Tour: CS - 2013 (CS) - 2013 / 2014

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Itinerary

DAY 1Arrive in Calgary

Welcome to Calgary! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Calgary skyline Visit metropolitan Calgary Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset 
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DAY 2Calgary–Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump–Waterton Lakes National Park

Before departing Calgary, enjoy an orientation tour of the city’s highlights. Travel south along the Macleod Trail. Just outside the town of Fort Macleod, visit HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, on to scenic WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK, with a photo stop at Cameron Falls. (Breakfast)

Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset Visit metropolitan Calgary Calgary skyline 
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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 3Waterton Lakes National Park–Glacier National Park–Going-to-the-Sun Road–Whitefish

Enter Montana through Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and behold the awesome snowcapped peaks of GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. A highlight awaits you as you board the famous vintage red “JAMMER BUSES” that will take you along one of North America’s most spectacular highways: Going-to-the-Sun Road. After crossing 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass, enter a geographical wonderland of alpine scenery where jagged mountain peaks, deep green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape. Before arriving at your resort, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HUCKLEBERRY PIE or ICE CREAM. A delicious treat to end your day. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Glacier National Park in Montana Glacier National Park in Montana Glacier National Park in Montana Glacier National Park in Montana 
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DAY 4Whitefish–Fort Steele–Radium Hot Springs–Kootenay National Park–Banff

Re-enter Canada today, with two stops in British Columbia before crossing into Alberta. First, visit the restored town of FORT STEELE, where fortunes were made during the Kootenay Gold Rush; then, stop at RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, a famous health spa. Drive through the steep red cliffs of Sinclair Canyon and KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK before entering BANFF NATIONAL PARK, the heart of the Canadian Rockies. (Breakfast)

Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks Experience the Northern Lights as viewed from Alberta 
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DAY 5Banff

This morning, take a scenic ride on the BANFF GONDOLA to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the spectacular views of the valley below as you savor breakfast. Additional morning sightseeing includes stops at Bow Falls and the hoodoos. The balance of the day is at leisure, or join one of the optional helicopter flightseeing trips offering unsurpassed views of the Rockies. This evening, a fun-filled musical about Canada awaits you at the optional dinner theater, Oh Canada Eh? (Breakfast)

Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks 
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DAY 6Banff–Columbia Icefield–Jasper

Follow the breathtaking Icefields Parkway today and head for JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Scale Bow Pass, with splendid views of Peyto Lake. Then, climb to Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses. Next is the highlight of the day: stop at the 1,000-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride aboard an ICE EXPLORER. See Athabasca Falls before reaching Jasper. Still time this afternoon for an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River. (Breakfast)

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies Wildlife roams freely in Jasper National Park Absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park Take in the magnificent scenery of the Icefields Parkway 
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DAY 7Jasper. Excursion to Maligne Lake

The morning is at leisure. Optional activities include hiking, canoeing, and strolling the streets of Jasper. Maybe take an optional hike to learn about glacier formations found in the area. This afternoon, journey to Maligne Lake for a fully narrated CRUISE of the glacial lake and Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite lakeside dinner featuring incredible views and local fare including famous Alberta beef. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park Experience the Northern Lights as viewed from Alberta 
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DAY 8Jasper–Lake Louise–Calgary

This morning, retrace the route south along Icefields Parkway. One more highlight saved for the last day of your vacation: a visit to famous LAKE LOUISE. Continue to Calgary, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at the unique Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park. Wonderful conversation and Canadian specialties make the perfect finale for your vacation. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Visit metropolitan Calgary Take in the magnificent scenery of the Icefields Parkway Lake Louise Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset 
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DAY 9Calgary

The tour ends after breakfast this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Calgary International Airport. (Breakfast)

Visit metropolitan Calgary Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset Calgary skyline 
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