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Canada's Rockies With Calgary Stampede

9 Days 2 Countries 6 Cities

Take in snow-capped peaks, ice-blue glaciers and pounding waterfalls on this Regional Explorer trip.

"The whole trip was expertly organised"


About this trip

The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth."

Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DC5A

8 Nights


0 Meals
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Canada's Rockies With Calgary Stampede

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Calgary

Welcome to beautiful Canada. Get settled in at your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Calgary, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Welcome Reception
Delta Calgary Downtown

2. Calgary – Lake Louise – Jasper National Park (2 Nights)

Head north up into the Canadian Rockies and stop at the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies", Lake Louise, one of the most beautiful lakes in North America with its backdrop of glistening Victoria Glacier. Continue along the stunning Icefields Parkway, driving alongside snowcapped peaks, thundering waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Keep an eye out for wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, elk and mountain goats. Stay tonight in the quaint town of Jasper.

Full Breakfast
Crimson Hotel

3. Jasper Free Time and Sightseeing

Start the day with a morning at leisure, enjoying the superb vistas, strolling Jasper's quaint streets, or if you like, take an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. This afternoon, enjoy a guided walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Rockies. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail passed waterfalls and jagged rock formations. Later this afternoon, cruise Maligne Lake, followed by a Regional Meal along the water. Learn about Rocky Mountain wildlife at an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Specialist and naturalist.

Full Breakfast
Regional Meal

Optional Experiences

Jasper Float Trip

Enjoy a unique perspective of Jasper National Park as you raft down the Athabasca River. This safe, comfortable ride along 10 miles (16 kilometers) of river passes through small sets of rapids and calm stretches for a ride that any first-time rafter will enjoy. Your journey will be narrated by a licensed National Park guide who will point out the natural and human history of Jasper National Park and the famous route that was used by fur traders many years ago. Approx. tour length: 50-90 minutes depending on water levels. (Minimum: 6 passengers).

Adult Price: $73.00

4. Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Banff (3 Nights)

Head south and stop at the Columbia Icefield Visitor Center and step aboard an Ice Explorer, a massive vehicle specially designed for travelling on the surface of glaciers, head for Athabasca Glacier, a massive sheet of ice 3.7 miles (1.13 metres) long and 300-980 feet (90-300 metres) thick. Learn a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment and step out onto the glacier to take in the most stunning alpine and glacial vistas. Next is Glacier Skywalk, a perfect balance of breathtaking views, interpretive storytelling and adrenaline-pumping excitement including a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet (280 metres) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. Later, arrive in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. This evening before dinner, you have the unique opportunity to have an informal chat with a retired Local Specialist, and Canadian Mountie, dressed in the traditional red serge uniform to hear exciting and colourful stories and even pose for a few memorable photos.

Full Breakfast
Banff Park Lodge

5. Banff Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning there is time for optional flightseeing by helicopter for bird's-eye views of the Canadian Rockies. Then, immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff during a morning sightseeing excursion around Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Spend the rest of the day as you like. Perhaps take the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for stunning views of six mountain ranges.

Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Signature Lake Minnewanka & Three Sisters Helicopter Tour, 30 mins

Cruise at 100 mph as you climb above the Bow Valley and cross the imposing massif of Mt. Lougheed before circling the summit of Mt. Sparrowhawk, a 10,000 ft Rockies peak. Return over Mt. Allen site of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games Downhill Skiing - a thrilling finale to a remarkable tour! Flight duration 30 minutes. Tour length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 2 passengers).

Adult Price: $319.00

Bighorn Wesley First Nations Glacier Helicopter Tour 20 mins (including transportation)

Launch from our heliport at an elevation of 4386 ft. We'll soar over Cline Pass at 9000ft. Then we'll fly by the Cline, Lion & Lioness glaciers. View a spectacular 900 foot waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes! Flight duration 20 minutes. Tour length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 2 passengers).

Adult Price: $189.00

Summit Helicopter Tour, 12 mins (including transportation)

The Summit Tour will provide you with you first glimpse into the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Flying up to 7,000 ft. (2,300 m) above sea level, this tour will give you a taste of beautiful Kananaskis Country and the glorious peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Approx. flight duration: 12 minutes (minimum: 2 passengers).

Adult Price: $129.00

Brewster Banff Gondola

At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fullyenclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet ( 2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Banff Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada. Approx. tour length: 2.5 hours.

Adult Price: $46.00

Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake Excursion

Explore the jewels of the rockies, and head to Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake in the Valley of Ten Peaks. See Takakkaw Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in British Columbia. Stradle the continental divide at kicking Horse Pass as you head to view the Spiral Tunnels, the famous railway built in the early 1900's. Approx. tour length: 4 hours.

Adult Price: $39.00

6. Banff Free Time

The morning is yours to do as you please in Banff, or perhaps join an optional excursion to other jewels of the Rockies-Yoho National Park and Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks and see Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnels. This evening, travel to the Guinn family ranch for a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner. Enjoy pristine views, flowered alpine meadows and abundant wildlife during a horse drawn hayride. Back at the ranch, the aroma of a sizzling barbecue will whet your appetite as a meal of Alberta beef with all the trimmings is waiting. After dinner, enjoy a private lesson in the traditional country western style of line-dancing.

Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

7. Banff – Canmore – Calgary

Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and stop in Canmore for a unique experience: a chance to experience the thrill and excitement of being a real Canadian hockey player. Whether you have skated before or not, played hockey on or off the ice, this is your chance to spend time getting to know Canada's game. Learn the secrets and superstitions of hockey players as a professional coach walks you through a day in the life of a player. Go inside the players' dressing room where you have the opportunity to try on full hockey gear. Grab your stick and it's off onto the ice. Find out whether you are lefty or righty and how to score the big goal. This experience will ignite your passion for hockey and give you an insider, in-depth knowledge of this All-Canadian game. Then, transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Delta Calgary Downtown, if you are extending your stay or joining the Calgary Stampede Option.

Full Breakfast

8. Calgary Stampede

Don your boots and Stetson for the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting spectacle of classic rodeo events and grandstand shows. Spend the entire day at "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth." Your all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world's largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands and an amusement park.

Full Breakfast

9. Depart Calgary

Take a transfer to the Calgary International Airport this morning.

Full Breakfast

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights

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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 8 Reviews

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    Wonderful! Pleasant, on time, accommodating, actually perfect!

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    Service rating : The tour director, Ben, was excellent. He was accommodating and he handled the group in a very professional way. The bus driver was a very good driver and pleasant.Product : The Stampede was a bonus and it was great. The itinerary was very interesting. The hotel in Banff had

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    Service rating : The service was always first class geared toward the best interests of the travelers.Product : Loved the scenery, wildlife, optional excursions and of course, the Stampede!

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    Service rating : All of our needs were taken care of in a timely and considerate manner.Product : An excellent itinerary and a memorable trip.

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    Service rating : Excellent tour guideProduct : Included all we wished to see

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    • The Calgary Stampede takes place at the beginning of July every year. With Trafalgar, you can experience this world-famous event on selected departures.
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