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Canadian Rockies Discovery Tour

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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.

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

Suggested length

8 days / 7 nights

Price

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When to go

May - October 2021

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Trip

Itinerary

Below is a day by day overview of this trip. Complete details are available for download.
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  • Arrive in Calgary
  • 1

    Arrive in Calgary

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

  • 2

    Discover Banff National Park

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

    • Grizzly Bears, Lakes and Waterfalls Tour
    • Cowboy Cookout by Horseback
    • Banff E-Bike Tour
  • Discover Banff National Park
  • Explore Banff
  • 3

    Explore Banff

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

    • Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour
    • Evening Nature Tour
    • Guided Hike from Banff
  • 4

    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
  • Travel the Icefields Parkway
  • Explore Jasper
  • 5

    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.

    • Pyramid Lake Guided Evening Canoe Paddle
    • Best Hike of the Day
    • Jasper Walking Food Tour
    • Half Day Train and Sightseeing Tour
  • 6

    Explore Jasper National Park

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

    • Jasper Skytram
    • Jasper Motorcycle Sidecar Tour
    • Athabasca River Scenic Rafting Float
    • Maligne Lake Tour with Cruise
  • Explore Jasper National Park
  • Jasper to Calgary
  • 7

    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.

  • 8

    Departure from Calgary

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

  • Departure from Calgary
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This trip is available on multiple dates. Please download the full itinerary or get in touch with us to explore what suits you best.

Comfort Level

Hotel Accommodation

3 to 3.5 Star

Airport Transfers

Scheduled bus
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Superior Level

Hotel Accommodation

4 to 4.5 Star

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5 Star

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'From' prices are per person, based on double occupancy and exclude taxes. Prices vary by departure date, the choice of activities, hotel selection and availability at time of booking.
Note: This trip can also be taken in reverse directions.
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Upgrade to a Private Tour & Heli Experience on the Icefields Parkway

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.
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Insider's tip

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.

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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
Most of our trips include stops to get off the train to explore Canada’s beautiful locations, national parks and unique cities. However, if you’re keen to maximize your time onboard, we’ll pair you up with the perfect train experience.
All of our overnight train journeys feature a private cabin on board the train. In addition, you'll typically enjoy the train's viewing areas, common lounges, and dining cars where you can socialize with fellow travelers.
Rocky Mountaineer operates daylight touring trains, which travel along three of the most spectacular routes in Western Canada. You’ll enjoy onboard commentary, award winning service, and incredible food.
VIA Rail is Canada’s national train provider, with routes running Coast to Coast and through remote parts of northern Canada. The type of train depends on your journey, and can vary from the classic trans-continental sleeper trains to daylight trains with overnight stops.
We define a boutique hotel as being a smaller, more intimate property with an extra emphasis on service. They usually have some of the best restaurants and lounges in town.
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