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Summer in Rocky Mountain

8 Days

3 Cities

9 Experiences


Active | Countryside | Family | Wildlife

Travel Itinerary

Day 1 Calgary
Private transfer from airport to hotel

Hotel Le Germain ★★★★★ (1 night)

Calgary tour

Explore Calgary’s storied past on this private walking tour, which starts at Stephen Avenue. Stroll East and North to discover Calgary’s historic sandstone and brick landmarks. Hear captivating tales of the city’s pioneers and admire public art while getting acquainted with downtown. Continue to the Glenbow Museum for a guided exploration of its exhibits before enjoying leisurely exploration at your own pace.

An urban panorama of Calgary with towering skyscrapers and a bridge spanning a river.

NHL Hockey Game tickets (depending on the season)

Day 2 Banff

Pick up car in Calgary

Yamnuska Wolf Sanctuary tour

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of wolves and wolfdogs, getting up close for a truly intimate experience. Discover the fascinating distinctions in their behavior compared to domestic dogs while gaining a deeper appreciation for their vital role in the ecosystem.

A close up of a wolf at Yamnuska Wolf Sanctuary, looking to the side.

The Post Hotel & Spa ★★★★ (4 nights)

Gondola tickets to Mont Sulfur

Ascend to the summit of Sulphur Mountain aboard the gondola, enveloped in crisp mountain air while enjoying panoramic views. From the ridge, marvel at the town, lakes, and rivers sprawled beneath, framed by towering peaks. Experience the awe of 360-degree vistas spanning six mountain ranges, the Bow Valley, and Banff town, leaving you refreshed and awestruck.

Day 3

Johnston Canyon’s Waterfalls Hiking

Get ready for a memorable hike through Johnston Canyon, a cherished Banff National Park trail suited for families and individuals of all fitness levels. Witness the impressive 40-meter drop of the Upper Falls cascading into a deep pool, offering a dramatic finale to your journey through the canyon. Listen for the soothing rush of water as you emerge from the lower canyon, and don’t miss the chance to discover the ‘hidden cave’ for a unique perspective of the falls along the way.

A picturesque waterfall cascading in the heart of a majestic Johnstone canyon.
Day 4

Horseback Hiking tour

Set out on a scenic horseback ride along the Bow River, keeping a lookout for wildlife amidst stunning landscapes. Pause midway at 3 Mile Cabin for a taste of authentic Western hospitality, enjoying a hearty meal including customizable steaks, baked potatoes, cowboy beans, and Caesar salad. Before indulging in the feast, engage in entertaining Western activities like lassoing and horseshoes. For those seeking a more relaxed experience, opt for a leisurely wagon ride to the cabin, then join back for an authentic cowboy BBQ.

Day 5

Cave & Bassin National Historic Site tour

Uncover the captivating history of the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, tracing its origins from Indigenous use to its pivotal role in the establishment of Canada’s inaugural national park. Delve into the evolution of these hot springs into the world-class attraction they are today, offering a unique glimpse into Banff’s rich thermal heritage.

Banff National Park Twilight Wildlife tour

Join an evening wildlife safari guided by experts who know where Banff’s animals roam after dusk. Keep your senses sharp for encounters as the sun dips behind the rugged peaks, igniting the park’s wildlife activity. With a 95% success rate, seize the opportunity to observe elk, bighorn sheep, and perhaps even a grizzly bear, while learning about vital conservation efforts safeguarding their habitats.

Day 6 Jasper

Drive to Jasper via the trans-Canada Highway (about 4hrs)

Stop on the way to explore the surroundings

We suggest beginning at Lake Louise to marvel at the Victoria Glacier and Fairmont Chateau. Continue to Moraine Lake for a short hike up the Rockpile, offering an iconic view immortalized on the Canadian $20 bill. Admire the awe-inspiring scenery along the drive, then explore Yoho National Park for spectacular sights like Takkakaw Falls, the Natural Bridge, and the stunning Emerald Lake with its mesmerizing turquoise waters.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge ★★★★ (2 nights)
Day 7

Canoe Adventure

Experience the guided Pyramid Lake Canoe Adventure, ideal for starting or ending your day in Jasper National Park. Marvel at the snowcapped peaks and glimpse wildlife such as osprey, loons, muskrat, and beaver, with the possibility of encountering moose, bear, elk, deer, and wolves. Escape the crowds and savor Jasper at your pace, while we ensure your comfort with homemade treats, hot drinks, and opportunities for summer swims or autumn campfires along the way.

Jasper Wildlife Tracking tour

Experience a fascinating wildlife tracking tour that offers a unique perspective on the natural wonders of Jasper. Delve into the art of interpreting tracks and signs, immersing yourself in the fascinating world of animal behavior and habitat exploration. Experience Jasper from a new vantage point, gaining insights into the intricate tapestry of its ecosystem.

Day 8
Drop off car in Edmonton

Fly home