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Saturday to Saturday Itinerary: Calgary • Jasper • Emerald Lake • Lake Louise • Banff
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These Adventure Highlights have been hand-picked by our overseas Travel Planners, based on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers.
Enjoy two nights on the shores of picturesque Emerald Lake, a natural gem in Yoho National Park
Ride across a glacier in the Columbia Icefields aboard a specially built snow coach
Enjoy a number of sightseeing stops as you travel the magnificent Icefields Parkway, including Athabasca Falls, the Glacier Skywalk, and the Columbia Icefields Center
Marvel at the diverse wildlife and dramatic wilderness of the Rocky Mountains
Enjoy chances to spot majestic Canadian wildlife such as bears, elk, and moose, as well as a variety of birds
Guided tour of Banff National Park, with stops at Bow Falls, Lake Louise, and other pristine locations
Thrill in astonishing aerial views of Banff National Park during a gondola ride to the top of Sulpher Mountain
During your visit to Calgary’s Olympic Village, channel your inner athlete with a choice of adventures: bobsledding or zip-lining.
Enjoy lunch in a pristine mountain setting in Banff National Park, near Lake Louise
Enjoy opportunities for adventurous activities such as water rafting, horseback riding, hiking and fly-fishing
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Get Out & Get Active!
During the course of your adventure, you will have many opportunities for independent exploration of this regal region, including nature hikes that reveal thriving nature and spectacular views. Whatever activity calls to you most, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to delve into the rich natural gems of several magnificent national parks.
Jasper National Park – Seize opportunities for adventure activities during your free time in Jasper, from whitewater rafting and boating to fishing and hiking.
Emerald Lake - Get active during your time at Emerald Lake, from wildlife tours, boating, fly-fishing, and more! You’ll also embark on a natural hike around beautiful Emerald Lake, the perfect way to enjoy the natural gems of this pristine area.
Banff National Park - Take advantage of your free time by participating in a variety of optional activities, such as boarding a helicopter tour over the Rockies, embarking on a guided nature walk, touring the area via horseback or mountain bike, or renting a canoe and travel the Bow River.
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Treat your family to the adventure of a lifetime as you embark on this newly enhanced exploration of the Canadian Rockies. Parents, grandparents, kids, and teens will enjoy family-friendly sightseeing tours and exciting excursions as they make their way across the gorgeous vistas of this rich region. Plus, with a variety of activities available, you can customize your adventure to reflect your interests.
Jasper National Park - Start your park explorations with incredible alpine tundra vistas as you soar through the air during a ride on the Jasper Tramway, the highest and longest aerial tramway in Canada. Later, you’ll embark on a whitewater rafting adventure on the sapphire waters of Maligne Lake, as well as visit nearby Maligne Canyon.
Icefields Parkway - Journey through the scenic stretch of land that connects Banff and Jasper national parks, soaking in views of majestic peaks, ice-blue glaciers, and thick pine forests. Along the way, you’ll make a number of sightseeing stops - at the picturesque Athabasca Falls, the awe-inspiring Glacier Skywalk, and the Columbia Icefield Centre. Then, embark on a special snow coach ride over the 900-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier, where you’ll get an incredible close-up look at this frozen natural wonder.
Yoho National Park - Relish the dazzling panoramas of Yoho National Park, where emerald lakes reflect the regal peaks soaring above them. We’ll stay at a delightful lodge perched on the edge of the gorgeous Emerald Lake, perfect for enjoying the scenery. You’ll join our naturalist guide for a light hike around the lake before enjoying some free time to explore the area’s assortment of recreational and sightseeing opportunities, from fly-fishing and kayaking to simply relaxing and enjoying the rustic elegance of our hotel.
Lake Louise - As we travel the Continental Divide towards Banff National Park, we’ll stop to admire magnificent Lake Louise. Known as the “Jewel of the Rockies” for its spectacular turquoise color, this lovely glacier-fed lake, surrounded by grand glaciers and chiseled mountains, is one of Canada’s grandest natural spectacles. We’ll also enjoy an included lunch at the famously serene Chateau Louise.
Banff National Park - Enjoy incredible aerial views of Banff as we embark on a gondola ride to the top of Sulpher Mountain for a special breakfast. On our way back to the hotel, we’ll drive along Tunnel Mountain Drive for unforgettable views of Banff, Cascade Mountain, Mount Rundle, and Bow Falls. The rest of the day is yours to explore Banff National Park as you please, with options for guided helicopter tours, horseback riding, and so much more.