7 Days - Tour Dates: September 4 - 10, 2024
Day 1 - Wednesday, 9/4/2024 - Fly to Calgary
Arrive in Calgary, Canada, meet your Tour Manager, and transfer to your hotel. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. - Dinner
Day 2 - Thursday, 9/5/2024 - Buffalo Jump / Glacier
Today travel south and visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. The interpretive center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and bears witness to a custom practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6000 years. Later enter Waterton Lakes National Park (altitude 4,199’) and see the historic and spectacularly situated Prince of Wales Hotel. Travel across the border into Montana and Glacier National Park. The isolated location of the park leads to fewer visitors during the summer season, making it a haven for some of the world’s endangered species such as the gray wolf and grizzly bear. Stay in the park and enjoy dinner this evening.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 3 - Friday, 9/6/2024 - Glacier National Park
This morning our destination is the heart of Glacier National Park, the Crown of the Continent. The excitement begins as you board a 1930’s Red Jammer Touring Car for a ride over the Going-to-the-Sun Highway, one of the most beautiful roadways in the world. The 52-mile journey crosses the Continental Divide through Logan Pass at an elevation of 6,680 feet and includes the Weeping Wall and Birdwoman Falls along with many spectacular mountain vistas. We’ll stop at Lake McDonald for lunch on your own. Continue on to the Kalispell/Whitefish area of Montana for an overnight stay.
Day 4 - Saturday, 9/7/2024 - Kootenay National Park
Head north through British Columbia along the western slope of the Canadian Rockies, into the heart of Canada’s great timberlands and Kootenay National Park. See the bright red walls of Sinclair Canyon and travel through Radium Hot Springs. Arrive in Banff (altitude 4,537’) for a three-night stay in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Day 5 - Sunday, 9/8/2024 - Icefields Parkway / Athatbasca
Travel north along much of the Icefields Parkway, situated between Lake Louise and Jasper, and considered one of the most scenic highways in the world. Scale Bow Pass with a stop to see turquoise blue Peyto Lake. Then ride in the specially designed Ice Explorer on the 1000 foot-thick Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefield. The experience features a guided tour of the glacier and engaging commentary about glaciers, the local ecosystem, and environmental changes. Return to Banff for a free evening in the lively yet quaint downtown area on Banff Ave.
Day 6 - Monday, 9/9/2024 - Lake Louise / Banff
Today see two of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies: Moraine Lake & Lake Louise. First stop to view spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Next stop at the Chateau Lake Louise to explore and capture spectacular views and photos of Lake Louise & Victoria Glacier. Later enjoy a Banff Area Tour including Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain and the Hoodoos. Cap off another scenery filled day with a ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain via the Banff Gondola. Tonight enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner in the Banff area.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 7 - Tuesday, 9/10/2024 - Return Home
Transfer to Calgary and your return flight home.
Note: This tour involves high altitude. - Breakfast
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