Best of Canadian Rockies

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Duration: 8 Days | 7 Nights
Dates: May - October
Countries to be visited: Canada

Unleash your spirit of adventure in the Canadian Rockies! Marvel at majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and iconic peaks. Explore Banff's charming streets and ascend Sulphur Mountain on a breathtaking Gondola ride. Immerse in Yoho National Park's awe-inspiring beauty, and journey along the Icefields Parkway to discover Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield. Your Jasper exploration offers tours, wildlife encounters, and scenic wonders. End with an unforgettable drive to Calgary. This 8-day self-drive tour is your gateway to freedom, flexibility, and unforgettable adventures.

Day 1 – Arrive in Banff, AB.
Calgary Airport, setting the stage for your adventure. Drive to Banff and marvel at the Rockies' grandeur, with rugged peaks, serene lakes, and evidence of the Ice Age. Upon arrival in Banff, settle into your hotel and explore this charming town against the backdrop of towering mountains. Banff National Park's unspoiled wilderness offers encounters with elk and grizzly bears, allowing you to experience the Rockies in all their glory. Driving Distance: 138 km | 85.6 miles

Day 2 – "Experience Banff's Natural Wonders!
▪ Start with Banff Gondola to Sulphur Mountain's panoramic views. Admissions included.
▪ Explore iconic sites like Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
▪ Enjoy diverse activities, from hiking to river rafting.
▪ Banff, your adventure playground in the Canadian Rockies!

Embark on an exhilarating journey through Banff National Park. Begin by ascending Sulphur Mountain with a Banff Gondola ride, granting you awe-inspiring views of Banff and the grand Canadian Rockies. Your adventure starts with iconic landmarks like the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Lookout Point, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountains, and the mysterious Hoodoos. Dive into the natural beauty of Johnston Canyon or choose from Banff's diverse activities. Cruise Lake Minnewanka, hike through pristine wilderness, relish a Cowboy Cookout on horseback, conquer the Kicking Horse River's rapids, or brave Mount Norquay's Via Ferrata. Banff beckons, ready for your exploration in the heart of the Rockies!

Day 3 – "Experience the Enchanting Yoho National Park Adventure!"
▪ Explore Yoho National Park's stunning natural wonders.
▪ Visit Lower Spiral Tunnel, Natural Bridge, and Emerald Lake.
▪ Discover Yoho Valley Road and Takkakaw Falls.
▪ Explore charming Field and Kicking Horse Village.

Immerse yourself in the Rockies' enchanting beauty at Yoho National Park. Awaken your sense of awe with deep blue rivers, thundering waterfalls, and lush pine-fringed lakes. Your day unfolds with captivating stops at Lower Spiral Tunnel, the Natural Bridge, and serene Emerald Lake. Follow the scenic Yoho Valley Road to marvel at Takkakaw Falls and make unforgettable memories in the picturesque town of Field. For a grand finale, venture to the charming Kicking Horse Village in BC. This adventure promises freedom, flexibility, local flavors, and all the support and information you need to create your perfect Rocky Mountain escape. Driving Distance: 35.4 km | 22 miles

Day 4 – "Journey from Banff to Jasper: Scenic Wonders on Icefields Parkway!"
▪ Drive from Banff to Jasper via Icefields Parkway.
▪ Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lake Louise.
▪ Scenic journey through breathtaking landscapes.
▪ Visit Bow Lake, Athabasca Falls, and the Columbia Icefield.
▪ Inclusive Adventures: Experience Columbia Icefield attractions.

On a thrilling journey from Banff to Jasper via the stunning Icefields Parkway. Start early to savor tranquil moments at Lake Louise before the crowds arrive. As you traverse this iconic highway, be captivated by nature's grandeur—forests, meadows, and towering peaks, home to diverse wildlife. Gaze upon Bow Lake's majesty, marvel at Athabasca Falls, and venture to the famed Columbia Icefield. Included in your self-drive package is a visit to the Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk, offering an unforgettable adventure. Discover the freedom to explore, relish local flavors, and enjoy comprehensive support on this epic adventure through Canada's breathtaking landscapes. Driving Distance: 295 km | 183 miles

Day 5 – Explore Jasper's Wonders: From Lakes to Mountains in a Day!
▪ Cruise to Spirit Island at Maligne Lake. Admissions included.
▪ Choose to explore between Jasper town or Park tours.
▪ Discover the beauty of Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Whistlers Mountain.
▪ Visit Miette Hot Springs for a soothing soak.

Nestled in Jasper National Park, the charming town of Jasper offers two delightful tours. Discover nearby wonders like Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, ascend Whistlers Mountain via Jasper SkyTram, and meet bighorn sheep at Old Fort Point. For a grand adventure, venture to Maligne Lake, where a cruise to Spirit Island awaits, with stops at historic landmarks like Jasper Park Lodge, Edith, and Annette Lakes. Explore the enchanting Maligne Canyon and the intriguing Medicine Lake. If time allows head east to Miette Hot Springs for a rejuvenating soak. Your day is filled with freedom, scenic vistas, and local experiences, all supported by our comprehensive destination information and services.

Day 6 – Day free. Set off to explore Jasper’s Wildlife. Go on a Jasper Rail Tour or a River Safaris & More!
▪ Wildlife Viewing Tour in Jasper.
▪ Scenic rail journey to Dunster.
▪ Exciting River Safari in Blue River.
▪ Motorcycle Sidecar Tour for a unique experience.

Unleash your spirit of adventure in Jasper! Start with a captivating Wildlife Viewing Tour and a scenic rail journey to Dunster. Then, embark on an exhilarating River Safari in Blue River or explore in style with a Motorcycle Sidecar Tour. For more thrills, go river rafting, or take a tranquil hike through the stunning Maligne Canyon. If you're up for an active exploration, join a Guided Mountain Bike Tour. And don't miss the charm of Jasper Park Lodge Trail Rides, where friendly horses and rustic trails offer a delightful experience. Your day is filled with freedom, scenic vistas, and local flavors, all supported by our comprehensive destination information and services. Your adventure starts in Jasper!

Day 7 – Drive form Jasper to Calgary. Bid farewell to Jasper and embark on a scenic drive to Calgary.
Upon arrival, settle into your downtown Calgary hotel, where the next chapter of your adventure awaits. Driving Distance: 412 km | 256 miles

Day 8 – End of your self-drive tour of Canadian Rockies.
This morning marks the end of your self-drive tour. Hotel check-out time is at 11 AM. After checking out, drive to the airport and return your rental car. End of your Self-Drive Tour.

Tour Price
• Price shown is for a person based on twin share accommodation. Single, Triple 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.

• 7 Nights’ accommodations – 3 nights in Banff, 3 nights in Jasper and 1 night in Calgary.
• Rental of mid-size car. Option to upgrade offered. Charges will apply.
• Unlimited Mileage.
• Rental Car Insurance (CDW/LDW). Minimum deductible applies. Please review FAQ.
• Admissions to Banff Gondola.
• Admissions to Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk at Columbia Icefield.
• Admissions to Spirit Island Cruise. If the Spirit Island Cruise is not operating, it will be substituted with Jasper SkyTram.
• Taxes, GST

• Airfare. Offered as a supplement on request.
• Breakfast and other meals unless listed under inclusions.
• Canada Park Fees.
• Rental Car Supplements:
-Additional Driver Fees.
-Roadside assistance.
-Gas for the vehicle.
-GPS. Racks, etc.
-Child and Infant Seats.
-Parking & Tolls.
• Porterage at hotels.
• Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
• Visa and Documentation Fees.
• Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
• Any personal expenses.
• Resort Fees if applicable.
• Gratuities for hotel staff (optional)

Please refer to our Standard Booking Conditions for booking terms and conditions.