Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park 2018

CGL St Mary Lake PubDomain Wiki Ken Thomas 578An Astonishing Journey Along the Continental Divide Through Four National Parks

7 Days 6 Nights • 11 Meals

Jul 25-31 | Aug 15-21

Depart/Return: Calgary, AB

Price Per Person: Double: $2,097; Single: $2,615

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $128/night

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About the Tour

Revel in the stunning mountain vistas and crystal-clear lakes of the Canadian Rockies! 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!


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Tour Highlights

  • Marvel at the deep, glacier-fed Lake St. Mary (pictured upper right)
  • Spend three nights at 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


Optional Excursions/Extensions

Glacier NP Lakes Cruise

Start Day 2 with a refreshing cruise on two lakes at the heart of Glacier National Park. You’ll marvel at the crystal-clear waters and surrounding peaks. (Note: requires moderate walking at elevation.) Price: $30 per person

Banff Gondola

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



Helpful Information

Average Temp: During your tour, temperatures will vary depending upon location and elevation. Highs in July and August range from the Mid-70’s to near 80 Degrees Fahrenheit. Lows can range from the Upper-30’s to Mid-50’s.

Time Zone: Mountain

Arrival Time: Schedule to arrive at Calgary Airport by 5PM on Day 1.

Departure Time: Schedule your flight home to depart after 12:30 PM 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: Hair dryers, iron & ironing board, TV/Cable and coffee makers at most hotels. Exercise room & swimming pool at most hotels. (Exceptions are Nights 2 & 3, which feature "historic lodging" inside Glacier National Park – these rooms do not have many of the modern amenities mentioned above, including televisions.)

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 

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Readings of Related Interest

Aniita Hafner

Article: Experiencing the Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

"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...


Video: "Canadian Rockies with Country Travel Discoveries"

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.







Mounties & Totem


Banff Spring Hotel (Travel Alberta)


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)








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