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Canada’s Rockies with Calgary Stampede


Join in the revelry of the world's richest tournament style rodeo.

Members from: $3,829 P.PNon-members from: $3,932 P.P

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Canada, Alaska & USA

  • Supplier

    Trafalgar

  • Booking Code

    DC5A

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Eight nights accommodation

  • Thirteen meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

  • Connect with locals -The Guinn Family are your welcoming hosts on this authentic Canadian ranch experience, during which you'll enjoy a wagon tour and traditional ranch-style dinner.

  • Local specialist - meet a retired Royal Canadian Mountie in Banff

  • Dive into culture - Lace up those skates, hit the ice and learn about being a real hockey player

  • City tour of Banff

  • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway

  • Visit Jasper National Park, ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park


Day 1: Arrive Calgary

Tip your Stetson to Canada's 'Cowboy Country', kick-starting your adventure through the inimitable Rockies in Calgary. This evening, gather at your hotel joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Westin Calgary
Included meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2: Calgary – Lake Louise – Jasper National Park (2 nights)

Embark on a spiritual encounter with the Canadian Rockies, admiring the ethereal beauty of Lake Louise, the surrounding summits and Victoria Glacier, before we continue along the Icefields Parkway. Skirt the craggy peaks, waterfalls and luminous glacial lakes keeping an eye out for grizzlies, elk and mountain goats as you make your way through the wilderness to Jasper.
Hotel: Jasper Mountain Park Lodges
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Jasper sightseeing

Soak up pristine natural surrounds enjoying a morning at leisure. Perhaps join a rafting optional and float along the Athabasca River, pass¬ing through many small sets of rapids as well as calm stretches. Your National Park licensed guide will point out the nat¬ural and human his¬tory of Jasper. In the afternoon, enjoy dramatic views as you take a guided walk to Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail past waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Take to the aqua waters of Maligne Lake later this afternoon (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island, named by the Stoney Nation indigenous people for the experiences their ancestors had at this place centuries ago, a tiny grove of trees and pristine nature separated from the mainland by an isthmus. Spirit Island becomes a true island for a few short days during the summer. Later this evening, indulge in a Regional Dinner. The Maligne Lake Chalet is a rustic log building situated on a rise of land offering magnificent views of beautiful Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park.
Included Meals: Breakfast, regional dinner

Day 4: Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Banff (3 nights)

We crunch across the glistening icefield of Athabasca Glacier this morning, stepping aboard an Ice Explorer to learn about glaciers and their impact on the environment. Take a sip of ice cold glacier water and admire the surrounding snowcapped panorama before continuing your journey to the alpine village of Banff. Before dinner, you'll enjoy a rare opportunity to meet a retired Royal Canadian Mountie, dressed in the traditional red serge uniform. This Local Specialist will share colourful stories about life in the 'force' and even pose for a photo or two. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.
Hotel: Banff Park Lodge
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Banff sightseeing

Learn the art of playing the puck like a pro when you meet a real Canadian hockey player in Canmore. Dive into Culture and embrace Canada's national sport, learning the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player. Go inside the players' dressing room and put on the full hockey gear with help of a real coach. Grab your stick and it's off onto the ice where you're soon find out whether you are a lefty or righty and learn how to score the big goal. A sightseeing excursion around Banff reveals the exquisite natural beauty of the area. Admire the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Banff

Reconnect with nature, with a free morning to spend as you please. perhaps join your Tour Director for an optional excursion to Yoho National Park on the western slopes of the Great Divide with a stop at Emerald Lake. Then it's onto the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks and Moraine Lake, surrounded by mountains, waterfalls and rock piles. With its vivid shade of turquoise, that changes in intensity through the summer as the glaciers melt, makes for a jaw-dropping experience. We travel to the Guinn family ranch and Connect with Locals over a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner in pristine surrounds. After dinner, twist, kick and bump your way to country line-dancing success.
Included meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Day 7: Banff – Calgary (2 nights)

Bid farewell to beautiful Banff and transfer to your hotel in Calgary. Brace yourself for the wonder of the GMC Rangeland Derby, and the TransAlta Grandstand Show. Chuckwagon racing is followed by an epic stage show.
Hotel: Westin Calgary
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Calgary Stampede

Continue your day at The World's Richest Tournament Style Rodeo and enjoy the main events today including ladies barrel racing, bareback, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc and bull riding.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Depart Calgary

Take a transfer to the Calgary International Airport this morning.
Included meals: Breakfast


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