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  • The peaks and falls of the mountains, to the wildflower carpeted meadows and the rushing valley waters, Alberta is Canada’s Rocky Mountain playground, representing everything that is beautiful and pure about the outdoor wilderness.

    • Horse Riding in Jasper National Park

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    • Bow Lake, Banff

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    • Calgary Stampede

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    • Oil Kings Ice Hockey

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    • Calgary at Night

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    • Medicine Hat Teepee

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    • Silver Tip Golf Course, Canmore

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    • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

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    • Writing on Stone Provincial Park

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    • Peace Bridge in Calgary

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    • Maligne Lake

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    • Out On The Water, Lake Louise

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    • Banff National Park

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    • Big Horn Sheep

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    • Eau Claire in Calgary

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    Undoubtedly renowned for the awe inspiring Rockies which form the backbone to this incredible province and the spectacular breathtaking beauty of its Rocky Mountain parks; Banff, Jasper, Kananaskis and Waterton. The gateway to a myriad of outdoor pleasures at every time of year, the snow dusted Rockies offer hiking, skiing, heli-biking, fishing, horse riding, climbing and rafting adventures to name but a few of its popular pursuits.

    Beyond the glimmering lakes and towering mountain peaks are a host of other treasures. Alberta boasts five World Heritage Sites: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Glacier National Park in Banff, Jasper National Park and Wood Buffalo National Park.

    A vacation to Alberta has it all. Take an expedition along Icefields Parkway and come face to face with dramatic mountain vistas and towering walls of ice, head north along the Northern Lights trail to Fort McMurray to view the extraordinary spectacle of dancing lights or visit Heritage Park Historical Village to experience life in Alberta in a bygone era. Try travelling in the tracks of the Dinosaurs and join a dig in Drumheller or why not unravel thousands of years of Aboriginal culture at Glenbow or Royal Alberta Museums.

    Alberta’s two largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton, offer unique experiences which rival any of Canada’s other cosmopolitan cities. Both add a sprinkle of cafés and restaurants to great shopping, a selection of cultural sites and museums and great sporting venues to create city destinations which complement the province’s natural beauty. Edmonton is home to one of North America’s largest shopping malls, West Edmonton Mall spans 48 blocks and boasts over 800 shops. Perhaps the highlight of Calgary’s calendar is the 10 day Calgary Stampede. A spectacle not to be missed, this is the largest outdoor rodeo in the world where professional cowboys compete in a spectacle of rodeo events including bull riding, chuckwagon racing and square dancing.

    Enjoy a scenic rail journey aboard VIA Rail or Rocky Mountaineer and experience the fabulous sights and landscapes of Alberta!

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  • Alberta Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurance and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Calgary by Night

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    • Drumheller

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    • Longhorn Sheep

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    • Horse Riding at Lake Louise

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    Day 02

    Calgary

    Today is free for you to explore the vibrant, cowboy city of Calgary. Enjoy the mixture of historic and modern attractions with visits to Olympic Park, home to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and Heritage Park Historical Village.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    79Mi/126Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Banff

    Today you start your epic journey into the majestic Rockies. Leave Calgary behind, witness a never ending procession of mountains, glistening lakes and jagged peaks, providing plenty of photo opportunities. Once in Banff, take the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of the Bow Valley before enjoying the great alpine village atmosphere back in town.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

    40Mi/64Km

    Day 05 Day 06

    Lake Louise

    A short drive today, but wonderfully scenic as you journey toward Lake Louise. Offering endless outdoor activities, this is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, your hotel provides an ideal base.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    149Mi/239Km

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    Jasper

    Driving distance: Your journey continues through the spell-binding Rocky Mountains. En route enjoy Icefield Parkway, one of the world’s most spectacular mountainous drives. A visit to the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier is an absolute must. Jasper is a charming mountain village offering many scenic highlights. Take the tram up Whistler Mountain or perhaps take a boat out onto Maligne Lake.

    Hotel: Sawridge Inn

    226Mi/363Km

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    Edmonton

    The provincial capital of Alberta, Edmonton has many attractions to keep you busy during your two night stay. It’s also a great opportunity to do some souvenir shopping as Edmonton is home to the world’s largest shopping centre, West Edmonton Mall. The many tourist attractions, vibrant culture and extensive dining options make this a great city.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

    175Mi/282Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Drumheller

    Step back in time to a prehistoric era when dinosaurs roamed the Badlands of Alberta. Drumheller is a fascinating place to visit whether you’re young or old. Spend time following the 50 kilometre Dinosaur Trail, visit the Royal Tyrell Museum of Archaeology and explore the extensive dinosaur fossil digs in this area.

    Hotel: Canalta Jurassic Hotel

    88Mi/141Km

    Day 14

    Calgary

    Today, a short drive brings you back to Calgary where your journey began. You have the opportunity of visiting any of the attractions you may have missed on your first stay or you may decide to partake in an afternoon of shopping and picking up those last minute souvenirs. Enjoy a final meal in one of Calgary’s fantastic restaurants.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    Day 15

    Journey home

    Should you wish to extend this itinerary, taking the two day rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, ending in Vancouver, enhances the itinerary perfectly. Should you elect to leave today, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2325 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Rocky Mountain Explorer

    Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

    14 Days / 13 Nights

    Departures: Selected dates from April to October*

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Rocky Mountaineer Rail – SilverLeaf Service
    • Personalised Road Book

    *2017 dates:

    • April 18, 25, 28 
    • May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
    • June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
    • July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
    • August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
    • September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
    • October 3, 6, 10, 13
    • The Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Canoes on Lake Louise

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    • Calgary at Night

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    • Black Bears

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    • Vancouver - Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    • Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Kamloops

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which has a beautiful location in Coal Harbour.

    Hotel: Fairmont Pacific Rim

    Day 02 Day 03

    Vancouver

    Nestled on the shores of the Pacific, the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver enjoys a blend of cultures, which creates a variety of ethnic cuisines and shopping options. Today is free to enjoy the attractions, and we recommend you visit Stanley Park, Robson Street, Grouse Mountain and Granville Island.

    Hotel: Fairmont Pacific Rim

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    Rocky Mountaineer & Kamloops

    An early start today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for its journey through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy the terrific views as the train winds through spectacular scenery to the small town of Kamloops, where you spend your evening.

    Hotel: Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

    Day 05

    Rocky Mountaineer & Jasper

    It is another early start as you depart Kamloops on the second stage of your magical rail journey. Traversing through scenic valleys with the magnificent Rocky Mountains accompanying your journey, the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. On arrival into Jasper, collect your rental car and check-in at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Day 06 Day 07

    Jasper

    Jasper is a charming mountain village surrounded by dense forest and glacial peaks, and boasts many scenic highlights. It is a laid-back alpine community, filled with quaint shops, restaurants and cafes. Established in 1907, Jasper National Park is the largest in the Canadian Rockies, boasting 10,878 square kilometres of mountain wilderness. Internationally renowned for its superb backcountry trail system, hikers flock to the park to create their own adventures. It is also home to some of North America’s most treasured wildlife, with healthy populations of grizzly bears, moose, caribou and wolves calling it home. We suggest you take a tram ride up Whistler’s Mountain for awe-inspiring views and visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, for a relaxing boat excursion.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Day 08 Day 09

    Lake Louise

    It’s a scenic drive today as you make your way towards Lake Louise. Whilst travelling on the Icefield Parkway, one of the world's most spectacular mountainous drives, look out for the turquoise-hued lakes and thundering waterfalls. Why not visit Athabasca Falls and Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride on the gigantic glacier? Your hotel overlooks Lake Louise and offers hiking and kayaking, so you can choose to explore this fabulous part of the world by land or out on the water.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    244Mi/393Km

    Day 10 Day 11

    Banff

    It may be a short drive today but the destination is contrasting. We have allowed a two night stay for you to explore Banff, a small town filled with quaint shops, restaurants and museums. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Bow Valley, and visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Your hotel is in the heart of Banff National Park and offers many recreational opportunities.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

    44Mi/71Km

    Day 12 Day 03

    Calgary

    It’s just a two hour drive along the Trans-Canada Highway, with an option of taking the slightly longer but more scenic 1A Highway, to the cowboy city of Calgary. Home of the famous stampede, The Aero Space Museum, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historic Village, Glenbow Museum and Olympic Park, there are ample attractions to keep you entertained.

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

    129Mi/208Km

    Day 14

    Journey home

    There may be time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before you make your way to Calgary Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3565 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    One way drop off charge on car hire is not included and payable locally.

    Western Parks Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures year round

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Moraine Lake

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Osoyoos

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    • Yoho Emerald Lake

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    • Osoyoos - Fruit Orchards

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    • Whistler - shopping

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    • Black Bear

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    • Vancouver Cycling

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 02

    Vancouver

    Often ranked as one of the best cities in the world, you’re sure to enjoy exploring Vancouver. Covering over a thousand acres you may want to spend some time in Stanley Park, visiting the various gardens and perhaps taking a horse drawn carriage ride. Stroll historic Gastown, boasting a variety of boutique shops and excellent dining.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    78Mi/125Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Whistler

    Today you take the short but scenic drive along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway. Widely regarded as one of the most scenic road trips in the world, highlights include the majestic Howe Sound and Shannon Falls. Whistler is a fabulous place to visit. We suggest a horse riding trip and zip-lining, both exhilarating experiences.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    263Mi/423Km

    Day 05

    Clearwater

    Travel north from Whistler to the town of Clearwater, located on the edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park. The park features 39 waterfalls, including the stunning Helmcken Falls, the fourth tallest in Canada. The abundance of wildlife in the park includes bears, moose, deer, wolves and over 250 species of birds.

    Hotel: Alpine Meadows Resort

    198Mi/318Km

    Day 06 Day 07

    Jasper

    Some of the most stunning scenery imaginable is your backdrop today as you journey through the Rocky Mountains to Jasper. Why not take a tram up Whistler Mountain or take a trip to Maligne Lake, which is one of the most photographed lakes in the world. Don’t miss the stunning sunset at Pyramid Lake.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    144Mi/232Km

    Day 08 Day 09

    Lake Louise

    Your journey from Jasper to Lake Louise takes you through the heart of the sensational Rocky Mountains. As you head south along the Icefield Parkway, stop at the Columbia Icefield and venture out onto the Athabasca Glacier on one of the Ice Explorer vehicles. Lake Louise is filled with recreational opportunities, from hiking and mountain biking in summer to skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    91Mi/146Km

    Day 10

    Invermere

    Today’s short drive takes you through the awe inspiring Yoho National Park to the Kootenay Valley. Located on the shores of the warmest lake in the valley, Invermere is known for relaxation. Perhaps visit one of the numerous beaches on the lakeside or soak in a mineral pool at one of the nearby hot springs. Golfers are spoilt with a choice of no fewer than nine golf courses, which combine to create the Columbia Valley Golf Trail.

    Hotel: Copper Point Resort

    257Mi/414Km

    Day 11

    Okanagan Valley

    Due to its unique climate, Okanagan Valley is Canada’s second largest wine producing region, so visiting a selection of the area's world-renowned vineyards and picturesque orchards is a must.

    Hotel: Sparkling Hill Resort

    109Mi/176Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Osoyoos

    Known as Canada’s ‘Pocket Desert’, due to it boasting the warmest average temperatures in the country, Osoyoos is the perfect place to sit back and relax. Osoyoos Lake offers vast lengths of beach and a variety of water sports, from boating to wakeboarding. There are also many vineyards in the area.

    Hotel: Walnut Beach Resort

    248Mi/399Km

    Day 14

    Vancouver

    Your journey today takes you west along the Coquihalla Highway. En route, you may wish to stop at one of the many roadside stalls selling fresh cherries, apples, apricots, pears, peaches and grapes, all grown in the local region. Cross the spectacular Dry Gulch Bridge, which is over 280 metres long and 180 metres high.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 15

    Journey home

    Today you return your rental car at Vancouver International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2079 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Western Canada Discovery

    Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Selected departures: April to October

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Mini-coach tour of the Sea-to-Sky highway
    • Seaplane flight from Whistler to Vancouver
    • Silver Leaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer 'First Passage to the West'
    • Call for for details of the current departure dates applicable

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    • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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    • Vancouver

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    • Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Whistler

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    • Bow Lake, Banff

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    • Rocky Mountaineer Silver Leaf

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    • Lost Lake, Whistler

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    • Victoria

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    • Stephen Street, Calgary

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, transfer independently to the Four Seasons Vancouver, where you will spend your first two nights. Enjoy an evening at leisure, perhaps taking in a meal at one of Vancouver's many excellent restaurants.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Vancouver

    Day 02

    Vancouver

    Today, you have a day at leisure to explore the vibrant city of Vancouver. Shop Robson Street, filled with big name brands and small quaint boutiques or visit Granville Island where you can take a food tour around the bustling market or a kayak out onto the water. Pack a picnic and relax in Stanley Park or cycle along the waterfront and watch the cruise ships enter port. Vancouver is truly a city of contrasts.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Vancouver

    Day 03 Day 04 Day 05

    Whistler

    Today, you will depart Vancouver by mini-coach along the stunning Sea-to-Sky highway. Take in viewpoints on the fully narrated tour along the way, offering perfect photo opportunities of the spectacular scenery. Arrive into Whistler before noon, allowing an afternoon to explore the mountain resort. Enjoy the next three days exploring Whistler and its surrounding area.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Whistler

    Day 06 Day 07 Day 08

    Victoria

    Today, you will depart Whistler's Green Lake for a breathtaking one hour seaplane flight aboard Harbour Air to downtown Victoria. Flying high above Whistler valley, passing over glacial lakes, lush alpine meadows, the Strait of Georgia and the beautiful Gulf Islands, the awe-inspiring flight gives a different view of the stunning scenery. Upon arrival in Victoria, you will spend the next three nights at The Oswego Hotel in downtown Victoria.

    Hotel: The Oswego

    Day 09

    Vancouver

    Board a fully narrated coach tour today to the world famous Butchart Gardens en-route to the BC Ferries terminal, where you will sail back across to Vancouver through the scenic Active Pass. Arrive back in Vancouver in time to enjoy an evening meal.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Vancouver

    Day 10

    Rocky Mountaineer & Kamloops

    An early start today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for its journey through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy the terrific views as the train winds through spectacular scenery to the small town of Kamloops, where you spend your evening.

    Hotel: Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

    Day 11

    Rocky Mountaineer & Banff

    It is another early start as you depart Kamloops on the second stage of your magical rail journey. Traversing through scenic valleys with the magnificent Rocky Mountains accompanying your journey, the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. On arrival into Banff, transfer to the Rimrock Resort Hotel, where you will spend the evening.

    Hotel: The Rimrock Resort Hotel

    Day 12

    Banff

    We have allowed a two night stay for you to explore Banff, a small town filled with quaint shops, restaurants and museums. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Bow Valley, and visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Your hotel is in the heart of Banff National Park and offers many recreational opportunities.

    Hotel: The Rimrock Resort Hotel

    Day 13 Day 14

    Calgary

    Transfer by motorcoach along the Trans-Canada highway to the cowboy city of Calgary. Home of the famous stampede, The Aero Space Museum, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historic Village, Glenbow Museum and Olympic Park, there are ample attractions to keep you entertained.

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

    Day 15

    Journey Home

    Spend the morning picking up last minute souvenirs before transferring independently to Calgary Airport. Depart Calgary on your chosen scheduled flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3535 per person based on two sharing a Fairmont Room and Silver Leaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer. Other room categories and classes on the Rocky Mountaineer are available on request.

    SALE now on - call 0333 323 9099 or email sales.enquiries@nats-uk.com for details of the current departure dates applicable to this offer.

  • Bugaboos Adventure

    Begins and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    7 Days / 6 Nights

    Departures: July and August

    Add this Escorted Tour to planner

    Your Escorted Tour includes:

    • Accommodation for 6 nights as specified
    • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 6 dinners 
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Lake Louise

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    • Hiking in the Rockies

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    • Calgary

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    • Lake Louise

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    • Fairmont Banff Springs in summer

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    • Horse ride the shoreline of Lake Louise

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, you’ll travel to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Located inside Banff National Park, The Fairmont is a luxurious retreat in the breath-taking alpine wilderness. This evening meet your Tauck Director and travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Lake Louise

    You’ll see glistening lakeside views, soaring mountain peaks and majestic glaciers this morning as you walk around with a naturalist guide. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore your surroundings. The Fairmont offers activities including canoeing, horseback riding, river rafting, mountain biking, guided hiking and fishing, plus there’s a full service health club and relaxing spa. Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 03

    Purcell Mountains-Bugaboo Adventure

    A morning helicopter ride will take you high into the Purcell Mountains, where you’ll spend the next three nights at the Bugaboo Lodge. This afternoon you’ll embark on a guided hike, where you will be introduced to the lodge’s surrounding nature and spectacular views. Experience home-cooked fare for dinner this evening, followed by a special presentation on mountain climbing.

    Hotel: Bugaboo Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Heli-Hiking Adventure

    Following breakfast, you’ll take off by helicopter for a glacier, ridge or flower-filled meadow, every time the helicopter lands you’ll step into a new and exciting experience. After dinner back at the lodge you’ll be guided through the history of heli-adventures, viewing memorabilia that chronicles the amazing expeditions that have taken place from the Bugaboo Lodge. 

    Hotel: Bugaboo Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Heli-Hiking Adventure

    Back out into alpine Canada today, your helicopter and expert guide will take you to remote landscapes and areas that can only be reached by helicopter. You’ll find yourself amidst chiseled granite spires, snow-capped mountains, ice fields, waterfalls and meadows covered in colourful flowers. The views today are incredible, so make sure your camera is to hand! Dinner tonight is back at the Lodge. 

    Hotel: Bugaboo Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Yoho National Park & Banff

    Following breakfast this morning, you’ll board the helicopter one more time as you leave the Bugaboo Lodge. Experience the beauty of Yoho National Park as you stop for lunch at the Emerald Lake Lodge, before continuing to your hotel, The Fairmont Banff Springs. Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, the Fairmont reflects the magnificence of the park and provides exemplary service. This evening you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends and travelling companions.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Journey Home

    Following breakfast you’ll enjoy the last sights of Banff National Park as you make the final journey to Calgary Airport, where you check-in for your chosen flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3630 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard room. Other room categories available on request. Please note, this price does not include airfares to and from Calgary.

    Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

    Begins and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: June to September

    Add this Escorted Tour to planner

    Your Escorted Tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

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    • National Park Wildlife

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    • Lake Canoe Ride

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tauck Tour Director and travelling companions for a Wild West themed welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Waterton Lakes & Glacier National Park

    Today you visit two national parks on the border of Canada and the USA, Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park with 50 glaciers, 200 lakes and 1,000 miles of streams. Although rustic, your accommodation for the next two nights are considered to be the best in the parks.

    Hotel: Many Glacier Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 03

    'Going-to-the Sun' Road

    After a morning cruise on the alpine lakes, you drive the narrow, curving and spectacular 'Going-to-the-Sun' road. Crossing the Continental Divide, you enjoy majestic peaks, graceful valleys, blue glaciers and alpine wildflowers. Nestled on the shores of the largest lake inside Glacier National Park, your Swiss chalet-style lodge accommodation offers magnificent views.

    Hotel: Lake McDonald Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Kootenay National Park

    Today you're heading into the heart of western Canada’s great timberlands, then continuing into lovely Kootenay National Park through Sinclair Canyon and Radium Hot Springs. Your final destination is Lake Louise, where Victoria Glacier glistens in the waters of the lake. Your hotel, located directly on the lake, offers a picture-postcard setting.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

    After a guided trip to Moraine Lake, which is one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada, it's back to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Choose to relax in the hotel or hike, kayak or canoe on Lake Louise. Perhaps take one of the guided walks offered by the hotel, to learn about the areas flora and fauna.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Icefields Parkway & Jasper

    Breathtaking Icefields Parkway reveals spectacular scenes of peaks, canyons, waterfalls and glaciers, plus moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and bear. Resplendent Jasper Park is your home for the next two nights. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Jasper

    Enjoy a full day of leisure in the stunning mountain setting of Jasper. There’s hiking, riding, golfing, white-water rafting or simply lounging at the lakefront lodge. Share your stories with your new found friends tonight at dinner.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Columbia Icefield

    Today you discover the incredible Columbia Icefield en route to Banff, where you take a ride in a special glacier vehicle on the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. This ice mass spawns a host of rivers that flow into the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 09

    Banff

    You have the entire day free to enjoy Banff National Park, including the many shops and museums. Nearby activities include canoeing, riding, hiking and golfing, so to be adventurous and head outdoors.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 10

    Journey Home

    After breakfast your journey takes you from Banff to Calgary, where your tour ends at Calgary Airport in time for your return flight to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3920 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Grand Canadian Rockies

    Begins in Vancouver, British Columbia and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: May, June, July, August and September

    Add this Escorted Tour to planner

    Your Escorted Tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners 
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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    • Lac Beauvert, Alberta

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    • Biking in the Rockies

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Rockies Wildlife

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. This evening meet your Tauck Tour Director and new travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Waterfront (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Vancouver & Victoria

    This morning’s sightseeing tour of Vancouver includes Stanley Park and Chinatown, two of the city's best loved attractions. This afternoon, take the ferry to Vancouver Island where you spend the next two nights in the quaint town of Victoria. Vancouver Island is simply charming, with lots to see and do just a short walk from the hotel.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 03

    Vancouver Island

    Today you journey north and visit famed Butchart Gardens; with its themed displays, it is a horticulturist's dream. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the sights of Victoria.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast included)

    Day 04

    Victoria & Flightseeing

    Your morning is free to explore or visit Victoria’s Royal BC Museum. This afternoon fly by floatplane over the Gulf Islands and back to Vancouver, where you have time to explore the historic Gastown district. Then it’s all aboard ‘The Canadian’ for dinner and a Champagne send-off, before commencing your journey by rail into the Rockies. 

    Hotel: The Canadian, VIA Rail (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Canadian Rockies By Rail

    Experience an incredible rail journey, from your seat in the Panorama Car, aboard The Canadian. Towering peaks and glaciers highlight your mountainous route. Arrive for two nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the heart of Jasper National Park. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Jasper

    Enjoy your day at leisure – biking, golfing, swimming or simply absorbing the stunning mountain views. For the more adventurous, try rafting on the Athabasca River. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Icefield Parkway

    The Icefield Parkway, from Jasper to Lake Louise, winds between snow-domed peaks and immense hanging glaciers. Ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields, the largest mass of ice outside the Arctic Circle. Arrive in Lake Louise late afternoon. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Banff

    Spend the morning at leisure indulging in the recreational opportunities that Lake Louise affords, before taking the picture-postcard journey to Banff National Park. The discovery of the Cave and Hot Spring Basin by Canadian Pacific Railway workers led to the park’s establishment in the early 1880s.Your castle-like hotel for the next two nights first opened in 1888 and is still resplendent today. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 09

    Bow River Valley

    This morning you may choose to enjoy a float trip along the river at Bow River Valley. This afternoon is yours to explore Banff National Park with 2,500 square miles of valley's, mountains, glaciers, meadows and forests, it is simply stunning. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new friends. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 10

    Journey Home

    This morning, following breakfast make the final journey from Banff to Calgary Airport where you check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3899 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard room. Other room categories available on request.

  • Calgary Stampede

    Calgary

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    • Chuck Wagon Racing

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    • Stampede Show

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    • Fairmont Palliser

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    Every July, Calgary transforms into a showground for the largest outdoor rodeo in the world. Professional cowboys compete in a myriad of rodeo events, including bull riding, roping, chuckwagon racing, steer wrestling and barrel racing. In addition to the world-famous rodeo, there’s a whole host of attractions and activities to enjoy. From countless food stalls and a Western Oasis celebrating art and culture, to agricultural showcases and local craft stores providing the opportunity of owning your very own pair of cowboy boots. This three night package treats you to two days admission to Stampede Park, reserved seating at selected shows, a Skyride over Stampede Park and heaps of Western hospitality.

    Duration: 4 Days

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

    Prices

    From £1035 per person, based on two sharing a twin room.

    CMH Heli-Hiking Adventure

    Banff

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    Widely regarded as the ultimate outdoor experience, a heli-hiking adventure envelops you in pristine wilderness. Choose a three night experience staying at Bugaboo Lodge or Bobbie Burns Lodge; both unique, rustic lodges nestled in a remote locations 180 and 194 kilometres west of Banff respectively, or a six night combination of both properties. A helicopter flight takes you high into the Columbia Mountain Range over lakes, glaciers, meadows and forests to commence your daily hike in the safe supervision of a dedicated and professional guide. Choose a classic hike, a high-flying adventure or a specially designed family experience.   

    Duration: 4 Days

    Each experience is handcrafted to the guest's specific needs and expectations, offering a unique, personalised service. This three night experience stays at Bugaboo Lodge, a lodge nestled in a remote location 180km west of Banff. A helicopter flight takes you high into the Columbia Mountain Range over lakes, glaciers, meadows and forests to commence your daily hike in the safe supervision of a dedicated and professional guide. A six night experience as well as specially designed 'family adventure' dates are also available.

     

    Prices

    From £2999 per adult and £2220 per child

    Columbia Icefield Experience

    Banff

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    This fabulous, full day tour takes you into the heart of Icefields Parkway, rated one of the most scenic highways in the world. Discover the Glacier Trail, carved by glaciers during the ice age, and hear about the early pioneers who opened up these valleys whilst battling the natural elements of the vast wilderness. Following an Alpine picnic, you’ll see both Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefields before joining an Ice Explorer Tour out onto the magnificent glacier. A brief photo stop is made at Lake Louise during the journey back to Banff. Similar tours from Calgary, Lake Louise and Jasper are also available.

    Duration: 9 Hours

    Prices

    From £165 per adult and £85 per child

    Banff Trail Riders

    Banff

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    • Horseback Adventure

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    Enjoy a truly western heritage experience in Banff National Park, by taking a trail ride which follows one of the historic routes made in the 1920s by the original Canadian Rockies explorers. With over 300 horses, Banff Trail Riders are able to match the perfect horse to each rider, ensuring a safe and memorable experience. Ranging from one to seven hours, there’s a myriad of trail options available, with the two hour Sundance Loop being ideal for those with limited time. Saddle up at the stables, before riding through the Cave & Basin; the original hot springs, and along beautiful Bow River. Picture-perfect scenery surrounds your climb up Sulphur Mountain and around the Windy Knoll viewpoint. An evening covered wagon and trail ride, which offers the opportunity of trying your hand at calf roping and includes a BBQ dinner, is also available.

    Duration: 2.5 Hours

    Prices

    From £65 per person

    Canadian Photo Adventures

    Banff & Jasper

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    A photo adventure provides a unique way of learning photography skills from award-winning professional photographers, whilst exploring some of the most beautiful locations in the Canadian Rockies. Available for all skill levels, though it is primarily aimed at moderately skilled amateurs or new professionals, as the intention is to teach how to use your camera better.

    By keeping the group sizes small, they can share their expertise between the full group, covering items such as depth of field, composition, light exposure, focus, white balance and high dynamic range. They also discuss post production techniques (including raw and jpg files) along with printing tips and tricks.

    What should you bring:

    • A sturdy tripod & cable release
    • Extra batteries / external hard drive / card reader
    • DSLR or mirrorless camera (with manual mode)
    • Lenses: wide angle (for landscapes) and telephoto (for wildlife)
    • ND, Graduated ND and polarizer filters
    • Clothing to dress in layers, hiking shoes and rain gear

    3 Day Adventure:

    Learn how to take photos both of the scenery, wildlife and night time in this 3 day adventure. Includes 3 nights deluxe accommodation and breakfast and lunch daily. Maximum 5 guests.

    Departs Banff: June 17th, July 22nd, August 19th and September 30th 2017

    Departs Jasper: June 24th 2017

    6 Day Adventure:

    For the more experienced photographer. Visit multiple locations around the Canadian Rockies and learn how to take the ultimate shot. Includes 5 nights deluxe accommodation, breakfast and lunch daily and airport transfers. Maximum 5 guests.

    Departs Banff: June 16th, July 21st, August 18th and 29th 2017

    Departs Jasper: June 23rd, July 28th, September 15th and October 6th 2017

    Prices

    3 Day Adventure - From £1799 per person, based on two adults sharing. Single supplement from £590.

    6 Day Adventure - From £3545 per person, based on two adults sharing. Single supplement from £985. 

    Edmonton Bike and Segway Tours

    Edmonton

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    • Edmonton Segway Tour

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    • Edmonton's Scenic River Valley

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    • Edmonton Segway Cloverdale Bridge

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    • Edmonton Segway North Saskatchewan River

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    • Edmonton Segway Tour in Autumn

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    Located in Edmonton, on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, River Valley Adventures are experts in exploring the city’s great outdoors. Enjoy a Segway tour, gliding effortlessly through the park, whether new to Segway adventures or a seasoned pro as beginner and advanced routes are available to suit all abilities. In warmer months, take out a top of the range Rocky Mountain bike, whilst a fat bike makes the better choice in harsher weather conditions, to explore over 480 kilometres of trails. If you prefer your own stride, try a running tour to the top of Louise McKinnery Park, which showcases beautiful views of the River Valley. Tours are escorted by a Park Expert who enlightens you with facts and trivia about this fascinating city.  

    Edmonton Segway Tour

    Duration: 1 Hour

    The River Valley Adventure Co. Segway tours showcase the beautiful Edmonton River Valley as guests effortlessly glide through the park on the Segway. Tours run all year round allowing guests to enjoy the blooming spring buds, breathtaking lush summer greenery, the stunning autumn colours and winter wonderland. The tour is led by a Park Expert whom will enlighten you with facts and trivia about the City of Edmonton.  

    Edmonton Bike Tours

    Duration: 1 Hour

    Whether you are looking for a workout or just want to enjoy a leisurely ride, River Valley Adventure Co. offer top of the line Rocky Mountain bikes for you to explore over 480 km of trails throughout the city.  Highlights include the North Saskatchewan River and the TransCanada Trail, the longest continuous trail in North America!

    Prices

    Edmonton Segway Tour

    Prices from £39 per person

    Participants must be 14+ years (under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult) and over 60lbs.

    Edmonton Bike Tour

    Prices from £17 per person

    No children's bikes available.

    Alpine Helicopter Tours

    Canmore, Kelowna and Drumheller

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    Some of the most dramatic views of Western Canada can only be experienced from the sky. Alpine Helicopters have been operating scenic flights for over 50 years. They offer exemplary service and a choice of tours from three locations. Take in breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains on a departure from Canmore, the stunning lakefront wineries when departing from Kelowna and scenic tours of the Alberta Badlands when flying from Drumheller.

    Three Sisters Peaks

    Duration: 12 minutes

    What better way to enjoy the amazing beauty of Alberta than with a bird's eye view? Soaring high above the Goat and Sundance Mountain ranges, the mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes are a true spectacle. A number of sensational flights are available, some with heli-hiking opportunities which take you up to locations not accessible by land. Departing from Canmore, located between Calgary and Banff, Alpine Helicopters offer a safe and exhilarating adventure.

    Royal Canadian

    Duration: 25 minutes

    The Royal Canadian is an extension of the Three Sisters Peaks Tour. Your journey will take you to new heights through the Goat Range Pass and along the Sundance Range of Banff National Park where you will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes. An extraordinary adventure not to be missed!

    Mt.Assiniboine Tour

    Duration: 30 minutes

    This sensational flight transports you to the “Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies" which rises majestically to 3,611 meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The surrounding glaciers and icefalls will astound you and capture your imagination where you will get up close and personal with the Gloria Glacier as it tumbles off of Mount Assiniboine. This is an experience you will not forget!

    Prices

    Three Sisters Peaks Tour

    From £84 per person

    Royal Canadian Tour

    From £165 per person

    Mt. Assiniboine Tour

    From £199 per person

    Banff Adventures

    Banff

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    • Voyager Canoe Tour

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    • Kicking Horse Classic

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    Take in the beauty of Banff National Park whilst encountering a complete river experience on one of Banff Adventures incredible water-based tours. Offering adventures though the upper, middle and lower canyons, where the water conditions vary, allows everyone to take part whatever their fitness and ability. Taking a little over two hours, Kicking Horse Classic begins calmly, allowing rafters to familiarise themselves with the raft and paddles, before venturing into the mighty rapids of the middle canyon. As Kicking Horse Canyon narrows, the waves build, taking rafters on a journey through Class IV rapids and finishing 20 kilometres downstream. There is also a mild rafting trip, which lasts just one hour and is perfect for families seeking calmer waters. For a more serene water adventure, try the Voyageur Canoe Tour. Float down Bow River, marveling at Mother Nature whilst your tours guide entertains with stories of the history of canoeing as well as interesting local facts.

    Kicking Horse Classic

    Duration: 3 - 7 Hours

    Boasting thrills for every experience level, the Kicking Horse River has all the ingredients for an unforgettable rafting adventure! The Kicking Horse Classic covers 24kms in five hours. Starting in the calmer sections of the Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park, you learn to work as a team in the cool glacial waters. After a riverside BBQ lunch, the afternoon is spent in the Middle Canyon, where trickier class 3 and 4 rapids are waiting to be tackled.

    Voyager Canoe Tour

    Duration: 1.5 Hours

    Experience the thrill of paddling in a Voyageur canoe. Relive the late
    1800′s when these boats were used to transport pelts during the fur
    trade era. This Canoe Tour on the Bow River in Banff is a fun & interactive way to explore the waterways of Banff National Park. Perfect for families. No paddling experience necessary.

    Prices

    Kicking Horse Classic

    From £80 per person.

    Voyager Canoe Tour

    From £30 per person.

    Glacier Skywalk

    Columbia Icefield

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    The experience begins with a five minute scenic transfer by coach from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Take your time to journey along the Discovery Trail; a fully-accessible, cliff-edge walkway that extends along the Sunwapta Valley where you’ll see hints from life thousands of years ago along with mountain and glacial vistas. Finally, you step onto the glass-floored observation platform for a unique perspective of the Sunwapta Valley 280m below.

    Prices

    From £28 per adult and £15 per child.

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