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North America: Canadian Rockies (Connections Journey)

8 days with Abercrombie & Kent   Rating: Deluxe

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Arrive in Calgary, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a cocktail reception and welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2: LAKE LOUISE / Pristine Waters
Drive through the Bow Valley to Johnston Canyon, with its sheer walls, waterfalls, tunnels and pools. Stroll the interpretive walkway before heading to glacially fed Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. Later, experience a hands-on lesson in wildlife and landscape photography from a professional. Try your skills on one of the most beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies. Finish the day at your historic resort set on Lake Louise (5,740 feet). (B L D)
Day 3: LAKE LOUISE / Flora and Fauna
Travel through serene Yoho National Park, pausing to explore Takakkaw Falls, before proceeding to Emerald Lake, vibrantly colored by glacial sediment. Meet with your expert guide, who reveals the geological and natural forces behind this scenic lake, and describes the breathtaking natural surroundings and habits of the endangered grizzly bear. After lunch, weather permitting, view the Spiral Tunnel and Kicking Horse Natural Bridge. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Lake Louise at your own pace. (B L)
Day 4: JASPER / Through the Ice Fields
Travel to the scenic Icefields Parkway for a full day of adventure. Set along the backbone of the Canadian Rockies and named after the area’s sprawling ice fields, the parkway represents one of the world’s great drives, offering wildlife sightings, and vistas of verdant forests and soaring peaks. See Crowfoot Glacier and the glacier-fed Peyto Lake. Stop at the massive Athabasca Glacier (7,000 feet) for an exciting ride across its surface on a specially designed vehicle. You also visit Sunwapta Falls, enjoying a barbecue lunch in a stunning, remote setting, before continuing to Jasper National Park and your iconic mountain lodge. (B L D)
Day 5: JASPER / Canyon Skyscrapers
Cruise along the mile-high Maligne Lake to the famous Spirit Island, a tiny islet surrounded by the towering snow-capped Rockies. You may opt to join your fellow guests for a guided hike through the Maligne Canyon, with its impressive 200-foot-tall limestone walls. Later, return to your lodge, where the remainder of your day is at leisure to enjoy its natural surroundings and amenities. (B D)
Day 6: BANFF / Canada’s Stunning First National Park
Today, stop for photos of Athabasca Falls and Mount Kerkeslin. Take a thrilling walk along the Glacier Skywalk, with a breathtaking view of Sunwapta Valley from a glass-floored platform. Continue to Banff National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site established in 1885 as Canada’s first national park. Arrive at your extraordinary hotel, which is styled after a Scottish Baronial castle and known as the “Castle in the Rockies.” (B L)
Day 7: BANFF / Nestled in Nature
Bordered on all sides by wilderness, Banff is a national park resort community surrounded by spectacular nature, home to roaming deer, elk and other wildlife. Begin with a relaxing and memorable float trip down the majestic Bow River. The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy Banff at your own pace, perhaps exploring the community’s restaurants, galleries and unique shops. This evening, gather with fellow guests to attend a special farewell dinner. (B D)
This morning, drive to Calgary International Airport where your tour ends. (B)
All This Included
Explore Canada's breathtaking natural wonderland on an expertly led itinerary that reveals mist-shrouded forests and flower-popping meadows, rapid rivers and vibrantly colored lakes, and astonishing wildlife, all wrapped in the stunning heights of the Canadian Rockies.
  • All accommodations.
  • Meals as specified.
  • Arrival and departure transers.
  • Fully-guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water supplied during Sightseeing.
  • Handling of two pieces of baggage per person for international fights.
  • Hotel taxes.
  • Gratuities throughout, except to your Tour Director
  • Discover Alberta's bright blue lakes, endless mountains and wildlife, experiencing epic hikes, floats and adventurous drives
  • Take part in a hands-on lesson with a professional photographer at Moraine Lake, one of the most picturesque in the Canadian Rockies
  • Feed your adrenaline on the exciting clifftop Glacier Skywalk, suspended high above the Sunwapta Valley
  • Hike the vibrantly colored Emerald Lake region with one of the country's best naturalist guides
  • 16 meals, with 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
Calgary: Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Jasper: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Banff: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • This journey contains some active elements. 
  • Minimum age is 10 years old. 
  • First group event: welcome reception at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1. 
  • Last group event: Calgary International Airport arrival at 12:00 p.m. on Day 8. 
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests. 
  • Sep 18 and Sep 26 departures operate on an alternate itinerary. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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