West Coast Explorer

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

An excellent option for those who wish to start in Vancouver and finish their tour in Calgary. You begin with a picturesque rail tour from Vancouver to Jasper and continue to Lake Louise by bus. You also have the option of spending more time in Banff or Lake Louise before leaving for Calgary.

TOUR INCLUDES
  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train trip
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • 2-day deluxe coach tour
  • Rail transfers in Kamloops and Jasper
  • Motorcoach transfer to downtown Calgary or airport
  • 5 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • National Parks Pass & Toll Fee
  • Rail station transfers in Kamloops
  • Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Rocky Mountain information package
  • Services of a tour director
  • Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies  
West Coast Explorer Current Offer

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2023 Grand Circle - Book before Sep 30 and receive up to $1,300 per couple

ABOUT THIS TOUR
  • One-way  Rocky Mountaineer rail & deluxe motor coach tour from Vancouver to Calgary.
  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Service Level: GoldLeafSilverLeaf
  • Hotel Locations: Kamloops, Jasper, Banff (2 nights)
  • Hotel Accommodation: Choice between standard or deluxe
  • Clientele: All ages, but mostly between 30 to 65 years
  • To book this tour a deposit is required; to find out more click on “Terms & Conditions

Your tour includes 3 main components: Hotel accommodation, a Rocky Mountaineer Rail trip, and a Deluxe motorcoach tour. Tour cost is based on the choice of hotel stay (standard or deluxe), rail service (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf), and room occupancy (Single, Double, Triple, or Quad).

Published rates are per person in Canadian dollars before tax

2022 TOUR RATES

occupancyDOUBLESINGLETRIPLEQUAD
Standard$3,619$4,339$3,489$3,419
Deluxe$4,349$5,689$4,159$4,009
occupancy DOUBLE SINGLE TRIPLE QUAD
Standard $4,339 $5,059 $4,209 $4,139
Deluxe $5,069 $6,409 $4,879 $4,729

Standard Hotels in each destination

  • Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 
  • Jasper**: Forrest Park Hotel/Jasper Inn/Tonquin Inn or similar
  • Banff (2 nights): Banff Aspen Lodge or similar

2023 TOUR RATES

occupancy DOUBLE SINGLE TRIPLE QUAD
Standard $3,879 $4,549 $3,779 $3,679
Deluxe $4,609 $6,009 $4,449 $4,239
occupancyDOUBLESINGLETRIPLEQUAD
Standard$4,779$5,459$4,689$4,589
Deluxe$5,499$6,899$5,349$5,129

Deluxe Hotels in each destination

  • Kamloops**: Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer 4 weeks prior to departure
  • Jasper**Forrest Park Hotel/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 additional cost

2022 / 2023 Tour Departure Dates

FAQ’S

Our tours are conducted in English only, by a professional tour director with more than 10 years of experience and by professional Rocky Mountaineer attendants!

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.

Day 1 (Vancouver to Kamloops – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 7:30 am, Arrives: 5:35 pm)*

Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the interior’s largest city, Kamloops. On today’s journey, you will see dramatic changes in scenery from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coastal Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into your overnight destination, Kamloops. [B] [L]

Day 2 (Kamloops to Jasper – by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
(Departs: 8:10 am, Arrives: 6:10 pm)*

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again 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 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, Lake Louise – by Coach)
(Departs: 8:00 am, Arrives: 6:00 pm)*

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Banff National Park. Start your morning with a leisurely hike in Johnston Canyon and stroll along the shores of picturesque Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. In the afternoon, visit the world famous Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls. With your free time in Banff, you may also choose from optional activities such as soaking in the natural spa at the Upper Hot Springs* or taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain*.  Overnight in Banff. [B]

Day 5 (Banff to Calgary – by Coach)

(Flexible Departure)*

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. 

Times may vary, subject to rail traffic
** Optional activities
[B] = Breakfast
[L] = Lunch

GoldLeaf Rail Service

GoldLeaf Rail Car

Relax and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from a custom-designed, two level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach. For more information about the GoldLeaf Service click HERE.

Silverleaf Rail Car

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery through the windows of a custom-designed, single-level dome coach. For more information about the SilverLeaf Service click HERE.

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