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Spectacular Rockies

July 9 – 16, 2024

Itinerary

Day by Day Place Visited
1 Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Welcome to Banff
2 Wednesday, July 10, 2024 Exploring Banff
3 Thursday, July 11, 2024 A Trip to Lake Louise
4 Friday, July 12, 2024 Lakes, Mountains and Glaciers
5 Saturday, July 13, 2024 Glacier Adventure
Rocky Mountaineer Train Without Rocky Mountaineer Train
6 Sunday, July 14, 2024 Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops Exploring Jasper
7 Monday, July 15, 2024 Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops to Vancouver Relaxing in Kananaskis
8 Tuesday, July 16, 2024 Depart Vancouver Farewell Canada
Day by Day Place Visited
1 Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Welcome to Banff
2 Wednesday, July 10, 2024 Exploring Banff
3 Thursday, July 11, 2024 A Trip to Lake Louise
4 Friday, July 12, 2024 Lakes, Mountains and Glaciers
5 Saturday, July 13, 2024 Glacier Adventure
Rocky Mountaineer Train
6 Sunday, July 14, 2024 Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops
7 Monday, July 15, 2024 Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops to Vancouver
8 Tuesday, July 16, 2024 Depart Vancouver
Without Rocky Mountaineer Train
6 Sunday, July 14, 2024 Exploring Jasper
7 Monday, July 15, 2024 Relaxing in Kananaskis
8 Tuesday, July 16, 2024 Farewell Canada

After your arrival at Calgary Airport, your stay at a historic mountain resort in Banff awaits. Built in the distinctive Canadian Château style, it is one of the earliest examples of the country’s grand railway hotels. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner.

Authentic Dining

Authentic Dining

Enjoy dinner at the historic and regal Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Fairmont Banff Springs Welcome Dinner

Connect with nature as you join a memorable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with a First Nations Cree Iroquois Local Expert. Discover First Nations culture, such as how plants and animals like bears hold great significance. This authentic dive into the First Nations Cree community is not only enlightening but also helps assure the sustainability of the community and culture. You’ll embark on a guided walk in the Boreal Forest and learn the Indigenous world of plant medicines as well as the historical and modern-day uses of plants and listen to fascinating stories about the First Nations. This afternoon, choose to relax and unwind in Banff Hot Springs. Or, learn about the history of the Fairmont Banff Springs from a knowledgeable ambassador. Hear stories of events that took place around and at this hotel and receive a self-guided map of highlight locations for you to Discover.

Make Travel Matter

Make Travel Matter

Join a First Nations Cree Iroquois Local Expert and take a walk in the Boreal forest. Learn how their ancestors survived off the land and used the plants as medicines. Listen to amazing stories about First Nations culture and their relationship with local nature and wildlife.
Mahikan Trails Medicine Walk

The Three Sisters Peak or Mt Assiniboine will impress on this morning’s optional helicopter flights (weather dependent). Make your way to Moraine Lake – the largest glacially fed lake in Canada – for a photo stop before a decadent lunch at Louiza Restaurant at Chateau Lake Louise. Marvel as you’re surrounded by soaring peaks and the majesty of the Victoria glacier. Capture a photo or two of the turquoise Lake Louise and rugged backdrop of one of the most famous mountain vistas in the world before returning to Banff and enjoying the rest of your day at leisure. Tonight, opt for a scenic end to your day by taking Banff Gondola ride.

Authentic Dining

Our location for lunch today is at Louiza Restaurant at Chateau Lake Louise, a national treasure and historic landmark. Along with an exquisite Italian meal, you’ll marvel as you’re surrounding by soaring peaks and the majesty of the Victoria glacier.

Authentic Dining

Our location for lunch today is at Louiza Restaurant at Chateau Lake Louise, a national treasure and historic landmark. Along with an exquisite Italian meal, you’ll marvel as you’re surrounding by soaring peaks and the majesty of the Victoria glacier.
Lunch at Louiza Restaurant

Top Rated Highlights

Enjoy a beautiful stop at glacier-fed Moraine Lake, a vibrant turquoise lake set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Top Rated Highlights

Enjoy a beautiful stop at glacier-fed Moraine Lake, a vibrant turquoise lake set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks.
Moraine Lake Photo Stop

Optional Experiences:

Brewster Ban Gondola

At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet ( 2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction
* Please Note: this optional experience is weather permitting.

Brewster Ban Gondola

At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet ( 2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction
Adult: 75.00 CAD

Mt. Assiniboine Helicopter Tour (35 min)

You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine – “the Matterhorn” of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 3,611meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget!

Mt. Assiniboine Helicopter Tour (35 min)

You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine – “the Matterhorn” of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 3,611meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget!
Adult: 410.00 CAD

Three Sisters Peaks Tour (25 min)

The most action packed twenty minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return 􀃯ight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore. Prices are based on a minimum of 2 passengers.

Three Sisters Peaks Tour (25 min)

The most action packed twenty minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return 􀃯ight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore. Prices are based on a minimum of 2 passengers.
Adult: 305.00 CAD

The glaciers, waterfalls and peaks of Yoho Park are revealed on this morning’s visit to Yoho National Park. Your journey includes photo opportunities at Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls before taking the Icefields Parkway, one of the most beautiful drives on the planet. Admire the dramatic scenery of the Rockies with plenty of photo opportunities. A warm welcome greets you at the country’s first and only glacier-view resort over a Champagne reception and nibbles. Before dinner, take advantage of the long daylight hours and set out for an after-hours visit to the Columbia Icefield Skywalk, a glass-floored walkway above the Sunwapta Valley featuring waterfalls and wildlife. After your Skywalk visit, indulge in a delicious, Canadian inspired, locally sourced dinner, sip cocktails and marvel at the spectacular glacier views that wrap the restaurant.

Authentic Dining

Authentic Dining

Evening Reception at the Glacier View Lodge. After dinner, step out onto the viewing deck and stargaze as you marvel at the dark night sky, relax with a drink in the library or hang out inside the Moraine Lounge with games and live entertainment.
Highlight Dinner at the Glacier View Lodge

Before other travellers arrive, venture onto the Athabasca Glacier in a massive Ice Explorer for your special, before-hours visit. Join your Local Expert and walk on the frozen flow of ice. Discover the beauty and immensity of the glacier as you learn about the history and geology of the region. Continue along the magnificent Icefields Parkway and arrive at Jasper National Park with its soothing mineral hot springs, colourful meadows and majestic mountains.

Experiences

Experiences

Take a seat in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a visit onto the Athabasca Glacier before other travellers arrive. Follow your Local Expert as you stroll on its icy surface and experience the enormous glaciers up close.
Visit Athabasca Glacier Before-Hours

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Jasper Station at 8:10am MT. Today you will travel from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, located in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. You will arrive in Kamloops between 5:30pm and 7:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the town, or relaxing in your hotel.

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

After breakfast, you are transferred to Airport where your journey comes to an end. Arrival time at airport is approximately 12:00.

Day 6, 7, And 8 for Those Travelers that Prefer Not to Ride The Rocky Mountainner from Jasper to Vancouver

We are also offering an alternative option for those travelers who prefer to take the land tour but not to take the Rocky Mountaineer scenic train ride to Vancouver

Enjoy a relaxed start this morning or join the fun and experience an optional easy rafting, scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. Don’t worry the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Join your Travel Director on an informative walk on the Maligne Canyon, the deepest gorge in Jasper National Park. As you tour across the crystal waters of magical Maligne Lake, fed by the glaciers of Jasper National Park and glide past the jagged mountain peaks you’ll discover why it’s been declared the “Best Boat Cruise in Canada.”

Optional Experiences:

Jasper Float Trip

Join the fun and experience an easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 7 meter / 25 foot long oar powered rafts o􀃭er a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any 􀃮rst time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry, the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery drifting down a route that was used by fur traders many years ago. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required.
*Please Note: This optional experience requires a signed liability waiver.

Jasper Float Trip

Join the fun and experience an easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 7 meter / 25 foot long oar powered rafts o􀃭er a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any 􀃮rst time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry, the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery drifting down a route that was used by fur traders many years ago. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required.
Adult: 94.00 CAD

This morning, enjoy a scenic drive down to Kananaskis, often kept as a secret mountain sanctuary for locals, away from the masses that visit neighboring Banff National Park. Enjoy the afternoon to yourself to discover the local trails surrounding your upscale hotel nestled in the wilderness, or head to the Nordic Spa located steps away from the lodge. Tonight, come together with your fellow travellers for a festive Celebration Dinner and toast to your wonderful trip in the Canadian Rockies.

Authentic Dining

Authentic Dining

Celebrate your travels with your newfound friends and enjoy a flavourful dinner at the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.
Celebration Dinner in Kananaskis

After breakfast, you are transferred to Calgary Airport where your journey comes to an end. Arrival time at airport is approximately 12:00. 

Rocky Mountaineer

Be transported through the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies in spacious, custom-designed, glass-dome coaches with views of breathtaking landscapes, all the while enjoying outstanding service, gourmet food, and stories from passionate Hosts.

Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff National Park of Canada, Canada
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Glacier View Lodge

Glacier View Lodge

Jasper National Park of Canada, Canada
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The Crimson Jasper

The Crimson Jasper

Jasper, Canada
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Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection

Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection

Kananaskis, Canada
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Restaurants

Great food is at the heart of every journey with us. Sip, savour and sense the local flair with every meal.

Authentic Dining

Authentic Dining

Enjoy dinner at the historic and regal Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Fairmont Banff Springs Welcome Dinner

Authentic Dining

Our location for lunch today is at Louiza Restaurant at Chateau Lake Louise, a national treasure and historic landmark. Along with an exquisite Italian meal, you’ll marvel as you’re surrounding by soaring peaks and the majesty of the Victoria glacier.

Authentic Dining

Our location for lunch today is at Louiza Restaurant at Chateau Lake Louise, a national treasure and historic landmark. Along with an exquisite Italian meal, you’ll marvel as you’re surrounding by soaring peaks and the majesty of the Victoria glacier.
Lunch at Louiza Restaurant

Authentic Dining

Authentic Dining

Evening Reception at the Glacier View Lodge. After dinner, step out onto the viewing deck and stargaze as you marvel at the dark night sky, relax with a drink in the library or hang out inside the Moraine Lounge with games and live entertainment.
Highlight Dinner at the Glacier View Lodge

Authentic Dining

Authentic Dining

Celebrate your travels with your newfound friends and enjoy a flavourful dinner at the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.
Celebration Dinner in Kananaskis

Spectacular Rockies Trip Pricing

$6,650 – $7,350 Per Person Double Occupancy

GOLD LEAF Service is $7,350 on the Rocky Mountaineer
SILVER LEAF Service is $6,650 on the Rocky Mountaineer

Your trip begins in Banff. 3 nights in Banff at the Fairmont Banff Springs before traveling by motor coach on the Icefields Parkway toward Jasper. One night at the Glacier View Hotel before visiting Athabasca Glacier in a massive Ice Explorer. An additional night in Jasper before heading out the next morning on the Rocky Mountaineer. The Rocky Mountaineer travels west all day with spectacular scenery stopping in Kamloops overnight. The next morning you continue the train to Vancouver. Hotel overnight in Vancouver before transferring to the airport.

Alternative Trip Option: For travelers who prefer to take the land tour portion of the trip only and not take the scenic Rocky Mountaineer train to Vancouver, can reserve just the land portion. Trip Pricing WITHOUT the train begins at $4,250 per person double occupancy.

Pricing Note: For both trip options – airfare is not included. It is possible that group air can be arranged once we know the number of travelers and the cities they are flying from. For the option with the train ride, travelers, if flying, would fly to Calgary to start their trip in Banff and then depart after the trip in Vancouver. If travelers select the alternative itinerary, they will fly to and from the Calgary airport.

Transfers at the end of the trip to the airport are included in the prices shown for both itineraries. The pre-trip transfers from Calgary to Banff are not included in the price shown at this time. Once the number of travelers is known, the transfer and cost will be offered as optional to travelers. If group air is offered, the transfer would be included.

Email us for the single supplement cost if not traveling double occupancy.

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Fairmont Banff Springs
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About the Hotel
Banff National Park of Canada, Canada

Canada’s ‘Castle in the Rockies’, the Fairmont Banff Springs has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years. Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs resort stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff.

Hotel Amenities

Bar
Business Centre
Concierge
Gym
Laundry
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Spa

Style
Heritage

Glacier View Lodge
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About the Hotel
Jasper National Park of Canada, Canada

A stay at the Glacier View Lodge is truly unforgettable. Overlooking glaciers and mountains high up in the alpine zone, the views are spectacular. Stay cozy and warm while enjoying comfortable guest rooms and delicious dining or go out and take in the pristine icy surroundings.

Hotel Amenities

Restaurant

Style
Traditional

The Crimson Jasper
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About the Hotel
Jasper, Canada

Crimson Jasper is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Jasper, with a trendy atmosphere plenty of amenities designed to enhance your stay. Additionally, Crimson Jasper offers a pool and a lounge, along with proximity to nearby restaurants, such as Fiddle River Restaurant, Cassios Italian Restaurant, or Karouzo’s Steaks Seafood.

Hotel Amenities

 

Style
Contemporary

Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection
About the Hotel
Kananaskis, Canada

Experience an unforgettable getaway at Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. Located in scenic Kananaskis Village, you can enjoy several first-class amenities while experiencing the best of the Canadian Rockies.

Hotel Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Gym
Spa
24-hour Front Desk
Room Service

Style
Resort