Canadian Rockies 2019 (For Families)
7 days with Adventures by Disney Rating:
DAY 1 CALGARY, ALBERTA
ARRIVE IN CALGARY
Land at Calgary Airport (YYC) and be greeted by Adventures by Disney representatives who will help you with your luggage and help you board the private, batched transportation to the hotel.
MORNING AND/OR AFTERNOON ON YOUR OWN IN CALGARY
Spend the morning and/or afternoon—depending on your arrival time—getting to know this cosmopolitan city that still holds on to its ropin’ and ridin’ cowboy roots. Your Adventure Guides will be happy to give recommendations for things to do and see in this gorgeous city in the province of Alberta.
CHECK-IN TO HOTEL
Allow your Adventure Guides to check you in while you take time to explore this premiere hotel located in downtown Calgary. Known for its luxurious atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home in the elegantly appointed rooms and taking advantage of the array of amenities the hotel has to offer.
WELCOME DINNER AT HOTEL
Get to know your fellow Adventurers at a private dinner where you’ll dine on a delicious meal to kick off what is sure to be a tremendous adventure into the heart and natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies.
WHITE HAT WELCOME CEREMONY
Kick off your visit to Calgary with the traditional White Hat Ceremony, a long-standing tradition where visitors become honorary citizens of the city. Don the white hat, take the oath and give a big ol’ shout of “Yahoo!” (Breakfast)
DAY 2 CALGARY, ALBERTA
Roam this amazing ranch that is home to a huge population of bison and elk, farming them since 1997. You’ll walk the lane to the paddocks and get an up close view of these majestic animals (through a fence).
SASKATOON FARM TOUR
Learn all about the history and the future of one of the region’s signature foods and beloved Prairie berry—the Saskatoon—as you tour this beautiful farm located on the river valley.
LUNCH AT SASKATOON FARM
Dig into a delicious meal with choices that will appeal to all appetites. And be sure to save room for one of the decadent desserts, which are filled with the flavors of fresh Saskatoon berries.
COWBOY EXPERIENCE AT TRAILS END RANCH
Meet the family that calls this working ranch home and hear stories about how the great-grandfather was one of the first cowboys dating back to the 1880s—before there were fences. Learn about the family raises cattle, then get a hands-on demonstration of how to rope—and try your hand at it on dummies. You’ll also get to mix some of the ranch’s Signature Spice Blend for you to take home with you.
CHINOOK HONEY TASTING & TOUR
“Bee” educated with a first-hand look at the inner workings of a honeybee colony with a glass-enclosed observation hive on a tour of the immensely popular Chinook Honey. Home to over 150 hives, the Andrews family will teach you about how honeybees benefit humans and how environmental factors challenge these pollinators. Adult Adventurers may also choose to learn about—and taste—mead, or honey wine, the first alcoholic beverage. All Adventurers will get an Adventures by Disney exclusive hands-on opportunity to extract and package their own jar of honey!
DINNER ON YOUR OWN IN CALGARY
Discover the culinary treats this amazing city has to offer you as explore the downtown area, which is home to a wonderful array of restaurants. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guides for a recommendation, or find a new favorite on your own. (Breakfast and Lunch)
DAY 3 BANFF, ALBERTA
CANMORE FLOAT TRIP
Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies as you float down the Bow River from the picturesque town of Canmore. Enjoy the scenic trip as your raft bobs and glides past the majestic peaks that rise to the sky on either side of you.
LUNCH AND ON YOUR OWN TIME IN CANMORE
After a leisurely lunch in downtown Canmore, enjoy a nice stroll down Main Street as you check out the cute shops, or visit the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre and learn about the town’s heritage. You may also recognize the town as the location for some popular movies and TV shows.
SHORT HIKE AT THE FAIRMONT BANFF TRAILS (OPTIONAL)
Join your Adventure Guides on an optional hike along the Fairmont Banff trails that offer breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and the beautiful hotel grounds.
ADULT DINNER AT THE HOTEL
Relax and revel in the gorgeous views of the natural beauty that surrounds you as you enjoy a lovely meal and share stories with your fellow Adventurers.
JUNIOR ADVENTURER DISNEY MOVIE NIGHT & S’MORES
Chill out as you watch a Disney movie while enjoying everyone’s favorite dessert—S’mores!
JUNIOR ADVENTURER SCAVENGER HUNT AT HOTEL (OPTIONAL)
Junior Adventurers may choose to join the fun of this optional scavenger hunt that uses clues and GPS technology to help you as you search for hidden hieroglyphs throughout the hotel property. (Breakfast and Dinner)
DAY 4 BANFF, ALBERTA
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy a tasty breakfast and be prepared for adventures in the day ahead.
BIKE RIDE ALONG BOW RIVER
Take a leisurely spin along the swirling waters of the Bow River. Park your bike for a short hike to view enchanting Bow Falls. Then explore the colorful gardens at historic Canada House, a Banff landmark.
BANFF GONDOLA VIST AND LUNCH
Thrill to a high-altitude adventure in Banff National Park. Climb into your enclosed gondola for a ride up to the 7,500-foot (2286-meter) summit of Sulphur Mountain. See miles of the vast Rocky Mountains—and enjoy lunch at Northern Lights Café with stunning views of 6 mountain ranges!
AFTERNOON AND DINNER ON YOUR OWN IN BANFF
Explore this delightful resort town that is set within Banff National Park and boasts a magnificent skyline that includes the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade. Stroll along the main thoroughfare and take in the charming shops and boutiques that line the streets. Work up an appetite and stop in one of the many restaurants and cafés for a tasty dinner. (Breakfast and Lunch)
DAY 5 LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Fuel up so you're ready for an expedition across an icefield!
Discover the Columbia Icefield, the greatest body of ice in North America! Experience the majesty of this incredible icefield that sits along the Continental Divide and feeds 8 major glaciers beneath the peaks of the towering Canadian Rockies.
GLACIER SKYWALK EXCURSION
Don't just walk along a cliff—walk over the edge and experience a truly bird's-eye view of the amazing alpine and glacial vistas!
LUNCH AT THE COLUMBIA ICEFIELD
Follow up your amazing glacier experience with a delicious lunch at Columbia Icefield.
WELCOME RECEPTION AT HOTEL
Marvel at the grandeur of this luxury hotel surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks in Alberta’s Banff National Park. Enjoy lemonade and snacks as you mingle with fellow Adventurers and take in the splendor of this stunning hotel.
DINNER AT LAGO ITALIAN KITCHEN
Dine on a meal of fine Italian food at this warm and casual restaurant in the hotel. Experience the true essence of traditional Italian cuisine crafted with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. A children’s menu is also available in all outlets of the hotel.
STARGAZING EXPERIENCE (OPTIONAL)
Join your Adventure Guides for a look to the starry skies to see a spectacular display of heavenly bodies and constellations that seem to touch the mountain tops all around you. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 6 LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Start your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for an excursion into lake country.
MORNING AT MORAINE LAKE
Take a short trip to nearby Moraine Lake—a gleaming gem nestled in a stunning mountain range. Take a hike and explore the area around this natural gem with your Adventure Guides or paddle the crystal clear lake waters on a canoe ride amid the scenic splendor all around you.
PICNIC LUNCH AT LAKE LOUISE
Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch at your leisure, surrounded by the stunning Canadian Rockies.
LAKE LOUISE ON YOUR OWN
Spend the rest of the afternoon taking in the Canadian wonder that is Lake Louise, surrounded by astounding peaks that climb into the sky. Choose to canoe on the tranquil waters of Lake Louise or join your Adventure Guides on a hike to Lake Agnes Teahouse. You can also explore the area on your own by bike or on horseback—or just relax at the spa.
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HIKE TO AGNES TEA HOUSE (OPTIONAL)
Join your Adventure Guides for one of the most popular hikes in Banff National Park. Pass Mirror Lake and go under the Big Beehive cliffs on your way to the Tea House, where you can enjoy some fresh-baked bread.
AFTERNOON ON YOUR OWN IN LAKE LOUISE
Spend a few hours exploring the natural beauty of Lake Louise, or take advantage of the outstanding amenities offered at the hotel.
FAREWELL DINNER AT THE HOTEL
Close out your mountain adventure with your fellow Adventurers with a fitting farewell meal that includes a fun surprise when a special Canadian visitor makes an unforgettable appearance. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 7 CALGARY, ALBERTA
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy your final breakfast in Canada and say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers.
TRANSFER TO CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (YYC)
Board pre-arranged transportation to Calgary International Airport (YYC). (Breakfast)
All This Included
Roam the Rockies on this Canadian adventure where you'll explore glacial cliffs, gleaming lakes and churning rapids as you journey deep into this breathtaking area, teeming with nature’s rugged beauty and majesty.
Calgary: Fairmont Palliser
Banff: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Lake Louise: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
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