8 Day Best of the Canadian Rockies
8 Day Best of the Canadian Rockies
Urban history meets rural beauty on this in-depth discovery of the lands belonging to the bosom of the Canadian Rockies in Western Canada, from cultural cities and towns to the craggy peaks that surround lakes and icy glaciers.
Tour highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the Wild West ambiance of the city of Calgary.
  • Visit the peaceful Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed landmarks in Canada.
  • Pass the stunning sights of glacial formations as you travel along the Icefields Parkway.
  • Ride atop the frozen expanse that is the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer.
  • Enjoy the myriad of activities in the stunning surroundings of Banff National Park.
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Day 1: Arrive in Calgary
Arrive in Calgary and transfer across the open Canadian plains to your lodge at the Kananaskis, at the base of the Rockies. On arrival at the lodge you can enjoy a rodeo-themed Wild West welcome reception followed by dinner at a local ranch.
  • Standard: Delta Lodge at Kananaskis (D)
Day 2: Banff National Park
Traverse the gorgeous wilderness by air and land today, first, weather permitting, on a helicopter excursion to view the Three Sisters Peaks from up high, then on a drive across the Continental Divide and Kicking Horse Pass to Emerald Lake, set among towering mountain peaks in Yoho National Park. See the renowned Spiral Tunnels of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Natural Bridge, carved through solid rock, before proceeding on to your accommodation, overlooking the placid Lake Louise in the heart of Banff National Park.
  • Standard: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (B,L,D)
Day 3: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise
Journey with a naturalist guide to the Valley of the Ten Peaks, home of Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed areas in all of Canada. If the weather is too adverse, you can join a guide for a tour of Lake Louise instead. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure after returning to your hotel.
  • Standard: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (B,L,D)
Day 4: Icefields Parkway & Jasper National Park
Drive along the spectacular Icefields Parkway across to Jasper National Park. This stretch of highway, from Lake Louise to Jasper is filled with icy glaciers, icefields, waterfalls, and rocky peaks. Enjoy a barbecue lunch afterwards, and keep watch for bears, elk, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats as you travel onwards to Jasper National Park.
  • Standard: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 5: Jasper National Park
Enjoy the splendour of Jasper National Park whichever way you choose, either spend the day at leisure or choose one of the following included adventures: a wilderness "Discovery Tour" with a wildlife interpreter; white water rafting along the Athabasca River; or a trip on the Jasper Tramway. Your lodgings house a number of activities (additional cost) in the form of boating, golf, trail riding, and biking.
  • Standard: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B,D)
Day 6: Athabasca Glacier & Banff National Park
Head back to Banff National Park, but not before stopping at the prehistoric Athabasca Glacier where you will ride along the surface of the frozen giant in an Ice Explorer.
  • Standard: Fairmont Banff Springs (B,L,D)
Day 7: Banff National Park
Spend your day in Banff National Park at your leisure. Explore the stylish village of Banff, or enjoy the day relaxing at your resort, featuring stunning views and an even more stunning spa. Attend a farewell reception at The Banff Centre, a world-renowned cultural hub where creativity runs rife in the form of performing arts. Your evening includes a special musical performance and dinner overlooking the dazzling Bow Valley.
  • Standard: Fairmont Banff Springs (B,D)
Day 8: Banff National Park - Depart Calgary
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing Banff to Calgary where you can catch your return flight home.
  • Standard: (B)
Best of the Canadian Rockies combines well with these journeys; ask at time of booking! • Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (10 days) • San Francisco, Sonoma & Napa Valleys (7 days) • A Taste of the Pacific Northwest (8 days)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Most meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • The services of a Tauck Tour Director
  • Hotel & Restaurant staff gratuities
  • Transportation to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included.
  • Hotel rooms before and after tours
  • Luggage responsibility
  • Personal expenses
  • Tauck Tour Director gratuities
  • Free time activities at own expense
  • International flights in Tour Only prices

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