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Canada's Rockies

Operated by: Trafalgar

7 Days from $2,110 per person
MAY - OCT 2021
Canada Abraham Lake Canadian Rockies

Countries Visited

Canada ...more Canada

Locations Visited

Calgary, Jasper (AB), Banff, Columbia Icefield, Canmore, Kananaskis ...more Calgary, Jasper (AB), Banff, Columbia Icefield, Canmore, Kananaskis
  1. Day 1 Arrive 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 Westin Calgary
  2. Day 2 Calgary – Lake Louise – Jasper National Park (2 Nights)

    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 Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre
  3. Day 3 Jasper Sightseeing

    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
  4. Day 4 Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Banff (3 Nights)

    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 colourful stories about life in the 'force' and even pose for a photo or two. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Banff Park Lodge
  5. Day 5 Banff Sightseeing

    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 with help of a real coach. 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.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Banff Free Time

    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. Meet a blacksmith, visit the leather work shop, and learn about the history of the barns followed by a traditional BBQ dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  7. Day 7 Banff – Calgary

    Descend from high above and bid farewell to the Canadian Rockies. Take your transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Westin Calgary if you are extending your stay or joining the Calgary Stampede Option.

    meals Breakfast
Canada's Rockies
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • 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
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR of Banff
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Icefields Parkway
  • VISIT Jasper National Park, ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Hockey Player Experience
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a BBQ at Boons Barn and meet your host Julie, her team and their animals personally including draft horses, some that compete in the Calgary Stampede, saddle horses as well as mules. (Day 6)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Lace up those skates, hit the ice and learn about being a real hockey player. (Day 5)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST Meet a retired Royal Canadian Mountie in Banff. (Day 4)

Dates & Prices

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Optional Add-Ons

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 Food Tour

This Jasper Downtown Foodie Tour is led by a Local Expert who lives in Jasper year-round. You’ll go on a short guided walk that feels less like venue-hopping and more like dropping in for a catch-up with a series of food-loving locals. At each of the four stops, you have a chance to sample carefully handpicked dishes, each paired with an alcoholic beverage. Along the way, you will learn about Jasper’s history and listen to tales of an authentic mountain town. Per Alberta law, must be 18 or older to participate. Approx. duration: 2 hours
Adult Price: $124

Jasper Float Trip

Join the fun and experience a 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 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. 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
Adult Price: $86

Banff

Royal Canadian Helicopter Tour (weather dependent)

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. Approx. duration: 20-25 minutes
Adult Price: $289

Mt. Assiniboine Helicopter Tour (weather dependent)

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! Approx. duration: 30 minutes
Adult Price: $347

Three Sisters Peaks Helicopter Tour (weather dependent)

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. Approx. duration 12 minutes
Adult Price: $210

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. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours
Adult Price: $70

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. Approx. duration: 4 hours
Adult Price: $36

Reviews
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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
Service
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
Service
very professional and knowledgeable
Vacation
don't know if the value was there as compared to Caravan tours
Elizabeth Stutz
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Service
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!!
Richard Albert
Monday, June 18, 2018
Service
Our travel guide, Russ, was on top of everything, with great information and suggestions. Our hockey experience was a once in a lifetime.
Vacation
The countryside beauty is almost beyond description. You have to see it to believe it.
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