Rocky Mountaineer: Coastal Passage Highlights


Embark on a journey of beautiful coastal cities and breathing mountain towns. This journey includes time in Seattle, Vancouver, Banff and Lake Louise as you take in the Coastal Passage.

AAA Vacations Amenity

Book a qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer Circle Journey or Coastal Passage package with AAA and get up to $200 CAD** merchandise credit per person to use on-board the train when traveling on select dates.

Inclusions

  • 3 days on-board Rocky Mountaineer
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Rail stations transfers and luggage handling
  • National Park Pass

Itinerary

Day 1 Seattle Arrival

Arrive in Seattle and spend time exploring Seattle’s waterfront, Chinatown, Pioneer Square, the sights of Pike Place Market, and/or the Space Needle on your own at leisure. Overnight in Seattle.

Day 2 Seattle to Vancouver

Take in the sights of Seattle you didn’t see yesterday before checking out from your hotel. A motorcoach will transfer you (and your luggage) to King Street Station to check in for the first leg of your Rocky Mountaineer journey to Vancouver. After boarding, toast the rail voyage ahead and enjoy dinner onboard as you travel past the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington as you wave goodbye to Seattle. Highlights include the fishing fleet (and Boeing jets) of Everett, the fields at the foot of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Vernon, sunset views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond, and, after crossing the Canadian border, the community of White Rock as the train hugs the Pacific Coast and travels into Vancouver. On arrival in Vancouver, a motorcoach will transfer you from Pacific Central Station to your nearby downtown hotel. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3 Vancouver Sightseeing

Today, 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 Indigenous 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 the rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 4 Vancouver to Kamloops

Travel onboard 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. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 5 Kamloops to Lake Louise

Your journey continues Eastward 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. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 6 Lake Louise to 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.

Day 7 Banff to Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour

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, 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 in Calgary.

Day 8 Calgary Departure

Your journey ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

 

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*Price for Coastal Passage Highlights package per person in U.S. Dollars (USD), GoldLeaf Service, for select start dates between May 15, 2020 and May 22, 2020 from Seattle, subject to availability. Accommodation is based on double occupancy. Pricing does not include Canadian tax (GST) or flights. Pricing is expressed in USD as a guideline only and may vary at the time of booking based on changes in exchange rate with the CAD. Additional conditions apply. **AAA Vacations® Complimentary Inclusions: The AAA Double Member Benefit Merchandise Credit is valid for new qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer Circle Journey and Coastal Passage package bookings. 8 days or more in GoldLeaf Service receive $200 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($400 CAD credit per couple). 8 days or more in SilverLeaf Service receive $100 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($200 CAD credit per couple). 4-7 days in GoldLeaf Service receive $100 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($200 CAD credit per couple). 4-7 days in SilverLeaf Service receive $70 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($140 CAD credit per couple). Redemption of merchandise credit is only available onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. 2020 Coastal Passage bookings also receive a complimentary half-day Seattle Sightseeing tour. Additional conditions apply.