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2022 Canadian Rockies Explorer ~ with Glacier National park

July 27 – Aug. 6, 2022
Tour Operator: Odysseys
Price: From $5,391 (Airfare included)
Tour Length: 11 day
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One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for outdoor lovers.  Amid stunning alpine scenery, this 11-day adventure shared by no more than 24 fellow travelers offers a feast for the eyes – and the spirit.  Embark on a nature-focused itinerary that brings you face to face with some truly stunning sights, staying in unique mountain lodges.  Setting out from Calgary, enjoy lunch at the famed Prince of Wales Hotel overlooking picturesque Upper Waterton Lake, where the prairie meets the mountains.

Majestic Glacier National Park’s splendors are then revealed during a two-night stay that includes a travel highlight:  riding in a legendary Red Jammer sightseeing bus along the fabled Going-to-the-Sun Road.  Spend the next two nights in the authentic mountain town of Whitefish, Montana, taking a leisurely hike along the Whitefish Trail, riding a chairlift to Whitefish Mountain’s summit, and experiencing town life.  After encountering some of the tour’s most striking scenery en route to British Columbia’s world-famous Banff National Park, highlights here include visits to photogenic Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefields, a UNESCO site; and traversing Athabasca Glacier in a special vehicle.  Jasper National Park (another UNESCO site) follows, with the chance to admire the geological marvel of Maligne Canyon and cruise cerulean Maligne Lake.  An exhilarating cliff-edge Glacier Skywalk expedition affords spectacular views.  The final full day in the Canadian Rockies features a ride on the Banff Gondola to Sulphur Mountain’s 8,000-foot peak, and two more natural wonders:  the Hoodoos and Bow Falls.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Arrive Calgary
  • Day 2 : Waterton Lakes National Park | Glacier National Park
  • Day 3 : Glacier National Park
  • Day 4 : Glacier National Park | Whitefish
  • Day 5 : Whitefish
  • Day 6 : Lake Louise | Banff National Park
  • Day 7 : Lake Louise | Jasper
  • Day 8 : Jasper
  • Day 9 : Jasper | Banff
  • Day 10 : Banff
  • Day 11 : Depart for U.S.

Eligibility

We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour. 

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All 2022 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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