Canadian Rockies Escape (K8B)

5 Day Tour from Calgary to Calgary

2020 Tour Details

Sometimes it takes the higher elevations to elevate your soul. To escape the routine and reroute your spirit where the First Nations first came to know the Canadian Rockies for their otherworldly beauty. From the gleaming city of the Wild West in Calgary, escape to the pristine wilds of Banff National Park and the ethereal glacier-fed lakes named Two Jack, Minnewanka, and Louise. Canada’s Native Peoples found god in these waters, with names like “Water of the Spirits.” The thermal springs that seep up from Banff’s caves and rocks are not only remedial for the body and spirit, rather they are reminders of the ever-changing natural world. Still, life continues as it has for millennia in a world of creatures great and small, including the mystical grizzly who rules this timeless alpine world. If seeing is believing, this raw natural paradise of rugged rock and serene slopes can still feel like a mirage for its confounding beauty.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Canadian Rockies Escape map
Escapes by Globus

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Banff National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 dinner

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN CALGARY

Welcome to Calgary! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 CALGARY–CANMORE-BANFF NATIONAL PARK

CALGARY Scenic drive to Canmore.
CANMORE Orientation drive followed by free time. Scenic drive to Banff National Park.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Orientation drive. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 BANFF NATIONAL PARK – EXCURSION TO JOHNSTON CANYON & LAKE LOUISE

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive includes Tunnel Mountain, Two Jacks Lake, and Lake Minnewanka. Scenic drive to Johnston Canyon with free time to hike to the falls.
LAKE LOUISE Free time this afternoon before returning to Banff National Park.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 BANFF NATIONAL PARK

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Free time this morning. Visit to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Cave & Basin National Historic Site includes entry to the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Farewell dinner this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 5 BANFF NATIONAL PARK

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Morning drive to Calgary.
CALGARY Your vacation ends Calgary International Airport. Schedule flights departing after 2 pm.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

STEVE OSTEN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

My interest in the national parks began as a child on summer vacations in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. In college, I studied Botany, Ichthyology, Mammology, and Ornithology, and I began working in Yellowstone as a summer seasonal guide 25 years ago. I have also worked in Sequoia, the Everglades, and Alaska as a naturalist guide. Whether it's beachcombing in Florida, birding in the Everglades, or hiking in the Tetons, as long as I'm in nature, I'm where I want to be.

Tour Director - STEVE OSTEN

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Banff National Park

Banff National Park

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

Discover unparalleled views of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies region by helicopter. There are several options to choose from, but all deliver spectacular opportunities for a once in a lifetime experience in the Rockies.

Price Range: $$$$



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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