West Coast Adventure
VIA Rail & Coach Tour (5 Days / 4 Nights)
Enjoy one of our Rocky Mountain tours by train and bus! This tour is an excellent option for those who wish to start in Vancouver and finish their trip in Calgary. You also have the option of spending more time in Banff before leaving for Calgary.
- 2-day VIA Train trip
- 1 night VIA Rail SLEEPER PLUS Cabin accommodation
- 2-day fully narrated motorcoach tour
- Motorcoach transfer Lake Louise to Calgary
- 3 nights hotel accommodation
- 4 breakfasts & 1 dinner
- 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
ABOUT THIS TOUR
- Combined VIA Rail 2-day
rail tour from Vancouver to Jasper, and a 3-day coach tour from Jasper to Vancouver (Rocky Mountain tour from Vancouver)
- Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
- Hotel Locations: Jasper and Banff
- Hotel Accommodation: Choose from standard or deluxe
- To book this tour a deposit is required; to find out more click on “Terms & Conditions“
Please Note: Prices are per person in Canadian dollars
May 5 – May 29, 2020
Standard Hotels in each destination
- Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
- Banff (2 nights): Banff Aspen Lodge / Irwin’s Mountain Inn or similar
May 5 – Sep 29, 2020
Deluxe Hotels in each destination
- Jasper**: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
- Banff (2 nights): Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room) / The Rimrock Hotel (Premium View Room)
– Child RATES available upon request
– Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
– Rates do not include tax or service surcharges
** All accommodation in Jasper is of standard category.
|May||5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29|
|June||2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30|
|July||3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31|
|August||4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28|
|September||1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29|
Day 1 (Vancouver through the Fraser Valley – by VIA Rail) (Depart: 3:00 pm)*
Board VIA Rail for your overnight train journey through the Fraser Valley to Jasper. Enjoy a true train experience with first class amenities as you spend the night onboard the train in your private Sleeper Plus cabin while you begin to journey through the Fraser Valley. [D]
Day 2 (Fraser Valley to Jasper – by VIA Rail)
(Arrive: 11:00 Am)*
Enjoy spectacular views of the Fraser Valley and Rocky Mountains from the windows in your private Sleeper Cabin, or check out the Park or Skyline car’s lounges and domes onboard VIA Rail. You will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, as well as the climb over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends upon arrival in the resort town of Jasper this evening. Overnight in Jasper. [B] [L]
Day 3 (Jasper to Banff – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:30 am, Arrives: 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]
Day 4 (Banff National Park – 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 5 (Banff to Calgary – by Coach) (Flexible Departure)
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.
* Tour times may vary, subject to rail traffic
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast [L] = Lunch [D] = Dinner
Sleeper Plus Cabin Features:
Assigned to a private and cozy ‘Cabin for 1’ or ‘Cabin for 2’
- Wide and comfortable armchair inside your private cabin
- Picture Windows
- ‘Cabin for 2’ offers a private enclosed toilet
- ‘Cabin for 1’ offers a private toilet (bed covers toilet at night)
- Complimentary bed turn-down service
Sleeper Plus Class Features:
Full-service freshly prepared meals in the dining car
- Exclusive access to the panoramic views and lounge facilities
in the Park car
- Use of Skyline car’s lounges, seated dome viewing, and activity
- Priority boarding in Vancouver and Toronto
- Exclusive and privileged access to the departure Business lounge
in Vancouver and Toronto
Before your departure, enjoy privileged access to the departure lounges in either Vancouver or Toronto, as well as priority boarding to ensure that your journey has a great start. Once onboard the train, enjoy your private SLEEPER PLUS cabin, with private washroom facilities and a picture window, and take in the incredible landscapes Canada has to offer. If you are feeling hungry, you can visit VIA Rail’s dining car, where full-service, freshly prepared meals are included. If you are looking for a change of pace, you can always explore the train. Make your way to either the Park or Skyline cars, where you can meet and mingle with your fellow travellers in one of the lounges, or enjoy the panoramic views from the glass dome observation areas.
While relaxing in either your private cabin or one of the lounges, you will witness some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and experience the warmth of Canadian hospitality at its finest. Enjoy a truly adventurous journey onboard a VIA Rail train while experiencing the thrill of the Canadian Rockie
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.
Our tours are conducted in English only.
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. Guests may take a short taxi ride to the VIA Rail train station.
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. 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.
“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