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The Rocky Mountaineer
Fraser Canyon, Canada
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Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

Rocky Mountaineer – First Passage to the West

2 day Rocky Mountaineer Journey – from £1335

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

Your Itinerary

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You can customise this Rocky Mountaineer Journey by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Fraser Canyon, Canada

Day 1 – Vancouver to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart…

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.

    SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf: Selected Kamloops hotel (comfortable, moderate standard)

    Breakfast, lunch on board
Fraser Canyon, Canada
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

Day 2 – Kamloops to Banff National Park

Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again…

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.

    Breakfast, lunch on board
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

Your Itinerary

You can customise this Rocky Mountaineer Journey by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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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.

    SilverLeaf & GoldLeaf: Selected Kamloops hotel (comfortable, moderate standard)

    Breakfast, lunch on board
Fraser Canyon, Canada

Day 2

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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.

    Breakfast, lunch on board
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

This Rail Experience Includes

2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
1 night in a Kamloops hotel
Station and hotel transfers

Departure Dates

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First Passage to the West is also available in reverse, from Banff to Vancouver.

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Rocky Mountaineer – First Passage to the West

2 day Rocky Mountaineer Journey – from £1335

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Taxes and fees are included.

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