Canada's Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer (Goldleaf)

Canada's Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer (Goldleaf)

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Canada's Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer (Goldleaf)

8 Days Starting in Calgary and ending in Vancouver (BC)

Visiting: Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park of Canada, Maligne Lake, Athabasca Glacier, Banff, Canmore, Kamloops, Vancouver

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

DCRGN19

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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$5301 (USD) Operator discount: -$108 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$150
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Tour Overview

Venture to the land of the glistening glaciers. Your in-depth exploration of the Rocky Mountains begins in Stampede country, taking you through scenic icefields, breathtaking landscapes, and alpine villages. Then relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies.

Highlights

  • 7 Breakfast (B)

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

  • 2 Dinner (D)

  • 3 Lunch (L)

  • Jasper: Dive into everything you wanted to know about Jasper and Jasper National Park joining Pieter van Loon or Joost Tijssen of Jasper Theater Productions. Enjoy stories about Jasper, hear facts about Jasper and understand why so many people fall in love with this special town. Your hosts are professionally schooled actors and drama teachers, both born and raised in The Netherlands, and fell in love with the Canadian Rockies and Jasper on a visit in 2015. It was love at first sight and they’ve been sharing their love of Jasper ever since.

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

  • Lake Louise: Walk the shoreline of Lake Louise learning about its turquoise waters while taking in the Victoria Glacier and scenic mountain backdrop.

  • Icefields Parkway: Drive on one of the most scenic drives in North America through mountains, glaciers and lakes on the Icefields Parkway.

  • Athabasca Glacier: Enjoy the picturesque waterfall on your visit to Athabasca Falls.

  • Maligne Canyon: Take a guided walk through Maligne Canyon for some incredible photo ops along this scenic trail into the depths of Jasper National Park.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Kick Start Your Journey In Calgary
Location: Calgary
Accommodation: The Westin Calgary
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Tip your Stetson to Canada’s ‘Cowboy Country’, kick-starting your adventure through the inimitable Rockies in Calgary. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Uncloak The Ethereal Canadian Rockies
Location: Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park of Canada
Accommodation: Chateau Jasper
Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Day 3: Enjoy The Wonders Of Jasper National Park
Location: Jasper National Park of Canada, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park of Canada
Accommodation: Chateau Jasper
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Soak up pristine natural surroundings enjoying a morning at leisure or joining an optional Jasper Float Trip. Next, enjoy a Be My Guest experience over lunch at Maligne Lake Chalet. Hear fascinating stories about Jasper and uncover local secrets with the entertaining Jasper Theater Productions. Then, take to the aqua waters of Maligne Lake (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. While Spirit Island is only a tiny grove of trees separated from the mainland by an isthmus, it becomes a true island for a few short days during the summer. Later, enjoy dramatic views as you take a guided walk to Maligne Canyon.

Day 4: Take An Excursion To The Athabasca Glacier Make Travel Matter
Location: Jasper National Park of Canada, Athabasca Glacier, Banff
Accommodation: Banff Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 local secrets 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 to the alpine village of Banff. Enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as we meet a Cree Guide who will share insight on how buffalo were so important to our survival, the interconnected relationship we have, the teachings of the Buffalo around the sacred contract we hold and how we may have become part of that sacred contract. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers.

Day 5: Shoot Your Shot In Canmore Dive Into Culture
Location: Banff, Canmore, Banff
Accommodation: Banff Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast

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'll 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. You may also choose a breathtaking helicopter optional for views of the Canadian Rockies you won't soon forget or take a ride on 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.

Day 6: Breathe Fresh Air In Banff
Location: Banff
Accommodation: Banff Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join your Travel Director for an optional excursion in the morning to explore the jewels of the Rockies and head to Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake in the Valley of Ten Peaks. See Takakkaw Falls, the second tallest waterfall in Canada. Straddle the continental divide at Kicking Horse Pass as you view the Spiral Tunnels, the famous railway built in the early 1900's. Later, toast to your travels and shared experiences with your fellow travelers over a Farewell Dinner.

Day 7: Board The Rocky Mountaineer
Location: Banff, Kamloops
Accommodation: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

A sensational two-day journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer with a night in Kamloops.

Day 8: Ride By Rail To Vancouver
Location: Kamloops, Vancouver
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Continue your journey by rail through British Columbia to Vancouver. Upon arrival into Vancouver, depart at your leisure. Train arrival into Vancouver is between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Please take this into consideration when booking your flights.

What's Included

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • 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

  • All transport and transfers shown

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

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Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of trafalgar charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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