Where the World Meets the West Self-Drive with Calgary Stampede
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Take a journey into the Canadian Rockies, one of the world’s most majestic wonderlands and explore the mountain town of Banff and Lake Louise. Each July for the ten days of The Stampede, Calgary puts on its cowboy hat and boots and welcomes the world. For the ultimate adventure, we have included a three-night ‘stampede’ experience.
Upon arrival into Calgary Airport, pick up your car hire and head to Banff, overnight.
Today you may take a Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain (included) for amazing 360-degree views of six mountain ranges that surround the town, and over the Bow Valley below. Spend the remainder of the day strolling along Banff Avenue with its many shops, coffee houses, restaurants & nightlife. Next day take advantage of your Discover Banff and its Wildlife tour (or vice versa). Navigate a half-day journey to some of the most important landmarks in the area. Stop at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and the “oh wow!” view at Surprise Corner. Venture down peaceful pine-scented trails and learn about wildlife habitat and behaviour. Ask as many questions as you like; don’t forget your camera – wildlife is spotted on 95% of the time. Overnight: Banff
Depart Banff and head off to Lake Louise where you will spend 2 nights. In less than one hour you will find yourself in the beautiful hamlet on Lake Louise inside Banff National Park. A great base for hiking, biking and kayaking. Why not familiarize yourself the first day by taking your included Mountain, Lakes and Waterfall tour – then you will know what you might want to go back and see. Overnight Lake Louise
Today you will pack in the wilderness for ‘Cow Town’, Calgary and the Calgary Stampede, where you will spend the next 3 nights. Enjoy a full day at Stampede Park, taking in either the Afternoon Rodeo event or the Evening Show event. Make sure you take a trip on the Skyride and view Calgary’s skyline from above. Start your day with one of the free pancake breakfasts available around the city before you travel back to the Stampede Park for your second day of this amazing experience. If there are any events you did not partake in yesterday, make sure you head straight to them today! We highly recommend sampling the cuisine at the food trucks – there are delicacies here that you will not be able to indulge in elsewhere! As your ticket is for 2 days, you will also have time to explore the amazing city of Calgary during your visit. Overnight in Calgary
Fly from Calgary for your overnight flight back to the UK.