Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 10 Day Western Canada’s Rockies, Lakes, and Wine Country Featuring the Calgary Stampede. Behold beautiful views and welcoming cultures as you journey across the Canadian Rockies – from Calgary to Vancouver. First, it’s time for some rodeo fun as you take your seat at the world’s largest rodeo, the Calgary Stampede! Discover the cowboy spirit at a local ranch before enjoying a traditional Albertan BBQ. Stay in and drive through scenic Banff National Park. Stand before the turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Understand the history and importance...read more of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Revelstoke Railroad Museum. Spend 2 nights in the Okanagan, a fertile valley best known as British Columbia’s wine country. Explore Vancouver and discover its many gems and outstanding cuisine. Soaring peaks to sparkling lakes, wine country to cowboy culture, get to know the spirit of Western Canada.
The vast unspoiled wilderness of the Canadian Rockies awaits you. Get ready to behold sky-high peaks and tranquil lakes, wine country and engaging cultures. Your tour begins in Calgary, a cosmopolitan city with strong western roots and ties to its cattle ranching past. Stay: Hyatt Regency (2 Nights)
Today, it's off to the Calgary Stampede which has been entertaining people since 1912! Travel to the Stampede grounds and visit the Midway, an authentic Native American village, various exhibits, and enjoy entertainment. The rodeo is the heart of the Calgary Stampede and your seat is reserved this afternoon to observe this festive show and cheer for one of your local favorites. This evening offers the opportunity of reserved seating for a great view of the Stampede performances including the Chuckwagon races* and musical entertainment. (B/L)
Discover the cowboy spirit of Western Canada with a stop at a local ranch for a line dance lesson and a wagon ride in search of buffalo. With soaring peaks serving as your backdrop, sit down for a traditional Albertan barbecue lunch. Continue on to Banff, where you'll have an evening to yourself to explore what this charming mountain town has to offer. (B/L) Stay: Banff Inn (2 Nights)
A scenic drive through Banff reveals powerful Bow Falls and picture-perfect Surprise Corner. Learn about Banff National Park at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, where a short tunnel brings you to the hot springs that sparked the creation of Canada's first national park. You'll then meet with a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare colorful version of the gemstone found only in Alberta. Enjoy some free time to explore downtown Banff this afternoon, or opt for a thrilling helicopter tour up to Mt. Assiniboine. Tonight, meet up with your travel companions for dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
The famous glacier-fed, turquoise waters of Lake Louise are yours for admiring this morning. Perhaps you'll hike along the lakeshore or simply relax in the majesty of your surroundings. Enjoy lunch at the Ski Lake Louise Lodge before boarding the mountain gondola,** which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Louise from an elevation of more than 6,800 feet (2,088 meters). The stunning scenery continues on your way to the ski town of Revelstoke, where you'll pass through Yoho, Glacier & Revelstoke National Park. (B/L) Stay: Sutton Place Hotel
All aboard for a visit to the Revelstoke Railway Museum – an interactive museum that connects you to the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Continue on to fertile lands of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia’s most celebrated wine region. Taste the sweet fruits of the land with a visit to an Okanagan orchard, where you’ll meet up with a local farmer for a tour and a tasting of their seasonal produce. Arrive in Kelowna where you’ll settle in for a 2-night stay by waters of Lake Okanagan. (B) Stay: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort (2 nights)
This morning, it's your choice! Learn the hidden history of Kelowna during a city walking tour with a local guide, uncovering the legend behind Kelowa's namesake, revisiting a turn-of-the-century love story for the ages, learning the entertaining history of the Kelowna Regatta and more -OR- join an indigenous First Nation knowledge keeper for a sensory walking tour on ancestral lands, revealing deeply rooted traditions and pointing out various medicinal plants. This afternoon is yours to explore downtown Kelowna before traveling to a local vineyard for a tour, tasting, and dinner. (B/D)
Head west for the dynamic seaport city of Vancouver. This diverse city features incredible food and a thriving arts scene, surrounded by the North Shore Mountains. This evening is yours to taste your way around the city and get to know your new destination. Perhaps you'll join an optional Chinatown tour with a local Chinese Canadian who will guide you around the neighborhood's iconic landmarks and herbal stores all while sharing the history of their community. End this tour with a traditional roasted Peking duck dinner. (B) Stay: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (2 Nights)
A city tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada's renowned urban rainforest. Continue onto Chinatown and Gastown – a turn-of-the-century neighborhood comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and a world-famous steam-powered clock. Spend the evening on Granville Island, exploring this artistic hub full of unique markets before toasting to the end of your journey at a local restaurant. (B/D)
Your tour through Western Canada comes to a close today. (B)
Stay 2 nights in the heart of the Okanagan – British Columbia's wine country.
Tour a local orchard with a farmer and sample some of the seasonal produce.
Experience the Calgary Stampede, the world's largest rodeo.
Step inside Stanley Park, Vancouver's renowned urban rainforest.
Explore the natural beauty of Banff, taking in the powerful Bow Falls.
Spend time discovering Lake Louise.
Delight in a traditional Albertan barbecue.
Taste the wines of the Okanagan Valley during dinner at a local vineyard.
Get your fill with stunning views during lunch at the Lake Louise Ski Lodge.
Expertly crafted itineraries
Skilled and engaging tour managers
Expert local guides with insider knowledge
Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
Many meals full of local flavour
Enriching cultural experiences
Comfortable on-tour transportation
Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Calgary Intl Airport (YYC) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Vancouver Intl Airport (YVR) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Private, chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Trip Optionals These optional activities can be pre-booked & included in your trip price.
Location: Calgary, AB. Cost: $207.
You’ll be sitting on the edge of your reserved seats when you witness one of the Calgary Stampede’s most popular and exciting events. Watch 36 drivers, 128 horses pulling chuckwagons and their teams of outriders as they compete for over $1 million in prize money! The Stampede’s world-famous Grandstand show follows. The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede perform in an energetic spectacle that features song, dance and special effects before concluding with a fantastic fireworks display. Duration approximately 5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 1 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option must be pre purchased before April 30th. As of May 1st, tickets cannot be guaranteed and will be subject to availability. Due to the nature of this optional item, once purchased it will be non refundable.
Location: Canmore, AB. Cost: $408.
Experience the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies from a birds-eye perspective -- leave the ground behind and behold the incomparable beauty of the region with a helicopter tour. Nothing compares to the total exhilaration of soaring above some of the most incredible scenery the world offers. Soar to the “Matterhorn” of the Canadian Rockies, Mt. Assiniboine, which rises majestically 11,870 feet along the Great Divide. The surrounding glaciers and icefalls will astound you and capture your imagination. This is a photographer's dream come true! Duration approximately 2 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 2 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Actual flight time is 30 minutes. Due to weight restrictions per aircraft, there is a group weigh-in prior to boarding. Passenger location in aircraft is based on weight & balance of the aircraft and is determined upon arrival at the heliport.
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