4 day Vancouver to Banff Roundtrip Bus Tour
Starting from Vancouver, embark on a 4-day fully guided bus tour filled with unforgettable vistas and thrilling activities. Your journey winds its way through the charming farming communities of the Fraser Valley, scaling the jagged, snow-covered Coast Mountains before arriving at our grand finale – the Canadian Rockies. Together, we’ll journey through nature’s most breathtaking spectacles – turquoise lakes that shimmer like jewels, canyons that narrate ancient tales, expansive glaciers standing as guardians of time, and cascading waterfalls that serenade the wilderness
- Comprehensive 3-day motorcoach tour in the Canadian Rockies
- 3 nights of hotel accommodation ( 2 nights in Banff, 1 night in Jasper)
- 3 buffet breakfasts
- National Parks Pass
- Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
- Complimentary booklet of the Canadian Rockies
- Excursions / Activities **: Ice Explorer tour, Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain
- An experienced and friendly mountain tour guide is at your service.
- A deposit is required.
- Pick-up time: 8:00 a.m. from Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver.
- ** Optional activities, an additional fee will apply
2023 Tour Rates
*All Prices are in Canadian Dollars
2023 Tour Dates
|May||3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31|
|June||3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28|
|July||1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29|
|August||2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30|
|September||2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 27, 30|
2024 Tour Rates
*All Prices are in Canadian Dollars
2024 Tour Dates
|May||11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29|
|June||1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29|
|July||3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31|
|August||3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31|
|September||4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28|
Start your Vancouver to Rockies tour with a scenic drive through the charming farming communities of the Fraser Valley with a memorable photo stop in the quintessential town of Hope. As you continue, you’ll ascend into the majestic Coastal Mountains and follow the picturesque Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops. After the lunch break, you’ll retrace the historic route of the famous Overlanders, following the course of the North Thompson River to Jasper. Along the way, you’ll have a stop to marvel at the spectacular Mount Robson, which is British Columbia’s tallest peak. Overnight in Jasper.
Start your morning with a refreshing hike (optional) through the Maligne Canyon, a remarkable limestone gorge adorned with six narrow bridges and picturesque waterfalls. Continuing our journey south along the magnificent Icefield Parkway, often hailed as one of the most beautiful highways in the world, we will explore its must-see attractions, including Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, and Crowfoot Glacier. At the Columbia Icefield, ride the “Ice Explorer”** on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk**. Overnight in Banff. [B]
Prepare yourself for another exhilarating day of sightseeing and activities in Banff National Park. As we make our way to Lake Louise, we will pause at Johnston Canyon for a leisurely hike (optional) along the trail that guides us to the breathtaking Lower Falls. While at Lake Louise, you’ll find numerous viewpoints offering splendid photo opportunities of the majestic Victoria Glacier towering over the lake. In the afternoon, our adventure continues as we explore other notable attractions in the Rockies, including Moraine Lake, Banff Springs Hotel, and Bow Falls Don’t forget to take advantage of the gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain** for a breathtaking panoramic view of Banff town and its surrounding or Upper Hot Springs for a soothing soak in the hot, mineral-rich water. Overnight in Banff [B]
Heading west, your journey will take you across the Continental Divide, which serves as the geographical boundary separating waters flowing to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. As you make your way towards Rogers Pass, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies, keep an eye out for the fascinating Spiral Tunnels. These tunnels are a remarkable achievement in railway engineering, strategically designed to navigate the steep gradient of the mountains and facilitate the safe passage of trains. Arrive in downtown Vancouver in the evening. [B]
[B] = Breakfast
★★ For these optional activities, an additional fee will apply
★ Departure and arrival times may vary
– Jasper: Mount Robson Inn or similar (2023), Tonquin Inn or Jasper Inn (2024)
– Banff (2 nights): Banff Aspen Lodge or similar
– Jasper: Sawridge Inn or similar
– Banff (2 nights): The Rimrock Hotel (Premium View Room)
– Double: two people sharing a room with one queen/king bed or two twin beds
– Single – one person in a room with a double or queen bed
– Triple- three people sharing a room with two queen beds
– Quad – four people sharing a room with two queen beds
Probably the most important part of your tour! If you wish to visit many must-see places and have quality time to explore, join a tour that offers accommodation in the Banff and Jasper National Parks themselves. Our hotels are centrally located in Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise.
Canadian Rockies tours involve long drives, which can sometimes be winding, steep and bumpy. Key West Travel uses large highway coaches (55-seaters) to bring you the comfort you need. Expect comfortable reclining seats, panoramic windows, and washroom facilities – none of which are available on smaller coaches.
3 -Tour Director:
Before booking any tour package, you should always consider who the tour package is geared towards, as this will provide insight into your fellow travelers and what to expect. Our tour groups are geared towards those in the 30+ age range, but we often have families and students join our tours as well! Essentially, our tours are geared towards those who want to explore the Rockies as much as possible with a more mature tour group in a relaxed environment.
4 – Itinerary/Activities:
Thanks to our hotel locations, the Circle West itinerary contains many can’t-miss highlights of the Canadian Rockies. We also offer optional activities, at an additional cost, that guests can choose to participate in if they are interested. If guests are not interested, there are always free activities instead!
Our tours are conducted in English only, by a professional tour director with over 10 years of experience!
Pent-up demand for 2024 Canadian vacations has been extremely high, and we highly recommend booking your seats as early as possible (to secure your preferred date and avoid hotel downgrades)
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. 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.
This depends on the day. When we are travelling between Vancouver and Jasper or Banff, it will be a minimum of 10 hours. However, every 2-3 hours, we leave 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.
Ronald & Amanda
“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.”