First Passage to the West Excursion – 2021

EBDE/EBDW – 4 Nights / 5 Days

The First Passage to the West Excursion, our most popular short package, includes two days on the Rocky Mountaineer, one night in Banff National Park, a tour of Banff, helicopter flightseeing and a night in Calgary.

This package, like all Rocky Mountaineer packages can be customized with additional nights in the Rockies, a rental car for exploring Banff and Lake Louise which is only 35 miles from Banff and airport transfers in Calgary.

If you have a limited time and want to make the most of your trip to the Canadian Rockies, this is the way to do it.

Prior to 2018 this package was named the Canadian Rockies Excursion.

Call 1-604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207, Email for more information and reservations.

Features

  • Two days on board the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • Overnight accommodations in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Banff and Calgary
  • Transfers between the train and hotel at each destination
  • Panoramic Helicopter Tour
  • Banff Gondola

Add Ons

  • Add airport transfers in Vancouver and Calgary
  • Add additional nights in the Rockies
  • Add a tour to Lake Louise
  • Add sightseeing in Vancouver and tours to Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Prices

  • Prices depend on when you travel, number of travelers, and train service you choose.
  • Prices can change based on hotel availability at the time of booking.
  • Call 1-604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207, Email for more information and reservations
Vancouver to Calgary – 2021 Prices
Start Dates SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 25 – 29 $2,548 $3,282 $3,696
May 2 – 10 $2,967 $3,884 $4,162
May 13 – 30 $3,098 $3,940 $4,192
Jun 3 – Jul 4 $3,098 $3,990 $4,397
Jul 8 – 15 $3,267 $4,138 $4,449
Jul 18 – 29 $3,098 $4,009 $4,307
Aug 1 – 30 $3,171 $4,089 $4,529
Sep 2 – 26 $3,148 $4,089 $4,335
Sep 30 $2,759 $3,422 $3,724
Oct 3 $2,759 $3,415 $3,695

Prices are per person, before taxes, based on Double Occupancy

2021 Schedule

Starts in Vancouver
April 25, 29
May 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 27, 30
June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
August 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
September 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 30
October 3
Starts in Calgary
April 26, 30
May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31
September 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27
October 1, 4

Itinerary

Vancouver to Calgary Calgary to Vancouver
Day Activities Overnight Activities Overnight
1 Arrive in Vancouver Vancouver Arrive in Calgary Calgary
2 On the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops Kamloops Panoramic Helicopter and Banff Tour with Gondola
Transfer to Banff
Banff
3 On the Rocky Mountaineer to Banff Banff Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops Kamloops
4 Banff Tour with Gondola and Panormic Helicopter
Transfer to Calgary
Calgary Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver Vancouver
5 Vacation ends in Calgary Vacation ends in Vancouver

Levels of Service

Rocky Mountaineer: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service

  • SilverLeaf Service includes reserved seating in a custom built single level car with expansive windows curving into the ceiling, hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the day.
  • GoldLeaf Service – Reserved seating in the GoldLeaf elevated dome car. Breakfast and lunch are served in the GoldLeaf dining car and GoldLeaf passengers have access to the outdoor viewing platform.
    Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are included.
  • GoldLeaf Deluxe: All the amenities of GoldLeaf Service plus larger rooms with better views than GoldLeaf Service.
  • View the Differences between RedLeaf Service and GoldLeaf Service

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