Explore the Canadian Rockies

Lake Louise, Jasper NP & Banff

Departing FRiday june 22 for 10 days / 9 nights

Join us as we travel through Lake Louise, Banff & Jasper National Park on this amazing adventure departing from the Black Hills this summer. All travel is by road and in our luxury Mercedes Sprinter vehicle fitted with individual leather reclining seats & many extra’s to ensure your upmost pleasure during your tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible scenery and activities planned throughout this fully escorted tour.

Sprinter in Rockies

Itinerary:

Day 1: Rapid City, Sturgis & Spearfish to Butte, MT – 595 miles
This morning, we depart Rapid City and head west towards Wyoming and then onto Butte Montana. We invite you to sit back and relax and enjoy the ride. Regular stops will be made for comfort breaks and of course a lunch break. After checking into our hotel it’s time to go to supper.
Overnight Butte Montana – Supper included

Day 2: Butte, MT to Kalispell / Whitefish area, MT - 239 miles
After breakfast we head north to the beautiful area of Kalispell and Whitefish area of Montana. This afternoon we visit the Conrad Mansion. The Mansion was designed by Spokane architect, Kirtland Cutter, and was completed in 1895. The home's exterior is punctuated by arches, long gables, bay windows and massive native stone chimneys. The horizontal lines belie its 13,000 square foot Norman style interior, which features quarter sawn oak trim and paneling, eight massive sandstone fireplaces, and wrought iron dual purpose light fixtures. The windows in the home are consistently exquisite; diamond paned leaded glass windows are featured in most rooms, while several of the main rooms highlight colored & clear bottle glass, as well as 11 panels of Tiffany style stained glass.
Overnight Kalispell / Whitefish area, MT – Breakfast & Supper included

Day 3: Kalispell / Whitefish area, MT to Lake Louise, AB - 296 miles
Our journey today takes us into the heart of the Canadian Rockies and the magnificent Lake Louise area – Stunning scenery is all around. This afternoon we visit the Fairmont Lake Louise Hotel where we can enjoy a stroll along the lake side or simply relax a little on the verandah and absorb the beauty and tranquility… We continue just a short distance to our hotel – The Inn at Lake Louise. - Supper tonight is just a short distance from the hotel.
Overnight Lake Louise, AB – Breakfast & Supper included

Canadian Rockies


Day 4: Lake Louise to Banff 
After breakfast we head off to Banff taking the backroads - Wildlife viewing is one of the most popular activities for visitors to Banff National Park. Animals are abundant: elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bears, coyotes, wolves, marmots, ground squirrels, ravens, owls and so many more species. And they are surprisingly accessible, both within the town-site of Banff, and throughout the surrounding park. You will also have time for a little shopping in downtown Banff together with some wonderful sightseeing. We return to Lake Louise for supper and overnight.
Overnight Lake Louise, AB – Breakfast & Supper included

Lake

Day 5: Lake Louise to Jasper via Columbia Icefields – 138 miles 
After breakfast we leave the hotel and head north to Jasper, AB. We take The Icefields Parkway which stretches 138 miles between Lake Louise and Jasper. We travel through the heart of two world-famous Rocky Mountain national parks and this drive is one of the premier mountain drives on earth. Once we’ve completed this drive it will be forever etched into your memory and most likely you’ll dream of returning again and again. Nonstop picture postcard-like scenery throughout the day. What better way to explore than in your own premium vehicle! On the way to Jasper, we make a stop at the Columbia Icefields where we switch vehicles and take a tour on the glacier. We will board a specially designed "Ice Explorer" to a turnaround point atop 333 metres of ice. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket - it may snow at anytime during your 1 1/2 hour Ice Explorer ride! The Columbia Icefield is guarded by 11 of the Rockies' 22 highest peaks. Here, perennial snow accumulates and turns to ice which flows to feed six major outlet glaciers, three of Canada's largest rivers and eventually three oceans. The ice straddles the Continental Divide, two provinces and two national parks. The ice is 365 metres (1,200 feet) thick - about the height of the Empire State Building. Before we head to our hotel, its time to take a ride on the Jasper Tramway. See with your own eyes unprecedented views of six mountain ranges, glacial fed lakes, the Athabasca river (Alberta’s longest) and the scenic mountain town-site of Jasper . After we a check into our hotel for overnight. And enjoy our supper… it’s time to explore the Maligne Valley as we search for wildlife as daytime transitions to night. Return to hotel for overnight.
Overnight Jasper, AB – Breakfast & Supper included

Wildlife

Day 6 : Jasper to Calgary – 250 miles
We leave Jasper after breakfast and head south to Banff National Park. Wildlife viewing is one of the most popular activities for visitors to Banff National Park. Animals are abundant: elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bears, coyotes, wolves, marmots, ground squirrels, ravens, owls and so many more species. Continuing our journey through to Calgary, AB. Appropriate rest breaks, meal stops and of course there’s time for that ‘Kodak Moment’.
Overnight Calgary area – Breakfast & Supper included

Day 7 : Calgary to Regina, SK – 471 miles
We depart Calgary after breakfast for our full day’s drive to Regina, SK. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery passing through the rolling ranch land of eastern Alberta and into Saskatchewan. Here we have a 2 night stay in Regina allowing time to recoup a little.
Overnight Regina, SK – Breakfast & Supper included

Day 8 : Explore Regina – Sightseeing and Shopping
A full day to explore the City of Regina including a visit to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Center. For the past 136 years, the RCMP has been an integral part of Canada's historical and cultural landscape, helping to form and protect our great nation and playing a significant role in creating the Canadian identity. The RCMP Heritage Centre opened on May 23, 2007 to share the RCMP story with the world. Located on the grounds of the RCMP Academy, ‘Depot' Division - the story of the RCMP is appropriately told where Cadets are trained and the story begins. Housed in a breathtaking stone, glass and concrete building designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Erickson, the RCMP Heritage Centre tells the story of the RCMP using state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies and engaging programming and tours. It's a great Canadian story. It's our story. A story that is still being written. Supper this evening is at Casino Regina… Amidst the 780 slot machines and 33 table games, you’ll find a backdrop of a grand former train station built in 1912. In the poker room, you’ll see one-of-a-kind stained glass windows and exquisitely hand-carved woodwork. If a casino is not “your thing” there is a restaurant, bar, plus live entertainment from many well-known musicians and comedians.
Overnight Regina, SK – Breakfast & Supper included

Day 9: Regina, SK to Medora, ND & Musical – 315 miles
Our journey today takes us back across the Canadian / US Border and south towards the small town of Medora, ND. We arrive into Medora mid afternoon with time for a little shopping before we enjoy a unique western meal with a magnificent North Dakota sunset as a backdrop. ‘Savor your steak while you are serenaded with western melodies performed live by cast members of the Medora Musical.’ After super, we take our seats for spectacular Medora Musical. This professionally produced, high energy, Western style musical is proudly dedicated to the legacy of America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and the time he spent here in North Dakota's Badlands. Each show pays tribute to American patriotism and the old-west way of life. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Overnight Medora – Breakfast & Super included

Day 10: Medora to Rapid City – 259 miles
After breakfast, we head out and explore Theodor Roosevelt National Park before leaving Medora behind and head south back to the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Breakfast included

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Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Friday June 22nd 2018
Ends: Sunday July 1st 2018

What's Included

  • Fully escorted with pick up points in Rapid City, Sturgis & Spearfish
  • Round trip transportation in our luxury Mercedes Sprinter Vehicle
  • All accommodations with Breakfast & Supper each day
  • All sightseeing as listed, all entrance fees & all taxes
  • Minimum 6 passengers / Maximum 12 passengers
  • Baggage handling and taxes – 1 piece per person

Pricing

  • Price: $2,995pp (double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: add $985

Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $750pp due at time of booking
  • March 31st 2018 - Final Balance Due 
  • Booking Form

What You'll Need

  • A camera is a must
  • Binoculars would be a great idea
  • Passports are required for this tour

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