1. First Passage to the West
Named for the pass over which it crosses, the train commences its journey in Vancouver where you will travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by Craigellachie, the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Your adventure through the Canadian Rocky Mountains includes an overnight stop in Kamloops before reaching its final destination of Lake Louise of Banff.
This route also operates in the opposite direction. Passengers enjoying this two-day route will see one of many highlights, one being the Cisco Crossings, where the CP and CN rail tracks overlap. The orange truss arch bridge, one of two bridges, is the largest single-span bridge on the CN line at 247 metres (812 feet) long.
Route Highlights: Hell’s Gate – Cisco Crossing – Spiral Tunnels – Avalanche Alley – Jaws of Death Gorge – Black Canyon – Hoodoos – Stoney Creak Bridge – Rogers Pass – Kicking Horse River – Castle Mountain – Mount Rundle
THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING. WILL YOU ANSWER?
Operates: April to October.