west Coast Explorer

Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (5 Days / 4 Nights)

An excellent option for those who wish to start in Vancouver and finish their tour in Calgary. You begin with a picturesque rail tour from Vancouver to Jasper and continue to Lake Louise by bus. You also have the option of spending more time in Banff or Lake Louise before leaving for Calgary.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • 2-day deluxe coach tour
  • Rail transfers in Kamloops and Jasper
  • Motorcoach transfer to downtown Calgary or airport
  • 5 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • National Parks Pass & Toll Fee
  • Rail station transfers in Kamloops
  • Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Rocky Mountain information package
  • Services of a tour director
  • Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies  
West Coast Explorer Map

ABOUT THIS TOUR

  • One-way  Rocky Mountaineer rail & deluxe motor coach tour from Vancouver to Calgary. 
  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Service Level: GoldLeafSilverLeaf
  • Hotel Locations: Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise
  • Hotel Accommodation: Choice between standard or deluxe
  • Clientele: All ages, but mostly between 30 to 65 years
  • 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 30 – Sep 27, 2019STANDARD HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$3,219$3,809$3,149$3,068
DELUXE HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$4,329$5,949$4,109$3,869

Standard Hotels in each destination

  • Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
  • Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
  • Banff: Banff Aspen Lodge
  • Lake LouiseMountaineer Lodge
Apr 30 – Sep 27, 2019
STANDARD HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$3,899$4,489$3,829$3,748
DELUXE HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$5,009$6,629$4,789$4,549

Deluxe Hotels in each destination

  • Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
  • 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
** All accomodation in Kamloops and Jasper is of standard category.

PLEASE USE BLUE TABS TO NAVIGATE

Month Date
Apr30
May7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
June4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
September3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

Day 1 (Vancouver to Kamloops – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 7:30 am, Arrives: 5:35 pm)*

Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the interior’s largest city, Kamloops. On today’s journey, you will see dramatic changes in scenery from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coastal Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into your overnight destination, Kamloops. [B] [L]

Day 2 (Kamloops to Jasper – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 8:10 am, Arrives: 6:10 pm)*

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, as well as the climb over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends upon arrival in the town of Jasper this evening. Overnight in Jasper. [B] [L]

Day 3 (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 4 (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 5 (Lake Louise to Calgary – by Coach)

(Flexible Departure)*

Motorcoach transfer from Lake Louise to Calgary. Enjoy free time in the heart of downtown Calgary. [B]

Tour Variations for Day 5:
1. Extend your stay in Lake Louise. Additional accommodation in Lake Louise can be arranged at additional cost. Flexible departure to Calgary.

2. Return to Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer or fly to your next destination from Calgary.  Please inquire at the time of booking for options and prices.

Times may vary, subject to rail traffic
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch

GoldLeaf Rail Service

GoldLeaf Rail Car

Relax and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from a custom-designed, two level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach. For more information about the GoldLeaf Service click HERE.

Silverleaf Rail Car

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery through the windows of a custom-designed, single-level dome coach. For more information about the SilverLeaf Service click HERE.

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 and by professional Rocky Mountaineer attendants.

We recommend booking your tour as soon as your plans are confirmed, since 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. Guests may take a short taxi ride to the Rocky Mountaineer train station.

Standard hotels are mountain lodge-style while deluxe 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 deluxe accommodation often do so because they want to stay at Chateau Lake Louise. If you want to book deluxe accommodation, be sure to book early as these hotels sell out quickly – availability is limited 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.

This 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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