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Length:  10 days from Calgary to Vancouver

2017 Season Departs From:  Calgary


Overview

World-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this Canadian Rockies tour—with overnights in Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper, Banff, Kamloops, and Vancouver. In Lake Louise, stay at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, known for its breathtaking setting, comfort, and Old World charm. Here, TravelToe has arranged a special experience for you—a leisurely guided walk along the gorgeous lake to hear about its history. In Jasper National Park, stay two nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set deep in the Canadian Rockies and the embodiment of peace, tranquility, and natural beauty. Cruise on Maligne Lake and enjoy leisure time in Jasper, strolling through the pretty streets or relaxing at the lodge with its fun opportunities.

Take in the natural beauty of Banff and Yoho National Parks, and spend two nights at the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a symbol of the Canadian Rockies with its championship golf course, world-class spa, and luxurious comfort in a pristine wilderness. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a ride on the Banff gondola up Sulphur Mountain. In Banff, TravelToe has arranged another special experience for you… meet a Canadian Mountie and learn about their important role in Canada’s history. With photo opportunities, of course!

A highlight of this Canadian Rockies tour is a journey on Icefields Parkway to savor stunning views of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses followed by a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Another highlight is your journey on the Rocky Mountaineer train from Banff to Vancouver. From your dome coach with panoramic views and oversized windows, see wild rivers, majestic mountain ranges, and beautiful lakes.

Throughout this tour, you’ll witness stunning scenery and enjoy the serenity that only these majestic lodges and settings can offer. It’s a dream vacation!

Duration:  10 Days

Schedule:   

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Start Date End Date


City Highlights

CALGARY
Orientation tour

LAKE LOUISE
[LF] Guided walk with a local expert

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD
Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Cruise Maligne Lake

BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Guided sightseeing; Sulphur Mountain Gondola; [LF] meet a Canadian Mountie; farewell dinner

BANFF–VANCOUVER
Rocky Mountaineer





Day 1   Arrive in Calgary. Welcome to Calgary! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming Canadian Rockies adventure.

Day 2   Calgary–Lake Louise. This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Calgary before heading to Lake Louise. Take a leisurely [LF] GUIDED WALK along the lake and hear about the area’s first settlers, some of the unique characters, and the history of this incredible setting. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy a canoe excursion, stroll along the lake, or just relax at this historic Canadian resort. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel tonight is the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Situated in one of the world’s most breathtaking settings, it evokes a sense of timeless beauty, warmth, intimacy, comfort, and Old World charm. The resort affords incredible opportunities for sightseeing, recreation, photography, shopping, and dining.

Day 3   Lake Louise–Columbia Icefield–Jasper. Head north on Icefields Parkway to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glaciers. We’ll stop at Peyto Lake, considered the best view in Canada and among the best in the world. Next, a trip highlight: the Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride on an ICE EXPLORER. Stand on 1,200 feet of ice and come face to face with the glaciers that feed into a Triple Continental Divide. On to JASPER NATIONAL PARK. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel for the next two nights is Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Set deep in the Canadian Rockies, the lodge’s rugged elegance makes it the embodiment of peace, tranquility, and natural beauty. With one of the world’s finest golf courses, spectacular outdoor opportunities, gracious hospitality, and fine cuisine, Jasper Park Lodge is the ideal vacation spot.

Day 4   Jasper. Excursion to Maligne Lake. This morning, CRUISE on Maligne Lake. The balance of the day is at leisure, so enjoy your resort. Hollywood greats such as Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, and Bing Crosby were known to play a round of golf on this scenic course—and you can, too. Pamper yourself with a spa treatment or stroll the streets of Jasper with its array of specialty stores. (B)


Day 5   Jasper–Yoho National Park–Banff. This morning, we stop at thundering Athabasca Falls before continuing our sightseeing with visits to BANFF and YOHO NATIONAL PARK. See the Natural Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River and Emerald Lake. Arrive in Banff, with the balance of the day at leisure. (B)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel for the next two nights is the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Few hotels in the world rival its majesty, hospitality, and scenery—a symbol of the Canadian Rockies for more than a century. The hotel offers stunning vistas, championship golf courses, a world-class European-style spa, and luxurious comfort in a pristine wilderness.

Day 6   Banff. Enjoy sightseeing with a ride on the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain. Afterward, a scenic drive around Tunnel Mountain – watch for animals like elk and deer and unique landscape features like the Hoodoos and Bow River. Later, take advantage of an optional helicopter flightseeing trip with dramatic aerial views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff or stroll the town’s colorful streets. This evening, meet a [LF] CANADIAN MOUNTIE who will share stories and the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). There will be time for questions and answers before a chance at some great photo ops! Then, your Tour director hosts a special farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 7   Banff–Rocky Mountaineer–Kamloops. This morning, board the ROCKY MOUNTAINEER and travel over the Continental Divide and along the Kicking Horse River. Westward to Shushwap Lake with its thousand miles of shoreline, then overnight in Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops. (B,L)

NOTE:
Kamloops properties are considered moderate 2- or 3-star hotels or motor inns. The city does not offer any hotels in the superior category. Your chosen hotel is determined by Rocky Mountaineer Railtours; however, you can rest assured that it satisfies our high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Plan to pack a small bag with necessities for the train portion of the tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items.

Day 8   Kamloops–Rocky Mountaineer–Vancouver. Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, your journey passes through the fertile Thompson Valley and the Fraser Canyon. This afternoon, arrive in Vancouver, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel for a 2-night stay. (B,L)

Day 9   Vancouver. A full day at leisure to explore this vibrant city. Consider an optional excursion to Vancouver Island and charming Victoria, or explore Gastown. Your Globus Host will have suggestions. (B)


Day 10   Vancouver. Your vacation ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)

Meals:  Breakfast daily; 2 lunches; 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Banff

Transportation

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach.





Note: Flights are NOT included with the Tour and unless otherwise stated above transfers are also NOT included.





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