TOUR OVERVIEW / HIGHLIGHT
This trip is a leisurely driving tour that explores the world-famous Canadian Rockies, taking a circular route with luxurious stays in the popular destinations of Lake Louise, Jasper and Banff. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the many outdoor activities in the region or relax in the majestic splendour of the mountains. Private sightseeing inclusions feature dogsledding in Lake Louise, a Maligne Canyon Ice Walk in Jasper and a snowmobiling adventure in Banff.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
DAY 01: ARRIVAL - CALGARY / LAKE LOUISE
Welcome to the Canadian Rockies!
Upon arrival at Calgary International Airport, you’ll pick up your rental car and enjoy a scenic two-hour drive west along the Trans-Canada Highway towards the Canadian Rockies. Your day will end in beautiful Lake Louise, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”.
DAY 02: LAKE LOUISE
Enjoy a true dogsledding adventure! Get to know the dogs and their guides, and learn the basics of mushing - then drive the team home. You’ll cover over 16 km, travelling along and across the Continental Divide in Banff and Yoho National Parks.
The afternoon is at your leisure; consider exploring nearby Emerald Lake and Yoho National Park, with the spectacular Takakkaw Falls.
DAY 03: LAKE LOUISE / JASPER
Drive north to Jasper along the Columbia Icefields Parkway - one of the most spectacular drives in the world.
DAY 04: MALIGNE LAKE ICE WALK
Travel by SUV to Maligne Canyon for a private Ice Walk Tour. Your interpretive guide will safely take you down beneath the frozen surface of the Maligne River. Water levels drop with the freeze, leaving a magical world of ice formations and shelves.
DAY 05: JASPER
Enjoy a day at leisure in Jasper: wander through the town site - just 15 minutes away - or engage of a number of optional activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides and ice fishing.
DAY 06: JASPER / BANFF
Take in more breathtaking scenery as you retrace your steps on the Icefields Parkway, travelling south to Banff via the Bow Glacier.
DAY 07: PARADISE BASIN SNOWMOBILE
On this guided snowmobile adventure, you will travel through the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains to Paradise Basin. Upon arrival, you will gear up and ride on eco-friendly 600cc snowmobiles, complete with easy-to-use controls and heated hand grips. Visit the remnants of early 1900 Silver Mining Town located on top of the mountain at 2400m! With plenty of wildlife, amazing view points and a spectacular icefall walk within an old growth forest, this tour leads you to a cozy alpine cabin, where a hearty BBQ lunch awaits. After being refueled, it's time for hours of playing and relishing in the open powder bowl!
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 08: BANFF / CALGARY - DEPARTURE
There’s still time for a last taste of Canadian Rockies before heading to the airport for your flight home. Safe travels!
ACCOMMODATION WE LOVE:
8D7N - 2N Lake Louise, 3N Jasper, 2N Banff