Highlights of the Rockies

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Best time to go: May to September

8 Nights | from £2,090pp

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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  • Explore the landmarks and historic sites of Banff and explore at your own pace
  • Drive along the Icefields Parkway along the spine of the Rockies, amid jagged peaks and multitude of glaciers and lakes
  • Hop aboard the Ice Explorer to visit the Anthabasca Glacier
  • Spend two nights in Jasper, exploring the nearby lakes and mountains and rafting on the Athabasca River
  • Spend some time relaxing by beautiful Lake Louise, the 'jewel' of the Rockies

Day 1 UK / Calgary
Welcome to the Stampede City, Calgary. On arrival you will be met by one of our team and driven to Hotel Le Germain Calgary, where you'll be able to relax and unwind following your flight.
Hotel Le Germain Calgary | Meals: Room Only

Day 2 Calgary / Banff
Your hire car awaits you – we suggest an early start to appreciate the scenery in the morning light. Drive from Calgary to Banff on either the Trans-Canada Highway or the more scenic 1A Highway. Once there, head to the Moose Hotel situated right in the heart of downtown Banff. In town you'll find lots of excitement – shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums. 
Moose Hotel and Suites | Meals: Room Only

Day 3 Banff
Why not use todays free time to visit Banff's landmarks and historic places, learning how the 11,000 year old human history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered the Cave & Basin, now a National Historic Site – enjoy the sights, take photos, and enjoy short walks to viewing points.
Moose Hotel and Suites | Meals: Room Only

Day 4 Banff / Jasper
Take the short drive from Banff to Lake Louise. Take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Drive along the Icefields Parkway to the spine of the Canadian Rockies, a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald coloured lakes. Along the way glaciers and lakes provide a stunning backdrop, before arriving at the Columbia Icefield to jump on the Ice Explorer to visit the glacier. As you depart, keep your camera close to hand to capture the majesty of the Athabasca Falls prior to your arrival in Jasper at The Fairmont Jasper Park Hotel.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge | Meals: Room Only

Day 5 Jasper
Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights, take a tram ride up Whistlers Mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world. For a unique experience why not take a gentle raft ride on the Athabasca giving you a different perspective of Jasper National Park or simply enjoy the mountain air. 
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge | Meals: Room Only

Day 6 Jasper / Lake Louise
Drive back along the scenic Icefields Parkway to the 'jewel of the Rockies', Lake Louise, the most famous glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies, and one of the most beautiful in the Western Hemisphere. The lake, named for Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria, is 1,730 metres above sea level. From here you can hike along the numerous trails or canoe on the lake. Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau.
Fairmont Chateau | Meals: Room Only

Day 7 Lake Louise
Spend the day unwinding and absorbing the beauty of Lake Louise - the most perfect spot for a day of relaxing.
Fairmont Chateau | Meals: Room Only

Day 8 Lake Louise / Calgary
Leaving Lake Louise, you'll drive through the foothills of the Rockies to the city of Calgary. Drop off your hire car and head to the airport for your flight home.

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 9 day suggested holiday will cost from £2,090 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights.

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Best time to be there

The peak season is from June to September. Humpback and Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.

Fly to

For Western Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Vancouver and Calgary.
For Eastern and Atlantic Canada, British Airways and Air Canada fly to Toronto, St John's and Halifax.

Flying time

For Western Canada, 9-12 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada, 5-7 hours.

Time difference

Western Canada is GMT -8 hours.
For Eastern / Atlantic Canada is GMT -4 hours.


Visas not required for UK passport holders for travel prior to 1st March 2016. An eVisa will be required thereafter.

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