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.
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Arrive into Calgary and make your own way to
the Delta Bow Valley 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 today 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
Drive west today, across Alberta’s flat prairie
plains and into the spectacular Canadian Rocky
Mountains to the town of Banff. On arrival, 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, a journey 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-tinted lake. (N)
Day at leisure to relax or explore the surrounding
area including nearby Lake Louise. (B)
Drive to Jasper today, 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. During the
tour you may spot bears, elk, coyotes, wolves
and moose, as well as having an opportunity
to learn about the wildlife and their mountain
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
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 4-star accommodation.
The hotel in Drumheller 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.
Based on an Intermediate Automatic
(Chrysler Sebring or similar) for 10 days. Fuel
and hotel parking is at your own expense.
An annual 10-day event
taking place from 8 to 17 July in 2016 (see
page 49). If you wish to add this event to the
itinerary, please speak to your Cox & Kings tour
consultant for event and ticket information.
We recommend adding a stay
in Waterton Lakes National Park, gateway to the
fascinating First Nation’s museum at Head-
Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, and / or a ranch stay.
Please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant
for ideas and information.
This itinerary be tailored to your
exact requirements. Please call 020 7808 6785
or email email@example.com.
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 Bow Valley is near the Bow river and within walking distance of the city centre. The property provides convenient access to the city's highlights via the Calgary skywalk system and nearby transportation links.
Features: 394 rooms, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, sauna, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, hairdryer, television,...
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.
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YAA2016: 11 Nights