Canadian Rockies Tour

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Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

10 Days
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Canadian Rockies Vacation Package Details

A beautiful landscape awaits you in the Canadian Rockies. Pack your bags and join YMT Vacations on a Canadian Rockies tour. See forests, lakes, Native American history, and the snowcapped peaks of this towering mountain range.

Visit tiny Elk Island National Park, an idyllic park that helped save Canada’s once critically endangered population of bison. After enjoying one of the smallest parks in the Canadian Rockies, continue to its largest. Jasper National Park is a place where mountains and meadows spread out for miles. Next, travel via the Icefields Parkway to the magnificent Athabasca Glacier. After walking on the frozen face of a glacier, gaze out at the dazzling blue glacial-fed waters of Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Banff is widely considered the prettiest park in Canada. It’s a serenely beautiful ecosystem full of waterfalls and lush forests.

See a rainbow of wildflowers at Waterton Lakes National Park, and enjoy the breathtaking vistas of Flathead Lake. Take the Going to the Sun Road through Glacier National Park, and learn about the native Blackfoot people at the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. More Native American and frontier history await you at Fort Macleod, your final stop before your Canadian vacation ends in Calgary.

Tour Includes

2 Countries
  • USA
  • Canada
Sightseeing
  • Calgary
  • Elk Island National Park
  • Edmonton
  • Jasper National Park
  • Icefields Parkway 
  • Banff National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Kalispell
  • Glacier National Park 
  • Flathead Lake
  • Lethbridge
Hotel Accommodations
  • 9 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active

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Tour Highlights

  • See Glacier National Park and its Canadian sister park, Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Cross the Continental Divide on the Icefields Parkway, and enjoy an included tour with the Ice Explorer onto the glacier
  • Visit the Fort Museum, the first permanent post for the famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Drive through the breathtaking Going to the Sun Road
  • Stop at the legendary 5,500-year-old Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Discover Banff National Park and see the stunning waters of Lake Louise

Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19

All guests, including minors, must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, to participate. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all departures until further notice.

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Canadian Rockies Tour

Tours Starts: Calgary, AB

Tours Ends: Calgary, AB

Day 1

Arrive in Calgary

If you booked your flight with YMT, you will be met by a representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Sandman Calgary Downtown or similar

Day 2

Edmonton via Elk Island National Park

Today you’ll travel Edmonton, with a stop at Elk Island National Park en route. Elk Island National Park is a sanctuary of rolling woodlands and meadows dotted with lakes, bogs and ponds. It was originally established as a fenced-in reserve in 1906 to save a number of Western Canada’s most iconic animals, including the then criticallyendangered elk. Over the decades, the elk population recovered, and the reserve grew into the stunning Elk Island National Park. Continue to Edmonton, where we encourage you to enjoy the evening relaxing in this city because tomorrow you head deep into some of Canada’s wilderness. (B)

Days Inn Edmonton Downtown or similar

Day 3

Jasper National Park via Hinton

Enjoy a peaceful cruise on a narrated panoramic tour across the crystal waters of glacier-fed Maligne Lake. Glide past jagged mountain peaks as we cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination only accessible by boat. Next, experience Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Its landscape covers an expansive region of rugged backcountry and mountainous terrain across numerous protected ecosystems, including the world-renowned Columbia Icefield. The night will be spent in Hinton. (B)

Lobstick Lodge or similar

Day 4

Icefields Parkway and Banff National Park

After an included breakfast, travel along the Icefields Parkway en route to stunning Banff. Stop to experience the breathtaking Athabasca Glacier, the most visited glacier in North America, nestled at the bottom of the Columbia Icefield. Board a massive Brewster Ice Explorer and take a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Experience the full magnitude of this enormous icefield as you take in the view and feel the glacier underfoot. You'll also have the opportunity to join one our most exciting optional tours by stepping onto the “Glacier Skywalk,” a glass floor observation platform suspended 918 feet over the Sunwapta Valley. (B)

Canmore Inn & Suites or similar

Day 5

Banff National Park

Spend the day absorbing the beauty of Banff. Enjoy a stop at Bow Falls, where you will take in the sparkling water dancing in the sunlight, and hear it roar as it cascades down the limestone ledges. Peyto Lake is a perennially popular spot for visitors. Significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into Peyto Lake from a nearby glacier, and these suspended rock particles are what give the lake a unique bright, blue-green color. Finally, see Canada's "Diamond in the Wilderness," Lake Louise, known for its glacier fed turquoise waters. The lake’s tranquil surface mirroring the magnificent peaks and lush forest all around will leave you speechless, making Lake Louise a perfect location to take a picture worth much more than a thousand words. (B)

Canmore Inn & Suites or similar

Day 6

Waterton Lakes National Park

Drive the scenic route from Banff to Waterton Lakes National Park, which features a mild climate, rare wildflowers, wildlife, and unusual terrain that abruptly transitions from the prairie grasslands to the rugged, wind-swept peaks that form the Continental Divide. Enjoy the scenery and a leisurely afternoon in Cranbrook! (B)

Sandman Hotel Cranbrook or similar

Day 7

Kalispell via Flathead Lake

En route to Kalispell, enjoy a memorable sightseeing trip to Flathead Lake. One of the biggest lakes in the United States, Flathead covers nearly 200 square miles. Its water is remarkably clean, you can often see more than 20 feet down, which, locals love to tell visitors, allows you to see the Flathead Lake Monster that much more clearly. (B)

Red Lion Kalispell or similar

Day 8

Lethbridge Via the Going to the Sun Road

From Kalispell, take the breathtaking Going to the Sun Road through Glacier National Park, with a memorable stop at the Head-Smashed- In Buffalo Jump along the way. Learn about the Blackfoot people and their traditions at this buffalo jump that was used for 5,500 years by the indigenous peoples of the plains to kill buffalo by driving them off the high cliff. (B)

Sandman Hotel and Lethbridge Lodge or similar

Day 9

Fort MacLeod and Calgary

Start your final full day with an educational visit to Fort MacLeod’s Fort Museum, which houses a range of exhibits celebrating local history and First Nations traditions in a way that is interactive and fun for all ages. This reconstructed institution provides an amazing window into the way life was in this once far-flung outpost. Return to Calgary for the night and conclude your tour of the majestic Canadian Rockies. (B)

Sandman Calgary Downtown or similar

BONUS: CALGARY STAMPEDEBONUS: CALGARY STAMPEDE:

July 1, 2022 departure will visit the Calgary Stampede, an event that celebrates Canada's western heritage, culture and community spirit. Experience midway rides, bucking broncos, live music, and delicious food on the annual event that bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth."


Day 10

Depart for Home (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


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