The award-winning Rocky Mountaineer’s First Passage to the West journey departs Vancouver for Banff several times a week between April and October. From $2000 a person for SilverLeaf Service, $2757 for GoldLeaf and $3135 for GoldLeaf Deluxe. Packages include three nights’ accommodation and two days on board. Book by August 25 this year for a credit of $1000 a couple on selected 2018 packages of eight days or more. More: 1800 821 531; rockymountaineer.com.