Canadian Rockies Explorer from Calgary

Traverse the scenic roadways of the Canadian Rockies on this unforgettable journey through picturesque mountain towns and natural alpine marvels. This nine-day tour is packed with historic highlights and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff, a world-class town nestled in the heart of the Rockies and where you will spot wildlife from the Banff Lake Cruise, and soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola

Bask in the majestic natural beauty of Jasper, from emerald green lakes to outstanding rugged peaks. As you travel down the Icefields Parkway, delight in the fascinating beauty of glacier-covered peaks and sweeping river valleys. At the Columbia Icefield, step out onto a 300 year-old glacier during the Glacier Adventure attraction, not to be outdone by the captivating view from the Glacier Skywalk.

Enjoy a relaxing night in the quaint mountain setting of Sun Peaks before reflecting on the rugged natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains as you travel onwards through Lake Louise and Alberta's rolling foothills to the city of Calgary.

This vacation package is exclusive to AAA members.  If you are a AAA member and you are interested in this exclusive package, please contact your local AAA club.  If you are interested in this package but you are not a AAA member, please contact us and we will work with you to build your perfect Canadian Vacation.
9 Days/8 Nights
from $1,920.00
per person based on double occupancy

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Highlights

  • Experience breathtaking 360 degree panorama views of six spectacular mountain ranges
  • Cruise the deep waters of Banff National Park's largest lake
  • Stand on centuries old glacial ice and then walk above the Sunwapta Valley
  • Witness the turquoise waters of the most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies

AAA Member Exclusives:
  • $50 (per adult) credit at any Explore Rockies Retail Store when staying in Banff
  • Journey Book – a personalized hardcover travel photo book that combines the best photos from your vacation
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation

Sightseeing Excursions

  • Lake Louise Sightseeing
  • Jasper Sightseeing
  • Jasper to Sun Peaks and Lake Louise Sightseeing
    • Includes 2 lunches

Activities

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

Transfers

  • Motor coach transfer from Calgary International Airport to Banff hotel
  • Motor coach trasnsfer from Lake Louise to Calgary hotel
  • Taxi transfer from Calgary hotel to Calgary International Airport

Extras

  • Itinerary, brochures, maps, and vouchers
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel luggage handling
Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arriving in Calgary

Arrive into Calgary and board a scheduled motor coach transfer to the mountain town of Banff. The reaminder of your day is at leisure to explore this beautiful moutain setting.

DAY 2 – Exploring Banff

Discover the landmark sights of Banff today with a morning sightseeing tour. Visit the Hoodoo rock formations shaped by centuries of wind and rain. Photograph Bow Falls, and look out over the Bow River and Banff Springs Hotel from Surprise Corner. Enjoy views of the acquamarine waters of Johnston Lake and Two Jack Lake. Get up high for magnificent views of the Bow Valley at the Banff Gondola, followed by a scenic boat cruise on the waters of Lake Minnewanka. The remainder of your day is free to enjoy Banff.

DAY 3 – Banff to Jasper Sightseeing

Depart Banff and travel north along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, home to sparkling streams, rushing waterfalls, and over 100 visible glaciers. Highlight your day with a stop at the Columbia Icefields and take a memorable ride aboard an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier. Continue your adventure at the Glacier Skywalk, and tiptoe out onto a glass platform suspended 918 feet above the Sunwapta Valley. Next is a scenic stop at the mighty Athabasca Falls before arriving in the alpine village of Jasper.

DAY 4 - Exploring Jasper

Explore the fascinating sights of Jasper with a morning tour. Look out over the beautiful Athabasca River Valley, walk along the upper walls of Maligne Canyon, and take in the spectacular beauty of Maligne Lake. Learn about the legend of the disappearing waters at Medicine Lake, and watch for wildlife on your return trip to Jasper. The reaminder of your day is free to enjoy this bustling alpine town.

DAY 5 – Jasper to Sun Peaks

Depart Jasper for a full day sightseeing tour west into interior British Columbia. Travel through the enchanting Monashee and Cariboo mountain ranges, and look way up at the pinnacle of Mount Robson. Continue into the rolling hills and wide open river valleys of British Columbia, and conclude with an ascent through the Shuswap Highlands to the mountain oasis of Sun Peaks. Lunch is included.

DAY 6 – Sun Peaks to Lake Louise 

Depart Sun Peaks and travel through the Okanagan lake region of British Columbia. Continue east into the Canadian Rockies, travelling through the rugged mountain landscapes of Revelstoke and Roger's Pass. Arrive in the village of Lake Louise, famous for its pristine emerald-coloured lake, backed by Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier (lunch is included). The remainder of your evening is free to relax and enjoy this beautiful wilderness setting.

DAY 7 – Lake Louise & Yoho National Park

Discover the scenic wonders of Lake Louise and Yoho National Park. Visit the spectacular setting of Moraine Lake and Valley of the Ten Peaks. Continue over the Continental Divide into Yoho Valley. Look out over the Spiral Tunnels, an engineering wonder allowing trains to circle through mountain tunnels in order to gradually gain or decrease elevation. Continue to the powerful and towering Takakkaw Falls, with a final stop at Emerald Lake before returning to Lake Louise.

DAY 8 – Lake Louise to Calgary

Depart Lake Louise and travel through the Bow Valley Corridor and Kananaskis mountain region to the city of Calgary. Enjoy a ride up to the viewing platform at Calgary tower for a unique view of the city streets far below, and out over the far reaching ranchlands and foothills. Your evening is at leisure to explore downtown Calgary. Don't miss a scenic walk through Prince's Island Park, and a stroll through the quirky Kensington neighbourhood.

DAY 9 – Departing Calgary

A morning checkout from your hotel and transfer to the airport concludes this memorable holiday.
 

prices

Prices

  Moderate Program
  Double Triple Single Child
2 May - 29 May $1,920 $1,734 $2,642 $554
30 May - 3 June $2,095 $1,851 $2,992 $554
4 June - 27 June $2,186 $1,922 $3,142 $571
2 July - 9 July $2,270 $1,979 $3,307 $571
11 July - 26 Sept $2,188 $1,924 $3,143 $571
1 Oct - 3 Oct $2,003 $1,801 $2,775 $571
 
  First Class Program
  Double Triple Single Child
1 May-25 May $2,305 $2,194 $3,382 $554
28 May - 3 June $2,422 $2,273 $3,616 $554
4 June - 20 June $2,530 $2,355 $3,800 $571
25 June - 27 June $2,578 $2,387 $3,896 $571
2 July - 9 July $2,711 $2,479 $4,161 $571
11 July - 29 Aug $2,599 $2,402 $3,938 $571
3 Sept - 26 Sept $2,566 $2,380 $3,872 $571
1 Oct- 3 Oct $2,190 $2,085 $3,119 $571
 
  Deluxe Program
  Double Triple Single Child
2 May - 23 May $2,844 $2,602 $4,421 $554
28 May $2,975 $2,689 $4,682 $554
30 May $3,122 $2,787 $4,977 $554
4 June - 20 June $3,279 $2,920 $5,258 $571
25 June - 27 June $3,311 $2,940 $5,321 $571
2 July - 9 July $3,462 $3,042 $5,622 $571
11 July - 29 Aug $3,363 $2,976 $5,425 $571
3 Sept - 17 Sept $3,314 $2,943 $5,326 $571
19 Sept - 26 Sept $3,082 $2,789 $4,861 $571
1 Oct - 3 Oct $2,571 $2,431 $3,842 $571
   
  Departs Mondays and Saturdays.

AAA Member Booking Specials:

$25 per person member savings with a minimum 3 night or longer vacation package.
$50 per person member savings for packages of $2,500 per person or more.

Member benefit applies to the first two full-fare passengers (maximum $50 per reservation). Single traveler receives a maximum of $25. Member Benefit will double to $50 pp for packages of $2,500 per person or more. Member Benefit does not apply to customized groups as they are quoted net, non-commissionable
 
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to applicable fees and taxes. All rates are quoted in US dollars and are subject to international exchange rate fluctuations and may change without notice.

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