Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Waterton Lakes National Park
Glacier National Park
Choice on Tour:
Ice Explorer Glacier Tour or Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Itinerary at a Glance:
Day 1: Calgary Marriott Downtown, Calgary, Alberta
Days 2 & 3: Bayshore Inn, Watertno Lakes National Park, Alberta
Days 4 & 5: Banff Inn, Banff, Alberta
Day 6: Calgary Marriott Downtown, Calgary, Alberta
Roundtrip Airfare from Quad City Airport (Moline, IL)
Air Taxes & Fees/Surcharges
All Sightseeing as Listed in Brochure/Itinerary (excludes add-ons)
Double: $4,399 per person
Triple: $4,349 per person
Book Before March 1, 2024 and save $100 per person!
Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $349 per person is available for this tour through Collette.
A deposit of $698 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of February 23, 2024 are based upon availability. Final payment due by July 03, 2024. Deposits are refundable up until March 01, 2024.
The overall activity level of this tour is a level 2. This means you like a balanced approach to travel. Walking two to three miles over the course of a day is no problem for you. You can partake in a two-hour leisurely walking tour, covering up to two miles (with included breaks). You can handle a variety of terrains, from cobblestone streets to moderate hills with relative ease and without assistance. You can climb two flights of stairs with ease. There may be 1 to 2 days on this tour when walking tours can cover 3 to 4 miles over uneven terrain. Expect some full days balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure. You can handle altitudes up to 6,000 feet. While this level is appropriate for travelers that require mobility assistance devices, there could be times when you may have to sit out on some of the included activities.
Day 1: Sunday, September 1, 2024 Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Tour Begins Get ready for an adventure that brings together the beautiful expanse of the prairies, the soaring majesty of the Canadian Rockies and the brilliance of Montana’s Glacier National Park. Your tour opens in the province of Alberta.
Day 2: Monday, September 2, 2024 Calgary - Waterton Lakes National Park This morning, journey south to the prairie lands while enjoying the distant views of the spectacular Rockies. Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world’s oldest, best preserved buffalo jumps. Head-Smashed-In, in the foothills of the Rockies, has been used continuously by Aboriginal people for over 5,500 years. A Blackfoot guide brings to life the culture of the Plains people, the Buffalo Hunt, and the many secrets uncovered in archaeological digs. Continue traveling south to Waterton Lakes National Park. En route, pass through quaint villages and travel along roads sometimes traversed by grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, cougars, wolves, moose and elk. You’ll even get to view and photograph the famous Prince of Wales Hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner overlooking Waterton Lake.B, D
Day 3: Tuesday, September 3, 2024 Waterton Lakes- Glacier National Park, Montana, USA-Waterton Lakes, AB Today, experience Glacier National Park, a naturalist's paradise. Glacier preserves over one million acres of forests, Alpine meadows and lakes, and is home to over 70 species of mammals and 270 species of birds. Enjoy a ride aboard one of its famous Jammer cars – built in the 1930s – along one of the most breathtaking roads in North America. Going-to-the-Sun Road* stretches across the Continental Divide and offers incredible views of the valley and Glacier National Park.B
Day 4: Wednesday, September 4, 2024 Waterton Lakes National Park - Banff Relax during your journey to Banff and soak in a backdrop of wonderful wildlife and the majestic Canadian Rockies. This afternoon, arrive in Banff and enjoy stops at the powerful Bow Falls and Surprise Corner known for its picture perfect panoramic views.B, D
Day 5: Thursday, September 5, 2024 Banff - Icefields Parkway - Banff Set out along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and behold lofty waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped mountain ranges. Stop at the Athabasca Glacier where it’s your choice! Choose a fun ride** across this mass of glacial ice nearly 1,000 feet thick, the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle -OR- take a walk onto a glass bottom platform at the Columbia Icefield Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape. This afternoon, stop at stunning Peyto Lake, a glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity. Be on the lookout for bears and stately elk on your return to Banff.B
Day 6: Friday, September 6, 2024 Banff - Lake Louise - Calgary The famous glacier-fed, turquoise waters of Lake Louise are yours for admiring this morning. Perhaps you will choose to hike along the lakeshore or simply relax in the majesty of your surroundings. Enjoy lunch at the Ski Lake Louise Lodge before boarding the gondola, which ascends the mountain in fourteen minutes to a height of 6,850 feet above sea level. Later, enjoy the views of the prairies while en route to Calgary. Join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip.B, L, D
Day 7: Saturday, September 7, 2024 Calgary - Tour Ends Your adventure comes to a close today, leaving you with a wealth of memories from your outstanding journey to two of the world’s most beautiful areas: the incomparable Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park.B
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Davenport, Iowa|| 8735 Northwest Blvd - Burlington Trailways Bldg. |
1st right past Blain's Farm & Fleet; on the left
|Mediapolis, IA|| Mediapolis, IA - Mepo. Foods |
111 N. Wapello Rd.
|Muscatine, IA|| Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61 |
|Wapello, IA|| Family Dollar/Dollar Tree |
503 US 61, Wapello, IA
|West Burlington Depot|| Burlington Trailways Depot, 906 Broadway |
|Departure Date||Pick-up Time||Drop-off Time|