Banff National Park

Jewel of the Canadian Rockies

July 18-22, 2017

Tue / Sat - 5 Days

Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies is one of the world’s most magnificent natural playgrounds. You think you can prepare for the scenery – brilliant glaciers, waterfalls and gem-colored glacial lakes that mirror pine fringes and snow-etched peaks – but even jaded world travelers have been known to take in audible gasps when they view Banff for the first time! In Canada’s first national park, you’ll breathe in crisp, fresh air, view wildlife (including deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, grizzly and black bears) and gaze upon stunning views you’ll never forget.

In addition to free time to explore at your leisure, tours with a local guide will introduce you to the highlights of Banff. Discover Hoodoo Lookout and Surprise Corner. Ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for a 360-degree panoramic view of the Bow Valley. Marvel at Victoria Glacier from Lake Louise, stand in awe of Takkakaw Falls, and soak in the view of picturesque Moraine Lake.

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary this year. The country was proclaimed the number one place to visit by The New York Times on their “52 Places to Go in 2017.” Travel to Banff and discover why.

An optional excursion to the Columbia Icefield travels along the spectacular Icefields Parkway for a guided all-terrain vehicle tour onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier and to visit the Glacier Skywalk.

Itinerary Hotel

Tue, July 18: Fly to Calgary, Alberta, Canada and transfer to Banff by motorcoach. Check into the Banff Park Lodge, ideally situated within the park near restaurants and shopping. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Wed, July 19: A half-day tour this morning includes Bow Falls, the Hoodoo Lookout, Lake Minnewanka and Surprise Corner. The highlight of the day is sure to be a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a panoramic view of Bow Valley and the six surrounding mountain ranges. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to discover more of Banff on your own. (Meals: Breakfast)

Thu, July 20: A full-day tour takes you to see some of the most famous features in the Canadian Rockies. Stop at a photographer's dream, Moraine Lake, located in the dramatic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Continue to Lake Louise, often known as the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies," where the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise proudly stands at one end and the Victoria Glacier reflects off the other. Enjoy a boxed lunch while at Lake Louise before heading across the Great Divide with a stop at the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint, where three lines of railway are laid at different elevations to cross the Kicking Horse River on four bridges. Marvel at Emerald Lake and Takkakaw Falls before heading back to Banff. (B,L)

Fri, July 21: Day at leisure. An optional full-day tour is offered to the Athabasca Glacier, the most-visited glacier in North America and one of the six principle “toes” of the Columbia Icefield. Even the journey to the glacier on the Icefields Parkway is memorable as it passes through a vast wilderness of magnificent peaks, ancient glaciers and pristine mountain lakes. Board a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour onto the surface of the glacier. Visit the Glacier Skywalk, a glass platform that provides an awe-inspiring experience and features the only unobstructed, completely accessible glacier view in the world! (B)

Sat, July 22: Transfer to Calgary for your flight home. (B)

Banff Park Lodge
Comfortable, convenient and relaxing, Banff Park Lodge is a full-service resort hotel ideally situated within the park near restaurants and shopping. Highlights: comfortably casual guestrooms with private balconies or walk-out patios • in-room coffee maker and mini-fridge • complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access • two restaurants • fireside lounge/bar • room service • fitness center • heated indoor pool • steam room and whirlpool • on-site shops.



Banff National Park Pricing

Per Person*

Package with Air

Land Only

Double P/P

$1,999

$1,379

Triple P/P

$1,899

$1,279

Single

$2,369

$1,749

Child (under 16)

$1,539

$919


Ambassadair Trip #6862

Lake Louise / © Ambassadair; photo by Heather Kenison

Highlights Include


  • Spectacular Canadian Rockies scenery
  • Convenient lodging in Banff National Park
  • Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views
  • Visit Lake Louise
  • Time to explore the park on your own
  • Optional excursion to the Columbia Icefield

Package Includes


  • R/T commercial air from Indianapolis to Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling
  • Escorted from Indianapolis

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