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Canada's Rockies (with Calgary Stampede or Rocky Mountaineer Rail Option)
Grizzly bears, spectacular rock formations, thunderous waterfalls and the tranquil emerald waters of glacial lakes – take in the best of the Rocky Mountains on this in-depth exploration.You'll enjoy Insider moments like… finding out what to do if you come face-to-face with a bear in the Rockies – our wildlife expert also tells you about some of the 52 other types of mammal that roam Jasper National Park. It's strolling around Lake Louise, hearing how the water gets its emerald sparkle and about the area's geology and history. And it's driving beneath snowcapped peaks, before venturing onto Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer. You could even experience the thrill of the world's largest rodeo with our Calgary Stampede option.
Please note that this holiday can be taken as an escorted tour or individual tailor-made adventure....Please call Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal trip..
Solo Traveller? Offers available, please call for details.
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Price per person includes:
Return flights from UK to Calgary
UK Private door to door airport transfers and transfers in Canada
6 nights accommodation in superior hotels in sought-after locations (plus 2 nights to include Calgary Stampede)
Meals – 6 full breakfasts, 3 dinners
Insider Experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Travel in luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and on-board restroom
The services of professional Tour Directors throughout your holiday
All hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Audio headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing
Calgary Stampede Add-on
The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. You can experience this world famous event on departure dates - 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th July. These departures feature two nights in Calgary at The Delta Calgary with entry to the Calgary Stampede. Please call Bon Voyage for further details and prices.
Jasper and Yoho National Parks
Banff National Park
Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
Maligne Lake cruise
Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway
FREE DOOR TO DOOR UK TRANSFERS
We believe your holiday should be a relaxing and hassle free experience from start to finish. This is why we include complimentary private UK airport transfers with every escorted tour.
You will be collected from your home by a private chauffeur-driven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport upon arrival for a relaxing journey home.
No worries. No hassle.
Day 1 : Arrive Calgary
Welcome to beautiful Canada. Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Day 2 : Calgary – Lake Louise – Jasper
Head north and high up into the Canadian Rockies and stop at the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies - Lake Louise, one of the most beautiful lakes in North America with its backdrop of the glistening Victoria Glacier. Continue along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving alongside snowcapped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Stay tonight in the quaint town of Jasper.
Day 3 : Jasper National Park Free Time and Sightseeing
Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper's quaint streets, or if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River, This afternoon enjoy a guided walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a Regional Meal along the water. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after dinner presentation by a Local Specialist and naturalist.
Day 4 : Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Banff
Head south and stop at the Columbia Icefield Visitor Center and step aboard an Ice Explorer, a massive vehicle specially designed for traveling on the surface of glaciers and head for Athabasca Glacier, a massive sheet of ice 3.7 miles (6 km) long and 300-980 feet (90–300 metres) thick. Learn a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment and step out onto the glacier to take in the most stunning alpine and glacial vistas. Next is Glacier Skywalk, a perfect balance of breathtaking views, interpretive story-telling and adrenaline-pumping excitement including a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet (280 metres) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Later, arrive in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. This evening, after dinner you have the unique opportunity to have an informal chat with a retired Local Specialist, and Canadian Mountie, dressed in the traditional red serge uniform to hear exciting and colourful stories and even pose for a few memorable photos.
Day 5 : Banff Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning there is time for optional flightseeing by helicopter for a bird's-eye views of the Canadian Rockies. Then, immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff during a morning sightseeing excursion around Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Spend the rest of the day as you like. Perhaps take the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for stunning views view of six mountain ranges.
Day 6 : Banff – Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake
This morning is yours to do as you please in Banff, or perhaps join an optional excursion to other jewels of the Rockies–Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and see Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnels. This evening, travel to the Guinn family ranch for a special Farewell Dinner. Enjoy pristine views, flowered alpine meadows and abundant wildlife during a horse drawn hayride. Back at the ranch, the aroma of a sizzling barbeque will whet your appetite as a delicious meal of Alberta Beef with all the trimmings is waiting. After dinner, enjoy a private lesson in the traditional country western style of line-dancing.
Day 7 : Banff – Canmore – Calgary
Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and stop in Canmore for a unique experience: a chance to experience the thrill and excitement of being a real Canadian hockey player. whether you have skated before or not, played hockey on or off the ice, this is your chance to spend time getting to know Canada's game. Learn 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 where you have the opportunity to put on full hockey gear. Then take your stick and it is off onto the ice. Find out whether you are a lefty or righty and how to score the big goal. This experience will ignite your passion for hockey and give you an insider, in-depth knowledge of this All-Canadian game. Then, transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Delta Calgary if your are to extend your stay for the Calgary Stampede.
Rocky Mountaineer Train and Vancouver - Add On
Alternatively on Day 7, there is the option of taking the scenic overnight journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train from Banff to Vancouver. Please call Bon Voyage to include this add-on on your Canadian Rockies holiday.
In addition to the available add ons, you may decide to extend your stay and include a visit to Vancouver for a few days or perhaps a stop over Toronto.
Call the Canada specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Canada's Rockies adventure.
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