First Passage to the West Kananaskis Self Drive

First Passage to the West Kananaskis Self Drive

7 Days/6 Nights Calgary to Vancouver

Price fromCAD$3,086

There's something different about this place. It's so serene, yet so alive! Sprawling across a spectacular mountain landscape, and just a 45-minute drive from Banff, Kananaskis encompasses several protected parks, unspoiled streams, and untouched forest. You can hike, mountain bike, ride horses, play golf, go whitewater rafting, and fish from the shores of the Kananaskis Lakes. Or simply breathe in the clean mountain air. Whether you're seeking complete solitude under a sky full of stars, or bursts of excitement, you'll find it in Kananaskis.

Your home away from home will be the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection. This newly renovated, world-class resort sits snuggled in rugged terrain, and is framed by majestic mountain views. The Lodge boasts several restaurants, from an upscale pub to fine dining. On site, the Kananaskis Nordic Spa rejuvenates your body and your spirit, much like exploring the outdoors does.

Please note: This itinerary can be done in reverse commencing from Vancouver. Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for departure dates.

First Passage to the West Kananaskis Self Drive map

Day 1: Arrive in Calgary. Pick up rental car Arrive in Calgary and collect your rental car. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Calgary. Enjoy your complimentary admission to the Calgary Tower.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown - Guest Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Palliser Hotel - Junior Suite

Day 2: Calgary to Lake Louise This afternoon begin your journey from Calgary through beautiful Kananaskis Country and the ranching regions of Alberta before arriving in Lake Louise. Enjoy a morning lakeshore stroll around Lake Louise, or for the more adventurous, a hike up to Lady Agnes Tea House (1-2 hours one way).

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 3: Lake Louise to Kananaskis Once departing Lake Louise take a leisurely drive along the Bow Valley Parkway for views of Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon where you can take an easy 20 minute stroll to the lower falls or a moderate 45 minute trek to the spectacular upper waterfalls. On route to Kananaskis, you will drive by Banff where you can stop to explore this historic town. While in Banff you can visit Canada's very first Hot Springs, take a ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain to enjoy the stunning views or take a leisurely stroll along Banff Avenue. Visit the must see World Famous "Castle in the Rockies" Banff Springs hotel. Enjoy the magnificent areas of this iconic property rich in history while enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Other local attractions include Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and Hoodoo's.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

Day 4: Kananaskis Today is yours to enjoy one of Alberta's biggest recreational playgrounds. There are plenty of paved pathways for easy hiking, or rugged trails for the more adventurous. Cycle through the evergreen valleys past glacial streams on many kilometers of paved trails. For the avid Fisherman, hike into the high Alpine Lake or just cast off the shores of the Kananaskis Lakes. Play the 36-hole golf course, or take a trail ride by horse through the Kananaskis Valley ending with the thrill of white water rafting on the Kananaskis River. However you decide to spend your day, this unspoiled area of pristine wilderness has everything to offer to reconnect you with nature and the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

Day: 5 Kananaskis > Banff > Kamloops (Train) (B, L) After returning your rental car at the Rocky Mountaineer station in Banff, travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the BC Interior. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lake shores and across the ranch lands of the Interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.

Depart Banff: 7:40 am Arrive Kamloops: 6:15 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 6: Kamloops > Vancouver (Train) (B, L) Your journey continues towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. You will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver.

Depart Kamloops: 7:35 am Arrive Vancouver: 5:30 pm

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel, Downtown Vancouver GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Pan Pacific Vancouver - Deluxe Harbour room

Day 7: Vancouver Departure Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

SilverLeaf Service • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through over sized windows • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • A selection of delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options, as well as tasty snack options, served by a culinary team member at your seat • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • A dedicated culinary team member and two on board Hosts in each SilverLeaf Service coach • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Service • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom-designed bi-level dome coach • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an A la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • A full culinary team and three or four on board Hosts in each GoldLeaf Service coach • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

Please note: • All accommodation in Kamloops, while charming, is of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded. • Please be sure to carry any medication with you as you will not have access to your checked luggage on board the train

• 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches • 6 nights hotel accommodation • 4 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charges and unlimited kilometers • Vancouver Lookout • Calgary Tower • Rail station transfers in Vancouver and Kamloops • Luggage handling

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019

Calgary to Vancouver

SilverLeaf Service + Hotel

13 Apr - 24 Apr

27 Apr

1 May - 15 May

18 May - 29 May

1 Jun - 12 Jun

15 Jun - 30 Jun

3 Jul - 10 Jul

13 Jul - 31 Jul

3 Aug - 11 Sep

14 Sep - 25 Sep

28 Sep - 9 Oct

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel

13 Apr - 24 Apr

27 Apr

1 May - 15 May

18 May - 29 May

1 Jun - 12 Jun

15 Jun - 30 Jun

3 Jul - 10 Jul

13 Jul - 31 Jul

3 Aug - 11 Sep

14 Sep - 25 Sep

28 Sep - 9 Oct

Meal Plan

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade

13 Apr - 24 Apr

27 Apr

1 May - 15 May

18 May - 29 May

1 Jun - 12 Jun

15 Jun - 30 Jun

3 Jul - 10 Jul

13 Jul - 31 Jul

3 Aug - 11 Sep

14 Sep - 25 Sep

28 Sep - 9 Oct

Meal Plan

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$3,086

$3,437

$3,488

$3,488

$3,748

$3,910

$4,013

$4,009

$3,910

$3,645

$3,286

$790

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$4,107

$4,556

$4,561

$4,607

$4,868

$4,980

$5,139

$4,980

$5,032

$4,817

$4,309

$936

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$4,266

$4,766

$4,822

$4,822

$5,078

$5,244

$5,350

$5,242

$5,294

$5,032

$4,523

$923

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-

-

$4,497

$4,901

$4,958

$5,005

$5,521

$5,795

$6,002

$5,997

$5,795

$5,319

$4,850

$790

-

$5,888

$6,392

$6,443

$6,546

$7,062

$7,334

$7,599

$7,334

$7,334

$6,862

$6,295

$936

-

$6,255

$6,856

$6,914

$7,017

$7,533

$7,762

$8,072

$7,762

$7,806

$7,334

$6,766

$923

Departs

2019 Departures Wednesdays & Saturdays (+ Sundays, 05 May-26 May, 07 Jul-22 Sep)
Apr 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
May 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29
Jun 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 30
Jul 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31
Aug 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
Sep 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28
Oct 2, 5, 9

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD), and include the CAD GST • Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for triple or child prices • Please contact World Journeys for the updated CAD exchange rate • Meal plan includes all breakfast and dinners • Please note all accommodation in Kamloops is of a moderate standard • This itinerary can be done in reverse commencing from Vancouver. Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for departure dates.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation from Calgary airport in case of downtown rental car pick up • Transportation to Vancouver airport • Meals, other than on board the Rocky Mountaineer • Activities, other than specified • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Optional services for rental car • Additional car rental taxes and fees • Hotel parking fees • Fuel surcharges • National Park Pass • Hotel early check in/late check out

Receive $500 CAD per couple in added value

Book by March 1, 2019 and receive $500 CAD in added value to spend on extra hotel nights, sightseeing and more.

Offer applies only to new 2019 bookings made by March 1, 2019 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2019 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Further terms and conditions apply, please contact World Journeys for more information.