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In the center of the province, the wheat blows and the cattle roam; here you'll find historic ranches, sacred native sights and the eerie landscape of the hoodoos. Alberta’s cities are of patchier interest; there are living people older than Calgary and Edmonton's downtowns. But what these metropolises lack in history they make up for with their spirit: Calgary has become unexpectedly cool, with top museums and cocktail bars, while Edmonton’s fringe theater festival is the world’s second largest.


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$141.11 Day Trips & Excursions

Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Brewster Sightseeing, Banff National Park, AlbertaArrivalPass By: Victoria Glacier, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Victoria GlacierStop At: Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, AlbertaMoriane Lake road opens late May, other times will substitute another stop. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, AlbertaEnjoy a hot lunch at nearby Emerald Lake LodgeDuration: 1 hourPass By: Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, Kootenay Rockies, British ColumbiaViews of Takakkaw FallsPass By: Bow Valley Parkway, Banff, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Bow ValleyPass By: Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Ten Peaks ValleyPass By: Spiral Tunnels, Yoho National Park, Kootenay Rockies, British ColumbiaViews of Spiral TunnelsPass By: Yoho National Park, Field, Yoho National Park, Kootenay Rockies, British ColumbiaViews of Yoho National Park

$216.11 Day Trips & Excursions

Columbia Icefield with Glacier Skywalk from Banff

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, AlbertaEnjoy the view at Lake LouiseDuration: 15 minutesPass By: Brewster Sightseeing, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Banff National ParkPass By: Victoria Glacier, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Victoria GlacierPass By: Crowfoot Glacier, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Crowfoot GlacierStop At: Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, Cochrane, AlbertaStop to stretch your legs and use restroomDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Glacier Skywalk, Jasper National Park, AlbertaExperience the Glacier SkywalkDuration: 30 minutes

$55.64 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley and Medicine Lake

After pickup from your Jasper hotel, you’ll travel by comfortable coach with an experienced local guide into Jasper National Park. You’ll stop first at Maligne Canyon where a short walk takes you across two bridges over a 165 foot (50m) deep gorge that has been carved into the limestone. Catch great views of the waterfalls spilling into the canyon below as you explore the area with your guide, who will share information about the geology and wildlife in the area. After checking out Maligne Canyon, you’ll continue to drive to Medicine Lake, taking a gorgeous road that winds through a dramatic mountain and forest landscape. Medicine Lake is famous for ‘vanishing’ every summer, the result of an extensive underground karst system — one of the largest in the world.From Medicine Lake you’ll follow the road to gorgeous Maligne Lake where you’ll have a choice of a boat cruise to Spirit Island or a 2-mile (3.2km) guided hike on an easy and level trail. If you choose the hiking option, you’ll follow your guide on the Mary Schaffer Loop trail, which skirts the shore of Maligne Lake to a beautiful viewpoint with interpretive displays and benches before continuing into the trees and back to your starting point. If you take the boat cruise, you’ll board a comfortable enclosed boat with large windows for a scenic tour on Maligne Lake. Your boat will stop at Spirit Island, a small gem in the lake, where you’ll have time for photos and a short stroll.Throughout the day, your guide will explain the natural and human history of the area and will keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife that lives here. Sightings may include bear, deer, caribou, wolves, moose, bighorn sheep, bald eagles and osprey, among the many animals of Jasper National Park. At the end of your tour, you will be returned to your Jasper hotel.

$108.86 Tours & Sightseeing

Banff City Sightseeing Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Brewster Sightseeing, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Banff National ParkStop At: Banff Gondola, Banff, Banff National Park, AlbertaAscend the Banff Gondola and enjoy the views from our boardwalk deckDuration: 1 hour 20 minutesPass By: Sulphur Mountain, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Sulphur Mountain while you are on the gondolaPass By: Bow Falls, Banff, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Bow FallsPass By: Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Tunnel Mountain

$225.78 Day Trips & Excursions

Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, AlbertaEnjoy views at Lake LouiseDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Brewster Sightseeing, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews along routePass By: Victoria Glacier, Banff National Park, AlbertaViews of Victoria GlacierStop At: Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, AlbertaMoraine Lake is open late May, in other times a substitute stop will be providedDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, AlbertaEnjoy a hot lunch at nearby Emerald Lake LodgeDuration: 1 hourPass By: Spiral Tunnels, Yoho National Park, Kootenay Rockies, British ColumbiaViews of Spiral TunnelsPass By: Yoho National Park Visitor Centre, Field, Yoho National Park, Kootenay Rockies, British ColumbiaViews of Yoho National Park

$63.70 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Maligne Lake Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Brewster Sightseeing, Banff National Park, AlbertaArrivalStop At: Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, AlbertaYour 90-minute cruise of the lake starts dockside near the Maligne Lake Boathouse and Chalet. Boats leave approximately on the hour and your ticket is good for any trip during your selected day. After boarding, you will pull away from the dock and be treated to a fully narrated, interpretative tour of the area's unique history and special ecology. Each boat is glass enclosed and fully heated, ensuring you will stay warm while experiencing majestic views throughout the trip.  From Spirit Island, which is only accessible by boat near the center of the lake, you will be treated to some of the most spectacular views found anywhere in the world. Jagged, snow-capped peaks ring a lake of vibrant blue water and ancient forest. Wildlife regularly prowl the shoreline, so keep your camera close and your senses alert as you scan the area for the eagles, bears and deer that call this area home. Expert and amateur photographers alike will be treated to incredible opportunities to attempt to document the natural splendor surrounding them, all the while recognizing that no photograph can do justice to the alpine scenery surrounding them.  Each cruise last approximately 90 minutes, after which you will return to the boathouse where you can grab a warm beverage or bite to eat from the nearby lodge and chalet. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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