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Chuckwagon race during the annual Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede & Rocky Mountaineer

(CA9441)
Chuckwagon race during the annual Calgary Stampede
Experience the awesome Calgary Stampede and travel by a panoramic train to admire Canada’s most breathtaking scenery.
Rail
Bespoke small groups
Packaged tour

Highlights

Tour of Lake Louise,  a hamlet in Banff National Park famous for its glacier-fed lake 

Visit of Columbia Icefield,  the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains

Ride aboard an Ice Explorer to a place where you can walk on and feel  the Athabasca Glacier

Take in breathtaking views from the glass-bottomed   Glacier Skywalk 

Enjoy a scenic cableway ride with Banff Gondola

Watch  Calgary Stampede rodeo shows and visit fun attractions

Stir up your senses as you travel across Canada through this 9-day adventure package. Take part in the annual Calgary Stampede festival, enjoying rodeo shows, musical events, and thrilling attractions, such as the Calgary Midway and Skyride. Continue the journey to Banff, a stunning resort town in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Visit Lake Louise to witness the hypnotic beauty of its glacier-fed lake and then indulge in a scenic drive via the Icefields Parkway, one of the most beautiful highways in the world. Travel to the astounding Colombia Icefield, the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains; join the Ice Explorer tour to the Athabasca Glacier; and experience a heart-pounding walk on the glass-floored platform of the Skywalk. Before leaving Banff, climb the peak of Sulphur Mountain through Banff Gondola for more breathtaking views.  Hop on board the elegant Rocky Mountaineer train and admire an array of surprisingly wonderful scenery as you make your way along snow-capped mountains and sparkling lakes and through amazing tunnels. Explore the charming city of Kamloops and continue to Vancouver, witnessing dramatic changes gliding past your window, from desert-like scenery to evergreen environments.

This tour departs from Calgary and ends in Vancouver.

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Included

8-night accommodation in 4-star hotels (3 nights in Calgary, 3 nights in Banff, 1 night in Kamloops and 1 night in Vancouver)
8 breakfasts and 2 lunches
2-day Rocky Mountaineer journey in SilverLeaf Service
Tour director on days 4 – 9 only
2-day admission pass at Calgary Stampede*

Itinerary

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Day 1
Calgary

Welcome to Calgary! Check into your hotel and get ready for your rodeo and Rockies adventure.

Day 2 – 3
Calgary

Over these next two days, get amongst the excitement of the Wild West at the “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” – The Calgary Stampede. You have an included 2-day admission pass to explore at your own leisure.

Breakfast
Day 4
Calgary

After breakfast, meet your tour director and begin your Rockies adventure. Travel via road to the resort town of Banff in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, where you’ll be based for the next three nights. 

Breakfast
Day 5
Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield

Today, head further into the Rockies starting with Lake Louise. Enjoy time here taking in the scenery surrounding the magnificent turquoise, glacier-fed lake before continuing via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are the Columbia Icefield & Glacier Skywalk. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here, you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Next, take in spectacular scenery and a rare view of nature to unbelievable heights on the Glacier Skywalk. This 400-metre (1,640 feet) interpretive boardwalk and glass-floored observation platform extends 30 meters (98 feet) out over the Sunwapta Valley for spectacular views. Return to Banff this afternoon. 

Breakfast
Day 6
Banff

A visit to Banff is not complete without experiencing the views from Sulphur Mountain. Ascend to the top in your fully enclosed four-passenger Banff Gondola cabin in record-breaking eight minutes and get a bird's-eye view of six stunning mountain ranges laid right out before you. This afternoon, explore the Banff at your own leisure. 

Breakfast
Day 7
Banff – Kamloops (Rocky Mountaineer)

This morning, your Rocky Mountaineer train journey begins. Enjoy the spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Arrival in Kamloops this evening. Spend the evening exploring the city of Kamloops or relaxing in your hotel room. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Kamloops – Vancouver (Rocky Mountaineer)

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station. On today’s journey west, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. You will arrive in Vancouver in the evening and will be transferred to your hotel. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Vancouver

Your tour ends today after breakfast. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Currency
Canadian Dollars
8 nights
from AUD7,440
per person, twin share
Calgary
10 - 18 July 2020
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Important notes

*2-day admission pass on Calgary Stampede includes ticket to the afternoon Rodeo, gate admission, a souvenir program, an evening ticket to the Chuckwagon Races and the Grandstand Show, and two thrilling Skyrides over Stampede Park

 

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