June 29 - July 06, 2019
8 Days
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, the "Greatest Outdoor Show" in the World, and many beautiful sights to admire.  You will experience the Calgary Stampede, "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", as well as visits in the rural areas of Central Alberta and into the Canadian Rocky Mountain range.

Tour Highlights

  • Private, air conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Accommodations
  • Meals & Attractions as Outlined
  • Multiple Farm/Technical Visits
  • Columbia Icefields
  • Lake Louise
  • Banff National Park
  • Visit a Hutterite Colony
  • Entrance fee for Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff
  • Entrance fee to Calgary Stampede including evening "Grandstand Show & Chuckwagon Races" AND afternoon rodeo AND preferred seats
  • Visit "Layden" Family Farm
  • Knowledgeable Select Holidays escort
  • Plus more...

DAY 01 - Sat June 29 - CALGARY – LETHBRIDGE   (D)
Arrive Calgary, Alberta and transfer to southern Alberta and the agricultural city of Lethbridge for a 2-night stay.  Southern Alberta is part of the Great Plains region, with the Canadian Rockies and their foothills to the west. The rest of region is dominated by irrigated farmlands, feedlots and specialty crops. Enjoy a “Welcome Dinner “ this evening.  
Overnight: Lethbridge

DAY 02 - Sun June 30 - LETHBRIDGE   (B)
This morning, travel to “Feedlot Alley” to visit a feedlot operation specializing in both beef cattle feedlots as well as asheep feedlot. This will be followed with a visit to a commercial greenhouse facilities.  After lunch, visit with a local farmer that grows potatoes, beans, sugar beets and seed canola on his farm. Return to Lethbridge for the night.   Overnight: Lethbridge

DAY 03 - Mon July 01 - LETHBRIDGE – CENTRAL ALBERTA  (B/L)
Departing Lethbridge, drive to Fort Macleod to visit a replica of a fort built by the NWMP in the 1800’s and watch a live performance of the Musical Ride.  Drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump for a guided tour of this unique facility and learn about the hunting of the buffalo by a ‘native’ story teller.  Travel to Red Deer. 
Overnight: Red Deer

DAY 04 - Tues July 02 - CENTRAL ALBERTA   (B/L)
Touring today will include a Gouda Cheese factory, as well as a local farm. This afternoon, tour a Hutterite Colony. These "colonies", are all rural, depending largely on farming or ranching for their income.  This is followed by a visit to a local family farm that specializes in oil seed and grain production.  Enjoy a BBQ   dinner at the family farm before returning to Red Deer for the night.  Overnight back in Red Deer.

DAY 05 - Wed July 03 - BANFF NATIONAL PARK   (B/D)
Departing Central Alberta this morning, travel through diverse country with cattle farms, oil industry and grain farms towards the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Banff National Park  Travel to the historic village of Nordegg and view Lake Abraham—one of the largest “earth dams” in Alberta created for water management and hydro power production. Travel into Jasper National Park where you will enjoy a unique snow coach ride on the icy slopes of the Icefields - the largest glacier south of the Arctic Circle.  Return back to The Crossing for an overnight.  Overnight:  The Crossing

DAY 06 - Thu July 04 - BANFF NATIONAL PARK - CALGARY (B)
This morning, travel on the “most scenic highway in the world” - the Icefield Parkway. This magnificent drive will offer spectacular mountain vistas and possibilities for wildlife sightings such as bighorn sheep, deer and bears.  Visit Bow and Peyto Lakes before arriving into beautiful Lake Louise, considered to be one of the most beautiful and photographic areas in Canada.  Free time to explore Lake Louise before continuing on to Banff.  This afternoon, enjoy a scenic gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain in Banff, where you will take in breath-taking views of the mountain skyline.  Free time in Banff to shop and explore.  Leaving the Canadian Rockies behind, continue the drive to Calgary for the night.   Overnight:  Calgary

DAY 07 - Fri July 05 - CALGARY STAMPEDE   (B)
This is a whole day at the Calgary Stampede to enjoy as you would choose, from the agricultural pavilions and other many other displays.  There is the option to take in the afternoon rodeo performance.  This evening there is reserved seating for the world famous Chuckwagon Races, Grandstand show and Fireworks. (NOTE: this will be a late evening)       Overnight:  Calgary

DAY 08 - Sat July 06 - Calgary – END OF TOUR  (B)
Tour comes to an end.
(You may wish to add the Rocky Mountaineer Train this day.  Call for details and pricing )

You may wish to extend your Canadian experience by traveling to visit this bustling west coast seaport city, Vancouver.  You can also then join a Cruise to Alaska along the Inside Passage. 
Call our office for details or to book.

Land price only:  Per Person, Double occupancy - $3,780.00 + GST

Single ADD:  $1,188.00 + GST

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