Canadian Rockies Elements from Calgary

This eight day adventure highlights the famous resort towns of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an introduction to the scenic and historic highlights of Banff National Park, including an interpretive boat cruise on Lake Minnewanka and a gondola ride to the peak of Sulphur Mountain.

Travel the spectacular Icefield Parkway, and be amazed by the untouched wilderness that surrounds the Columbia Icefields. Take a ride on an all-terrain Ice Explorer, and step out onto Athabasca Glacier. Stand on a glass viewing platform suspended 280 metres above the Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk. Photograph the mighty Lake Louise backed by Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier.

Continue west with two days of sightseeing from the Rockies to Vancouver, featuring an overnight in the alpine village of Sun Peaks. Ascend and descend through mountain passes and scenic river valleys, and learn about the early explorers who passed through this rugged terrain before roads or railways were built. This memorable vacation offers up a variety of mountain experiences and endless photo opportunities.
8 Days/7 Nights
from $2,178.00
per person based on double occupancy

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Highlights

  • Enjoy the amazing 360-degree view of surrounding mountain peaks from the summit of a mountain
  • Learn about the disappearing waters of Medicine Lake
  • Stand suspended 280 metres (918 feet) above the Sunwapta Valley on the glass floored Glacier Skywalk
  • Photograph the emerald green waters of Lake Louise
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation

Sightseeing Excursions

  • Explore Banff half day sightseeing tour
  • Explore Jasper half day sightseeing tour
  • Rockies Discovery full day sightseeing tour including the Columbia Icefield
  • Full day touring from Lake Louise to Sun Peaks
  • Full day touring from Sun Peaks to Vancouver

Activities

  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Lake Cruise
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Hell’s Gate Airtram
  • Fly Over Canada

Transfers

  • Motor coach transfer from Jasper to Lake Louise

Extras

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

    • 3 lunches
Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Calgary to Banff

Depart Calgary and travel through cowboy country and ranchlands towards the Rocky Mountains. Continue to the resort town of Banff for an introduction to local points of significance. Visit scenic highlights including Bow Falls, Two Jack Lake, and Surprise Corner. Learn about the significance of the Hoodoo rock formations overlooking the Bow Valley.  At Banff Gondola, ascend to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding peaks and 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 2 – Exploring Banff

Immerse yourself in mountain culture and heritage during a free day in Banff. Visit the local galleries and museums, or take a stroll along the Bow River. The many shops and cafes of Banff Avenue offer up small treasures and tasty treats. For the more adventurous, canoe rentals and bike rentals are available to explore the wilderness surrounding Banff. A hike up Tunnel Mountain provides many great photo opportunities.

DAY 3 – Banff 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 – Exploring 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 Lake Louise

Travel south along the Icefield Parkway to the resort town of Lake Louise. Gaze up at the towering peak of Mount Temple, at 3,544 metres elevation. Stand on the shores of Lake Louise and behold the famous emerald green waters backed by majestic Mount Victoria. Spend a leisurely evening in Lake Louise.

DAY 6 – Lake Louise to Sun Peaks

Depart Lake Louise and travel over the continental divide into Yoho National Park and the province of British Columbia. Traverse along the scenic Kicking Horse River valley before ascending into the spectacular untouched wilderness of Rogers’s Pass. Stop for lunch in the Alpine Town of Revelstoke before continuing towards Okanagan Lake Country. The landscape transitions from rugged peaks to forested hills and expansive lakes. Continue through the desert-like hills surrounding Kamloops, as the road climbs through the Shuswap Highlands into the mountain region 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 7 – Sun Peaks to Vancouver

Continue your journey toward Vancouver passing from forested mountains to the dramatic desert scenery of British Columbia’s cowboy country.  Follow the Thompson River Valley through Spences Bridge, a small town established during the Cariboo Gold rush of the 1850’s. Continue south toward Hell’s Gate and the spectacular Fraser Canyon. Lunch and a tram ride at Hell’s Gate offers a chance to witness the power of water as it churns and pushes through the narrow Hell’s Gate gorge. Following lunch, wind along the mighty Fraser River through lush pastoral valleys, passing into the urban centres of Abbotsford, Langley, and Surrey. Conclude in the coastal city of Vancouver surrounded by spectacular ocean views and the impressive peaks of the Coast Mountains.

DAY 8 – Vancouver Departure

This memorable holiday concludes with a morning checkout from your downtown Vancouver hotel.


Canadian Rockies Elements is also available from Vancouver, British Columbia.
prices

Prices

  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
1 May-25 May $2,178 $2,009 $2,872 $667
27 May-24 Jun $2,466 $2,213 $3,405 $688
26 Jun-31 Aug $2,466 $2,214 $3,406 $688
2 Sep-14 Sep $2,466 $2,214 $3,406 $688
18 Sep- 21 Sep $2,466 $2,214 $3,406 $688
         
 
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
1 May- 25 May $2,296 $2,185 $3,109 $687
27 May- 24 Jun $2,618 $2,413 $3,714 $688
26 Jun- 31 Aug $2,638 $2,427 $3,751 $688
2 Sep- 14 Sep $2,614 $2,410 $3,703 $688
18 Sep - 21 Sep $2,614 $2,410 $3,703 $688
         
 
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
1 May-25 May $3,061 $2,821 $4,573 $667
27 May-24 Jun $3,510 $3,099 $5,432 $688
26 Jun-31 Aug $3,594 $3,209 $5,599 $688
2 Sep 14 Sep $3,556 $3,184 $5,523 $688
18 Sep - 21 Sep $3,173 $2,995 $4,956 $688
         
 

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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 Selection

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs
Jasper Marmot Lodge Chateau Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park
Lake Louise Deer Lodge Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks
Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel Sheraton Wall Centre The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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