First Passage Discovery Self-Drive – 2020

DBEE/DBEW 5 Nights / 6 Days

Overview

This flexible, scenic rail and drive package includes unlimited mileage with a full size rental car, two days on the Rocky Mountaineer and five hotel nights.

It’s ideal for exploring at your own pace within the structure of a package that looks after all the details.

Consider extending your stay in the Rockies and include a drive along the Columbia Icefield Parkway, considered one of the three most scenic highways in the world.

If you want to make the most of your trip, consider trading your night in Calgary for an additional night in Banff or Lake Louise. There may be an additional charge connected with this change.

The First Passage to the West Discovery Self-Drive starts on Sunday and Thursdays (and select Mondays) from Vancouver or Calgary between April 12 to October 8, 2020.

Call 604-990-9299 or 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.
  • Call 604-990-9299 or 800-913-9207 or Email for more information and reservations.
Vancouver to Calgary – 2020 Prices
Start Dates SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 12 – 26 $2,804 $3,594 $3,890
Apr 30 – May 18 $3,227 $4,108 $4,456
May 21 $3,349 $4,108 $4,456
May 24 – 28 $3,349 $4,108 $4,456
May 31 $3,382 $4,379 $4,690
Jun 1 – 28 $3,461 $4,448 $4,741
Jun 29 – Jul 6 $3,686 $4,606 $4,892
Jul 9 – 27 $3,488 $4,484 $4,768
Jul 30 – Sep 27 $3,538 $4,564 $4,484
Oct 1 – 8 $3,016 $3,637 $4,016
Calgary to Vancouver – 2020 Prices
Start Dates SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 12 – 26 $2,759 $3,611 $3,907
Apr 30 – May 18 $3,244 $4,094 $4,473
May 21 – 28 $3,366 $4,125 $4,473
May 31 – Jun 29 $3,399 $4,474 $4,758
Jul 2 $3,426 $4,501 $4,785
Jul 5 – 12 $3,703 $4,623 $4,909
Jul 13 – Sep 24 $3,555 $4,581 $4,865
Sep 27 $3,273 $4,221 $4,532
Oct 1 – 8 $2,971 $3,654 $4,033

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

2020 Schedule

Starts in Vancouver
April 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
June 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29
July 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
August 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31
September 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27
October 1, 4, 8
Starts in Calgary
April 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
June 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29
July 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
August 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31
September 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27
October 1, 4, 8

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
Pick-up rental car
Banff Lake Louise to Banff
Return rental car
Banff
4 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