About this tour
Travel Date Days Price Tue, Nov 22, 2016 9 days $3,099.00 CAD
This Canadian Rockies tour delivers the pristine wilderness of several national parks and the soaring beauty of the Rockies on both sides of the Canada & U.S. border. Travel to Waterton Lakes National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site with rugged mountains and beautiful water. Visit the historic mining town of Fort Steele; Kootenay National Park; and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump; Banff National Park; Jasper National Park; Glacier National Park. From the stunning scenery to the fun experiences, this vacation is sure to delight!
DELTA CALGARY DOWNTOWN
Renowned for its genuine hospitality, the Delta Calgary Downtown is ideally located in downtown Calgary at the intersection of the city’s business and cultural districts. Stampede Park, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and Stephen Avenue shopping are just some of the highlights of downtown Calgary. Our guests have convenient access to all venues through the Calgary skywalk system and public transportation, which makes exploring our city that much easier. When our guests return at the end of the day, they can expect the comforts of home.
WATERTON LAKES PARK
BAYSHORE INN RESORT & SPA
This rustic , family owned and operated hotel is the only hotel located on the shores of beautiful Waterton Lake. The Bayshore Inn Resort & Spa provides everything you need for the perfect mountain getaway offering spacious renovated rooms, an amazing dining experience at one of our 4 restaurants, boutique shopping and Waterton’s only Spa. The wonderful amenities, convenient location and gorgeous lakeside views are just a few of the reasons to stay with us.
GROUSE MOUNTAIN LODGE
Grouse Mountain Lodge is a four-season destination with activities as spectacular as the surrounding scenery. In summer, golf one of the Flathead Valley’s nine golf courses including Whitefish Lake Golf Course, adjacent to Grouse Mountain Lodge. In winter, enjoy fresh powder skiing and snowboarding at Whitefish Mountain Resort, located just eight miles away and connected by our complimentary shuttle service. Shopping and nightlife bring this little Montana town a unique charm and culture. Glacier National Park is only 30 miles away for day excursions and rides on the vintage convertible red busses. And when you return from playing outside all day, relax with a spa treatment at Remedies Day Spa.
DELTA ROYAL CANADIAN LODGE BANFF
Banff hotel is situated in the heart of this small mountain resort town and provides instant access to the area’s rich history and outdoor sights, including breathtaking Sulfur Mountain, and Banff Hot Springs. With its stylish accommodation and standout service, the hotel provides the perfect Canadian getaway in the Rockies. Explore the stunning Canadian Rockies from this centrally located hotel, nestled in town surrounded by wilderness. Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is renowned for its majestic mountain ranges, lakes and forests.
Sawridge Inns & Conference Centres. Enjoy the best luxury hotel rooms and accommodations in Alberta. Pet friendly family holiday comfort and top quality business executive conference center room and suites. Spacious rooms, luxurious amenities, & a reservation for fine luxury dining at our licensed restaurants, makes Sawridge Inn hotels the best vacation choice in western Canada.Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.
Day 1: DAY 1: ARRIVE IN CALGARY
Welcome to Calgary! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2: DAY 2: CALGARY – HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP – WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL
Before departing Calgary, enjoy an orientation tour of the city’s highlights. Travel south along the Macleod Trail. Just outside the town of Fort Macleod, visit HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, on to scenic WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK with a photo stop at Cameron Falls.
Day 3: DAY 3: WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK – GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Enter Montana through Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and behold the awesome snowcapped peaks of GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. A highlight awaits you as you board the famous vintage red “JAMMER BUSES” that will take you along one of North America’s most spectacular highways: Going-to-the-Sun Road. After crossing 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass, enter a geographical wonderland of alpine scenery where jagged mountain peaks, deep-green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape. Before arriving at your resort, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of HUCKLEBERRY PIE or ICE CREAM – a delicious treat to end your day.
Day 4: DAY 4: WHITEFISH – FORT STEELE – KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK – BANFF (B)
Re-enter Canada today, with a stop in British Columbia before crossing into Alberta. Visit the restored town of FORT STEELE, where fortunes were made during the Kootenay Gold Rush. Next, drive through the steep red cliffs of Sinclair Canyon and KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK before entering BANFF NATIONAL PARK, the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Day 5: DAY 5: BANFF (B)
This morning, take a scenic ride on the BANFF GONDOLA to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the spectacular views of the valley below. Additional morning sightseeing includes stops at Bow Falls and the Hoodoos. The balance of the day is at leisure, or maybe join an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for unsurpassed views of the Rockies.
Day 6: DAY 6: BANFF – COLUMBIA ICEFIELD – JASPER (B)
Follow breathtaking Icefields Parkway today and head for JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake. Then, climb to Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses. Next is the highlight of the day: stop at the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride aboard an ICE EXPLORER. Still time this afternoon for an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River.
Day 7: DAY 7: JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE (B/D)
The morning is at leisure. Optional activities include hiking, canoeing, and strolling the streets of Jasper. Maybe take an optional nature walk to learn about glacier formations found in the area. This afternoon, journey to Maligne Lake for a fully narrated CRUISE of the glacial lake and Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy a lakeside dinner with incredible views and local fare including famous Alberta beef.
Day 8: DAY 8: JASPER – LAKE LOUISE – CALGARY (B/D)
This morning, visit Athabasca Falls and then retrace the route south along Icefields Parkway. One more highlight saved for the last day of your vacation: a visit to famous LAKE LOUISE. Continue to Calgary, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, be entertained by a local COWBOY POET who will bring the region’s Western heritage to life through stories and songs, a perfect ending to your vacation.
Day 9: DAY 9: CALGARY (B)
The tour ends after breakfast this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Calgary International Airport.
Meals as per itinerary
Transportation as per itinerary
Services of Tour Directors
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Visa Fees (if applicable)
Tour prices based on per person, twin shared room.
A single supplement is available. Please contact us for more details.
Travel insurance is available at an additional cost and is highly recommended.