Experience Alberta’s changing landscapes on this 12-day self-drive itinerary. Travel through flat prairies, rugged badlands and the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains, passing turquoise lakes, glaciers, ancient forests and towering mountains en route.
View more climate information & imperial units
Arrive into Calgary and make your own way to the Delta Calgary Downtown for 2 nights. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore Calgary. Entrance to Calgary Tower is included for panoramic views across the city. (N)
Collect your hire car and drive east into Alberta’s badlands to the town of Drumheller, best known for its dinosaur heritage. Stay 2 nights at Canalta Jurassic Hotel*. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore Drumheller at your own pace. Entrance is included to the Royal Tyrell Museum, considered to be one of the world’s best museums dedicated to palaeontology. (B)
Drive west today, across Alberta’s flat prairie plains and into the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains to the town of Banff. Stay at the Rimrock Resort Hotel (Premium room with valley views) for 2 nights. (B)
This morning, join a shared tour through Banff and its surrounds. Highlights include a visit to the hoodoos – impressive rock formations – and a gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain. Afternoon at leisure. (N)
Drive along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway Road to Moraine lake, with opportunities to stop and follow a walking trail, visit the lakes or look for wildlife. On arrival, stay 2 nights at Moraine Lake Lodge, located beside the turquoise-coloured lake. (N)
Day at leisure to relax or explore the surrounding area including nearby Lake Louise. (B)
Drive to Jasper, travelling along one of North America’s most scenic highways – the Icefields Parkway. En route, join a shared Ice Explorer excursion on the Athabasca glacier. On arrival in Jasper, stay 2 nights at The Crimson. (B)
This morning, join a shared tour of Jasper and nearby Maligne canyon with an interpretive cruise on Maligne lake. This evening, join a shared evening wildlife excursion to learn about the wildlife and their mountain habitat. During the tour you may spot bears, elk, coyotes, wolves and moose. (N)
Today, leave Jasper and the Canadian Rocky Mountains and drive back into Alberta’s flat prairies to the city of Edmonton. On arrival, stay overnight at the Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton. (N)
Return your hire car at the airport before a direct flight to London, or continue your holiday in Canada. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 4-star accommodation with the exception of the hotel in Drumheller, which is 3 star.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. Transfers are also not included. If you would prefer to
have transfers included, or for flight options and prices, please call your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
This annual 10-day event takes place from 6 to 15 July 2018. If you wish to add this event to the itinerary, please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant for ticket information.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Located at the edge of Drumheller town and surrounded by the rocky landscape of Alberta's badlands, Canalta Jurassic Hotel provides a comfortable setting to enjoy the area's rich dinosaur heritage and is just a 15-minute drive away from the Royal Tyrrell Museum. All guestrooms are decorated in a traditional style and feature modern amenities
Features: 48 rooms; restaurant; sauna; indoor hot tub; Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, hot drinks, kitchenette, hot drinks,...
Located in the heart of Calgary, the Delta Calgary Downtown is a modern hotel that is close to Chinatown, the Eau Claire market and the Eaton Centre. The property's rooms have contemporary decor and the onsite Elements Bistro serves seasonal, regionally-inspired cuisine.
Features: 394 rooms, restaurant, cafe, fitness centre, indoor pool, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, coffee maker, hairdryer, air...
Located 15km from Lake Louise, the rustic Moraine Lake Lodge is set on the shores of Moraine Lake. The rooms and cabins feature a private balcony or decking, deep soaking bathtub and handcrafted log furniture. There are no telephones or televisions in order to maintain a mountain getaway experience. Guided hikes and canoeing on Moraine Lake are included.
Features: 33 rooms, 2 restaurants, sun terrace, gift shop.
Room amenities: Tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer, pillow...
Centrally located, Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton is a modern 4 star hotel connected by a covered walkway to over 400 shops. The 313 guestrooms and suites feature traditional decor and modern amenities. Facilities include a restaurant, lounge bar, an indoor swimming pool and a...
The Crimson hotel is located within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants in downtown Jasper, providing a great base from which to explore the area. The hotel's name was inspired by the colour of the foliage in autumn and the sunsets in Jasper National Park. Hotel rooms are smart and stylish with modern amenities.
Features: 99 rooms, restaurant, 2 bars, indoor pool, gym, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, safe, hot drinks,...
In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is set on the slopes of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park, a 5-minute drive from Banff town. Rooms are notable for their exceptional views, earthy tones and dark wood furnishings. The hotel's Eden restaurant is one of only five in the country to be given the CAA/AAA five diamond rating. A complimentary bus service runs to and from the hotel to the centre of Banff.
Features: 346 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, hairdryer, individual climate control,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YAA2018: 11 Nights