A seamless mix of dynamic, modern and good ol’ fashioned western fun, Calgary is quintessential Canada. But all bets are off each summer when this sophisticated metropolis plays host to boisterous rip-roaring rodeo in the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’, the Calgary Stampede. After witnessing the festivities, trade in your cowboy boots for walking boots as you trek through some of the most incredible scenery Canada has to offer in Banff, Jasper and the Rockies.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Calgary.
The Stampede Parade is an exciting kick-off to ten days of good ol’ fashioned western fun. The parade showcases elaborate floats, bands and riders as they move through the streets of downtown Calgary.
This afternoon, we transfer to Stampede Park in time to take your reserved seat for the Rodeo. Witness the world’s best athletes compete in six major events including bareback, bull-riding, barrel racing and saddle bronco. Explore the park a little before your transfer back to the hotel. Calgary boasts a great choice of dining venues including award-winning restaurants, steakhouses and pubs.
This morning we make the most of the Calgary hospitality and visit Rope Square where you can indulge in pancakes and bacon hot off the griddles from the back of the authentic Chuckwagons. Enjoy the sights and sounds of bands, dancers and an old-fashioned gun fight; plus you may be invited to compete in the Lammle’s World Champion Hat Stomp Competition.
We head back to Stampede Park this afternoon, where you can take the Skyride for a bird's-eye view of the action, visit the agricultural barns, and watch the entertainment on one of the many stages.
Your evening entertainment begins with the heart-stopping Chuckwagon Races in an all-out dash for the finish line. Chuckwagon racing is an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower. Then as the sun goes down, the Grandstand plays host to a spectacular outdoor stage show featuring hundreds of singers, dancers and musicians before the firework finale.
We head for the Rockies. En route we stop at Boundary Ranch, where you’re treated to a barbecue lunch and horse-drawn wagon ride. After arriving in Banff, you have some free time this afternoon.
This morning we transfer to famous Lake Louise, named after Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. We stop at the Chateau, a luxury hotel, for some picture-postcard views of the lake and Victoria Glacier. There’s time to take an optional gondola ride or enjoy lunch at the Chateau before we visit the surrounding area and lakes including Moraine Lake.
Today is free to explore Banff, claimed by many to be the loveliest town in North America. Surrounded by the soaring mountain peaks of and lush green parkland, there’s a wide choice of wonderful walks on offer.
You can take a gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain, the ‘top of the world’ at 7,500ft, providing spectacular views over the surrounding mountains, Bow River and Banff Town. You could also visit the hot springs or just stroll around and take it easy in the town’s cafés. This evening, discover Banff’s nightlife or sample the range of restaurants.
Today we head northwards through the Rockies to Jasper. We stop at the Columbia Icefield for another highlight of the trip - an included Ice Explorer ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier (weather dependent). Your journey is led by an experienced driver/guide, who shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment. There’s also the opportunity to safely step out onto the glacier and stand on this powerful ancient ice.
As we journey on, our road cuts high-forested valleys which occasionally obscure the jagged mountain peaks. Be sure to watch out for the wildlife along the way, including bears, bighorn sheep and elk.
This morning we head off for an unforgettable journey that begins with the limestone gorge of Maligne Canyon and continues along the shore of Medicine Lake, Maligne River and one of the most photographed spots in the world, the magnificent Maligne Lake.
This evening we enjoy an included dinner with an interpretative talk.
We board our coach for Canmore, a small coal mining town nestled in the Canadian Rockies, better known now for its scenic hiking, biking and skiing opportunities. Transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
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