Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey.The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
Arrive Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Arrive in Calgary, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore this magnificent Scottish Baronial castle, often called the Castle of the Rockies, or walk to the charming nearby town of Banff.
Banff | Mountain Heli-hiking Adventure
Accompanied by your expert guide, lift off for a helicopter ride over pristine lakes and stunning mountain valleys in the Canadian Rockies. Land on an alpine meadow and trek through the wilderness watching for elk, deer, bighorn sheep and other mountain dwellers in their natural habitat. This afternoon, hike around Johnson Lake and spot wildlife, beaver dams and an old trapper’s cabin, surrounded by exquisite views of Mount Rundle.
Jasper | Jasper National Park
Drive through the spectacular Canadian Rockies to Jasper, along the Icefields Parkway through Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop en route for an exhilarating ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier, taking in vistas of the Columbia Ice Field with its ice-blue crevasses, which extend across the Continental Divide. Listen as your guide explains the concept of active glaciation and points out the highlights of the glacially carved landscape. After arriving at your hotel, inside Jasper National Park, stroll along emerald-green Lake Beauvert, watching for elk, moose and deer.
Jasper | River Float & Canyon Trek
Explore the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River, on a scenic float trip with a licensed National Park guide. Trace the same route used by the 18th-century fur traders as your guide rows and captivates your family with stories of the frontier past. Then, trek along the Maligne Canyon with your naturalist expert as the river snakes through limestone rock, and keep a lookout for caribou, marmots, indigenous birds and other wildlife. Spend the evening at leisure or visit the charming town of Jasper.
Lake Louise | Hiking Parker Ridge
Drive to Lake Louise, stopping en route for a brief hike along Parker Ridge with its magnificent vistas of the Saskatchewan Glacier. Enjoy the scent of the forest and the wild flowers as you walk, observing the abundant birds and wildlife, including the iconic mountain goats that dot the steep surrounding terrain. Then, continue to postcard-perfect Lake Louise, a shimmering freshwater gem ringed by majestic glaciers and peaks, and check in to your hotel, a luxury destination in its own right for generations of travellers.
Lake Louise | Moraine Lake
Discover the best of Lake Louise with your expert guide and hike around the turquoise, glacially fed Moraine Lake, viewing wildlife from chipmunks to black bears. Hike Babel Creek with its forest of spruce trees, and then ride on horseback along the river’s edge to Lake Agnes Tea House for a delightful afternoon break. Spend your evening at leisure, to relax and perhaps enjoy the fresh mountain air and wide-open vistas for the final time this journey.
This morning, privately transfer to Calgary International Airport for your departing flight.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.
Go Whitewater Rafting on the Athabasca River
Embark on an exhilarating ride down the Athabasca River on challenging Grade 2 rapids- a wet and wild adventure suitable for the entire family.
View Six Glaciers on a Scenic Helicopter Flight
Lift off for a brief yet vista-filled helicopter flight over six glaciers, to view amazing natural splendors, including a 900-foot-tall waterfall and two sparkling, aqua-green lakes.
Meet a Mountie
During your time in Canada, meet a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.