First Passage to the West Discovery Self-Drive – 2021

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 starts on Sunday and Thursdays (and select Mondays) from Vancouver or Calgary between April 25 to October 3, 2021.

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 Calgary – 2021 Prices
Start Dates SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 25 $2,555 $3,506 $3,874
Apr 29 $2,658 $3,575 $3,851
May 2 – 17 $3,062 $4,041 $4,467
May 20 – 27 $3,329 $4,277 $4,639
May 30 – Jul 4 $3,329 $4,493 $4,785
Jul 8 – 15 $3,525 $4,667 $4,928
Jul 18 – 29 $3,356 $4,582 $4,812
Aug 1 – 30 $3,406 $4,617 $4,892
Sep 2 – 26 $3,345 $4,573 $4,865
Sep 30 $2,984 $4,021 $4,345
Oct 3 $3,012 $4,037 $4,280

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

2021 Schedule

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

Itinerary

Vancouver to Calgary Calgary to Vancouver
Day Activities Overnight Activities Overnight
1 Arrive in Vancouver Vancouver Arrive in Calgary
Pick up rental car
Calgary
2 On the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops Kamloops Calgary to Lake Louise Lake Louise
3 On the Rocky Mountaineer to Banff Banff Lake Louise to Banff
Return rental car
Banff
4 Pick-up rental car Banff to Lake Louise Lake Louise On the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops Kamloops
5 Lake Louise to Calgary Calgary On the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver Vancouver
6 Return 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