Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Tour - Globus®

Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (CD)

7 Day Tour from Calgary to Calgary

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World-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this Canadian Rockies tour. Start and end your vacation in Calgary with overnights also in Lake Louise, Jasper, and Banff. In Lake Louise, you’ll stay at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, known for its breathtaking setting, comfort, and Old World charm. Here, Globus has arranged a special experience for you—a leisurely guided walk along the gorgeous lake to hear about its history. In Jasper National Park, Canada’s largest national park, stay two nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set deep in the Canadian Rockies and the embodiment of peace, tranquility, and natural beauty. Cruise on Maligne Lake and enjoy leisure time in Jasper, strolling through the pretty streets and stores, or relaxing at the lodge with its spectacular adventure opportunities.

Take in the natural beauty of Banff and Yoho National Parks, and 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. In Banff, Globus has arranged another special experience for you…a wine tasting followed by a historic tour of your hotel.

A highlight of this Canadian Rockies tour is a journey on Icefields Parkway to savor stunning views of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses followed by a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. It’s a spectacular sight indeed! In fact, throughout your tour of the Canadian Rockies, you’ll witness stunning scenery and enjoy the serenity that only these majestic lodges and settings can offer. It’s a dream vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

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 wine tasting, followed by a historic tour of Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel; farewell dinner

NOTE:

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

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 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 Canadian Rockies adventure.

Day 2 Calgary–Lake Louise

This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Calgary before heading to Lake Louise. Take 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.

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.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 Lake Louise–Columbia Icefield–Jasper

Head 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.

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.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 4 Jasper. 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 Breakfast

Day 5 Jasper–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.

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Banff

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 WINE TASTING, followed by a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HISTORIC TOUR of your hotel. Then, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner, the perfect finale for your vacation!

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 Banff–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 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

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

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
Lake Louise
Jasper National Park
Banff National Park

Calgary

Westin Calgary

Moderate Deluxe

Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB Canada

320 4 Ave SW
Calgary, AB Canada

The Westin Calgary Hotel has just completed a 4 year $35 million renovation. This gorgeous updated Westin is steps from first-class dining and arts, and offers several restaurants, cafes, and lounges to relax in.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Deluxe

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB Canada

111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, AB Canada

The Chateau has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, spa, game room, horseback riding stables, concierge service, gift shops, business center, several restaurants, lounge, room service, and Afternoon Tea.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Jasper National Park

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Moderate Deluxe

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Old Lodge Road, Jasper, AB Canada

Old Lodge Road
Jasper, AB Canada

The Lodge has an outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, golf course, fishing, bicycling, jogging trails, game room, concierge service, business center, gift shops, several restaurants, lounges, and room service.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • Voicemail

Banff National Park

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Moderate Deluxe

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB Canada

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB Canada

For over a century, "The Castle in the Rockies" has been providing luxury in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. This historic hotel is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers several restaurant choices as well as relaxing lounges, Afternoon Tea, and room service. The property has a 27-hole golf course, spa, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, horseback riding, business center, gift shops, convenience store, and concierge service.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone

 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.

Jasper
Banff

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

Wild Meadows, Lakes and Dinner

Wild Meadows, Lakes and Dinner

If you want to see wildlife when visiting the Rockies your best opportunity is in Jasper! This 2-hour tour will give you the best chance to see and photograph Jasper's wildlife in the evening when animal sightings are more frequent. Set off in a sightseeing vehicle with a wildlife interpreter in search of bear, elk, sheep, goats, coyote, wolves moose and many of Mother Nature's other mountain creatures. Dinner will be at Becker's Chalet. The magnificent view of Mount Kerkeslin and the Athabasca River enhances this most memorable dining experience.

Approximate value: $92 CAD per person

Banff

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

 Know Before You Go

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