Vancouver to Calgary

6 Day Rail Tour

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FIRST PASSAGE TO THE WEST DISCOVERY DRIVE

Travel through Canada’s stunning Rocky Mountains, alongside the powerful Kicking Horse River, and pass by monumental landmarks from the early days of the National Railway.

This legendary route along the Canadian Pacific track is famous for uniting the country and connecting British Columbia to Canada over 125 years ago.

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.

This is a captivating journey by rail and car that includes overnight accommodations in Banff and Lake Louise—a.k.a. Canada’s Diamond in the Wilderness—and the bold city of Calgary.

Holiday Highlights

  • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Station and hotel transfers

DAY 1 - VANCOUVER

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

DAY 2 - VANCOUVER TO KAMLOOPS

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 River valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the desert-like environment of the 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 and into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast/Lunch

DAY 3 - KAMLOOPS TO BANFF

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, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in the resort town of Banff. Breakfast/Lunch

DAY 4 - BANFF TO LAKE LOUISE

Enjoy the short drive to Lake Louise 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. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent locations. Overnight in Lake Louise.

DAY 5 - LAKE LOUISE TO CALGARY

Travel through awesome Kananaskis Country and the ranching regions of Alberta before arriving in Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.

DAY 6 - CALGARY

Drop off your rental car in downtown Calgary or at Calgary International Airport, where your holiday ends.

PRICES ON REQUEST

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the month of travel, category of seat, the duration of your trip should you wish to add any additional nights or services.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes and additional fees not included. Rates are available for Single, Triple & Children (2-11 yrs) .

You can choose from three categories;

Category SilverLeaf

Service: In SilverLeaf Service enjoy panoramic views through oversized windows in a single-level dome coach which has a larger viewing area than RedLeaf Service, a hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat (choice of entrées) and all non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary.

Category GoldLeaf

Service: Passengers who travel in GoldLeaf Service are accommodated in reclining seats in the Dome Coach, with panoramic views through full-length windows and access to a viewing platform. Meals are served in a lower level dining room and include a full range of beverages.

Category Deluxe GoldLeaf

Service: Guests booking GoldLeaf Deluxe Service will travel in GoldLeaf Service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, plus enjoy upgraded hotel accommodation throughout their tour (note: all accommodation in Kamloops and Quesnel is moderate).

Services Include:

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charges and unlimited kilometres
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Calgary Tower
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver and Kamloops (Eastbound)
  • Rail station transfers in Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver (Westbound)
  • Luggage handling

Rocky Mountaineer Discovery Drive - Vancouver to Calgary - 6 Days
Explore the stunning scenery of the Rocky Mountains. (Code: DBEE)