Fairmont Banff Springs hotel
Columbia Icefields on route to Jasper
Grotto Canyon Icewalk
CANADA, Rockies Explorer, map
3 Centre Holiday (Lake Louise - Jasper - Banff)
Days 1-4, Lake Louise | Fly to Calgary and transfer to magnificent Lake Louise in Banff National Park. In addition to the many scenic walks from Lake Louise and sublime Moraine Lake, take an excursion to Yoho National Park, Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake, raft the Kicking Horse River, visit a grizzly bear refuge, go horse-riding or canoeing or take the mountain gondola. See pages 309 to 311.
Days 5-9, Jasper | Start with an absolutely spellbinding 230km trip along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s great drives, stopping at Peyto Lake and Athabasca-Falls en route. In friendly Jasper there are endless excursions, recreational and walking opportunities. Don’t miss a cruise to Spirit Island on lovely Maligne Lake, white-water rafting or a walk to Angel Glacier at Cavell Meadows. Your last 2 night hotel stay in Jasper can be changed to a 2 day Backcountry Hiking experience at Glacier Lake. Call reservations on 01483 79 11 11 for details.
Days 10-14, Banff | After retracing our steps along the Icefields Parkway, stopping at the Columbia Icefields for an optional tour, we arrive in the lively town of Banff with its many shops, restaurants and excursion possibilities. Highlights include Lake Minnewanka, Johnston Canyon, the gondola and hot springs, and a visit to the famous Banff Springs Hotel. Your last 2 night hotel stay in Banff can be changed to a 2 day Guest Ranch stay + Horseback ride or 2 day Heli-camping in Kananaskis Country. Call reservations on 01483 79 11 11 for details
Itinerary Variations by Airport: All guests follow the itinerary as described. All Gatwick, Heathrow & Manchester flights arrive & depart Calgary on Thursdays and follow a 14 night tour. All Glasgow guests arrive in Calgary on Wednesdays and depart on Tuesdays following a 13 night tour.