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Famous Rockies Resorts Motorcoach
Calgary-Banff-Jasper-Lake Louise
7 days / 6 nights

Experience timeless beauty in pristine wilderness.  Few hotels in the world can rival the majesty, hospitality and scenery of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.  Their unique blend of opulence and seclusion has been a symbol of Rocky Mountain magnificence for more than a century.  Championship golf course, world-class skiing, classic cuisine, and European-style spas make for a truly luxurious vacation.

VACATION FEATURES:  6 nights accommodation between Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Brewster Luxury Motorcoach with driver / guide, Lake Minnewanka Tour & Cruise, Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls, Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience, Discover Jasper Exclusion, Banff Gondola, Maligne Lake Tour, Banff Whyte Museum Admission, Cave & Basin National Historic Site Admission, Lake Louise to Calgary Transfer, hotel porterage and national park fees.

DAY 1 Banff
A morning departure from Calgary for your guided excursion to Banff includes sotps at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site and a ride on Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.

DAY 2 Banff
This morning, take a cruise on Lake Minnewanka (May 15 – October 3), highlighted by jagged peaks, hoodoo clusters and Devil’s Gap.  In the afternoon, visit the Whyte Museum.

DAY 3 Jasper
Today, enjoy a full day excursion to the unique alpine townsite of Jasper.  En route, view countless glaciers and some of the Rockies’ highest peaks.  At the Columbia Icefield you will have the opportunity to take an interpretive Ice Explorer tour onto the Athabasca Glacier.

DAY 4 Jasper
A morning excursion of Jasper and area is highlighted by Medicine Lake, Patricia Lake and Maligne Canyon, you will learn about the history and culture of Jasper National Park during the luxury motorcoach excursion.  Continue on to Maligne Lake for your stunning 90 minute cruise with an opportunity to photograph the famous Spirit Island*.  Return to Jasper where the remainder of your day is at leisure.

DAY 5 Lake Louise
After a free morning, board the Brewster Express coach for Lake Louise via the Icefields Parkway.  Arrive at the Chateau Lake Louise in the early evening.

DAY 6 Lake Louise
The morning is free to enjoy Lake Louise’s magical setting.  Mt. Victoria and the Victoria Glacier provide the perfect backdrop for the stunning green lake.  In the afternoon, you will tour to Emerald Lake and Yoho Valley (June 15 – October 4) to view thundering Takakkaw Falls and the Natural Bridge formation over the raging Kicking Horse River. 

DAY 7 Calgary
Choose an afternoon or evening transfer to Calgary city centre or the International Airport to conclude your vacation.

This vacation is also available in moderate accommodation.

Mountain Pathways Self-Drive
Calgary-Banff-Jasper-Lake Louise
6 days / 5 nights

The Rockies are one huge natural high.  This is a region so full of beauty and wonder, of spectacular waterfalls and tiny wildflowers, of charming towns and friendly people.  There are endless opportunities for recreation, contemplation and discovery.  Explore historic sites, relax in steaming mineral pools, ride a horse and walk on a glacier.  All that and more in the magnificent Canadian Rockies!

VACATION FEATURES:  5 nights hotel accommodation, mid-size vehicle, Banff Gondola, Banff Upper Hot Springs, Lake Minnewanka cruise, Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience, Jasper Skytram, Brewster Documentation Package and National Park vehicle entrance fee.

DAY 1 Banff
Upon arrival into Calgary, pick up your rental vehicle, then take some time to explore the city before you make the short (1½ -hour) drive from Calgary to Banff on either the Trans-Canada Highway or the more scenic 1A Highway.

DAY 2 Banff
A full day to explore Banff and area.  In town you’ll find lots of excitement – shopping, cafes, nightlife, museums.  Take a cruise on Lake Minnewanka, take a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola that will lift you high over Banff for an incredible panoramic view and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the newly-renovated Upper Hot Springs. 

DAY 3 Jasper
Another great day in the Rockies – Banff to Jasper along the amazing Icefields Parkway.  You’re sure to be enthralled by the scenery, wildlife, incredible blue lakes and sparkling waterfalls en route.  Stop for a self-guided interpretive walk at Peyto Lake.  Don’t miss the Columbia Icefield Visitor Centre and a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier on board a Brewster Ice Explorer before continuing your journey.

DAY 4 Jasper
Explore Jasper, a charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights.  Take a tram ride up Whistlers Mountain, take a boat cruise on Maligne Lake*, soak in the pools at Miette Hot Springs, watch the sunset over Pyramid and Patricia Lakes.

DAY 5 Lake Louise
Return along the Icefield Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise.  There are plenty of outdoor activities here – rent a canoe, take a lakeside stroll or a longer hike, horseback riding – or simply relax and contemplate the lake’s remarkable colour!

DAY 6 Calgary
Return to Calgary to drop off your rental vehicle and complete your Rockies vacation.

High Country Motorcoach Vacation
Calgary-Banff-Lake Louise-Jasper
5 days / 4 nights

We’ll take you to the high country of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains in the luxury of a motorcoach.  Getaway to unspoiled lakes, admire majestic towering peaks, and stay in the popular resorts of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.  The highlight of this vacation is the Icefields Parkway, one of the most spectacular mountain highways in the world.  Follow over 100 glaciers and watch for mountain wildlife.

VACATION FEATURES:  4 nights accommodation, Brewster Luxury Motorcoach with driver / guide, Jasper Tramway or Discover Jasper Excursion, Columbia Icefield Glacier Excursion, Discover Banff Excursion, Lake Minnewanka Tour & Cruise, Cave & Basin National Historic Site Admission, Banff Gondola Admission, Lake Louise to Calgary transfer and hotel porterage.

DAY 1 Banff
A morning departure from Calgary for your guided excursion to Banff includes stops at the Cave & Basin National Historic Site and a ride up Banff Gondola.

DAY 2 Banff
Today, take a short tour to Lake Minnewanka for a 90-minute boat cruise.  The rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY 3 Jasper
Tour the most scenic mountain highway in the world – the Icefields Parkway on your way to Jasper National Park.  Included is a ride on Brewster’s all-terrain Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefields (April 15 to October 15).  From the Icefield is a short but spectacular drive to Jasper – arriving late afternoon.

DAY 4 Lake Louise
Enjoy a morning at the Jasper Tramway or take an excursion to Maligne Canyon.  In the afternoon, retrace your route along the Icefield Parkway to Lake Louise.

DAY 5 Calgary
Choose a morning, afternoon or evening coach transfer to Calgary City Centre or the International Airport to complete your High Country Vacation.

© Icefields Parkway Profile Steering Committee