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Canada's Rockies

Operated by: Trafalgar

7 Days from $2,328 per person
MAY - OCT 2023
Canadas Rockies

Countries Visited

Canada ...more Canada

Locations Visited

Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park of Canada, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Banff ...more Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park of Canada, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Banff
  1. Day 1 Kick Start Your Journey In Calgary

    Tip your Stetson to Canada’s ‘Cowboy Country’, kick-starting your adventure through the inimitable Rockies in Calgary. This evening, gather at your hotel joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Westin Calgary
  2. Day 2 Uncloak The Ethereal Canadian Rockies

    Embark on a spiritual encounter with the Canadian Rockies, admiring the ethereal beauty of Lake Louise, the surrounding summits and Victoria Glacier, before we continue along the Icefields Parkway. Skirt the craggy peaks, waterfalls and luminous glacial lakes keeping an eye out for bears, elk and mountain goats as you make your way through the wilderness to Jasper.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Chateau Jasper
  3. Day 3 Enjoy The Wonders Of Jasper National Park

    Soak up pristine natural surroundings enjoying a morning at leisure. Then venture to Maligne Lake and indulge in a Regional Lunch with wine at the Maligne Lake Chalet, a rustic log building situated on a rise of land offering magnificent views of beautiful Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park. Take to the aqua waters of Maligne Lake later this afternoon (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island, named by the Stoney Nation indigenous people for the experiences their ancestors had at this place centuries ago. It's a tiny grove of trees set in pristine nature separated from the mainland by an isthmus. Spirit Island becomes a true island for a few short days during the summer. Then enjoy the dramatic views as you take a guided walk to Maligne Canyon.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Chateau Jasper
  4. Day 4 Take An Excursion To The Athabasca Glacier Make Travel Matter

    Your adventure begins with a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier in an all-terrain Ice Explorer—a massive vehicle specially designed for glacier travel. On this thrilling trip, an experienced driver-guide will share a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers and their impact on our environment. Take a sip of ice-cold glacier water and admire the surrounding snowcapped panorama before continuing your journey to the alpine village of Banff. Enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as we meet a Cree Guide who will give some insight on how Buffalo were so important to survival, the interconnected relationship we have and the teachings of the Buffalo around the sacred contract we hold and how we may have become part of that sacred contract. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Banff Park Lodge
  5. Day 5 Shoot Your Shot In Canmore Dive Into Culture

    Learn the art of playing the puck like a pro when you meet a real Canadian hockey player in Canmore. Dive into Culture and embrace Canada’s national sport, learning 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 and put on the full hockey gear. Grab your stick and it's off onto the ice where you'll soon find out whether you are a lefty or righty and learn how to score the big goal. A sightseeing excursion around Banff reveals the exquisite natural beauty of the area. Admire the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls, and the hoodoo rock formations.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Banff Park Lodge
  6. Day 6 Breathe Fresh Air In Banff Connect with Locals

    Join your Travel Director for an optional excursion in the morning to explore the jewels of the Rockies, and head to Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake in the Valley of Ten Peaks. See Takakkaw Falls, the second tallest waterfall in Canada. Straddle the continental divide at Kicking Horse Pass as you head to view the Spiral Tunnels, the famous railway built in the early 1900's. After a day in the Rockies, meet Julie, Owner and Entrepreneur of Banff Trail Riders and dive into the world of horsemanship in the Rockies. Connect with Locals as you meet a blacksmith, visit the leather work shop, and learn about the history of the barns followed by a traditional Be My Guest BBQ dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Banff Park Lodge
  7. Day 7 Farewell From Calgary

    Descend from high above and bid farewell to the Canadian Rockies. Depart Calgary for your return flights home or make your way to the Westin Calgary if you are extending your stay or joining the Calgary Stampede Option. Airport arrival will be at 11:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

    meals Breakfast
Canadas Rockies Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 6 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • 1 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)

Be My Guest

  • Banff: Visit Boons Barn in Banff, where you'll be guided through the property by Julie, Owner and Entrepreneur of Banff Trail Riders and meet a blacksmith, visit the leather work shop, meet some of the team and horses, and learn about the history of the barns. Afterwards, you'll tuck into a traditional BBQ dinner as a live guitarist entertains you.

Dive Into Culture

  • Banff: Lace-up those skates, hit the ice, and learn about being a real hockey player.

Iconic Experience

  • Lake Louise: Walk the shoreline of Lake Louise learning about its turquoise waters while taking in the Victoria Glacier and scenic mountain backdrop.
  • Maligne Lake: Enjoy a scenic cruise around Maligne Lake where you'll discover world-famous Spirit Island and get great photo opportunities with beautiful mountain views.
  • Maligne Canyon: Take a guided walk through Maligne Canyon for some incredible photo ops along this scenic trail into the depths of Jasper National Park. 
  • Columbia Icefield: Explore nature on the Columbia Icefield Adventure. Travel on a massive Ice Explorer and view one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world, the Athabathsca Glacier.
  • Banff National Park of Canada: View one of the largest lakes in Banff National Park, Bow Lake. As one of the many lakes that line the Icefields Parkway, this is a beautiful and scenic stop with dazzling glacial waters.
  • Banff: Take a guided tour around Banff and discover the big sites as well as a few local spots.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Banff National Park of Canada: Learn about the importance of Buffalo to the survival of the First Nations. Sip tea with a Cree guide, share stories and discover the sacred contract that they hold with this powerful beast.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore Icefields Parkway and Columbia Icefield Adventure
  • : Visit Jasper National Park, Maligne Canyon, Banff National Park, Lake Louise
  • : Scenic Drive along the Icefields Parkway
  • : Scenic Cruise to Maligne Lake to Spirit Island
  • : View Bow Lake, Bow Falls & Surprise Corner
  • Icefields Parkway: Drive on one of the most scenic drives in North America through mountains, glaciers and lakes on the Icefields Parkway.

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : All transport and transfers shown
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time

Dates & Prices

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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.

Jasper

Available on Day 3

Jasper Float Trip

Join the fun and experience an easy rafting/scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 25-foot-long, oar-powered rafts; offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first-time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery drifting down a route that was used by fur traders many years ago. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required.
Adult Price: CAD 87

Jasper Class II Whitewater Adventure

Get a little wet and have a lot of fun on the Athabasca River. Raft the Mile 5 section of the glacier-fed river. This section of river is a great introduction to river rafting as it begins with an approximately 10-minute float before the class II rapids start. Experience the gentle thrill of some bumps and splashes on your 2-2.5 round trip (approximately 1 hour of “river time”). Experience white water rafting in the Rocky Mountains. This soft adventure is perfect for kids and beginners. Includes roundtrip transport from your hotel. Also provided are a neoprene wetsuit, a pair of neoprene boots, and a life jacket. If the weather calls for it, we may also provide splash jackets, neoprene jackets, fleeces, toques (aka beanies or warm hats), or gloves. All participants are required to sign a waiver. Digital waivers will be available upon your arrival at the meeting location. Age range: 5 to 85 yrs old
Adult Price: CAD 87

Banff

Available on Day 5

Brewster Banff Gondola

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 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. Subject to weather conditions.
Adult Price: CAD 70

Mt. Assiniboine Tour 35 mins

You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine - "the Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly-by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 11,870 feet along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget!
Adult Price: CAD 399

Three Sisters Peaks Tour, 25 mins

The most action packed twenty minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore. Prices are based on a minimum of 2 passengers.
Adult Price: CAD 294

Available on Day 6

Hike to Consolation Lakes (Tues)

This trail begins in the Valley of the Ten Peaks at stunning Moraine Lake. The drive alone to this location is worth it in itself. We’ll spend our time hiking leisurely along an old-growth forest trail to Consolation Lakes, where you’ll see the Fay Glacier atop Mount Babel. Upon our return, explore around Moraine Lake, including a trip to the top of the Rockpile. Due to bear restrictions, this is a great trip to do in a guided group. Rated: Easy. Hiking Time: 3-4 hours. Return Distance: 3.6 miles. Elevation Gain: 837 ft. More spots may be available based on demand.
Adult Price: CAD 127

Hike to Larch Valley (Mon, Sat)

Trail restrictions due to bear activity make this an ideal hike to take with a guided group. Beginning from the Valley of the Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, the trail climbs, really climbs, up 10 switchbacks to Larch Valley on a well-maintained trail. After reaching the Valley, the trail easily ambles through a larch forest and then begins to gain elevation again towards Sentinal Pass and the Minestimma Lakes. Towards the Pass, views of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake and gigantic Mt. Temple (11,625 ft) will complete your experience.  Please note that this hike does not continue to the top of Sentinel Pass. Rated: Moderate. Hiking Time: 4-5 hours. Return distance: 5.6 miles. Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft.
Adult Price: CAD 127

Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake Excursion

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. Straddle the continental divide at kicking Horse Pass as you head to view the Spiral Tunnels, the famous railway built in the early 1900s.
Adult Price: CAD 35

Reviews
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Trusted Customer
Monday, June 27, 2022
Service
Beautiful scenery.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a fabulous time exploring Canada's Rockies. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Vacation
beautiful scenery and lots of animals.
Lyndea Brown
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Service
Wonderful help. If our personal one was not available there were always other very knowledgeable and helpful people available. No complaints and very satisfied at their expertise and helpfulness.
Vacation
The Canadian Rockies tour far exceeded our expectations. We were offered extra excursions that turned out to be wonderful. Along the way our tour director also showed us some extra unbelievable sights that we were not expecting. Every minute of our trip was wonderful! A special shout out for both our tour director Ben and driver Asif. Ben was vey knowledgeable and very polite and accommodating to all. He knew the area and its history. We learned a lot about Canada. Ben also went out of his way to educate us through games, etc. on the bus too, and to also give just enough down time on the bus, too. Asif was a wonderful driver and also a local who shared wonderful information when asked. We left the tour leaving two new friends, Ben and Asif! We loved the beautiful scenery and activities Trafalgar, Ben, and Asif gave us.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the Canada's Rockies tour. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and hope to be able to help you plan another trip very soon.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Narasimha Swamy
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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No comments
Vacation
Large group of 50 people. Not enough time to enjoy the scenery at any of the locations.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Very simple booking and payment experience with helpful travel professionals.
Vacation
Visited beautiful sites in Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary. Saw lots of wildlife, glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, etc.
Pamela Fredrickson
Monday, September 17, 2018
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very professional and knowledgeable
Vacation
don't know if the value was there as compared to Caravan tours
Elizabeth Stutz
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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The sites visited were beautiful. It was great to be able to get a good parking spot an not have to wait in the line of individual cars. I was disappointed in the Holiday Inn stay in Canmore. We were scheduled to stay in Banff which would have been a much better arrangement and allow more time to explore Banff.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry about that last minute Hotel change which was out of our control. We do hope that overall you had a pleasant trip.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Vacation
I have not traveled with your group in the past.
Trusted Customer
Monday, July 16, 2018
Service
Nice and informed guide. Excellent bus driver. Enough time at each destination town to enjoy it. Would have liked more options for extra excursions that were more interactive (canoe/kayaking, horseback riding and such). Liked the hotels within walking distance to town as you could do more on your own and not have to go as a group. One hotel change in Jasper had us too far out of town to walk. Our tour guide and our bus driver did an exceptional job shuttling us around to meet all of our needs but it was still having to follow a set schedule (the rain and cold did not help). That hotel also had the most difficulty keeping up with breakfast ( had to wait on food, bacon not cooked well enough). That was the only blip in an otherwise wonderful Canadian experience. Highlights for me- walking on the Columbia glacier and putting on full hockey gear and getting out on the ice in Canmore. For my husband- a kayak trip he found for us, Boundary Line Ranch and the Calgary Stampede. Something for everybody!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time in Canada! Thank you for sharing your photos and travel experience with us.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Vacation
Good experience for the money
Trusted Customer
Monday, July 16, 2018
Service
I liked; the music on the bus, the maple cookies, the toast on the glacier, always paying attention to the possibility of seeing wildlife. I felt like we were being rushed a lot but I know we had a tight schedule, in order to see so much. It was a great trip!
Vacation
Improvements might include; more attention to some details—better description of the stops on this bus( how long & difficult is the walk, etc). Tips like always stay with a buddy—should be common sense. Very good at staying on schedule— Guide was very accommodating & personable, learned everyone’s name quickly, addressed individual needs. Great Trip!
Marjorie Brooks
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Service
The newly picked holiday inn at canmore Alberta is very far off the traveled road from banff . I was sick there and had to take a cab to anfrom a pharmacy in town.. no shuttles. There were no safes in the rooms we stayed in for 3 nights. Trafalgar always recommends putting your passport in a safe . And finally the group dinner took 2 hours to be served cold😢😢😢😢😢please get a nice hotel within town and the park!!! This left a very bad thought to our trip. The hotel I’m sure saved the company $$ but if the people don’t use you again and tell their friends it won’t save you anything
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for taking the time to share your suggestions. We are sorry that you fell ill during the trip and was inconvenienced by having to take a taxi to the pharmacy. This hotel was a last minute change and we will share your feedback with our Quality Control teams for further review. Hope you are feeling better now that you're home.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Vacation
Good seats and plenty of time
Linda Lordi
Monday, June 25, 2018
Service
It was an excellent trip Dave and Matt are excellent. My only negative was staying at Pochantas (it was terrible).
Vacation
Very Good, I would highly recommend this!!
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