Highlights of the Canadian Rockies

7 days from $6,324 pp*
  • Experience the best of spectacular Yoho National Park.
  • Discover an ancient Hopi legend during a hike through Grotto Canyon.
  • Explore the unspoiled beauty of UNESCO-recognized Jasper.
  • Take an unforgettable walk on the Columbia Icefields.
  • A curated selection of premium accommodations.
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Immerse yourself in the majesty of the Canadian Rockies, a haven of towering snow-capped peaks, unspoiled nature, and a diverse array of wildlife. Discover picturesque glacial lakes and explore national treasures in a memorable adventure through one of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges.

Your adventure starts in Calgary before enjoying a scenic private transfer to Banff, a haven of culture and history, surrounded by a sea of untamed wilderness. Admire the views of photogenic Lake Minnewanka and the aptly named Surprise Corner before enjoying a half-day guided hike into Grotto Canyon. Continue onward to Lake Louise, and explore Yoho National Park en-route, home to glistening waterfalls, glacial lakes, and about 250 miles of hiking trails. Experience the stunning scenery and power of Emerald Lake, home to great Canadian wildlife and unique fauna due to its diverse micro-climates, before taking in the beauty of Takakkaw Falls, famous for being Canada’s second highest waterfall. In the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of Jasper, experience the unforgettable sensation of traversing ice at the Columbia Icefields, the largest non-polar ice fields in the world, nestled amid the incredible Athabasca Glacier. The following day offers more time to explore Jasper, as you cruise along Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination and one of the most photographed sites in Canada. Observe as the water begins to transform into a vibrant emerald due to the presence of glacier-fed rock flour. As your journey winds to a close, experience a private transfer to Edmonton, watching as the incredible mountains slowly transform into the prairies. ... Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Calgary to Banff
    Calgary to Banff
    • Private Transfer - Calgary - Banff [with Banff Tour & Wildlife Discovery, 10 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Mountain Packed Lunch
    • National Park Permit
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Banff
    Banff
    • National Park Permit
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Grotto Canyon Hike (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Banff to Lake Louise
    Banff to Lake Louise
    • National Park Permit
    • Private Transfer - Banff - Lake Louise [via Yoho National Park, 5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Lake Louise at Leisure
  • Day 4 Lake Louise to Jasper
    Lake Louise to Jasper
    • Private Transfer - Lake Louise - Jasper [Columbia Icefield Parkway Tour, 10 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Mountain Packed Lunch
    • National Park Permit
    • Private Vehicle & Guide
  • Day 5 Jasper
    Jasper
    • National Park Permit
    • Private Tour - Discover Jasper (5.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Private Vehicle & Guide
  • Day 6 Jasper to Edmonton
    Jasper to Edmonton
    • National Park Permit
    • Private Transfer - Jasper - Edmonton [Afternoon, 5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Edmonton
    Edmonton
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Calgary - Banff

Meet your private driver and enjoy a transfer to Banff National Park today. The Town of Banff is a haven of culture and history, surrounded by a sea of untamed wilderness. This tour enriches your visit with stories of 11,000 years of history hidden in these rugged hills. Navigate a journey to some of the most important landmarks in the area. Stop at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, reminiscent of a fairytale castle nestled into the Rocky Mountains. Venture further into a valley that has been eroded by glacier activity towards the rushing waters of the mighty and majestic Bow Falls. The picturesque glacial Lake Minnewanka is up next. Uncover the hidden mysteries of this lake as your private guide tells you shocking stories of its past. Finally, reach Surprise Corner, an aptly named view point that will leave you breathless as you gaze out at the stunning natural vista. This tour will have you venture down peaceful pine-scented trails as you utilize your guide’s expertise to learn about Banff’s wildlife habitat and behavior. Your tour concludes as your private driver drops you off at your hotel. 

Enjoy a packed lunch while you travel today. 

Accommodation: Rimrock Resort

A breath of fresh air on the Sulphur Mountain, Rimrock Resort offers stunning views and is located  just five minutes from the Banff town site. With over 130 years of history, this property has been a sought after location for inns and hotels that aim to showcase the majesty of Banff National Park. Settle into one of the 346 beautifully outfitted guestrooms, each with warm contrasting earth tones and dark wood accents to compliment the natural beauty of Banff National Park. Take advantage of the variety of cuisines on offer in one of the hotel's restaurants or lounges. Its unique style, décor and superb hospitality make Rimrock Resort a remarkable place to stay.

Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Banff National Park
Banff National Park
Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Banff
Banff

Day 2: Banff

Immerse yourself in true natural beauty with a mythic twist on a half-day hike into Grotto Canyon. After meeting your private driver-guide at your Banff hotel, set off to experience this popular guided summer journey. This moderate hike follows the modest creek through a narrow canyon, passing unusual rock formations and spectacular falls along the way. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you to the ancient mystery hidden within the Canyon bedrock - a series of red ochre pictographs depicting a Hopi Indian legend, thought to be carved between 500 to 1,300 years ago. One of the clearest images drawn into the canyon's limestone wall is that of a flute player, symbolizing Kokapelli from a Hopi legend. Kokapelli is said to represent the traveler, and its pictograph perhaps once marked a path as the Hopi traversed new land. With breathtaking sights and ancient mysteries around you, you'll discover the magic of Grotto Canyon for yourself. Your tour concludes with a private transfer back to your accommodation. 

Accommodation: Rimrock Resort
Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Grotto Canyon
Grotto Canyon

Day 3: Banff - Lake Louise

Meet your private driver-guide for a transfer to Lake Louise today, exploring the very best of Yoho National Park along the way. Translated from the Cree word for "awe", Yoho offers plenty of opportunities to discover its breathtaking beauty, embodied through its wild and natural snow-capped peaks, glistening waterfalls, glacial lakes, and just under 250 miles of hiking trails. Visit the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels, their historic railway track almost camouflaged by the grandeur of the mountain. Composed of two immense figure-eight galleries, the Spiral Tunnels served as the early 20th-century solution to ascend the intimidatingly steep Kicking Horse Pass. Stop at the Natural Rock Bridge over the Kicking Horse River, its impressive rock formation sculpted by the once rushing waters of a former waterfall. Experience the stunning scenery and power of Emerald Lake, Yoho's largest lake, home to great Canadian wildlife and unique fauna due to its diverse micro-climates. Here, vivid emerald hues created by glacial melt-water shimmer from the water's surface as tiny wild orchids dot its shaded enclaves. Your last stop is the spectacular Takakkaw Falls, famous for being Canada’s second highest waterfall. Watch as its thundering waters plunge from over a height of 1,200 feet into the churning river waters below - truly a sight to behold. After a day of exploring Yoho's natural beauty, your adventure concludes with a private transfer to your accommodation in Lake Louise. 

Famous for its spectacular turquoise hues and dramatic mountain backdrop, Lake Louise is an incredible natural treasure awaiting your discovery. Spend some time at leisure admiring the lake's beauty from the comfort of your Lakeview Room, or venture outdoors to explore its exquisite waters. Hike along the lake, board a gondola or canoe, or simply prepare your camera for stunning photos of Lake Louise Glacier. 

Accommodation: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier, and a glistening emerald lake, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is truly an iconic landmark. Located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this beloved hotel is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism. Step into the hotel's backyard and discover endless outdoor recreational activities. Guests will also be able to have a delectable gourmet experience in the hotel's on-site restaurant. Experience serenity from dawn to dusk with the most breathtaking mountain escape Banff National Park has to offer. 

Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park
Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 4: Lake Louise - Jasper

Meet your private driver-guide and sit back to enjoy the ride along the Columbia Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most stunning scenic drives. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife at the edges of the forest. Dig into a hearty mountain picnic and take a photo stop at Bow Lake, one of the largest glacier-fed lakes in Banff National Park, against the backdrop of the Crowfoot Glacier. Visit Waterfowl Lake, a stunning glacier lake set against Mt. Chephren. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, climb aboard the Ice Explorer, a six-wheeled behemoth of a vehicle, and drive across the surface of this glittering sheet of ice. Quench your thirst with a drink of pure, cold water straight from the glacier. Get back on road and head to the glass floor Glacier Skywalk, hanging from the edge of the Sunwapta Valley at 918 feet, for unparalleled views of the canyon below and mountains around you. Conclude at your Jasper hotel. 

Enjoy a packed lunch while you travel today. 

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is nestled between captivating mountains and enchanting lakes and provides a unique Rocky Mountain experience. This incredible property is a 700 acre year-round mountain resort which wraps around the shores of the pristine lake "Lac Beauvert" and Canada's #1 Golf Resort Course. The Jasper resort's charming village of cedar chalets and signature cabins all connected by picturesque paths, offer guests unique access to explore the natural environment of the hotel in Jasper National Park. Guests can sample local cuisine from the resort's award-winning restaurants. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the perfect setting to relax in after a day of adventure among the soaring peaks and rugged pine forests of the Rocky Mountains. 

Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Columbia Icefield Parkway
Columbia Icefield Parkway
Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Jasper
Jasper

Day 5: Jasper

Set out with your private driver-guide to explore the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jasper, located in the Athabasca Valley of Jasper National Park. After a private transfer whisks you from your hotel, set off to explore outstanding mountain scenery and the spectacular natural treasures of Canada’s largest national park. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls. Further on, learn about the "disappearing" Medicine Lake, an anomaly of nature where the lake's water appears to vanish season to season due to a unique underground drainage system. Next, it's on to beautiful Maligne Lake with its azure waters shimmering as snow-capped mountain peaks form a ring around it. From here, board a 90-minute boat cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination and one of the most photographed sites in Canada. Enjoy a panoramic tour across the crystal waters of magical Maligne Lake, fed by the glaciers of Jasper National Park, gliding past jagged mountain peaks from the comforts of an enclosed vessel. Watch as the water begins to transform into a vibrant emerald due to the presence of glacier-fed rock flour. Spirit Island offers ideal photo opportunities, and your knowledgeable guide will share insights on the area's history and geology. Your tour concludes with a private transfer back to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Maligne Lake
Maligne Lake

Day 6: Jasper - Edmonton

Watch as the mountains give way to the prairies while you enjoy a private transfer to Edmonton today. 

Accommodation: Union Bank Inn

Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, a few minutes walk to some of the city’s famous landmarks, the Union Bank Inn charms guests with its well-appointed accommodations and modern amenities. Each beautifully outfitted guestroom features a warm refreshing color palette and contemporary décor. This hotel’s cuisine combines classy and casual bistro dishes as well as proudly serving sustainable Ocean Wise certified seafood. Union Bank Inn’s stylish one-of-a-kind designs, and hospitable staff make your holiday one for the books!

Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Union Bank Inn
Union Bank Inn
Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Dining
Dining

Day 7: Edmonton

Meet your private driver for a transfer to Edmonton International Airport today. 

Accommodation: Depart ( )

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Rimrock Resort: Banff

A breath of fresh air on the Sulphur Mountain, Rimrock Resort offers stunning views and is located  just five minutes from the Banff town site. With over 130 years of history, this property has been a sought after location for inns and hotels that aim to showcase the majesty of Banff National Park. Settle into one of the 346 beautifully outfitted guestrooms, each with warm contrasting earth tones and dark wood accents to compliment the natural beauty of Banff National Park. Take advantage of the variety of cuisines on offer in one of the hotel's restaurants or lounges. Its unique style, décor and superb hospitality make Rimrock Resort a remarkable place to stay.

Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Rimrock Resort
Rimrock Resort

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise : Lake Louise

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier, and a glistening emerald lake, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is truly an iconic landmark. Located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this beloved hotel is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism. Step into the hotel's backyard and discover endless outdoor recreational activities. Guests will also be able to have a delectable gourmet experience in the hotel's on-site restaurant. Experience serenity from dawn to dusk with the most breathtaking mountain escape Banff National Park has to offer. 

Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge : Jasper

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is nestled between captivating mountains and enchanting lakes and provides a unique Rocky Mountain experience. This incredible property is a 700 acre year-round mountain resort which wraps around the shores of the pristine lake "Lac Beauvert" and Canada's #1 Golf Resort Course. The Jasper resort's charming village of cedar chalets and signature cabins all connected by picturesque paths, offer guests unique access to explore the natural environment of the hotel in Jasper National Park. Guests can sample local cuisine from the resort's award-winning restaurants. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the perfect setting to relax in after a day of adventure among the soaring peaks and rugged pine forests of the Rocky Mountains. 

Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Union Bank Inn: Edmonton

Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, a few minutes walk to some of the city’s famous landmarks, the Union Bank Inn charms guests with its well-appointed accommodations and modern amenities. Each beautifully outfitted guestroom features a warm refreshing color palette and contemporary décor. This hotel’s cuisine combines classy and casual bistro dishes as well as proudly serving sustainable Ocean Wise certified seafood. Union Bank Inn’s stylish one-of-a-kind designs, and hospitable staff make your holiday one for the books!

Highlights of the Canadian Rockies  Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Union Bank Inn
Union Bank Inn

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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