Heart of the Canadian Rockies with Calgary Stampede

Heart of the Canadian Rockies with Calgary Stampede

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Heart of the Canadian Rockies with Calgary Stampede

12 Days

Visiting: Calgary, AB, Canada, Stampede grounds, Calgary, AB, Canada, Banff National Park, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada, Columbia Icefield, Improvement District No. 12, AB, Canada, Jasper National Park Of Canada, Jasper, AB, Canada, Lake Louise, AB, Canada, Kamloops, BC, Canada, Mount Robson, BC, Canada, Victoria, Kamloops, Vancouver, North America

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Tour code:

8550-2025

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

25 - 43

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

21-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise requests

Tour operated in:

English
From: $3526 $2989 Operator discount: -$452 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$85 -15%

NB: Prices correct on 24-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Welcome to Calgary! It’s no wonder the Calgary Stampede is “the greatest outdoor show on Earth.” This celebration of the Old West brings frontier days to life with entertainment and exhibits, great food, world-famous Chuckwagon horse races, and the Calgary Stampede Rodeo. Continue your adventure through the western Canada’s stunning scenery, rugged mountains, breathtaking glaciers, mighty rivers, and gorgeous national parks. Your value-minded Canadian vacation takes you to Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Victoria, and Vancouver. Enjoy two nights in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park and gateway to the Canadian Rockies. You’ll have time to explore the alpine meadows, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, and quaint shops on your own or take an optional excursion like viewing the spectacular scenery by helicopter. You’ll also enjoy two nights in Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. You can hike, peruse the shops, and take an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. Between Banff and Jasper, you’ll experience a highlight of this Canadian Rockies tour—a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer all-terrain vehicle to the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Your journey between the two national parks also includes a stop in Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surrounding mountains and pristine wilderness. Embark on ferry crossings between Vancouver and Victoria to visit the world-famous, gorgeous Butchart Gardens. For the value-minded traveler, the stunning scenery, adventure, and natural wonders of this affordable vacation in Canada with the historic wild west of Calgary is the trip of a lifetime!

Places You'll See

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel

Bow View Lodge

Rundlestone Lodge

The Plaza Hotel

Maligne Lodge

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Sandman Suites On Davie

Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Center

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel

Bow View Lodge

Rundlestone Lodge

Maligne Lodge

The Plaza Hotel

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Center

Sandman Suites On Davie

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Day 1: Calgary

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Welcome to Calgary, home of the Calgary Stampede! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
CALGARY Welcome to Calgary, home of the Calgary Stampede! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2: Calgary Stampede Grounds

Location: Stampede grounds, Calgary, AB, Canada

Welcome to Calgary and “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Dressed in your best Cowboy fashion from belt buckles, boots to chaps, step through the gates of Stampede Park into a world of wonder, fun, and “Wild West” excitement with your included admission. Walk back in time and experience the traditions and culture of Canadian First Nations at Elbow River Camp or stroll the streets of a recreated frontier town. Enjoy a wide variety of exciting talent on the many entertainment stages, and then maybe head into the dazzling array of international exhibits and displays of Western art. This evening, watch the heart-stopping Chuckwagon Races in an all-out dash for the finish line, an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower. You’ll be out of your seats cheering on your favorite driver during each heat. Afterward, get ready for an outdoor stage show featuring hundreds of singers, dancers, and musicians in a lavishly produced and choreographed musical variety spectacular.
CALGARY STAMPEDE GROUNDS Welcome to Calgary and “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Dressed in your best Cowboy fashion from belt buckles, boots to chaps, step through the gates of Stampede Park into a world of wonder, fun, and “Wild West” excitement with your included admission. Walk back in time and experience the traditions and culture of Canadian First Nations at Elbow River Camp or stroll the streets of a recreated frontier town. Enjoy a wide variety of exciting talent on the many entertainment stages, and then maybe head into the dazzling array of international exhibits and displays of Western art. This evening, watch the heart-stopping Chuckwagon Races in an all-out dash for the finish line, an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower. You’ll be out of your seats cheering on your favorite driver during each heat. Afterward, get ready for an outdoor stage show featuring hundreds of singers, dancers, and musicians in a lavishly produced and choreographed musical variety spectacular.

Day 3: Calgary Stampede Grounds And Rodeo

Location: Stampede grounds, Calgary, AB, Canada

Fuel up for the day’s activities by visiting Fluor Rope Square at Olympic Plaza for a pancake breakfast. Return to the Stampede grounds this morning to see anything you missed yesterday, and cheer on your favorite rodeo contenders. If you haven’t already, get suited with a cowboy hat, threads, and boots at one of the many stalls before heading to the Grandstand for the Calgary Stampede Rodeo this afternoon. See the best of the best as they saddle up for world-class rodeo action. Top professionals take on the West’s wildest horses. You’ll also enjoy rodeo’s most famed event—bull riding! You will be in awe of the talent as you sit on the edge of your seat. Make the most of your time here and discover Canada’s country core. With square dancing, mock gun fights, country bands, bars, restaurants and livestock, there is loads to see.
CALGARY STAMPEDE GROUNDS AND RODEO Fuel up for the day’s activities by visiting Fluor Rope Square at Olympic Plaza for a pancake breakfast. Return to the Stampede grounds this morning to see anything you missed yesterday, and cheer on your favorite rodeo contenders. If you haven’t already, get suited with a cowboy hat, threads, and boots at one of the many stalls before heading to the Grandstand for the Calgary Stampede Rodeo this afternoon. See the best of the best as they saddle up for world-class rodeo action. Top professionals take on the West’s wildest horses. You’ll also enjoy rodeo’s most famed event—bull riding! You will be in awe of the talent as you sit on the edge of your seat. Make the most of your time here and discover Canada’s country core. With square dancing, mock gun fights, country bands, bars, restaurants and livestock, there is loads to see.

Day 4: Calgary,Banff National Park

Location: Banff National Park, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada

The discovery of oil converted this ranching town into a sophisticated city. Sightseeing includes downtown, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, the Saddledome, and Canada Olympic Park. Motor west through the foothills and into Banff National Park, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour highlights Banff’s unspoiled beauty.
CALGARY–BANFF NATIONAL PARK The discovery of oil converted this ranching town into a sophisticated city. Sightseeing includes downtown, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, the Saddledome, and Canada Olympic Park. Motor west through the foothills and into Banff National Park, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour highlights Banff’s unspoiled beauty.

Day 5: Banff National Park

Location: Banff National Park, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada

Banff is one of Canada’s favorite year-round resorts, with summer activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing. With a free day, your Tour Director will have many suggestions, including an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Banff is one of Canada’s favorite year-round resorts, with summer activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing. With a free day, your Tour Director will have many suggestions, including an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Day 6: Banff National Park,Lake Louise,Columbia Icefield,Jasper National Park

Location: Banff National Park, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada, Columbia Icefield, Improvement District No. 12, AB, Canada, Jasper National Park Of Canada, Jasper, AB, Canada, Lake Louise, AB, Canada

Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. First stop is Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surroundings. Up next: a stop at the Columbia Icefield to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick. Then, journey north into Jasper National Park, where precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach scales three mountain passes. Later, perhaps take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of the town of Jasper upon arrival.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK–LAKE LOUISE–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–JASPER NATIONAL PARK Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. First stop is Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surroundings. Up next: a stop at the Columbia Icefield to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick. Then, journey north into Jasper National Park, where precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach scales three mountain passes. Later, perhaps take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of the town of Jasper upon arrival.

Day 7: Jasper National Park

Location: Jasper National Park Of Canada, Jasper, AB, Canada

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 8: Jasper National Park,Mount Robson,Kamloops

Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada, Jasper National Park Of Canada, Jasper, AB, Canada, Mount Robson, BC, Canada

Depart Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Yellowhead Highway continues south along the mighty Thompson River, with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK–MOUNT ROBSON–KAMLOOPS Depart Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Yellowhead Highway continues south along the mighty Thompson River, with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 9: Kamloops,Ferry Crossing,Victoria

Location: Victoria, Victoria, Kamloops

As you travel through British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forest. Board your ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous Butchart Gardens, the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. This evening, consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade.
KAMLOOPS–FERRY CROSSING–VICTORIA As you travel through British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forest. Board your ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous Butchart Gardens, the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. This evening, consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade.

Day 10: Victoria

Location: Victoria

Today is free to explore on your own. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whale watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles. Your Tour Director will have ideas for enjoying this most British of Canadian cities.
VICTORIA Today is free to explore on your own. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whale watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles. Your Tour Director will have ideas for enjoying this most British of Canadian cities.

Day 11: Victoria,Ferry Crossing,Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, Victoria, Vancouver

This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands. In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, and other famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Robson Street and experience British Columbia’s premier shopping and entertainment location.
VICTORIA–FERRY CROSSING–VANCOUVER This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands. In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, and other famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Robson Street and experience British Columbia’s premier shopping and entertainment location.

Day 12: Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Your vacation ends this morning. You may choose to extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Vancouver further.
VANCOUVER Your vacation ends this morning. You may choose to extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Vancouver further.

Notes

Visiting and participating in activities in this region may be subject to favorable weather conditions and vendor dates of operation.

UNESCO Sites

Banff National Park|Jasper National Park

Accommodation

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel



Conveniently located in downtown Calgary, the Sandman Hotel is minutes away from local transportation and shopping areas. The hotel features a fitness center, an indoor pool, and 301 well-equipped guestrooms.





Rundlestone Lodge



Guests will find a warm welcome with a large, open fireplace in the lobby and friendly staff at the Rundlestone Lodge. Conveniently located on Banff Avenue only minutes from Downtown Banff, the Lodge offers a host of amenities including a fitness center, whirlpool, and swimming pool.





Bow View Lodge



The Bow View Lodge is the only 3-Star Canada Select hotel located directly on the beautiful Bow River, where you can enjoy a river walk along a tree-lined path that offers an exceptional view of the surrounding mountains and occasional wildlife. This limited service hotel is able to offer guests access to facilities at their sister property, the Banff Park Lodge, located next door; guests at the Bow View may use the swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, and concierge services. There are also two restaurants available, and a variety of shops.





Forest Park Hotel



Located at the base of the mountains, the Forest Park Hotel features 152 spacious non-smoking guestrooms. The hotel combines rustic charm expected of a mountain inn with modern accents and amenities.





Marmot Lodge



The Marmot Lodge features a number of services including concierge service, currency exchange, indoor pool, business center, and Embers Steakhouse restaurant. All 107 guestrooms are all equipped with coffeemakers, mini-fridge, hairdryers, and complimentary toiletries.





Tonquin Inn



Surrounded by majestic snow-peaked mountains, the Tonquin Inn hotel in Jasper National Park, Alberta provides endless opportunities for adventure in the Canadian Rockies. Our accommodations offer an idyllic Rocky Mountain getaway for families, friends and couples.





The Plaza Hotel



Following a complete renovation, The Plaza Hotel now proudly offers stylish, renovated heritage accommodations in the heart of downtown Kamloops.





Royal Scot Hotel & Suites



Located in the center of downtown, the Royal Scot hotel & Suites is just a short walk to Victoria's famous Inner Harbour as well as shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions. The hotel features an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, concierge service, guest laundry, gift shop, business center, Internet access, restaurant, and lounge.





Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Center



Located in the heart of the theater district in downtown Vancouver, the hotel features 302 comfortable guestrooms, an indoor pool, and three restaurants.





Sandman Suites on Davie



This hotel is located in downtown Vancouver in a neighborhood complete with local shops, lounges, restaurants, and close to English Bay as well as a Granville Market. The hotel includes Moxie's Grill & Bar, a spa, fitness center, swimming pool, and business center.

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