Calgary Stampede

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 Trip Length
14 Days
 Trip Starts
Victoria
 Trip Finishes
Vancouver
14 Day Calgary Stampede Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Canada
Trip Operator
Trip Style
Land Journey
Accommodation
4.5 - 5 Star
Max. Group Size
40
Guide Level
Fully Guided
Trip Code
UT14BWCI

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 14 Day Calgary Stampede. Board the world renowned Rocky Mountaineer Train for an unforgettable journey through incredible landscapes of the Rocky Mountains. Explore the alpine towns of Jasper, Sun Peaks and Whistler.

Itinerary

We'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel where a welcome dinner awaits later in the evening. Stay Two Nights: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, in a Deluxe Water View Room (D)

After this morning's experience, the rest of the day is free to spend as you like. (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit The Butchart Gardens for breakfast in the original Butchart residence. You've been granted special access to the gardens before the crowds arrive, so use this time to explore the floral gardens in serenity.

Pay a quick visit to Chemainus before taking your BC Ferries service across Georgia Strait. Take pause at Shannon Falls before arriving in Whistler. If you'd rather forgo the journey by land and ferry, take a floatplane flight instead (own expense). Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa (B)

Wave goodbye to Whistler, travelling past Duffey and Seton lakes, as well as the rural towns of Pemberton and Lillooet, on the way to Kamloops. When you've arrived, you'll have the chance to settle in and become familiar with the inn. Set at the base of rocky cliffs, you'll get a real sense of what it's like to be in the heart of Canada's countryside. Stay: Kamloops, South Thompson Inn (B/D)

On the way to Jasper, you'll pass towering Mount Robson, before crossing from British Columbia to Alberta, arriving in Jasper National Park. Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose from one of the lodge's restaurants for a delicious dinner.

Travel along the Icefields Parkway through the iconic Canadian Rockies. See Athabasca Falls before stopping at the Columbia Icefield to board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto Athabasca Glacier. Journey on to Lake Louise. Stay: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in a Lakeview Room (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose which of your hotel's restaurants you'd like to have dinner at this evening.

It's a pleasure to see what all the commotion is about at the famous Calgary Stampede, and you're able to stay among the excitement for two nights at the iconic Fairmont Palliser. Stay Two Nights: Calgary, Fairmont Palliser (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • Grab your cowboy hat and spurs, and get into the swing of things at the annual Calgary Stampede! Starting as an exhibition way back in 1886, the Stampede grew to a live show with performances and events, and is known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Today is spent at the Calgary Stampede. Celebrating Calgary's western heritage and values, the Stampede attracts over one million visitors to the town every year. Some of today's events include bareback-riding and steer-wrestling, as well as chuckwagon racing, stage shows, parades, concerts, agricultural competitions and First Nations exhibitions. (B)

Sights set on the Canadian Rockies, travel to Banff and be guided through the town. Stay Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs, in a Mountain View Room (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose from one of your hotel's restaurants for dinner this evening.
Signature Experiences:
  • Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Explore Banff on your chosen activity today. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Today you may like to take part in the Banff Experience, which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, board the Banff Gondola, or set off on a heli-sightseeing excursion. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River or learn how to be a Canadian ice hockey player. Otherwise, you might like to spend some time at the Willow Stream Spa.

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and soak up the views from the bi-level glass-dome carriage in GoldLeaf Service. Traverse Kicking Horse Pass and see the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels. Arrive later in Kamloops. Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (three-star accommodation) (B/L)

Travel past Hell's Gate and the Coast Mountains, coming to a stop in Vancouver. Stay Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (B/L)

Have you ever seen a city quite like Vancouver? Wonderfully picturesque, set off on a guided discovery, including a visit to Granville Island where you can wander around the colourful public market. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure before a special dinner. (B/D)

Your journey comes to an end today. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Visit The Butchart Gardens for breakfast in the original Butchart residence. You've been granted special access to the gardens before the crowds arrive, so use this time to explore the floral gardens in serenity.
  • Grab your cowboy hat and spurs, and get into the swing of things at the annual Calgary Stampede! Starting as an exhibition way back in 1886, the Stampede grew to a live show with performances and events, and is known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
  • Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

  • A maximum of 40 guests in your APT group
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities

  • 21 included meals over the course of your trip.

  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Vancouver at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
  • Enjoy a superb two-night stay at the 'Castle in the Rockies' - The Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Stay two nights at The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary
  • Stay overnight at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise , in a Lakeview Room
  • An overnight stay at The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa
  • Relax during an overnight stay at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included (unless specified)
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