Heart of the Canadian Rockies with Calgary Stampede & Alaska Cruise
About Calgary, Alberta
Travel to the heart of the Canadian Rockies on this spectacular vacation. Your trip begins in Calgary with a sightseeing tour of Calgary’s highlights and admission to the Calgary Stampede. Head west through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies into Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park and gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Spend two overnights at this popular year-round resort with time to explore on your own or to take an optional excursion. On the way to Jasper National Park, stop in Lake Louise and discover this world-famous location with its cold waters reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Next, a vacation highlight: take a thrilling ride aboard an all-terrain Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. In Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada, enjoy two overnights and an orientation tour in Jasper. Depart Jasper, follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and overnight in Kamloops. Travel to the Pacific Coast and board a ferry for Victoria, where you’ll enjoy two overnights and a city tour plus time for optional activities, including a whale-watching cruise. Also visit world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of showcase floral exhibits. Sail through the spectacular Gulf Islands back to Vancouver and enjoy sightseeing of the famous landmarks. Board your Holland America cruise ship for a spectacular journey through Alaska’s picturesque Inside Passage and Glacier Bay. Hear the thunderous roar as glaciers crash into the sea, experience some of Alaska’s small towns, and watch for wildlife such as spouting whales and soaring eagles—a great way to wrap up your majestic Canadian Rockies vacation.
Sightseeing: In Calgary, Victoria, and Vancouver; Daily passes to the Stampede Ground, Rodeo admission, Chuckwagon Races, Grandstand Show, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), Butchart Gardens, and Stanley Park. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
CALGARY International Calgary (SF)BANFF NATIONAL PARK Bow View Lodge (ST)JASPER NATIONAL PARK Lobstick Lodge (F)KAMLOOPS The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre (F)VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)VANCOUVER Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown (F)ALASKA CRUISE Holland America’s MS Volendam
10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
NOTES: This special departure includes all activities on our regular departures with two additional days in Calgary plus Calgary Stampede 2-day admission.Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.
Transportation:Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Holland America’s MS Volendam; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.