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Journey Through The Canadian Rockies

Private Travel | General interest | Self-drive 12 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £1945 Current prices from: £1945
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit the world-class palaeontology museum in Drumheller
  • Drive the scenic Bow Valley Parkway & Icefields Parkway
  • Venture onto Athabasca glacier in an Ice Explorer vehicle
  • Evening wildlife excursion from Jasper in search of bears, wolves & moose
  • Stay in 4- star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Calgary

Arrive into Calgary and make your own way to the Delta Calgary Downtown for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Calgary

Today is at leisure to explore Calgary. Entrance to Calgary Tower is included for panoramic views across the city. (N)

Day 3: Drumheller

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)

Day 4: Drumheller

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)

Day 5: Banff

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)

Day 6: Banff

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)

Day 7: Moraine lake

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 8: Moraine lake

Day at leisure to relax or explore the surrounding area including nearby Lake Louise. (B)

Day 9: Athabasca glacier • Jasper

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)

Day 10: Jasper

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)

Day 11: Edmonton

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)

Day 12: Onward travel

Return your hire car at the airport before a direct flight to London, or continue your holiday in Canada. (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Extensions

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 travel consultant for further information.

Important information * Accommodation:

Based in 4-star accommodation with the exception of the hotel in Drumheller, which is 3-star.

Flights & transfers:

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 travel consultant.

Calgary Stampede:

This annual 10-day event takes place from 9 to 18 July 2021. If you wish to add this event to your itinerary, please speak to your Cox & Kings travel consultant for ticket information.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Rimrock Resort Hotel
    Rimrock Resort Hotel

    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.

  • The Crimson
    The Crimson

    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, hairdryer.

  • The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton
    The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton

    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 sauna.

  • Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown
    Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown

    Located in the heart of Calgary, the Delta Hotels 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.

  • The Canalta Jurassic
    The Canalta Jurassic

    Located at the edge of Drumheller town and surrounded by the rocky landscape of Alberta's badlands, The Canalta Jurassicprovides 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

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Dates & prices

YAA2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £1945 per person

High season from £2595 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4-star accommodation*
    • Excursions as described including shared tours of Banff & Jasper
    • Possibility to include the Calgary Stampede
    • 10 days' car hire based on an Intermediate Automatic (Volkswagen Golf or similar, including GPS)

Destinations on this tour

  • Jasper

    Located beside Jasper National Park, the small town of Jasper is surrounded by...

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  • Banff

    High in the Canadian Rockies, the small town of Banff was established in the...

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