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Rocky Mountaineer 2 Day Vancouver to Banff/Lake Louise

1 night

First Passage to the West

This spectacular Rocky Mountaineer itinerary takes you on an amazing train journey through the beautiful landscape of Western Canada taking in Banff, Lake Louise Kamloops and Vancouver, stopping overnight in Kamloops. This runs in both directions every few days from the end of April until the beginning of October.

As an alternative you can choose Journey Through the Clouds which travels between Vancouver and Jasper, or the Rainforest to Gold Rush which travels between Whistler and Jasper.

Make sure you look at the package options available for all Rocky Mountaineer journeys.

 

The Breakdown

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Day 1

Vancouver to Kamloops

Rocky Mountaineer highlights between Vancouver and Kamloops: Fras...

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Day 2

Kamloops to Banff

Rocky Mountaineer Highlights between Kamloops and Banff: Spiral T...

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Day 1

Vancouver to Kamloops

Rocky Mountaineer highlights between Vancouver and Kamloops:

Fraser Canyon - Marvel at the Fraser Canyon as you exit the Coast Mountains. This deep canyon is a natural wonder that extends all the way to the town of Hope, with steep sides soaring up to 600 metres (1980 feet) above the water.

Hell’s Gate - The thundering waters of the renowned tourist attraction, Hell’s Gate, are a fascinating sight.  Located at the most narrow and intimidating point in the Fraser River, as much as 909,218,000 litres (200 million gallons) of water surge through the 33.53 metre (110 foot) gorge each minute.

1 night in Kamloops.

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Day 2

Kamloops to Banff

Rocky Mountaineer Highlights between Kamloops and Banff:

Spiral Tunnels – A unique architectural wonder built over 20 months starting in 1907, the Upper and Lower Spiral Tunnels were constructed through Mount Ogden and Cathedral Mountain, to improve safety by reducing the grade. It is fascinating to watch lengthy freight trains as they snake their way through these tunnels.

The Last Spike – A symbol of determination.  You will pass the stone cairn of Craigellachie where the last railroad spike was driven linking Canada’s railway from coast to coast. The landmark is named after a large rock in Banffshire County, Scotland where Donald Smith, who drove in the last spike, had grown up.

Stoney Creek Bridge – One of the most important bridges of its time, the beautiful Stoney Creek Bridge spans 147.6 metres (484 feet) and towers 99 metres (325 feet) above the creek bed.

Rogers Pass – Tunnels, such as the remarkable Mount MacDonald Tunnel, snow sheds and glistening glaciers characterize this pass through the Selkirk Mountains. The pass is named after the man who discovered it, Major A.B. Rogers, a surveyor and locating engineer working for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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Please note the Rocky Mountaineer runs from late April till early October.

 

“The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World”
The Rocky Mountaineer train, designed especially with you in mind, travels through the day and stops for the night and ensuring you don't miss any of the phenomenal scenery and yet have a comfortable bed for the night.

The Rocky Mountaineer on this route has 2 levels of service; both of them amazing but offering different experiences:

 

GOLD LEAF

Gold Leaf Rocky Mountaineer

Two days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer with assigned seating in a bi-level dome coach
•Hot breakfasts and lunches served in the GoldLeaf Dining Room
•Complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the journey
•A toast to start the rail journey
•One night moderate accommodation in Kamloops or Quesnel
•Service and interpretive commentary by our knowledgeable and friendly Onboard Attendants
•Motorcoach transfers between the train station and accommodation in Kamloops or Quesnel
•Luggage delivered to hotel room in Kamloops or Quesnel
•Rocky Mountaineer Information Package
•Commemorative Rocky Mountaineer pin

 

SILVER LEAF

Silver Leaf Rocky Mountaineer

Two days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer with assigned seating in a single-level dome coach
•Breakfast and lunch meals served onboard each day at your seat, including hot entrée options
•Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the journey
•A toast to start the rail journey
•One night moderate accommodation in Kamloops
•Service and interpretive commentary by our knowledgeable and friendly Onboard Attendants
•Motorcoach transfers between the train station and accommodation in Kamloops
•Luggage delivered to hotel room in Kamloops
•Rocky Mountaineer Information Package
•Commemorative Rocky Mountaineer pin

 

 

 

 

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