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Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park 2014

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Canadian Rockies

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13 Days · 17 Meals

Featuring the Calgary Stampede
Explore the many superb sightseeing attractions that exist in Banff and Jasper National Park. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Jasper National Park as we cruise Maligne Lake with its unparalleled vistas and enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery and the grandeur of Chateau Lake Louise.

This tour departs by motorcoach from the Chicagoland area.
Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 17 Meals (7 dinners and 10 breakfasts)
  • Travel through The Badlands of North Dakota and enjoy the Big Sky country of Montana
  • Kalispell – the Christmas Tree Capital
  • Visit Glacier National Park
  • Travel on Going-to-the-Sun Road in a "Jammer" antique bus
  • Spend the night in Jasper National Park in the mountain village of Jasper
  • Cruise on Maligne Lake
  • Enjoy a Snocoach ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • Spend 2 nights in the town of Banff, inside Banff National Park
  • See Chateau Lake Louise
  • Ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  • Reserved seating for the Calgary Stampede Rodeo and the exciting evening Chuckwagon Races
  • Buffet dinner at the Stampede and evening variety show and fireworks display
  • $65 in Mayflower Money
Day-by-Day
1&2
  1. Travel to North Dakota
    Our Canadian Rockies adventure begins as we pass through Wisconsin and Minnesota with its 10,000 lakes. Moving on to North Dakota we spend the night in the capital city of Bismarck. Dinner and breakfast
3
  1. Badlands and Big Sky
    The eerie terrain of North Dakota’s Badlands passes before us. These unique rock formations have become one of the state’s top attractions. We continue westward and enter the "Big Sky" country of Montana. Breakfast and dinner
4
  1. Crossing the Continental Divide
    Montana’s name is from the Spanish word for "mountain," and today we cross the sprawling ranges of the continental divide and arrive in the Christmas tree capital of Kalispell for the next two nights. Breakfast
5
  1. Glacier National Park
    The splendor of the American and Canadian Rockies lies before us today. Montana’s Glacier National Park provides mile after mile of unspoiled scenery. There is much to marvel at in an ever-changing setting of fir-fringed lakes, isolated valleys and high mountain peaks skirted by deep green pines. We traverse the continental divide again via Going-to-the-Sun Road aboard an antique "Jammer" bus. This road, possibly the world’s most beautiful mountain road, offers views of the rugged McDonald Valley in a setting of glacial lakes, mountains and pine forests. Breakfast
6
  1. Arrive in Jasper
    Leaving the United States today we cross into Canada at Alberta and get ready to explore the many superb sightseeing attractions that exist in Jasper and Banff National Parks. We pass Peyto Lake and reach a height of 6,675 feet at Bow Summit. We descend to Mistaya Canyon and Panther Falls and then pass through mountains that tower 10,000 to 12,000 feet. Our day of traveling ends amidst the breathtaking scenery of the mountain town of Jasper. Breakfast and dinner
7
  1. Maligne Lake and Columbia Icefield
    Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Jasper National Park as we cruise Maligne Lake with its unparalleled vistas. Learn of the local history, geology, wildlife and glaciology of Maligne Lake and the park while taking in some of the spectacular scenery in the Rockies. This afternoon we board a Snocoach and venture out on to the Columbia Icefield. This phenomenon covers 150 square miles, and its melting waters flow into the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. Savor magnificent views of the region as we continue along the parkway to Banff. Breakfast
8
  1. Lake Louise and Sulphur Mountain
    Our touring of the area begins with a visit to the icy, blue-green waters of Lake Louise where melt-water from Victoria Glacier carries silt and rock dust, giving the lake its beautiful turquoise color. Free time here to enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery and the grandeur of Chateau Lake Louise. This afternoon we board the Sulphur Mountain Gondola and are transported to an altitude of 7,500 feet for an incomparable view of the mountains. Breakfast and dinner
9
  1. Calgary Stampede
    This morning we travel to the cowboy capital of Calgary. Billed itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," the Calgary Stampede is the world's largest outdoor rodeo. Cowboys from around the globe gather for ten days of bull-riding, steer-wrestling and barrel-racing. In the evening hear the sounds of hooves pounding at the Chuckwagon Races, fabulous music at the variety show and bangs and blasts at the fireworks display. Breakfast and dinner
10
  1. Saskatchewan
    Leaving Alberta we cross into the province of Saskatchewan, where the landscape is larger than life, the people down-to-earth and the cultural experiences authentic.
11
  1. Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Traveling today takes us to the province of Manitoba, one of Canada's Prairie Provinces. Our destination is Winnipeg where dinner awaits us. Dinner
12&13
  1. Traveling Home
    Crossing back into the United States our journey brings us to Minnesota where we gather for our farewell dinner, before arriving home with memories of our adventure in one of the world’s most beautiful areas. 2 Breakfasts and dinner
Accommodations

Lodging

Days One and Twelve 

La Quinta Inn, Bloomington, MN 

Day Two 

Best Western Doublewood Inn, Bismarck, ND 

Day Three 

Days Inn, Billings, MT 

Days Four and Five 

Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, MT 

Day Six 

Sawridge Inn, Jasper, AB

Days Seven and Eight 

Mount Royal Hotel, Banff, AB 

Day Nine 

International Hotel, Calgary, AB 

Day Ten 

Best Western Seven Oaks Inn, Regina, SK 

Day Eleven 

Best Western Charterhouse Hotel, Winnipeg, MB 

Dates and Rates
2014 Departure Date Per Person Twin Room Single Room
July 5 $3,249 add $1,479
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