1 Night Itinerary

Rocky Mountaineer: First Passage to the West

Canada's great rail journey

Enjoy the spectacular First Passage to the West rail journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies as you retrace the steps of the 19th century explorers. The below itinerary relates to the Eastbound route which starts in Vancouver, however you can also do the same journey in a Westbound direction starting in either Calgary or Banff, which is the same itinerary in reverse.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Luxurious train from Vancouver to Banff or Calgary
  • Scenery along the Canadian Rockies

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

2 days
Destination Breakdown
  • Kamloops
Group basis
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer day light service
  • Breakfast and lunch on board the train each day
  • Overnight accommodation in Kamloops
  • Transfers to and from the hotel in Kamloops
Not included
  • Flights
  • Transport to/from airports
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Gratuities

Itinerary Breakdown

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. Highlights of the trip include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. (B & L on board train).

Enjoy this spectacular rail journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies as you retrace the steps of the 19th century explorers. You can choose to either end your journey in Banff in the heart of the mountains or continue onto Calgary - we offer both options. (B & L on board train).

Points of Interest

  • Banff

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train from Banff or Lake Louise and begin your journey
    • Relax in your seat as the majestic mountain scenery passes you by
    • Listen to the fascinating commentary and learn about this amazing region
    • View the Continental Divide, Spiral Tunnels and Kicking Horse Canyon
    • Enjoy delicious gourmet meals with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Board the train after your night stop for day two of your amazing journey
    • See incredible wildlife in their natural habitat as you pass through British Columbia
    • View the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River
    • Pass through the incredible Coast and Cascade Mountains
    • End your rail journey in arrival at cosmopolitan Vancouver

Board the Rocky Mountaineer today and begin your once in a lifetime journey. Sit back and relax with a drink in your hand as you listen to the interesting commentary as you travel through the glacial peaks of the Canadian Rockies and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Your delicious gourmet breakfast, lunch, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are all included, leaving you to relax with no worries. Stop overnight in the mountain town of Kamloops.


  • Continental Divide
  • Spiral Tunnels
  • Kicking Horse Canyon

After your comfortable nights rest, board the Rocky Mountaineer for your second day of breath taking scenery and award-winning service. Retrace the steps of the 19th century explorers, as you pass through the fascinating canyons and prairies of British Columbia's Interior, before you view the dramatic scenery change to lush forests and towering coastal mountains. Highlights today will include steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River, the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon, the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Your journey will end upon your arrival into the cosmopolitan coastal city of Vancouver, why not extend your stay and enjoy a few nights in this incredible city.


  • Hell’s Gate
  • Cascade Mountains
  • Thompson River