Highlights of the Canadian Rockies

2025 Calgary > Calgary | Price from $3399

9 DAYS • 13 MEALS From scenic Badlands and big cities to mighty rivers and immense glaciers, Alberta’s Rocky Mountains welcome you. Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway through Jasper and Banff National Parks.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Calgary

Welcome to one of North America’s most rugged and beautiful cities, Calgary. Known for its cowboys and spectacular beauty, Calgary was brought to the world’s attention during the 1988 Winter Olympics. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

Day 2: Calgary and Heritage Park

After breakfast, embark on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Calgary. See the city’s many communities along with Stampede Park and Canada Olympic Park. Then, take a step back into Canada’s historic past at Heritage Park. Here you will learn about life as a 19th-century fur-trader or old-fashioned blacksmith. In the Gasoline Alley Museum, admire the collection of 1908 REO Autobuggies and 1912 Buicks, or stroll through Heritage Town Square and chat with the locals in their traditional clothing. Later, travel the mountain town of Banff for a two-night stay. Meals: B, D

Day 3: Banff Sightseeing and Lake Louise

This morning explore the many attractions of Banff. See Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain before climbing aboard a gondola for a ride in enclosed cars to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Spectacular panoramic views of the village and valley below await. Then, take the short drive to beautiful Lake Louise area where majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blues of the glacier-fed Lake Louise. Back in Banff, explore this quaint village, full of wonderful shops and charming boutiques. Meal: B

Day 4: Athabasca Glacier Snocoach Ride and Glacier Skywalk

Today, trade in your motorcoach for a “snocoach” and venture on to North America’s largest glacier, the Columbia Icefield’s Athabasca Glacier. You will travel in a specially designed vehicle to the middle of the glacier, as your driver points out interesting geological features. At the icefall below the glacier headwall, you will step out onto ice formed from snow which fell as long as 400 years ago. Then, take a walk on the incredible Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform perched 918 feet above spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Later, arrive in the mountain town of Jasper. Meals: B, D

Day 5: Maligne Lake Cruise

Today enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Jasper National Park as you cruise Maligne Lake with its unparalleled vistas. Learn of the local history, geology, wildlife and glaciology of Maligne Lake and Jasper National Park as some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies drifts past your window. Watch moose lazily wander the shoreline and look for other wildlife that are native to the area. In the afternoon, return to Jasper in plenty of time for exploring. Meal: B

Day 6: Fort Edmonton Park

Depart Jasper this morning and travel to Edmonton where you will visit Fort Edmonton Park to learn the history of Edmonton and the importance of the fur trade. Originally consisting of fur trading posts of the Hudson’s Bay Company from 1795 to 1914, today the park is a leader in cultural tourism. Meals: B, D

Day 7: Prairie Gardens Experience and West Edmonton Mall

This morning you travel to Prairie Gardens, a countryside working farm. Here you will enjoy a guided farm tour and experience a farm-to-table lunch. This hands-on cooking experience is led by a private chef and features locally grown food. Later, return to Edmonton to spend time at North America’s largest shopping center, the West Edmonton Mall. With over 800 stores, nine world-class attractions, two hotels and over 100 dining venue, the West Edmonton Mall has something for everyone. Meals: B, L

Day 8: Farewell Dinner Atop the Calgary Tower

Depart Edmonton today for the drive to Calgary. From high atop the Calgary Tower, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Calgary. Then, sit down in the Sky 360 Restaurant for a fabulous farewell dinner making for a memorable ending to your adventure. Meals: B, D

Day 9: Travel Home

Following breakfast, depart Calgary on a group transfer to the Calgary Airport for flights home. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Tour Highlights

  • 13 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend two nights in Calgary with a visit to Heritage Park
  • Spend two nights in Banff inside Banff National Park and take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain
  • Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway through Jasper and Banff National Parks
  • Take a Snocoach excursion on the Columbia Icefield’s Athabasca Glacier and visit the Glacier Skywalk
  • Spend two nights inside Jasper National Park Enjoy a leisurely narrated cruise on Maligne Lake with the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies
  • Tour Fort Edmonton Park and learn the fur trading history of the Hudson Bay Company
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking experience at Prairie Gardens
  • Time for shopping at worlds famous West Edmonton Mall
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner high atop Calgary Tower

Hotel Accommodations

Day 1 – Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel, Calgary, Alberta
Days 2 and 3 – High Country Inn or Rundlestone Lodge, Banff, Alberta
Days 4 and 5 – Forest Park Hotel, Jasper, Alberta
Days 6 and 7 – Hampton Inn, Edmonton, Alberta
Day 8 – Hampton Inn Airport, Calgary, Alberta

DATES & AVAILABILITY

July 20, 2024 | $3,199

Per Person Twin

$3,199

Single Room Add

+$1,429

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Calgary.

Rooms for the nights before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Calgary in $169, tax and breakfast included

July 27, 2024 | $3,199

Per Person Twin

$3,199

Single Room Add

+$1,429

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Calgary.

Rooms for the nights before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Calgary in $169, tax and breakfast included

July 19, 2025 | $3,399

Per Person Twin

$3,399

Single Room Add

+$1,499

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Calgary.

Rooms for the nights before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Calgary in $199, tax and breakfast included.

July 26, 2025 | $3,399

Per Person Twin

$3,399

Single Room Add

+$1,499

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Calgary.

Rooms for the nights before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Calgary in $199, tax and breakfast included.