Wonders of the Canadian Rockies

Get set for real adventure and outdoor fun as your family explores western Canada's amazing mountains, with inside the park stays in Banff and Jasper national parks and family whitewater rafting!



Stay inside Banff and Jasper national parks at celebrated mountain resorts - The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and The Fairmont Banff Springs - on our exciting Tauck Bridges family adventure in the Canadian Rockies! Climb along a glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer. Check out age-old fossils in a canyon once covered by a prehistoric sea. Go whitewater rafting on the Athabasca River. Enjoy bicycling, boating and more with an included Summer Resort Activities Card at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Take a guided hike in Maligne Canyon followed by lunch at the Canyon's Wilderness Kitchen; and look for moose, elk and more along the Icefields Parkway. Check out museums and historic sites with a Banff Heritage Passport... enjoy Canadian-style 5-pin bowling at our farewell bowling reception... and ride the Banff Gondola for amazing nighttime views en route to a mountaintop farewell dinner!

Stay inside Banff and Jasper national parks at celebrated mountain resorts - The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and The Fairmont Banff Springs - on our exciting Tauck Bridges family adventure in the Canadian Rockies! Climb along a glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer. Check out age-old fossils in a canyon once covered by a prehistoric sea. Go whitewater rafting on the Athabasca River. Enjoy bicycling, boating and more with an included Summer Resort Activities Card at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Take a guided hike in Maligne Canyon followed by lunch at the Canyon's Wilderness Kitchen; and look for moose, elk and more along the Icefields Parkway. Check out museums and historic sites with a Banff Heritage Passport... enjoy Canadian-style 5-pin bowling at our farewell bowling reception... and ride the Banff Gondola for amazing nighttime views en route to a mountaintop farewell dinner!

Traveling Well Includes:
  • Six nights at alpine resorts in Banff & Jasper national parks; bike, hike, canoe and more at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with a Summer Resort Activities Card
  • A ride on the Banff Gondola en route to a mountaintop farewell dinner at the summit of Sulphur Mountain
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides & drivers
  • A guided hike in Maligne Canyon followed by lunch at the Canyon's Wilderness Kitchen
  • Whitewater river-rafting trip on the Athabasca River and a barbecue dinner in Jasper National Park
  • Bowling Party farewell reception at the Banff Bowling Center

  • Call (877) 642-8747 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14896745

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2020
    Duration
    7 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1CalgaryArrive Calgary and head to Lake Louise

    Tour begins: 2:00 PM, Calgary International Airport. For guests who are spending the previous night in Calgary, an airport transfer from Calgary International Airport to the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire Hotel is included; pick-up time today is 1:00 PM at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire Hotel. The ultimate of family Canadian Rockies tours begins as you head west through the part of Alberta called Kananaskis Country; it's famous for great scenery, a lot of parks and protected areas, and outdoor adventure opportunities. Prepare to be dazzled when you reach your home for tonight, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, set on the banks of a sparkling lake deep in Banff National Park - when you look up, all you can see are the mountains that soar... and we mean really soar... above you! Meet your fellow Canadian Rockies explorers at a welcome reception and dinner tonight.



    Lodging: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals: D
    Day 2Banff National ParkLake Louise and the Icefields Parkway... nature's perfection

    An interpretive guided hike along the shores of shimmering Lake Louise is a wonderful way to get up-close-and-personal with Mother Nature as you begin your family's most excellent of Canadian Rockies tours. Neat wildlife, like bald eagles, moose and many other animals, make their homes here. How many different kinds of animals and birds will your family be able to count as you hike through this accessible wilderness in Banff National Park together? This afternoon, set off on a memorable ride along a world-famous stretch of highway - western Canada's Icefields Parkway - surrounded by mountains, glaciers and snowfields as far as the eye can see! And keep that eye peeled for glimpses of mountain goats, bighorn sheep, deer and other wildlife all the way to The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, your spectacular lakefront resort in the middle of Jasper National Park, for a three-night stay.



    Lodging: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Meals: B, D
    Day 3Jasper National ParkMaligne Canyon & Jasper as you please

    Start off the morning with a guided hike (with a choice of activity level) in Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park, created more than 150 million years ago! One of the most spectacular gorges in the Canadian Rockies, the views way down deep between its steep, smooth canyon walls are memorable. Each bridge you cross brings something new - from lush plant life and ancient fossils to mysterious potholes and cascading waterfalls. Follow your hike with lunch at Maligne Canyon's Wilderness Kitchen. After returning to your lodge, join a Parks Canada official for a fun and informative talk about the region. Then spend the rest of the day just as you please in the wilderness wonderland of Jasper National Park, at your inside-the-park resort set in the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Best of all, you'll receive a free Summer Resort Activities Card* to use for fun things like a free hour of bicycle rental, a boat for an hour, one hour of tennis court and racket rental, or a bucket of balls and club rental at the golf driving range; your card is good for the entire time you're staying at Jasper. Maybe you and your family will go off in search of the wildlife that calls the area home or play in the swimming pool... or perhaps engage in other optional activities (available at an additional charge) like golf or horseback riding. It's up to you! Join us tonight for a private lakeside barbecue at your lodge!



    Lodging: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4Jasper National ParkAthabasca River rafting & Jasper National Park at leisure

    This morning, your family boards a rubber boat for a wet and wild rafting trip* down the mighty, glacier-fed Athabasca River, encountering both calm waters and whitewater along the way as you float through some amazing scenery. Then return to your lodge in Jasper National Park and spend the rest of the afternoon as you wish, perhaps using your free Summer Resort Activities Card* for more included family fun, or engaging in other optional activities available at the lodge for an additional charge. Enjoy dinner at the lodge at your leisure this evening.



    Lodging: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Meals: B, D
    Day 5Banff National Park and BanffAcross a glacier in the Columbia Icefields & on to Banff

    Get set for something really cool as you board a specially designed Ice Explorer for an unforgettable ride atop the Athabasca Glacier in the middle of the Columbia Icefields, among the largest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle... some of the glacier's ice began as snow more than 400 years ago! Before you set off, look up - the people and Ice Explorers you see in the distance might look like ants and toy vehicles. Later... when you're on one... you get the picture of how incredible it is to be on the glacier! After lunch, keep a lookout for mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, eagles, hawks and other wildlife as you drive along the Icefields Parkway again this afternoon, through spectacular Canadian Rockies scenery. Arrive at your historic castle in the mountains - The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort - to begin a two-night stay in the heart of Banff National Park; spend the rest of the day and evening as you please, enjoying dinner at the resort tonight.



    Lodging: Fairmont Banff Springs

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6Banff National Park and BanffBanff as you please & a mountaintop farewell

    The entire day is yours to enjoy Banff National Park and / or the chic alpine resort town of Banff itself, with its galleries, museums and shops, just as you please. We've included a Banff Heritage Passport to use in town, good for admission to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies - featuring collections of local art, historic exhibits, and seven restored early Banff cabins and homes - and the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, dedicated to the appreciation, interpretation, demonstration and display of the cultures, traditions, and values of the First Nations of North America and their trading partners. Or you can choose to stay at your resort and swim, rent mountain bikes* or canoes*, pamper yourself at the Willow Stream Spa or get in a round of golf (both available at an additional charge), or just follow your nose to spot wildlife. Join us late this afternoon for a special farewell reception and bowling party - featuring Canadian-style five-pin bowling - at the Banff Bowling Center. Then, you and your family will ride up to the top of the world on the Banff Gondola for amazing evening views from your gondola car en route to a mountaintop farewell dinner at the Northern Lights restaurant at the summit of Sulphur Mountain! Here, you'll have a bird's-eye view of six mountain ranges and the Bow Valley... and can take in the state-of-the-art Banff interpretive center atop the mountain.



    Lodging: Fairmont Banff Springs

    Meals: B, D
    Day 7CalgaryJourney home

    Your family's unforgettable Canadian Rockies adventure ends this morning as you travel back to Calgary (approximately 80 miles) for your flight home. Tour ends: 10:00 AM, Calgary International Airport. Guests spending additional nights in Calgary will be transferred to the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire upon arrival; a transfer from Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire to Calgary International Airport is included. Please allow 2 hours for airport check-in formalities.



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    Meals: B
    Disclaimer
    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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