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Canadian Rockies & Calgary Stampede

Holiday Ref: 16160

Start you 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 £3499pp based on a 30th June 2018 departure

Itinerary
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Calgary

Upon arrival into Calgary Airport transfer by scheduled coach to your downtown Hotel.  Overnight: Calgary

Day 2 - Calgary to Jasper

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

Day 3 - Jasper Sightseeing

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

Day 4 - Jasper to Banff

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

Day 5 - Banff Sightseeing

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

Day 6 - Banff

Today is yours to explore more of this beautiful mountain town with its many craft shops, quirky coffee houses and cafes.  Overnight: Banff

 

Day 7 - Banff to Calgary

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.  Remainder of the day is at leisure.   Overnight: Calgary

Day 8 and 9 - Calgary Stampede

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

Day 10 - Calgary to UK

Today your amazing adventure ends!  Check out of your Calgary hotel and board your motor coach for your transfer to Calgary Airport for your return flight back to the UK

When to go Calgary Weather
9 Nights from £3,499 pp
Price Includes

Please Note all of our trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements

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Whats Included
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transfers throughout
  • 4 night stay in Calgary
  • 2 night stay in Jasper
  • Full Day Icefield Parkway Discovery Tour from Jasper to Banff
  • 3 night stay in Banff
  • 2 day Calgary Stampede Thrill Ticket
  • FREE Maligne Valley Sightseeing & Boat Tour
  • FREE Explore Banff Tour including Gondola admission
Tailor-Make Your Holiday

You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation to build your dream holiday.

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