Canadian Rockies Explorer

VIA Rail, Rocky Mountaineer & Coach Tour (9 Days / 8 Nights)

Enjoy a journey across Canada with this spectacular package that combines a 4-day VIA Rail train journey from Toronto to Jasper, our deluxe motorcoach tour of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and a 2-day rail journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer! 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
  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
  • 2-day fully narrated motorcoach tour
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1-day in Banff at your leisure
  • 8 breakfasts & 4 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 
Canadian Rockies Explorer

ABOUT THIS TOUR

  • Combined VIA Rail 4-day rail tour from Toronto to Jasper and a 2-day coach tour from Jasper to Lake Louise and a 2-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey from Banff to Vancouver
  • Duration:  9 Days / 8 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 28 – May 26, 2019

STANDARD HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$5,579$6,589$5,459$5,309
DELUXE HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$6,929$9,219$6,639$6,239

May 29 – Sep 25, 2019

STANDARD HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$6,239$7,239$6,119$5,959
DELUXE HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$7,579$9,869$7,289$6,899

Apr 28 – May 26, 2019

STANDARD HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$6,249$7,259$6,129$5,979
DELUXE HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$7,589$9,879$7,309$6,909

May 29 – Sep 25, 2019

STANDARD HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$6,999$7,909$6,779$6,629
DELUXE HOTEL
DoubleSingleTripleQuad
$8,249$10,539$7,959$7,569

Standard Hotels in each destination

  • Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
  • Banff: Banff Aspen Lodge
  • Lake LouiseMountaineer Lodge
  • Banff (2nd night) Rimrock Resort Hotel (Standard Room)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure

Deluxe Hotels in each destination

  • Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
  • Banff: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room)
  • Lake LouiseFairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Banff (2nd night) Rimrock Resort Hotel (Premium View Room)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure

– Child RATES available upon request
– Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
– Rates do not include tax or service surcharges
** All accommodation in Kamloops and Jasper is of standard category

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
 

Days 1 – 4 (Toronto to Jasper – by VIA Rail) (Depart Toronto: 4:00 pm, Arrive Jasper: 9:00 am)

Board VIA Rail’s The Canadian to begin your journey across Canada from Toronto to Jasper. Your cross-country journey will take you through the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Enjoy incredible views of Canada’s diverse and awe-inspiring landscapes from your private cabin, or from the glass dome roof in the Park or Skyline cars. Savor the freshly prepared meals served in the dining cars while mingling and sharing stories with other travellers. You are sure to create lasting memories on the world renowned The Canadian and experience a train so legendary that it is featured on Canada’s $10 bill. Your journey west concludes upon your arrival in Jasper, one of three main towns in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Overnight in Jasper.  [B, L, D] 

Day 5 (Jasper to Banff – by Coach) (Departs: 8:00 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 6 (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 7 (Lake Louise or Banff & Surroundings – Independent)

Enjoy Lake Louise for a bit longer or discover colourful Banff at your leisure: boutiques, art galleries, cafés, and shopping. Overnight in Banff. [B]

Day 8 (Banff to Kamloops – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 6:30 am, Arrives: 6:50 pm)*

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers a spectacular range of scenery as you travel between the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the engineering marvel Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, and of course the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Kamloops. [B] [L]

Day 9 (Kamloops to Vancouver – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 7:30 am, Arrives: 5:15 pm)*

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coastal Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon. Your journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. [B] [L]

Departure and arrival times may vary, subject to rail traffic
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch
[D] = Dinner

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 Rockies. Rocky Mountaineer Rail Service Info – 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

This tour is conducted in English only, by a professional motorcoach tour director with more than 10 years of experience and by professional Rocky Mountaineer attendants!

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 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 premium 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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