Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle

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

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts & 6 lunches
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, and Banff
  • Icefields Parkway tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
  • Yoho Park tour, Lake Louise to Banff 
  • Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Luggage handling and National Parks Pass
  • Round-trip  Independent Rocky Mountaineer rail & motor coach tour from Vancouver. 
  • Tour departs from 1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer train station; hotel pick-up available)
  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • 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

****PRICES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST – please contact us at res@keywesttravelandtours.com ****

TOUR dATES 2021

From Vancouver

Month Date
Apr15, 19, 22, 26, 29
May3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
June3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
July1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
August2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
September2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Oct4

ITINERARY & HOTEL ACCMMODATION

Day 1 (Vancouver Arrival)

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.


Day 2 (Vancouver to Kamloops)

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


Day 3 (Kamloops to Jasper)

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, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper. [B, L]


Day 4 (Jasper to Lake Louise)

Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise. [L.]


Day 5 (Lake Louise to Banff)

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.


Day 6 (Banff Sightseeing)

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), a lake cruise on Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Overnight in Banff. L.

Note: In the event the lake cruise is not operating, interpretive experiences will be offered on the history of the founding of Banff, sampling of authentic Canadian treats, and hands-on interpretation of local flora and fauna.


Day 7 (Banff to Kamloops)

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped 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 Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.


Day 8 (Kamloops to Vancouver)

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 Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. B, L.


Day 9 (Vancouver Departure)

Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.


B] = Breakfast

[L] = Lunch

GoldLeaf Hotels**

– Vancouver: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver (Deluxe Room) 
– Jasper: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
– Lake Louise: Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
– Banff: The Rimrock Resort Hotel (Premium Room)

SilverLeaf Hotels**

– Vancouver: Hampton Inn & Suites
– Jasper: Marmot Lodge
– Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room)
– Banff: Moose Hotel & Suites (Superior Room)

* Further information:
– Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
– Rates do not include tax or fuel surcharges
– Child fares may be available upon request

** All accommodation in Kamloops is of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded.

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 Hyatt Regency Downtown Vancouver (655 Burrard Street).

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.

“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