North America: Canadian Rockies
8 days | Roundtrip from Calgary, Canada
CONNECTIONS BOUTIQUE GROUP JOURNEY
On this Abercrombie & Kent Boutique Journey through the Candian Rockies you’ll discover Canada’s breathtaking natural wonderland on an expertly led itinerary that reveals misty forests and flowery meadows, rapid rivers and vibrant lakes, and astonishing wildlife — all wrapped up in the stunning Canadian Rockies.
When you travel on a Connections Boutique Journey, you’ll have exclusive access to places and experiences that larger groups can’t manage – and in a group of no more than 24 guests.
Abercrombie & Kent is an undisputed leader in luxury travel and offers a collection of small group travel experiences.
- Discover Alberta’s bright blue lakes, endless mountains and wildlife, experiencing epic hikes, floats and adventurous drives
- Take part in a hands-on lesson with a professional photographer at Moraine Lake, one of the most picturesque in the Canadian Rockies
- Feed your adrenaline as you traverse the massive Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer
- Hike the vibrantly colored Emerald Lake region with one of the country’s best naturalist guides
Itinerary at a Glance
DAY 1: Arrive in Calgary
Arrive in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a cocktail reception and welcome dinner. (D)
DAY 2: Lake Louise
After leaving Calgary, meet your Cree guide of the Kwarakwante people of Jasper for a medicine walk. Continue the drive through the Bow Valley to Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, for a hands-on lesson in wildlife and landscape photography. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: Lake Louise
Travel through Yoho National Park and explore Takakkaw Falls before proceeding to Emerald Lake and meet with your expert guide, who describes the natural surroundings and habits of the endangered grizzly bear. (B,L)
DAY 4: Jasper National Park
Travel to the scenic Icefields Parkway for a full day of adventure. Set along the backbone of the Canadian Rockies, the parkway represents one of the world’s great drives. Stop at the massive Athabasca Glacier (7,000 feet) for an exciting ride across its surface on a specially designed vehicle. Visit Sunwapta Falls, followed by a barbecue lunch before continuing to the town of Jasper. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: Jasper National Park
Cruise along the mile-high Maligne Lake to the famous Spirit Island, a tiny islet surrounded by the towering snow- capped Rockies. You may opt to join your fellow guests for a hike with your Resident Tour Director through the Maligne Canyon, taking in its impressive 200-foot-tall limestone walls. (B,D)
DAY 6: Banff National Park
Today, stops include Athabasca Falls and Peyto Lake as you drive to Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Canada’s first national park. Stop for a picnic lunch en route to your hotel, styled after a Scottish Baronial castle and known as the “Castle in the Rockies.” (B,L)
DAY 7: Banff National Park
Bordered on all sides by wilderness, Banff is a national park resort community surrounded by spectacular nature. Embark on a float trip down the majestic Bow River, before ascending to the summit of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola to take in the striking views. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner. (B,D)
DAY 8: Banff – Calgary
Transfer to the Calgary International Airport where your journey concludes. (B)
Fairmont Palliser Hotel | Calgary
A historic landmark in downtown Calgary, known for welcoming royalty for over a century.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Banff National Park
Premium rooms overlook stunning Lake Louise within Alberta’s Banff National Park
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge | Jasper National Park
Set on Lac Beauvert and surrounded by the majesty of Alberta’s Jasper National Park.
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | Banff National Park
A national historic site styled after a Scottish castle, complete with alpine views in Banff National Park.
Dates and Pricing
Multiple Departures in 2024 | From $8,495 per person
Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published, and subject to availability. Tour size is limited to 24 guests. Air not included.
- English-Speaking Resident Family Tour Director and Local Guides
- Hand-Selected Boutique Accommodations
- Family Discovery Activities and a Family Foodie Experience
- Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
- Full Breakfast Daily, Select Lunches and Dinners
- Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
- 24/7 On-Call Support
About A&K Connections Boutique Group Journeys
Abercrombie & Kent’s Connections Boutique Group Journeys offer deeply immersive experiences — the kind that take you beyond the guidebook — in the most captivating locales. Every journey is anchored by stays in one-of-a-kind Boutique Accommodations and features a group size of no more than 24 guests led by an A&K Resident Tour Director.
We work closely with you and in conjunction with A&K to create a made-to-order journey of a lifetime, optimized to make sure you get the most out of every moment.
Contact us for more information about travel adventures with Abercrombie & Kent.