Winter, Wildlife & the Canadian Rockies – Self-Drive 8 Nights / 9 Days
Day 1 Calgary to Banff (127 km) | Collect your car rental from Calgary airport and drive to the Rockies resort town of Banff. Afternoon at leisure to explore this picturesque town. Overnight in Banff – Rimrock Resort Hotel.
Day 2 Banff Exploring | Join the Discover Banff Snowshoeing tour to Marble Canyon, this afternoon tour travels to Kootenay National Park where you can admire the dramatic colours of Marble Canyon. Walk through the forest and search for snowshoe hare, moose and wolf tracks while exploring how the landscape is changing and animals are adapting. A highlight of the tour is the hot maple taffy made in the snow by your guide. Overnight in Banff – Rimrock Resort Hotel.
Day 3 Discover the Wolfdogs / Banff to Lake Louise (52 km) | Drive to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary located 35 minutes outside Banff, here you can get a close and intimate look at the wolfdogs. A 45 minute visit allows you to interact with the wolfdogs with plenty of photo opportunities inside the enclosure itself.
A short drive this afternoon to the “Jewel of the Rockies” Lake Louise. This stunning emerald green lake sits in a glacial valley surrounded by tall, snowy peaks. Overnight at Lake Louise – Deer Lodge.
Day 4 Lake Louise | Explore the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise today, one of the most photographed hotels in Canada. This afternoon enjoy a 45 minute sleigh ride along the shore of beautiful Lake Louise, towards the majestic Victoria Glacier. Sleighs feature cozy upholstered seats and blankets to keep you warm and comfortable. Overnight in Lake Louise – Deer Lodge.
Day 5 Lake Louise to Jasper (230 km) | Today drive from Lake Louise to Jasper travelling along the most scenic highway in North America, the Icefield Parkway. Highlights along the way include Crowfoot Glacier, Peyto and Bow Lakes. The highway is renowned for sightings of coyotes, elk, moose and big horn sheep so keep your camera handy. Overnight in Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 6 Jasper | Spend today relaxing at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, with amenities such as outdoor pool, sauna, Fairmont spa, patio and lounge sit back relax and experience Canadian hospitality at its best. Leave your holiday worries behind to enjoy the festive season with Fairmont. Overnight in Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 7 Jasper Exploring | Join the Wildlife Discover Tour this morning which travels to one of the most spectacular areas of Jasper National Park. Search for Osprey, eagle, big horn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer and coyote. Tour ends at midday where you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 8 Jasper to Calgary (414 km) | Drive to Calgary this morning arriving early afternoon where you can relax and explore the wide range of shops, restaurants and cafes. Overnight in Calgary – Fairmont Palliser Hotel.
Day 9 Drive to Calgary Airport | Return your rental car, your tours ends here.
Includes : – 8 nights hotel accommodation twin share (room only), 9 days compact car rental inclusive of unlimited kilometres , CDW, Minimum 3rd Party Liability, 24 Hour Roadside Assistance, Unlimited Mileage, $1million Liability Cover, Taxes, Surcharges and airport fees. Jasper & Banff Wildlife Tours, Lake Louise Sleigh ride, Wolfdog Sanctuary admission and snowshoeing tour of Marble Canyon.
Priced from $1950 per person | Departures from 20 December 2014
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