July 10 - 15, 2020
Tour Status - Available
Alberta is a province in Western Canada. Its landscape encompasses mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. It has more than 600 lakes, and rich mineral deposits. In the west, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks have glaciers in the Columbia Icefields. The West in the summertime means hot weather, fields of yellow canola, and many beautiful sights to admire. You will experience visits in the rural areas of Central Alberta and into the Canadian Rocky Mountain range.
Private, air conditioned motor coach transportation
Meals & Attractions as Outlined
Multiple Farm/Technical Visits
Banff National Park
Visit a Hutterite Colony
Entrance fee for Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff
Visit "Layden" Family Farm
Knowledgeable Select Holidays escort
DAY 01 - Fri 10 July - CALGARY - LETHBRIDGE (B/D)
Departing from Calgary, a visit will be made to a feedlot as well as a visit to a Hutterite Colony before checking into a Lethbridge hotel for a 2-night stay. The Hutterites are a communal people, living on hundreds of colonies throughout the prairies of northwestern North America. On average, fifteen families live and work on the typical Hutterite colony, where they farm, raise livestock and produce manufactured goods for sustenance. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant featuring Alberta grown produce.
Due to arrival times into Calgary, you may require a pre-tour night in Calgary, at an additional cost.
DAY 02 - Sat 11 July LETHBRIDGE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel then depart for an agriculture tour. Drive through an area known as “Feedlot Alley”. Visit many farms that grow potatoes, sugar beets and beans in this area of Alberta known for irrigation farming operations. Return to Lethbridge for the night. Overnight: Lethbridge
DAY 03 - Sun 12 July - LETHBRIDGE - CANADIAN ROCKIES (B/D)
Leaving behind the prairies and farm land, travel into the foothills of Alberta where most of the cattle ranching takes place. Further west, enter the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains with amazing scenery. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola up the side of Sulphur Mountain for spectacular views. Visit Lake Louise, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake, all crowning jewels in Banff National Park. Rugged mountains will be the backdrop of the hotel accommodations this evening.
Overnight: Canadian Rockies
DAY 04 - Mon 13 July - CANADIAN ROCKIES - RED DEER (B)
Today travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic highways in Canada. Drive to the Columbia Icefields Discovery Center where you board an amazing SnoCoach glacier ride onto the Glacier surface. The Columbia Icefields are situated inside Jasper National Park. Leaving the mountains behind, travel into the farming as well as oil and gas center of Alberta to the City of Red Deer. Check into hotel for a 2-night stay.
Overnight: Red Deer
DAY 05 - Tue 14 July - RED DEER (B/D)
Today’s visits will include a dairy farm, a massive grain storage facility as well as a family farm that grows wheat, canola and malt barley. For a treat, taste a locally brewed beer using the farm-grown barley. Dinner this evening at the local golf course before returning to Red Deer for the night. Overnight: Red Deer
DAY 06 - Wed 15 July - RED DEER, AB - END OF TOUR (B)
This Rural Alberta tour comes to an end as you make your way to Calgary and the airport for your return flight.
You may wish to extend your Canadian experience by adding the Yukon and Canada’s Northwest Territories.
Call our office for details.