Known as the “Heart of the New West”, the frontier spirit of Calgary is alive and well amidst the thriving energy sector that has entrenched this city as a corporate powerhouse. Your luxury rail tour will depart the Canadian Pacific Railway Pavilion in the late afternoon bound for the famous mountain town of Banff, Alberta. Meet your traveling companions during a cocktail reception and enjoy a splendid dinner as the Royal Canadian Pacific transports you across the open prairie into the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.
A short transfer from Banff, travel to Canmore, Alberta for your first round. Recognized as one of Canada’s premiere golfing destinations, Stewart Creek Golf Club is a Gary Browning masterpiece. Beautifully sculpted holes and immaculate fairways designed around natural landscape features – pine forests, rivers, lakes and rocky outcrops - offer spectacular vistas of the Bow Valley. Offering 18 championship holes, 72 strokes and 7,195 yards, Stewart Creek is sure to please. Return to the train and travel west through the Rockies to Golden, B.C. From your unique vantage point aboard the Royal Canadian Pacific, enjoy the views from an open air vestibule as the train descends through Kicking Horse Pass.
Continuing your journey, travel south through the Columbia valley to Eagle Ranch Resort. Set between the Purcell and Rocky mountain ranges, Eagle Ranch is a challenging course of elevated bluffs and canyons crafted by renowned golf course architect, William G. Robinson. Overlooking Lake Windermere and the Columbia Valley wetlands, with fabulous mountain views throughout, this 6,646 yard course is definitely one to savour.
Getting an early start, enjoy a short transfer up into the spectacular Panorama valley. An unforgettable course, Carrick’s Greywolf is a perennial favorite for Royal Canadian Pacific guests. This is world-class golfing against a dramatic mountain backdrop. Described as “A course you absolutely must play before you die” by Canada’s leading newspaper, the Globe and Mail, Greywolf is a naturally sculpted panoramic masterpiece guaranteed to take your breath away. Returning to the train you will be glad to sit back and enjoy the hospitality and service of the Royal Canadian Pacific attendants as you return through the Rocky Mountains to Lake Louise for your overnight stay.
Travel to Banff for a day at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This magnificent golf club boasts 27 holes of championship golf. “Devil’s Cauldron”, the 4th hole on the classic Thompson course, is widely recognized as one of the top holes on any course, world wide. Between the magnificent scenery, unique wildlife encounters and the landscaped optical illusions this course is intended to challenge, thrill and delight. Returning to the train, enjoy one last dinner as the Royal Canadian Pacific transports you back to Calgary for your final overnight stay.
After breakfast and checkout, return to the Calgary International Airport, marking the end of your journey with Royal Canadian Pacific.