Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park
From $2,839* pp | 7-8 Days • 9 -11 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Tour the awe-inspiring ice-fields, rushing streams, glacial peaks and towering summits of the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park.
- Enjoy the views of the Canadian Rockies and Waterton Lake during your two-night stay in Waterton Lakes National Park.
- Ride aboard a historic Jammer, an open-air touring car, during your visit to Glacier National Park.
- Stop at the Columbia Icefield and choose a fun ride (weather permitting) across the glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk.
Majestic Landscapes and Thrilling Wildlife
Icefields, 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. Ride aboard a Jammer (open-air touring car) during your visit to Glacier National Park and spend two nights at the Prince of Wales hotel. 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 three-night stay at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs hotel lets you explore Bow Falls and the Hoodoos (the “Land of the Sleeping Giants”).
Day 1. Calgary, Alberta – 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.
This morning, journey south to the prairie lands while enjoying the 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 Aboriginal people for over 5,500 years. Continue travelling south to Waterton Lakes National Park. En route, pass through quaint villages and travel along roads sometimes traversed by grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, cougars, wolves, moose and elk. Arrive at the Prince of Wales Hotel, a National Historic Site of Canada. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the grounds and capture some photographs to show your friends back home. Tonight, enjoy dinner overlooking Waterton Lake.
Day 3. Waterton Lakes-Glacier National Park, Montana, USA-Waterton Lakes, AB
Today we experience Glacier National Park. A naturalist’s paradise, Glacier preserves over one million acres of forests, Alpine meadows and lakes, and is home to over 70 species of mammals and 270 species of birds. Enjoy a ride aboard one of its famous Jammer cars – built in the 1930’s – over 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.
Day 4. Waterton Lakes National Park – Banff, Alberta
This morning, relax during your journey to Banff and soak in a backdrop of wonderful wildlife and the majestic Canadian Rockies. Arrive at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” for a luxurious three-night stay. Tonight it’s Diner’s Choice…your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of the Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants.
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.” Next, visit a local ammolite specialist and learn about this rare gemstone that is found only in Alberta. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps you will choose to browse through the shops and museums or just take in the natural beauty of the area.
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 and 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. Join your fellow travellers this evening at a farewell dinner where you will toast the end of a wonderful trip.
Day 7. Banff – Tour Ends
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
- Alberta is 17 hours and Montana 18 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- The highest elevation encountered is 7,500 feet.
- The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar.
- Canada uses 110 volts.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
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, upstairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Mar 3 – Mar 13. $3,079
Mar 10 – Mar 20. $2,829
Mar 17 – Mar 27. $2,829
Apr 7 – Apr 17. $2,949
Apr 14 – Apr 24. $2,949
Apr 21 – May 1. $2,949
Jun 6 – Jun 26. $3,979
Jun 20 – Jul 1. $3,979
Jul 18 – Jul 29. $3,979
Aug 8 – Aug 19. $4,299
Aug 15 – Aug 26. $4,299
Sep 5 – Sep 16. $3,979
Sep 12 – Sep 23. $3,979
Sep 26 – Oct 7. $3,979
Oct 10 – Oct 21. $3,979
Nov 7 – Nov 18. $3,469
Mar 13 – Mar 24. $3,469
Mar 27 – Apr 7. $3,599
Apr 3 – Apr 14. $3,729
Apr 24 – May 5. $3,729