5-day Canadian Rockies bus tour from Calgary
Enjoy 5 days of inspiring sightseeing in the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia’s Okanagan region! Included is the Circle drive from Calgary to Jasper and Banff that boasts some of the most beautiful sights in the Canadian Rockies including the Columbia Icefields, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake, just to name a few. The scenic drive from the Rockies to Vancouver also takes you to the wine capital of Canada, Kelowna, and includes a wine tasting tour and a tour of the winemaking facility at one of the region’s most renowned wineries.
- 4-day deluxe coach tour, 1-day transfer (from Calgary or Edmonton to Vancouver)
- 4 nights hotel accommodation
- 4 breakfasts
- National Parks Pass
- Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
- Rocky Mountain information package
- Services of a tour director
ABOUT THIS TOUR
- One-way Rocky Mountain deluxe motor coach tour from Calgary or Edmonton to Vancouver.
- Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
- Hotel Locations: Jasper, Banff, and Kelowna
- Hotel Accommodation: choose from standard or premium
- Clientele: All ages
- To book this tour a deposit is required; to find out more click on “Terms & Conditions“
2023 Tour Rates
– Jasper: Mount Robson Inn or similar
– Banff (2 nights): Banff Aspen Lodge or similar
– Kelowna: Royal Anne Hotel
*Rates are per person in Canadian Dollars.
*$50 per person service fee and 5% GST (tax) will be added to the final cost.
– Jasper: Sawridge Inn or similar
– Banff (2 nights): The Rimrock Hotel (Premium View Room)
– Kelowna: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort (Mode Room)
Tour rates are per person in Canadian dollars
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
Our tours are conducted in English only, by a professional tour director with more than 10 years of experience!
Pent-up demand for 2023 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)
In Calgary, the tour includes pick-up from either the Airport, or select downtown hotels (the Delta Downtown; the International Hotel; the Fairmont Palliser Hotel; the Westin Downtown; the Sandman City Centre).
In Edmonton, the tour includes pick-up from the airport, or the West Edmonton Mall.
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 – 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 Calgary to Jasper on Day 1, it will be about 7-8 hours without any sightseeing stops or commentary, so we recommend that guests plan accordingly. However, a transfer from Edmonton is shorter at about 5-4 hours. During the sightseeing days, you will spend little time on the bus as you will be walking/sightseeing/hiking & etc.
Day 1 (Calgary/Edmonton to Jasper)
Depart from Calgary or Edmonton. Transfer to Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 2 (Jasper to Banff)
Your day starts 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.
Day 3 (Banff National Park, Lake Louise)
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Banff National Park. Start your morning with a leisurely hike in Johnston Canyon and stroll along the shores of picturesque Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. In the afternoon, visit the world famous Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls. With your free time in Banff, you may also choose from optional activities such as soaking in the natural spa at the Upper Hot Springs* or taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain*. Overnight in Banff.
Day 4 (Banff to Kelowna)
Re-board your coach bound for the world-famous wine country of the Okanagan Valley, home to sandy beaches, wineries, orchards, and gardens. Arrive in Kelowna in the afternoon. Enjoy a refreshing tour and samples of one of the best wineries in the region. Your tour continues South through the sunbelt cities of Peachland and Summerland. Take in the spectacular views of Okanagan Lake before arriving in Kelowna. Overnight in Kelowna.
Day 5 (Kelowna to Vancouver)
After your breakfast, relax on the sandy beaches of Okanagan Lake or stroll along the heritage downtown core lined with shops, parks, and outdoor cafés. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are many opportunities for parasailing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle-boating. On your way back to Vancouver, stop at the colourful fruit & vegetable stands in Keremeos, an agricultural community in the beautiful Similkameen Valley. Arrive in Vancouver in the evening.
* Optional activities
“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