Glacier National Park & The Canadian Rockies


  • 9 days

  • The Canadian Rockies

  • Comfortable pace

Tour : CS

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£2,066 pp

Tour only

Based on 8th Sep 2020

From

£2,561 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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This Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour delivers the pristine wilderness of several national parks and the soaring beauty of the Rockies on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. In Canada, travel to Waterton Lakes National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site with rugged mountains and beautiful water. Visit the historic mining town of Fort Steele; Kootenay National Park; and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, another UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the world’s oldest and best-preserved buffalo jumps.

Also in Canada, stay two nights in both Banff and Jasper National Parks. In Banff, enjoy leisure time to explore on your own. In Jasper National Park, journey to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake in the Canadian Rockies, and take a cruise to Spirit Island. Also visit gorgeous Lake Louise, another highlight of your vacation. As you head back to Calgary, stop for a memorable ride aboard an Ice Explorer at the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield.

In Montana, visit stunning Glacier National Park, where you’ll enjoy a thrilling drive on the spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard a famous, vintage red “Jammer" bus. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of North America’s most spectacular drives. It crosses 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass and offers alpine scenery where jagged mountain peaks, deep green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape. A breathtaking experience indeed!

On this Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you. In Glacier National Park, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of huckleberry pie or ice cream. Or how about entertainment by a local cowboy poet in Calgary? The region’s Western heritage will come alive through the cowboy poet’s stories and songs.

From the stunning scenery to the fun experiences, this vacation is sure to delight!

Highlights

CALGARY Orientation tour; farewell dinner with cowboy poet

HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Red Jammers; sample made-from-scratch huckleberry pie or ice cream

FORT STEELE Visit the restored town

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing

LAKE LOUISE Visit the lake

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Cruise Maligne Lake and enjoy a lakeside dinner with incredible views

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN CALGARY

Day
1

Welcome to Calgary! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

CALGARY–HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP–WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Day
2

Before departing Calgary, enjoy an orientation tour of the city’s highlights. Travel south along the Macleod Trail. Visit HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, on to scenic WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK with a photo stop at Cameron Falls.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK–GLACIER NATIONAL PARK–GOING-TO-THE-SUN ROAD–WHITEFISH

Day
3

Enter Montana through Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and behold the awesome snow-capped peaks of GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. A highlight awaits you as you board the famous vintage red “JAMMER BUSES” that will take you along one of North America’s most spectacular highways: Going-to-the-Sun Road. After crossing 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass, enter a geographical wonderland of alpine scenery where jagged mountain peaks dominate the landscape. Before arriving at your resort, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of HUCKLEBERRY PIE or ICE CREAM.
NOTE: The visit to Logan Pass is normally possible from mid-June to mid-September. If unable to travel to Logan Pass, alternative sightseeing by Red Jammer bus will be done.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

WHITEFISH–FORT STEELE–KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK–BANFF

Day
4

Re-enter Canada this morning, with a stop in British Columbia before crossing into Alberta. Visit the restored town of FORT STEELE, where fortunes were made during the Kootenay Gold Rush. Next, drive through the steep red cliffs of Sinclair Canyon and KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK before entering BANFF NATIONAL PARK, the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BANFF

Day
5

This morning, sightseeing includes a stop at beautiful Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure, or maybe join an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for unsurpassed views of the Rockies.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BANFF–LAKE LOUISE–JASPER

Day
6

Follow breathtaking Icefields Parkway today and head for JASPER NATIONAL PARK. One highlight of your vacation: a visit to famous Lake Louise. Scale Bow Pass for splendid views. Then, climb to Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses. There’s time this afternoon for an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

Day
7

The morning is at leisure. Optional activities include hiking, canoeing, and strolling the streets of Jasper. This afternoon, journey to Maligne Lake for a fully narrated CRUISE of the glacial lake and Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy a lakeside dinner with incredible views and local fare including famous Alberta beef.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–CALGARY

Day
8

This morning, visit Athabasca Falls and then retrace the route south along Icefields Parkway. Next is the highlight of the tour: stop at the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride aboard an ICE EXPLORER. Continue to Calgary, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, be entertained by a local COWBOY POET who will bring the region’s Western heritage to life through stories and songs—a perfect ending to your vacation.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CALGARY

Day
9

The tour ends after breakfast this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

The June 28, 29, & 30 departures with Calgary extension feature the Calgary Stampede

Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+3 days Calgary Stampede Extension

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts

CALGARY.

Day
1

Today, explore the CALGARY STAMPEDE grounds at your leisure with your included admission. Step through the gates of Stampede Park and enter a world of wonder, fun, and “Wild West” excitement. Visit Elbow River Camp and walk back in time through the authentic First Nations village, or stroll the streets of a recreated frontier town. Enjoy a wide variety of exciting talent at the many entertainment stages, then maybe head into the dazzling array of international exhibits and displays of Western art. This evening, watch the heart-stopping CHUCKWAGON RACES in an all-out dash for the finish line, an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower. Afterward, get ready for a gigantic OUTDOOR STAGE SHOW featuring hundreds of singers, dancers, and musicians who dazzle you in a lavishly produced and choreographed musical variety spectacular.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CALGARY.

Day
2

Explore the stampede grounds at your leisure. Maybe visit Rope Square with its variety of Western entertainment and fun. This afternoon, see the best of the best as they saddle up for world-class RODEO action. Top professionals take on the West’s wildest horses. You’ll also enjoy rodeo’s most famed event—bull riding! Take home an included SOUVENIR PROGRAM to remind you of your time in Calgary.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CALGARY.

Day
3

The vacation ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

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£2,066 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

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£2,561 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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