First Passage to the West Highlights

Go West! To many, Banff and Lake Louise represent the holy grail of Canadian Tourism. Embark on a journey of luxury and romance to Canada’s most talked-about destinations.

Price Includes

2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
6 nights hotel accommodation
Choice of one of the following:
- North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
- Guided cycling tour of Vancouver
- Culinary walking tour of Vancouver’s Granville Island
- Zodiac tour on Howe Sound
Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
Panoramic Helicopter Tour
Vancouver Lookout and Calgary Tower Admission
Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise
National Park Pass

Travel Dates
2 May – 23 May 2019 (On selected Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays)

Other dates available 13 April – 9 October 2019, surcharges may apply

SilverLeaf Service:
From $4,245* per person, twin share
GoldLeaf Service: From $5,195* per person, twin share

(Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service from $950* per person twin share)

Bonus

Receive up to $550* per couple in added value credit~

Helloworld Exclusive Offer
Onboard credit of 75* CAD per person

Room/Cabin information
Offer Ends

01 Mar 19,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

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Product itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
Overnight: Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver Sightseeing
Today, select your choice of one of four activity options: 
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation.
Enjoy a five-hour guided cycling tour of Vancouver’s highlights, and experience the best of Vancouver food, history, ecology and culture while being active. The 23km ride takes in the seawall and rainforest of Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island (including the Aquabus ferry), False Creek, Chinatown, Gastown, and Coal Harbour. Includes helmet and bicycle rental. Please note: Guests’ heights needed to arrange appropriately-sized bicycles, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 648 Hornby St. for the tour.
British Columbia’s mild climate and unique geographic location, tucked between mountains and sea, provide the province with an abundance of amazing culinary bounty which guests will explore on this in-depth “Made in BC” Vancouver food tour on Granville Island. In the company of an experienced local chef or food writer(maximum six guests/docent), this 2.5 hour walk will get under the skin (or peel) of  this fascinating and delicious world as intellectually curious guests tour the market, meet some of the local producers and taste their delicious wares. Please note: Include any dietary restrictions or allergies, and the docent will adapt accordingly, as there are several tastings of fish or seafood, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 126 Davie St. for the tour.
Experience the Howe Sound coast line from a 30 ft. rigid hull inflatable boat on a “Sea Safari”. With the refreshing sea mist in their faces, guests will take in the towering cliffs of Anvil Island, the seals at play at Pam Rocks, the caves of Bowen Island, and many more picturesque sights only seen from the water. Spend an unforgettable 2 hours cruising along the water’s surface, surrounded by BC’s unique Coastal Mountains, taking pictures with seals bathing in the sun, or cruising through the waves on our natural roller coaster. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver.
Overnight: Vancouver

Day 3: Vancouver - Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.  (B, L)
Overnight: Kamloops. 

Day 4: Kamloops – Lake Louise
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise. (B, L)
Overnight: Lake Louise. 

Day 5: Lake Louise - Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.
Overnight in Banff.
Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Day 6: Banff - Calgary
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight: Calgary

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

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

Itinerary

Day 1: Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
Overnight: Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver Sightseeing
Today, select your choice of one of four activity options: 
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation.
Enjoy a five-hour guided cycling tour of Vancouver’s highlights, and experience the best of Vancouver food, history, ecology and culture while being active. The 23km ride takes in the seawall and rainforest of Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island (including the Aquabus ferry), False Creek, Chinatown, Gastown, and Coal Harbour. Includes helmet and bicycle rental. Please note: Guests’ heights needed to arrange appropriately-sized bicycles, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 648 Hornby St. for the tour.
British Columbia’s mild climate and unique geographic location, tucked between mountains and sea, provide the province with an abundance of amazing culinary bounty which guests will explore on this in-depth “Made in BC” Vancouver food tour on Granville Island. In the company of an experienced local chef or food writer(maximum six guests/docent), this 2.5 hour walk will get under the skin (or peel) of  this fascinating and delicious world as intellectually curious guests tour the market, meet some of the local producers and taste their delicious wares. Please note: Include any dietary restrictions or allergies, and the docent will adapt accordingly, as there are several tastings of fish or seafood, and guests will need to make their own way to/from 126 Davie St. for the tour.
Experience the Howe Sound coast line from a 30 ft. rigid hull inflatable boat on a “Sea Safari”. With the refreshing sea mist in their faces, guests will take in the towering cliffs of Anvil Island, the seals at play at Pam Rocks, the caves of Bowen Island, and many more picturesque sights only seen from the water. Spend an unforgettable 2 hours cruising along the water’s surface, surrounded by BC’s unique Coastal Mountains, taking pictures with seals bathing in the sun, or cruising through the waves on our natural roller coaster. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off transportation.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver.
Overnight: Vancouver

Day 3: Vancouver - Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.  (B, L)
Overnight: Kamloops. 

Day 4: Kamloops – Lake Louise
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise. (B, L)
Overnight: Lake Louise. 

Day 5: Lake Louise - Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.
Overnight in Banff.
Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Day 6: Banff - Calgary
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight: Calgary

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

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

 

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 21 Jan 2019  but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.  Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance must be made at least 61 days prior to departure. ~Maximum offer value of 275 AUD per adult (550 AUD per couple) for qualifying packages of five days or more. Credit must be requested at the time of booking. Credits can only be used towards buying additional services – cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation of the core package. Credit cannot be deferred to a later trip. Additional conditions apply. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Qantas Holidays, Rock Mountaineer and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.