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Welcome to Calgary! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
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.
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 LF 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 LF lakeside dinner with incredible views and local fare including famous Alberta beef.
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 LF COWBOY POET who will bring the region’s Western heritage to life through stories and songs.
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.
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.
The vacation ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
This elegant hotel is ideally located in beautiful Calgary and is minutes away from the Convention Center and entertainment. The hotel features an ATM, currency exchange, room service, indoor pool, fitness center, the popular Elements Bistro restaurant, and 398 well-appointed guestrooms.
Enjoy the beauty of the Canadian Rockies at the Bayshore Inn. Guests are welcome to explore hiking trails, golf, and spend time in the relaxing spa. Rooms at the Bayshore are spacious, comfortable, and have private balconies.
The Grouse Mountain Lodge located in gorgeous Whitefish Montana is a relaxing getaway with plenty of things to do. The hotel features spa services, 2 spa tubs, tennis courts, sauna, fitness facility, and indoor pool. The guestrooms have all the comforts of home including bathrobes. Guests are also welcome to enjoy libations and snacks in their restaurant or bar.
Located in Banff National Park, the Banff Caribou Lodge features 184 cozy mountain-style guestrooms, steakhouse restaurant, and a full service spa. Surrounded by mountains, the hotel is ideally located on Banff Avenue just a short walk away from downtown Banff.
The Banff Ptarmigan Inn is centrally located in Banff National Park only steps away from the downtown area. Rooms feature Mountain Luxury beds, coffee maker, tea kettle, iron & board, Rocky Mountain soap, flat panel television, complimentary Wi-Fi, clock radio, complimentary local calls, wake up calls, hairdryer, climate control, and electric fan.
The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colors: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, the Canadian flag, and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Located just one block from downtown shops and restaurants, the hotel features a fitness room, on-site restaurant and bar, indoor pool, spa tub, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
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