ARRIVE EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
Arrive in Edmonton, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a welcome reception and dinner.
EDMONTON & JASPER | Fort Edmonton Park
Begin your day with a pre-opening visit to the Art Gallery of Alberta with its more than 6,000 works of art by Canadian and international artists. Travel west through Jasper National Park to your iconic mountain lodge.
JASPER | Canyon Skyscrapers
Cruise along the mile-high Maligne Lake to the famous Spirit Island, a tiny islet surrounded by the towering snow-capped Rockies. You may opt to join your fellow guests for a guided hike through the Maligne Canyon, with its impressive 200-foot-tall limestone walls. Later, experience a hands-on lesson in wildlife and landscape photography from a professional. Enjoy the remainder of your day exploring your natural surroundings at leisure.
LAKE LOUISE | Through the Ice Fields
Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway for a full day of adventure. Visit Sunwapta Falls and then stop at the massive Athabasca Glacier (7,000 feet) for an exciting ride across its surface on a specially designed vehicle. After lunch, see Crowfoot glacier and the glacier-fed Peyto Lake. Finish the day at your historic resort set on Lake Louise (5,750 feet).
LAKE LOUISE | Flora and Fauna
Travel through serene Yoho National Park, pausing to explore Takakkaw Falls, before proceeding to Emerald Lake, vibrantly colored by glacial sediment. Meet with your expert guide, who reveals the geological and natural forces behind this scenic lake, and describes the breathtaking natural surroundings and habits of the endangered grizzly bear. After lunch, weather permitting, view the Spiral Tunnel and Kicking Horse Natural Bridge. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Lake Louise at your own pace.
BANFF | Canada’s Stunning First National Park
Start your day with a visit to glacier-fed Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies. Then, head to Johnston Canyon, with its sheer walls, waterfalls, tunnels and pools. Stroll the interpretive walkways before continuing to Banff. Take a trip up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for striking views over the Rockies. Later, arrive at your extraordinary hotel, which is styled after a Scottish Baronial castle and known as the "Castle in the Rockies."
BANFF | Nestled in Nature
Bordered on all sides by wilderness, Banff is a national park resort community surrounded by spectacular nature, home to roaming deer, elk and other wildlife. Enjoy a relaxing and memorable float trip down the majestic Bow River. The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy Banff at your own pace, perhaps exploring the community’s restaurants, galleries and unique shops.
CALGARY | Kananaskis Country
Explore picturesque Kananaskis Country as you take in stunning views of Mount Douglas and Mount Kidd. Savor a delicious barbecue lunch at Boundary Ranch before travelling to Calgary. Take a tour of the city and then check in to your historic hotel. This evening, gather with fellow guests to attend a special farewell dinner.
This morning, transfer to Calgary International Airport for your departure flight.