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Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies

Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies

9 Day Tour from Calgary to Calgary

Vacation overview

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 leisure time to explore on your own. 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. As you head back to Calgary, stop for a memorable ride aboard an Ice Explorer at the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield.

In Montana, visit stunning Glacier National Park, where you’ll enjoy a thrilling drive on the spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard a 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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Itinerary

 

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. 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.

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 snow-capped 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 dominate the landscape. Before arriving at your resort, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of HUCKLEBERRY PIE or ICE CREAM.

NOTE: The visit to Logan Pass is normally possible from mid-June to mid-September. If unable to travel to Logan Pass, alternative sightseeing by Red Jammer bus will be done.

Day 4   WHITEFISH–FORT STEELE–KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK–BANFF

Re-enter Canada this morning, 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.

Day 5   BANFF

This morning, sightseeing includes a stop at beautiful Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure, or maybe join an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for unsurpassed views of the Rockies.

Day 6   BANFF–LAKE LOUISE–JASPER

Follow breathtaking Icefields Parkway today and head for JASPER NATIONAL PARK. One highlight of your vacation: a visit to famous Lake Louise. Scale Bow Pass for splendid views. Then, climb to Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses. There’s time this afternoon for an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River.

Day 7   JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

The morning is at leisure. Optional activities include hiking, canoeing, and strolling the streets of Jasper. This afternoon, journey to Maligne Lake for a fully narrated CRUISE of the glacial lake and Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy a lakeside dinner with incredible views and local fare including famous Alberta beef.

Day 8   JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–CALGARY

This morning, visit Athabasca Falls and then retrace the route south along Icefields Parkway. Next is the highlight of the tour: stop at the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride aboard an ICE EXPLORER. Continue to Calgary, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, be entertained by a local COWBOY POET who will bring the region’s Western heritage to life through stories and songs—a perfect ending to your vacation.

Day 9   CALGARY

The tour ends after breakfast this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

Vacation Highlights

CALGARY
Orientation tour; farewell dinner with [LF] 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; [LF] sample made-from-scratch huckleberry pie or ice cream

FORT STEELE
Visit the restored town

BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

LAKE LOUISE
Visit the lake

JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Cruise Maligne Lake and enjoy a [LF] lakeside dinner with incredible views

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD
Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

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

  • The June 28, 29, & 30 departures with Calgary extension feature the Calgary Stampede
  • Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.

Meals

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

No Excursions are available at this time.


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