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Calgary Stampede Parade - Chuck Wagon Racing - Alberta

Canadian Rockies and Calgary Stampede Escorted Tour

Reference CTS9983
13 nights from
£2879 pp
26th June 2020
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The Calgary Stampede is the world’s most recognisable outdoor rodeo and one of Canada’s must-witness events. Over the course of the Calgary Stampede, you’ll soak-in thrilling rodeo shows, colourful parades, and cultural dances from local First Nation tribes. It sells out every year for good reason.

But the Calgary Stampede is not the only reason to visit this remarkable part of the world. The city of Calgary is also the metropolitan gateway to the iconic Rocky Mountains. On this Escorted Tour, not only will you experience two days at the Calgary Stampede but you’ll be whisked away to the alpine towns of Jasper and Banff where you can enjoy outdoor activities, spot bears in the wild, and take in incredible mountain views. Then, to finish it off, you’ll spend 3 nights in the coastal city of Vancouver where you can book a boat trip to spot whales, dine in some of Canada’s finest restaurants, and climb Grouse Mountain.

After your Escorted Tour, you are free to fly back to the UK or you add on an additional adventure. Our Canada Specialists are experts at creating tailor-making itineraries - and can easily book you an Alaska cruise, extra nights British Columbia, or even an adventure in the Yukon wilderness. Phone us on 0808 163 7981 to start planning your dream adventure to the Calgary Stampede and the rest of Canada.

Price based on 26th June 2020.

Return flights to Vancouver, returning from Calgary
12 nights' room-only accommodation in a series of three-star hotels in Vancouver (3 nights), Whistler (1), Sun Peaks (1), Jasper (2), Banff (2) and Kananaskis (3)
Journey from Vancouver to Whistler on the stunning Sea to Sky Highway
Explore the world-famous resort of Whistler
Look out for 'Grizzlies' in the Monashee Mountains
Enjoy a two-night stay in Jasper, 'Gem of the Canadian Rockies'
Journey from Jasper, on the Icefields Parkway via sparkling Lake Louise, to Banff, capital of the Rockies
Experience two days at the Calgary Stampede, with a Rodeo show, an evening show, souvenir programmes, and Skyrides over Stampede Park
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Itinerary

Fly to Vancouver to enjoy a three-night stay on the edge of the Pacific Rim, overlooking the Georgia Strait and backed by the snow-capped Coast Mountains.

Discover Vancouver on today's optional guided city tour - see restored Gastown, colourful Chinatown, and Burrard Inlet waterfront, then cross over the Lion's Gate Bridge into 'North Van'. Take a cable car to the summit of breathtaking Grouse Mountain, and brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge over a vertiginous gorge.

Spend another day at leisure in Vancouver, or join today's optional excursion to beautiful Vancouver Island and the unashamedly 'British' provincial capital of British Columbia, charming Victoria. Explore the vast Parliament Buildings and grand Empress Hotel, and visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, boasting over a million plants including several hundred floral species

Travel through the coastal ranges, and along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, to the famous mountain resort of Whistler, for a one-night stay. Spend the afternoon exploring the delights of this world-class winter sports and summer hiking resort.

Drive through beautiful mountain scenery to the resort of Sun Peaks, a modern alpine village high in the BC interior.

Don't miss today's included cruise through 'Grizzly Bear Valley' where sightings of grizzly and black bears are almost guaranteed from the boat. Later, we'll continue our tour. We'll head past towering Mount Robson, the Rockies' highest peak, and through beautiful scenery, to Jasper, at the gateway to scenic Jasper National Park, where you'll stay for two nights.

Join today's optional excursion, which will include a ride on the historic Jasper Tramway - Canada's longest - to the scenic heights above, and a journey to the stunning Medicine and Maligne Lakes, in their spectacular settings, as well as beautiful Maligne Canyon.

Today you'll travel along the renowned Icefields Parkway, calling at beautiful Lake Louise, where stunning turquoise waters are set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. You'll continue on to Banff, the delightful, bustling 'capital' of the Rockies, with its many shops and surrounding mountain scenery.

Visit the Stampede showground in Calgary. You'll have plenty of time to experience this iconic outdoor event and soak up the fantastic atmosphere as you watch authentic rodeos, chuck-wagon races and grandstand shows.

Today you'll transfer to the airport to board your overnight flight back to the UK.