Canadian Rockies with Calgary

Traverse the scenic roadways and enjoy the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on this unique tour.

Tour Description

As you travel through the stunning Canadian Rockies, experience towering mountain peaks, hanging glaciers, and cascading waterfalls on the Columbia lcefields Parkway. Explore the incredible scenery of Jasper with overnight stays in Lake Louise and Banff. Wrap up your trip by enjoying the best of Calgary.

Features & Inclusions

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Explore Banff Excursion including Gondola Ride
  • Banff Lake Cruise
  • Icefields Parkway Discovery Tour
  • Explore Jasper Excursion
  • Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Excursion through Yoho National Park
  • Calgary Tower Admission
  • Day trip from Calgary to Drumheller and the Badlands or History & Heritage in Southern Alberta (depending on day of week)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival into Calgary to Banff
Arrive into Calgary and board a scheduled motorcoach transfer to the mountain town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 2 - Banff Exploring
Explore Banff today. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a 360 degree view of the Banff and the Bow Valley. Continue to Lake Minnewanka and enjoy an hour-long cruise on Banff's largest lake. Overnight in Banff.

Day 3 - Banff to Jasper Sightseeing
Journey northwards into Jasper National Park along the remarkable lceflelds Parkway. Enjoy a stop at the Columbia lcefield Glacier Discovery Centre for an interpretive Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier (lunch is also included). Then enjoy a trek on the Glacier Skywalk located on your way to Jasper. Your overnight this evening is in the charming town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 4 - Exploring Jasper
Jasper, fascinating in beauty and history, is set amid some of the most rugged peaks in the Rockies. Today's half-day excursion encompasses the area's outstanding features including the mystical Medicine Lake, and Maligne Canyon, with its narrow gorge and limestone walls falling 50 metres to the floor below. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 - Transfer from Jasper to Lake Louise
Depart Jasper and travel through mountain corridors surrounded by glacier-covered peaks and glistening lakes. Enjoy the sights as you travel through Yoho National Park and stop in beautiful Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 6 – Exploring Lake Louise
Depart Lake Louise this afternoon and travel on a vibrant tour of mountains, lakes and waterfalls. Cross the Great Divide into Yoho National Park via the scenic Kicking Horse Pass and learn the history of the Spiral Tunnels. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 7 - Lake Louise to Calgary
Depart Lake Louise today on a scheduled motorcoach service and travel to Calgary. You will be dropped off at your downtown hotel. Included today is admission to the Calgary Tower. Overnight night in Calgary.

Day 8 – Sightseeing from Calgary
You will join one of two tours, based on the day of the week.

Depart from Calgary and head east into The Badlands, with a stop at Horseshoe Canyon. Continue to Drumheller, the Dinosaur Capital of the World. Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology and home to the 130,000 fossils from 300 different species. Guests may take the optional 3km guided Dinosite Tour (additional cost payable onsite). On the way back to Calgary, stop for a stroll across the Suspension Bridge followed by a visit to the Hoodoos.

OR

Head south from Calgary through the rangelands of Cowboy Country. Visit Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, which commemorates the evolution of the Canadian ranching industry. Next, stop at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that tells the story of the hunting practice of the native people of the North American plains for the past 6,000 years. A native guide leads you through the exhibit and out to the cliff jump, sharing the history and lifestyle of the first people.

Both trips return to Calgary late afternoon. Overnight Calgary.

Day 9 - Calgary Departure
Check-out from your hotel and transfer to the Calgary International Airport.

Accommodation Options

Value Accommodations
Elk & Avenue Hotel, Chateau Jasper, Deer Lodge, and International Hotel Calgary

Superior Accommodations
Rimrock Resort, Sawridge Inn & Conference Center, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Calgary Marriott Hotel

Deluxe Accommodations
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Palliser

Dates & Prices

Select from the packages below to view prices for this tour.

Prices are land-only, per person. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Drumheller & the Badlands Day Trip from Calgary is included on packages that depart on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
History & Heritage in Southern Alberta Day Trip from Calgary is included on packages that depart on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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