Rocky Mountaineer

First Passage to the West

11D Rocky Mountaineer Autumn Journey | Group Departure 29 Sep 2021

Vancouver - Calgary
Mode of Travel
Rocky Mountaineer Train
07 Nights Land Accommodation | 02 days onboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer
Meals Included
Daily breakfast, 4 lunches & 2 dinners
Itinerary (PDF)


Every miles is a journey as Rocky Mountaineer carves through otherwise inaccessible terrain. It's a unique way to experience the sheer sides of mountains, steep canyons, and untamed western wilderness.

Day 1 Arrive in Vancouver, Canada

Arrive in Vancouver. Upon arrival you will be met and transfer to hotel check-in. Remaining day free to explore this scenic city on own. Overnight in Vancouver

Day 2 Vancouver   (B/L)

After breakfast, start the half day city tour which will include Stanley Park, Gastown, Canada Place and Robson Street. Rest of the day free at own leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3 Vancouver   Kamloops (B/L)

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.

Day 4 Kamloops  Jasper  (B/L)

Ice Explorer

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 Jasper Highlight Tour  (B)

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic full-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Overnight in Jasper

Turtle Rock

Horse Riding

Day 6 Jasper - Banff  (B/L)

Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, 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, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Banff this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

Day 7 Banff    (B)

A full 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. Overnight in Banff

Day 8 Banff – Lake Louise (B/D)

Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Lake Louise. 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. Overnight in Lake Louise

Day 9 Lake Louise Departure (B/D)

After breakfast, visit Moraine Lake. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. After dinner transfer to the airport for your departing flights

Day 10 Enroute

Crossing International Date Line

Day 11 Arrive Hone

Arrive home with sweet memories

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The prices quoted do not include international flights to or from the starting and ending cities.

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