4-Day Rockies tour | Banff & Columbia Icefield & Lake Louise | La Vacanza Travel

4-Day Rockies tour | Banff & Columbia Icefield & Lake Louise

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Canada, Alberta, Calgary
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  • 4 days
  • Calgary
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Experience the Rocky Mountains on your terms with our flexible combination of time and itinerary, tailored to your preferences!

The best way to explore this breathtaking destination is with our specially curated package, which includes a delightful 3-night stay in Banff accommodations situated conveniently for both shopping and dining.

Embrace the freedom of one leisure day during your stay, allowing you to plan your own exploration. Whether you choose to leisurely stroll through the charming Banff town, capture memorable photos, or immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring natural scenery of the national park, this package ensures an unforgettable Rocky Mountains experience designed around your desires.

Itinerary

Day 1: Banff Gondola — Johnston Canyon Walk — Bow Falls — Surprise Corner — Hoodoos — Banff Town

Stop At: Banff Gondola, Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B2 Canada
Start your day with rolling by the steep slopes of Sulphur Mountain for the chance to take a Gondola ride (Optional) to the summit's sweeping viewpoints. **With the high demand, we strongly recommend to book the option provided with admission.
Duration: 3 days 18 hours

Stop At: Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Known for its walking trail throughout the year.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bow Falls, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Location of the film "The River of no return" in 1960's.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Surprise Corner, Buffalo St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1 Canada
Good view for the Castle in the Rockies.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hoodoo's Viewpoint, Tunnel mountain road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Hoodoos are composed sedimentary rock covered by harder rock that is harder to erode. Once softer sediment erodes rock needle, only tower like natural obstacles are left.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Town of Banff, 110 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1H7, Canada
The biggest town of National towns, many shops and restaurants waiting for your discovery.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Banff Aspen Lodge or Similar

Day 2: Bow Lake — Columbia Icefield / Ice Explorer (*fall Season Will be Replaced) — Peyto Lake — Crowfoot Glacier

Stop At: Bow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
The most visited lake on the Icefield Parkway, Bow Lake offers a serene atmosphere with reflections of the Crowfoot Mountain Range on its mirror-like surface.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, Highway 93 Icefields Pkwy, Improvement District No. 12, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3 Canada
(Optional) Explore the ice with the Glacier Adventure ICE Explorer - Snocoach for about 2.5 hours. *Closed before the 1st Saturday of May and after the 2nd Saturday of October, will be replaced by Minnewanka Lake (20 minutes) & Banff Upper Hot Springs (Optional - Pay onsite / 60 minutes) *Will be replaced by Cave & Basin if Banff hot spring not available. Please bring the bathing suite for Banff Upper Springs if you plan to participate.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Peyto Lake, Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
The ever-changing colors are the most famous scenery of Peyto Lake. The high-density glacial minerals in the water make the lake appear as if the waves are frozen at the edge, often leaving visitors questioning the reality of the water. The lake's colors can change with the seasons or weather, earning it the reputation as one of the representative lakes of the Rocky Mountains. *If not accessible, it will be replaced with Waterfowl Lake
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Crowfoot Glacier, Improvement District No. 9, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Because, when initially discovered, the glacier had three ice masses resembling the claws of a crow, it was named accordingly. Unfortunately, due to climate change, one of the claws melted and collapsed in the early 20th century. Currently, only the remaining two claws are visible, serving as a compelling testament to the impact of the Earth's greenhouse effect.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation included: Banff Aspen Lodge or Similar

Day 3: Banff Town Free Time At Leisure

Pass By: Banff National Park, Banff National Park, Alberta
Today, there is no scheduled itinerary. You can plan your own itinerary for the day and enjoy leisurely walks in National Park.
You may also consider the following designated Time Slot optional activities. If interested, please contact us for additional purchase. (Transfer service available upon request with applicable fees)

★Reservation is required for the optional item below.
【Lake Minnewanka Cruise】
Includes a 90-minute guided tour exploring the remote Devil's Gap, learning about the lake's history and spotting wildlife.

【Floating Trip】
Offers thrilling and scenic river adventures in the stunning Canadian Rockies, providing an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts.

【Banff Sunshine Village】
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Sunshine Village, explore the pristine natural wonders of the Canadian Rockies in all their summer glory.

【Banff Horseback Riding】
Explore the natural beauty from a unique perspective, and embark on an adventure like no other!

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation included: Banff Aspen Lodge or Similar

Day 4: Lake Louise — Moraine Lake — Yoho — Spiral Tunnel — Emerald Lake — Natural Bridge

Stop At: Lower Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint, BC-1, Field, Yoho National Park, British Columbia V0A 1G0, Canada
It is one of the most bizarre feats of engineering to get the grade of a train line to be at or below 2.2%. The current two spiral tunnels where the railroad forms two spirals, crossing beneath itself twice, almost forming a figure eight, before continuing in the proper direction down the mountain were completed in 1909.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Emerald Isle, Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Towering peaks of Continental Divide in Yoho National Park. Emerald Lake is the largest lake in Yoho National Park, snap photos of its turquoise water.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Natural Bridge, Emerald Lake Rd, Yoho National Park, British Columbia Canada
Sculpted by the erosive forces of rushing water over what had once been a waterfall, the Natural Bridge is a powerful reminder of how much influence water has in shaping the landscape.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta
This beautiful lake is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta. Famous photo-taking location, snap lots of beautiful photos as much as you want and also can enjoy to hiking the trail around the lake.

In winter, you can walk on the lake with snowshoes (provided) and experience the charming snow scenery. Free Snowshoeing experience will provide for the Winter (Nov to mid-Apr) itinerary (about 20 minutes)
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Moraine Lake Rd off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Its waters are the most amazing color, a vivid shade of turquoise that changes in intensity through the summer as the glacier melt. Set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake is surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and rock piles, creating a scene so stunning it almost seems unreal.
*Moraine Lake open from early June to early Oct. If closed, it will be replaced by the Vermillion Lake.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax) & Gratuity
  • Accommodation 3 nights (Share room with 1 or 2 beds. Max 4 People in 1 room)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • National Park Fee
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights

Exclusions
  • Personal expense, meal, and travel insurance
  • Optional Attractions & Optional Activities
  • Please note this tour does not visit Skywalk
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Departure Point

1: Coast Calgary Downtown Hotel & Suites by APA, 610 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0K1, Canada
2: Banff Aspen Lodge, 401 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A9, Canada


Return Details

1: Coast Calgary Downtown Hotel & Suites by APA, 610 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0K1, Canada
2: Banff Aspen Lodge, 401 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A9, Canada

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 days


User's Reviews

karamengmeng

22 Jun, 2022

Had the great pleasure of taking this tour in the 1st week of June 2022. had a great 1st day in Banff with driver and tour guide Allen! Day 2-5 with Driver and Tour Guide Jessie! All tour guides were able to speak English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Well organized and gave plenty of time for seniors and other tour people who are slower and just need more time. The hotels were nice, I've upgraded my hotels for the Fairmount options( need well in advance and they have to find it). Was told I could contact the tour company in advance to organize my own package and ake many days needed for the tours. Would do this next time. WOULD RECOMMEND STAYING IN BANFF AN EXTRA DAY OR 2, STAY LAKE LOUISE extra DAY or 2 at the Fairmount Lake Louise. When the tours leave in the afternoon, the lake is available to the guests only, a calm lake, and lots of time to do activities and take unobstructed photos. The only issue I had with the tour is that there are hotel drop-offs each day f the tour. Big tour bus lots of people and different hotels. At one hotel the road was closed to buses so had taken over 30mins to drop guests off. A whole bus of 20 people just sat there. This time could be allocated to more time for passengers to spend in Banff, rather than sit in a parking lot in Banff and not able to leave without fear f a bus leaving without them. Would also have liked to know which lakes were closed and what excursions were canceled ahead of time. June is unpredictable but you should've known the week before and informed the guest. No lake Maligne cruise ( was refunded BUT would have like to know). Lake Morriane was closed. Again, only had 5 mins at the skywalk as some people took too long on the glacier and the tour company there brought us back to the center and rearranged to bring us to the skywalk. That was a rush but I'm still younger so I could run it, the older people just decided not to go. The free lunch upgrade to the buffet was nice. Overall, Take the time to contact the company for extra stay days and do day tours to make your own package and STAY AT THE FAIRMOUNT LAKE LOUISE and enjoy the scenic views on your way up to jasper!

L1558GTamyw

27 May, 2022

The tour guide Jess is very organized and polite. The hotels the company chose are above my expectations. The tour is very interesting, as that is a combination of three tours (Banff, Lake Louise & Yoho, Jasper). This way, the tour can be run in any sequence and have great flexibility. Of course, there are things beyond the tour company's control (some lakes are still icy, and sometimes the sky is too cloudy to see certain attractions). I am very satisfied with Calgary Tours, the team working behind the scene to coordinate everything (I got prompt response at late night!), and Jess. I definitely will recommend them.

Francoise_Q

01 Oct, 2021

Très belle excursion de 2 jours avec des paysages variés entre les Lakers et icefield les 2 guides que nous avons eu étaient très compétents et sympathiques

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