Canadian Rockies Tour #20:
Alberta, British Columbia & Glacier National Park
Calgary - 15 days/ 14 nights
· Waterton Lakes National
· Glacier National Park
· Kootenay National Park
· Revelstoke National Park
· 3-Day stay at a wilderness
lake with cabins and fishing
· Kootenay National Park
· Jasper National Park
· Mount Robson
· Columbia Glacier & glacier
· Lake Louise
· Yoho National Park Banff
· Many drives searching for
and surrounding areas. Heritage Park Historical Village with
a railroad excursion and cruise on the lake. Accommodations in
south to Waterton Lakes National Park close to Glacier National
Park, During our travels we visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Interpretive Center. Waterton Lakes National Park is where the
mountains meet the prairie. Rolling prairie and lake landscapes
abruptly meet colorful 3,000-meter mountain peaks. During our
visit drives are taken to view the large variety of wildlife available.
Enjoy a scenic drive high into the mountains to a lake and picnic
lunch in the wilderness. Cruise on the lake along the shoreline
and pass huge mountains into the USA and Montana's Glacier National
Park. Accommodations for two nights at Waterton Lakes National
along the Rockies to Kootenay National Park to Radium Hot
Springs and our overnight stay. Radium Hot Springs Pools are a
fully accessible complex, built around hot mineral springs in
a beautiful mountain setting. Overnight stay in Radium Hot Springs.
of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the Canadian Rockies
during your travels to the small town of Revelstoke. Today our
route is up and over famous Rogers Pass. Massive Mt. Sir Donald
soars up to over 10,000 feet. above us. Overnight stay in Revelstoke.
stay in modern cabins on the shores of a wilderness lake.
Fishing for rainbow trout to over 5 lbs. is often available. Plenty
of free time for boating, fishing, walking and in addition we
will be barbecuing often and taking drives to look for wildlife.
A great break in our travels.
National Park our next destination today is the largest and
northern most of the four Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks.
Today we take a ferry into the wilderness and travel through the
mountains looking for wildlife. Overnight accommodations are in
the small town of Valemount.
Provincial Park for views of Mount Robson, possible wildlife
viewing and a picnic lunch in this great setting. Our accommodations
are in Jasper for two nights. During our stay we visit Medicine
Lake, Maligne Lake and Maligne Canyon. At Maligne Lake a cruise
to spirit Island is included. Options include white water rafting,
an air flight around Mount Robson and a possible visit to scenic
Miette Hot Springs.
Parkway is a major scenic highway through the Rocky Mountains
that stretches from Jasper to the Lake Louise area. The route,
considered to be one of the most scenic mountain routes in North
America, is internationally known for its rugged mountains, deep
canyons, glacier-fed mountain lakes, and Icefields. The Columbia
Icefield is the largest along the Great Divide separating Alberta
and British Columbia. This 325 square km accumulation of ice feeds
eight large glaciers. The Snocoach Tour on the Athabasca Glacier
is included today. Our accommodations are located close to the
on along the Icefields Parkway stops are made at Mistaya Canyon
and Peyto Lake that is a turquoise lake perched high in the Rocky
Mountains. At Lake Louise lunch is included before we take the
Gondola high into the alpine meadows. Touring at Lake Louise includes
stops at famous Chateau Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with its
brilliant turquoise lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. At Yoho
National Park we visit beautiful Wapta Lake over a mile high in
the wilderness. Our overnight stay is in the wilderness by a river
in nice cabins.
today is the world famous town of Banff. During our travels
the sights we will be seeing are hard to match. Emerald Lake -
Picturesque Emerald Lake received its name because of the color
of its water. The backdrop of majestic, glacier-clad mountains
along with the unusually diverse variety of vegetation and forest
around the lake and the historic Emerald Lake Lodge, combine to
create a special appeal.
Louise to Banff will be on a highway not often traveled. This
parkway is a slow-speed road and offers good opportunities for
wildlife viewing, especially in May and June. Upon reaching Banff
there will be free time to explore the downtown area and visit
the famous Banff Springs Hotel. Accommodations tonight are 15-mintues
from Banff away from the crowds.
departing for Calgary, we will take the tram to the top of Sulfur
Mountain for great views out over Banff and the mountains
and valleys. In the afternoon, you will be arriving in Calgary
where transportation to the airport or a motel if you are extending
your visit will be provided.
per person - Escorted tour per person based on double
Please request our fully detailed itinerary for this
tour for more information. Escorted tours are
to 8 clients traveling via a non-smoking 15-passenger van.