GLACIER & CALGARY STAMPEDE
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Day 1: ARRIVE IN CALGARY - CANADA!
Our neighbors in Canada welcome you today. Your tour director will meet you at the Calgary airport and direct you to the motorcoach. Enjoy a city tour of Calgary including the Olympic Village and the Historic Downtown area. Tonight, join the group for a get-acquainted banquet.
Day 2: CALGARY - WATERTON
Depart Calgary and travel south, along the east side of the Rockies. Arrive at Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump interpretive Center for touring. Continue south to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Today you will visit Waterton National Park with its stunning peaks and placid waters including the Prince of Wales Hotel. Then cross the boarder into Montana and travel to Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park for your overnight stay.
DAY 3: GLACIER
Sightsee Glacier National Park via the world famous "Going to the Sun Highway." This 52-mile drive that crests the Continental Divide at Logan Pass is famous for its majestic mountains and deep valley floors. We'll stop for lunch at Lake McDonald Lodge located on the west side of Glacier National Park. Then we'll travel to Whitefish and the beautiful Grouse Mountain Lodge for a relaxing stay.
DAY 4: FORT STEELE - RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
Return north and cross back into Canada to begin your journey through the Canadian Rockies. Arrive at Fort Steele Heritage Town. Late this afternoon arrive at Radium Hot Springs for an optional swim and then enjoy a relaxing stay at Radium Resort.
DAY 5: COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS - JASPER
Depart Radium Resort and travel through Kootenay National Park on your way to Jasper. It's been described as "the most spectacular stretch of highway" in the entire Canadian National Park System -and that's saying something! Stop at the Columbia Icefields for today's biggest thrill: a ride on a specially-constructed snowcoach over the surface of the mighty IceFields. Overnight in Jasper.
DAY 6: JASPER - BANFF
Enjoy a morning tour of Jasper, highlighted by Medicine Lake, Patricia Lake and the Maligne Canyon. Continue on the Maligne Lake for a 90 minute boat cruise. Then return south to Banff for a 2 night stay and the rest of the day free to explore on your own.
DAY 7: LAKE LOUISE
This morning you will continue your sightseeing to one of the most picturesque areas in Canada with a short drive to Lake Louise. You will have lunch in the Chateau Lake Louise dining room. This afternoon begin your thrilling ascent of Banff's Sulpher Mountain via gondola. Join us this evening for dinner and entertainment at "Oh Canada Eh?"
DAY 8: CALGARY STAMPEDE
Your morning is free to explore and photograph Banff at your pace. This afternoon, we'll continue our journey back to Calgary. Tonight join your fellow passengers at the Calgary Stampede, the biggest rodeo anywhere.
DAY 9: HOME
This morning you will transfer to the Calgary Airport. Reflect back on the fabulous time you have had here in the Canadian Rockies.
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