First Passage to the West Discovery Self-Drive – 2019/2020

DBEE/DBEW – 5 Nights / 6 Days

Overview

This wonderful 5 night Rocky Mountaineer Vacation gives you a chance to see the Canadian Rockies and stay in the most beautiful Canadian Rockies destinations, with all the convenience and freedom of your own full size car.

It’s the perfect trip if you want to experience the Canadian Rockies by train and still have the freedom to explore at your own pace.

Your rental car comes with unlimited mileage.

You’ll spend two days on the Rocky Mountaineer between Vancouver and Banff. From Banff, you’ll pick up your full size car for 3 days of adventures and exploration in the Rockies. You’ll see the world renowned Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park and you’ll have time to visit the Columbia Icefields on one of the most scenic drives in the world.

The First Passage to the West Discovery Self-Drive is available on select dates between April 14 to October 10, 2019.

The First Passage to the West Discovery Self-Drive starts on Sunday and Thursdays (and select Mondays) from Vancouver or Calgary between April 12 to October 8, 2020.

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

Features

  • 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
  • Luggage handling

Add Ons

  • SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service on the train
  • Extra nights in the Rockies or Vancouver
  • Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Miette Hotsprings or Edith Cavell Tour
  • Pre or Post Trips to Victoria and/or Whistler

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 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email for more information and reservations.
Vancouver to/from Calgary – 2019 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 14 – 25$2,649$3,849$4,049
Apr 28$2,999$4,299$4,549
May 2 – 27$3,149$4,299$4,549
May 30 – Jun 9$3,249$4,549$4,849
Jun 13 – 30$3,249$4,599$4,899
Jul 1 – 11$3,399$4,749$4,999
Jun 14 – Sep 26$3,299$4,649$4,949
Sep 29 – Oct 10$3,149$4,399$4,649

Rates are per person, before taxes and based on Double Occupancy

Vancouver to Calgary – 2020 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 12 – 26$2,804$3,594$3,890
Apr 30 – May 18$3,227$4,108$4,456
May 21$3,349$4,108$4,456
May 24 – 28$3,349$4,108$4,456
May 31$3,382$4,379$4,690
Jun 1 – 28$3,461$4,448$4,741
Jun 29 – Jul 6$3,686$4,606$4,892
Jul 9 – 27$3,488$4,484$4,768
Jul 30 – Sep 27$3,538$4,564$4,484
Oct 1 – 8$3,016$3,637$4,016
Calgary to Vancouver – 2020 Prices
Start DatesSILVERLEAFGOLDLEAFGOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 12 – 26$2,759$3,611$3,907
Apr 30 – May 18$3,244$4,094$4,473
May 21 – 28$3,366$4,125$4,473
May 31 – Jun 29$3,399$4,474$4,758
Jul 2$3,426$4,501$4,785
Jul 5 – 12$3,703$4,623$4,909
Jul 13 – Sep 24$3,555$4,581$4,865
Sep 27$3,273$4,221$4,532
Oct 1 – 8$2,971$3,654$4,033

Rates are per person, before taxes and based on Double Occupancy

2019 Schedule

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

2020 Schedule

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

Itinerary

Vancouver to CalgaryCalgary to Vancouver
DayActivitiesOvernightActivitiesOvernight
1Arrive in VancouverVancouverArrive in Calgary
Pick up rental car
Calgary
2On the Rocky Mountaineer to KamloopsKamloopsCalgary to Lake LouiseLake Louise
3On the Rocky Mountaineer to Banff
Pick-up rental car
BanffLake Louise to Banff
Return rental car
Banff
4Banff to Lake LouiseLake LouiseOn the Rocky Mountaineer to KamloopsKamloops
5Lake Louise to CalgaryCalgaryOn the Rocky Mountaineer to VancouverVancouver
6Return rental car in Calgary
Vacation ends
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 non-alcoholic beverages are included.
  • View the Differences between SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service

Route Map

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