Best of Canadian Rockies Calgary, AB

Tour Code: DM-MDT-BSTROC
Duration: 6D/5N
Availability: 20 May to 30 Sep 2022 and 1 May to 30 Sep 2023
Place: Calgary, AB

Highlights

Set in the spectacular Canadian Rockies, Banff must be one of Canada's most picturesque cities. Its almost like stepping into a postcard from Canada. Lush forests, commanding mountains painted lakes, Banff has it all. Alpine meadows, limestone canyons and mineral hot springs surround Banff. Its skyline is dominated by the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains. Boutiques and restaurants blend with château-style hotels and souvenir shops on Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare. The Banff National Parks is home to animals including elk and grizzly bears. You can go biking, canoeing and horse-riding in the picturesque Banff National Park. Or you can go on one of the many tours we offer to explore Banff and the Icefield Parkway; enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Banff and Yoho National Park that makes this experience unique.

Jasper is a tiny gem of an alpine town in Jasper National Park at the north end of the famous Icefield Parkway, where it crosses the Yellowhead Highway. Nestled between the snow-capped Canadian Rockies, glacier-fed lakes, woods and rivers, the town provides fantastic opportunities for kayaking, fishing, and white-water rafting and much more. It is also a perfect venue for spotting wildlife, including magnificent moose, elk, caribou, coyotes, wolves, and bears. The town offers a variety of tours and excursions including a tour of the world-famous Columbia Icefield, a cruise on the scenic Maligne Lake and a chance to take the Jasper SkyTram to the top of the Whistlers Mountain or a Jasper Planetarium Experience to the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve.


Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrive at YYC Airport and transfer to Banff - SIC.

This afternoon arrive at YYC, Calgary’s International Airport.  After collecting your bags, proceed to the shuttle desk at the airport for your transfer to the mountain resort of Banff, AB.   

With Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominating its skyline, the resort town of Banff is by far the largest town in the Rockies. Banff features chateau style hotels, plenty of shops and dining options and a range of sightseeing and soft adventure options.

On arrival in Banff, check into your hotel.  Rest of the day free to explore Banff Avenue with its many shops and restaurants on your own.

Overnight in Banff, AB. 

DAY 2 – Explore Banff with Banff Gondola & Lake Minnewanka Cruise - SIC..

See some of the most incredible sights and sounds that western Canada has to offer on this full guided sightseeing tour of Banff. All the guests get to learn about the culture, geology, and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. See the foothills of the Canadian Rockies (Calgary departures only), Sulphur Mountain, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos and Two Jack Viewpoint that western Canada has to offer. On this trip your admissions will include the famous trip Banff Gondola to see the view of Sulphur Mountain with a 360-degree panorama view of the Bow Valley and Lake Minnewanka* Lake Cruise. A light lunch will also be provided on this trip.

Note - Operation dates for the Lake Cruise will be dependent on weather.

Overnight in Banff, AB.


DAY 3 – Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls from Banff - SIC..

Get to see the best that Banff National Park and the surrounding wilderness have to offer by visiting the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies on this amazing excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks. This includes Lake Louise (except tours departing from Lake Louise), Moraine Lake*, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Spiral Tunnels, Takakkaw Falls* with a nice lunch. You will get to experience the evolution of the land and discover how everything is shaped and the appearance of natural wonders found in these spectacular mountain settings.

Note - When Takakkaw Falls and Moraine Lake access is unavailable due to seasonal road closures, alternative sightseeing stops will be provided (based upon accessibility). Tour may run for less time than stated above when roads are closed. 

Overnight in Banff, AB.

DAY 4 – Icefields Parkway Discovery from Banff to Jasper includes admission to Ice Explorer Glacier tour & Glacier Skywalk - SIC..

Featuring over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls you will discover Canada's most scenic mountain roadway i.e., the Icefield's Parkway. For a spectacular Ice Age adventure travel the surface of the Athabasca Glacier with the specially designated Ice Explorer. You will get to experience the newest attraction of the Jasper National Park, the Glacier Skywalk. The Glacier Skywalk is a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley. You will get amazed as you step onto it. Your tour from Banff to Jasper will include Hot Buffet Lunch at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre.

Overnight in Jasper, AB.

DAY 5 – Explore Jasper SIC.

Explore Jasper w/ Lunch (Pre-Lake Opening Only) – SIC (Operational only from 2nd May to 26th May) - Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake – all on this incredible sightseeing tour. Lunch will also be provided on this trip.

Explore Jasper & Maligne Lake Cruise – SIC (Operational from 27th May) - Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake and experience the scenic lake cruise of Maligne Lake – all on this incredible sightseeing tour. Lunch will also be provided on this trip.

Overnight in Jasper, AB.

DAY 6 – Day 6 – Departure transfer from hotel to YEG Airport - SIC..

Seat in coach transfer from Jasper hotel to YEG Airport. The pickup from all Jasper hotels will be at 07:00 & 07:15 from JPL. Kindly allow 15 min pick-up window.

End of your Banff & Jasper Package Tour.

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Inclusions

  • 6 Nights accommodations.

    3 nights in Banff.

    3 nights in Jasper.

  • Tour of Banff and its surroundings.
  • Admissions to Banff Gondola.
  • Tour of Yoho National Park including visit to Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Lunch.
  • Full day Icefield Parkway Coach Tour with stops at Lake Louise, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls.
  • Admissions to Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk at the Columbia Icefields.
  • Buffet Lunch at the Altitude Restaurant at the Columbia Icefield.
  • Explore Jasper and its wildlife coach tour including hot lunch.
  • Lake Maligne Cruise.
  • Day free in Jasper for optional tours and activities.
  • Coach transfer from Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Calgary Downtown to hotel in Banff.
  • Coach Transfer from hotel in Jasper to Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and Edmonton Downtown.
  • Resort fees, Taxes & HST.

Exclusions

  • Airfare. Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Meals other than Breakfast.
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. We require clients to provide us a signed Waiver in the event your client opts to decline your offer to sell Travel Insurance. DMCI Inc. sells Manulife Travel Insurance.  Please check with us for rates.
  • Park Fees.
  • Porterage at hotels. 
  • Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
  • Visa and Documentation Fees.
  • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Gratuities for hotel staff.
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. We require clients to provide us a signed Waiver in the event your client opts to decline your offer to sell Travel Insurance.  
  • DMCI Inc. sells Manulife Travel Insurance.  Please check with us for rates.
  • Optional Tours and activities.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges.  Charges will apply.
  • Gratuities for Tour Guides/Driver cum Guides (Expected)
  • If applicable, cost of any RTPCR/Antigen Test or costs related to quarantine.

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