Canadian Rockies (Wait-List Only)

Canadian Rockies (Wait-List Only)
Fri, Aug 2nd, 2024
to
Sat, Aug 10th, 2024
Attention: Passport or Enhanced DL Required
  • • "Triple" : Two Beds: $3030
  • • "Quad" : Two Beds: $3010
  • • "Single" : One Bed: $4150
"Double":

One or Two Beds: $3050

9 Day Motorcoach Tour Featuring the Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Yoho & Glacier National Parks.

Optional Trip Insurance available for purchase at my.travelinsure.com/uma/rileytours



Tour Highlights:

Calgary City Tour
Included Dinner at the Calgary Tower
Cascade Gardens
Bow Falls
Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride
Banff National Park
Lake Louise & Victoria Glacier
Peyto Lake
Jasper National Park
Glacier Adventure on Athabasca Glacier
Glacier Skywalk
Lunch at Banff Springs Hotel
Emerald Lake
Red Bus tour on the Going-to-the-Sun Road through Glacier National Park (USA)
Amtrak

Day 1 Minot, ND
Today we begin our tour to the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Our first evening’s stay will be in Minot, North Dakota. Tonight, we’ll have a pizza party at our hotel to hang out and get to know our fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2 Medicine Hat, AB
This morning will enter Canada and make our way to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, which is known for its giant historical murals. Here, we’ll have lunch on our own before we continue our trek to Medicine Hat for our overnight. You’ll get a view of Chaplin Lake, Canada’s second largest saline lake. Besides being a source of high-quality sodium sulphate, the lake is also excellent habitat for a number of migratory shorebird species. We’ll travel to Medicine Hat, Albert this evening. (B)

Day 3 Calgary, AB
Today’s journey takes us across the grain belt of Saskatchewan into Alberta. Upon arrival, a local guide will join us for a city tour of Calgary. After check-in to our hotel we’ll head downtown for an included dinner at the Calgary tower. (B, D)

Day 4 Saskatchewan River Crossing
We will get our first look at the Canadian Rockies this morning. We’ll be climbing in elevation until we arrive in Banff. Spend the day touring here and in Banff National Park. Sights include Cascade of Time Gardens, Bow Falls and Sulphur Mountain. At Sulphur Mountain, we will ride a Gondola to the top of the mountain before heading to lunch. Lunch will be included at the luxurious Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel this afternoon. The meal is as fabulous as the hotel. We’ll continue through the park along the very scenic Icefields Parkway seeing cool lakes, beautiful meadows, and magnificent waterfalls including Peyto Lake, the first of the beautiful blue-green glacier fed lakes that we’ll see on this tour. We arrive at the The Crossing Resort, a rustic retreat surrounded by the mountains located right on the Parkway. This hotel is a favorite of most of our travelers every year! Enjoy an included dinner this evening at restaurant here. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Jasper, AB
This morning we continue north on the Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefield, the largest mass of ice in the Rocky Mountains and take the Glacier Adventure. Ride on a massive Ice Explorer to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier where we’ll stop on the glacier. Here you can get out and walk on the ice and even fill your water bottle with fresh glacier water. Next, we’ll get a bird’s eye view of the Sunwapta Valley on the Glacier Skywalk. Step out on a cliff-edge walkway where giant glaciers perch above you and the spectacular Sunwapta Valley spreads out below. The walkway leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918-foot drop. Next stop, Sunwapta Falls meaning “turbulent water” and Athabasca Falls! Both of these powerful waterfalls are magnificent but very different. Back on the Icefield Parkway, we’ll trave along the Athabasca River through scenic Jasper National Park to our home for the evening in the alpine town of Jasper. (B)

Day 6 Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
This morning we’ll travel back down through Jasper National Park on the Icefield Parkway and make our way back into Banff National Park. We’ll visit the breath taking, blue-green Lake Louise which springs from Victoria Glacier. Lunch will be on your own at the Lake Louise Village before we enter Yoho National Park. First stop, Emerald Lake, Yoho’s largest lake. Here you can walk across the bridge and dip your feet into the beautiful turquoise water. Be sure to check out the cute gift shop here. We’ll head to British Columbia to the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. We’ll enjoy an included dinner here this evening. During your free time tonight, we suggest taking a dip in the soothing, mineral-rich hot spring pools with beautiful views of the mountains. (B, D)

Day 7 Whitefish, MT
We’ll spend our morning driving south heading back into the United States. A boxed lunch is included today. We’ll visit Glacier National Park, where we will board the famous Red Bus, a vintage 1930s bus to ride on the spectacular Going-To-The-Sun Road. It is widely acclaimed as one of the outstanding, scenic roadways of the world. We will cross the Continental Divide through Logan Pass at an altitude of 6,664 feet. Afterwards, we’ll head back to Whitefish, Montana for the night. (B, L)

Day 8 Minot, ND
Today we will be traveling across the plains of Montana aboard the Amtrak. The whole day will be spent on the train as we traverse northern Montana and northern North Dakota to our overnight destination of Minot, North Dakota. (B)

Day 9 Home
Our last day of travel takes us across North Dakota back into familiar Minnesota. The time has come to take those last photographs and say our good-byes to our fellow traveling companions after a wonderful scenic tour. (B)
4 dinners 
2 lunches and 
8 continental breakfasts

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