First Passage to the West Connector

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Experience the best of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, including stays in  picturesque Lake Louise and Banff on this popular First Passage to the West route. Scenic tours of the Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park and Yoho National Park make this a truly unforgettable journey.   

 

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DESTINATIONS
Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper
ROUTES
TRIP LENGTH
7–8 Days / 6–7 Nights total
2 Days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
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Vancouver to Jasper - Eastbound [Tour Code: VBFE]
Jasper to Vancouver - Westbound [Tour Code: VBGW]
MODES OF TRAVEL
Rocky Mountaineer Train
Motorcoach
ROUTE TYPE
One-way
PRICE
$2,330 to $4,818 USD
Base package price range
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What's Included

Activities & Tours
Activities & Tours
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise (or reverse)
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper (or reverse)
  • Jasper Highlights Tour (Westbound only)
Dining
Dining
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Travel & Transport
Travel & Transport
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • Rail stations transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Banff
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
Accommodations
Accommodations
  • 6 nights hotel (Eastbound) 
  • 7 nights hotel (Westbound)
DESCRIPTION
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

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Georgian Court Hotel - Deluxe Room

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions. Enjoy a warm welcome combined with attentive service and exceptional value for money.

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions. Enjoy a warm welcome combined with attentive service and exceptional value for money.

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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Fairmont Room

Located on the city’s dynamic harbourfront, the Fairmont Waterfront is a world class luxury hotel in Vancouver offering upscale comfort, personalized service, and unparalleled West Coast views, with easy access to everything that makes Vancouver spectacular. When it comes to convenient...

Located on the city’s dynamic harbourfront, the Fairmont Waterfront is a world class luxury hotel in Vancouver offering upscale comfort, personalized service, and unparalleled West Coast views, with easy access to everything that makes Vancouver spectacular. When it comes to convenient location, it’s hard to beat the Fairmont Waterfront. 

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Fairmont Pacific Rim - Deluxe Partial Harbourview Room

A luxurious, sophisticated and contemporary hotel featuring the best of the Pacific Rim in its plan, décor, and culinary offerings. Stylish rooms and unique suites integrate naturally inspired materials and state-of-the-art technology. Fairmont Pacific Rim's 5 star hotel is sure to impress with...

A luxurious, sophisticated and contemporary hotel featuring the best of the Pacific Rim in its plan, décor, and culinary offerings. Stylish rooms and unique suites integrate naturally inspired materials and state-of-the-art technology. Fairmont Pacific Rim's 5 star hotel is sure to impress with captivating views of the water and mountains.

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Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Vancouver Station at 7:30am PT. Travel 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. Breakfast & lunch included onboard. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops between 6:00pm and 7:30pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city of Kamloops or relaxing in your hotel room. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking.
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Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 6:25am PT, 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. Breakfast & lunch included onboard. Your rail journey ends this evening upon arrival in Banff, between 8:00pm and 9:30pm MT.

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Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa - Hotel Room

Located in Banff National Park, the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa offers a mountain lodge hotel, a great steakhouse restaurant and a full service spa, all in one outstanding location. This ideal vacation spot is located on Banff Avenue, the main street in the town of Banff. Surrounded by mountains,...

Located in Banff National Park, the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa offers a mountain lodge hotel, a great steakhouse restaurant and a full service spa, all in one outstanding location. This ideal vacation spot is located on Banff Avenue, the main street in the town of Banff. Surrounded by mountains, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.

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Fairmont Banff Springs - Fairmont Room

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a...

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.

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Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a...

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.

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This morning, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Overnight in Banff.

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Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa - Hotel Room

Located in Banff National Park, the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa offers a mountain lodge hotel, a great steakhouse restaurant and a full service spa, all in one outstanding location. This ideal vacation spot is located on Banff Avenue, the main street in the town of Banff. Surrounded by mountains,...

Located in Banff National Park, the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa offers a mountain lodge hotel, a great steakhouse restaurant and a full service spa, all in one outstanding location. This ideal vacation spot is located on Banff Avenue, the main street in the town of Banff. Surrounded by mountains, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.

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Fairmont Banff Springs - Fairmont Room

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a...

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.

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Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a...

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.

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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.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room

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,...

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.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room

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,...

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.

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

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,...

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.

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Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Jasper hotel.

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Take in the scenery through the windows of our custom-designed, single level glass...

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Take in the scenery through the windows of our custom-designed, single level glass dome coaches.

  • Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows
  • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
  • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout your journey, along with gourmet snacks
  • Overnight accommodation in popular hotels
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Starting from
$2,329.71 USD
Apr 14, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
$2,329.71 USD
May 02, 2019 - May 20, 2019
$2,645.71 USD
May 23, 2019 - May 27, 2019
$2,803.71 USD
May 30, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019
$3,001.21 USD
Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
$2,922.21 USD
Oct 03, 2019 - Oct 10, 2019
$2,329.71 USD
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The luxury and comfort is simply beyond compare. No wonder this is our most popular...

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The luxury and comfort is simply beyond compare. No wonder this is our most popular service.

  • Two level, glass domed coach with full-length windows
  • Exclusive dining room
  • Gourmet hot meals
  • Complimentary beverages and snacks
  • Deluxe accommodation
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Starting from
$3,593.71 USD
Apr 14, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
$3,593.71 USD
May 02, 2019 - May 27, 2019
$3,988.71 USD
May 30, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
$4,502.21 USD
Oct 03, 2019 - Oct 10, 2019
$3,593.71 USD
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Guests booking GoldLeaf Service with upgrade hotels will travel in GoldLeaf Service...

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Guests booking GoldLeaf Service with upgrade hotels will travel in GoldLeaf Service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy upgraded hotel accommodation throughout their tour.

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Starting from
$3,949.21 USD
Apr 14, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
$3,949.21 USD
May 02, 2019 - May 27, 2019
$4,304.71 USD
May 30, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
$4,818.21 USD
Oct 03, 2019 - Oct 10, 2019
$3,949.21 USD
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Guests booking GoldLeaf Deluxe Service will travel in GoldLeaf Service onboard Rocky Mountaineer, plus enjoy upgraded hotel accommodation throughout their tour (note: all accommodation in Kamloops and Quesnel is moderate).

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