Explore Banff and Jasper national parks

Discover the best of the Canadian Rockies national parks on a week-long vacation. See Banff and Jasper national parks, and Lake Louise, whilst enjoying your choice of guided activities.

Suggested length

8 days / 7 nights

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When to go

May – October

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Highlights of your trip

Seamless, worry-free vacation with plenty of adventure

Glaciers, emerald lakes, and forests of the Canadian Rockies

Great choice of activities catered to your interests

Choose from hiking, wildlife viewing, train rides, sightseeing, and more

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Ride the Banff Gondola

On the Banff Gondola, soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird's-eye view of six mountain ranges.

Trip Itinerary

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Arrive in Calgary
Day 01

Arrive in Calgary

Welcome to Calgary! Upon arrival, meet your transfer at the Calgary International Airport and travel through the Canadian Rockies to Banff.

  • Motorcoach Transfer to Banff
  • Feature Dinner in Banff
Discover Banff National Park
Day 02

Discover Banff National Park

Explore the beauty of Banff on your Canadian Rocky Mountain vacation.

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Grizzly Bears, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour

    See an orphaned grizzly bear in his mountainside habitat, ride the gondola up to the top of Kicking Horse Mountain, and visit Yoho National Park's most scenic spots.

  • Cowboy Cookout by Horseback
  • Banff E-Bike Tour

    Cycle through Banff and the wonderful Bow Valley area on an e-bike tour. 

Explore Banff
Day 03

Explore Banff

Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Canadian Rockies air and head out for a day of exploration.

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour

    On a guided sightseeing tour, stroll the Lake Louise shoreline and snap photos of the Valley Of The Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake.

  • Evening Nature Tour

    As the sun sets behind Banff's craggy peaks, join a small group tour and look for animals in some of the area's wildlife hotspots.

  • Guided Hike from Banff
Travel the Icefields Parkway
Day 04

Travel the Icefields Parkway

Start your full-day guided tour this morning as you travel the Icefields Parkway with a small group. Journey through the natural splendour of Banff and Jasper national parks.

  • Icefields Parkway Tour to Jasper

    On this full-day sightseeing tour, walk on the Athabasca Glacier, stop for lunch, and step bravely out onto the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

Explore Jasper
Day 05

Explore Jasper

Jasper is a great base to explore Jasper National Park, the largest park in the Canadian Rockies. Jasper is the gentle giant of the Rockies, and this small town offers visitors a more laid-back mountain experience with equal opportunities for adventure, discovery and relaxation.

    You have 4 options to choose from today:
  • Pyramid Lake Guided Evening Canoe Paddle

    Enjoy a peaceful paddle across the lake in a canoe. Hear loons calling, watch for beavers swimming, and spot moose grazing on the shore.

  • Best Hike of the Day

    Enjoy a professionally guided hike in Jasper National Park. Depending on the day, you may stroll through wildflowers, gaze at glaciers, or walk by colourful mountain lakes.

  • Jasper Walking Food Tour
  • Half Day Train and Sightseeing Tour

    Experience VIA Rail's Skeena train and a personalized sightseeing tour. Travel the shores of the mighty Fraser River to the historic Dunster Station and British Columbia's Robson Valley.

Explore Jasper National Park
Day 06

Explore Jasper National Park

Take today to get out and explore the awe-inspiring scenery that lies just outside of Jasper.

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Jasper Motorcycle Sidecar Tour

    Take in the stunning alpine views on a guided Harley Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour. 

  • Athabasca River Scenic Rafting Float

    This guided scenic float trip down the Athabasca River follows the same route used by fur traders over two centuries ago.

  • Maligne Lake Tour with Cruise

    Watch for wildlife on this mini-bus tour to Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake, then cruise to picturesque Spirit Island. 

  • Jasper Skytram

    Ride on the longest and highest aerial tramway in the Rockies! Stroll the interpretive boardwalks or hike the Summit trail and explore the alpine's unique flora and fauna.

Jasper to Calgary
Day 07

Jasper to Calgary

Sit back and enjoy the stunning vistas as you make your way out of the rugged Rocky Mountains and back to Calgary.

  • Transfer to Calgary Airport
Departure from Calgary
Day 08

Departure from Calgary

Depart Calgary today with fond memories of your Canadian Rocky Mountain vacation.

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Accommodations

These are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.
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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Example of a Deluxe hotel in Banff

Often referred to as Canada's "Castle in the Rockies," the Fairmont Banff Springs is an iconic landmark in the town of Banff. In the summer, play a round of golf at the hotel’s stunning golf course.

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Private Icefields Tour

Private Icefields Tour

Spend the day with a private guide and explore the Icefields Parkway at your own pace. Along the way, take a helicopter tour from an Icefields base and soar above aqua-green lakes, spectacular glaciers, and graceful waterfalls.

Your Questions Answered

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What’s Included

Hotel accommodation
Choice of unique guided activities
Transportation to and from airports, timed with your flights
Feature dining experience at one of our favorite local restaurants
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

Frequently Asked Questions

Our vacations are not typically ‘escorted.’ You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary but rather have the freedom of ‘independent’ travel.

This allows you, with the help of our Canadian Insiders, to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, timeframe and budget. We’ll guide you through the process and provide the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities tailored to your taste.

Your trip can be as rich as you’d like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can customize your trip and decide what you’d like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we’ll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you’re traveling with a group, we’ll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

Absolutely! We personalize all our clients’ trips to fit their exact tastes and needs. You can add days at locations that you’d like to explore and spend more time at. Or leave out certain areas that don’t interest you as much. Discuss your travel goals with our Canadian Insiders who make sure that your trip fits your needs and budget.

We partner with many hotels across the country that offer a variety of service levels and unique experiences. Choosing a hotel is based on local availability and personal preference, and our Insiders will help you find the perfect place to rest your head so that you can have the best experience possible.

On some of our trips, you’ll see that we categorize our hotel rooms by Comfort, Superior and Deluxe class, which generally translates into the traditional 3-, 4- or 5-star designation (equivalent to Best Western, Sheraton and Fairmont). However, sometimes we use the same hotel for more than one category and distinguish the room by size, floor level or view.

Our Comfort Level hotels include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations and with excellent service.

Our Superior Level hotels provide amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel.

In Deluxe Level hotels, it's likely you'll be staying at one of the iconic Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century, these hotels are luxurious and full of history – ensuring an experience you'll never forget.

Hotel amenities can vary by property, so your Vacation Advisor will discuss what’s most important to you, such as air conditioning, parking, laundry, swimming pool, spa, onsite restaurants, or 24-hour room service.

Accessible hotel rooms vary by hotel, ranging from partially accessible to fully barrier free. Your Fresh Tracks Vacation Advisor will make sure to find the right room for your needs.

All our trips are personalized to fit our clients’ schedule and budget. The price of your trip generally depends on the travel season, train service, accommodations, and the sightseeing tours you take. When you request a quote you’ll be provided with the detailed information you need

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Free Hotel Night + Hotel Upgrade + Fine-Dining

Enjoy a free hotel night in select destinations — as well as a complimentary hotel upgrade — during your qualifying 2023 train vacation. Plus, we'll include a fine-dining experience!

Travel between January 1 – October 31, 2023

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Insider Tips

From the snow capped mountain peaks to the vibrant lakes, dense forest, and alpine meadows you will not find a more diverse landscape with so much to offer! Skiing and hiking are just a couple of my favorite things; there is no other place I would rather call home.

Ashley M

Ashley

Canadian Insider

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