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Alberta Holidays

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Holidays to Alberta

What a beautiful province in Western Canada! With a summer Fringe Festival second only to Edinburgh’s, a vibrant capital city (Edmonton), and a wealth of incredible landscapes, art galleries and original architecture, any of our Alberta holidays is a must for any Canadian adventure.

Alberta boasts dry summers and cold winters so lovers of either season can rest assured that their tastes and interests will be catered for. Whether you prefer to take in the views from the comfort of a coffee shop or get out there and tread the boards for yourself, Alberta is the holiday destination for you.

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Alberta Holiday Highlights

Calgary Stampede

Catch the Evening show every night during the 10-day celebration. You can enjoy The GMC Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Races where 36 chuckwagons race around the tracks for the chance to win $1 million in prize money. The evening show also includes the TransAlta Grandstand Show – a mix of comedy, song and dance collaborations, and acrobatics along with an awe-inspiring fireworks show.

Banff Gondola

Departing from base of Sulphur Mountain A breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an aweinspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Enjoy the interpretative hiking trails that lead along the ridge of the mountain

The Icefields Parkway Tour

Discover the Glacier Trail on a full day sightseeing tour that travels through a landscape carved by glaciers and opened by pioneers. The Icefields Parkway is rated as one of the most scenic highways in the world. See glaciers remaining from the last ice age. Hear stories of early explorers who opened these valleys. Enjoy an alpine picnic. See the Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefields Centre. Join an Ice Explorer Tour (included) onto the glacier or explore the interpretive centre and surroundings.

Discover Banff & Its Wildlife

Build a connection to our World Heritage Site on our trademark sightseeing tour as you visit Banff’s landmarks and historic places. Hear how the 11,000 year old human history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered the Cave & Basin, now a National Historic Site - Your time will be spent enjoying the sights, taking photos, and participating in short walks to view points, on the many stops of the tour

Lake Louise to Jasper Tour

This morning you will depart Lake Louise and drive through the “heart” of the Canadian Rockies to Jasper along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Rushing waterfalls, crystal-clear rivers, emerald lakes, alpine meadows and snow-capped peaks create an ever-changing montage of mountain wilderness. The entire day is spent in the majesty of Canada’s two most famous National Parks, Banff and Jasper. Stops will be made at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake and the Weeping Wall before arriving at the Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield to visit the chalet and allow time to enjoy an Ice Explorer ride and the Glacier Skywalk (optional) on the Glacier. From the Chalet the parkway descends Tangle Ridge and follows the Athabasca River, which begins as melt water from the Athabasca Glacier. We then stop at the Athabasca Falls, where the boiling waters of the river plunge into a chasm gouged out of the valley floor. Your exciting day ends in the quaint townsite of Jasper.

Icefields Parkway Discovery Lake Louise to Jasper

Depart Lake Louise and journey along The Icefields Parkway, Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway. This is the route to over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes, and rushing waterfalls. The highlight of this tour is the Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer Glacier Tour on an Ice Explorer, for a “Once in a life time trip” on to the 1000-foot deep Athabasca Glacier. Following lunch (included). Experience Jasper National Park’s newest attraction, the Glacier Skywalk. Step out onto a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley for an unobstructed view of the surrounding glaciers. Take a stroll around Athabasca Falls before your late afternoon arrival into Jasper.

Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls

The tour begins with a visit to Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. This is one of the great photo opportunities in the Canadian Rockies. Cross the Great Divide into Yoho National Park via the scenic Kicking Horse Pass. Takakkaw Falls, in the magnificent Yoho Valley, will be the final stop before beginning the trek back to Lake Louise.

Jasper Rafting

Departing from local hotels and the Totem Pole at the Jasper Train Station (directly across from the Historical Parks Canada Information Centre) Street address: 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper. Enjoy a gentle rafting tour on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park. The 16 kilometre, 2½ hour round trip passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches, which allows your National Park Licensed guide to point out the natural and human history of Jasper. Specially designed rafts offer a safe, comfortable ride that any first time rafter will enjoy. This trip is for everyone from toddlers to seniors.

Wildlife Discovery Tour

Departing from all Jasper Hotels. If you want to see wildlife when visiting the Rockies your best opportunity is in Jasper! The area the town occupies is the largest inhabitable valley in the Canadian Rockies, which means more food for “All Creatures Great and Small” Put on your safari hat as you set out into the Park with your own Wildlife Interpreter in search of Bear, Elk, Sheep, Goats, Coyote, Wolves, Moose and many of Mother Nature’s other mountain creatures. This three hour tour is the perfect chance to enjoy spectacular scenery and learn more about Jasper’s original inhabitants. Don’t forget your camera!

Jasper Tramway Shuttle & Ride

Your Tramway Package includes round-trip transportation to “Jasper’s Peak Attraction” and your Tramway ticket. This is the longest and highest aerial tramway in the Rockies. The ride up to the top of Whistlers Mountain is breathtaking. Your Tramway Guide will provide a fully narrated tour during the seven-minute ride to the top. Once at the upper terminal you can enjoy a meal in the Treeline Restaurant or take part in a complimentary interpretive hike with Mountain Guide.