Mountain Explorer

Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (6 Days / 5 Nights)

Excellent option for those who want to join the Canadian Rockies tour in Calgary or Edmonton and finish in Vancouver. Tour start from Calgary, can be customized in order to spend more time in the Rockies. Fully guided tour offer excellent opportunity to explore the best of Canadian Rockies at leisure.

TOUR INCLUDES
  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
  • 2-day fully guided motorcoach tour
  • Motorcoach transfer from Calgary or Edmonton to Jasper
  • 1 independent day in Banff at your leisure
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • Rail station transfers in Kamloops
  • 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 
Mountain Explorer Current Offer

All Aboard 2023  Travel Promotion

2023 Grand Circle - Book before Sep 30 and receive up to $1,300 per couple 

ABOUT THIS TOUR

  • One-way Rocky Mountaineer rail & deluxe motor coach tour from Calgary or Edmonton
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Service Level: GoldLeafSilverLeaf
  • Hotel Locations: Kamloops, Jasper, Banff (2 nights), 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

Your tour comprises 3 main components: Hotel accommodation, Rocky Mountaineer Rail trip, and Deluxe motorcoach tour. Tour cost based on the choice of hotel stay (Standard or Deluxe), Rail Service (Goldleaf or SilverLeaf Service), and room occupancy (Single, Double, Triple or Quad)

Published rates person in Canadian dollars before tax

2022 TOUR RATES

occupancyDOUBLESINGLETRIPLEQUAD
Standard$4,239$5,459$4,039$3,869
Deluxe$4,969$6,809$4,709$4,459
occupancy DOUBLE SINGLE TRIPLE QUAD
Standard $4,959 $6,179 $4,759 $4,589
Deluxe $5,689 $7,529 $5,429 $5,179

Standard Hotels in each destination

  • Jasper**Forrest Park/Jasper Inn/Tonquin Inn or similar
  • Banff (2 nights): Banff Aspen Lodge or similar
  • Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room)
  • Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

2023 TOUR RATES

occupancy DOUBLE SINGLE TRIPLE QUAD
Standard $4,769 $6,199 $4,549 $4,329
Deluxe $5,599 $7,759 $5,319 $4,979
occupancyDOUBLESINGLETRIPLEQUAD
Standard$5,659$7,099$5,449$5,229
Deluxe$6,499$8,649$6,219$5,879

Deluxe Hotels in each destination

  • Jasper**Forrest Park/Jasper Inn/Tonquin Inn or similar
  • Banff (2 nights)The Rimrock Resort Hotel (Grandview Room/Premium View Room)   ** Fairmont Banff Springs may be available at additional cost
  • Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

2022 / 2023 Tour Departure Dates

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 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 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.

Day 1 (Calgary or Edmonton to Jasper – by Coach)

Coach transfer from downtown hotels or airport to Jasper. Travel through the rolling foothills of Alberta into the majestic Canadian Rockies. En-route, take the Icefields Parkway, “one of the most beautiful highways in the world”. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 2 (Jasper To Banff – By Coach)
(Departs: 8:30 Am, Arrives: 7:30 Pm)*

Your day start with a scenic hike through Maligne Canyon before heading South. Then, travel along the world-famous Icefields Parkway to take in some of nature’s most spectacular mountain scenery. Have your camera ready for possible wildlife sightings! Highlights include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, and the Columbia Icefield. Ride the “Ice Explorer”* on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk*. Overnight in Banff. [B]

Day 3 (Banff National Park, Lake Louise – 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 Banff. [B]

Day 4 (Lake Louise Surroundings – Independent)

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

Day 5 (Lake Louise To Kamloops – By Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 8:20 Am, Arrives: 6:50 Pm)*

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Lake Louis 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 6 (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]

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.

“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