Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West

Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West

  • Experience an array of natural beauty as you pass by ranchlands and rocky lakeshores
  • Follow in the footsteps of 19th Century explorers on this historic route
  • Climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon and the Spiral Tunnels
  • Witness the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies

  • * This incredible rail journey can also be experienced as a reverse itinerary from Banff or Lake Louise to Vancouver. Speak to one of our Canadian Specialists today.

    All aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, from Vancouver to the mountains.

    Add the First Passage to the West to your Best At Travel holiday and retrace the steps of 19th century explorers. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route which united Canada from east to west. Traverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons.

    Day 1: Vancouver to Kamloops (Overnight)

    Vancouver to Kamloops

    Climb aboard the Rocky Mountaineer and settle into your comfortable carriage as you prepare to embark on thrilling journey of discovery into the Rocky Mountains. As you depart the vibrant city of Vancouver heading east towards Kamloops, you will witness the dramatic change in scenery. From the lush green fields of Fraser Valley, through forests and the winding river canyons running through the Coast and Cascade Mountains, the beauty of British Columbia is there for all to see. Witness the powerful waters of 'Hell's Gate' in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River.

    Overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops.

    INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 1: Vancouver to Kamloops (Overnight)

    Day 2: Kamloops to Lake Louise or Banff

    Kamloops to Lake Louise or Banff

    Continuing your journey east towards the Canadian Rockies in the province of Alberta, watch in awe as the truly remarkable scenery unwinds before you. Snow-capped peaks, forested mountain sides and thundering rivers evolve all around as the Rocky Mountaineer whisks you further to the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Today your train will navigate through the incredible Spiral Tunnels - a feat of engineering in this remote mountain region - before you arrive at your preferred destination of either Lake Louise or Banff.

    INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 2: Kamloops to Lake Louise or Banff


  • Enjoy the beautifully natural scenery outside from the custom designed single level coach with oversized windows
  • Delicious, hot gourmet meals served at your seat and to your own preference
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served throughout your journey along with gourmet snacks
  • Welcome aboard toast
  • Overnight accommodation during your rail journey at a popular hotel
  • Luggage delivered to your overnight accommodation
  • SilverLeaf


  • Luxury and comfort in Rocky Mountaineers most popular service level
  • Custom designed two level glass domed coach with full length windows allow you to enjoy even more to the spectacular Canadian vistas
  • Exclusive dining room where you will enjoy hot a la carte meals throughout your journey
  • Readily available complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages along with gourmet snacks
  • Welcome aboard toast
  • Overnight accommodation during your rail journey at a deluxe hotel
  • Luggage delivered to your overnight accommodation
  • GoldLeaf


    All prices shown represent a from price per person based on low season travel unless otherwise stated.
    Availability of tour components and flights seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price given is therefore for guidance only.
    To obtain a tailored quote for you and your party, please call one of our travel experts today.

    from (date dependent) 1st December 2023 - 15th December 2024

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