Canada & USA Destination Planner 2019-20 Canada Destination Planner - Page 85

Canada / UNIQUE EXPERIENCES 4 Day Cycling Tour through the Rockies With no roof to restrict your view, a 300-kilometre bicycle tour from Jasper to Canmore with Mountain Madness Tours, becomes an adventure for the body, mind, and soul. Ride unhurried along spacious shoulders, enjoying the company of ancient trees and mighty, snow-capped peaks. The tour traverses two national parks via the spectacular Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise, and the calm pace offers ample time to take in views of endless mountains, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife. Cycle the Bow Valley Parkway to Banff before setting off for the final destination, Canmore, on the Legacy Trail bike path. You’ll travel this impressive distance over four days to enjoy a great balance of riding, sightseeing, and relaxation. The support service provides transfers to Jasper for you and your bike (bike rentals available) from Western Canadian gateways such as Edmonton or Calgary. Your luggage is carried for you; all you need to do is ride. Should you need anything – a hill reprieve, assistance with your bike, or access to your belongings, the support van will always be just around the corner. Rest stops complete with food and beverages are set up along the way to keep you nourished and hydrated. Each day culminates at unique and beautiful accommodations. Enjoy dinner in the laid-back atmosphere of a rustic mountain setting as the day’s adventures are recounted amongst new friends. Pricing on request Knight Inlet Lodge - British Columbia Unique Cycling Experience Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures Knight Inlet Lodge is Canada’s premier grizzly bear viewing resort. The original and largest grizzly bear lodge in BC, Knight Inlet Lodge is committed to environmentally responsible wildlife viewing. Enjoy this wild and remote area of the Pacific Northwest with grizzly bear viewing from late May through mid-October. In addition to grizzly bear viewing and whale watching tours, the lodge offers additional tours to resort guests. Each adventure tour or cruise offers a unique, up-close-and-personal view of this spectacular west coast rainforest region of Canada. Knight Inlet Lodge is the location to see grizzlies in the wild! A low to moderate level of physical fitness is required for all tours, including the ability to walk approximately 100 metres on uneven ground. Departs from Campbell River, BC. Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures offers Private Photography Guiding and Instruction in both Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains with award-winning professional Photographers. This private photography guiding and instruction caters for all expertise and fitness levels and is an ideal service for an individual, couple or small group. All the guides are locals and experts with years of outdoor photography experience. Pricing on request Pricing on request Unique Lodge Leading the way, guides will share the stunning viewpoints of the Canadian Rockies, personally assist you in capturing great imagery and advance your photography techniques in one of these sessions. Photography guiding is available year-round in three, five or ten hour sessions VIA Rail Snow Train - “The Canadian” Jump aboard The Canadian and take in Canada’s stunning winter vistas from the comfort of private onboard accommodations. Enjoy the warm interior of the Art Deco dining car and 360-degree views from the Park and Skyline dome cars. Travelling between Vancouver, BC; Jasper, AB and Toronto, ON, The Canadian is best experienced during the winter months due to its shorter length and intimate setting. Seeing the country by train perfectly showcases the dramatic scenery of a Canadian winter complete with snow-capped mountains, crisp and clear prairie skies and even the beautiful Aurora Borealis. Freshly prepared meals, onboard activities and comfortable surroundings create the perfect environment to mingle with fellow passengers and enjoy the majestic winter landscapes. Private cabins for one and two passengers are available in Sleeper Plus class, providing comfortable sleeping accommodations during the night and large chairs during the day, complete with private washrooms. Each car is equipped with a shower and fresh shower kits (towels, shampoo and soap) provided on a daily basis. For the ultimate experience, upgrade to Prestige class and enjoy a cabin 50 per cent larger, a private en-suite shower, a concierge attendant throughout the trip and the all-inclusive beverage service. Pricing on request Rail Journey 83