Best of the Canadian Rockies Tauck Tours

Best of the Canadian Rockies

This Canadian Rockies/Alberta tour is called the Best of the Canadian Rockies. This 8 day tour will take you to several national parks like Jasper, Athabasca and Banff National Park. Your Tauck tour features several exclusive experiences like a helicopter tour, known locally as flightseeing, over the Three Sisters Peaks for views of breathtaking scenery and a world of adventure.

Over these 8 days you’ll learn about, experience and enjoy the Canadian Rockies home to some of the most interesting flora and fauna this far north of the equator. The Best of the Canadian Rockies tour starts out in Kananaskis country at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll go on an expert-guided tour of Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada. Your tour continues along the Icefields Parkway and begin your exploration of Jasper Park. As your 8 day tour comes to a close you’ll spend time in Banff Park which is lined with excellent shops and markets.


8 Daysfr. $4,290

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • A helicopter flightseeing adventure over the Three Sisters Peaks in the Canadian wilderness
  • A guided naturalist hike at glacially fed Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks
  • Lake-view guest rooms at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, during your two-night stay
  • “Jasper Your Way,” offering a choice of included guided adventures in Jasper National Park
  • A ride aboard the Ice Explorer atop prehistoric Athabasca Glacier along Icefields Parkway
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • Crosswaters Resort in Alberta, Canada (1 night)
  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada (2 nights)
  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta, Canada (2 nights)
  • Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta, Canada (2 nights)

Head out from Calgary to Kananaskis Country

Calgary, Canada

Tour departs at 2:00 PM from Calgary International Airport. For guests who are spending the previous night in Calgary, an airport transfer from Calgary International Airport to The Westin Calgary is included; pick-up time today will be 1:00 PM at The Westin Calgary.

Kananaskis Village, Canada

Your trip begins with a journey from Calgary that takes you across the last few miles of Canadian prairie to Kananaskis country, the foothills of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Join us tonight for a Wild West-themed welcome reception and dinner with music at Boundary Ranch.

Dinner

CROSSWATERS RESORT

Flightseeing, Yoho & Banff, and on to Lake Louise

Kananaskis Village, Canada

Weather permitting, start the day with a morning helicopter excursion* that showcases the stunning Three Sisters Peaks. Then head high up into the Canadian Rockies and cross the Continental Divide through Kicking Horse Pass on a day of Alberta travel on which you'll see some of the most beautiful lakes in North America, including Lake Louise, where you'll have lunch.

Yoho National Park, Canada

Later, enter Yoho National Park, where Emerald Lake sparkles with the surrounding peaks reflected in the green waters; see the Spiral Tunnels, a century-old engineering feat created for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and Natural Bridge, a rock formation over the Kicking Horse River.

Lake Louise, Canada

Arrive at your historic château-style resort hotel on the edge of Lake Louise overlooking Victoria Glacier in Banff National Park, where you'll enjoy lake-view accommodations during your two-night stay; have dinner at the hotel tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE

A Moraine Lake Excursion & Resort Leisure

Lake Louise, Canada

Come along with our naturalist guide today for an excursion (weather permitting) to lovely Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada, located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. This glacially fed lake reflects the awe-inspiring beauty that prompted explorer Walter Wilcox, who named it Moraine Lake after the moraine, or rock pile, deposited by the Wenkchemna Glacier, to write “no scene had ever given me an equal impression of inspiring solitude and rugged grandeur,” adding that his time spent contemplating the view was the happiest half-hour of his life.

In the event of adverse weather conditions, join Tauck's naturalist guide for a tour of Lake Louise. Return to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to spend the rest of the day as you wish.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE

Along the Icefields Parkway

Lake Louise, Canada

After breakfast, set off along the Icefields Parkway, which winds its way through Alberta's Banff and Jasper National Parks, past more than 600 glaciers, six icefields and a cornucopia of mountains features jaw-dropping views of spectacular rocky peaks, waterfalls and snowfields around every turn.

Jasper National Park, Canada

Enjoy a barbecue lunch, and watch for bears, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats – especially in the spring and fall – en route to your lodge in the heart of Jasper National Park. During your two-night stay, you'll have an opportunity to attend a presentation by a Parks Canada official to hear the history, legends and folklore that are the very essence of Canada's magnificent national parks.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

Explore Jasper National Park your way

Jasper National Park, Canada

Continue your Alberta vacation with a day spent exploring magnificent Jasper National Park with your choice of an included "Jasper Your Way" discovery tour. You may choose from among an Athabasca River whitewater rafting adventure* led by Rocky Mountain River Guides; a "Wildlife Discovery Tour," joining a wildlife interpreter to search for bear, elk and more; or a trip on the Jasper Tramway through alpine tundra, leading to the interesting alpine town of Jasper.

Or you may want to engage in some of the optional activities at your lodge (available at an additional cost) including horseback riding, biking, tennis, golf, fishing or boating. A park official shares insights on aboriginal culture during a presentation late this afternoon.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

Climb along Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer

Banff, Canada

Retracing your route along the Icefields Parkway back to Banff National Park today, you'll appreciate the region's spectacular scenery from several perspectives. Take a memorable ride across the surface of Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer, a specially designed glacial vehicle, for a close look at the glacier's geological features – another highlight of your Alberta vacation adventure.

Arrive in Banff National Park, the first national park in Canada; your grand hotel, one of the Rockies' finest resorts, was built more than a century ago to resemble a Scottish baronial castle.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS

The Incredible Bounty of Banff as you please

Banff, Canada

Today is yours to explore Banff National Park and environs as you please. You may wish to check out the village of Banff, which, with its spectacular scenery and trendy shops and boutiques, has grown over the decades to rival the chic alpine villages of the American Rockies. There are also many optional activities to choose from (available at an additional cost) in Banff National Park itself. You can ride the Banff gondola, take a guided nature walk, go horseback riding, mountain biking, or canoeing on the Bow River. Play a round of golf at your world-famous resort, or perhaps book an alpine aromatherapy massage at the Willow Stream Spa, ranked among the top spas in Canada.

The week comes to a conclusion tonight at a special farewell reception at The Banff Centre, a world-renowned cultural center where creativity in the performing arts is fostered and new works are created. Your evening includes a special musical performance and dinner overlooking the gorgeous Bow Valley, where the views are a feast for the heart and a great finale to your Alberta vacation.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS

Journey Home

Calgary, Canada

Travel back to Calgary, approximately 80 miles. Tauck's spectacular Alberta vacation experience ends at 10:00 AM at Calgary International Airport. Guests spending additional nights in Calgary will be transferred to The Westin Calgary upon arrival; a transfer from The Westin Calgary to Calgary International Airport is included. Please arrange flights from Calgary to your final destination for after 12:00 noon. Allow a minimum of three hours for check-in.

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Departure Date
Price
Fri, May 17, 2019
$4,290.00
Fri, May 24, 2019
$4,290.00
Fri, May 31, 2019
$4,290.00
Fri, Jun 07, 2019
$5,390.00
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
$4,590.00
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
$4,590.00
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
$5,590.00
Fri, Jun 28, 2019
$4,990.00
Sun, Jun 30, 2019
$5,590.00
Fri, Jul 05, 2019
$4,990.00
Sun, Jul 07, 2019
$5,590.00
Fri, Jul 12, 2019
$4,990.00
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
$5,590.00
Fri, Jul 19, 2019
$4,990.00
Sun, Jul 21, 2019
$5,590.00
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
$4,990.00
Sun, Jul 28, 2019
$5,590.00
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
$4,990.00
Sun, Aug 04, 2019
$5,590.00
Fri, Aug 09, 2019
$4,990.00
Sun, Aug 11, 2019
$5,590.00
Fri, Aug 16, 2019
$4,990.00
Fri, Aug 23, 2019
$4,990.00
Sun, Aug 25, 2019
$5,590.00
Fri, Aug 30, 2019
$4,990.00
Fri, Sep 06, 2019
$4,990.00
Sun, Sep 08, 2019
$5,590.00
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
$4,990.00
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
$5,590.00
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
$4,590.00
Sun, Sep 22, 2019
$5,390.00
Sun, Sep 29, 2019
$4,590.00
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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $350.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $350 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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