CANADIAN ROCKIES &

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Explore the wonders of the US and Canada

HIGHLIGHTS

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump • Waterton Lakes National Park • Glacier National Park • 1930’s Red Jammer Touring Cars • Going-to-the-Sun Highway • Kootenay National Park • Banff Area Tour • Moraine Lake & Valley of Ten Peaks • Lake Louise & Victoria Glacier • Peyto Lake • Icefields Parkway • Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer

 

INCLUDES

9 Meals, Tour Director, Motorcoach Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - ARRIVE CALGARY

Arrive in Calgary, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner with fellow travelers. (D)

 

Day 2 - BUFFALO JUMP - GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Today travel south and visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. The interpretive center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and bears witness to a custom practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6000 years. Later enter Waterton Lakes National Park and see the historic and spectacularly situated Prince of Wales Hotel. Travel across the border to Montana and Glacier National Park. The isolated location of the park leads to fewer visitors during the summer season, making it a haven for some of the world’s endangered species such as the gray wolf and grizzly bear. Stay in the park and enjoy dinner this evening. (B,D)

 

Day 3 - GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - KALISPELL/WHITEFISH

This morning our destination is the heart of Glacier National Park, the Crown of the Continent. The excitement begins as you board a 1930’s Red Jammer Touring Car for a ride over the Going-to-the- Sun Highway, acclaimed as one of the most beautiful roadways in the world. The 52-mile journey crosses the Continental Divide through Logan Pass at an elevation of 6,680 feet and includes the Weeping Wall and Birdwoman Falls along with many spectacular mountain vistas. We’ll stop at Lake McDonald for lunch on your own. Continue onto the Kalispell/Whitefish area of Montana for an overnight stay. (B)

 

Day 4 - KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK - BANFF

Head north through British Columbia along the western slope of the Canadian Rockies, into the heart of Canada’s great timberlands and Kootenay National Park. See the bright red walls of Sinclair Canyon and travel through Radium Hot Springs. Arrive in Banff for a three night stay in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. (B)

Day 5 - ICEFIELDS PARKWAY - BANFF

This morning travel north along much of the Icefields Parkway, situated between Lake Louise and Jasper, and considered one of the most scenic highways in the world. See a panorama of snow-capped mountain peaks, hanging glaciers, waterfalls, canyons, and often wildlife such as moose, big-horn sheep and bear. Scale Bow Pass with a stop to see turquoise blue Peyto Lake. Ride in the specially designed Ice Explorer on the 1000 foot-thick Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefield. Return to Banff for an evening on your own. (B)

 

Day 6 - LAKE LOUISE & BANFF TOUR

Today see two of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise. First stop to view spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Next stop at the Chateau Lake Louise to explore and capture spectacular views and photos of Lake Louise & Victoria Glacier. Later enjoy a Banff Area Tour including Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and the Hoodoos. The late afternoon is at leisure to shop or explore Banff on your own. Maybe take an optional excursion. Tonight enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner in the Banff area with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

 

Day 7 - BANFF - CALGARY - HOME

Today transfer to Calgary and board your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park Tour. (B)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

 

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