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Heart of the Canadian Rockies Calgary Stampede Special Departure

Price per person
from £2,539

Price based on
London Gatwick
9th Jul 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 13 days

  • Canada

  • Active pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Welcome to Calgary! It’s no wonder the Calgary Stampede is “the greatest outdoor show on Earth.” This celebration of the Old West brings to life the days of cowboys, Indians, broncobusters, and frontier life with entertainment and exhibits, great food, world-famous Chuckwagon horse races, and the Calgary Stampede Rodeo.

Continue your adventure through western Canada’s stunning scenery, rugged mountains, breathtaking glaciers, mighty rivers, and gorgeous national parks. Your value-minded Canadian vacation takes you to Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Victoria, and Vancouver. Enjoy two nights in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park and gateway to the Canadian Rockies. You’ll have time to take an optional excursion and explore the alpine meadows, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, and quaint shops on your own. You’ll also enjoy two nights in Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada. You can hike, explore the shops, and take an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. Between Banff and Jasper, you’ll enjoy a highlight of this Canadian Rockies tour—a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle, on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Your journey between the two national parks also includes a stop in Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surrounding mountains and pristine wilderness. Embark on ferry crossings between Vancouver and Victoria to visit the world-famous, gorgeous Butchart Gardens. For the value-minded traveller, the stunning scenery, adventure, and natural wonders of this affordable holiday in Canada with the historic wild west of Calgary is the trip of a lifetime!

At a glance

Calgary Sightseeing; daily passes to the Stampede Grounds, Rodeo admission, Chuckwagon Races, Grandstand Show

Banff National Park Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park

Lake Louise Visit the lake

Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

Jasper National Park Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park

Victoria Sightseeing; visit Butchart gardens

Vancouver Sightseeing; Stanley Park

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 8 days: Alaska Cruise

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

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Amazing tour and package of excursions. The Stampede was...

23rd July 2017
Miss Hilary Buckby

Amazing tour and package of excursions. The Stampede was absolutely the greatest show on earth and the combination of the Driver and Tour Director was unbeatable The Tour Director was informative but not pushy and he and the driver went out of their way to ensure that a good time was had by all - even performing a U Turn so that we could get another look at a passing black bear

A good tour but too much compacted into too few...

23rd July 2017
Trusted Customer

A good tour but too much compacted into too few days.

Overview

Welcome to Calgary! It’s no wonder the Calgary Stampede is “the greatest outdoor show on Earth.” This celebration of the Old West brings to life the days of cowboys, Indians, broncobusters, and frontier life with entertainment and exhibits, great food, world-famous Chuckwagon horse races, and the Calgary Stampede Rodeo.

Continue your adventure through western Canada’s stunning scenery, rugged mountains, breathtaking glaciers, mighty rivers, and gorgeous national parks. Your value-minded Canadian vacation takes you to Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Victoria, and Vancouver. Enjoy two nights in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park and gateway to the Canadian Rockies. You’ll have time to take an optional excursion and explore the alpine meadows, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, and quaint shops on your own. You’ll also enjoy two nights in Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada. You can hike, explore the shops, and take an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. Between Banff and Jasper, you’ll enjoy a highlight of this Canadian Rockies tour—a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle, on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Your journey between the two national parks also includes a stop in Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surrounding mountains and pristine wilderness. Embark on ferry crossings between Vancouver and Victoria to visit the world-famous, gorgeous Butchart Gardens. For the value-minded traveller, the stunning scenery, adventure, and natural wonders of this affordable holiday in Canada with the historic wild west of Calgary is the trip of a lifetime!

No meals included

UK - Calgary

Day
1

Fly to Calgary where you will transfer to your hotel.

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Calgary Stampede Grounds

Day
2

Welcome to Calgary and “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Dressed in your best Cowboy fashion from belt buckles, boots to chaps, explore the CALGARY STAMPEDE grounds at your leisure with your included admission. Step through the gates of Stampede Park into a world of wonder, fun, and “Wild West” excitement. Walk back in time through an authentic Indian Village or stroll the streets of a recreated frontier town. Enjoy a wide variety of exciting talent at the many entertainment stages, and 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. You’ll be out of your seats cheering on your favorite driver during each heat. Afterward, get ready for an outdoor STAGE SHOW featuring hundreds of singers, dancers, and musicians in a lavishly produced and choreographed musical variety spectacular.

Calgary Stampede Grounds and Rodeo

Day
3

Fuel up for the day’s activities by visiting Fluor Rope Square at Olympic Plaza for a pancake breakfast. Return to the Stampede grounds this morning to see anything you missed yesterday, and cheer on your favourite rodeo contenders. If you haven’t already, get suited with a cowboy hat, threads, and boots at one of the many stalls before heading to the Grandstand for the Calgary Stampede RODEO 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! You will be in awe of the talent as you sit on the edge of your seat. Make the most of your time here and discover Canada’s country core. With square dancing, mock gun fights, country bands, bars, restaurants and livestock, there is loads to see.

Calgary - Banff National Park

Day
4

The discovery of oil converted this ranching town into a sophisticated city. It is also home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Sightseeing shows off downtown, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, the Saddledome, and Canada Olympic Park. Motor west through the foothills and into BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour includes Banff’s unspoiled beauty.

Banff National Park

Day
5

Banff is one of Canada’s favourite year-round resorts, with summer activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing. With a free day, your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

Day
6

Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. First stop is Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surroundings. Up next: a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice that is 750 feet thick. Then, journey north into JASPER NATIONAL PARK, where precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the coach scales three mountain passes. Later, your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.

Jasper National Park

Day
7

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Kamloops

Day
8

Depart Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Yellowhead Highway continues south along the mighty Thompson River, with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.

Kamloops - Ferry Crossing - Victoria

Day
9

As you travel through British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forests. Board your ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, the Inner Harbor, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. This evening, consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade.

Victoria

Day
10

Today is free to explore on your own. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles. Your Tour Director will have ideas for enjoying this most British of Canadian cities.

Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver

Day
11

This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its climate. In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes STANLEY PARK, Gastown, Chinatown, and other famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Robson Street and experience British Columbia’s premier shopping and entertainment location.

Vancouver - UK

Day
12

Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore Vancouver further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Home landing in the UK

Day
13

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Extend your tour and see even more

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

Vancouver (Embarkation)

Embark your cruise ship for an unforgettable Inside Passage cruise.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Inside Passage Cruising

One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Juneau

Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Skagway

Step back in time as you stroll along wooden boardwalks, visit the Red Onion Saloon, explore Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or ride the antique White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay

This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ketchikan

Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Cruise through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and onboard entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vancouver (Disembarkation)

Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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

Things to note

  • Maximum elevation on this tour is 7,500 ft.
  • Whale Watching: Enjoy a fascinating optional cruise that will be remembered for a lifetime. Whilst watching for whales and marine life in their natural habitat you are likely to see the orca (killer whale) and perhaps spot porpoises, sea lions, osprey and eagles
  • Accommodation as stated or similar

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Calgary - Sandman Hotel Downtown Calgary City Centre

Conveniently located in downtown Calgary, the Sandman Hotel is minutes away from local transportation and shopping areas. The hotel features a fitness centre, an indoor pool, and 301 well-equipped guestrooms.

  • Location

    888 7th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Banff National Park - Inns of Banff

Situated in the mountains, this hotel offers an indoor and outdoor pool, gift shop, and Internet access. The 244 guestrooms offer satellite television, a coffeemaker, and a hairdryer.

  • Location

    600 Banff Ave Banff, AB Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Jasper - Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge is located in a secluded mountain setting near the east end of town, 5 blocks from CNR station. Enjoy large open rooms with spectacular mountain views right outside your window.

  • Location

    94 Geikie St, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Kamloops - The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre

The Thompson Hotel and Conference Centre features a great stay with exceptional guest service. The 96-room hotel offers clean, comfortable accommodations as well as various dining options including The Noble Pig Brewhouse serving Canadian cuisine with a creative flair and Vittorio's Downtown, which specialises in authentic and modern Italian dishes. Take a dip in the pool or have fun in the game room.

  • Location

    650 Victoria Street, V2C 2B4 Kamloops, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Victoria - Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Located in the centre of downtown, the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites is just a short walk to Victoria's famous Inner Harbour as well as shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions. The hotel features an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, game room, concierge service, guest laundry, gift shop, business centre, Internet access, restaurant, and lounge.

  • Location

    425 Quebec Street, V8V 1W7 Victoria, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool

Vancouver - Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver near the city's famous shopping, business, arts, and entertainment districts. The spectacular setting allows guests to experience exceptional service with first class amenities.

  • Location

    845 Burrard St. Vancouver, BC Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

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