Calgary Stampede & Banff Getaway

This vacation combines the famous western culture of the Calgary Stampede with the breath-taking beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Begin your adventure with the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth: the Calgary Stampede! Cheer on brave cowboys and cowgirls as they compete in bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and bareback riding rodeo events. Watch in amazement as teams of carts and horses thunder by at the chuckwagon races. The City of Calgary comes alive during the Stampede, with many downtown events, concerts, and performances and free pancake breakfasts. Join the excitement, and see why visitors travel from all over the world to attend the Stampede.

Next, travel to the Canadian Rockies and the beautiful resort town of Banff. Visit treasured landmarks and scenic wonders including Bow Falls, the Hoodoo rock formations, and Lake Minnewanka. At the Banff Gondola, stand on the peak of Sulphur Mountain and look out over a sea of mountains. Take the road trip of a lifetime through the rugged expanse of wilderness that surrounds the Icefield Parkway. Top off this epic day at the Columbia Icefields, and venture out onto the Glacier Skywalk suspended high above Sunwapta Valley. At the Glacier Adventure, ride an all-terrain Ice Explorer across the frozen expanse of the Athabasca Glacier.

This hybrid adventure combines the western flare and city sights of Calgary with the mountain culture of Banff National Park for an unforgettable Canadian holiday.
6 days/5 Nights
from $1,683.00
per person based on double occupancy

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Highlights

  • Watch world-class bull riding, steer wrestling, and other Stampede rodeo events
  • Take in the excitement of the chuckwagon races and evening Grandstand Show
  • Experience the rugged beauty and untouched landscapes of the Icefield Parkway
  • Ride an all-terrain Ice Explorer onto the ancient ice of the Athabasca Glacier
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation

Sightseeing Excursions
  • Explore Banff half day sightseeing tour
  • Columbia Icefield Discovery full day sightseeing tour
  • Includes lunch

Activities
  • Skyride over Stampede Park
  • Calgary Tower
  • Banff Gondola
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
Admissions
  • Calgary Stampede general admission
  • Afternoon Rodeo admission, Level 1 seating
  • Evening Chuck Wagon admission, Level 5 seating
  • Grandstand Show admission, Level 5 seating

Transfers
  • Calgary Transit passes to Stampede Grounds
  • Motor coach transfer from Banff to Calgary

Extras
  • Columbia Icefield or Banff Gondola photograph
  • Travel documents
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel luggage handling
Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 – Calgary Arrival

Welcome to the cowboy capital of Canada, and home of the Calgary Stampede! Known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, this festival hosts the top cowboys and rodeo competitors in the world, along with many talented musicians and performers. Arrive in Calgary, and spend your day exploring this vibrant city.

Day 2 – Calgary Stampede

Enjoy a full day of excitement at the Calgary Stampede grounds. Check out the livestock exhibits, eclectic food stands, mid-way rides, and live music performances. Highlight your day with the Stampede Rodeo, featuring a spectacular lineup of rodeo events performed by talented cowboys.  Events include ladies barrel racing, bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc, and bull riding. Take a quick ride to the elevated viewing platform at Calgary Tower and gaze out over the city into the golden prairies and ranching country of Alberta. On a clear day you can see the foothills and mountains of Alberta’s Kananaskis region.

Day 3 – Calgary Stampede

Immerse yourself in cowboy culture with another full day of action at the Stampede. Continue your exploration of the extensive festival grounds, with a full new lineup of performances and music available throughout the day. Conclude your exciting day with an evening of entertainment featuring the Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races and the Grandstand Show. Watch in awe as skilled cowboys race chuckwagons and a team of horses around a racetrack. The show continues with a variety extravaganza including comedy, song and dance performances, acrobatics, and a spectacular fireworks finale.

Day 4 – Calgary to Banff

Depart Calgary aboard a luxury motor coach bound for the Rocky Mountains. Travel through ranchlands and rolling foothills into the spectacular rugged peaks of Banff National Park. Visit the landmark sights of Banff with stops at Bow Falls, the Hoodoo rock formations, and Two Jack Lake. Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola and look out over a sea of mountaintops and the Bow Valley far below. Stroll along the shoreline of Lake Minnewanka before concluding the day’s adventure at your hotel. Your evening is free to enjoy the quaint downtown shops and cafes of Banff.

Day 5 – Columbia Icefield Day Trip

Today, travel through a rugged expanse of wilderness along the Icefields Parkway. This route is home to over 100 visible glaciers, turquoise lakes, and rushing waterfalls. At the Columbia Icefields, board an all-terrain Ice Explorer and venture onto the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Step out on a glass viewing platform suspended 918 feet above Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk. Return along the scenic Bow Valley Corridor to Banff for an evening at leisure.

Day 6 – Banff to Calgary

Your memorable vacation concludes with a morning checkout and shuttle service to the Calgary International Airport.
Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

 
Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Calgary Sandman Hotel International Hotel of Calgary Fairmont Palliser
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs
 
prices

Prices

 
  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
7 July - 15 July $1,683.00 $1,472.00 $1,367.00 $2,422.00 $673.00
 
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
7 July - 15 July $1,802.00 $1,556.00 $1,433.00 $2,667.00 $673.00
 
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
7 July - 15 July $2,485.00 $2,118.00 $1,890.00 $3,993.00 $673.00
           

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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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