First Passage to the West Excursion – 2017/2018

EBDE/EBDW – 4 Nights / 5 Days

Overview

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.

In 2018, this package is renamed the First Passage to the West Excursion.  In 2017 it 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 travel dates, number of travelers, train service, hotels and extras.
  • Call 1-604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207, Email for more information and reservations
Vancouver to Calgary – 2017 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 17 – Apr 27$2,449$3,299$3,599
Apr 30 – May 28$2,599$3,549$3,899
May 29 – Jun 1$2,699$3,649$4,049
Jun 4$2,799$3,699$4,049
Jun 8 – Jul 2$2,699$3,649$4,049
Jul 6 – Jul 13$2,799$3,749$4,199
Jul 16 – Sep 28$2,699$3,649$4,049
Oct 1 – Oct 13$2,499$3,349$3,699
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $305 – $472
Calgary to Vancouver – 2017 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 18 – Apr 28$2,449$3,299$3,599
May 1 – May 29$2,599$3,549$3,899
May 30 – Jun 2$2,699$3,649$4,049
Jun 5$2,799$3,699$4,049
Jun 9 – Jul 3$2,699$3,649$4,049
Jul 7 – Jul 14$2,799$3,749$4,199
Jul 17 – Sep 29$2,699$3,649$4,049
Oct 2 – Oct 13$2,499$3,349$3,699
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $306 – $474

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

Vancouver to Calgary – 2018 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 15 – 29$2,349$3,149$3,549
Apr 30 – May 28$2,699$3,649$3,999
May 31 – Jun 10$2,799$3,699$4,099
Jun 14 – Jul 1$2,749$3,699$4,099
Jul 5 – 12$2,849$3,849$4,249
Jul 15 – Sep 27$2,749$3,699$4,099
Sep 30$2,699$3,699$4,099
Oct 4 – 11$2,349$3,149$3,499
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $358 – $495
Calgary to Vancouver – 2018 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 16 – 27$2,349$3,149$3,549
Apr 30 – May 29$2,699$3,649$3,999
Jun 1 – 11$2,799$3,699$4,099
Jun 15 – Jul 2$2,749$3,699$4,099
Jul 6 – 16$2,849$3,849$4,249
Jul 20 – Sep 25$2,749$3,699$4,099
Sep 28$2,699$3,699$4,099
Oct 1- 12$2,349$3,149$3,499
Optional Meal Plan: All Breakfasts & Dinners: $352 – $493

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

2017 Schedule

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

2018 Schedule

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

Itinerary

Vancouver to CalgaryCalgary to Vancouver
DayActivitiesOvernightActivitiesOvernight
1Arrive in VancouverVancouverArrive in CalgaryCalgary
2On the Rocky Mountaineer to KamloopsKamloopsPanoramic Helicopter and Banff Tour with Gondola
Transfer to Banff
Banff
3On the Rocky Mountaineer to BanffBanffRocky Mountaineer to KamloopsKamloops
4Banff Tour with Gondola and Panormic Helicopter
Transfer to Calgary
CalgaryRocky Mountaineer to VancouverVancouver
5Vacation ends in CalgaryVacation 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 with deluxe Fairmont hotel rooms
  • View the Differences between RedLeaf Service and GoldLeaf Service

 

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