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FIRST PASSAGE TO THE WEST AT LEISURE
8 Days - Westbound


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Starting at $2,921 + 147 tax USD per person*
Availability:
Various dates from April - October, 2022

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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 Icefield on an Ice Explorer and the Glacier Skywalk.

DESTINATIONS 
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: 

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: Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Kamloops and Vancouver

Activities and Tours
Banff Minnewanka Lake Cruise
Banff Exclusive Interpretive Program
Banff Gondola
National Parks Pass
Ice Explorer
Glacier Skywalk

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ITINERARY:

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Day 1: Calgary
DESCRIPTION
Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in "The Heart of the New West" independently. Overnight in Calgary.

YOUR HOTEL
Hotel Arts - LUXURY ROOM DOUBLE
Experience a sumptuous blend of modern luxury and intuitive service in Calgary's designer boutique-style hotel. Located in Downtown Calgary, Hotel Arts is home to two award-winning restaurants and 185 guestrooms, each well appointed with fine linens and chic contemporary decor.

Day 2: Calgary to Banff
DESCRIPTION
Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Banff where you will enjoy a spectacular boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka. Continue on to a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

ACTIVITIES

Banff Exclusive Interpretive Program
Details: Explore the history of Banff, sample authentic Canadian treats, and get up close with local flora and fauna, on this exclusive interpretive program of the sights and sounds of the Rockies. Join us for a one-hour interpretative program: relax in under warm blankets with our signature Minnewanka tea, local bannock and s’mores for campfire story-time with our expert guides’ stories from Banff’s early days of exploration and adventure. Guests are recommended to dress in layers, and wear comfortable walking shoes. 

Banff Gondola
Climb Sulphur Mountain in a record-breaking eight minutes and get a bird's-eye view of six mountain ranges. Sorry, did we say 'climb'? We mean 'ascend in style' in your fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin!

YOUR HOTEL
Elk + Avenue Hotel - STANDARD DOUBLE
Experience exceptional comfort and warm hospitality at the Elk + Avenue Hotel, located in downtown Banff, in the heart of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy all the comforts of a modern hotel, including flat screen televisions, fitness facility, indoor whirlpool and dry cedar sauna.

Day 3: Banff
DESCRIPTION
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.

YOUR HOTEL
Elk + Avenue Hotel - STANDARD DOUBLE
Experience exceptional comfort and warm hospitality at the Elk + Avenue Hotel, located in downtown Banff, in the heart of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy all the comforts of a modern hotel, including flat screen televisions, fitness facility, indoor whirlpool and dry cedar sauna.

Day 4: Banff to Lake Louise
DESCRIPTION
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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

YOUR HOTEL
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - FAIRMONT ROOM 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
DESCRIPTION
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. 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. At the Columbia Icefield Centre, time is provided for lunch (not included) after you have had a chance to experience the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure (admission included). Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Afterward, 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 ROOM 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 6: Lake Louise to Kamloops
DESCRIPTION
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. Your journey takes you through a 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 lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie ? where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. 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 7: Kamloops to Vancouver
DESCRIPTION
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.

YOUR HOTEL
Hampton Inn and Suites - STANDARD DOUBLE
The Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton in Downtown Vancouver is conveniently located on Robson Street in the heart of Vancouver's entertainment district and features comfortable accommodations in a contemporary and stylish setting.
Stretch out on a luxurious Cloud Nine King bed by Serta® and enjoy in-room features including a comfortable work space station, a 42” TV, free Wi-Fi, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker/kettle and in-room safe. Ideal for couples away on a romantic weekend or business guests requiring more space for work, this room has everything you need for a restful hotel experience.

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

*Terms & Conditions:
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book, April 22, 2022 date, based on SilverLeaf Service. Price is per person based on twin occupancy. Pricing does not include Canadian tax (GST) or flights. Additional conditions apply. Airfare extra. Price was valid at time of posting and is subject to availability. Offers are subject to change or be withdrawn at any time.