Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies (CS)

9 Day Tour from Calgary to Calgary

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This Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour delivers the pristine wilderness of several national parks and the soaring beauty of the Rockies on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. In Canada, travel to Waterton Lakes National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site with rugged mountains and beautiful water. Visit the historic mining town of Fort Steele; Kootenay National Park; and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, another UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the world’s oldest and best-preserved buffalo jumps.

Also in Canada, stay two nights 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 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. In Jasper National Park, journey to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake in the Canadian Rockies, and take a cruise to Spirit Island. Also visit gorgeous Lake Louise, another highlight of your vacation.

In Montana, visit stunning Glacier National Park, where you’ll enjoy a thrilling drive on the spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard the famous, vintage red “Jammer" bus. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of North America’s most spectacular drives. It 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. A breathtaking experience indeed!

On this Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park tour, Globus has also arranged special experiences for you. In Glacier National Park, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of huckleberry pie or ice cream. Or how about entertainment by a local cowboy poet in Calgary? The region’s Western heritage will come alive through the cowboy poet’s stories and songs.

From the stunning scenery to the fun experiences, this vacation is sure to delight!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

CALGARY
Orientation tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner with cowboy poet
HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site
WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Red Jammers; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite sample made-from-scratch huckleberry pie or ice cream
FORT STEELE
Visit the restored town
BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Gondola ride to the top of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD
Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Cruise Maligne Lake and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a lakeside dinner with incredible views
LAKE LOUISE
Visit the lake

NOTE:
•The July 2 departure with Calgary extension features the Calgary Stampede.

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Calgary

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive 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.

Day 2 Calgary–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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, on to scenic WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK with a photo stop at Cameron Falls.

Breakfast Breakfast

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

Enter Montana through Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and behold the awesome snowcapped peaks of National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation 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 Breakfast
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Day 4 Whitefish–Fort Steele–Kootenay National Park–Banff

Re-enter Canada today, with a stop in British Columbia before crossing into Alberta. Visit the restored town of FORT STEELE, where fortunes were made during the Kootenay Gold Rush. Next, 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 Breakfast

Day 5 Banff

This morning, take a scenic ride on the BANFF GONDOLA to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the spectacular views of the valley below. Additional morning sightseeing includes stops at Bow Falls and the Hoodoos. The balance of the day is at leisure, or maybe join an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for unsurpassed views of the Rockies.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Banff–Columbia Icefield–Jasper

Follow breathtaking Icefields Parkway today and head for JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Scale Bow Pass for 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 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride aboard an ICE EXPLORER. Still time this afternoon for an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Jasper. Excursion to Maligne Lake

The morning is at leisure. Optional activities include hiking, canoeing, and strolling the streets of Jasper. Maybe take an optional nature walk 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 with incredible views and local fare including famous Alberta beef.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 Jasper–Lake Louise–Calgary

This morning, visit Athabasca Falls and then 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. Over dessert, be entertained by a local Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite COWBOY POET who will bring the region’s Western heritage to life through stories and songs, a perfect ending to your vacation.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 Calgary

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

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

LYNDA BROWN

Years of Experience: 17

Born in Calgary, I caught the travel bug while teaching in Europe-and I haven't looked back since! Western Canada is my preferred travel destination, and having the Rockies in my backyard to enjoy year round is indeed a privilege! I've also had the thrill of introducing many visitors to Calgary's famous Stampede every July. I'm a proud Canadian and proud Calgarian. I am here to share the pride and love I have for my country--its people, culture, food, geography, and history.

Tour Director - LYNDA BROWN

 Accommodations

Calgary
Waterton Lakes Park
Whitefish
Banff
Jasper

Calgary

Delta Calgary Downtown

Superior First-Class

Delta Calgary Downtown 209-4th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB Canada

209-4th Avenue S.E.
Calgary, AB Canada

This elegant hotel is ideally located in beautiful Calgary and is minutes away from the Convention Center and entertainment. The hotel features an ATM, currency exchange, room service, indoor pool, fitness center, the popular Elements Bistro restaurant, and 398 well appointed guestrooms.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Shoe Shine
  • Ice Machine
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer

Waterton Lakes Park

Bayshore Inn

First-Class

Bayshore Inn 111 Waterton Avenue, Waterton Lakes Park, AB Canada

111 Waterton Avenue
Waterton Lakes Park, AB Canada

Enjoy the beauty of the Canadian Rockies at the Bayshore Inn. Guests are welcome to explore hiking trails, golf, and spend time in the relaxing spa. Rooms at the Bayshore are spacious, comfortable, and have private balconies.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Beauty Salon

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Window Opens
  • Phone

Whitefish

Grouse Mountain Lodge

Superior First-Class

Grouse Mountain Lodge 2 Fairway Drive, Whitefish, MT United States

2 Fairway Drive
Whitefish, MT United States

The Grouse Mountain Lodge located in gorgeous Whitefish Montana is a relaxing getaway with plenty of things to do. The hotel features spa services, 2 spa tubs, tennis courts, sauna, fitness facility, and indoor pool. The guestrooms have all the comforts of home including bathrobes. Guests are also welcome to enjoy libations and snacks in their restaurant or bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Housekeeping

Banff

Delta Royal Canadian Lodge Banff

Superior First-Class

Delta Royal Canadian Lodge Banff 459 Banff Ave., Banff, AB Canada

459 Banff Ave.
Banff, AB Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Nestled in the heart of Banff, the lodge features sophisticated guestrooms, modern amenities, mineral pool and full-service spa, and locally sourced restaurant and lounge within a beautiful alpine setting.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Voicemail

Jasper

Sawridge Hotel

First-Class

Sawridge Hotel 82 Cannaught Drive, Jasper, AB Canada

82 Cannaught Drive
Jasper, AB Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located at the base of the mountains, the Sawridge Hotel features 152 spacious non-smoking guestrooms. The hotel combines rustic charm expected of a mountain inn with modern accents and amenities.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Banff
Jasper

Banff

Country & Western Night

Country & Western Night

Enjoy a BBQ dinner at Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon then be entertained with live music by a local country & western band and take to the dance floor for a fun and casual line dancing lesson. Wild Bill's does not have an elevator. Guests must be able to walk up and down the stairs.

Approximate value: $80 CAD per person

Mount Assiniboine Glacier Helicopter Tour

Mount Assiniboine Glacier Helicopter Tour

Your adventure will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. You will see the magnificent Goat Range where you will observe the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes. Next, your journey will take you to new heights through the Goat Range Pass and along the Sundance Range of Banff National Park where you will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes. Finally, you will be transported to the "Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies" which rises majestically to 3,611 meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The surrounding glaciers and icefalls will astound you and capture your imagination where you will get up close and personal with the Gloria Glacier as it tumbles off of Mount Assiniboine. This is an experience you will not forget! (30 minute flight) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum of 2 passengers.

Approximate value: $314 CAD per person

Royal Canadian Helicopter Tour

Royal Canadian Helicopter Tour

Your adventure will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. You will see the magnificent Goat Range where you will observe the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes. Next, your journey will take you to new heights through the Goat Range Pass and along the Sundance Range of Banff National Park where you will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes. An extraordinary adventure not to be missed! (25 minute flight) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum of 2 passengers.

Approximate value: $261 CAD per person

Three Sisters Peaks Tour - 12 Minute Helicopter Tour

Three Sisters Peaks Tour - 12 Minute Helicopter Tour

This will be the most action packed 12 minutes of your life. Your adventure will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. You will see the magnificent Goat Range where you will observe the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight will provide views of the Bow River as it meanders back towards the Town of Canmore. (12 minute flight) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum of 2 passengers.

Approximate value: $130 CAD per person

Jasper

Jasper Raft On The Athabasca River

Jasper Raft On The Athabasca River

Bring the entire family and join us for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park. Jasper's best rafting float trips take you down the Athabasca River for those in seek of a complete and fun filled Alberta wilderness adventure. Our 16 kilometer trip passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches, which allows your National Park Licensed guide to point out the natural and human history of Jasper. The Athabasca River is the same route that was used by the fur traders many years ago, (David Thompson 1811). Our specially designed rafts offer a safe, comfortable ride that any first time rafter will enjoy. This trip is for everyone from toddlers to seniors. The guides do all the rowing so you can sit back & enjoy the majestic scenery. Subject to favorable weather conditions.

Approximate value: $67 CAD per person

Magical Mystical Maligne Canyon Walk

Magical Mystical Maligne Canyon Walk

Join us on a walk along the edge of the Maligne Canyon, the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park. Your guide will transport you from Jasper to the top of the canyon and guide you from the first to the fifth (1st -5th) bridge, allowing for breath taking photographic opportunities. You will enjoy award winning interpretation about this limestone slot canyon, and the many mysteries that are contained within. The Maligne Canyon is a favorite haunt of the Big Horn Sheep and Mule Deer and is excellent habitat for Fairy Slipper and Rattlesnake Plantain Orchids. Upon reaching the sixth bridge, the confluence of the Maligne and Athabasca Rivers, the coach will be waiting to return you to the Jasper town site. This trip covers approximately 3.5 km and travels mostly downhill. Participants are requested to wear comfortable boots or shoes, bring rain/wind jacket, water, and a camera.

Approximate value: $69 CAD per person

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