Duration: 6 Days | 5 Nights
Dates: May - October
Price: Price per person provided is for the peak period from mid June to end of September. Based on your travel dates, this will be adjusted. Contact us for details.
Countries to be visited: Canada
Departure & Return Locations: Calgary International Airport (if starting in Banf) / Edmontan International Airport (if starting in Jasper)
Banff – Banff National Park – Yoho National Park - Lake Louise – Moraine Lake – Jasper National Park - Jasper. The tour can be offered in either direction.
The best of Canadian Rockies brings you the very best of the Rockies. You will get to see the beauty of the Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks. Lush forests, commanding mountains painted lakes, Banff has it all. Alpine meadows, limestone canyons and mineral hot springs and wildlife sightings is what awaits you on this tour.
Day 1 – Transfer by tour coach from Calgary International Airport to Banff
Arrive this afternoon at Calgary International Airport (YYC). After collecting your bags, proceed to the shuttle desk at the airport for your transfer to the mountain resort of Banff, AB.
With Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominating its skyline, the resort town of Banff is by far the largest town in the Rockies. Banff features chateau style hotels, plenty of shops and dining options and a range of sightseeing and soft adventure options.
The ride to Banff takes approximately two hours. On arrival in Banff, check into your hotel. Rest of the day free to explore Banff Avenue with its many shops and restaurants on your own. Overnight in Banff, AB.
DAY 2 – Explore Banff & its Wildlife including admissions to Banff Gondola
Today, set off on a tour exploring Banff & its Wildlife. Your tour includes admissions to Banff Gondola for a ride to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain.
See some of the most incredible sights and sounds that western Canada has to offer on this full guided sightseeing tour of Banff. All the guests get to learn about the culture, geology, and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff.
This tour will include some of the most scenic and historically significant highlights of Banff such as the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, Hoodoos Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka. While on the tour, enjoy hot chocolate or fresh water (depending on the time of year) and maple cookies at one of the scenic stops. This a complete orientation to Banff and a great tour for seeing wildlife in the morning!
This tour will include admissions to the famous Banff Gondola for a ride to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain. The view from the viewing deck at the summit of the Sulphur Mountain are spectacular with a 360-degree panorama view of the Bow Valle
Tour stops include -
• Bow Falls
• Surprise Corner Viewpoint
• Lookout Point
• Lake Minnewanka
Upgrade – You may upgrade this tour by adding a cruise on Lake Minnewanka. Please check with us for rates and availability. Overnight in Banff, AB.
DAY 3 - Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls Tour of Yoho National Park and Lake Louise and Lunch
Get to see the best that Banff National Park and the surrounding wildernesses. This tour takes you to the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies through Banff and Yoho National Parks.
The Yoho National Park in British Columbia to the west of Banff National Park is a place loaded with stories. From the history of the Canadian railroad to Takakkaw Falls (the second-highest waterfall in Canada!), follow the trails through a park whose name means “awe” in the Cree language.
The tour includes a 20-minute stop at Lake Moraine (late May onwards) and will pass by the Victoria Glacier, Takakkaw Falls, Valley of Ten Peaks, Spiral Tunnels, and Yoho National Park.
At Emerald Lake you will stop for lunch (included in your tour) at the historic lodge tucked on the shores jewel-toned lake in the middle of a beautiful glacial cirque. You’ll have time to stroll and explore.
Stop times on this tour vary depending on the area. Typically, the tour offers an approximately 30-minute stop at Lake Louise, and one-hour break at Emerald Lake Lodge. When Moraine Lake and Takkakaw Falls are not affected by seasonal road closures, the tour also offers a 50-minute stop at Moraine Lake and a one hour stop at the Takakkaw Falls.
The tour duration will be seasonally adjusted depending on road closures, weather conditions.
Tour Stops include (may change depending on road closures).
• Moraine Lake
• Spiral Tunnels
• Emerald Lake
• Takakkaw Falls
• Lake Louise
Tour includes Lunch at Emerald Lake. Overnight in Banff, AB.
Day 4 – Icefields Parkway Discovery Tour from Banff to Jasper including admission to Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk and hot Buffet Lunch
Featuring over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls you will discover Canada's most scenic mountain roadway i.e., the Icefield's Parkway. Every twist and turn of the spectacular 230 KM (143-miles) Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) reveals cloud-piercing peaks, valley-carving glaciers, teal lakes, and dense forests.
Running from Lake Louise to Jasper, this scenic Alberta coach tour offers stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, with lots of roadside lookouts and trailheads along the way. From the iconic Lake Louise to the otherworldly Columbia Icefield and beyond to Jasper, this tour allows you to see glaciers up close and discover how they’ve shaped our landscape.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience you at the Columbia Icefield where you will board the famous Ice Explorers for a ride to the Athabasca Glacier, the largest icefield south of the North Pole. You will also get to step beyond the Valley’s edge and do a walk on the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored suspended observation platform extending 30 meters out over the Sunwapta Valley: where glass is the only thing that separates you from rugged and wild terrain 918-foot (280 m) below.
This 8 ½ hour coach tour will include stops at:
• Lake Louise
• Bow Lake
• Columbia Icefield Adventure
• Glacier Skywalk
• Athabasca Falls
Tour includes Buffet Lunch. Overnight in Jasper, AB.
Day 5 – Explore Jasper Tour including Lake Maligne Cruise and Lunch
Jasper as you may notice is a laid-back place. Covering over 11,228 square kilometers (4,335 square miles), Jasper National Park is Canada's largest park in the Rocky Mountains and the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world. Jasper and its surroundings offer treasures of sights and sounds for you to discover.
Spend the day on this tour exploring the highlights of Jasper National Park with hot lunch included. We’ll tour the historic townsite then head to the fascinating Maligne Canyon. Lookout for wildlife as your tour coach travels out of town to the various scenic spots included in your tour.
The tour culminates in an unforgettable cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, glacier fed Maligne Lake is world-renowned for its beauty and is home to the world-famous Spirit Island. Experience these iconic locations in a completely unique way on our Maligne Lake Cruise.
Note - Explore Jasper w/ Lunch (Pre-Lake Opening Only) (Operational only from 2nd May to 26th May) - Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake – all on this incredible sightseeing tour. Lunch will also be provided on this trip.
Note - Explore Jasper & Maligne Lake Cruise – (Operational from 27th May) - Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake and experience the scenic lake cruise of Maligne Lake – all on this incredible sightseeing tour.
Tour Stops include:
• Maligne Canyon
• Medicine Lake
• Maligne Lake
Tour includes lunch. Overnight in Jasper, AB.
Day 6 – End of your Best of Canadian Rockies Tour.
Today marks the end of your Best of Canadian Rockies Tour. Our tour coach will transfer you to Edmonton International Airport (YEG). This is a four-hour run and the coach departs Jasper at 7 AM. Pick up from hotels in Jasper starts at 5:45 AM.
You will arrive at Edmonton International Airport (YEG) around 12 Noon.
If you are booking your own flights, make sure to book flights departing only around 4 PM.
• Price shown is for a person based on twin share accommodation. Single, Tripple and Quad occupancy options are also available.
• All prices displayed are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice.
• Prices are guaranteed once booking is confirmed by us and paid in full by the due date.
• Depending on your needs and group size (individual, couple, family, group, etc.) we will provide the final pricing for your tour.
• Child (age 3-11) and Youth (age 12-15) pricing available
• Flexible booking terms and conditions are available. Contact us for enquiries.
• 5 Nights accommodations (3-night’s accommodations at Banff, AB, 2-night’s accommodations at Jasper, AB)
• Daily Breakfast at Banff & Jasper.
• Transfer by coach from YYC Airport/Calgary downtown to hotel in Banff.
• Coach tour of Banff including admissions to Banff Gondola.
• Coach tour of Yoho National Park including Moraine Lake, Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls
• Icefields Parkway Discovery from Banff to Jasper with photostop in Lake Louise and Buffet Lunch
• Visit to Columbia Icefield including admissions to Ice Explorer Glacier tour & Glacier Skywalk.
• Coach tour of Jasper including lunch (Tour operating from 2nd May to 26th May, 2023).
• Coach tour of Jasper including Maligne Lake Cruise and lunch. (Tour typically operating 27th May to 10 Oct 2023)
• Coach transfer from hotel in jasper to Edmonton International Airport (YRG).
• Resort Fees, Taxes & GST.
• International and domestic airfare
• Travel Insurance (required)
• Airport taxes and charges
• Any Private Expenses
• Meals not mentioned
• Personal Incidentals such as Telephone calls, Room Service, Laundry, Bottled water in hotel rooms
• Tip to Guide/Driver, Porterage Fee and others which are personal in nature
• Canada Park Fees
• Early check-in or late check-out charges
• Optional tours and activities
• Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Please refer to our Standard Booking Conditions for booking terms and conditions.