|2||Calgary → Waterton||273 km|
|4||Waterton → Banff||373 km|
|5||Banff → Jasper||290 km|
|7||Jasper → Lake Louise||233 km|
|8||Lake Louise → Calgary||186 km|
- 7 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
- Breakfasts where applicable
- Bedding and kitchen equipment if cottage stays
- Assistance from your Canadian travel specialist (before, during and after the trip)
- All applicable taxes
- Protection for foreign travellers through the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
Add a GPS to your Travel Kit for $12 / day
* Max. $120 / rental
Book before March 30th, 2018 and choose 1 of these 3 special offers:
1. FREE Bear photo safari
2. FREE Maligne lake cruise
3. $50 discount per adult
* Certain conditions apply (see general terms and conditions)
DAY 1 - Calgary
Welcome to Calgary, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.
Be sure to take in the most interesting tourist attractions of Canada's cowboy capital: enjoy a spectacular 360° view of the city from the top of the Calgary Tower, do some shopping on 8th Avenue, visit Glenbow Museum to learn about the Aboriginal peoples and the colonization of the West, and take a stroll through the National Historical District of Stephen Avenue Walk.
And let your Canadian road trip adventure begin! Your first destination is Waterton Lakes National Park, where the Prairies meet the peaks of the Rocky Mountains.
Discover some natural wonders, such as a canyon and cascades. Pay a visit to the lakeside village of Waterton, which will charm you with its quaint mountain village feel. Here you will find a historic hotel constructed in 1927 and the departure point for a variety of hiking trails and water activities.
DAY 3 - Waterton
Spend an enjoyable day exploring this National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site with its magnificent scenery and abundant and diverse flora and fauna.
No other national park in Canada protects so much wildlife within such a small area. Waterton Lakes National Park is home to more than 250 species of birds, 60 species of mammals, 24 species of fish and 10 species of reptiles and amphibians!
Your route continues in the direction of Banff.
Opportunities to see wildlife along the road to Banff are excellent, and are considerably higher during the two hours after sunrise.
At an elevation of 1380 metres, this small resort town is known for its superb alpine setting.
Be sure to take a relaxing break at the Cave and Basin Hot Springs. After all, you are on holiday!
This morning you set out for Jasper via the Icefields Parkway, considered to be one of the most beautiful roads in the world.
In addition to the stunning views, you have a good chance of seeing several species of wildlife beside the road, such as black bears, grizzly bears, elk, mountain goats, moose and bighorn sheep.
Plan to make a stop at Athabasca Glacier or the Sunwapta Falls and Canyon, a typical example of the geological formation known as a ''hanging valley''.
DAY 6 - Jasper
You have an entire day to spend in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Visit the most beautiful attractions, including the picturesque Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, the most photographed island in the world.
Take a hike along the spectacular trails of Maligne Canyon and Mount Edith Cavell.
For families with children or visitors looking for a less strenuous activity, the Peyto Lake trail offers an easy 15-minute walk to spectacular vistas.
The spectacular scenery and icy blue green waters of this magnificent glacial lake will leave you speechless; it's easy to see why this is one of the most famous sights in the Canadian Rockies!