Canadian Rockies & Calgary Stampede
Holiday Reference: 16160
Start your adventure with a visit to the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountain towns of Jasper and Banff before you enjoy the thrill of the Calgary Stampede! – the greatest most exciting rodeo event in the world!
From £2899pp based on a 30th June 2019 departure.
Upon arrival into Calgary Airport transfer by scheduled coach to your downtown Hotel. Overnight: Calgary
Early checkout from your Calgary Hotel and transfer by motor coach to Jasper. This journey will take approximately 7 hours. You route will take you via one of the most scenic highways in North America – the Icefields Parkway passing the spectacular Athabasca Glacier and Glacier Skywalk. Don’t worry you will be able to experience all of these on your return journey. Overnight: Jasper
This morning you will enjoy an introduction to Jasper which begins with a short tour of the town before heading across the Athabasca River to Maligne Lake. A century after Mary Shaeffer’s remarkable adventure, come discover “World-renowned” Maligne Lake for yourself! A stop at Maligne Canyon offers staggering views of the river thundering through a series of magnificent waterfalls in a gorge 10,000 years in the making. Farther up the valley, stop to solve the mystery of “disappearing” Medicine Lake. Next, you will carry on to the pinnacle of your tour, breath-taking Maligne Lake! Once there you can enjoy an interpretive boat cruise bound for Spirit Island, truly another of Canada’s iconic images, or a nice guided walk along the shoreline of this stunning beauty. Overnight: Jasper
Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breath-taking mountain peaks along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder of the Columbia Icefield - one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard an Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres out of the Sunwapta Valley. Overnight: Banff
This morning you will learn about the people, geology and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. This excursion is highlighted with a journey on the Banff Gondola for a 360-degree view of six mountain ranges that surround the town. After a brief stop at Lake Minnewanka, you will be dropped off at your hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Banff
Today is yours to explore more of this beautiful mountain town with its many craft shops, quirky coffee houses and cafes. Overnight: Banff
Check out of your Banff Hotel and board your scheduled motor coach for your transfer to Calgary and your hotel for the next 3 nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Calgary
You are invited to attend the largest outdoor rodeo in the world! Professional cowboys compete in a myriad of rodeo events, which include bull riding, roping, chuckwagon racing, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Don your western duds, saddle up and join in for Stampede breakfasts galore square dancing, parades, a spectacular Grandstand show, fireworks and of course, heaping helpings of Western hospitality. Overnight: Calgary
Today your amazing adventure ends! Check out of your Calgary hotel and board your motorcoach for your transfer to Calgary Airport for your return flight back to the UK