Glacier National Park & The Canadian Rockies

  • 10 Days

  • Canada

  • Comfortable pace

Discover four magnificent national parks, cascading waterfalls, chilling icefields and mountainous panoramas. Experience historic gold rush towns set amongst the jagged mountain peaks and pristine lakes of Canada.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 17th September 2018

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Overview

Discover four magnificent national parks, cascading waterfalls, chilling icefields and mountainous panoramas. Experience historic gold rush towns set amongst the jagged mountain peaks and pristine lakes of Canada.

At a glance

  • Calgary Orientation tour
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Waterton Lake National Park Glacier National Park Going to the Sun Road
  • Fort Steele Radium Hot Springs
  • Banff National Park Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain
  • Kootenay National Park
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Jasper National Park Sunwapta Pass
  • Maligne Lake Cruise
  • Lake Louise

Extensions

  • 2 nights hotel stay in Calgary for the Calgary Stampede (on these departures only - 30 June, 02 July, 05 July 2018)

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Calgary

Fly to Calgary where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for a welcome drink with your tour director, and an overnight stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Calgary - Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump - Waterton Lakes National Park

Today it's on to the Macleod Trail just outside the town of Fort Macleod to visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a native Indian hunting site, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel to the scenic Waterton Lakes National Park with a photo stop at Cameron Falls, a serene cascade made from some of the oldest rock in the Rockies.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Waterton Lakes National Park - Glacier National Park - Going to the Sun Road - Whitefish

Today enter Montana through Glacier National Park which covers over one million acres of forests, alpine meadows and lakes. Board one of the famous vintage red Jammer Buses and travel along the 'Going to the Sun Road', one of America's most spectacular highways. Built in the 1930's, it is the only road through the national park. After crossing the 6,664 feet high Logan Pass, enter the alpine scenery of jagged mountain peaks, deep green forests, pristine lakes and meadows. Overnight in Whitefish.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Whitefish - Banff

Today cross back into British Colombia and visit the restored town of Fort Steele, founded in 1864 and a booming town where fortunes were made during the Kootenay Gold Rush. Afterwards, stop at the Radium Hot Springs, an area renowned for its health spa. Next, drive through the red cliffs of Sinclair Canyon and Kootenay National Park before entering Banff National Park, the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Banff

Banff is one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts with many summer activities including hiking and horseback riding. You are invited to take a thrilling gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain to experience some of the best panoramic views over Banff and the surrounding countryside. The rest of your day is free to explore or take one of our optional helicopter rides.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Banff - Columbia Icefield - Jasper

Today follow the breathtaking Icefields Parkway into Jasper National Park. Scale Bow Pass with its splendid views of Bow Falls and Peyto Lake before climbing the Sunwapta Pass to savour the stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls and glaciers. Next, stop at the Columbia Icefield for an amazing snowcoach ride over the 1,200-feet-thick Athabasca Glacier. Admire the Athabasca Falls before reaching Jasper National Park with free time in the afternoon for a scenic walk, or visit to places of interest such as the Jasper Wildlife Museum or the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Jasper - Maligne Lake - Jasper

The morning is at leisure. So why not take a hike along the trails and look for majestic elk or stroll the streets of Jasper. This afternoon journey to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, with a narrated cruise on the glacial lake.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Jasper - Lake Louise - Calgary

Retrace your route through the Icefields Parkway, to visit famous Lake Louise and its cold turquoise waters, which act as a perfect mirror reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Afterwards continue to Calgary where your tour director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Calgary – UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Calgary: Delta Calgary Downtown (formerly known as Delta Bow Valley)
  • Waterton: Bayshore Inn
  • Whitefish: Grouse Mountain Lodge
  • Banff: Banff Park Lodge (2017) / Banff Caribou Lodge (2018)
  • Jasper: Sawridge Hotel (2017) / Chateau (2018)

 

Notes

Visa Requirement: All non-U.S. & Canadian citizens must complete an I-94 form before crossing into the United States on day 3 of the itinerary. There is also a CASH fee of approximately US $7 per person. This can be done in advance (but no more than 7 days in advance of border crossing) by visiting the following website https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home and clicking on the box that states 'Visiting the U.S. & Arriving via a Land Border". If you should have any questions, please speak to your Tour Director at the beginning of your tour.

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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