Journey Name: Canadian Rockies Excursion : First Passage to the West - Westbound  |  Journey Duration: Upto 5 days
A two-day, all daylight journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer is topped off with a Summit Helicopter tour and sightseeing tour of Banff.  Retrace the steps of 19th century explorers, travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, and its construction is one of the most important in Canadian history as it united Canada from east to west. You’ll also transverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons. If you’re a history buff, this route is for you.
Train Departure Schedule :
July - September
October - December
April - June
Journey Dates :

Calgary to Vancouver

2020 Departures


1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30


3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31


3, 4, 7,10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31


1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18,21, 22, 25, 28


5, 9



Places Covered:
Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Calgary
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1  

Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in "The Heart of the New West" on your own. Overnight in Calgary

Day 2  

Enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

Day 3  

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops. 


Day 4  

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver.


Day 5  

Your Canadian Rockies Excursion vacation ends with checkout from your Vancouver hotel.


Calgary to Vancouver





Cost  per Adult

CAD $ 3044

CAD $ 3967

CAD $ 4235

Prices are based on double Occupancy. Taxes and additional fees not included

  • Seat and hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast and Lunch 
  • Activities like Ice Explorer, Vancouver Lookout, Summit Helicopter Ride, Banff Gondola 

Notes – Remarks:

Terms and Conditions:

Route Map
  • Unparalleled views from your cabin 
  • Delicious meals served on board
  • Icefield Parkways
  • Banff Sightseeing With Summit Helicopter
  • Unique scenery at the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie