August 12-19, 2016
7 Days ● 9 Meals: 6 Breakfasts ● 3 Dinners
Per Person Rates:
Includes: air out of Bradley
- Enjoy the views of the Canadian Rockies and Waterton Lake during your two-night stay in Waterton Lakes National Park.
- Ride aboard a historic Jammer, an open-air touring car, during your visit to Glacier National Park.
- Stop at the Columbia Icefield and choose a fun ride (weather permitting) across the glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk.
Itinerary at a Glance:
Day 1: Westin Hotel Calgary
Day 2,3: Prince of Wales Hotel
Day 4-6: Fairmont Banff Springs
Your tour of the Canadian Rockies features a drive along the incredible Icefields Parkway. Paralleling the Great Divide, this special roadway is home to some of the most dramatic vistas in all of North America. Here, snowcapped mountains engulf the landscape, casting shadows on the adjacent glacial streams.
During the 1800s, a similar route was used by the fur traders. The first roadway was built in the 1930s and the present parkway was completed by 1965. Highlighting your trip along the Icefields Parkway is a stop at the Columbia Icefield – a dramatic 200 square mile stretch of land filled with glaciers. Here you may have an opportunity to ride across a 1,000 foot thick glacier.
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Calgary, Alberta – Tour Begins
Get ready for an adventure that brings together the beautiful expanse of the prairies, the soaring majesty of the Canadian Rockies and the brilliance of Montana’s Glacier National Park. Your tour opens in the province of Alberta.
Calgary – Waterton Lakes National Park
This morning, journey south to the prairie lands while enjoying the distant views of the spectacular Rockies. Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, one of the world’s oldest and best preserved buffalo jumps, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Head-Smashed-In, in the foothills of the Rockies, has been used continuously by Aboriginal people for over 5,500 years.
Waterton Lakes National Park
Continue traveling south to Waterton Lakes National Park. En route, pass through quaint villages and travel along roads sometimes traversed by grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, cougars, wolves, moose and elk.
Prince of Wales Hotel
Arrive at the Prince of Wales Hotel, a National Historic Site of Canada. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the grounds and capture some photographs to show your friends back home. Tonight, enjoy dinner overlooking Waterton Lake. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Waterton Lakes-Glacier National Park, Montana, USA-Waterton Lakes, AB
Glacier National Park
Today we experience Glacier National Park. A naturalist’s paradise, Glacier preserves over one million acres of forests, Alpine meadows and lakes, and is home to over 70 species of mammals and 270 species of birds.
Enjoy a ride aboard one of its famous Jammer cars – built in the 1930s – over one of the most breathtaking roads in North America. “Going to the Sun Road”* stretches across the Continental Divide and offers incredible views of the valley and Glacier National Park. Today breakfast will be included.
Waterton Lakes National Park – Banff, Alberta
This morning, relax during your journey to Banff and soak in a backdrop of wonderful wildlife and the majestic Canadian Rockies. Arrive at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” for a luxurious three-night stay. Tonight it’s Diner’s Choice…your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of the Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Banff area including stops at the lovely Bow Falls and the fascinating Hoodoos, also known as the “Land of Sleeping Giants.”
Next, visit a local ammolite specialist and learn about this rare gemstone that is found only in Alberta. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps you will choose to browse through the shops and museums or just take in the natural beauty of the area. Today breakfast will be included.
Icefields Parkway – Choice of Glacier Experience or Glacier Skywalk
A wonderful day of sightseeing awaits as we set out along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and behold lofty waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped mountain ranges.
Stop at the Columbia Icefield and choose a fun ride** across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle; or, take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape from the glass-floored platform.
This afternoon, stop at stunning Peyto Lake, a turquoise glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity. Be on the lookout for bears and stately elk on your return to Banff. Join your fellow travelers this evening at a farewell dinner where you will toast the end of a wonderful trip. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Banff – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of your outstanding journey to two of the world’s most beautiful areas: the incomparable Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park. Today breakfast will be included.
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