Rocky Mountaineer: Sept 25 Departure for Two, First Passage to the West, GoldLeaf Experience
First Passage to the West at Leisure (Eastbound, Rocky Mountaineer Experience) + Vancouver City Tour
One departure only on September 25, 2021.
This product requires your own arrangement of transportation to Vancouver & Calgary.
- 9 days / 8 nights total in Vancouver, Kamloops, Lake Louise, Banff & Calgary;
- 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer train on GoldLeaf service level (refer to www.rockymountaineer.com for details of GoldLeaf level); luggage handling & rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise;
- Admissions include: Vancouver Lookout, National Parks Pass, Ice Explorer, Glacier Skywalk, Banff Gondola, Panoramic Helicopter Tour, Calgary Tower;
- 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches included;
- This price is for 2 guests, and includes listed hotels, train and attraction taxes
September 25, 2021: Arrive Vancouver Airport (YVR) on your own, meet-and-greet by our staff and transfer you to Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver, a world class luxury hotel. (Fairmont Room Double)
September 26, 2021: 6 hours city tour with transportation service: Vancouver Lookout, Gas town, Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge (admission not included); rest of the day, explore Vancouver on your own
September 27, 2021: 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. Overnight in Kamloops. B, L. (Hotel name TBA, will be a moderate standard hotel)
September 28, 2021: 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. (Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Fairmont Lakeview Double)
September 29, 2021: 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.
September 30, 2021: 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. (Hotel: Rimrock Resort Hotel in a Premium King Double)
October 1, 2021: 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 Banff's historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.
October 2, 2021: 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. (Hotel: Fairmont Palliser Hotel in a Fairmont Room Double)
October 3, 2021: Your journey ends upon check-out from your Calgary hotel.
- September 25 and 26, operated by holidaynow.ca/CPTrip Service;
- September 27 to October 2, operated by Rocky Mountaineer;
- Final itinerary and hotels are subject to actual availability upon booking. Trips may be modified or cancelled by the organizers based on weather or road conditions in the Rockies.
- 31 days prior to arrival, full refund;
- 0 to 30 days prior to arrival, 100% charges;
- No-shows or early departure will be charged full amount.
We'd pleased to reduce the total price by $200.00 if you choose to make the payment via bank transfer. Contact us for details.
Vouchers to the attractions and hotel will be emailed to you with the actual confirmation numbers from these suppliers after your booking is fulfilled. In the event of any sold-out situation, you will be informed electronically with a full refund.
Please note that holidaynow.ca does not own, control or operate any of the venues listed in this tour product. Your safety and well-being are of priority thus we highly recommend that you arrange, prior to the trip, your own travel insurance, including the trip cancellation insurance with your insurer of choice.
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