The Canadian Rockies
Embark on an unforgettable journey to the Canadian Rockies! Experience the towering mountains, crystal clear lakes, incredible glaciers that feed our oceans and abundant wildlife.
Day 1: Enjoy a home pickup to O'Hare Airport for a nonstop flight to Calgary in Alberta, Canada! Upon arrival, head to Banff National Park to see the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Relax at our wonderful lodge in Banff before a special “Welcome to the Canadian Rockies” dinner.
Day 2: Explore the alpine resort town of Banff, surrounded by strikingly beautiful and rugged mountains. Experience Cascade Gardens, the mysterious Hoodoos, the cascading Bow Falls & the
Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Have free time to explore the shops of Banff or bathe in the sulphur pools and end the day with an exciting (but smooth) gondola ride to the top of 7500-foot
Sulphur Mountain, followed by a delicious dinner with a spectacular view.
Day 3: We'll begin the morning with a drive along the famous Bow Valley Parkway, where wildlife sightings of caribou, elk, and occasionally, bears, are common so keep your cameras handy. From
there, we’ll make our way up the twisting roadway to world famous Lake Louise, the emerald, green “Jewel of the Rockies” surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering snow-capped mountain peaks. Cross over the Continental Divide and into British Columbia to discover Yoho National Park.
Day 4: Drive along the famous Icefields Parkway, voted one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Venture over to azure blue Peyto Lake, Mistaya Canyon (the valley of the Grizzly Bears) and
climb the switchback road through the Sunwapta Pass before arriving at the famous Columbia Icefields. Enjoy an experience of a lifetime with a ride on the Ice Explorer for a close look at
Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, it's off to Jasper for time to explore the shops, cafes, and restaurants of this beautiful town.
Day 5: Experience the small town charm of Jasper located within the Jasper National Park - a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start the day with a gentle walk down Maligne Canyon to
see how the water has carved spectacular crevices out of the mountain. The scenic drive continues and brings us to beautiful Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Enjoy a leisurely 90-minute cruise on the lake and stop on Spirit Island. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore Jasper.
Day 6: After an easy morning in Jasper, head east through the towns of Hinton and Edson, to Edmonton, Alberta`s capital. Enjoy a free day with plenty of shopping and leisurely time before
experiencing Edmonton's culinary scene together with a special dinner.
Day 7: Our epic trip has come to an end as we head back home to Chicago!
Includes home pickup to and from airport, non-stop flights from Chicago to Calgary, daily excursions, 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners.
Please note a valid passport is required for this tour.
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August 10 - 16, 2023
PRICE: Per Person
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