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Summer in the Rockies Holiday

Summer in the Rockies

Your Journey

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Soak up the gorgeous scenery around Banff and Lake Louise

Calgary, Waterton Lakes National Park, Kananaskis, Lake Louise, Banff

Includes return Economy airfares

12 days from £2,459pp including flights and hotels

Spend your summer surrounded by the towering snow-capped Rocky Mountains as you explore Alberta’s many attractions, both natural and man-made. more »
Starting in the vibrant city of Calgary, you’ll discover more about the region’s prehistoric past and admire its dramatic rock formations before exploring the picturesque lakes, valleys and peaks around Lake Louise and Banff.

What's included

  • International flights
  • Authentic local experiences
  • 10 nights in 4-5* hotels and hand-picked accommodation
  • 11 days' car hire
  • Heritage Park Historic Village
  • Banff Gondola cableway
12 days from £2,459pp
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What to expect

  • Explore the striking Red Rock Canyon in Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Soak up the gorgeous scenery around Banff and Lake Louise
  • View the unusual Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Kananaskis

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Need to know

  • Arrives: Calgary International Airport (YYC)
  • Time difference: GMT-7
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), available online
  • Language: English, French
  • Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
  • Flying time from UK: around 9 hours direct
  • Plug type: 2 flat pins
  • Voltage: 120V
  • A one-way fee applies for the car hire in this Journey; please ask us for details

Your itinerary

Day 1

Fly from the UK to Calgary.

Day 2

Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and start exploring with a walk around the city after your flight. Calgary offers plenty of diverting exhibitions, including Studio Bell National Music Centre and Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame, with food and brewery tours for the more gastronomically minded. While in the city, you’ll learn more about Canada’s dinosaurs with a visit to the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, followed by the canyons, coulees and hoodoos of the Badlands, a landscape that has evolved over millions of years.

Delta Calgary Downtown
Heritage Park Historic Village

Days 3-5

Waterton Lakes National Park

Cross the prairies and admire views across to Montana on your journey to Waterton Lakes National Park, perhaps calling in at Lethbridge or the rock art near Cypress Hills along the way. Waterton Lakes National Park is home to Red Rock Canyon and plentiful breath-taking views, a great place to get outdoors and explore the waterfalls, either on foot, or by boat. While you’re there look out for mountain goats, elk, wolves, coyotes and grizzly bears.

Prince of Wales Hotel

Days 6-7

Kananaskis

Continue to pretty Kananaskis via the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a huge World Heritage-listed cliff, used for over 5,500 years by Canada’s First Nations to hunt buffalo. Drive part of the Cowboy Trail, past plenty of ranches and through the Continental Divide of the Rockies to Kananaskis, an outdoor playground offering many activities. Choose from mountain biking, horse riding, hiking, canoeing and golf, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery.

Pomeroy Kananaskis Lodge by Autograph Marriott

Day 8

Lake Louise

Admire the twinkling blue waters at Lake Louise, an impossibly blue body of water in the heart of the mountains in Banff National Park. While Lake Louise might be the most famous, it’s the delightful Moraine Lake that’s perhaps the most spectacular – but we’ll leave that for you to decide. Gaze at the views from the terrace at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a grand hotel that looks like a castle, or head out and try one of the hiking, canoeing and climbing trips on offer.

Post Hotel

Days 9-10

Banff

Continue on to Banff, found in the Alberta Rockies, a ski resort in winter and an adventure playground in summer. Soak in the hot springs, explore the Museum of the Canadian Rockies, hike the trails or even go caving, then soar high above the Rocky Mountains and soak up the far-reaching views from the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. While you’re out and about, keep your eyes peeled for wolverine, lynx, bears and birds.

Rimrock Hotel
Explore Banff, including Banff Gondola ride

Days 11-12

Return to Calgary and depart for the UK.

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