First Passage to the West


Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels, traverse the Continental Divide, and be inspired as you wind through mountain passes and dramatic canyons. Experience the only passenger rail service on this historic rail route, celebrated for connecting Canada from East to West.

  • 2 days onboard the First Passage to the West 
  • 1 night in Kamloops
  • 02 breakfasts on board 
  • 02 lunches on board 

*You can upgrade your package and add more nights and experiences in the Canadian Rockies 


Welcome aboard! 

Your journey begins at the Rocky Mountaineer station situated in the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver, famous for its backdrop of snow – capped mountains & glistening ocean waters.Start the day with a toast to the beginning of your journey being served a delicious breakfast. 

From fertile greenery, the landscape transforms to the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains. You’ll see the mighty Fraser River and the raging whitewater of Hell’s Gate. 

Sit down to a threee course lunch on board. 

After a full day on the train disembark and arrive in the charming town of Kamloops – the perfect place to unwind and take a stroll along the riverside. 

From Kamloops you’ll continue to wind your way eastward through the Shuswap region, with stunning lake views all the way. You will be treated to breakfast and coffee on board. 

As the train ascends, so will your sense of wonder. Before you know it, you’ll be surrounded by mountains that stretch up to the sky, enjoying the view with a glass of wine in hand. Enjoy a gourmet lunch inspired by the diverse flavours and local ingredients of Western Canada as you look forward to your Banff arrival. 

Hear about the incredible history of the railway and the landmarks along the way. One of the many landmarks between Banff and Lake Louise, Castle Mountain is named for its imposing appearance, which early explorers compared to that of a medieval castle. 

Arrive in Banff as you discover a delightful combination of rugged mountains, lush parks with postcard scenery and wildlife which has to be see to believe. 

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