5-day Banff to Kelowna Bus Tour
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.
- Comprehensive 4-day motorcoach tour in the Canadian Rockies
- Scenic motorcoach transfer from Calgary to Jasper
- 4 nights of hotel accommodation ( 2 nights in Banff, 1 night in Jasper, 1 night in Kelowna)
- 4 breakfasts
- National Parks Pass and Toll-fee
- Winery tour and wine tasting in Kelowna
- 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: Vary depending on the location, with pick-up locations including Calgary and Edmonton airports, as well as designated hotels.
- ** Optional activities, an additional fee will apply
2024 Tour Rates
*All Prices are in Canadian Dollars
2024 Tour Dates
|11, 18, 25
|1, 8, 15, 22, 29
|6, 13, 20, 27
|3, 10, 17, 24, 31
|7, 14, 21, 28
At your request, we offer designated hotel pick-up for your convenience.
Coach transfer from downtown hotels or the 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.
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]
After re-boarding your coach, get ready to explore the world-famous wine country of the Okanagan Valley. This region is renowned for its sandy beaches, beautiful wineries, lush orchards, and picturesque gardens. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive in Kelowna, where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing tour of one of the best wineries in the area. Sample some of the finest wines produced in this fertile valley. [B]
the journey from Kelowna to Vancouver is a fascinating one, featuring diverse landscapes, historic sites, and ample opportunities for relaxation and adventure. As you travel through the agricultural town of Keremeos, known as the “Fruit Stand Capital of Canada,” we will stop and visit an orchard. Here you can pick your own fruit, take a tour of the orchard, or simply enjoy the area’s serene natural beauty.
Further along, your route, nestled in a picturesque valley, is the small town of Hedley. Once a booming gold mining community, Hedley now offers visitors a chance to step back in time. 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: Tonquin Inn or Jasper Inn
– Banff (2 nights): Banff Aspen Lodge or similar
– Kelowna: Royal Anne Hotel
– Jasper: Whistlers Inn or Jasper Inn
– Banff (2 nights): The Rimrock Hotel (Premium View Room)
– Kelowna: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
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 Mystic Mountains 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 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.
“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