7 Days • 6 Nights • 11 Meals
Jul 19-25 | Aug 9-15 | Aug 23-29
Depart/Return: Calgary, AB
Price Per Person: Double: $1,727; Single: $2,265
Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $128/night
About the Tour
Revel in the stunning mountain vistas and crystal-clear lakes of the Canadian Rockies as the country celebrates its Sesquicentennial Year! Travel through four National Parks and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Alberta's Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. See powerful waterfalls, emerald lakes, gorgeous meadows and snow-capped peaks, and travel back in time to Gold Rush days. The scenery is magnificent on this relaxing journey along the Continental Divide as you visit Canada's Banff, Kootenay and Waterton Lakes National Parks (Fodor's "Go List" 2017), plus Montana's famous Glacier National Park. Don't miss it!
Itinerary & Info Sheet
Terms & Conditions
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- Cruise on the deep, glacier-fed Lake St. Mary (pictured upper right)
- Spend three nights in Banff, one of Canada’s most popular recreation areas, prized for its mountain scenery, glittering Lake Louise, and abundant outdoor activities
- Travel the Columbia Icefields Parkway, one of North America’s most scenic drives
- Ride the amazing “Ice Explorer” onto the vast Athabasca Glacier
- Take a drive on Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard a 1930s vintage “Red Bus” touring coach (pictured lower right)
- Travel back to the 1800s in British Columbia’s Heritage Town of Fort Steele, established during the Kootenay Gold Rush
See the Canadian Rockies from the eagle’s-eye view of the Banff Gondola, a fully-enclosed, four-passenger cabin that climbs 2,292 feet to the top of Sulphur Mountain. The view is absolutely breathtaking! Price: $38 per person
Average Temp: high 82°/low 47° (July); high 75°/low 45° (Aug)
Time Zone: Mountain
Arrival Time: Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Departure Time: Schedule your flight home to depart after 1:00 p.m. on Day 7.
Airport-Hotel Shuttle: Hotel offers complimentary shuttle to the airport.
Vehicle Parking: Free parking is available during the tour at our starting hotel in Calgary.
Walking Distance: Moderate walking is required to enjoy this tour to its fullest.
Currency: Canadian Dollar, US Dollar
Hotel Amenities: Include Hair Dryers, iron & ironing board, TV/Cable and coffee makers. Exercise room & swimming pool at most hotels.
Travel Protection Available?: Yes, see About Travel Protection.
Terms & Conditions: Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.
Groups: Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.
Additional Information: Dress on tour is casual. Elevations reach 7,000 on this tour. (See related article, Travel Tips: Traveling at High Elevations.)
Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.
Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/CGL
Readings of Related Interest
"My Discoveries" Guest Post by Anita Hafner
As a Discoveries Director with Country Travel DISCOVERIES, I love the excitement of being part of a tour group visiting a destination for the first time...
By RuthLes Productions
Past CTD Travelers and talented videomakers Ruth and Les Christiansen have crafted a number of videos documenting their trips with us, including some wonderful montages of scenery from 2016's Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park discovery tour.
Images on this page (from top): Glacier Park's St Mary's Lake (Ken Thomas/Wikimedia); Red Bus (Glacier Park, Inc.); Discovery Director Anita Hafner; Banff Springs Hotel (Travel Alberta)