Explore the Canadian Rockies and enjoy North America's great unspoiled wilderness, from Glacier National Park to Jasper and Banff.

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 Scenic Lake Louise  Black Bear in the wild  Banff National Park  Vivid sunset over Glacier National Park.  Credit: Tom Crouse  Many Glacier at Glacier National Park

The Canadian Rockies

Featuring Glacier, Banff, and Jasper National Parks

11 days from $4,791 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Explore the Canadian Rockies and enjoy North America's great unspoiled wilderness, from Glacier National Park to Jasper and Banff.

or Call 855-330-1542

Overview

Explore the Canadian Rockies and enjoy North America's great unspoiled wilderness. Stay in unique mountain lodges amid stunning alpine scenery, go sightseeing aboard one of Glacier National Park’s legendary Red Jammers, visit cerulean Lake Louise, and set foot on Athabasca Glacier. 

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Itinerary

Day 1 — Depart the U.S. for Calgary, Canada

Depart the United States today for your flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, check in to your centrally located hotel then have time to explore this cosmopolitan Canadian city on your own. Tonight gather for a briefing on the journey ahead followed by dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2 — Calgary / Waterton Lakes National Park / Glacier National Park, U.S.

Leave Calgary by coach this morning for the scenic drive to Glacier National Park in northern Montana. For lunch stop at the famed Prince of Wales Hotel along the shores of Upper Waterton Lake, the deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies and where the prairie meets the mountains. After time to take in the splendid lake views here, cross the 49th parallel and enter the United States. Arrive at your lodge late this afternoon and enjoy dinner there together tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 3 — Glacier National Park

Today get your first look at Glacier National Park, a 1,583-square-mile swath of wilderness in Montana’s Rocky Mountains encompassing rugged mountains, thunderous waterfalls, still lakes, and glacial valleys stretching to the Canadian border. Begin with a morning hike along St. Mary Lake, the park’s second largest and the clear divide between the Great Plains to the east and the Rocky Mountains to the west. Movie buffs may recognize the lake from the iconic opening shot of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Then embark on a cruise for panoramic views of the lake and its surroundings. This afternoon is at leisure amidst the majesty of America’s 10th national park before dinner together at the lodge. (B,D)

Day 4 — Glacier National Park and Whitefish, Montana

Enjoy a travel highlight today as you step back in time and board one of Glacier National Park’s legendary sightseeing buses: the Red Jammers, in use here since the 1930s. With roll-back canvas convertible tops, these buses take their name from the sound of the early drivers jamming the manual transmission into low gear to negotiate steep roads. Your ride this morning takes you along the fabled Going-to-the-Sun Road, a winding mountain pass that offers breathtaking views and hair-raising turns. After time for lunch on your own meet up with your motorcoach and continue southwest across the Continental Divide. After arriving late this afternoon in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana, dine together tonight. (B,D)

Day 5 — Whitefish

Head into the forest this morning for a leisurely three-mile hike along the Whitefish Trail, starting at Lion Mountain Trailhead. A network of more than 36 miles of paths through forests, prime wildlife habitats, and pristine lakes, the trail is an outdoor lover’s dream. Your trek ends at a lookout over postcard-worthy Skyles Lake. Then continue on to the popular ski area of Whitefish Mountain Resort, where you board chairlifts bound for the mountain’s summit. After taking the time to enjoy the 360-degree views and crisp summit air, visit the Summit Nature Center to learn more about the mountain and its local environment. Return to the hotel in time for lunch on your own and an afternoon and evening at leisure. An authentic mountain town, Whitefish boasts an abundance of restaurants and activities. (B)

Day 6 — Whitefish and Lake Louise – Banff National Park

Today’s full day of travel presents some of the most striking scenery of your tour. Begin the day passing through forests, by lakes, and across high plains before crossing from the U.S. back into Canada – this time, into British Columbia. After a stop for lunch and a drive along the western edge of the Canadian Rockies, enter world-famous Banff National Park and ascend to Lake Louise, and your hotel, late this afternoon. Before dinner here, take an easy hike for your first view of the photogenic lake, originally named Emerald Lake for its brilliant hue. (B,L,D)

Day 7 — Lake Louise and Jasper

This morning visit the viewing area to see the lake in the early morning light. Then depart via the Columbia Icefields Parkway for the drive to 125-square-mile Columbia Icefields in Banff National Park, a World Heritage site. Here bundle up for a tour highlight as you board the Ice Explorer all-terrain vehicle for the ride to Athabasca Glacier, the most visited glacier in North America. Equipped to drive right onto the glacier itself, the massive Ice Explorer boasts super-sized tires specially designed for glacier travel. Upon reaching Athabasca, disembark to explore, take photos, and fill your water bottles with the pure water from the glacier. Then descend to the base station for lunch before you begin your drive northward again, arriving at your hotel centrally located in the town of Jasper, which is within Jasper National Park, also a World Heritage site. Enjoy dinner together at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 8 — Jasper

The scenery on display today is nothing short of breathtaking. First view Maligne Canyon, a geological marvel where the limestone bedrock has been eroded by an underground river to a depth of 160 feet. Only six feet wide at some points, the plunging canyon offers a dramatic (and heady) view from the top. Continue on to cerulean Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Here board a boat for a morning cruise, taking in the sky-scraping mountain peaks, dark green forests, and three glaciers all visible from the lake. Cruise by Spirit Island, a tiny yet acclaimed islet of a few trees which makes for a wonderful – and uniquely Canadian – photo opportunity. Early this afternoon return to Jasper, where you have the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 9 — Jasper and Banff

Return today to the Columbia Icefields Parkway for more scenic views, and a thrilling expedition. This dramatic road parallels the Continental Divide running down the spine of both Jasper and Banff national parks. Mid-day enjoy an exhilarating experience as you tiptoe across the Glacier Skywalk, a cliff-edge walkway that leads to a transparent-bottomed observation deck suspended nearly 1,000 feet above the valley floor. Here the vast glaciers, snow-capped mountain peaks, and thundering waterfalls seem close enough to touch. Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst this jaw-dropping scenery then continue on to your hotel in lower Banff National Park. (B,L,D)

Day 10 — Banff

Your last full day in the Canadian Rockies begins with a ride aboard the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, so named for the hot springs on its lower flank. This 8,000-foot peak overlooking the town of Banff affords stunning mountain views in every direction; indeed, you can see six mountain ranges during this excursion. Then travel Tunnel Mountain Road to visit two more natural wonders: the Hoodoos, a collection of eroded limestone spires strung along a wooded hillside; and Bow Falls, a wide waterfall just outside Banff. The afternoon is free to explore Banff before celebrating your outdoor adventures with a farewell dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 10 — Banff and Depart for the U.S.

We transfer this morning to the Calgary airport for our flights home. (B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)