Good Times Travel
17132 Magnolia St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Featuring Calgary Stampede, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper & Yoho Nat'l Parks, Local Guides
Majestic and sublime, the Canadian Rockies is a region of scenic wonders. Towering mountain peaks, tranquil lakes, cascading waterfalls, spectacular scenic routes...and to top it off, this comprehensive itinerary includes the Calgary Stampede –“The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!”
Our journey begins with optional transfers from home or our departure points this morning to LAX for a flight to Calgary, Alberta. Those guests not taking advantage of the optional group airfare, should arrive at the Calgary International Airport no later than 2:30 p.m. if they want to be included on the complimentary transfer from the airport to the hotel. “Our neighbor to the north” welcomes you this afternoon with their great hospitality and beautiful sights. Upon our arrival, a deluxe motorcoach will be waiting to transport us to our deluxe hotel in downtown Calgary for a two-night stay.
Following an included breakfast at the hotel, we’ll join a local guide for a driving tour of Calgary. Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Canadian Rockies, this former fur trading post burst onto the world scene with the 1988 Winter Olympics and is now a bustling metropolis. This afternoon we’ll arrive at the Calgary Stampede, known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” As you step through the gates of Stampede Park, you are entering a whole world of wonder, fun, and “Wild West” excitement. Enjoy ample time to explore the authentic Indian Village and stroll the streets of a recreated frontier town. Visit a dazzling array of international exhibits, competitions and livestock shows. We have reserved grandstand seats for the afternoon Stampede Rodeo featuring saddle bronc, bull riding, and barrel racing and more in the world’s most competitive tournament-style rodeo. We return this evening with reserved seating for the thrilling chuckwagon races followed by the Evening Show
Day 3 ~ Wednesday, 7/13/2022 - Yoho National Park, Lake Louise
Following an included breakfast we’ll travel west into the Canadian Rockies and follow the Trans-Canada Highway north into British Columbia. We’ll enjoy an included boxed lunch and then join a local guide for a tour of Yoho National Park, including the Spiral Tunnels of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Natural Bridge on the Kicking Horse River and Emerald Lake which is filled with glacial run-off water that makes it glisten with the blue-green hue of an emerald. This afternoon we’ll cross back into Alberta and arrive at Lake Louise – set in the midst of Banff National Park. Known as the “Diamond in the Wilderness,” here the majestic mountains soaring skyward are reflected in the vibrant blue of the glacier-fed, Lake Louise. We’ll enjoy an overnight stay at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, one of the world’s most-often photographed hotels and one of Canada’s most renowned resorts. Enjoy time at leisure strolling the spectacular grounds out the hotel’s back door with views of Victoria Glacier and the emerald waters of Lake Louise. This evening, enjoy a memorable included dinner at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)
Following an included breakfast, we’ll join a local guide for a sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park including Pyramid Lake, Patricia Lake and the beautiful Maligne Canyon. We continue through the Maligne Valley past the incredible disappearing Medicine Lake and arrive at Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains – and perhaps the prettiest! The lake is 14 miles long, ringed by dramatic snow-capped peaks, and features picturesque Spirit Island. Be on the lookout for wildlife on a narrated boat cruise. (Breakfast)
Following an included breakfast, enjoy time at leisure to wander amongst the many shops in downtown Jasper, or take advantage of an optional float trip on the Athabasca River for an additional $75 per person. This leisurely experience offers a unique perspective of Jasper National Park and passes through many small sets of rapid and calm stretches. This afternoon we’ll travel south to Banff, the idyllic mountain town nestled in Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our hotel for the next two-night stay is located within walking distance of Banff’s charming downtown district. (Breakfast)
Following an included breakfast, we’ll join a local guide for a sightseeing tour of Banff National Park including Bow Falls, Hoodoo Lookout and Surprise Corner. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore the charming townsite of Banff featuring a variety of galleries and boutiques. This evening, enjoy dinner at leisure or take advantage of an optional dinner for an additional $100 per person at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs – a symbol of Rocky Mountain magnificence for more than a century. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Following an included breakfast we’ll board the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain (elevation 8,000 feet) and a panoramic, 360 degree view of six mountain ranges. This afternoon we travel south to the Calgary Airport. Those guests not taking advantage of the optional group air should depart the Calgary International Airport no earlier than 4:00 p.m. An evening flight returns us to Los Angeles with spectacular photos and memories of the incomparable Canadian Rockies. Those with pre-arranged transfers will be returned to their respective destinations.
While we make every effort to operate our tours as outlined in the itinerary, we ask for your understanding, flexibility and to retain a sense of adventure while traveling with us. While these have always been necessary traits for travelers, they are needed now more than ever! Situations may arise that necessitate changes to the itinerary. Should we need to adjust the itinerary either prior to or while on tour, these changes will be communicated to you and only done when absolutely necessary. Now more than ever, our 30 years of knowledge and tour planning experience helps us navigate a unique travel environment on your behalf. You can put your trust in us knowing we are experts in travel planning and will do everything possible to provide wonderful new experiences and create amazing new memories for our guests while on the road with us.
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