Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies with the Calgary Stampede
About Calgary, Alberta
This compact vacation delivers the pristine wilderness of several national parks and the soaring beauty of the Rockies on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. From Calgary, travel to Waterton Lakes National Park, a beautiful national park with rugged mountains, beautiful water, and wilderness. Enter Montana through Glacier National Park, where you’ll enjoy a thrilling drive on the spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard the famous red “Jammer” bus. The Going-to-the-Sun Road crosses 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass and offers alpine scenery where jagged mountain peaks, deep green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape.Re-enter Canada and visit the historic mining town of Fort Steele, the famous health spa at Radium Hot Springs, and Kootenay National Park in British Columbia. On to Alberta for 2-night stays in both Banff and Jasper National Parks. In Banff, enjoy a ride on the Banff gondola up Sulphur Mountain and leisure time to explore on your own. As you head to Jasper National Park, stop for a memorable ride aboard an Ice Explorer at the 1,000-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. In Jasper National Park, take a cruise to Spirit Island. Visit famous Lake Louise, a highlight of your vacation, before returning to Calgary, where you’ll attend the Calgary Stampede.
CALGARY Orientation tour; [LF] farewell dinner at Heritage Park; 2 day Admission to Stampede grounds, reserved seats for Chuck Wagon Races, Outdoor Show, and RodeoHEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP Visit the UNESCO World Heritage SiteWATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARKSightseeingGLACIER NATIONAL PARK Travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Red Jammers; [LF] sample made-from-scratch huckleberry pie or ice creamFORT STEELE Visit the restored town and Radium Hot SpringsBANFF NATIONAL PARK Gondola ride with breakfast on top of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield JASPER NATIONAL PARK Cruise Maligne Lake and [LF] enjoy a lakeside dinner with incredible viewsLAKE LOUISE Visit the lakeCALGARY STAMPEDE2 day Admission to Stampede grounds, reserved seats for Chuck Wagon Races, Outdoor Show, and Rodeo
CALGARY Delta Bow Valley (SF)WATERTON Bayshore Inn (F)WHITEFISH Grouse Mountain Lodge (SF)BANFF Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge (SF)JASPER Sawridge Hotel (F)
Breakfast (B) daily, 3 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Calgary