Great Canadian Adventure

VIA Rail & Coach Tour (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Enjoy a Toronto to Vancouver train and bus tour across Canada from coast to coast in this exceptional package that combines a 4-day VIA Rail train journey with our deluxe motorcoach tour of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the spectacular views and the diverse environments that Canada has to offer, from the East to West Coast.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4-day VIA Train trip
  • 3 nights VIA Rail SLEEPER PLUS Cabin accommodation
  • 3-day fully narrated motorcoach tour
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1-day in Jasper at your leisure
  • 7 breakfasts & 2 lunches & 2 dinners
  • National Parks Pass & Toll Fee
  • Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Rocky Mountain information package
  • Services of a tour director
  • Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies 
Toronto to Vancouver Via Rockies by VIA train

ABOUT THIS TOUR

  • Combined VIA Rail 4-day rail tour from Toronto to Jasper and a 3-day coach tour from Jasper to Vancouver (Rocky Mountain tour from Vancouver)
  • Duration:  8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Hotel Locations: Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise
  • Hotel Accommodation: Choose from standard or deluxe
  • To book this tour a deposit is required; to find out more click on “Terms & Conditions

Please Note: Prices are per person in Canadian dollars

TOUR PRICE

Apr 27 – May 25, 2019

 

STANDARD HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$3,039$3,599$2,999$2,919
DELUXE HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$4,089$5,579$3,919$3,649

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Standard Hotels in each destination

  • Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
  • Banff: Banff Aspen Lodge; Banff Ptarmigan Inn (Superior Room)
  • Lake LouiseMountaineer Lodge

May 28 – Sep 24,  2019

 

STANDARD HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$3,709$4,249$3,669$3,589
DELUXE HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$4,759$6,249$4,579$4,319

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Deluxe Hotels in each destination

  • Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
  • Banff: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room)
  • Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)

– Child RATES available upon request
– Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
– Rates do not include tax or service surcharges
* FURTHER INFORMATION:
** All accommodation in Kamloops and Jasper is of standard category; other accommodation in Kamloops may also be used.

PLEASE USE BLUE TABS TO NAVIGATE

Month Date
Apr28
May5, 8, 12, 15 ,19, 22, 26, 29
June2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
July3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
August4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
September1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25

Day 1 (Toronto through the Canadian Prairies – by VIA Rail) (Depart: 9:00 pm)

Board VIA Rail’s train The Canadian to begin your journey across Canada from Toronto to the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy a true train experience with first class amenities as you spend the night onboard the train in your private Sleeper Plus cabin, while The Canadian begins its journey west.

Day 2 (Canadian Prairies – by VIA Rail)

Your cross-country journey continues as VIA Rail’s The Canadian travels across the Canadian Shield and through the Canadian Prairies. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan from the window in your private Sleeper Plus cabin, or explore the world renowned Canadian and take in the view from the Park or Skyline car’s lounge or dome. Overnight onboard The Canadian in a private Sleeper Plus cabin. [B] [L] [D]

Day 3 (Canadian Prairies – by VIA Rail)

Your journey across the Canadian West continues as you travel through the Canadian Praires and the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. You are sure to create lasting memories onboard The Canadian as you not only take in spectacular views of the Canadian Prairies but also enjoy your experience on a train so legendary that is is featured on the Canadian $10 bill. Overnight onboard The Canadian in a private Sleeper Plus cabin. [B] [L] [D]

Day 4 (Rocky Mountains to Jasper – by VIA Rail) (Arrives: 1:00 pm)*

Your journey across Canada onboard The Canadian comes to an end upon your arrival in the resort town of Jasper, one of three main cities in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. After checking in at your hotel, you will have free time to explore this vibrant town. Overnight in Jasper. [B]

Day 5 (Jasper & Surroundings – Independent)

Discover the colourful town of Jasper at your leisure. Overnight in Jasper.  [B] 

Day 6 (Jasper to Banff – by Coach) (Departs: 8:30 am, Arrives: 7:30 pm)*

Start the morning with a refreshing hike in Maligne Canyon, one of the world’s largest and deepest limestone gorges criss-crossed by 6 narrow bridges. Then head south on the Icefields Parkway to experience the thundering waters of Athabasca Falls, picturesque Peyto Lake, and majestic Castle Mountain. At the Columbia Icefield, ride the “Ice Explorer”** on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk**! Overnight in Banff. [B]

Day 7 (Banff National Park – by Coach) (Departs: 8:00 am, Arrives: 6:00 pm)*

Enjoy scenic views, including the spectacular Lower Falls, as you walk through Johnston Canyon. At Lake Louise, stroll the shores of the glacier-fed lake and enjoy the atmosphere of the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise. Afternoon highlights include Moraine Lake, the Banff Springs Hotel, the Upper Hot Springs**, and views from the top of Sulphur Mountain**. Overnight in Lake Louise. [B]

Day 8 (Lake Louise to Vancouver – by Coach) (Departs: 8:00 am, Arrives: 7:30 pm)*

Today you will head west crossing the Continental Divide and Rogers Pass, the highest pass in the Rockies. Learn about the Spiral Tunnels, a railroad engineering marvel. Relax and enjoy the passing scenery of Glacier National Park on your way back to Vancouver. [B]

 

Tour times may vary
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch

Sleeper Plus Cabin Features:

  • Sleeper Plus Cabin - VIA TRAIN

    Sleeper Plus Cabin

    Assigned to a private and cozy ‘Cabin for 1’ or ‘Cabin for 2’

  • Wide and comfortable armchair inside your private cabin
  • Picture Windows
  • ‘Cabin for 2’ offers a private enclosed toilet
  • ‘Cabin for 1’ offers a private toilet (bed covers toilet at night)
  • Complimentary bed turn-down service

Sleeper Plus Class Features:

  • VIA Train Observation deck

    Observation Deck

    Full-service freshly prepared meals in the dining car

  • Exclusive access to the panoramic views and lounge facilities
    in the Park car
  • Use of Skyline car’s lounges, seated dome viewing, and activity
    areas
  • Priority boarding in Vancouver and Toronto
  • Exclusive and privileged access to the departure Business lounge
    in Vancouver and Toronto

Before your departure, enjoy privileged access to the departure lounges in either Vancouver or Toronto, as well as priority boarding to ensure that your journey has a great start. Once onboard the train, enjoy your private SLEEPER PLUS cabin, with private washroom facilities and a picture window, and take in the incredible landscapes Canada has to offer. If you are feeling hungry, you can visit VIA Rail’s dining car, where full-service, freshly prepared meals are included. If you are looking for a change of pace, you can always explore the train. Make your way to either the Park or Skyline cars, where you can meet and mingle with your fellow travellers in one of the lounges, or enjoy the panoramic views from the glass dome observation areas.

While relaxing in either your private cabin or one of the lounges, you will witness some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and experience the warmth of Canadian hospitality at its finest. Enjoy a truly adventurous journey onboard a VIA Rail train while experiencing the thrill of the Canadian Rockie

While you are on the tour, you have the chance to experience the unique beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Although optional, our mountain tour guides recommend following activities to enhance your Canadian Rockies experience:

– Columbia Ice Explorer Tour
– Glacier Skywalk
– Sulphur Mountain (Banff) Gondola Ride
– Canoeing on Lake Louise
– Upper Hot Springs

For more information on above activities (and their costs), click HERE.

FAQ'S

Our tours are conducted in English only, by a professional tour director with more than 10 years of experience!

We recommend booking your tour as soon as your plans are confirmed, as departure dates are quite popular and can fill up quickly. Essentially, book early to avoid disappointment!

Key West Travel does not offer individual pick-ups as our tour guests would like to depart Vancouver as scheduled. Usually, the tour departs from VIA Station (1150 Station St, Vancouver)

Standard hotels are mountain lodge-style while premium hotels are resort-style. The majority of our guests choose standard accommodation as these hotels are very clean and comfortable, and travellers will get their own private room and washroom. Travellers who book premium accommodation often do so because they want to stay at Chateau Lake Louise. If you want to book premium accommodation, be sure to book early as these hotels sell out quickly – they usually aren’t available within 6 months of departure!

Gratuities are not included in the prices (unless indicated). While it is neither our place nor our wish to tell you how much to tip, gratuities in Canada are often given in recognition of service excellence.

Depends on the day. if you are travelling from Vancouver to Jasper or Banff, it will be a minimum of 10 hours. However, every 2-3 hours, you get out of the bus for mini breaks. During the sightseeing days, you will spend little time on the bus as you will be walking/sightseeing/hiking & etc.

“Excellent tour and saw amazing places and experienced lovely things. It met our needs of visiting the Rockies and was well priced for what it had offered. Well worth the money. Brad was very well spoken and knowledgeable with all the information he provided. He knew his information/history and provided us with all necessary information. Len was very friendly and professional one of the best drivers from a tour company we have experienced.”

 Ronald & Amanda Mallia Swansea,  NSW, Australia

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