Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Calgary Stampede

Tour Type: Discoveries
Brochure Type: USA, Canada and Central America 2021

Explore the traditions of the First Nations, behold the icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield and meet a retired Mountie. The Calgary Stampede is so large and so iconic it almost defies description, but in the world of all things cowboy, the 104-year-old event, held in and around Stampede Park, is tops.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Vancouver, Victoria, Banff
  • CRUISE across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • VIEW Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Butchart Gardens
  • VISIT Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Audain Art Museum or the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Butchart Gardens, Sea-to-Sly Gondola, Meet a Mountie, Maligne Lake Cruise
Dining Highlights
  • 14 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • 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)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All 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

Call (513) 541-2187 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15046342

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1VancouverArrive Vancouver: Tackle the 'Great Outdoors' on this effortlessly delivered adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world's most livable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Pinnacle Harbourfront
Day 2VictoriaVancouver - Victoria (2 Nights): This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. 'Dive into Culture' and taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.
Inn at Laurel Point
Day 3VictoriaVictoria Sightseeing: Experience the diversity of indigenous culture and get an in-depth look at how the natural environment and indigenous plants shaped the daily lives of the Lekwungen people. Hosted by Chef Gary at the Songhees Cultural Centre, this 'Be My Guest' lunch includes a tour and describes the harvesting process on the Rooftop Garden, cooking demonstration and Bannock making workshop - guests will leave with a new understanding of what food means to indigenous culture and the importance of it in our history, all ending with a delicious meal. Embrace the Garden City status of Victoria as you greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens that have colourfully transformed a once unused quarry.
Day 4WhistlerVictoria - Chemainus - Squamish - Whistler (2 Nights): See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Following Sea-to-Sky Gondola, the evening is at leisure.
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Day 5WhistlerWhistler Sightseeing: Today includes a Your Choice Sightseeing experience. Learn about the First Nations at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre or visit the Audain Art Museum, a comprehensive Permanent Collection of the province's most celebrated artists. Exemplifying the richness of cultural difference in Canada, the collection takes visitors on a transformative visual journey from the late 18th century to present. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Dinner in Whistler Village.
Day 6Sun PeaksWhistler - Sun Peaks: We continue towards Sun Peaks where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure.
Sun Peaks Lodge
Day 7BanffSun Peaks - Rocky Mountain National Parks - Banff (2 Nights): Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. We then overnight in beautiful Banff National Park.
Banff Park Lodge
Day 8BanffBanff Sightseeing: Your morning is at leisure, perhaps do an optional gondola ride or explore on your own terms. In the afternoon you will have your orientation tour of Banff National Park. Later we'll meet a retired "Mountie" as our Local Specialist as we immerse in Banff's soul-stirring natural surrounds, followed by dinner at the hotel.
Day 9CalgaryBanff - Calgary (2 Nights): Descend from the Canadian Rockies to the festive pavilions and parades of the 'Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth'. Check into your downtown hotel before joining your travel companions for the Calgary Stampede's Evening Show and fireworks.
Westin Calgary
Day 10CalgaryCalgary Stampede: Immerse yourself in the Spirit of the Stampede - your all-inclusive pass is the gateway to a day of effortless fun as you witness the world's largest rodeo first-hand and visit Stampede Park, tapping your Cowboy boots to the jaunty tunes of the Stampede Showband. End the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza with a fireworks display.?
Day 11Jasper National ParkCalgary - Lake Louise - Jasper (2 Nights): Arrive on the shores of Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield where you board an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at the hotel in the heart of Jasper National Park.
The Sawridge Inn
Day 12JasperJasper Sightseeing and Free Time: Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island.
Day 13CHASEJasper - Mount Robson - Chase: Admire Mount Robson - the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the First Nation Shushwap people and stroll around their ancestral grounds where we'll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead.
Day 14VancouverChase - Vancouver: Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and explore Stanley Park upon arrival in Vancouver. Afternoon is at leisure.
Day 15Depart VancouverDepart Vancouver: Big farewell to your travelling companions and transfer to Vancouver International Airport.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
07/02/2021$4,850.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/07/2021$5,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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