Canadian Rockies

August 19, 2022 thru August 26, 2022

Come and visit the second largest country in the world, Canada! Where you’ll experience breathtaking sights, culture and nature – have an amazing adventure exploring on our Canadian Rockies Tour! From towering mountains, snowcapped peaks and amazing wildlife to quaint towns that offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see and visit incredible sights and cities of our northern neighbor.


Air

Roundtrip air included

Transportation

Motorcoach / transfers

Duration

8 days, 7 nights

Activity Level

Moderate

Meals

12 meals (7 breakfasts, 5 dinners) included

Availability

SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.

Pickup/Dropoff

Livery service to/from your home included


Tour Highlights

  • Calgary touring and Heritage Village
  • Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Banff National Park
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  • Lake Louise and Bow Valley Parkway
  • Yoho National Park and Emerald Lake
  • Peyto Lake and Athabasca Falls
  • Ice Explore Ride on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Canyon walk & Maligne Lake Cruise

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation to Calgary
  • All transfers & motorcoach transportation
  • Pickup/livery Service
  • 7 nights lodging
  • 12 meals (7 breakfasts, 5 dinners)
  • Admissions & tours as described
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • Baggage handling
  • Taxes & gratuities for included items


Day 1 – Calgary

Depart Tucson for Calgary, the largest city in the western Canadian province of Alberta. Calgary is one of Canada’s most dynamic and fast-growing cities.  We’ll take a tour of the city to view the award-winning architectural masterpiece of Calgary’s Public Library, the scenic Bow Valley River and the vast grounds of the Calgary Stampede. After checking into our hotel for a 1-night stay we enjoy a very special Welcome to the Rockies dinner. It will be a great opportunity to get to know our fellow travelers and enjoy some great Alberta cuisine. (D)

Day 2 – Heritage Village and Banff National Park

This morning we step back in time and catch a glimpse of the history of Alberta as we visit Heritage Village. We will have a traditional Western Breakfast on site before taking some time to enjoy a stroll through the streets that echo the history of early Alberta. Take a train ride behind a real Steam Engine, enjoy a paddle wheeler cruise or visit the car and truck museum, famous for its incredible collection of vintage gas pumps and early farming equipment. We leave the Stampede City and head west on the Trans-Canada Highway. Passing though the rangeland of the foothills, we soon see the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains. We will drive through the scenic town of Canmore and pass through the Gates of Banff National Park before arriving in alpine resort of Banff. We check in for a 2-night stay at the Ptarmigan Inn. Dinner is on your own tonight in one of the many nearby restaurants, cafes or fast-food outlets. (B)

Day 3 – Banff & Sulphur Mt. Gondola

It’s time to explore this alpine resort. Once “Siding 29” on the Canadian Pacific Railway, the town of Banff was intended to be a tourist town from its very inception. The park’s first superintendent, George Stewart, even oriented the town’s first street so that it offered the best possible view of Cascade Mountain. Banff sits at an elevation of 1,383 meters and is surrounded by strikingly beautiful and rugged mountains that seem to burst straight out of the ground.  This morning, we will explore Banff on a sightseeing tour with stops at Cascade Gardens, the mysterious Hoodoos, the cascading Bow Falls and the Cave & Basin National Historic Site. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the shops and galleries of Banff or perhaps shoot a round of golf, take a leisurely trail ride or bathe in the hot sulphur pools. We’ll end the day with an exciting (but smooth) gondola ride to the top of 7500-foot Sulphur Mountain where we’ll enjoy a great dinner with a spectacular view of the townsite and Bow Valley below. What a way to end the day. (B,D)

Day 4 – Banff - Lake Louise - Yoho National Park

This morning we drive along the famous Bow Valley Parkway, where wildlife sightings of caribou, elk, and occasionally, bears, are common so keep your cameras handy. We’ll stop for a picture of majestic Castle Mountain before passing through Lake Louise Village. From there, we’ll make our way up the twisting roadway to world famous Lake Louise, the emerald, green “Jewel of the Rockies” surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering snow-capped mountain peaks. There will be time to enjoy the lake and explore the iconic Chateau Lake Louise before heading back to the Trans-Canada Highway and crossing the Continental Divide into Yoho National Park and the province of British Columbia. Along the way, we’ll take a break for lunch before arriving at awe-inspiring Emerald Lake, filled with glacial run-off water that makes it glisten with the blue-green hue of an emerald. Before we start our journey back into Alberta, we’ll stop to view the famed Natural Bridge and visit the Field welcome center to learn about the ancient Burgess Shale located high above us in the Western slopes of the Rocky Mountains.  Our return journey will bring us back into Banff National Park and our accommodation for the night in the beautiful Village of Lake Louise. Tonight, we’ll have dinner in the historic Lake Louise Railway Station and spend one night at the Lake Louise Inn. (B,D)

Day 5 – Banff - Icefields Hwy - Jasper

Travelling through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, we drive along the famous Icefields Parkway which has been voted one of the most spectacular drives in the world. You will see for yourself why this mountain road that boasts a unique landscape rich in history and natural beauty second to none is so famous. We’ll view azure blue Peyto Lake, Mistaya Canyon and climb the switchback road through the Sunwapta Pass before arriving at the famous Columbia Icefields whose waters feed three oceans; we visit the Interpretive Centre then have a ride on the Ice Explorer vehicle for a close look at the Athabasca Glacier. Finally, at the end of this exciting day, we cross the Athabasca and Miette Rivers before arriving at the charming town of Jasper. Take some time tonight to explore the shops, cafes, and restaurants a short walk from The Crimson, our hotel for the next two nights. (B) 

Day 6 – Jasper - Maligne Canyon & Lake Cruise

Originally a tiny railway town, Jasper’s small-town charm is very different from the alpine resort style glamour of Banff. Surrounded by towering mountains, crystal clear lakes, and abundant wildlife, Jasper town located within the Jasper National Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. We start the day with a short tour of the Jasper townsite before crossing the Athabasca River and driving along the eastern slope of the Rockies. We’ll stop for a gentle walk along the edge of Maligne Canyon. The scenic drive continues and brings us to beautiful Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We’ll take a leisurely 90-minute cruise on the lake and a short walk on legendary Spirit Island. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy Jasper. We’ll celebrate the beauty of Jasper National Park tonight with an outdoor BBQ Dinner and entertainment. (B,D)

Day 7 – Jasper - Calgary

Another awesome day lies ahead as we retrace our route traveling south on the Icefields Highway. Our first stop of the day will be at the thundering Athabasca Falls where we’ll have a unique opportunity to view for falls from a variety of spectacular locations. Next, we climb up the rugged Sunwapta Pass to the Columbia Icefields and view several glistening glaciers not seen on the northbound journey. This is a great opportunity to watch for Mountain Goats, Elk, Moose and Bears. We’ll continue traveling south and stop on the shores of azure blue Bow Lake and take some time to view the majestic Bow Glacier. As we leave the Icefield Highway and join the Trans-Canada Highway, we’ll take a lunch break in Lake Louise Village. The final leg of our journey takes us eastward along the banks of the Bow River, past the townsites of Banff and lslsl. As we pass the majestic Three Sisters Mountain peaks, we take our last view of the Majestic Rocky Mountains. Soon we see the vast prairie landscape stretching out before us. On the outskirts of Calgary, we’ll catch a glimpse of the 1988 Winter Olympic site. Our hotel is only a few blocks from the heart of the Calgary shopping district, and you will have time for some last-minute shopping. This evening we’ll enjoy a final dinner together and recall many of the amazing sights and adventures we have experienced together. (B,D)

Day 8 - Calgary to Home

Our epic Rocky Mountain journey ends this morning as we head home with memories of the stunning landscapes that we have passed through and the hospitality of the people who call this home. (B)

Itinerary subject to change. Vaccinations are required for travel to Canada at this time.


Package Pricing

$3,995 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$4,995 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Price Includes

Roundtrip air transportation to Calgary
All transfers & motorcoach transportation
Pickup/livery Service
7 nights lodging
12 meals (7 breakfasts, 5 dinners)
Admissions & tours as described
Services of a Tour Director
Baggage handling
Taxes & gratuities for included items


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:

ADULT GROUP CHOICE

360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits

360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

$313 covers trip costs $4,001 to $5,000. $373 covers trip costs $5,001 to $6,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.

Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email 360group@travelexinsurance.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF


ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have a United Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A passport is required for travel to Canada. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On United Airlines our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $35 fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. Simply as a guideline, one may consider a per person, per day gratuity of $8.00 per tour guide as an average to be modified by one’s own personal experience. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.

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