What to Expect
Your Canadian Rockies vacation includes multiple locations throughout one province, Alberta, in 7 days, with 2-night stays in Jasper and Banff national parks and Emerald Lake and one 1 night stay in Calgary.
Most sightseeing during your trans-Canada trip will be on air-conditioned coaches with guides. Most walking is easy, but some areas have rocky terrain or require uphill walking, with easy paths or steps are available. Snow coach ride at Athabasca Glacier is easy for all ages. A naturalist guide will lead you on easy nature hike during your time at Emerald Lake.
Focus is on Canada's vast scenery, from city to mountaintop. Banff and Jasper national parks are part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Includes nature and wildlife tours and lectures, plus a snow coach ride on a glacier.
WHAT TO PACK:
We suggest warm, casual clothing with good walking shoes for this Canadian Rockies vacation. Weather is never predictable, so be sure to to be prepared for just about anything. You'll want to take along a sweater or jacket for cool evenings, even in the summer months. It's a good idea to dress in layers, which will allow you to adjust to changes in temperature with the changes in elevation.
Please note: Your trans-Canada trip will visit some high elevation areas. While driving between Banff and Jasper, the elevation rises to approximately 8,000 feet. High elevations may cause some people to experience mild fatigue. Anyone with concerns about travellng at high elevations should contact their personal physician.
Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Adventure Leader or regional expert.
Please Note: The hotels listed are preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract our hotels a year in advance, unforeseen situations do occasionally occur. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality and value will be substituted. You will receive verified hotel information with your final itinerary. That hotel ratings are based on the Hotel and a leading travel industry authority on hotels throughout the world.