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Alberta Dinosaurs, Lakes & Glaciers

Alberta Dinosaurs, Lakes & Glaciers

8 nights from
AU$1,199 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Drive
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    01 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    12 Oct 2019
8 nights from
AU$1,199 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Drive
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    01 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    12 Oct 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 8-night accommodation in a stunning propertyActivity - Ice Explorer Ride Activity - Ice Explorer Ride Ice Explorer Ride in Columbia Icefield TourTour Banff tour including Banff GondolaTourTour Visit Lake Louise and Jasper National Park

Summary

Journey through the icy, ancient, and scenic side of Alberta, Canada with this amazing self-drive package tour. Enjoy gondola in Banff, relax in one of the hot mineral pools of the Upper Hot Springs, take a quick nature walk at Johnston Canyon, and visit Lake Louise - the most famous glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies. Travel back in time with a tour of Royal Tyrrell Museum - home to the most popular fossils of dinosaurs and hype up the adrenaline with an Ice Explorer Ride to the Athabasca Glacier and visits to Jasper, Edmonton, and Drumheller.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Banff National Park & Lake Louise
  • Jasper National Park
  • Ice Explorer Ride 
  • Alberta Badlands
  • Fantasyland Hotel

INCLUSIONS

  • 8-night accommodation
  • Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs tickets
  • Banff Gondola
  • Ice Explorer Ride
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum

ITINERARY

Day 1, Calgary to Banff (115 km/72 mi)
Upon your arrival in Calgary, pick up your rental car and begin your Rockies adventure. Take the short (2-hour) drive from Calgary to Banff on either the Trans-Canada Highway or the more scenic 1A Highway. Once in Banff proceed to your selected hotel to check in and the remainder of the day is yours to explore at your own leisure.

Day 2, Banff Sightseeing (Banff Gondola)
You have the full day to explore Banff area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement - shopping, cafés, nightlife, museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff Gondola (included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs (included).

Day 3, Banff to Lake Louise (62 km/38 mi)
Depart Banff today and travel along the lovely Bow Valley Parkway for a casual drive. The Bow Valley Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise is a low-speed, two-lane undivided roadway with numerous scenic outlooks and pullouts. Be sure to stop for a quick nature walk at Johnston Canyon, where you can stand in the spray of a roaring mountain waterfall. Continue on to the “Jewel of the Rockies,” Lake Louise. Lake Louise is the most famous glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies, and one of the most beautiful in the Western Hemisphere.

Day 4, Lake Louise to Jasper (208 km/129 mi)
Today, travel through the spine of the Canadian Rockies along the amazing Icefield Parkway. You’re sure to be enthralled by the incredible scenery, wildlife, blue lakes and sparkling waterfalls en route. Please note that mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June. A stop at Peyto Lake along the way is a must. Don’t miss the Columbia Icefield for a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier on board an Ice Explorer (included) before continuing your journey to Jasper.

Day 5, Jasper Sightseeing
Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram ride up Whistlers mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, and enjoy a 90-minute cruise heading toward the south end of this postcard setting (Maligne Lake cruise not included). You will marvel at the magnificent shoreline with dense forest and glacial peaks rising abruptly from the water’s edge. Stopping at Spirit Island, you will have the opportunity to take your own version of the world-famous photograph of the lake.

Day 6, Jasper to Edmonton (365 km/226 mi)
Journey through the beautiful landscapes of Jasper National Park, and into the golden prairies of Alberta. Arrive in the city of Edmonton, and spend the remainder of your day exploring. Don’t miss the walking trails and parks of the downtown River Valley, and the eclectic shops and cafes of Whyte Avenue.

Day 7, Edmonton
Spend a day exploring West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping centre in North America. Complete with an expansive water park, amusement park, indoor skating rink, and mini golf park, and over 800 stores. For those looking to get outside, Elk Island National Park is less than an hour’s drive from the city, and offers great wildlife watching and hiking trails.

Day 8, Edmonton to Drumheller (280 km/173 mi)
Depart Edmonton and head south towards the badlands of Alberta and the city of Drumheller. This fascinating destination is home to a unique landscape shaped by sandstone pillar hoodoos. Many dinosaur fossils have been excavated from this area, drawing palaeontologists from around the world. Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum (included) and walk amongst the impressive array of dinosaur fossils.

Day 9, Drumheller to Calgary (135 km/83 mi)
Conclude this memorable holiday with a quick drive from Drumheller to Calgary.

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