Enjoy the comfort of a western guest ranch (also referred to as a ‘Dude’ ranch) while visiting the resorts of Banff and Lake Louise, spending a day in Calgary and sharing the thrills of a rodeo. Marvel at the majestic Rocky Mountain scenery on a horseback trail ride, along with multiple other activities included along the way.
You start day one and the tour off with a dining experience that features the Calgary Tower's famous revolving dining lounge. After a stop at the Canadian Wilds Exhibit at the Calgary Zoo you visit Heritage Park Historical Village. Heritage Park is a real frontier town. And the people are as real as their town. From here you travel across Alberta’s rolling countryside to the a rustic guest ranch (some of you will know them as ‘Dude Ranches’), where you will spend the next three nights.
If you have selected the rodeo option as a part of your travel package (must include a Friday, Saturday or Sunday), day two will see you head off to attend a rodeo and/or powwow. At the conclusion of the rodeo you head back to your guest ranch home for a terrific dinner, and another restful night in the foothills. Or you may decide to take a trail ride, white water raft, or explore the beautiful scenery on a mountain trail hike.
On day three you will experience the incomparable beauty of the rugged and majestic Rocky Mountains. Your first stop is the Columbia Icefields, an area of glacial ice covering some 390 sq. km with a maximum depth of 365 m (1210 ft). Here you can visit the Columbia Icefield Visitor Centre and enjoy a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier via the Ice Explorer. From the Icefields, it’s a short trip to your first view of the imposing Victoria Glacier nestled behind beautiful Lake Louise. And, you’re not done yet. Your last stop, before heading home for the day, is the town of Banff. Then it’s back to your guest ranch home.
After your day four breakfast, you can go on a trail ride, savour the majestic scenery on the beautiful hiking trails as you watch for birds and wildlife, or just sit back and soak it all in. Following lunch the next leg of your journey is a drive through Kananaskis Valley, and at the end of your day you arrive back in Calgary.
* To include a rodeo in your travel plans, tour dates must include a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Just tell your personal planning adviser if you would like to stay
longer or do more. Your vacation can be tailored to your schedule and
interests with additional days and/or activities. More great ideas to
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|Heritage Park Historical Village
|1-2 hour Trail Ride, Rodeo
|Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, Banff Gondola
Please note that prices do not include GST and will vary depending on rental car selection, accommodation choices, travel dates and number of individuals travelling together. (All prices in Canadian Dollars)
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