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Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

Starting at 12,500 Vacation Club Points
8 Days | 11 Meals

Ice-fields, rushing streams, lovely waterfalls, glacial peaks and towering summits are just a few of the scenic wonders awaiting you in the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park. Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, one of the world’s oldest and best preserved buffalo jumps and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ride aboard a Jammer (open-air touring car) when you visit Glacier National Park. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Stop at Columbia Icefield and choose a ride across this mass of glacier ice or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk. A 3-night stay at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs hotel lets you explore Bow Falls and the Hoodoos (the "Land of the Sleeping Giants").

Tour Highlights

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    Ride aboard a historic Jammer, an open-air touring car, during your visit to Glacier National Park.
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    Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, one of the world’s oldest buffalo jumps.

Itinerary

12,500 Vacation Club Points | 8 Days | 11 Meals

Day 1: Calgary, Alberta, Canada - 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. Mingle with your fellow travelers during a cocktail reception this evening.

Day 2: Calgary - Columbia Falls, Montana, United States

This morning, journey south to the prairie lands while enjoying 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 native people of the North American plains for over 5,500 years. A Blackfoot guide brings to life the culture of the Plains people, the Buffalo Hunt, and the many secrets uncovered in archaeological digs. Continue traveling south to Montana. En route, pass through quaint villages and travel along roads sometimes traversed by grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, cougars, wolves, moose and elk.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Columbia Falls - Glacier National Park - Columbia Falls

Spend the day experiencing Glacier National Park. A naturalist's paradise, Glacier preserves over 1 million acres of forests, alpine meadows and lakes, and is home to over 70 species of mammals and 270 species of birds. Board one of its famous Jammer cars – built in the 1930s – and drive along 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. This evening, enjoy a true western experience during an outdoor BBQ** and live entertainment at a dude ranch.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Columbia Falls - Banff, Alberta, Canada

Relax during your journey to Banff and soak in a backdrop of wonderful wildlife and the majestic Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Banff and settle into your hotel for a relaxing 3-night stay. Tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice…your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Banff’s great restaurants.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Banff

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.” Later, visit a local ammolite specialist and learn about this rare gemstone that is found only in Alberta. The remainder of the day is 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.

Day 6: 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 where it’s your choice! 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.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Banff - Calgary

Leave the wonders of the Rockies for the prairies of Alberta en route to the Kananaskis Valley. Visit a local ranch where you can play a game of horseshoes, take a line dance lesson and enjoy a wagon ride in search of buffalo. Meet the family that lives there to gain insight into their daily life on the ranch. Then, delight in a traditional Albertan barbecue with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Later, enjoy the views of the prairies before you reach the vibrant city of Calgary.

Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 8: Calgary

Your adventure comes to a close**** today, leaving you with a wealth of memories from 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.

Tour Options (USD)

Lake Louise Experience $60

City: Banff, AB

Embark on a journey to spectacular Lake Louise. Upon arrival enjoy lunch at the Ski Louise Lodge. Then, board the gondola and ascend the mountain in fourteen minutes, to a height of 6,850 feet above sea level. Marvel at the spectacular panoramic views of mountain ranges while keeping an eye out for grizzly bears who call this mountain home. At the upper gondola terminal, take in one of Banff National Park’s greatest views, and then visit the Interpretive Centre to learn about the bears in this area, their habitat and history. Next, visit the shores of the famous turquoise blue lake and the incomparable Chateau Lake Louise. You may choose to hike along the lakeshore or simply relax in the majesty of your surroundings.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 10 is required.

Duration: approximately 6 hour(s).

Lake Louise Experience $60

City: Banff, AB

Embark on a journey to spectacular Lake Louise. Upon arrival enjoy lunch at the Ski Louise Lodge. Then, board the gondola and ascend the mountain in fourteen minutes, to a height of 6,850 feet above sea level. Marvel at the spectacular panoramic views of mountain ranges while keeping an eye out for grizzly bears who call this mountain home. At the upper gondola terminal, take in one of Banff National Park’s greatest views, and then visit the Interpretive Centre to learn about the bears in this area, their habitat and history. Next, visit the shores of the famous turquoise blue lake and the incomparable Chateau Lake Louise. You may choose to hike along the lakeshore or simply relax in the majesty of your surroundings.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 10 is required.

Duration: approximately 6 hour(s).

Lake Louise Experience $60

City: Banff, AB

Embark on a journey to spectacular Lake Louise. Upon arrival enjoy lunch at the Ski Louise Lodge. Then, board the gondola and ascend the mountain in fourteen minutes, to a height of 6,850 feet above sea level. Marvel at the spectacular panoramic views of mountain ranges while keeping an eye out for grizzly bears who call this mountain home. At the upper gondola terminal, take in one of Banff National Park’s greatest views, and then visit the Interpretive Centre to learn about the bears in this area, their habitat and history. Next, visit the shores of the famous turquoise blue lake and the incomparable Chateau Lake Louise. You may choose to hike along the lakeshore or simply relax in the majesty of your surroundings.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 10 is required.

Duration: approximately 6 hour(s).

Lake Louise Experience $60

City: Lake Louise, AB

Embark on a journey to spectacular Lake Louise. Upon arrival enjoy lunch at the Ski Louise Lodge. Then, board the gondola and ascend the mountain in fourteen minutes, to a height of 6,850 feet above sea level. Marvel at the spectacular panoramic views of mountain ranges while keeping an eye out for grizzly bears who call this mountain home. At the upper gondola terminal, take in one of Banff National Park’s greatest views, by visiting the interpretative centre to learn about the bears in this area, their habitat and history. Next, visit the shores of the famous turquoise blue lake and the incomparable Chateau Lake Louise. You may choose to hike along the lakeshore or simply relax in the majesty of your surroundings.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 10 is required.

Duration: approximately 6 hour(s).

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Tour Upgrades

Order Type Description No of Nights Price (USD)
Pre Hotel Hotel: Westin Calgary 0 $150
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Know Before You Go

Passport & Visa Information

Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details.

IMPORTANT

We recommend that our clients travelling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

Destination Facts & Stats

Electricity

An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.

Please Note

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Order of sightseeing is subject to change. Maximum elevation is 7,500 feet.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

*Some attractions, including "Going to the Sun Road," may not be available during the "off-season" months due to weather. Please note this is an all-day excursion and lunch is not included, but there will be time for a break and lunch may be purchased during one of the stops. **Outdoor BBQ may be held indoors in cases of inclement weather. ***Glacier Experience is weather permitting throughout the travel season. ****Due to flight schedules, the breakfast on the morning of departure, Day 8, is usually a box breakfast.

Please be advised there is a 25 USD/CAD charge (per piece) for checked baggage on most trans-border flights. This is a fee levied by the airlines and may be subject to change.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.

Pace

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.