Behold beautiful views and welcoming cultures as you journey across the Canadian Rockies - from Calgary to Vancouver. First, it's time for some rodeo fun as you take your seat at the world's largest rodeo, the Calgary Stampede! Discover the cowboy spirit at a local ranch before enjoying a traditional Albertan BBQ. Stay in and drive through scenic Banff National Park. Stand before the turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Understand the history and importance of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Revelstoke Railroad Museum. Spend 2 nights in the Okanagan, a fertile valley best known as British Columbia's wine country. Explore Vancouver and discover its many gems and outstanding cuisine. Soaring peaks to sparkling lakes, wine country to cowboy culture, get to know the spirit of Western Canada.
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2021
- 10 Days
|Day 1||Calgary||The vast unspoiled wilderness of the Canadian Rockies awaits you. Get ready to behold sky-high peaks and tranquil lakes, wine country and engaging cultures. Your tour begins in Calgary, a cosmopolitan city with strong western roots and ties to its cattle ranching past.|
|Day 2||Calgary||Today, it's off to the Calgary Stampede which has been entertaining people since 1912! Travel to the Stampede grounds and visit the Midway, an authentic Native American village, various exhibits, and enjoy entertainment. The rodeo is the heart of the Calgary Stampede and your seat is reserved this afternoon to observe this festive show and cheer for one of your local favorites. This evening offers the opportunity of reserved seating for a great view of the Stampede performances including the Chuckwagon races* and musical entertainment.|
|Day 3||Calgary||Discover the cowboy spirit of Western Canada with a stop at a local ranch for a line dance lesson and a wagon ride in search of buffalo. With soaring peaks serving as your backdrop, sit down for a traditional Albertan barbecue lunch. Continue on to Banff, where you'll have an evening to yourself to explore what this charming mountain town has to offer.|
|Day 4||Banff||A scenic drive through Banff reveals powerful Bow Falls and picture-perfect Surprise Corner. Learn about Banff National Park at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, where a short tunnel brings you to the hot springs that sparked the creation of Canada's first national park. You'll then meet with a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare colorful version of the gemstone found only in Alberta. Enjoy some free time to explore downtown Banff this afternoon, or opt for a thrilling helicopter tour up to Mt. Assiniboine. Tonight, meet up with your travel companions for dinner at a local restaurant.|
|Day 5||Banff||The famous glacier-fed, turquoise waters of Lake Louise are yours for admiring this morning. Perhaps you'll hike along the lakeshore or simply relax in the majesty of your surroundings. Enjoy lunch at the Ski Lake Louise Lodge before boarding the mountain gondola,** which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Louise from an elevation of more than 6,800 feet (2,088 meters). The stunning scenery continues on your way to the ski town of Revelstoke, where you'll pass through Yoho, Glacier & Revelstoke National Park.|
|Day 7||Kelowna||This morning, it's your choice! Learn the hidden history of Kelowna during a city walking tour with a local guide, uncovering the legend behind Kelowa's namesake, revisiting a turn-of-the-century love story for the ages, learning the entertaining history of the Kelowna Regatta and more -OR- join an indigenous First Nation knowledge keeper for a sensory walking tour on ancestral lands, revealing deeply rooted traditions and pointing out various medicinal plants. This afternoon is yours to explore downtown Kelowna before traveling to a local vineyard for a tour, tasting, and dinner.|
|Day 8||Kelowna||Head west for the dynamic seaport city of Vancouver. This diverse city features incredible food and a thriving arts scene, surrounded by the North Shore Mountains. This evening is yours to taste your way around the city and get to know your new destination. Perhaps you'll join an optional Chinatown tour with a local Chinese Canadian who will guide you around the neighborhood's iconic landmarks and herbal stores all while sharing the history of their community. End this tour with a traditional roasted Peking duck dinner.|
|Day 9||Vancouver||A city tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada's renowned urban rainforest. Continue onto Chinatown and Gastown - a turn-of-the-century neighborhood comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and a world-famous steam-powered clock. Spend the evening on Granville Island, exploring this artistic hub full of unique markets before toasting to the end of your journey at a local restaurant.|
|Day 10||Vancouver||Your tour through Western Canada comes to a close today.|
- Hyatt Regency - Calgary, AB, Canada
- Banff Inn - Banff, AB, Canada
- Sutton Place Hotel - Revelstoke, BC, Canada
- Grand Okanagan Resort - Kelowna, BC, Canada
- Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - Vancouver, BC, Canada
- * NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.