Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park with Calgary Stampede

Secrets of the Rockies and Glacier National Park with Calgary Stampede

Start: Calgary Finish: Calgary

Visiting: Calgary, Waterton Park, Fort Macleod, Columbia Falls, West Glacier, Revelstoke, Radium Hot Springs, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper (AB), Kananaskis, Canmore


Duration: 11 Nights

Tour code: DR5PPN18

Tour operator: Trafalgar


From: $4555

Tour Overview

Your effortless journey through undulating, endless fields of ice, crosses the Continental Divide in vintage style and follows in the footsteps of brave buffalo runners many centuries ago. The 105 year-old Calgary Stampede is the big spectacle you’ve been waiting for, and your chance to experience all things cowboy.

Highlights

  • iconScenic Cruise on Maligne Lake
  • iconVisit Waterton Lakes, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Athabasca Glacier
  • iconConnect With Locals Take a walk around the village rim trail while learning about some local history. The walk ends at the dinner location at the Crosswaters Resort, where you will toast to the last night of your Canadian vacation.
  • iconStays 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'
  • iconScenic Drive along the Icefields Parkway, Red Jammers excursion along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Banff-Windermere Highway, Sinclair Canyon
  • iconExplore Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump with a Local Specialist

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Hello Calgary

Location: Calgary

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn

Meals: Welcome Reception

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.

icon Day 2: Unmask The Legacy Of Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump

Location: Waterton Park, Fort Macleod

Accommodation: Waterton Lakes Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, travel to the UNESCO-listed Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump, where a Local Specialist explains how buffalo were driven off a cliff by buffalo runners centuries ago. Travel on to meet the majestic Rockies at the tranquil Waterton Lakes National Park. Beneath ice-capped peaks, indulge in a memorable dinner.

icon Day 3: Take a Vintage Voyage Along St. Mary Lake

Location: Columbia Falls, West Glacier, Revelstoke

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

icon Day 4: Travel Through Kootenay National Park

Location: Radium Hot Springs, Banff, Lake Louise

Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs

Meals: Breakfast

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'.

icon Day 5: Explore Picturesque Banff

Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner

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.

icon Day 6: Take In The Tranquility Of Lake Louise

Location: Jasper (AB)

Accommodation: Lake Louise Inn

Meals: Breakfast

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.

icon Day 7: Traverse Across Athabasca Glacier

Location: Jasper (AB)

Accommodation: Chateau Jasper

Meals: Breakfast

Blaze a trail through the heart of the Canadian Rockies—a journey through stunning wilderness, passing sparkling mountain lakes, tumbling glaciers and sweeping valleys en route to the Athabasca Glacier. Board a specially designed Ice Explorer, crunching over the white wonderland of the glacier's surface. Later, head to your home in the heart of Jasper National Park.

icon Day 8: The Joys Of Jasper

Location: Banff

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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).

icon Day 9: Explore Kananaskis

Location: Kananaskis, Canmore, Banff

Accommodation: Crosswaters Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Journey through the national parks of 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.

icon Day 10: Kick Off The Calgary Stampede

Location: Calgary

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn

Meals: Breakfast

Visit the 'Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth' - the Calgary Stampede. Spend the evening with your travel companions watching exhilarating Chuckwagon Racing. End the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show.

icon Day 11: A Day At The Rodeo

Location: Calgary

Meals: Breakfast

An all-inclusive pass is your gateway to a day of effortless fun as you witness the world's largest rodeo first-hand and visit Stampede Park.

icon Day 12: Depart Calgary

Meals: Breakfast

This morning, a transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or you may choose to extend your stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Calgary.

What's Included

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    1 Regional Dinner

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    All transport and transfers shown

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    1 Be My Guest

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    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

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    2 Dinners

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    11 Breakfasts

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    1 Lunch

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