West Coast Explorer
Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Coach Tour (5 Days / 4 Nights)
Vancouver → Jasper → Lake Louise → Banff → Calgary
For those eager to journey from Vancouver to Calgary with a 2-day Rocky Mountaineer experience combined with sightseeing in the Canadian Rockies, this is the perfect choice. On your trip from Vancouver to Jasper aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, indulge in exquisite service and unparalleled comfort. Revel in the captivating views of the Fraser Valley’s farming communities, the Fraser Canyon, and Mount Robson National Park. Once in Jasper, transition to our motorcoach tour and prepare yourself for an unforgettable expedition through glaciers, canyons, waterfalls, and pristine lakes.
Book Early And Save Up to $500 Per Couple
- Day 1 – 2: Rocky Mountaineer 2-day train trip from Vancouver to Jasper
- Day 3 – 4: A fully guided motorcoach tour in the Canadian Rockies, including Jasper, Banff, and Lake Louise
- Day 5: Banff to Calgary by motorcoach
- Hotel: 4 nights of hotel accommodation
- Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches
- Luggage handling: Kamloops
- Rail station transfers: Vancouver, Kamloops, and Jasper
- Excursions/Activities**: Ice Explorer tour on Athabasca Glacier, Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain / Swim in the Banff Upper Hot Springs
- Other: Toll fee & Park Pass
- Rail Service: GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf
*All Prices are in Canadian Dollars
2023 Tour Dates
|May||2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30|
|June||2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30|
|July||4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28|
|August||1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29|
|September||1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29|
*All Prices are in Canadian Dollars
2024 Tour Dates
|May||10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31|
|June||4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28|
|July||2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30|
|August||2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30|
|September||3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27|
Departure: 7:30 am
Arrival: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, the largest city in the interior. On this journey, you will witness remarkable changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley and forests nestled in winding river canyons to the desert-like landscape of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and the stunning slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the scenic shores of Kamloops Lake, bringing you to your overnight destination, Kamloops. [B] [L]
Departure: 7:00 am
Arrival: 7:00 pm
Continue your journey to the mighty Canadian Rockies and Alberta, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, approaching the majestic peaks of the Continental Divide. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Arrive in the town of Jasper in the evening, where you will spend the night. [B] [L]
Departure: 8:00 am
Arrival: 7:30 pm
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 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 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
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. [B]
Departure: 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm
Arrival: 2 – 2.5 hours later
Motorcoach transfer from Banff to Calgary. Enjoy free time in the heart of downtown Calgary. [B]
Tour Variations for Day 5:
1. Extend your stay in Banff. Extra accommodation can be arranged at additional cost. Flexible departure to Calgary.
2. Fly to your next destination from Calgary.
★★ For these optional activities, an additional fee will apply
★Departure and arrival times may vary
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch
[D] = Dinner
Pent-up demand for 2023 Canadian vacations has been extremely high, and we highly recommend that you book your seats as early as possible
Hotel pick-up is available from select downtown hotels to the Rocky Mountaineer train station.
Standard hotels are mountain lodge-style while Premium Plus hotels are resort-style. The majority of our guests choose standard accommodation as these hotels are very clean and comfortable, and travelers will get their own private room and washroom. Travelers who book Premium Plus 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.
Please refer to the itinerary for Rocky Mountaineer info. As for the motorcoach tour, this depends on the day. If you are traveling 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