• HOLIDAY IDEAS - ALBERTA'S NATIONAL PARKS

    Guide price from£1,160 PP
    Spend a week or more exploring the spectacular national parks in Western Canada.

    Your journey begins in Calgary travelling along the incredible Icefields Parkway which connects the parks and towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. You’ll be amazed by the jaw-dropping scenery with more than 100 ancient glaciers, waterfalls cascading from dramatic rock spires and turquoise lakes set in sweeping valleys. There are so many places where you can pull over to take spectacular photos so don’t forget your camera! If 10 days simply isn't enough, extend your trip and spend more time in the area to truly appreciate this unforgettable destination.

    For a taster of what Alberta has to offer, view the video below:

     

    ALBERTA'S NATIONAL PARKS

    DAY 1
    Fly from London to Calgary with Air Canada. On arrival, we recommend spending your first night in a hotel in Calgary which will give you time to explore the city and adjust to the new time zone.
    DAY 2
    Pick up your motorhome and begin your journey to Banff National Park. Banff is Canada’s premier resort town with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. During your stay why not take a helicopter trip or gondola ride to see the spectacular views, or for those looking for relaxation, enjoy a dip in the Upper Hot Springs Pool?
    DAY 3
    Enjoy a free day to explore the Banff area.
    DAY 4
    Today you begin your journey north to Jasper National Park (approx. 180 miles) travelling through the stunning Icefields Parkway. Make sure you take your time on this road as there is plenty to see such as Sunwapta Falls and the Athabasca Glacier, the largest ice cap south of the Arctic Circle and north of the equator.
    DAY 5
    A free day to explore Jasper National Park and spot the local wildlife including moose, mountain goats, elk, black bear and grizzly bear. For those of you who like to hike there are numerous walking trails in the area.
    DAY 6
    Another free day to explore Jasper, why not visit Maligne Canyon, where limestone walls plunge to depths of 165ft, and Maligne Lake? Take a trip on the Jasper Skytram up Whistlers Mountain to a stunning vista of mountain ranges up to 80km away. On a clear day the peak of Mount Robson can be seen.
    DAY 7
    Leaving Jasper, travel south to Lake Louise (approx. 145 miles). Lake Louise, described by many writers as the most beautiful place in Canada is a glacial, jade-green lake, high in the mountains surrounded on all sides by towering peaks. During peak season the area can get very busy, so why not escape the crowds and enjoy a shoreline hike away from Chateau Lake Louise? 
    DAY 8
    A free day to explore the Lake Louise area. The Lake Louise Mountain Resort gondola is open year round and is an excellent way to travel up the mountain for stunning views. There are a number of hiking trails from Lake Louise; Hikes include Saddleback Pass, Fairview Mountain, Lake Agnes, and Devils Thumb.
    DAY 9
    Return your motorhome to the depot in Calgary, and spend one night in a Calgary Hotel. Calgary is renowned for its Stampede, so why not plan your holiday to coincide with this famous event? Visit the Calgary Tower and view the city from more than 600ft, finishing your holiday in style by enjoying a meal in the SKY360 revolving restaurant?
    DAY 10
    Enjoy some last minute exploring or shopping before returning back to the airport for your overnight flight back to London.

    Guide price based on economy flights. Prices vary depending on time of travel and availability.