Experience Canada & Alaska plus tickets to Calgary Stampede
21 Day tour
Depart 6th July
from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
Return Friday 27th July
From $13,984 per person
- Tickets to the Calgary Stampede
- See the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of the area's most spectacular landmarks.
- At Columbia Icefield, choose a ride on the glacier or walk on the Glacier Skywalk.
- Behold spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks.
- Experience the beautiful city of Vancouver.
- Victoria day trip.
- Witness spectacular views on your VIA Rail train ride.
- Traverse the unforgettable Icefields Parkway.
- Breakfast at picture-perfect Maligne Lake.
- Diner's Choice... Select from a "menu" of Lake Louise's restaurants.
- Delight in a traditional Albertan barbecue.
- 18 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 13 Dinners
- All on tour gratuities (excluding option cruise day tours and cruise tipping)
Find yourself immersed in good old-fashioned Western-style fun and entertainment at the famous Calgary Stampede. This annual event defines the culture of the region and features a world-class competitive rodeo, top-name musical performances,chuck wagon races, agricultural and First Nations exhibits, and so much more!
You'll experience this event celebrating Calgary's heritage thatattracts millions of visitors each year and has been called "TheGreatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
06 July: Depart Australia (from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne)and arrive Vancouver, British Columbia – Tour Begins
Join us for a remarkable journey through the stunning landscapes,charming towns and beautiful lakes of the Canadian Rockies. (D)
07 July: Victoria day trip
A scenic ferry crossing transports us to Vancouver Island to visit theincomparable and lovely Butchart Gardens. Set on over 55 acres,Butchart Gardens are among the world's most beautiful and area veritable explosion of color and fragrances. Then, take a shortsightseeing tour of the "City of Gardens," Victoria, and enjoy leisuretime to explore this charming seaside city. This evening journey backto the mainland via a short ferry ride. (B)
08 July: Vancouver – VIA Rail
A city tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful StanleyPark, Canada's renowned urban rainforest. Then, continue toChinatown, the waterfront, and Gastown, a turn-of-the-century centrecomprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques and the world-famoussteam-powered clock, perhaps the most photographed subject in allof Vancouver. Stroll picturesque Granville Island and its fascinatingmarkets. This evening, enjoy dinner overlooking the city skyline. Later,board VIA Rail's The Canadian to begin your journey to the majesticCanadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you arerocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations. (B,D)
09 July: VIA Rail – Jasper, Alberta
Enjoy a lovely hot breakfast in the dining car as your eastbound trainwhisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and thestunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relax inthe dome car as you experience 360-degree views of the glisteningglaciers of the Albreda Icefields and on a clear day, view Mt. Robson– the highest peak of the Rockies! Moose, mountain goats, bear andcaribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon, arrive in Jasper,nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the gateway to theincredible Icefields Parkway. (B,L)
10 July: Jasper
This morning we travel to Maligne Lake and enjoy breakfast* againstthe backdrop of the picture-perfect sparkling waters of the lake.Whilst at Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the CanadianRockies, you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlightingthe beauty of Spirit Island. Later, enjoy the dramatic Maligne Canyon,one of the area's most spectacular landmarks. Return to your hotelwith leisure time to explore this lovely town. (B,D)
11 July: Icefields Parkway – Glacier or Glacier Skywalk – Lake Louise
Set off for a wonderful day of sightseeing en route to Lake Louise. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway! Waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped peaks paint the breathtaking canvas – so have your camera handy! Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. Stop at the Columbia Icefield and choose a fun ride** across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle; or, take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape from the glassfloored platform. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at Peyto Lake – a turquoise glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity – before arriving in Lake Louise. Enjoy a stay at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening it's Diner's Choice... Choose the perfect spot from a "menu" of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise's great restaurants. (B,D)
12 July: Lake Louise – Banff
En route to Banff, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks are distinctively saw-toothed, standing out amidst stunning alpine scenery. Arrive at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the "Castle in the Rockies," for a luxurious 2-night stay. (B)
13 July: Banff
Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos – known as the "Land of the Sleeping Giants". Next, meet a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During an afternoon at leisure, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff's delightful downtown. This evening experience another Diner's Choice... You'll choose the perfect spot from one of Banff's great restaurants. (B,D)
14 July: Banff – Calgary
This morning we're off to the Calgary Stampede which has been entertaining people since 1912. You will travel to the Stampede grounds where you can visit the Midway, an authentic Native American village, various exhibits and entertainment. The rodeo is the heart of the Calgary Stampede and your seat is reserved to observe
this festive show and root for one of your local favorites. This evening offers the opportunity of reserved seating for a great view of the various Stampede performances including the Chuckwagon races** and musical entertainment. (B,L)
15 July: Calgary
Today we spend a fantastic day at the Calgary Stampede
16 July: Calgary
Free time in Calgary for that last minute shopping. (B,D)
17 July: Calgary – Vancouver Cruise Terminal
Fly to Vancouver , free time this afternoon to enjoy Vancouver. (B)
18 July: Board the Coral Princess
Today we board the Coral Princess for our beautiful 7 night cruise. For the next 7 days all meals are included and there's a special group cocktail function. We depart Vancouver, British Columbia View. (B,L,D)
19 July: At sea
Enjoy a Day at Sea with a special cocktail party. (B,L,D)
20 July: Ketchikan, Alaska
6:30am - 2:00pm (B,L,D)
21 July: Juneau, Alaska
8:00am - 9:00pm (B,L,D)
22 July: Skagway, Alaska
7:00am - 8:30pm (B,L,D)
23 July: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)
6:00am - 3:00pm (B,L,D)
24 July: College Fjord, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)
6:00pm - 8:30pm (B,L,D)
25 July: Anchorage (Whittier)
After some free time in Anchorage we board our flight home via Vancouver. (B)
Arrive home Friday 27 July 2018
Terms & Conditions Apply
$2000 deposit per person at the time of booking, second deposit of $2500 per person due 1 December 2017. Final Payment due 1st March 2018.
Single accommodations are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Triple accommodations will be requested at time of booking and may not be available due to limited room configurations on VIA Rail train cars.
Order of sightseeing is subject to change.
*Some attractions may not be available during the "off-season" months (weather permitting) and is reflected in the tour price. Glacier Experience is weather permitting throughout the travel season.
**The Chuckwagon race excursion is a pre-sold option and must be purchased before April 30, 2017 in order to guarantee availability.
*Breakfast at Maligne Lake is only offered from June 1 to September 30 – a hotel breakfast will be supplied as an alternative.
Please be advised there is a 25 USD/CAD charge (per piece) for checked baggage on most trans-border flights. This is a fee levied by the airlines and may be subject to change.
Passports are required at your own expense for travel outside of Australia. Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity beyond the return date from the destination. Some countries require a visa in addition to a valid passport for entry into the country. You are strongly urged to contact the Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.
An overnight bag is necessary for your train experience aboard VIA Rail.
Maximum elevation is 2,130 metres.
An ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) visa is required for all Australian passport holders travelling to or via the USA, at your own expense. This visa may apply due to your airline scheduling. Most other passport holders will also require an ESTA visa to travel to or via the US, to check please go to https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ or contact CIBT at www.cibtvisas.com.au/collette, alternatively check with your consulate for more information.
You will need an eTA to visit or transit Canada by air. Contact appropriate embassy or consulate for specific information and entry requirements. Important: We recommend that our guests take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visa. It should be packed separately from your actual passport Apply for an eTA: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp. The cost is approx CAD$7 per person. To apply you must have a valid passport, credit card and email address. If you travel by land or sea, you will not need an eTA to enter Canada. However, you must travel with proper identification. This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.
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