Please find me a great value Canadian Rockies Tour
Please find me a great value Canadian Rockies Tour
The Canadian Rockies are one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world and for those looking to get a little off the beaten track, this is an opportunity for an amazing holiday.
Here is some information from The Official Canadian Tourism Site
300 kilometres of wilderness highway
200 square kilometres of glaciers and ice fields
04 national parks, 3 provincial parks, 1 border
Drive the spectacular Icefields Parkway: a wilderness corridor lined by the sky-piercing peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enter a world of plunging waterfalls, turquoise-blue lakes, yellow-leaved aspens, and historic hotels. Slip into low gear and glimpse a bighorn sheep as you reach the Bow summit.
In Banff, enter a mineral-crusted, natural hot-spring cave. In Lake Louise, follow an old-growth trail past the famous emerald lake and up to a tiny, secret teahouse. Crunch onto Columbia Icefield’s blue-tinted snow. Pull into the tiny village of Jasper and settle in by the roaring fire of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, where Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe stayed. Sip an excellent burgundy and make plans for tomorrow: a tram ride to a peak, a float down the Athabasca River, or a journey onwards, towards rare fossils and Cree legends.
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Here is an outstanding and great value tour 7 Day Canada Rockies
First Day Arrive in Calgary
Welcome to beautiful Canada! Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Visit the arts district or make use of easy access to public transportation to see all that Calgary has to offer. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Second Day from Calgary to Icefields Parkway, Columbia Icefield and Jasper
Head north along the stunning Icefields Parkway driving alongside snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, board an Ice Explorer for a unique journey onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Stay tonight in the heart of Jasper National Park.
Third Day enjoy Jasper National Park Free Time and Sightseeing
Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper’s quaint streets, or, if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River before an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon’s trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a rustic dinner along the lake. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert.
Fourth Day go from Jasper to Yoho and Emerald Lake Banff
Head south and cross the Continental Divide as you set out for Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, spectacular scenery and natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. See Emerald Lake, sparkling with the blue-green hue of a precious jewel. Ice-blue glaciers, pounding waterfalls and surging rivers abound on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park. Your day ends with a Highlight Dinner in the quintessential alpine village of Banff.
Fifth Day visit Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Free Time in Banff
Visit postcard-perfect Lake Louise and take a narrated stroll along the lakeshore to learn about the geology and history of the area. Continue on to stunning Moraine Lake, nestled in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Spend the rest of the day as you like—perhaps ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s-eye view of six mountain ranges or a river float trip down the Bow River. The evening is yours to enjoy.
Sixth Day enjoy Free Time in Banff
Today is yours to explore as you please. Browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take a hike and enjoy your spectacular setting or be wowed by aerial views of the Rockies with an optional scenic helicopter flight over Mount Assiniboine. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. This evening, join your new-found friends at a festive Farewell Dinner and learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during a “Meet a Mountie” Local Expert presentation.
Seventh Day Depart Calgary
This morning, descend from the Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival in Calgary, a complimentary transfer is provided to Calgary International Airport or the Delta Bow Valley hotel in Calgary for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 2 p.m.
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