Multi-Day Tour | Independent

Heart of the Rockies (8 days)

Entrée Canada

Calgary, Canada To Banff, Canada

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Oct 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Lake Louise, AB Canada
Calgary, AB Canada
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise None

Upon your 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”. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Château Lake Louise in a Deluxe Lakeview Room.

Day 2
Lake Louise, AB Canada
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise None

Nature and history will come alive as you enjoy a half-day guided interpretive hike around the Lake Louise area. Later, use your rental car to explore nearby Emerald Lake and Yoho National Park, with the spectacular Takakkaw Falls, on your own. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Château Lake Louise in a Deluxe Lakeview Room.

Day 3
Jasper, AB Canada
Lake Louise, AB Canada
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge None

Drive north along the spectacular Columbia Icefields Parkway, through the heart of the Rockies, into Jasper National Park. Stop along the way to take an optional “Snocoach” tour onto the Athabasca Glacier. Accommodations are at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Lakefront Suite.

Day 4
Jasper, AB Canada
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge None

Explore a spectacular snow- and ice-covered alpine destination, Mount Edith Cavell, in Jasper National Park, during your private 3-hour tour in a custom photo vehicle. Spot alpine flowers and see icebergs floating in the emerald green Cavell Lake. Accommodations are at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Lakefront Suite.

Day 5
Jasper, AB Canada
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge None

Enjoy a day at leisure in Jasper: wander through the town site or engage in a number of optional activities such as golf, heli-hiking, guided fishing, and river rafting. A boat cruise on Maligne Lake is always a favourite. Accommodations are at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Lakefront Suite.

Day 6
Banff, AB Canada
Jasper, AB Canada
The Fairmont Banff Springs None

Take in more breathtaking scenery as you retrace your steps on the Icefields Parkway, travelling south to Banff and your hotel. Highlights of the drive include Peyto Lake and the Bow Glacier. Accommodations are at Fairmont Banff Springs in a Deluxe View Room.

Day 7
Banff, AB Canada
The Fairmont Banff Springs None

Explore the sights in and around the Banff area. Highlights include Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, and Johnston Canyon, and walks to the famous Hoodoo sandstone formations or around massive Minnewanka Lake. Accommodations are at Fairmont Banff Springs in a Deluxe View Room.

Day 8
Calgary, AB Canada
Banff, AB Canada
None None

Relax at the hotel or head out to explore Calgary in advance of your return flight from Calgary International Airport. Safe travels!

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Description

This 8-day/ 7-night leisurely driving tour explores the world-famous Canadian Rockies, taking a circular route with 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 hiking in Lake Louise and a Mount Edith Cavell Ecotour in Jasper.

About Us

At Entrée Canada, we focus exclusively on creating personalized luxury travel programs to Canada. We work with only the finest accommodations and outfitters in the country, and our dedication to meticulously planned journeys has made us a leader in the field. We explore awe-inspiring vistas, out-of-the-way wilderness lodges, and unique cultural experiences. From British Columbia’s wild west coast to the shores of Newfoundland, we visit and experience each unique region in which we operate. Best of all, every trip we craft showcases the best of Canadian luxury travel.

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By: SJS25


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2013

Very pleased with all of our arrangements in Canada
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

Outstanding

By: Randy


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2015

We had some changed due to mechanical issues and Entree did an excellent making all of the changes necessary.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

Lovely

By: Tired


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Absolutely fabulous, great guides....grand time!! Weather even cooperated.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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By: Jim


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Our experience with Entree Canada was excellent. All of the drivers and cars were very good and the recommended guides were knowledgeable and helpful. They scheduled us on Via Rail Canada from Montreal to Quebec City and the attendants were extremely nice and helpful as were the lady porters. One of our traveling companions lost a hearing aid while on the train and didn't discover it until we reached the hotel, Auberge St. Antoine, who called immediately. The train had departed. Miraculously, the next day Via Rail brought the hearing aid to the hotel. That is really good service. Use Entree Canada if you travel to Canada.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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By: Grammy


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

very helpful and immediately available
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt

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Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Our experience with Entree Alaska was fantastic - everyone we met was warm, friendly, professional and every detail was attended to.
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