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Best of the Canadian Rockies

8 days with Tauck   Rating: Deluxe

Tauck Offers for this Trip

  • Receive $200 per person off the single supplement of select trips. Click here for eligible departures.

Offers subject to change or withdrawal, availability is limited. Some offers are not combinable.


Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive Calgary
Tour departs: 2:30 PM from Calgary International Airport. For guests who are spending the previous night in Calgary, an airport transfer from Calgary International Airport to The Westin Calgary is included; pick-up time today will be 1:00 PM at The Westin Calgary. Your trip starts as we drive from Calgary International Airport across the last few miles of Canadian prairie to the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis in the foothills of the Rockies. Join us tonight for a Wild West-themed welcome reception and dinner with music at Boundary Ranch. (D)

Day 2 The Height of Beauty in the Wilderness
Experience the beauty of the wilderness by air and land today, first, weather permitting, on a helicopter excursion* that showcases the Three Sisters Peaks, then on a drive across the Continental Divide and Kicking Horse Pass to Emerald Lake, set among soaring mountain peaks in Yoho National Park. See the famous Spiral Tunnels of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Natural Bridge, carved through solid rock, before continuing on to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for a two-night stay in the heart of Banff National Park. Your room overlooks Canada's most famous lake for awe-inspiring views all day long. (B, L, D)

Day 3 A Moraine Lake excursion & lakeside resort leisure
Take a guided excursion to Moraine Lake, located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. This glacially fed lake reflects the awe-inspiring scenery that prompted the explorer who named it to write that the time he spent contemplating the view was the happiest of his life. In the event of adverse weather conditions, join our naturalist guide for a tour of Lake Louise. Return to your lakeside resort for an afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

Day 4 Along the breathtaking Icefields Parkway
Drive along the amazing Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park. This stretch of highway, from Lake Louise to Jasper, is considered to be the most spectacular in the Canadian national parks, offering changing views of glaciers, icefields and mountains. Stop for a barbecue lunch en route to The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, nestled on the shores of Lac Beauvert, where you'll enjoy a two-night stay. (B, L, D)

Day 5 A wonder-full day in Jasper National Park
Do Jasper National Park your way, spending the day at leisure or choosing one of the following included adventures: whitewater rafting* on the Athabasca River; a wildlife "Discovery Tour" with a wildlife interpreter; or a trip on the Jasper Tramway with a visit to town. Optional activities at your lodge (available at additional cost) include trail riding, biking, boating, and golf. A park official shares insights on aboriginal culture during a presentation late this afternoon. (B, D)

Day 6 Climb along Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer
En route back to Banff National Park, stop at Athabasca Glacier for a ride aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer that drives across the surface of this prehistoric glacier. Your accommodations for the next two nights are at The Fairmont Banff Springs, styled after a Scottish baronial castle. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Banff National Park, Your Way
Today is free for you to enjoy as you wish. Explore the chic village of Banff, or enjoy a day at your resort, celebrated both for its setting and its spa! Join us for our farewell reception at The Banff Centre, a world-renowned cultural center where creativity in the performing arts is fostered and new works are created. Your evening includes a special musical performance and dinner overlooking the gorgeous Bow Valley. (B, D)

Day 8 Journey Home
Return to Calgary (approx. 80 miles). Tour ends: 10:00 AM at Calgary International Airport. Guests spending additional nights in Calgary will be transferred to The Westin Calgary upon arrival; a transfer from The Westin Calgary to Calgary International Airport is included. Allow a minimum of three hours for check-in. (B)
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All This Included
Tauck's Canadian Rockies / Alberta vacation is packed with breathtaking scenery, adventure and natural history as you explore Banff, Jasper and Yoho national parks. Go flightseeing by helicopter over the Three Sisters Peaks... climb up the surface of a glacier on an Ice Explorer... learn park history, legends and folklore at a presentation by a Parks Canada official... keep an eye out for elk, bighorn sheep, moose and grizzlies... discover the Icefields Parkway... explore Jasper National Park "your way" with a choice of wilderness adventures... attend an educational wine tasting... learn about aboriginal cultural at a national parks presentation... and stay in the Canadian Rockies' best resorts - at The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and in lake-view rooms at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
  • A helicopter flightseeing adventure over the Three Sisters Peaks in the Canadian wilderness
  • A guided naturalist hike at glacially fed Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks
  • Lake-view guest rooms at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, during your two-night stay
  • "Jasper Your Way," offering a choice of included guided adventures in Jasper National Park
  • A ride aboard the Ice Explorer atop prehistoric Athabasca Glacier along Icefields Parkway
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • 17 meals, service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage
Highlights
  • Helicopter flightseeing adventure over Three Sisters Peaks
  • Guided naturalist hike at Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks
  • Lake-view guest rooms at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • "Jasper Your Way" with a choice of included adventures
  • Ride aboard the Ice Explorer
Accommodations
Kananaskis: Delta Lodge at Kananaskis
Lake Louise: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Jasper National Park: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Banff National Park: The Fairmont Banff Springs
Notes
  • *For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in day-by-day descriptions, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
  • Departures on June 8, July 6 & 27, August 10 and September 21, 2018 are small group departures averaging 24 Tauck guests.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.