Western Trails

4-day Vancouver to Calgary Bus Tour

Experience the breathtaking 4-day Canadian Rockies bus tour from Vancouver to Calgary, where you’ll be immersed in the stunning sights of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Explore the picturesque lakes, awe-inspiring canyons, majestic glaciers, and cascading waterfalls. For adventure enthusiasts, indulge in thrilling optional excursions like the Ice Explorer tour and exhilarating hikes through Maligne Canyon and Johnston Canyon.

  • Comprehensive 3-day motorcoach tour in the Canadian Rockies
  • Scenic motorcoach transfer from Banff to Calgary
  • 3 nights of hotel accommodation ( 2 nights in Banff, 1 night in Jasper)
  • 3 breakfasts
  • National Parks Pass & Toll-fee
  • Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Complimentary booklet of the Canadian Rockies
  • Excursions / Activities **: Ice Explorer tour, Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain
  • An experienced and friendly mountain tour guide is at your service.
  • A deposit is required.
  • Pick-up time: 8:00 a.m. from Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver.
  • ** Optional activities, an additional fee will apply

2024 Tour Rates

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Standard$1,389$1,939$1,319$1,229
Premium$2,219$3,449$1,959$1,759

*All Prices are in Canadian Dollars

2024 Tour Dates

2024 Departure Dates
May 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
August 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
September 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

Start your Vancouver to Rockies tour with a scenic drive through the charming farming communities of the Fraser Valley with a memorable photo stop in the quintessential town of Hope. As you continue, you’ll ascend into the majestic Coastal Mountains and follow the picturesque Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops. After the lunch break, you’ll retrace the historic route of the famous Overlanders, following the course of the North Thompson River to Jasper. Along the way, you’ll have a stop to marvel at the spectacular Mount Robson, which is British Columbia’s tallest peak. Overnight in Jasper.

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 magnificent 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 Crowfoot Glacier. At the Columbia Icefield, ride the “Ice Explorer”** on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk**. Overnight in Banff. [B]

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. Overnight in Banff [B]

Departure:  Starting from 6:30 am (many departures) 
Arrival: Approximately 2 and a half hours
Other departure times: 8:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:00pm. Travel time is approx. 3 hours.

Leaving Banff, you’ll head east on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1), bidding farewell to the majestic peaks and alpine scenery. Calgary showcases the transition from the mountainous terrain to the rolling foothills and eventually the open prairies. The landscape becomes more expansive, with wide-open spaces and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. [B]

Enjoy free time in the heart of downtown Calgary.

Calgary drop-off locations: Calgary Airport, Delta Calgary Downtown, International Hotel, Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Westin Calgary, Calgary Marriott Hotel, Sandman City Centre. **Please choose one of these locations, drop-off at other locations will not be provided.

Tour Variations for Day 5:

1. Extend your stay in Lake Louise/Banff. Extra accommodation can be arranged at an 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

FAQ'S

1 -Accommodation:

Choosing the right tour is crucial, especially if you’re looking to visit all the must-see destinations and have ample time to explore. We recommend joining a tour that provides accommodations within Banff and Jasper National Parks. Our selected hotels are centrally located in Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise, ensuring that you’re right in the heart of these stunning locations.

2 -Transportation:

Tours of the Canadian Rockies often require long, sometimes winding, steep, and bumpy drives. To ensure your comfort, Key West Travel utilizes spacious highway coaches with 55 seats. You can look forward to comfortable reclining seats, panoramic windows, and onboard washroom facilities, luxuries that are not typically available on smaller coaches.

3 -Tour Director:

When selecting a tour package, it’s important to consider the intended audience, as this can give you an idea of who your fellow travelers will be and what kind of experience to anticipate. Our tours are primarily designed for individuals aged 30 and above, offering an opportunity to explore the Rockies thoroughly in the company of a more mature group. However, we also warmly welcome families and students, creating a diverse and relaxed environment for all who wish to join.

4 – Itinerary/Activities: 

Our strategically situated hotels on the Circle West itinerary ensure that guests don’t miss out on any of the Canadian Rockies’ highlights. Additionally, we provide a selection of optional activities for those seeking extra adventure at an additional cost. For guests preferring a more relaxed experience, complimentary activities are readily available as well.

Our tours are exclusively conducted in English by a seasoned tour director boasting over a decade of professional experience!

Demand for Canadian vacations in 2024 is exceptionally high due to pent-up interest. We strongly recommend securing your seats early to ensure you get your preferred date and avoid the possibility of hotel downgrades.

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 accommodations in our packages offer mountain lodge-style hotels, renowned for their cleanliness and comfort, providing guests with private rooms and en-suite washrooms. For those seeking an even more luxurious experience, our premium accommodations are resort-style hotels that tend to sell out fast. We advise booking premium options well in advance, as they often become unavailable six months prior to departure.

Gratuities are not included in our prices, unless otherwise indicated. While we do not dictate the amount you should offer as a tip, it is customary in Canada to provide gratuities as a token of appreciation for excellent service

The duration on the bus varies depending on the itinerary. On travel days between Vancouver and Jasper or Banff, you can expect a minimum of 10 hours on the bus. To ensure your comfort, we schedule mini breaks every 2-3 hours. On days dedicated to sightseeing, the time spent on the bus will be minimal, as most of the day will be occupied with walking, sightseeing, hiking, and other activities.

Banff to Calgary Shuttle Schedule

Leave Banff

Arrive Calgary  Airport

06:15 AM

08:30 AM

07:45 AM*

10:00 AM

09:15 AM

11:30 AM

10:45 AM*

01:00 PM

12:15 PM*

02:30 PM

01:45 PM*

04:00 PM

03:15 PM*

05:30 PM

04:45 PM

07:00 PM

06:45 PM*

09:45 PM

* Hotel drop-off is available for selected departures to downtown Calgary.

“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