Best of the Rockies

Explore the untouched beauty and diverse ecology of the Canadian Rockies during this unique tour that traverses the best of the Canadian Rockies. This epic eight day journey explores three famous national parks starting with a drive through the ranchlands and rolling foothills surrounding Calgary.

You'll visit Banff National Park's spectacular highlights with an unforgettable ride up the Banff Gondola. At the summit, a peak-to-peak walkway connects Sulphur Mountain to a historic stone weather station on Sanson's Peak.

The journey continues along the Icefields Parkway, surrounded by towering peaks, hanging glaciers, and cascading waterfalls. The Columbia Icefields will top off this amazing journey, as visitors set foot on the Athabasca Glacier and experience the thrill of standing on a glass walkway high above the Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk. Explore the incredible scenery of Jasper National Park, and stroll the lakeshore trail beside the emerald waters Lake Louise and the trails of Sun Peaks village. This trip features all the must-see and must-do experiences of the Rockies, with ample opportunities to spot wildlife along the way.
8 Days/7 Nights
from $2,325.00
per person based on double occupancy

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  • Enjoy the amazing 360-degree view of surrounding mountain peaks from the top of the Banff Gondola
  • Take an interpretive boat cruise along the shores of Lake Minnewanka
  • Be among few in the world to stand on centuries old glacial ice
  • Stand suspended 280 metres (918 feet) above the Sunwapta Valley on the glass floored Glacier Skywalk
  • Visit the scenic highlights of Yoho National Park including Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions


  • 7 nights hotel accommodation

Sightseeing Excursions & Tours

  • Explore Banff half day sightseeing tour
  • Explore Jasper half day sightseeing tour
  • Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls half day sightseeing tour
  • Rockies Discovery full day sightseeing tour including the Columbia Icefield
  • Full day touring from Jasper to Sun Peaks
  • Full day touring from Sun Peaks to Banff


  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Lake Cruise
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk


  • Columbia Icefield or Banff Gondola photograph
  • Itinerary, brochures, maps, and vouchers
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel luggage handling


  • 3 lunches


  • Motor coach transfer Lake Louise to Calgary


DAY 1 – Calgary to Lake Louise

Depart Calgary and travel through ranchlands and cowboy country towards the Rocky Mountains. Continue through the Bow Valley Corridor into the heart of Banff National Park. Prepare to be amazed by the enchanting natural setting of Lake Louise, backed by majestic Mount Victoria. Enjoy an evening in this quiet mountain oasis.

DAY 2 – Lake Louise

Following a morning at leisure, explore the scenic highlights surrounding Lake Louise with an afternoon tour. Visit Moraine Lake, and Valley of the Ten Peaks. Climb and descend through Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park, with a stop at the Spiral Tunnels. Look up at Takakkaw Falls, the highest waterfall in the Canadian Rockies. Photograph the serene setting of Emerald Lake, and keep your eye out for wildlife. Spend an evening relaxing at your Lake Louise hotel.

DAY 3 – Lake Louise to Jasper

An epic day of sights and photo opportunities begins with the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Travel through mountain corridors surrounded by rocky peaks, sparkling streams, and hanging glaciers. Step out onto the Athabasca Glacier and enjoy an interpretive journey in an all-terrain Ice Explorer. Gaze out over the Sunwapta Valley from a glass platform suspended high above the valley floor at the Glacier Skywalk. Continue along the Icefields Parkway with a final photo stop at Athabasca Falls. Arrive in the resort town of Jasper for an evening at leisure. This mountain town is full of character and colourful local mountaineers and skiers.

DAY 4 – Jasper

Get acquainted with the rich history and scenic highlights of Jasper National Park. Behold the power of water at Maligne Canyon. Photograph the mighty Athabasca River while learning of the trials and triumphs of early explorers who settled in the area. Learn the mystery behind the disappearing Medicine Lake. Look out over the vast waters of Maligne Lake. The afternoon and evening are free for further exploration of this mountain paradise.

DAY 5 – Jasper to Sun Peaks

Depart Jasper and travel through mountain corridors surrounded by glacier-covered peaks and glistening lakes. Glimpse views of towering Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies range. Travel through Valemount, a haven for explorers, hikers, and skiers. View the beautiful landscapes of the Monashee and Caribou ranges, stopping in the resort town of Blue River for lunch. This outdoor haven is home to spectacular mountain views, and a host of wildlife including deer, moose, bear, caribou and eagles.  Continue west through the town of Clearwater, situated amongst forested mountain peaks, and pristine lakes and rivers. Follow the Thompson River Valley south, surrounded by pastoral farmland and ranches.  Ascend through the Shuswap Highlands into the alpine village of Sun Peaks. Enjoy an evening stroll and keep your eye out for wildlife photo opportunities. Sun Peaks residents share this beautiful mountain village with many furry friends.

DAY 6 – Sun Peaks to Banff

Continue your journey west passing through grassy rolling hills and ranchlands to Okanagan Lake Country. The landscape transitions into forested hills, orchards, and expansive lakes, winding through a series of scenic valleys. Witness the landscape change from wide open skies to towering rugged peaks as you ascend into the Rocky Mountains. Stop for lunch in the alpine town of Revelstoke before continuing through the untouched wilderness of Roger’s Pass. Stand on the shores of Lake Louise surrounding by towering mountains, and take a quick stroll around the lake. Continue along the Bow Valley Parkway through the heart of Banff National Park. 

DAY 7 – Banff

Spend the morning visiting Banff’s local points of interest. Visit scenic highlights including Bow Falls, Two Jack Lake, and Surprise Corner. Learn the historical significance of the Hoodoo rock formations overlooking the Bow Valley.  At Banff Gondola, ascend to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding peaks and the Banff townsite far below. Enjoy an interpretive boat cruise at Lake Minnewanka with wildlife often spotted at the water’s edge. Spend a leisurely night in Banff.

DAY 8 – Banff to Calgary

Transfer by shuttle service to Calgary. This memorable holiday concludes upon arrival at the Calgary Airport.


  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
7 May - 21 May $2,325 $2,135 $3,071 $680
28 May - 20 Jun $2,628 $2,351 $3,637 $700
2 Jul -  29 Aug $2,628 $2,351 $3,637 $700
3 Sep - $2,628 $2,351 $3,637 $700
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
7 May - 21 May $2,493 $2,445 $3,400 $680
28 May - 20 Jun $2,882 $2,717 $4,140 $700
2 Jul - 29 Aug $2,919 $2,743 $4,212 $700
3 Sep - $2,879 $2,716 $4,130 $700
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
7 May - 21 May $3,252 $3,101 $5,052 $680
28 May - 20 Jun $3,888 $3,384 $6,086 $700
2 Jul - 29 Aug $3,984 $3,555 $6,275 $700
3 Sep - $3,924 $3,515 $6,155 $700

Pricing available in US dollars

All prices quoted are per person and shown in CAD funds. Rates are for 2016 and do not include taxes. All prices include administration, planning, and operational expenses. All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to international exchange rate fluctuations. Infants (less than 2 years old) travelling with an adult and not occupying a seat may travel free of charge. For children 2-11 years old, we provide reduced rates – please contact one of our vacation planners at 1-877-791-5500 for more information. A deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking (unless otherwise stated at the time of booking). Final payment is due 45 days prior to tour departure. Tours booked within 45 days of departure require full payment before reservations can be confirmed.        

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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs
Jasper Marmot Lodge Chateau Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Lake Louise Deer Lodge Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks Moderate Sun Peaks Hotel

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