Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies (CS)

9 Day Tour from Calgary to Calgary

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What do you get when you combine ancient glaciers, a legendary icefield, and all the wonders beneath the snow-capped Canadian peaks? One of the coolest vacations there is! This nine-day tour through the Canadian Rockies and Montana’s Glacier National Park is an adventure filled with wild history, wild scenery, wildlife, and wild rides. Aboard a famous vintage Red Jammer, a massive ice explorer, a glass-walled boat (and even a flightseeing helicopter should you choose) you’ll relish the best views of big skies, bighorn sheep, and even bigger bears. From rugged gold rush territory to the sparkling turquoise waters of Banff and Jasper National Parks, there are so many gems to sink your teeth into on this Canadian Rockies vacation. We suggest starting with a tender filet of Alberta beef and a heavenly slice of homemade huckleberry pie.

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!
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Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Banff National Park
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Jasper National Park
  • Kootenay National Park
  • Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 dinners

 Itinerary

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–HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP–WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

CALGARY Orientation drive.
HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Guided sightseeing includes the museum and grounds.
WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive with a photo stop at Cameron Falls. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK–GLACIER NATIONAL PARK–GOING-TO-THE-SUN ROAD–WHITEFISH, MONTANA

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Scenic drive via Red Jammer bus on Going-to-the-Sun Road and over Logan Pass en route to Whitefish.
WHITEFISH Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Huckleberry pie or ice cream tasting. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

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

FORT STEELE Visit the Historic Park. Scenic drive through Sinclair Canyon en route to Kootenay National Park.
KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 BANFF

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing includes Bow Falls. Free time the remainder of the day.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 BANFF–LAKE LOUISE–JASPER

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive on Icefields Parkway en route to Jasper National Park.
LAKE LOUISE Free time to explore.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Orientation drive. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Free time this morning.
MALIGNE LAKE Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Scenic cruise to Spirit Island followed by a lakeside dinner.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jasper with a guided walk at Maligne Canyon. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–CALGARY

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive on Icefields Parkway en route to Columbia Icefield.
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Scenic Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier.
CALGARY Farewell dinner with Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite cowboy poet.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 CALGARY

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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.

LYNDA BROWN

Escorting tours for more than 20 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

 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
Jasper

Banff

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: $$$

Jasper

Athabasca River Float Trip

Athabasca River Float Trip

Enjoy some of Jasper National Park's very best scenery from water level on this exciting rafting float trip along the Athabasca River!

Price Range: $$

Magical Mystical Maligne Canyon Walk

Magical Mystical Maligne Canyon Walk

Take an exciting walk on the edge of Jasper National Park's deepest accessible canyon on this exhilarating guided excursion to Maligne Canyon.

Price Range: $$



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