Calgary City and the Canadian Rockies
Experience the buzz of Calgary, also known as the Stampede City. Journey to Lake Louise, the most photographed lake in the world and travel to spectacular Jasper and the alpine town of Banff before finishing your incredible trip of the Canadian Rockies back in Calgary.
Calgary City and the Canadian Rockies
Day 1 : UK - Calgary
Arrive into Calgary airport and make your way to your downtown hotel for a three night stay.
Day 2-3 : Calgary
Two days to explore Calgary, a place buzzing with innovative energy while embracing its rich western heritage. Known for its western hospitality, chef-driven cuisine, classic and quirky theatre and lively music events and outdoor festivals, Calgary is a vibrant city centred around four UNESCO World heritage Site. The magnificent Rockies make a stunning backdrop and you’ll find a lively vibe in the downtown bars and restaurants. Calgary is best known for its annual stampede when cowboys and girls from across the world descend to do battle for the top rodeo honours.
Enjoy a visit to the iconic Calgary Tower for panoramic views (admission included) and perhaps visit the Heritage Park Historical Village (admission not included) on the city’s south side, a “living museum” representing turn of the-century Calgary with costumed interpreters, a steam train and scale-model sternwheeler, an old-fashioned candy store and much more.
Day 4 : Calgary - Lake Louise (coach)
Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on the express service to Lake Louise where you have ample opportunity to take in the sights.
Day 5 : Lake Louise to Jasper
Your sightseeing tour today will encompass the ultimate glacier exploration as you travel along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. From
walking on ancient ice with the Ice Explorer ride (included), to standing on a glass platform almost one thousand feet in the air at the Glacier Skywalk
(included), today’s experiences will leave you with a special appreciation for this treasured region of the Rockies (picnic lunch included today).
Day 6 : Jasper | Freedom of Choice excursions -choose 1 of 2 excursions
Today you can personalise your day by choosing one of these excursions
Option 1. Morning Maligne Valley with Medicine Lake Tour
Experience the most incredible sights in Jasper National Park’s Maligne Valley during this guided excursion to the region’s most scenic lakes &
majestic canyons, enjoy a gentle guided walk along the shores of this pristine lake.
Option 2. Evening Discover Jasper & its Wildlife
Admire diverse animal life in the Canadian wilderness on this evening wildlife tour. Delve into Jasper National Park with your guide. Travel
through the mighty Athabasca Valley and marvel at the park’s beautiful landscapes by twilight.
Day 7 : Jasper to Banff - scheduled coach
This morning is free to enjoy the sights of Jasper before boarding an express coach to Banff
Day 8 : Banff | Freedom of choice - choose 1 of 3 sightseeing excursions
Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions
Option 1. Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour + Banff Gondola
Explore the natural wonders near the town of Banff on this half-day, small-group tour. Admire the unparalleled beauty of natural sights
including Bow Falls, the surreal Hoodoos rock formation, and beautiful Lake Minnewanka, among others. Then Maximise your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain.
Option 2. Discover Grizzly Bears, Lakes & Waterfalls
Pursue the elusive Canadian Grizzly Bear on this 10 hour excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks, perfect for animal and nature lovers
alike. Head out for a gondola ride up to 7,700 feet for a mountaintop lunch at Canada’s highest restaurant, and then take a chairlift ride
up to the world’s largest enclosed and protected grizzly bear habitat to see Boo the resident bear rescued as a cub.
Option 3. Cowboy Horseback Cookout BBQ Lunch or Dinner
Saddle up for a ride along the Bow River in Banff and a Western style cookout. Choose from riding on horseback or in a covered wagon
through the beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain.
Day 9 : Banff
A free day to relax and soak up the atmosphere and enjoys the delights of this alpine town.
Day 10-11 : Banff - Calgary - UK
Today you will leave behind the fresh mountain air and colourful sights of the Rockies and take the coach to Calgary Airport to connect with your flight home.