6D First Passage to The West Highlights | Mon, Thurs, Sun 2021 | Free 2 Perks
[INTRODUCTION] Embark on a journey of luxury and romance to Canada’s most-talked-about destinations. One night each in Vancouver, Kamloops, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary.
DAY 1: VANCOUVER ARRIVAL
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Included is admission to the Vancouver Lookout. Overnight in Vancouver.
DAY 2: VANCOUVER TO 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 3: KAMLOOPS TO LAKE LOUISE (B,L)
Your journey continues Eastward 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 mountain hamlet of Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise
DAY 4: LAKE LOUISE TO BANFF
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, 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 that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.
DAY 5: BANFF TO CALGARY
Begin the morning with a motorcoach sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12 minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies before you transfer to Calgary. Enjoy admission to the Calgary Tower. Overnight in Calgary
DAY 6: CALGARY DEPARTURE
Your journey ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel.
REVERSE COURSE - WESTBOUND (CALGARY TO VANCOUVER)
Day 1, Arrive in Calgary; Day 2, Calgary to Banff; Day 3, Banff to Lake Louise; Day 4, Lake Louise to Kamloops, on board Rocky Mountaineer; Day 5, Kamloops to Vancouver, on board Rocky Mountaineer; Day 6, Vancouver, your journey ends with checkout from your Vancouver hotel.
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