Canadian Rockies with Calgary

Traverse the scenic roadways and enjoy the beauty of the Canadian Rockies along with the urban delights of Calgary 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. Wrap up your trip by enjoying the best of Calgary and a day excursion to the renowned Canadian Badlands.

Features & Inclusions

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Drumheller and the Badlands Day Trip
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Lake Cruise (seasonal)
  • Glacier Adventure & Glacier Skywalk
  • Calgary Tower
  • Banff Sightseeing
  • Lake Louise Sightseeing
  • Jasper Sightseeing

Itinerary

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

Day 2 - Banff Exploring
Explore Banff today. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola (included) to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a 360 degree view of the Banff Town site and the Bow Valley. Continue to Lake Minnewanka and enjoy an hour-long cruise (included) 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. 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
This afternoon you will embark 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 motor coach service and travel to Calgary. You will be dropped off at your downtown hotel. Included today is admission to the Calgary Tower. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 8 – Calgary
Departing from Calgary east into the endless golden prairies, the fertile land is replaced by a strange and stark moonscape of striped hills and otherworldly rock formations known as The Badlands. View the impressive Horseshoe Canyon and learn about the geology, history, and native plants and animals at the Interpretive Centre. The tour continues on to Drumheller, the Dinosaur Capital of the World. Included is a visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology and home to the 130,000 fossils from 300 different species. Explore the fascinating exhibits, watch a raptor skeleton being assembled, meet the scientists that interpret the past, and learn what happens behind the scenes to collected fossils. You may take the optional Dinosite Tour (additional cost payable onsite), a 3km guided walk to search for fossils, see dinosaur bones in the ground, and learn about ancient Alberta. Leaving Drumheller, a stop is made to take a stroll across the Suspension Bridge followed by a visit to the Hoodoos – unique geological formations that resemble sandstone giants. Return to Calgary late afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 9 - Calgary Departure
Check-out from your hotel and travel to the Calgary International Airport today by taxi (included).

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

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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.
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