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Grizzly bears, spectacular rock formations, thunderous waterfalls and the tranquil emerald waters of glacial lakes - take in the best of the Rocky Mountains on this in-depth exploration.
You'll enjoy Insider moments like.. getting escorted on horseback into the ranch of the Guinn family for a private BBQ. After a mouthwatering meal of Alberta beef and the trimmings, join the family for a line-dancing lesson.
Day 1 ARRIVE CALGARY
Arrive Calgary :Welcome to beautiful Canada. Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.
MealS: Welcome Reception
Hotel: The Delta Calgary
Day 2 CALGARY - LAKE LOUISE - JASPER (2 NIGHTS)
Head north and high up into the Canadian Rockies and stop at the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies" - Lake Louise, one of the most beautiful lakes in North America with its backdrop of the glistening Victoria Glacier. Continue along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving alongside snowcapped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Stay tonight in the quaint town of Jasper.
Meals: Full Breakfast
Hotel: Hotel Crimson Hotel
Day 3 JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE
Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper's quaint streets, or if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River, This afternoon enjoy a guided walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a Regional Meal along the water. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after dinner presentation by a Local Specialist and naturalist.
Meal Full Breakfast/Regional Meal
Day 4 JASPER - ATHABASCA GLACIER - BANFF (3 NIGHTS)
Head south and stop at the Columbia Icefield Visitor Center and step aboard an Ice Explorer, a massive vehicle specially designed for traveling on the surface of glaciers and head for Athabasca Glacier, a massive sheet of ice 3.7 miles (6 km) long and 300-980 feet (90–300 meters) thick. Learn a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment and step out onto the glacier to take in the most stunning alpine and glacial vistas. Next is Glacier Skywalk, a perfect balance of breathtaking views, interpretive story-telling and adrenaline-pumping excitement including a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet (280 metres) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Later, arrive in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. This evening, after dinner you have the unique opportunity to have an informal chat with a retired Local Specialist, and Canadian Mountie, dressed in the traditional red serge uniform to hear exciting and colorful stories and even pose for a few memorable photos.
Meal): Full Breakfast/Dinner
Hotel: Banff Park Lodge (F)
Day 5 BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
This morning there is time for optional flightseeing by helicopter for a bird's-eye views of the Canadian Rockies. Then, immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff during a morning sightseeing excursion around Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Spend the rest of the day as you like. Perhaps take the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for stunning views view of six mountain ranges.
Meal: Full Breakfast
Day 6 BANFF = YOHO NATIONAL PARK - MORAINE LAKE
This morning is yours to do as you please in Banff, or perhaps join an optional excursion to other jewels of the Rockies-Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and see Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnels. This evening, travel to the Guinn family ranch for a special Farewell Dinner. Enjoy pristine views, flowered alpine meadows and abundant wildlife during a horse drawn hayride. Back at the ranch, the aroma of a sizzling barbeque will whet your appetite as a delicious meal of Alberta Beef with all the trimmings is waiting. After dinner, enjoy a private lesson in the traditional country western style of line-dancing.
Meal: Full Breakfast/Be My Guest Dinner)
Day 7 BANFF - CANMORE - CALGARY
Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and stop in Canmore for a unique experience: a chance to experience the thrill and excitement of being a real Canadian hockey player. Whether you have skated before or not, played hockey on or off the ice, this is your chance to spend time getting to know Canada's game. Learn the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player. Go inside the players' dressing room where you have the opportunity to put on full hockey gear. Then take your stick and it is off onto the ice. Find out whether you are lefty or righty and how to score the big goal. This experience will ignite your passion for hockey and give you an insider, in-depth knowledge of this All-Canadian game. Then, transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Westin Calgary if you are extending your stay or joining the Calgary Stampede Option.
Meal: Full Breakfast
Visit Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks and ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
Cruise upon Maligne Lake
Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway
6 full breakfasts.
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
6 nights First Class accommodation
Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
Local Specialists with a wildlife expert in Jasper and "Meet a Mountie" in Banff.
You will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by scheduled shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and hotels on the scheduled starting and ending day of your holiday only. Guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may book and buy a transfer providing that they also purchase the additional pre and post trip hotel night(s) When booking extra night(s) accommodation, you will also have the opportunity to book the relevant transfer service(s).
Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director
Bighorn Wesley First Nations Glacier Helicopter Tour, 20 mins (including transportation)
Adult Price: $189 Launch from our heliport at an elevation of 4386 ft. We'll soar over Cline Pass at 9000ft. Then we'll fly by the Cline, Lion & Lioness glaciers. View a spectacular 900 foot waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes!
Signature Lake Minnewanka & Three Sisters Helicopter Tour, 30 mins (including transportation)
Adult Price: $319
Cruise at 100 mph as you climb above the Bow Valley and cross the imposing massif of Mt. Lougheed before circling the summit of Mt. Sparrowhawk, a 10,000 ft Rockies peak. Return over Mt. Allen site of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games Downhill Skiing - a thrilling finale to a remarkable tour!
Jasper Raft Tours
Adult Price: $73
Enjoy a unique perspective of Jasper National Park as you raft down the Athabasca River. This safe, comfortable ride along 10 miles (16 kilometers) of river passes through small sets of rapids and calm stretches for a ride that any first-time rafter will enjoy. Your journey will be narrated by a licensed National Park guide who will point out the natural and human history of Jasper National Park and the famous route that was used by fur traders many years ago.Tour length: 50-90 minutes depending on water levels. (Minimum: 6 passengers).
Adult Price: $46
At the Banff Gondola, you'll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird's eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet ( 2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Banff Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada.
Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake Excursion
Adult Price: $39
Explore the jewels of the rockies, and head to Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake in the Valley of Ten Peaks. See Takakkaw Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in British Columbia. Stradle the continental divide at kicking Horse Pass as you head to view the Spiral Tunnels, the famous railway built in the early 1900's. Approx. tour length: 4 hours.
May - September
From approx $2,228 US per person based on double occupancy
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