1 888 285 1676 Worldwide 1 780 414 1676

Rockies to the coast on this van tour through British Columbia

These adventurous van tours between Banff and Vancouver provides an ideal mix of iconic Rocky Mountain sights combined with explorations that take you off-the-beaten path.

Banff to Vancouver route

This active holiday of the Rocky Mountains and BC starts in Banff by exploring the Rocky Mountains before crossing into BC and winding its way down to the west coast.  Highlights of this small group trip include Banff, Chateau Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, the Icefield Parkway, Jasper, Helmcken Falls and Whistler, BC.

You explore four parks including Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Mt. Robson Provincial Park and Wells Gray Provincial Park. Examples of walks and hikes include Johnston Canyon, the Berg Lake Trail, Pyramid Lake and the Trail of Six Bridges. As always, the emphasis is on easy walking and hiking, with walks averaging 20 minutes to an hour. Our guests love taking secondary roads to isolated towns and this tour won’t disappoint - Lillooet is one of our personal favourites. From here we take a backroad through the Coastal Mountains to Whistler.

Vancouver to Banff route

This Rocky Mountain holiday explores the parks and rural areas of the southern Rockies of BC and Alberta. You visit six parks including Manning Provincial Park, followed by the national parks of Mt. Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho, Banff, Kootenay and Waterton Lakes. During our explorations, your guide will illustrate unique aspects of each park, including its wildlife, geography and natural history.

In between the parks, you head for small towns and villages - as you'll come to discover every town has it's own unique history. We stay at small scale properties and dine at local restaurants. During the day we often stop for picnic lunches, the ingredients of which we purchase from local fruit and vegetable stands. Led by your guide, our walks are easy, fascinating forays into front country wilderness. Wilderness at your doorstep, swapping stories will like-minded travellers ... a time when you can rejuvinate and relax. 

$4350.00 CAD
Recipient's Name:

Recipient's Email:

Your Name:

Your Email:

Thanks for sharing!


Feel free to contact us using the form below. You may also call us at 1.888.285.1676 or email us at info@adventures.com.
*Name: *Email:
Phone: *Confirm Email:


Thank you for your inquiry, we will review your request and be in touch shortly!
Bus & Van Tours

June to Septmber

Easy / Moderate

All activities and sightseeing is led by an experienced leader familiar with the culture, geography, history and wildlife of the area. This soft adventure tour enables guests to get out and explore the front country of the four parks we vist. Hikes and walks vary in length from 20 minutes to one hour.

Not Applicable
Not Applicable

The Banff to Vancouver route begins in Banff, travels up the Icefield Parkway to Jasper and then down through BC to Whistler, ending in Vancouver.

The Vancouver to Banff route begins in Vancouver and travels through the Okanagan and Kootenay area of BC and then goes south to Waterton Lakes National Park and then up to Banff National Park ending in the town of Banff.


In the summer months, most areas offer warm and hot days and cool nights.  Average temperatures are between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius.

Southern Rocky Mountains

15 passenger air-conditioned maxi-van, driver, park fees, tour of local villages, guided walks and hikes, all camping and canoe gear for the canoe trip, entrance to Lake Louise tramway.


Warm coat, rain gear, sneakers, hiking boots, long pants, sweater, shorts, t-shirts, hat, bathing suit, towel, gloves, fleece top.


Camera, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle.


You stay at properties rated by Canada Select between 2 and 3 stars. The properties we stay at include inns, cabins and small hotels. At a minimum you will have one queen bed and a private bathroom.

Our properties all underscore our philosophy to utilize small-scale accommodation that offer character and cleanliness, pursue sound environmental practices and support other local operators. Many local, non-chain properties have these ratings and this is fine with us as we prefer to dine in local restaurants and cafes. All accommodation on this trip will involve one or two queen beds and a private bathroom.

Restaurants are ½ a block to 2 blocks away.



7 breakfasts are included in the Banff to Vancouver tour.

7 breakfasts 1 lunch and 2 dinners are included in the Vancouver to Banff tour.

Other meals can be purchased at local restaurants.

8 day tour, available June, 2018 - September, 2018
$4350.00 / per person - CAD
Banff to Vancouver route. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $860. 2018 departure dates: June 2-9, June 30-July 2, July 28-August 4, August 25-Sep 1, Sep 22-29.
8 day tour, available May, 2018 - September, 2018
$4350.00 / per person - CAD
Vancouver to Banff route. Based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $860. 2018 departure dates: May 24-31, June 21-28, July 19-26, August 16-23, August 22-29, September 13-20.
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A $500.00 deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip commencement.
Upon receiving written notice of the cancellation, the following schedule will apply: 61 days or more prior to tour departure: full refund, less a $100 processing fee. 60–0 days prior to departure: no refund will be given. If you must cancel, we will be as understanding as possible and will make every effort to be flexible.

8 day tour, available June, 2018 - September, 2018

Day 1

Banff and Lake Louise, AB

After picking everyone up at their hotel in Banff we divert to a secondary road via Banff to Lake Louise to enable a relaxed pace while we look for wildlife.

As we approach Banff National Park, we encounter the grey hues of the front ranges.  Our first stop is the town of Banff (pop. 7600) for a short scenic tour. Guests will have free time to explore the downtown before we rejoin the secondary road to Lake Louise. The Castle Mountain viewpoint exposes the first of the mountains that occupy the main ranges all the way to Jasper. At Johnston Canyon we take a stroll through the cool limestone canyon to a raging waterfall.

From here we continue on to the world famous Chateau and Lake Louise (pop. 1,000). We are now in a subalpine zone characterized by a mixed forest with white spruce and lodgepole pine. Famous for its emerald green glacier fed lake, the stunning scenery is beautifully framed by rugged snow capped mountain peaks and the Victoria Glacier. We can tour the Chateau Lake Louise, take a stroll along the well groomed lakeside trails or simply enjoy a cup of tea and admire the views.

From Lake Louise we take a short drive to the Valley of Ten Peaks to Moraine Lake. Sitting at an elevation of 1185 metres, this turquoise blue glacier-fed lake was featured on the back of the old Canadian 20 Dollar bill for many years. The glacier-fed lake may be a tad cool for a swim but is well worth an afternoon canoe rental.

Accommodation:  Motel. Restaurant on site

Meals: N/A

Day 2

Jasper National Park, AB

After a breakfast buffet at the Lodge of Ten Peaks, we saunter over to the Lake Louise Gondola for a 14 minute ride to the 2088 meter high summit. Guets have the option of travelling in a four chair open lift or closed gondola. Incredible views of the majestic Rocky Mountain, wildflowers, natural springs and possible wildlife sightings are highlights of the ride. On the summit, a good selection of trails cater to many fitness levels. 

Next - prepare to be astounded! The 230 km-long Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper is often lauded as one of the world's most scenic drives.

At the beginning of the Icefields Parkway we steadily climb as we head north, passing the Crowfoot Glacier and entering alpine forests to  Bow Summit. Stops along the Parkway include Bow Summit and Peyto Lake. Peyto Lake might very well be the most photographed lake along the Icefields Parkway, and for good reason.  From the popular viewpoint at Bow Summit Pass, you can walk a short trail to see this iconic view, with a dreamy milky-blue lake, towering mountains, and a view of the Mistaya River Canyon to the north.

Enroute to Jasper we stop for lunch at the Icefields Centre to take in commanding views of the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields. This icefield is the headwaters for the Fraser River; the largest of the chain of ice fields along the Great Divide, separating Alberta and British Columbia. 

Overseen by certified mountain guides, we’ll have the option to strap on crampons and join a naturalist for a two hour guided walk on the surface of the Athabasca Glacier, a massive river of ice riddled with an estimated 30,000 crevasses.

The road after the Icefield Centre includes views of Mt. Athabasca, the Columbia Glacier, and the Icefields. The last leg of our journey to Jasper travels through areas frequented by mountain goats, bighorn sheep and elk. This section climbs Tangle Ridge, then drops down into montane forest and follows the Sunwapta and Athabasca Rivers into the town of Jasper. Grizzly bears and mountain caribou are often seen on this last section near the townsite of Jasper.

By late afternoon we’ve arrived in Jasper National Park. This park encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountains, glaciers, forests and alpine meadows.

Accommodation: Hotel / Motel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Jasper National Park, AB

The friendly, picturesque community of Jasper (pop. 4050) is the heart of Jasper National Park, the largest and most northerly of the Canada’s Rocky Mountain national parks. This town is nestled in a rugged, unspoiled wilderness of unparallel beauty - towering snow-capped mountain peaks provide the backdrop for evergreen forests, pristine glacier-fed lakes and waterfalls.

Here we’ll tour some of the scenic spots for wildlife viewing and photo taking. A morning drive along a mountain road offers a good chance of seeing elk, mule and white-tail deer, bighorn sheep and perhaps a grizzly bear. We stop at Pyramid Lake for short walk and then head to Maligne Canyon for a hike down the Trail of Six Bridges. Our next stop will be Maligne Lake where passengers will have the option of joining a scenic guided boat tour to the world famous Spirit Island. No trip to the Rockies could be complete without a picture of Spirit Island, a quintessential symbol of pristine wilderness.

After Maligne Lake, guests can take the Jasper Tramway to the top of Whistlers Mountain. The Jasper Tramway is the longest and highest guided tramway in Canada. From the top of the Tramway passengers will be able to see six mountain ranges, numerous glacier fed lakes and a spectacular view of the Athabasca Valley including the entire townsite of Jasper. Stroll the boardwalks viewing the interpretive plaques and watch for wildlife. Alpine inhabitants include the Hoary Marmot (famous for its whistling alert call), White-tailed Ptarmigan, ground squirrels, pikas and the occasional Bighorn Sheep.

Other options for the day include mountain bike and canoe rentals. For those hot mountain days, we can find a spot to swim in the refreshing glacier fed waters of a nearby shallow lake. At the end of the day passengers will have several dining options including dinning at the famous Jasper Lodge.

Accommodation: Hotel / Motel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Mt. Robson Provincial Park, BC

Most of the morning is set aside for guests to explore Jasper on their own. Options include accessing nearby trails by foot or mountain bike and shopping. We then head west, leaving the province of Alberta behind and crossing into British Columbia and Mount Robson Provincial Park. Mt. Robson, the second oldest park in British Columbia’s park system, is truly one of the world's crown jewels. The mountain, for which the park is named, guards the park's western entrance. At 3,954 meters this is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

One of the best known trails in the Rocky Mountains, the Berg Lake Trail, has played host to school age children that have returned as parents with their own children to experience the simple joy of backcountry hiking. This trail will equally please the beginner to advanced hiker. Gaining just under 800 meters in 23 kilometres, the trail traverses three bio-geoclimatic zones. The interesting changes in vegetation, as the elevation increases, are most apparent on this trail. We do not hike all 23 km s of this trail but instead are guided by our groups' decsion to the disttance they wish to hike.

Accommodation: Hotel / motel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC

This morning we head south, following the mighty Thompson River, the largest tributary of the Fraser River.

We follow this river as it gains volume and rushes into the Clearwater Valley. The Thompson River leads us to Blue River, where we have the option to hop on board a jet boat for a wildllife safari with a focus on black and brown bears.

At Spahats Falls Provincial Park we check out a two tiered waterfall that drops over 75 meters. Here we can see the unique geology that created this area, and take a close view of Pleistocene lava that helped shape the region. In the park we walk along the interpretative nature trail and learn about old growth forests.  Contnuing into Wells Gray Provincial Park,  we encounter a park more than 520,000 hectares in size, one that encompasses most of the Clearwater River watershed in the Caribou Mountains. The mountains in the south part of the park put on wildflower displays each summer that are among the best in Canada. We'll explore one or two of these meadows,

Canada's fourth tallest waterfall, Helmcken Falls, is ensconced here  Three times higher than Niagara and splendidly photogenic, the fast flowing Murtle River shoots over a volcanic cliff at Helmcken and falls 142 meters directly into a gorge in a roaring, misty display. Next we’ll visit Dawson Falls, a spectacular 91 meters wide!

By late afternoon we’ve made our way back to our ranch accommodation and its resident buffalo. Guest have the option to go horseback riding and take dinner at the ranch, where bison steaks are on the menu.

Accommodation: One or two queen beds and private bathroom. The restaurant is on site.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Lillooet, BC

No Canadian vacation would be complete without stepping into the national icon of Canada, the canoe. After a safety briefing, we slip our paddles into the water and venture out onto one of the most pristine bodies of water in the world. Guests will have a chance to swim, and take advantage of excellent wildlife spotting opportunities for wolf, deer, and moose.

We return to shore at lunch time and make our way to a local bakery, a favourite hang-out of  the locals.  After lunch we head south and then west, cutting across to the Cariboo Highway on the “Fishing Highway” named due to the numerous numbers of lakes in the area.  While parts of the original trail can still be seen, this road remains virtually unchanged from the fur trading days. We find a nice spot by a lake for a picnic lunch.

Joining the Cariboo Highway, we head south to a small but diverse community hidden away in the Cascade Mountains. While there are many places in BC that are well known and attractive to international visitors, the town of Lillooet (pop. 2780) remains relatively obscure, making it all the more fun to visit. On the way, we stop at some interesting and scenic places including Marble Canyon and Pavillion Lake, a beautiful green and blue lake that holds much interest to astrobioligists and NASA..

Once a thriving Goldrush town of over 15,000, Lillooet is steeped in First Nation’s and Gold Rush history. Not far from the stepped banks of the mighty Fraser River, we step back in time as we visit historic buildings and significant sites such as The Bridge of the 23 Camels, The Hangman’s Tree and the Chinese Rocks. Optional activities here include jet boating, and fishing for the monster sturgeon, and walking and hiking.

Accommodation: Hotel / motel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Whistler, BC

Leaving the arid lodge pine forests of the Lillooet Valley, we follow a secondary road into the Cascade Mountains. This drive is one of the most scenic and unspoiled in BC. Along the way, narrow one way bridges cross crystal clear streams, flourishing forests provide cover for wildlife and mountain meadows wave in the summer breeze. We pass a snow packed glacier.

Now on the other side of the mountains, we drop down into the Pemberton Valley. Whistler Village (pop. 9900), the site of the 2010 Olympic Games, is known to be one of the world’s best four season resorts. Home to 10,000 permanent residents, there is never a shortage of things to do in this mountain community.

During a tour of the Village, the driver/guide will point out the main attractions and then turn guests loose to explore. Optional activities include: Peak-to-Peak Gondola, hiking trails, zip trekking, ATV tours, jeep tours, bear tours, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, hang gliding, ice skating, rafting, golfing, helicopter tours and kayaking. Or, simply stroll the village and shops or take a walk along one of the village trails. In the evening, the nightlife of Whistler will call.

Accommodation: Hotel / motel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Drop-off Vancouver, British Columbia

In the early afternoon, as we descend from the 675 meter Whistler Village, we take  the Sea to Sky Highway to the shores of Howe Sound and Horseshoe Bay.  Along the way, we wind through five biogeoclimatic zones in the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region of BC, passing by Garibaldi Provincial Park, Squamish and the old Britannia Mine site, now restored as a museum.

.As we pass Horseshoe Bay, the beautiful city of Vancouver (pop. 2 million) comes into view. Bordered by the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is recognized as one of the world's most livable cities.

8 day tour, available May, 2018 - September, 2018

Day 1

Okanagan, BC via Manning Park, BC
By 9:00 am we’ve picked up everyone from their hotel in downtown Vancouver and are heading south- east along the Trans Canada Highway through the Fraser Valley. Bordered by the Cascade and Coastal Mountains, the Fraser Valley is a lush green oasis of rural and agricultural lands that follows the Fraser River.

We make our way through Manning Provincial Park. Established in 1931, this subalpine park encompasses 70,844 hectares and is home to over 200 species of birds and 63 species of mammals including, the mountain beaver, wolverine and grizzly bear. Once we are through Manning Park and over the Cascade Mountains we descend into the dry and arid Okanagan Valley. Here the scenery will change dramatically to vineyards, orchards, fruit stands and beaches that colour the landscape. We spend two nights in Kelowna on Okanagan Lake.

Accommodation: Boutique Hotel
Meals: none provided

Day 2

Okanagan, BC. 

Our first stop will be at Mission Hill Estate Winery. Situated high up on the slopes overlooking Okanagan Lake, this unique winery will mesmerize you with its wine and especially its architecture. Bell towers, outdoor amphitheatres, long walk ways to viewpoints and large spans of archways are carefully placed to take advantage of the natural surroundings and fantastic vistas surrounding this estate. From Mission Hill we’ll make our way to the birthplace of the Ice wine. Passengers will have the option of enjoying a delicious lunch at one of the winery bistros.(Lunch is at guest expense)

After our tour of wineries it’s off to the beach to enjoy the sun and sand. We can lounge on the beach, swim or rent a paddle boat and explore the lake. Other options include golfing, hiking or renting a bike to explore the breathtaking scenery from Myra Canyon, a beautifully restored trail along the old Kettle Valley Trail that crosses several spectacular wooden trestles. The trail is an easy grade and fun to ride for all ages and skill levels. In the evening our driver/guide will escort the group for dinner or passengers can choose to enjoy dinner on their own at one of the many local restaurants.

Accommodation: Boutique Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Revelstoke, BC
After breakfast we head north along the Okanagan Valley, we continue following the Okanagan Valley through the agricultural lands that flank the Shuswap River. Cattle, sheep, farms and orchards surround the two villages of Armstrong and Enderby. We stop in Armstrong to sample some local produce and tour the old town stores.

Eventually leaving the Okanagan Valley behind, we follow the Trans Canada Highway east skirting the shores of Shuswap Lake and into the Columbia Mountains and the town of Revelstoke (pop. 8,000). Situated between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, Revelstoke was founded in the 1880s when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was built through the area. Near the town of Revelstoke we drive to the top of Mt Revelstoke Mountain walk the Meadows in the Sky Trail. The start of our drive takes us through lush rain mountain forest all the way up to subalpine meadows that burst forth in brilliant colour during the short summer season. For those interested in the mechanical side of things we’ll visit the Revelstoke Hydro Dam and take the elevator to a lookout over the massive 175 meter concrete dam.

After checking into our accommodation, we visit the local nightlife in Grizzly Square, the main downtown square, often bustling with live music, local markets and buskers.

Accommodation: Inn
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Kootenay National Park via Glacier and Yoho National Park, BC
Our first stop is at Rogers’ Pass in Glacier National Park. Famous for its 10 metres of snowfall in the winter, the steep mountain road through the Selkirk Mountain Range is protected by a series of avalanche and snow sheds along the highway. Once we drive to the far side of Rogers’ Pass, we drop down to the famous Rocky Mountain Trench, a major geological fault ranging in width from 3-20 metres. This unique fault can be seen in space by astronauts.

After Glacier National Park, the famous Rocky Mountains begin to come into view. We start our climb as we wind our way along Kicking Horse Pass through Yoho National Park. Enroute we stop at the beautiful Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls, the highest falls in the Rockies. After our visit to Yoho National Park we cross into the province of Alberta and Banff National Park. Just inside the park boundary of Banff we turn south, crossing the Continental Divide into Kootenay National Park.

Paralleling the mighty Rocky Mountains, Kootenay National Park is the most southern of the Rocky Mountain Parks and known for its semi-arid landscapes where cactus grow. We’ll stop at various scenic vistas stops including Vermillion Pass, Marble Canyon and the Paint Pots, an area with ochre beds and unusual geological and chemical activity was used by both Aboriginals and European settlers. We’ll also drive through the dramatic entrance of the west gate into Kootenay National Park. The iron rich cliffs tower over the road as we drive through a narrow gorge and into Sinclair Canyon. En route guests have the option to stop and take a soak in the hot and cool mineral pools at Radium Hot Springs.

Turning onto a gravel road, we travel into the back country to find our wilderness mountain retreat on the edge of Kootenay National Park. We stay in cabins surrounded by 100 acres of secluded pine trees, mountain views and plentiful wildlife.

Accommodation:  Fully equipped cabins with private bathrooms in remote wilderness setting
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 5

Kootenay National Park, BC
Today is set aside for guests to relax while wandering the great selection of trails to tranquil alpine meadows, secluded forests, and glacier-fed lakes and rivers. This area offers some of the finest and most spectacular alpine walking and hiking in the world. The trails range in ability from very easy strolls, to short day hikes, to full day hiking. Many trails lend themselves well to mountain biking and bikes can be rented from the office.

This is an excellent area to view and find signs of birds and animals unique to the Canadian Rockies. Abundant wildlife near the cabins include deer, moose, elk, coyote, rabbits, grouse, squirrels, chipmunks, pine martens and the mischievous whiskeyjack. Cutthroat trout, bull trout, rainbow trout, and mountain whitefish are native to rivers and streams in the area. Fishing rods are available at the office.

Accommodation: Fully equipped cabins with private bathrooms in remote wilderness setting
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6

Waterton-Lakes National Park, Alberta
After breakfast we head further south, following the Columbia River Valley, past incredible mountain landscapes, numerous national parks, hot springs and quaint small communities.

At the tiny community of Sparwood we turn east and head over Crow’s Nest Pass and the Continental Divide back into the province of Alberta. Crow’s Nest Pass, at an elevation of 1130 is the lowest pass in Canada south of the Yellowhead Highway. Once we are through Crow’s Nest Pass the landscape opens up from the steep Rocky Mountains to the big blue skies of Alberta.

At Pincher Creek near the USA border we enter Waterton National Park. Known as where “the prairies meet the mountains”, Waterton Lakes National Park is a place of unique contrasts. Located near the border of Montana and next to Glacier National Park in the USA, these two national parks of two nations are collectively known as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. This is the only park in the world that has all three designations. Encompassing an area of 505 sq kms, Waterton is a quiet, uncrowded National Park and the perfect place to view spectacular scenery, especially as the Rocky Mountains rise suddenly out of the rolling prairies. Here wildlife abounds amid the peaks and lakes carved out of rocks by ancient glaciers. This unique park is a blend of unusual geology, mild climate, rare wild flowers and an abundance of wildlife including, both black and brown bears, wolves, big horn sheep, moose and bison.

Along the road to the park entrance is one of the best places to view wildlife and take photographs of scenic views overlooking the Waterton Valley. We’ll make our way into the town of Waterton and check into our accommodation for the next two nights.

Accommodation: Inn
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Waterton-Lakes National Park, Alberta
Today we spend a full day exploring Waterton-Lakes National Park. After a delicious breakfast wel make our way to the Bison Paddock. Here, from the safety of our vehicle we’ll drive along a loop road looking for the magnificent buffalo in their natural grassland habitat. We also take a drive along Red Rock Canyon where the prairie and mountain geology is extremely evident. At the end of our drive we take a short walk to Blakiston Falls for a 2 km round trip or along the Red Canyon Loop trail in search of rare wild flowers. After our tour of the Red Canyon we head out to Upper Waterton Lake where we’ll board a boat for a narrated scenic cruise to the United States. Along our 2 hour cruise through the Rocky Mountains we pass towering cliffs, unique geological formations, beautiful waterfalls, snow clad mountain peaks and the International Border.

The boat tour will make photographic and wildlife stops; bald eagle, bear, moose, deer, mountain sheep, and mountain goats are often seen. The cruise includes a short stop on shore to view park history exhibits and the local flora and fauna. Guests have the option of taking a 4 km hike to a moose habitat and returning on a later boat or staying with the boat for the full tour. In late afternoon guests return to the town of Waterton where we’ll drive to the famous Prince of Wales Hotel to tour the grounds and take pictures of the panoramic views. We also have the option of enjoying a traditional English Tea at the hotel or an ice cold beverage in the Stewart Lounge. After touring the hotel we head into the town of Waterton where we have the rest of the day to relax, shop or take a stroll along the lakeshore.

Accommodation: Inn
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Drop–off Banff , Alberta
Today we head north to Banff National Park. Enroute guests will have the option to stop at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a First Nations’ Interpretive Centre (entrance fees are not included). From here we head to Fort Macleod, birthplace of the North West Mounted Police, now known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Guests will have the option of visiting the old fort of the North West Mounted Police to view the exhibits and watch the famous red coated Musical Ride (July and August tours only). We’ll stop in Fort Macleod in time for lunch before making our final drive to Banff.

Those wishing to continue on with Leg 2 to Vancouver will have either made their own accommodation arrangements in Banff for two night or would have purchased Midnight Sun’s Banff Stay Package. Guests ending their tour in Banff can connect with a shuttle bus back to Calgary. Please let us know at the time of booking if you will be requiring a shuttle to downtown Calgary.

Accommodation is not included on this night.
Meals: Breakfast