Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park
July 6, 2023 thru July 14, 2023
Majestic mountains, deep rivers, and abundant wildlife await you in Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies! Our tour will take you along the Going-to-the-Sun Road on an iconic red jammer, introducing you to the best parts of Glacier National Park. In Canada, we explore glaciers that come down to the road, rivers that flow large and wide, and amazing opportunities to see bears, moose, and mountain goats! The Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park is one of the most beautiful roads in North America (second only to Going-to-the-Sun Road)! Enjoy the cultural and festivities of legendary towns on the tour, like Whitefish and Banff. Your Pleasurebent Tour Director will ensure your trip runs smooth, with eleven meals included as well as overnight lodging in iconic hotels. Our travel consultants make sure your questions and needs are met before the tour starts. Bring your camera, sense adventure, and friends to the Crown of the Continent as you explore one of the most beautiful parts of North America with Pleasurebent Tours.
9 Days, 8 Nights
Level 4: Active
11 meals included
Livery Service Available on tour
- Explore Wallace, Idaho, one of the wealthiest mining towns in American history
- Discover Whitefish Montana and indulge in local brews and foods
- Tour Glacier National Park in an iconic red jammer bus on a beautiful day
- Climb the stairs of legendary Calgary Tower
- Soak in hot springs right outside of Banff Canada
- Drive along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Parks, where glaciers come close to the road!
- Keep an eye out for bears, moose, mountain goats, and other wildlife that inhabit the national parks
- Roundtrip air transportation (not including baggage and in-flight charges)
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- Roundtrip door to door livery service
- 8 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
- Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
- 11 meals
- Admission to all listed attractions
- Your professional Tour Director
- Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
- All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
Day 1: Tucson to Spokane, Washington
We fly to Spokane, Washington and board our waiting motorcoach, and drive across Idaho’s northern panhandle to Wallace, where we lodge one night. Wallace continues its 100-plus year run as the world’s largest silver producer – making it the richest mining town in existence and the last town entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Day 2: Whitefish, Montana
We tour the tunnels in the Sierra Silver Mine, then drive into Montana and lodge one night in Whitefish, just outside Glacier National Park. (B,L)
Day 3: Glacier National Park Tour
We make the short drive into Glacier, where a 1930s “jammer” (roll-top bus) takes us on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. We’ll travel through the great cedar and hemlock forests that lie within the Lake McDonald Valley and stand on top of the Continental Divide. At St. Mary’s Visitors Center we learn about the park’s geologic and human history, its wildlife and vegetation. Lunch at Johnson’s of St. Mary, then we cross into Canada, visit the Remington Carriage Museum, where we take a carriage ride. One night’s lodging in Lethbridge. (B,L)
Day 4: Calgary, Canada
We visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage site. Then we take a break in Calgary with a visit to Calgary Tower before continuing to Banff to lodge for two nights. (B)
Day 5: Banff, Canada
In Banff, we can visit the Falls of the Bow River and Cascade Rock Gardens or take time to explore Banff’s delightful shops. In the afternoon, we ride gondola cars up Sulphur Mountain. The views are breathtaking as we soar to the top to experience a stunning bird’s-eye view of the six incredible mountain ranges. Later we can soak in the Upper Hot Springs or return to Banff for free time. (B)
Day 6: Banff National Park
Scenery along the Icefields Parkway is amazing! We stop to see Peyto Lake’s beautiful turquoise color. Then we board a large snow coach that takes us onto Athabasca Glacier. Lunch at the Icefields is a special treat. We lodge one night in Jasper. (B,L)
Day 7: Jasper and Radium Hot Springs
As we depart Jasper, we stop at Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in the Rockies. We turn back towards Banff National Park, stop at Saskatchewan River Crossing, then on to the Chateau at Lake Louise. After free time, we drive to the town of Radium Hot Springs, B.C. and lodge one night. (B)
Day 8: British Columbia to Idaho
We drive through British Columbia, return to the U.S. in Idaho and continue to Spokane for one night’s lodging at the beautiful Davenport Hotel. We enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight. (B,D)
Day 9: Flight Home
It’s time for our thoughts to return home. We travel to the Spokane airport for our flight to Tucson. (B)
Itinerary is subject to change.
Home of Glaciers
There are 25 glaciers in Glacier National Park, but they are disappearing over time.
Land of Lakes
Glacier National Park has 762 lakes, but only 131 are named
There are 50 mountains in the Canadian Rockies that tower over 11,000 feet
Evidence points to humans living in the Canadian Rockies for 15,000 years
$4,325 per person
$5,405 per person
Final Payment Due:
March 30, 2023
• Roundtrip air transportation (not including baggage and in-flight charges)
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 8 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
• Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
• 11 meals
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
• Your professional Pleasurebent Tour Director
• All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
- None – Through March 30, 2023
- $200 – March 31 – April 26, 2023
- $2,400 – April 27 – June 5, 2023
- 100% of tour price after June 5, 2023
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.
In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer the following Travelex Insurance Services protection plan for this tour:
360° 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 up to $5,000 or $373 covers trip costs up to $6,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase at booking, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment. Contact us to purchase. For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888-574-7026 and reference plan number GCB-0521.
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ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING
Level 4: Active
Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.
Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.
Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.
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.
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 sky cap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers.
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.)
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.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as 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 jacket and / or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you to on this tour.
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