route, First Passage to the West retraces the steps of the 19th century explorers who first marveled at this untamed wilderness, and gives a living history lesson on the building of a nation.

Rail Route Highlights:
  • Hell’s Gate,
  • Cisco Crossing,
  • Spiral Tunnels,
  • Avalanche Alley,
  • Jaws Of Death Gorge,
  • Black Canyon Hoodoos,
  • Stoney Creek Bridge,
  • Rogers Pass Kicking Horse River,
  • Castle Mountain, Mount Rundle.

    Note - Operation of this tour is subject to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

We offer competitive rates for a Private Tour, Car, SUV or Minivan Rental, Upgrade & Extend Hotel Stay, optional Tours & Attractions.

  • Is your client looking for a Private Tour?  Let us know. 
  • Would your client like to rent a car?  
  • Would your client like to upgrade the hotel?  We offer hotel stay extension as well as Hotel and Room Upgrades. 
  • Please check us with on the various optional tours and attractions.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Board Rocky Mountaineer in the urban oasis of Vancouver, British Columbia, and journey through the fertile farmlands of the Fraser Valley. Watch as the landscape transforms into the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains. You’ll see the mighty Fraser River and the whitewater of Hell’s Gate. Soon, the scenery undergoes another dramatic shift and you’ll find yourself amid a desert-like landscape peppered with sagebrush. The day’s journey comes to a stop in the city of Kamloops, where you will overnight at a hotel.

Overnight in Kamloops, BC.

Your mountain adventure continues as you travel east along the South Thompson River. You’ll see historic Craigellachie, which marks the spot where the Last Spike was driven home on the Canadian Pacific Railway line, uniting a nation. You’ll gaze in wonder at cascading waterfalls and icy glaciers spilling over the lips of the peaks above, on your way to the charming alpine town of Banff and the brilliant waters of Lake Louise. And all of this is yours to savour from the comfort of your luxurious Rocky Mountaineer coach.
Arrive in Lake Louise or Banff around 6 PM.

End of your First Passage to the West Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour.
Did you find what you were looking for?  Let our Canada destination specialists take the stress away and tailor a holiday that suits your interest and wallet.  
Are you travelling as a group of 10 persons or more? Check with us for our special group rates including transportation.
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Inclusions

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour from Vancouver to Lake Louise or Banff.  The itinerary is also available in the reverse order.
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Kamloops.
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Day 1 & 2.
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board the train.
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks on board the train.
  • Engaging Hosts with stories about historic sites, scenery, and wildlife.
  • Luggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in  Kamloops.
  • 5% GST will apply.

Exclusions

  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Arrival transfer from YVR to hotel in Vancouver.
  • Departure transfer from hotel in Lake Louise or Banff.  We offer this service as an optional addon.
  • Transfers to and from RMR Rail Station in Vancouver and in Lake Louise & Banff. Metered cabs are available at all RMR Rail Stations for the convenience of travelers.  Alternatively, clients may utilize any of the Ride Shares such as Uber.
  • Meals other than 2 Breakfast & 2 Lunch.
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. We require clients to provide us a signed Waiver in the event your client opts to decline your offer to sell Travel Insurance. 
    DMCI Inc. sells Manulife Travel Insurance.  Please check with us for rates.
  • Optional Tours and activities.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges.  Charges will apply.
  • Gratuities for Tour Guides/Driver cum Guides (Expected).
  • Cost of any RTPCR/Antigen Test or costs related to quarantine.
  • 5% GST.

Accommodations Featured

DestinationHotel
Vancouver, BCFairmont Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
Sheraton Wall Centre
Vancouver, BC
Georgian Court
Kamloops, BCHotel will be assigned post-booking.
Banff, ABElk + Avenue Hotel
Banff, AB
Rimrock Resort Hotel
Banff, AB
Fairmont Banff Springs

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Tariffs

Room Configuration Beds Occupancy
TWIN or
SINGLE or
TRIPLE
QUAD
TWIN + 1 YOUTH + 1 CHILD
TWIN + 2 CHILD

For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

Optional Tour

These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

Notes about this Tour

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