Canada's Rockies

Canada's Rockies

7 Days Starting and ending in Calgary

Visiting: Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Athabasca Glacier, Banff

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

DCRAN19

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From: $2975 $2745 Operator discount: -$101 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$129

NB: Prices correct on 18-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Embark on a breathtaking journey through Canada's majestic Rockies with our exclusive tour. From the moment you arrive in Calgary, you're treated to a blend of welcoming hospitality and awe-inspiring natural beauty. Experience the thrill of lacing up your skates for a hockey lesson in Canmore, and let the stories of Jasper National Park, as told by local actors, captivate your imagination. Drive along the scenic Icefields Parkway, marveling at glaciers, lakes, and mountains that define this stunning landscape. Walk the shores of Lake Louise, cruise around Maligne Lake to the iconic Spirit Island, and explore the Athabasca Glacier for unforgettable photo opportunities. With guided tours of Banff and Jasper, storytelling with a First Nations Cree guide, and luxury accommodations, this tour offers a perfect mix of adventure, culture, and relaxation. Enjoy expertly chosen meals, including a welcome reception and dinners that bring your group together, making this a journey to remember.

Highlights

  • Explore Columbia Icefield Adventure

  • Visit Jasper National Park, Maligne Canyon, Banff National Park, Lunch at Maligne Lake Chalet with a local, Canmore with Hockey experience, Storytelling with a First Nations Cree Guide

  • Scenic Drive along the Icefields Parkway

  • Scenic Cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island

  • View Lake Louise, Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kick Start Your Journey In Calgary

Location: Calgary

Accommodation: The Westin Calgary

Accommodation Name: 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 travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Uncloak The Ethereal Canadian Rockies

Location: Lake Louise

Accommodation: Chateau Jasper

Accommodation Name: 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

Accommodation: Chateau Jasper

Accommodation Name: 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: Athabasca Glacier

Accommodation: Banff Park Lodge

Accommodation Name: 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

Location: Banff

Accommodation: Banff Park Lodge

Accommodation Name: 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

Accommodation Name: 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 travellers over a Farewell Dinner.

Day 7: Farewell From Calgary

Location: Calgary

Meals Included: Breakfast

Descend from high above and bid farewell to the Canadian Rockies. Depart Calgary for your return flights home or make your way to the Westin Calgary if you are extending your stay. Airport arrival will be at 11:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • 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

What's Not Included

  • Airfare

    International airfare to/from the start/end of your tour

  • Visas

    Visas and other travel documentation

  • Insurance

    Travel insurance

  • Optional Experiences

    Costs associated with Optional Experiences

  • Personal Expenses

    Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, mini-bar, room service, and other optional incidentals

Mode of Transport

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

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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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