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Canadian Rockies Discovery Tour

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8 days / 7 nights

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When to go

May – October

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  • Choose your own activities and experiences
  • Have all the details of your trip arranged for you
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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.

Route map of Canadian Rockies Discovery Tour from Jasper to Calgary

Top experiences and features

Banff gondola and Sulphur Mountain

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.

Your Questions Answered

Find out what is included in your trip and have all your questions answered. We are here to help.

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 Vacation Advisors 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

This itinerary allows you to choose your preferred activities and excursions in Banff and Jasper national parks. Many of our guests are very active, while some simply want to relax. Activity options include walking tours, small group bus tours, gondola rides, and lake cruises. For example, in Jasper you could choose to relax on a half-day train and sightseeing tour or, if you are looking for something more active, you could go on a guided alpine hike.

Let us know your activity level and we will find tours to suit you. Many of the tour options are suitable for senior travellers. For more details, please see the full trip itinerary or speak to one of our Vacation Advisors.

This trip itinerary includes transfers from Calgary Airport to downtown Calgary and from Banff to Calgary Airport. We will provide information on where your driver will meet you.

Travel between Calgary, Jasper, and Banff is also included. Depending on the trip class level you choose, you could have a mix of motorcoach journeys, small-group sightseeing tours, and private transfers. Between Jasper and Banff, you will travel down the beautiful Icefields Parkway and enjoy photo stops along the way.

For more details, please see the full trip itinerary or speak to one of our Vacation Advisors.

Sample Itinerary

Speak to one of our Canadian Insiders about personalizing this trip. Some of our trips can be done in the reverse direction.
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Arrive in Calgary
Day 01

Arrive in Calgary

Welcome to Calgary, where the prairies end and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin. 

  • Private Transfer from Calgary Airport
Calgary to Jasper
Day 02

Calgary to Jasper

Sit back, relax and enjoy the passing scenery as you make your way to Jasper. On this direct transfer, you will get your first glimpse of the stunning mountain vistas.

  • Motorcoach Transfer to Jasper
Explore Jasper
Day 03

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 3 options to choose from today:
  • Guided Alpine Hike and Culinary Experience

    After working up an appetite on an intermediate level hike up to Jasper's scenic Old Fort Point, learn to prepare your own gourmet meal while enjoying panoramic views.

  • Half Day Train and Sightseeing Tour
  • Maligne Lake Tour with Cruise

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

  • Suggested Add On: Pyramid Lake Guided Evening Canoe Paddle (Extra Cost)
Explore Jasper National Park
Day 04

Explore Jasper National Park

Explore the awe-inspiring scenery that lies just outside of Jasper on your choice of tour. 

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • 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.

  • Sunrise Sightseeing and Wildlife Tour

    Take some excellent photos of Jasper during the early morning when the light illuminates the park's mirror-like lakes and snow-capped peaks. This time of day is perfect for viewing wildlife. 

  • Jasper Skytram Experience with Shuttle
  • Suggested Add On: 1 Hour Motorcycle Side Car Tour (Extra Cost)
Travel the Icefields Parkway
Day 05

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 Jasper and Banff national parks.

  • Icefields Parkway Tour to Banff

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

Discover Banff National Park
Day 06

Discover Banff National Park

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

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Banff Sightseeing Tour and Gondola Ride

    Discover Banff’s folklore and natural history on a small group tour, then ride the gondola up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.  

  • Cowboy Cookout Lunch by Horse-Drawn Wagon

    Embrace the fresh mountain air on a morning wagon ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain. Midway, enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch and experience authentic cowboy hospitality and entertainment.

  • Signature Hike from Banff

    Hiking is one of the best ways to explore Banff National Park. With a professional guide and small group, hike through the beautiful alpine landscape on one of our favourite trails and enjoy a picnic lunch. 

Explore Banff
Day 07

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:
  • 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.

  • Banff E-Bike Tour

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

  • Moraine Lake Sunrise Tour with Breakfast

    Sip on hot chocolate, coffee or tea as you await the sunrise. Explore the trails of Moraine Lake and keep an eye out for early morning wildlife sightings on the way to Lake Louise. Your local guide will help you take amazing photos. 

  • Feature Dinner in Banff

    Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner at one of Banff's great restaurants.

Depart from Calgary
Day 08

Depart from Calgary

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

  • Transfer to Calgary Airport

    On this two-hour journey, watch the landscape change from towering mountains to rolling prairie.


Get your personalized quote as prices vary by departure date and hotel class. Prices shown are our lowest rates per person, based on double occupancy, and exclude taxes.
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These are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.
Rooftop hot pool at the Moose Hotel in Banff National Park

Moose Hotel and Suites

Example of a Superior hotel in Banff

Moose Hotel and Suites is steps away from downtown Banff. Amenities include a spa, indoor pool, sauna, and on-site restaurant. Take a dip in one of the rooftop hot pools – the perfect place for checking out the spectacular mountain views.

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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.

What Our Customers Say

Excellent overall rating based on 2 reviews

The itinerary was exactly what we had asked for

The itinerary was exactly what we had asked for and all the details were thoroughly documented. The accommodations were excellent and any criticisms we have about them were not any... 

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The scenery in Alberta was spectacular

The scenery in Alberta was spectacular. The Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver and the Delta Point Hotel in Victoria were very special. The Glacier tour on the Athabasca Glacier was wonderful.

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