9 Day National Parks of Canada with Lake Louise

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9 Day National Parks of Canada with Lake Louise
Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites Edmonton, AB
Chateau Jasper Jasper, AB
Tonquin Inn Jasper, AB
Lake Louise Inn Lake Louise, AB
Mountaineer Lodge Lake Louise, AB
Banff Park Lodge Banff, AB
Delta Calgary Airport Hotel Calgary, AB

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Jun 10  (Sold Out) $2139* $1789
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Aug 19  (Sold Out) $2299* $1949

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Land only price does not include departure transfer.

It is recommended that passengers select flights that arrive in Edmonton no later than 5 pm on Day 1.

Departure transfer is not required as Delta Calgary Airport Hotel is connected to Calgary International Airport.

All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.

Accommodation Details:
Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, and you will encounter some uneven or wet surfaces.

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DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Canada
Arrive in Edmonton, capital of Canada's Alberta Province and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city’s museums, visit the famous Farmer's Market in Old Strathcona and discover the city’s trendy restaurant scene Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting journey of Western Canada that awaits you
Overnight: Edmonton

DAY 2, Sunday - Elk Island National Park, Ukrainian Village
Begin the day viewing the extraordinary wildlife at Elk Island National Park, founded in 1906 as a wildlife refuge for preservation of elk herds in the area and influential in re-establishing the bison population in Western Canada and the U.S. Today, the Park is a sanctuary for bison, moose, elk, beaver and other small animals and home to over 250 species of birds. Afterwards, on to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open-air museum where costumed performers recreate the life of early Ukrainian pioneers that settled here in the late 1800s. Step back in time to hear stories about the settlement of these pioneers and tour the restored structures including a schoolhouse, grain elevator and blacksmith shop. Enjoy a delectable lunch of Ukrainian favorites with time to explore on your own before returning to Edmonton. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink
Overnight: Edmonton
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3, Monday - Depart for Jasper
This morning, depart Alberta’s provincial capital. Originated as a fur trading post, Edmonton is a city rich in native history. The beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley meanders through the city, providing a scenic backdrop for a network of iconic landmarks and numerous parks. Travel along the scenic roads to Jasper, a laid-back alpine community with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and sparking blue lakes. Enjoy leisure time and lunch on your own in the downtown Jasper area before a drive to the Pyramid Lakes area of Jasper National Park to see Pyramid Mountain, one of Jasper's most photogenic sights. Tonight, enjoy dinner together
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Jasper National Park, Spirit Island Cruise, Maligne Canyon
Drive amidst stunning vistas of deep green forests, snow covered mountains and towering peaks to glorious Jasper National Park, known for its abundant wildlife. Arrive at Maligne Lake, nestled in a ring of towering mountains, the largest glacier fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Here, board a boat to magical Spirit Island, the iconic crown jewel of Jasper National Park. At pine tree covered Spirit Island, a chance to take photos before returning to shore. Then, on to majestic Maligne Canyon to learn about the unique features of this underground system. Time to walk along the canyon's trails with breathtaking views of waterfalls and unusual rock formations. Return to Jasper for an afternoon at leisure, or, participate in the optional Jasper Float Tour that retraces the route of the early explorers along the Athabasca River
Optional: Jasper Float Tour
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Athabasca Falls, Glacier Skywalk & Adventure, Lake Louise
Traveling on the dramatic Icefields Parkway, enjoy astonishing views of glaciers, rocky peaks, waterfalls and snowfields at every turn. Arrive at Athabasca Falls flowing from the Columbia Icefields, the most photogenic waterfall in Canada. Next, a thrilling excursion on the Ice Explorer onto the surface of the massive Athabasca Glacier. In this breathtaking mountain setting, stop along the glacier and walk on the ice. Continue to the Columbia Icefield Discovery Center for lunch on your own, with time to view informative exhibits about glaciers and the striking geological features of this area. Afterwards, get ready for an extraordinary experience -- walk on the magnificent cliff-edge Glacier Skywalk viewing exquisite panoramas from a clear glass platform nearly 900 feet high. Looking down, see hints of life from thousands of years ago along with rushing waterfalls and glacier vistas. Continue on to Lake Louise located in historic Banff National Park. Evening is at leisure in this delightful town with its incomparable ambience
Overnight: Lake Louise
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Travel to Banff
A day filled with unmatched beauty as you travel to Moraine Lake with its indigo blue waters surrounded by the Valley of the Ten Peaks. This glacier fed lake, reflects the remarkable beauty of one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada. Continue to crystal-clear Lake Louise. Linger and enjoy the serenity before continuing to the town of Banff at the base of the rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies, in the heart of Banff National Park. Enjoy leisure time to wander along the main streets. Tonight, independently discover Banff’s diverse dining scene
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Banff National Park
Begin the day in the scenic Johnston Canyon. Enjoy some time to see the waterfalls before continuing on the Bow Valley Parkway to wondrous Banff National Park. Nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the snow-capped vistas, crystal glaciers and sweeping panoramas are just one part of the astonishing allure of Banff. Continue along the shores of Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka, "Water of the Spirits", a gorgeous glacial lake in the eastern area of Banff where First Nations people inhabited the areas around 10,000 years ago. This evening, perhaps join the optional Cowboy Cookout. Enjoy a leisurely covered wagon ride to the BBQ site located near the Sundance Canyon trail followed by some western activities and a hearty dinner
Optional: Cowboy Cookout
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Cave & Basin National Historic Site, Travel to Calgary
Depart to Cave & Basin National Historic Site, the geographical birthplace of Canada’s National Park System. Enjoy time exploring the naturally-occurring, warm mineral springs that can be found inside the cave, and outside in an emerald colored basin. Continue to Calgary, a sophisticated city set between prairies and peaks that grew out of the Canadian West. Arrive at Canada's largest living history museum, Heritage Historical Village, to discover "How the West was Once". A Farewell Dinner tonight caps your amazing journey through Western Canada with your newfound friends
Overnight: Calgary
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Depart Canada
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Featured Hotels

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Optional Tours

Join a raft trip on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park. The trip passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches, which allows your guide to point out the natural and human history of Jasper. This same route was used by the fur traders over two centuries ago. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery around as your guide does all of the rowing and provides expert commentary.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours*

*Length of tour is subject to change due to season and river flow

Day #4 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 $55.00
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Ride through the forest and take in the mountain scenery from the comfort of a covered wagon. The ride takes you along the base of Sulphur Mountain, along the Bow River to 3 Mile Cabin. Dig into a hearty meal fit for a cowboy. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere or partake in some western activities. Try your hand at calf roping, challenge friends to a game of horseshoes or relax in the picnic area.

Included are round-trip transfers from your hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 $71.00
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