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Canada's Rockies

7 Days from $1,845 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

Venture to the land of the grizzlies and glistening glaciers. Your in-depth exploration of the Rocky Mountains begins in Stampede country, taking you through scenic icefields, breathtaking lake landscapes, and alpine villages.

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Venture to the land of the grizzlies and glistening glaciers. Your in-depth exploration of the Rocky Mountains begins in Stampede country, taking you through scenic icefields, breathtaking lake landscapes, and alpine villages.

  1. 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 travelers for a Welcome Reception.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Westin Calgary
  2. 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 grizzlies, elk and mountain goats as you make your way through the wilderness to Jasper.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Chateau Jasper
  3. Soak up pristine natural surrounds enjoying a morning at leisure. Enjoy dramatic views as you take a guided walk to 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. Take to the aqua waters of Maligne Lake later this afternoon (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island before indulging in a Regional Meal.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
  4. We crunch across the glistening icefield of Athabasca Glacier this morning, stepping aboard an Ice Explorer to learn about glaciers and their impact on the 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. Before dinner, you'll enjoy a rare opportunity to meet a retired Royal Canadian Mountie, dressed in the traditional red serge uniform. This Local Specialist will share colorful stories about life in the 'force' and even pose for a photo or two.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Banff Park Lodge
  5. 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 don the full hockey gear. Grab your stick and it's off onto the ice where you're 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.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  6. Reconnect with nature, with a free morning to spend as you please. We travel to the Guinn family ranch and Connect with Locals over a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner in pristine surrounds. After dinner, twist, kick and bump your way to country line-dancing success.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  7. Bid farewell to your newfound friends and transfer to your hotel in Calgary. Airport arrival will be at 11:30 am. Please be aware when booking your flights.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: $925.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $78 per person.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment

Meal Summary

10 meals: 6 full breakfasts, 4 dinners. 

Included Highlights

Dive into Culture

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

Connect with Locals

  • The Guinn Family is your welcoming host on this authentic Canadian ranch experience during which you'll enjoy a wagon tour and traditional ranch-style dinner

Local Specialist

  • Meet a retired Royal Canadian Mountie in Banff

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Banff
  • Visit Jasper National Park, ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park
  • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway
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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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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

*Jasper Float Trip

Adult Price: 73.00

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 (7 meter) 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. Approx. duration: 50-90 minutes

BANFF

Brewster Banff Gondola

Adult Price: 59.00

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. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours.

Mt. Assiniboine Tour 30 mins

Adult Price: 331.00

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 3,611meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget! Approx. duration: 30 minutes.

Royal Canadian Tour 25 mins

Adult Price: 273.00

This journey will only enhance the Three Sisters Peaks Tour by exploring the Goat and Sundance Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls and untouched glacier lakes. Perhaps even a glimpse of some wildlife. It's an extraordinary adventure not to be missed.

Three Sisters Peak Tour 12 min

Adult Price: 136.00

The most action packed twelve minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the world 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.

Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake Excursion

Adult Price: 35.00

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. duration: 4 hours.

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The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year and is included on three departures:

June 30, July 1 and July 6: $2,625 per person Twin Room ($1,025 Single Supplement)

Day 1 to Day 6

These days will operate as shown on the Canada’s Rockies itinerary Days 1-6.

Day 7 Banff – Canmore – Calgary (2 nights)

After completing a unique hockey experience in Canmore, bid farewell to your newfound friends and

Transfer to your hotel in Calgary. This evening, get your adrenaline pumping at the Stampede’s thrilling chuckwagon races, in which teams of horses pull traditional chuckwagons around a racetrack. Cap off the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza with a fireworks display.

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Day 8 Calgary Stampede

Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world’s largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park.

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Day 9 Depart Calgary

Take a transfer to the Calgary International Airport this morning.

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