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Banff/Lake Louise tour

Gympie, Australia
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Banff/Lake Louise tour

I am arriving into Vancouver in September. I am looking for a tour company that does a 4 day/3 night tour from Vancouver to Banff and return to Vancouver.

Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
46 helpful votes
1. Re: Banff/Lake Louise tour

You would be best served to fly to Calgary and start from there. Banff is in a different time zone...it's a long way.

Seattle, Washington
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2. Re: Banff/Lake Louise tour

there is only one which is Key West Travel and Tours. Its a marathon long bus riding days with a whirlwind to 'see' the rockies then back to Vancouver. Its a legit company but very long days but you will 'see' the rockies if only briefly.

Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
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3. Re: Banff/Lake Louise tour

Just so you judge for yourself it is about 900 kms EACH way from Vancouver to Banff....so a long time to be on a bus.

Good advice from V67......do the trip from Calgary instead.

Vancouver, Canada
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4. Re: Banff/Lake Louise tour

You'd be driving from Gympie to Newcastle, for a night in the Blue Mountains, 2 nights in Sydney, then driving back again.

Greater Sydney...
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5. Re: Banff/Lake Louise tour

That is a murderous itinerary Key West have. Day 1 Vancouver to Jasper is 9 hours by car wheels turning with no stopping, and day 4 similarly is 8 hours wheels turning in a car Lake Louise to Vancouver. Four days is not even long enough to get a brief overview of the Rockies from/to Calgary.


Penticton, Canada
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27 reviews
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6. Re: Banff/Lake Louise tour

I would not even attempt to do that in a car let alone a bus. That is just a waste of time and money.

I would be curious to read review from anyone that has been on such a tour....it is just brutal to even sit here and think about it.

7. Re: Banff/Lake Louise tour

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