Rockies Southern Rail Excursion

Includes: 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip, coach tour in Banff & Lake Louise, 4 nights of hotel accommodation, Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountains, 4 breakfast & 2 lunches, and more…

Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Vancouver→ Lake Louise → Banff → Calgary

People from around the world come to experience Rocky Mountaineer’s most scenic rail route, which travels through the most challenging piece of railway track on the Canadian Pacific Railway’s route. The journey is filled with incredible scenery, including the Rogers Pass and the Spiral Tunnels. During the guided motor coach tour, you will discover many must-see highlights of Banff and Lake Louise, as well as exciting activities to make this tour an exhilarating adventure.

Rocky Mountaineer & Motorcoach

4 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Rocky Mountain Train and Coach




  • Banff (2 nights): The Rimrock Resort Hotel (Premium View Room)
  • Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
  • Banff (2 nights): Aspen Lodge or similar
  • Lake Louise: Lake Louise Inn (upgrade to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise available for an additional cost – subject to availability)
  • Kamloops: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

The price of this tour varies by departure date. The rates per person, before tax are:


$4,129 – $4,969/per person
(based on double)

GOLDLEAF SERVICE: $5,029 – $5,859/per person
(based on double)


$4,329 – $5,169/per person
(based on double)

GOLDLEAF SERVICE: $5,229 – $6,059/per person
(based on double)



Departure Dates


1, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30


2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30


2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31


1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29


1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 29



Departure Dates


3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31


3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28


1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30


2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30


2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30


Departure: 7:30 am
Arrival: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

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]

Departure: 6:25 am
Arrival: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Your journey continues eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will experience ever-changing scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the iconic glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise. [B] [L]

Enjoy Lake Louise or discover colourful Banff at your leisure: boutiques, art galleries, cafés, and shopping. In the afternoon, leave Lake Louise to Banff by motorcoach. Overnight in Banff. [B]

Departure: 8:30 am
Arrival: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Full day of sightseeing tour in Banff and surrounding area. Some of the highlights include, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and Lake Minnewanka /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]

Departure: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Arrival: Approximately 2 and a half hours

Transfer to Calgary.  Enjoy free time in the heart of downtown Calgary.

Tour Variations for Day 5:

1. Extend your stay in Lake Louise/Banff. Extra accommodation can be arranged at additional cost. Flexible departure to Calgary.

2. Fly to your next destination from Calgary. 

* Optional activities

** Optional activities
★Departure and arrival times may vary

[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch
[D] = Dinner 

This comparison table offers you some insights into two of our best-selling tours: Rockies Southern Rail Excursion and First Passage to the West Discovery Calgary II


First Passage To The West Discovery Calgary II

Rockies Southern Rail Excursion


Tour Duration (without pre & post hotel)

6 Days, 5 Nights

5 Days, 4 Nights


Pre & Post Hotel


No (option to add )



 Rocky Mountaineer

 Rocky Mountaineer


Hotel stay (during the tour)

Day 2: Kamloops

Day 3 & 4: Lake Louise

Day 5 & 6: Banff

Day 7: Calgary

Day 1: Kamloops

 Day 2: Lake Louise

 Day 3 & 4: Banff


Bus Tour (Yoho National Park)

Half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park 

Yes: Option to extend your tour by one day and add Yoho National Park Tour


Bus Tour (Banff National Park)

Half-day tour

Full-day tour

Rockies Southern Rail Excursion is highly flexible and includes daily sightseeing


Pent-up demand for 2023 Canadian vacations has been extremely high, and we highly recommend that you book your seats as early as possible

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, except for onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. It is customary to tip for excellent service in Canada.

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.

“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