Fairmont Experience 4D Tour in the Rockies from Calgary RouteB(Airport transfer)

Fascinating 4-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada!

☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park!

☆ Stay in Fairmont Banff Springs and other comfortable hotels in the scenic area throughout your journey in the Rocky Mountains!

☆ Our transparent itinerary ensures you a productive and fulfilling trip as you go sightseeing at the natural gems in the National Parks!

☆ The classic itinerary covers the three world-famous national parks, Banff and Yoho!
* Duration: 4 days
* Starts: Calgary, Canada
* Trip Category: Multi-day & Extended Tours >> Multi-day Tours




Fascinating 4-day guided tour exploring the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Canada!

☆ Rocky Mountain Gateway. Starting from Calgary, it takes only 1.5 hours to enter the scenic area of the National Park!

☆ Stay in Fairmont Banff Springs and other comfortable hotels in the scenic area throughout your journey in the Rocky Mountains!

☆ Our transparent itinerary ensures you a productive and fulfilling trip as you go sightseeing at the natural gems in the National Parks!

☆ The classic itinerary covers the three world-famous national parks, Banff and Yoho!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Calgary

Pass By: Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Welcome to Calgary!
Option 1: Additional fee [Cross Iron Mills Outlet 4-hour Shopping Spree] Cost C$35/pp, plus tax

Option 2: Additional fee [Self-guided city tour] Applicable to guests arriving before 2:00PM in the afternoon. The fee is C$35/pp, plus tax
Shuttle: [Explore “Calgary CBD” + check out trendy locations + The Core shopping mall]

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Calgary at Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza or similar.

Day 2: Banff – Bow Falls – Hoodoos – Sulphur Mountain – Johnston Canyon

Stop At: Banff National Park, Banff National Park, Alberta
Meet up at the hotel then head to Banff National Park.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Sulphur Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Step into a wonderland with beautiful scenery. Ride the Sulphur Mountain [Banff Gondola (additional charges)] to reach the top of the mountain. At this moment, it seems that a fascinating picture has unfolded. A 3-minute “Above Banff” experience allows you to explore Banff through an eagle-eye perspective with stunning sound effects, advanced visual film processing technology, 3D effect, and perfectly shows the full picture of Banff National Park.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Hoodoos Trail, Buffalo Street Surprise Corner Viewpoint parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L Canada
[Banff Hoodoos] Witness the “Devil’s Rock” shaped by the force of natural wind erosion, standing on the bank of the Bow River, quietly guarding it like a guardian. A group of about five or six gray-yellow stone pillars stand on the hillside beside the Bow River.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bow Falls, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
[Bow Falls] is not like your typical waterfall, it is wide and short. You can also see the valley that was eroded by glacier activity and the [Bow Falls] over the years. The astounding scene and the powerful sound of aqua green water crashing over limestone is truly a remarkable experience.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Surprise Corner, Buffalo St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
[Surprise Corner] is about a mile from the centre of Banff town. The surprise at the corner of Tunnel Mountain Road in the town of Banff is the sudden appearance and incredible view of the [Fairmont Banff Springs].
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
[Johnston Canyon] is carved into the limestone bedrock from thousands of years of water erosion. It is truly remarkable how powerful water can be in shaping landscapes. On this hike, you will be immersed into a beautiful scene of overhanging canyon walls, waterfalls, and lush forest. (If the attraction is under maintenance or other force majeure, we will go to Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake as an alternative attraction)
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Banff at Fairmont Banff Springs or similar.

Day 3: Banff – Columbia Icefield – Banff

Pass By: Crowfoot Glacier, Improvement District No. 9, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Along the way you will see [Crowfoot Glacier]. This huge mass of ice was named a century ago because its appearance resembled that of a three-toed crowfoot. Unfortunately, since then, due to climate change and the gradual evolution of the natural landscape, one toe has completely melted while the middle toe is also slowly disappearing.

Stop At: Bow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
When the lake thaws in the summer, it becomes a vivid blue colour from the glacier melt of the crowfoot glacier. Speaking of the Crowfoot Glacier, the Bow Lake is also the perfect place to view the Crowfoot Glacier, Wapta Icefield, Bow Glacier, Crowfoot Mountain and Mount Thompson. It really seems like the ultimate all in one package! Historical Simpson’s [Num-Ti-Jah] is located on the shores of Bow Lake at the foot of [Mount Jimmy Simpson].
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Joining Banff with Jasper National Park is one of the most scenic highways in the world. The famous Icefields Parkway has been voted one of the most scenic highways in the world by National Geographic magazine.

Stop At: Columbia Icefield Skywalk, The Icefields Parkway Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
Jasper National Park – [Columbia Icefield] is the largest ancient icefield in the Canadian Rockies.
Ride on the [Ice Explorer vehicle] (additional charges) to explore [Athabasca Glacier]. Discover a different perspective of the remarkable scenery as you peer into what seems like the heart of the planet through a glass-bottomed [Skywalk] (additional charges). The [Columbia Icefields Skywalk] arches out away from the building approximately 280 m above the valley floor, offering an amazing mountainous view of [Sunwapta Valley] on either side of the skywalk and directly beneath you.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Banff at Canalta Lodge or similar

Day 4: Banff – Lake Louise – Moraine Lake – Yoho National Park – Calgary

Stop At: Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta
[Lake Louise] known for its turquoise waters, and glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks. It is overlooked by a stately chateau backed by [Victoria Glacier] and also elevated by [Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise].
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake Louise Summer Gondola, 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Visit [Lake Louise Gondola] (additional charges) at [Lake Louise Ski Resort]. The mountainous scenery here is immaculate. The Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola is one of the best places to spot wild grizzly bears and other iconic species of wildlife found in the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. The Sightseeing gondola offers you amazing views up and down your journey, and I assure you that you will not want to stop taking pictures of the beautiful mountain news from a sky high perspective.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Moraine Lake Rd off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
[Moraine Lake] (Open Seasonal/*Alternative Attractions: Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka*). Its waters are the most amazing color, a vivid shade of turquoise that changes in intensity throughout the summer as the glaciers 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.
Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Spiral Tunnels, Trans-Canada Highway, Yoho National Park, British Columbia Canada
[Spiral Tunnel] is a section of the Canadian Pacific Railway that carried too much blood and tears of railroad workers and history. This is one of the steepest, and most scenic railway lines in all of North America, crossing the Kicking Horse River, also running under Mount Ogden and Cathedral Mountain towards the town of Field in British Columbia.

Stop At: Emerald Lake Road, Yoho National Park, British Columbia Canada
Next stop is [Emerald Lake]. The beautiful blue-green color of Emerald Lake is created by sunlight reflecting off a white layer of “marl” on the lakebed. Emerald Lake is surrounded by the President Range that forms a natural amphitheater with towering forested banks.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Natural Bridge, Yoho National Park, British Columbia Canada
Stop at the [Natural Bridge] along the way and admire the Kicking Horse River as it carves a path through ancient rock. You can hear the roar of the disappearing water churning and ejecting beneath the bridge to further reinforce the move in making this a legitimate waterfall.
Duration: 10 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.