Canada & USA Destination Planner 2019-20 Canada Destination Planner - Page 105

Alberta / INTRODUCTION 10 Day Alberta Mountains Discovered Calgary – your entrance to the Canadian Rockies, Calgary is set between prairies and peaks, offering an entrepreneurial energy while embracing its rich western heritage with the world-renowned annual Calgary Stampede. Banff National Park – with its towering peaks and stunning glacier-fed lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this national park is an area of vast unspoiled wilderness and mountain lakes with the picturesque alpine villages of Banff and Lake Louise. Jasper National Park – its shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and deep canyons surrounded by mountain peaks are all easy to explore from the relaxed charming township of Jasper. Icefield Parkway – travelling through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, this route has been voted one of the most spectacular drives in the world. It winds its way from Lake Louise to Jasper, boasting a unique and irreplaceable landscape rich in history and natural beauty second to none. Kananaskis Country – offering great trails for hiking, mountain biking, cycling and horseback riding, located less than one hour from Calgary at the edge of Banff National Park. Other activities popular in Kananaskis include scrambling, climbing and fishing. Canadian Badlands – see unique coulee landscapes and hoodoo rock formations. Known for rich deposits of fossils, including dinosaur bones, unearthed at Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site and showcased at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Waterton National Park – this UNESCO World Heritage Site is tucked away in the southwest corner of Alberta. The dramatic collision of prairies and mountains has forged a rich variety of landscapes: the grasslands, aspen groves, evergreen forests and alpine tundra are home to flora and fauna found nowhere else. Edmonton – the capital of Alberta, located in northern Alberta, is known as the festival city. It’s also a major hub for the energy, mining and biotech industries, and home to the impressive West Edmonton Mall. Another of Edmonton’s premier attractions is Edmonton Valley Zoo; with more than 300 exotic and native animals, it offers fun and education for the whole family. 4 Day Mountain Moment Rail Journey Travel with VIA Rail on a getaway to the mountains. The shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and deep canyons surrounded by mountain peaks are all easy to explore from Jasper. Highlights (included): Choice of two Jasper activities (Jasper SkyTram elevation pass with breakfast, afternoon float trip on the Athabasca River, Jasper motorcycle sidecar tour OR Mount Edith Cavell hike) Day 1: Edmonton – Jasper with VIA Rail Day 2: Jasper activity Day 3: Jasper activity Day 4: Jasper – Edmonton with VIA Rail Package includes: 3 nights of accommodation, return VIA Rail economy-class seats Athabasca Falls, Alberta - Jared Chambers Rolling foothills, intimidating mountains, pre-historic hoodoos, diverse wildlife, great shopping and friendly western hospitality is what you will experience on this dedicated Alberta vacation. Explore Alberta’s capital, Edmonton, known as the festival city; travel into Jasper National Park, where you will enjoy a relaxed float trip down the Athabasca River; ride the Ice Explorer onto the Columbia Icefield and join a guided wildlife tour in Banff. Highlights (included): • Calgary Tower elevation pass • Calgary food tour • Calgary sightseeing option • West Edmonton Mall attractions pass • Jasper SkyTram elevation pass • Athabasca River float trip • Evening wildlife tour • Full-day tour Jasper to Lake Louise • Ice Explorer ride • Lake Louise gondola with breakfast • Discover Banff guided tour Day 1: Arrive Calgary Day 2: Calgary sightseeing (coach) Day 3: Calgary – Edmonton (coach) Day 4: West Edmonton Mall Day 5: Edmonton – Jasper with VIA Rail Day 6: Jasper activities Day 7: Jasper – Lake Louise (small coach) Day 8: Lake Louise – Banff (coach) Day 9: Banff sightseeing (small coach) Day 10: Banff – Calgary (coach) Package includes: 9 nights of accommodation, scheduled coach Calgary to from Edmonton to Jasper, sightseeing and attractions as listed above. Edmonton, VIA Rail from Edmonton to Jasper in economy class, shuttle transfer Banff to Calgary, sightseeing and attractions as listed above. Please refer to pricing insert for dates and prices. Please refer to pricing insert for dates and prices. Canada 2 Edmonton Jasper Jasper Edmonton 2 3 ALBERTA Canada ALBERTA Lake Louise 1 2 Banff Calgary KEY TO MAP By Road BRITISH COLUMBIA By Rail No. of nights stay BRITISH COLUMBIA 2 KEY TO MAP By Road By Rail No. of nights stay 103