West Coast Adventure

VIA Rail & Coach Tour (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Vancouver → Jasper → Banff → Calgary

Hop aboard the this tour which will take you from Vancouver to Calgary. The first leg of the tour is aboard the VIA rail train, from Vancouver to Jasper, where you can take in the beautiful BC wilderness and Alberta Mountain ranges. Once in Jasper, join our bus tour where you can explore all the wonderful sites the Canadian Rockies has to offer, before finishing your trip in Calgary.

VIA Rail,  Motorcoach

4 breakfasts & 1 dinner

Via Rail



Standard Hotels in each destination
Jasper**: Jasper Inn/Tonquin Inn or similar
Banff(2 nights): Banff Aspen Lodge or similar

Premium Plus Hotels in each destination
Jasper**: 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 an additional cost





5, 12, 19, 26


2, 9, 16, 23, 30


7, 14, 21, 28


4, 11, 18, 25


1, 8, 15, 22, 29




Departure: 3:00 pm
Arrival: 11:00 am

Begin your Vancouver to Calgary tour by boarding the VIA Rail train where you’ll be mesmerized by stunning scenery of majestic mountains, pristine lake, and lush forests within the comfort of your own cabin. [D]

Departure: 8 am
Arrival: 7:30 pm

Start the morning with a refreshing hike in Maligne Canyon, one of the world’s largest and deepest limestone gorges criss-crossed by 6 narrow bridges. Then head south on the Icefields Parkway to experience the thundering waters of Athabasca Falls, picturesque Peyto Lake, and majestic Castle Mountain. At the Columbia Icefield, ride the Ice Explorer** on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk**. Overnight in Banff. [B]

Departure: 8:00 am
Arrival: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]

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

Motorcoach transfer from Lake Louise to Calgary. Enjoy free time in the heart of downtown Calgary. [B]

Tour Variations for Day 5:

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

2. Return to Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer or fly to your next destination from Calgary.  Please inquire at the time of booking for options and prices.

** Optional activities
★Departure and arrival times may vary

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


We recommend booking your tour as soon as your plans are confirmed, as departure dates are quite popular and can fill up quickly. Essentially, book early to avoid disappointment!

Individual pick-ups are not included in the tour, so we recommend taking a taxi to the Rocky Mountaineer train station (1755 Cottrell St).

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 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.

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.

Sleeper Cabin

Sleeper Plus Cabin - VIA TRAIN

You will be assigned to a private cabin for 2, which has an enclosed private washroom. Inside the cabin, there are wide armchairs and picture windows. 

Sleeper Plus Cabin

Via Rail sleeper cabin with beds folded down

The sleeper plus class includes: full-service meals in dining car and access panoramic windows and lounge. You will also have priority boarding in Vancouver and Toronto, and and have access to business lounge at the terminal.

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