Calgary is famous for its annual Stampede, the world’s largest Rodeo. Having staged the 1988 Winter Olympics, Calgary has a superb Winter Sports Museum. Other ‘must sees’ are the Canadian Wild West at Heritage Park, Calgary Zoo, Botanical Gardens and Prehistoric Park.
Some Other Calgary Hotels
A visit to Calgary is a pleasure at any time of year, but a stay between July 6th and July 15th 2012 showcases Calgarys transformation into a showground of skilled cowboys and cowgirls, bull riders and chuck wagon racers, and treats you to float processions and band parades. This 10 day famous rodeo offers visitors a cowboy experience of a lifetime!
Enjoy non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Calgary with British Airways, 5 nights at The Fairmont Palliser (moderate deluxe grade) in a Fairmont room, 2 days admission into Stampede Park, reserved seating for one evening at the Chuckwagon Racing & Grandstand Show, reserved seating for one afternoons Rodeo events and a skyride over Stampede Park.
From £2199 per person, based on two sharing and travelling between July 4th and 12th 2012. Weekened supplements applicable for Friday, Saturday and Sunday travel.
17 DAYS/16 NIGHTS
Begins and ends in Calgary.
May, June, July, August and September
YOUR FLY DRIVE INCLUDES:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Fully inclusive Intermediate 4 door car hire
• Accommodation as stated
• Route maps and detailed itinerary
DAY 1 ARRIVE CALGARY
Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.
Hotel: Le Germain Calgary
DAY 2 CALGARY
Today is free for you to explore the vibrant, cowboy city of Calgary. Enjoy the mixture of historic and modern attractions with visits to Olympic Park, home to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and Heritage Park Historical Village.
Hotel: Le Germain Calgary
DAYS 3 & 4 GLACIER NATIONAL Park
Driving distance: 225Mi/362Km
Heading south today, you cover the rolling ranch lands of southern Alberta, rich with wildlife such as deer, coyotes and eagles. En route, we suggest you take the opportunity en route to visit Waterton Lakes Provincial Park, home to bears, bison, mountain goats and much more. Then it's over the Canadian border into the US state of Montana, home to the beautiful Glacier National Park, offering a wide array of outdoor recreational options.
Hotel: Lake McDonald Lodge
DAY 5 MEDICINE HAT
Driving distance: 224Mi/361Km
Another scenic drive takes you towards the Alberta Saskatchewan border and the welcoming town of Medicine Hat. Don’t miss a visit to Saamis Archaelogical Site to see the world's tallest tepee, standing a mammoth 22 storeys high!
Hotel: Medicine Hat Lodge
DAYS 6 & 7 REGINA
Driving distance: 291Mi/468Km
Although today is one of the longest drives, there are plenty of optional stops along the way to keep you entertained. Shortly before arrival in Regina we suggest a stop at Moose Jaw. Regina, Saskatchewan's capital city, is a multicultural destination and home to the training academy for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Wascana Park and Waskana Lake in the heart of downtown offer recreational water activities.
Hotel: Delta Regina Hotel
DAYS 8 & 9 SASKATOON
Deep into the prairie land for which Saskatchewan is renowned, you journey north towards the province's largest city. Visit the Western Development Museum with its full scale replication of the town’s Main Street in 1910, or perhaps take a scenic cruise along South Saskatchewan River.
Hotel: Delta Bessborough
DAY 10 DRUMHELLER
Driving distance: 295Mi/475Km
Leaving Saskatchewan behind, today you travel west and return to the province of Alberta. Here you step back in time to a prehistoric era when dinosaurs roamed the badlands of Alberta. Drumheller is a fascinating place to visit whether you’re young or old. Spend time following the 50km Dinosaur Trail, visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Archaeology or explore the extensive dinosaur fossil digs in this area.
Hotel: Canalta Jurassic Inn
DAYS 11 & 12 EDMONTON
Driving distance: 172Mi/277Km
The provincial capital of Alberta, Edmonton has many attractions to keep you busy during your two night stay. It’s also a great opportunity to do some souvenir shopping as Edmonton is home to the world’s largest shopping centre, West Edmonton Mall. The many tourist attractions, vibrant culture and extensive dining options make this a great city.
Hotel: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
DAYS 13 & 14 JASPER
Driving distance: 225Mi/362Km
Journey into some of the most stunning scenery imaginable as today takes you into the glorious Rocky Mountains! Outside the charming mountain village of Jasper are many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram up Whistler Mountain or visit Maligne Lake, which is one of the most photographed lakes in the world.
Hotel: The Sawridge Inn
DAYS 15 & 16 BANFF
Driving distance: 177Mi/285Km
Today’s journey takes you along a never-ending procession of mountains, glistening lakes and jagged peaks. A visit to Columbia Icefield for an adventure out to Athabasca Glacier is a must. Take the Banff Gondola to experience panoramic views of the Bow Valley, then back in town enjoy the great alpine village atmosphere. No visit to the Rockies would be complete without a visit to Lake Louise.
Hotel: Delta Banff, Royal Canadian Lodge
DAY 17 JOURNEY HOME
This morning take the short ride back to Calgary, return your rental car to the depot and check-in for your flight back to the UK.
From £2528 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. Please note that some of the areas visited are in remote locations where accommodation is not available above Tourist Class level we have utillised.
14 Hours from Calgary
This exceptionally scenic full day tour explores all the natural attractions of Banff, Lake Louise and Yoho National Park. Fully-narated, you journey along the Bow Valley Parkway to Johnston Canyon and the magnificent Lower Falls. Then it's on to the picture-postcard setting of Moraine Lake before reaching Lake Louise, 'The Jewel of the Canadian Rockies'. In the afternoon you cross the Great Divide into Yoho National Park and see the famous sights of Yoho Valley and Takakkaw Falls before returning to Calgary. This tour is also available from Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise.
From £88 per adult £44 per child
Departures June to September 2013
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