Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (CD) - 2014

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7 days from Calgary to Calgary


Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
Jasper National Park - located in Alberta, Canada
Jasper National Park - located in Alberta, Canada
Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset
Absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park
Visit metropolitan Calgary
Ice Explorer
Lake Louise
Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks
Take in the magnificent scenery of the Icefields Parkway
Wildlife roams freely in Jasper National Park

Vacation Overview

A sampling of world-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this Canadian Rockies vacation. Start your trip in Calgary and travel to Lake Louise to spend an evening at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, known for its beauty, comfort, and Old World charm. Travel north on Icefields Parkway and savor stunning views of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses. Next: a highlight of your vacation—take a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Columbia IceField, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies.

Continue on to Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada. For two nights, stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set deep in the Canadian Rockies and the embodiment of peace, tranquility, and natural beauty. See Maligne Lake and enjoy a narrated cruise to Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy leisure time in Jasper, strolling through the pretty streets and relaxing at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with its spectacular, outdoor adventure opportunities.

Finally, head to Banff and take in the natural beauty of Banff and Yoho National Parks. Spend two nights at the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a symbol of the Canadian Rockies with its championship golf course, world-class spa, and luxurious comfort in a pristine wilderness. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a ride on the Banff gondola up Sulphur Mountain. You’ll also have time to explore Banff on your own. Your vacation in the Canadian Rockies ends back in Calgary.

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CALGARY
Orientation tour

LAKE LOUISE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided walk with a local expert

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD
Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Cruise Maligne Lake

BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Guided sightseeing; Sulphur Mountain Gondola; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite historic tour of Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel followed by a wine tasting; farewell dinner

NOTE:

  • Upgrades to deluxe rooms at select Fairmont properties are available. Please call for pricing.


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 Canadian Rockies adventure.

Visit metropolitan Calgary Calgary skyline Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset 
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DAY 2Calgary–Lake Louise

This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Calgary before heading to Lake Louise. Enjoy a leisurely Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite GUIDED WALK along the lake and hear about the area’s first settlers, some of the unique characters, and the history of this incredible setting. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy a canoe excursion, stroll along the lake, or just relax at this historic Canadian resort. (Breakfast, Dinner)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel tonight is the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Situated in one of the world’s most breathtaking settings, it evokes a sense of timeless beauty, warmth, intimacy, comfort, and Old World charm. The resort affords incredible opportunities for sightseeing, recreation, photography, shopping, and dining.

Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset Visit metropolitan Calgary Calgary skyline Lake Louise 
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DAY 3Lake Louise–Columbia Icefield–Jasper

North on Icefields Parkway to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glaciers. We’ll stop at Peyto Lake, considered the best view in Canada and among the best in the world. Next, a trip highlight: the Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride on an ICE EXPLORER. Stand on 1,000 feet of ice and come face to face with the glaciers that feed into a Triple Continental Divide. On to JASPER NATIONAL PARK. (Breakfast, Dinner)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel for the next two nights is Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Set deep in the Canadian Rockies, the lodge’s rugged elegance makes it the embodiment of peace, tranquility, and natural beauty. With one of the world’s finest golf courses, spectacular outdoor opportunities, gracious hospitality, and fine cuisine, Jasper Park Lodge is the ideal vacation spot.

Absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park Ice Explorer Jasper National Park - located in Alberta, Canada Wildlife roams freely in Jasper National Park 
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DAY 4Jasper. Excursion to Maligne Lake

This morning, CRUISE on Maligne Lake. The balance of the day is at leisure, so enjoy your resort. Hollywood greats like Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, and Bing Crosby were known to play a round of golf on this scenic course—and you can, too. Treat yourself to a spa treatment, or stroll the streets of Jasper with its array of specialty stores. (Breakfast)

Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park 
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DAY 5Jasper–Yoho National Park–Banff

This morning we stop at thundering Athabasca Falls before continuing our sightseeing with visits to BANFF and YOHO NATIONAL PARK. See the Natural Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River and Emerald Lake. Arrive in Banff, with the balance of the day at leisure. (Breakfast)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel for the next two nights is the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Few hotels in the world rival its majesty, hospitality, and scenery—a symbol of the Canadian Rockies for more than a century. The hotel offers stunning vistas, championship golf courses, a world-class European-style spa, and luxurious comfort in a pristine wilderness.

Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park The rushing waters in Yoho National Park Yoho National Park, established in 1886 Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks 
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DAY 6Banff

Enjoy sightseeing with a ride on the BANFF GONDOLA up Sulphur Mountain. Afterward, a scenic drive around Tunnel Mountain—watch for animals like elk and deer and unique landscape features like the Hoodoos and Bow River. Later, take advantage of an optional helicopter flightseeing trip with dramatic aerial views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff or stroll the town’s colorful streets. This evening, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HISTORIC TOUR of your hotel followed by a WINE TASTING. Then, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner, the perfect finale for your vacation! (Breakfast, Dinner)

Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks 
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DAY 7Banff–Calgary

Your journey comes to a close today as you arrive at Calgary International Airport for your flight home. Flights should be scheduled after 1 pm. (Breakfast)

Visit metropolitan Calgary Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset Calgary skyline 
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Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Banff

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies:

  • Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks