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Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $3,840 per person
JUN - SEP 2023
Trail and lake in Glacier National Park, Canada

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Canada, United States ...more Canada, United States

Locations Visited

Calgary, Waterton Park, Fort Macleod, Revelstoke, West Glacier, Columbia Falls, Radium Hot Springs, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper (AB), Kananaskis, Canmore, Kamloops ...more Calgary, Waterton Park, Fort Macleod, Revelstoke, West Glacier, Columbia Falls, Radium Hot Springs, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper (AB), Kananaskis, Canmore, Kamloops
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  1. Day 1 Hello Calgary

    Don your Stetson and buckle up those cowboy boots. You've arrived in Stampede country. Get settled into the ways of the Wild West before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Hilton Garden Inn
  2. Day 2 Unmask The Legacy Of Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump

    Travel to the UNESCO-listed Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump, where a Local Specialist explains how buffalo were once driven off a cliff by buffalo runners for this insightful MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Next, journey toward Waterton Lakes National Park.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Waterton Lakes Lodge
  3. Day 3 Take a Vintage Voyage Along St. Mary Lake

    The Big Skies of Montana beckon this morning as you cross the international border and travel along the shore of Lower St. Mary Lake and enter Glacier National Park, touted as the Crown of the Continent. Then, continue in a restored 1930s vintage touring red “jammer”. You will head up into the cirques of the St. Mary Valley along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, and stop at the Continental Divide continuing over Logan Pass. Traverse one of the few remaining rainforests in Montana as you drive alongside the glacially carved valley. Finally, you will arrive at the Lake McDonald Lodge, situated on the shore of Lake McDonald.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Lake McDonald Lodge
  4. Day 4 Travel Through Kootenay National Park

    Today, you will exit Glacier National Park through West Glacier and head north, back into Canada. Travel along the Banff-Windermere Highway, one of the most scenic drives in British Columbia. Then, enter Kootenay National Park and drive through Sinclair Canyon. Make the climb up to Vermilion Pass at the Continental Divide, reaching an elevation of 1,680 m (5,510 ft) and enter Alberta and Banff National Park. Descending into the Bow River Valley, you will arrive in Banff where you check in at your Stays With Stories, the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs, the 'Castle in the Rockies'.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fairmont Banff Springs
  5. Day 5 Explore Picturesque Banff

    Our day begins with a morning at leisure, choose to take this time to relax or join one of our optional experiences. Choose to view the alpine forest from above during an optional helicopter ride or explore from the ground with a guided hike. Later, spend the afternoon exploring the rugged beauty of Banff, from its postcard viewpoint of Surprise Corner to Bow Falls, with an optional gondola ride.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  6. Day 6 Take In The Tranquility Of Lake Louise

    An early rise today as we head for Moraine Lake. Take a walk on the Lakeshore Trail, or the Rockpile Trail for the best views of the Canadian Rockies with stunning Moraine Lake nestled in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. This afternoon we arrive at Lake Louise where your have Your Choice of activities: a stroll into the picture perfect image of Lake Louise, keeping an eye out for rock climbers, ground squirrels, marmots or even a mountain goat. Or perhaps the picture-perfect setting of Lake Louise will awaken the artist within you as you try your hand at plein air painting.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Lake Louise Inn
  7. Day 7 Traverse Across Athabasca Glacier

    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 and heading to Jasper National Park.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Chateau Jasper
  8. Day 8 The Joys Of Jasper

    Embark on a leisurely walk admiring the sheer limestone cliffs of Maligne Canyon and learning about the underground river system that flows out to Medicine Lake. Surrounded by a ring of mountains, we will indulge in a delicious regional lunch with wine at the Lake Maligne Chalet with views of the lake, followed by a cruise of Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (seasonal).

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  9. Day 9 Explore Kananaskis

    Journey through the National Parks by way of the Icefields Parkway through Jasper and Banff to arrive in the small resort town of Kananaskis. Connect With Locals and enjoy a Be My Guest experience with a short walk around the village rim trail. Followed by a Farewell Dinner hosted by a backcountry guide that will share wild stories about life in the Rockies, their expertise, passions and an insightful peak into mountain life.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Crosswaters Resort
  10. Day 10 To Calgary And Beyond

    A transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the Hilton Garden Inn for guests extending their stay.

    meals Breakfast
Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Be My Guest

First class travel Highlights

  • 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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Columbia Icefield Adventure, Icefields Parkway
  • Scenic Cruise on Maligne Lake
  • Dive Into Culture Cross the Continental Divide over Logan Pass in a vintage touring "jammer".
  • Stays With Stories Stay at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, located in the heart of Banff National Park. Modeled after a Scottish baronial castle, it is known as the 'Castle in the Rockies'
  • Connect With Locals Take a walk around the village rim trail in Kananaskis while learning about some local history. The walk ends at the dinner location at the Crosswaters Resort, where the you will toast to the last night of your vacation.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of a museum of Blackfoot culture.

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Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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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.

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

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

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

Jasper

Available on Day 8

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

Reviews
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Vacation
Independent Reviews
Donald Blubaugh
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Service
GET staff was most helpful explaining details of this excursion
Vacation
Scenery was magnificant, travel guard was outstanding, but several accomodations were at best average to poor
Lynette Webber
Monday, July 16, 2018
Service
Our tour guide and driver were fabulous; very knowledgeable, friendly, and fun to be around. The itinerary was great, and our guide and driver added several other little side trips that were wonderful. We had great seats for the Calgary Stampede too.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so glad to hear you had such a nice time in Canada and that you enjoyed the Stampede! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Happy travels.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Vacation
Scenery was wonderful, and all but one hotel was very nice and pleasant. Deer Lodge was not a great experience, but it was close to Lake Louise. Our meals were great and the optional helicopter ride was a real treat. Great seats at the Stampede too.
Deborah Talbot
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Service
The tour was overall spectacular from start to finish. It was so well orchestrated with places visited, the lodging and everything was timed so well, avoiding crowds!The tour director and coach driver were the best!
Vacation
Saw so many beautiful places without feeling rushed.
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