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Flights, transportation to and from the airport, tour director gratuities for Globus and Timi’s Tours directors, overnight accommodations, 11 meals, and tours as described are included. You may have also have opportunities to purchase additional excursions, meals, etc. at your own cost during your vacation.
As this trip is presented with our partner Globus, please note that additional terms and conditions apply above and beyond our usual policy. Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including accommodations, independently supplied services and optional excursion, reserved prior to, during and after the tour. Payment of the deposit to Timi's Tours constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Dates, prices, and itineraries are subject to change. Airfare is subject to change. Should an increase occur the difference is the responsibility of the traveler and will be billed through Timi’s Tours. Please read the Timi's Tours Policy on our website for more information regarding our terms & conditions, and consult the official flyer for this trip for more details on Globus’ policies that apply. Purchasing travel insurance is highly recommended; Call our office for a quote at 1-800-682-8214.
Please Note: To accommodate the unique luggage needs of each passenger, luggage fees charged by airlines are NOT included in the price of your trip (unless otherwise stated) and will vary based on the airline's policies, fees, restrictions, etc., which are beyond Timi's Tours control.
Day 1: Our Journey Begins
We’ll depart our scheduled pick-up
locations before flying out of Chicago.
Day 2: Oh, Canada!
Welcome to Calgary, Alberta! We will meet our local tour
director for a welcome drink and check into our overnight accommodations. Adventure awaits!
Day 3: Native Traditions
Before departing Calgary, enjoy an orientation tour of the city’s highlights. Travel south along the Macleod Trail.
Tour Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a local First Nation’s guide. Then, on to scenic Waterton Lakes National Park with a photo stop at Cameron Falls.
Discover the longtime relationship between Native people and the vast herds of American Bison that roamed the plains of southwest Alberta. See the remains of marked trails and an aboriginal camp, and an ancient burial mound where vast quantities of buffalo (American Bison) skeletons can still be found at Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump - evidence of a custom used by aboriginal peoples of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years. Using their excellent knowledge of the topography and of buffalo behavior, the Plains people skillfully chased the Bison over a precipice to quickly kill their main source of sustenance, clothing, and products.
Day 4: Peak Perfection
Enter Montana through Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and behold the awesome snow-capped peaks of Glacier National Park. Next, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant featuring a made-from-scratch piece of Globus Local Favorite huckleberry pie or ice cream tasting. Take a scenic ride on the Red Jammer Bus on spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Day 5: Life in the Wild West
We’ll stop in British Columbia before crossing into Alberta. Drive through the steep red cliffs of Sinclair Canyon and Kootenay National Park before entering Banff National Park, the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The evening is free to enjoy the village’s shops, galleries, and restaurants.
Day 6: Banff National Park
This morning, sightseeing includes a stop at beautiful Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. You may choose to join an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for unsurpassed views of the Rockies.
Day 7: Rocky Mountain Majesty
Follow breathtaking Icefields Parkway today and head for Jasper National Park. One highlight of your vacation: a visit to famous Lake Louise. Then, climb to Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses. There’s time this afternoon for an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River.
Day 8: Spectacular Jasper
The morning is at leisure. Nearby activities include hiking, canoeing, and strolling the streets of Jasper. Later, journey to Maligne Lake for a Globus Local Favorite narrated cruise of the glacial lake and Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy a lakeside dinner with incredible views and local fare including famous Alberta beef.
Day 9: Campfire Stories
This morning, visit Athabasca Falls and then retrace the route south along Icefields Parkway. Stop at the Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride aboard an Ice Explorer. Continue to Calgary, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, be entertained by a local Globus Local Favorite cowboy poet who will bring the region’s Western heritage to life through stories and songs—a perfect ending to your vacation.
Day 10: We Journey Home
Today, we depart Canada and begin our journey home full of amazing memories and experiences.
Your trip includes 11 meals!
8 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners