Canadian Rockies Resorts Independent Tour
This vacation will take you to three of Canada’s top mountain resorts and introduce you to the many treasures that surround them.
Day 1: Calgary - Banff
Travel through the foothills of the Rockies to Banff. Upon arrival enjoy an excursion highlighting the town of Banff and its environs. Take a ride on a gondola car to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a 360 degree view of the Banff Town site and the Bow Valley. Visit Bow Falls before ascending Tunnel Mountain Drive to view Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos, overlooking the Bow River. Continue to Lake Minnewanka and enjoy an hour long cruise. Big horn sheep, deer and eagles are often spotted at the water’s edge. Return to Banff via Minnewanka Loop with a stop at Two Jack Lake. After the excursion, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Overnight in Banff.

Day 2: Banff
Today is free to explore Banff. You may wish to take an optional sightseeing tour, visit the Banff Upper Hot Springs, enjoy a horseback ride or just relax and enjoy the sites.
Overnight in Banff.

Day 3: Banff - Jasper
Today’s journey travels north along the famous Icefields Parkway, one of the most spectacular highways in North America. Travel through Banff and Jasper National Parks with stops at the Columbia Icefield & the newly opened Glacier Skywalk. At the Columbia Icefield, enjoy lunch at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. After, board a Brewster Ice Explorer and travel onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier. At the icefall below the glacial headwall, take the option of stepping out onto the ice formed from snow that fell 400 years ago. Only a few minutes from the Athabasca Glacier is the Glacier Skywalk, Jasper National Parks’ newest attraction. The Glacier Skywalk consists of a 400 metre interpretive boardwalk and a glassfloored observation platform extending 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley. . After your adventure, your camera should be ready to capture the majesty of the Athabasca Falls, prior to your arrival into Jasper.
Overnight in Jasper.

Day 4: Jasper
This mornings excursion will begin along the mighty Athabasca River, learning about David Thompson and the valley ecosystem. En-route to Maligne Lake learn of the local Native legends of the mysterious Medicine Lake with its disappearing waters! On your adventure, you are sure to see a variety of mountain wildlife. Return to Jasper, where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5: Jasper - Lake Louise
Enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon, depart Jasper and travel south along the scenic Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. (Note: this is an express service and will not stop at the Columbia Icefield or other sightseeing highlights.)
Overnight Lake Louise.

Day 6: Lake Louise
Depart Lake Louise this afternoon and travel to the vibrant Moraine Lake, nestled in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Cross the Great Divide into Yoho National Park via the scenic Kicking Horse Pass and learn the history of the Spiral Tunnels. Takakkaw Falls, in the magnificent Yoho Valley, will be the final stop before returning to Lake Louise.
Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 7: Lake Louise - Calgary
Tour ends. This morning, depart Lake Louise journey past Banff and Canmore and through the foothills to Calgary. Your vacation concludes with a drop off at specific downtown hotels or the Calgary International Airport for your ongoing or homeward flight.

City

Value

Moderate

Deluxe

Banff

Banff International Hotel,

Superior Room

Mount Royal Hotel,

Premium Room

The Fairmont Banff Springs,

Fairmont Room

Jasper

Marmot Lodge,

Standard Room

Chateau Jasper,

Standard Room

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge,Fairmont Room

Lake Louise

Lake Louise Inn,

Economy Double

Deer Lodge,

Heritage Double

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise,Fairmont Room

What\'s Included:
  • Hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • Sightseeing excursion of Banff
  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Lake Cruise (seasonal: 9 May – 5 October)
  • Sightseeing excursion from Banff to Jasper
  • Glacier Adventure & lunch
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Sightseeing excursion of Jasper
  • Transfer from Jasper to Lake Louise
  • Sightseeing excursion of Lake Louise (seasonal: 15 June – 30 September)
  • Transfer from Lake Louise to Calgary
  • Souvenir photograph at either Banff Gondola or the Columbia Icefield
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • National Park fees