First Passage To The West

2 day Rocky Mountaineer - from £1061

Traverse the Continental Divide and pass spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons on this historic route which first connected Canada’s East and West. The Rocky Mountaineer is the only passenger service on this line.

Highlights:

  • Travel over the Cisco Crossing
  • Go back in time at Craigellachie
  • Pass the blue-green waters of Kinbasket Lake
  • Twist your way through Spiral Tunnels
  • Gaze upon Castle Mountain
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - 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 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. Please note that all accommodation in Kamloops is of moderate standard.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch on board

Day 2 - Kamloops to Banff National Park

Your journey continues eastwards 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 resort town of Banff.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch on board

2 day Rocky Mountaineer - from £1061

Choose Silver Leaf Or Gold Leaf Service

Silver Leaf includes:

  • Glass-dome windows offering excellent views
  • Small outdoor viewing platform
  • Breakfast and lunch served to your seat
  • Quality hotel accommodation

Gold Leaf includes:

  • Full glass-dome windows offering panoramic views
  • Large outdoor viewing platform
  • Gourmet meals, served in an exclusive dining room
  • Deluxe hotel accommodation

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Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are included.

First Passage to the West

YOUR RAIL EXPERIENCE

Experience the luxury of gourmet meals, luxurious hotels and a journey that you will never forget. All Rocky Mountaineer journeys can be booked as they are or added into a longer Canada holiday.

Your rail experience includes:

  • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer including:
    – reclining, pre-assigned seating
    – engaging hosts, knowledgeable in local history, flora and fauna
    – gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
    – complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 1 night in a Kamloops hotel
  • Station and hotel transfers

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