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North America: Canadian Rockies 2020


8 days from $5,995

Limited to 24 guests

Explore Canada's breathtaking natural wonderland on an expertly led itinerary that reveals misty forests and flowery meadows, rapid rivers and vibrant lakes, and astonishing wildlife, all wrapped within the stunning Canadian Rockies.

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Discover Alberta’s bright blue lakes, endless mountains and wildlife, experiencing epic hikes, floats and adventurous drives

Take part in a hands-on lesson with a professional photographer at Moraine Lake, one of the most picturesque in the Canadian Rockies

Feed your adrenaline on the exciting clifftop Glacier Skywalk, suspended high above the Sunwapta Valley as you traverse the massive Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer

Hike the vibrantly colored Emerald Lake region with one of the country’s best naturalist guides

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Calgary, Alberta, Canada
DAY 2
Lake Louise | Pristine Waters
DAY 3
Lake Louise | Flora & Fauna
DAY 4
Jasper | Through the Ice Fields
DAY 5
Jasper | Canyon Skyscrapers
DAY 6
Banff | Canada’s Stunning First National Park
DAY 7
Banff | Nestled in Nature
DAY 8
Depart Banff
DAY 1
Arrive Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Arrive in Calgary, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a cocktail reception and welcome dinner.

Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Lake Louise | Pristine Waters

Drive through the Bow Valley to Johnston Canyon, with its sheer walls, waterfalls, tunnels and pools. Stroll the interpretive walkway before heading to glacially fed Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, where you experience an A&K-exclusive, hands-on lesson in wildlife and landscape photography from a professional. Try your new skills on one of the most beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies. Finish the day at your historic resort set on Lake Louise.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
Lake Louise | Flora & 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.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
Jasper | Through the Ice Fields

Travel to the scenic Icefields Parkway for a full day of adventure. Set along the backbone of the Canadian Rockies and named after the area's sprawling ice fields, the parkway represents one of the world's great drives. See Crowfoot Glacier and the glacier-fed Peyto Lake. Stop at the massive Athabasca Glacier (7,000 feet) for an exciting ride across its surface on a specially designed vehicle. You also visit Sunwapta Falls, enjoying a barbecue lunch in a stunning, remote setting, before continuing to Jasper National Park.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Jasper | Canyon Skyscrapers

Cruise along the mile-high Maligne Lake to the famous Spirit Island, a tiny islet surrounded by the towering snowcapped 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.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6
Banff | Canada’s Stunning First National Park

Today, stop for photos of Athabasca Falls and Mount Kerkeslin as you return along the Icefields Parkway to Banff National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site established in 1885 as Canada's first national park. Arrive at your extraordinary hotel, which is styled after a Scottish Baronial castle and known as the "Castle in the Rockies."

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7
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. Begin with a relaxing and memorable float trip down the majestic Bow River. This evening, gather with fellow guests to attend a special farewell dinner.

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8
Depart Banff

This morning, drive to Calgary International Airport, where your journey ends.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome reception at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: Calgary International Airport arrival at 10:00 a.m. on Day 8.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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