Heart of the Canadian Rockies Calgary Stampede Special Departure

Price per person
from £2,811

Price based on
London Gatwick
7th Jul 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 13 days

  • The Canadian Rockies

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Be a part of the Calgary Stampede - a celebration of western values and heritage that boasts the richest outdoor rodeo in the world. Step into a world of wonder, fun, and Wild West excitement. In the evening, watch the heart-stopping chuck wagon races in an all-out dash for the finish line, an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower. Get ready for an outdoor stage show featuring nonstop entertainment by internationally acclaimed artists, and see some of the best professional riders perform a world-class rodeo display.

At a glance


  • Calgary Boot up and enter the Calgary stampede ground for a full day of daredevil horsemanship and Wild West excitement. Your ticket includes a seat at the heartstopping chuckwagon races and the musical variety performance that follows.
  • Banff National Park Spend two nights in this spectacular mountain resort, gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Get a bird's eye view with an optional helicopter ride over the park.
  • Lake Louise Stop to snap the chalky azure waters of the lake as they reflect the surrounding glacial mountains.
  • Columbia Icefield Take an Ice Explorer coach ride over the 1,200-feet-thick Athabasca Glacier for exhilarating views.
  • Jasper Get to know this attractive alpine town on a two-night stay with an orientation tour, a narrated cruise to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, and the chance to take a rafting trip down the Athabasca river.
  • Victoria Wander the century-old floral show gardens of Butchart and Thunderbird Park with its totem poles on your included sightseeing tour. Make the most of a free day here to go orca-watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 

What's included

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

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP 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.

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

Be a part of the Calgary Stampede - a celebration of western values and heritage that boasts the richest outdoor rodeo in the world. Step into a world of wonder, fun, and Wild West excitement. In the evening, watch the heart-stopping chuck wagon races in an all-out dash for the finish line, an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower. Get ready for an outdoor stage show featuring nonstop entertainment by internationally acclaimed artists, and see some of the best professional riders perform a world-class rodeo display.

Maximum elevation on this tour is 7,500 ft

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts

UK - Calgary

Day
1

Fly to Calgary where you will transfer to your hotel.

Your tour starts today.

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 favourite 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Calgary Stampede Grounds & 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 Rodeao 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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. Tour many of the city’s attractions, including Canada Olympic Park, and the Saddledome. Motor west through the foothills and into Banff National Park, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Join the optional excursion to Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views of Banff’s spectacular scenery

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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

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 1,200 feet thick. Then, journey north into Jasper National Park, where precipitous gorges, snow-capped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the coach scales two mountain passes. Later, your tour director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper town site 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 - 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 the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park, and world-famous Butchart Gardens. This evening, consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade.

Victoria

Day
10

Today is free to explore on your own. 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 tour ends today.

Transfer to airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Vancouver or with an Alaska Cruise.

Home landing in the UK

Day
13

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

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Calgary: International Hotel Calgary
  • Banff NP: Bow View Lodge
  • Jasper NP: Lobstick Lodge
  • Kamloops: Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Victoria: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
  • Vancouver: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Why book with us?