7 Day Private Tour:

Best of the Canadian Rockies from Calgary

One week of unforgettable sightseeing through Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper

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Tour Category:

Private Multiday Tours

Season:

December to March | May to October

Destinations:

Calgary | Banff | Lake Louise | Jasper

Tour Description:

From Calgary to Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper. This 7-day, 6-night sightseeing tour will take you to all of the must-see locations in the Canadian Rockies. From the plains of Calgary to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, you will see the very best of Canada’s landscapes: mountains, lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls.


Best of the Canadian Rockies: 7 Day Itinerary


Day 1:
Arrival in Calgary and touring to Banff

To start your vacation, your private tour guide for the next week will pick you up from the location of your choice within Calgary whether it is the Calgary Airport, downtown, or the surrounding area. For those who are arriving on a flight, your guide will meet you in the arrivals section of the airport.

From Calgary, your adventure to the Canadian Rockies begins! The drive from Calgary to Banff takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours as the scenery outside of your private vehicle gradually changes from prairie landscapes, to foothills, to mountain peaks. Depending on the time that you arrive in Calgary and the preferences of your group, your guide would be happy to make stops to show you some of the sights along the way.

Your hotel in Banff for the next two nights is included.

Day 2:
Half-Day Private Tour: Banff Highlights and Banff Gondola

Today, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning for a half-day sightseeing tour of the town of Banff and its surrounding highlights. Visit Surprise Corner for the best views of Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, otherwise known as “The Castle in the Rockies”. See the towering mountains including Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade, and Norquay. Learn about the wind-shaped hoodoos, see Bow Falls, and experience a scenic drive along Tunnel Mountain Drive.

The highlight of today’s tour is a gentle ride on the Banff Gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain for fantastic views of the Bow Valley, interpretive boardwalks, and endless photo opportunities.

Upon completion of the tour, the rest of the afternoon in Banff is yours to spend how you wish. The exact timing of the day is up to you as it is a private tour but it is best to plan for a 2 to 3 PM end to the tour if you are making afternoon plans. Let your guide know where you would like to be dropped off in town.

Your hotel in Banff tonight is included.

For ideas on how to spend your free time in Banff, see below:

Banff Information
Day 3:
Full-Day Private Tour: Banff to Lake Louise Sightseeing Tour

Today, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning with your luggage for a full-day sightseeing tour of the area between Banff and Lake Louise. During this tour, you will travel along the Alberta and BC border, cross the Continental Divide, and explore more sights within Banff National Park and Yoho National Park.

From May to October, the tour will focus on the many mountain lakes, and waterfalls in the area which include key locations such as Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake, and Takakkaw Falls.

From December to March, the lakes will be frozen over and some of the mountain roads will be closed meaning that Moraine Lake and Takakkaw Falls are not accessible, however, there is still plenty to do and see! There are some great, optional, Canadian winter activities that can be included on this day. Let us know your preference for the following activities in advance of your trip:

  • Ice Skating on Lake Louise
  • Horsedrawn Sleigh Ride at Lake Louise
  • Dogsledding in Banff National Park
  • Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing at Emerald Lake

Your hotel for one night at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is included.
This world-famous lake is known as the Jewel of the Canadian Rockies and is one of the most photographed locations in the world.

Day 4:
Full-Day Private Tour: Lake Louise to Jasper Sightseeing Tour

Today, your guide will pick you up from the Chateau Lake Louise in the morning with your luggage for a full-day sightseeing tour up the Icefields Parkway to Jasper. Known as one of the world’s most scenic drives, you don’t need to venture far from the main highway to see some spectacular sights.

From May to October, the tour will have many scenic photo stops along the route to Jasper including Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, and Athabasca Falls. A stop at the Columbia Icefields will allow you to climb aboard an Ice Explorer—a specialized bus that travels directly onto the Athabasca Glacier. Further up the Parkway, take a walk on the Icefield Skywalk, a one-kilometer interpretive walk that leads to a suspended, glass platform that extends out over the valley below.

From December to March, the Icefields Parkway sees much less traffic and turns into a beautiful drive of solitude and wonder. The roadside stops feature endless views of snow-capped mountains and ancient glaciers that make it a true winter wonderland. During this time, we’ll stop in Lake Louise so that you can grab your lunches to go, with stops along the way at Bow Lake, the Athabasca Glacier, and Athabasca Falls.

Your hotel in Jasper for the next two nights is included.

Day 5:
Half-Day Private Tour: Jasper Wildlife & Maligne Canyon Icewalk

Today, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning for a half-day sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park. While touring through Jasper, you have a great chance of seeing all types of wildlife due to the remote location of this Rocky Mountain town. The first stop on the tour is the Maligne Canyon, where 10,000 years of erosion have created the deepest canyon in the Rockies. Start off with a short and easy walk, admiring the Maligne River and its many waterfalls as you cross back and forth across a series of bridges.

From May to October, you’ll make a stop at the disappearing Medicine Lake, followed by the fairytale-like Maligne Lake for a walk around the lake, or a boat cruise out to Spirit Island which is included from late May to early October depending on the ice melt.

From December to March, you’ll have the option to strap on some ice cleats and go for a walk through the Maligne Canyon where you can see the frozen waterfalls up close. For those feeling less adventurous, an itinerary focussed on wildlife viewing may be more suitable.

Upon completion of the tour, the rest of the afternoon in Jasper is yours to spend how you wish. The exact timing of the day is up to you as it is a private tour but it is best to plan for a 2 to 3 PM end to the tour if you are making afternoon plans. Let your guide know where you would like to be dropped off in town.

Your hotel in Jasper tonight is included.

For ideas on how to spend your free time in Jasper, see below:

Jasper Information
Day 6:
Full-Day Private Transfer: Jasper to Calgary

Today, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning with your luggage for a full-day transfer from Jasper back to Calgary. You’ll once again have the opportunity to see the Icefields Parkway, but from a different perspective. Traveling the Parkway from the South offers a better view of the lakes along the way, however, traveling from the North will give you better glacier views.

Upon arrival in Calgary, you will be dropped off at your Calgary downtown hotel to rest after a long drive and action-packed couple of days. It is time to say goodbye to your tour guide as your trip comes to an end with your last night free in Calgary.

Your hotel in Calgary for one night is included.
*For those with an early morning flight the next day, a Calgary Airport hotel can also be substituted.

*Should you prefer to end your tour in Edmonton, this day can be modified to have a transfer from Jasper to Edmonton, with an Edmonton hotel.

Day 7:
Departure from Calgary

Your vacation concludes upon check out of the Calgary hotel.

Should you have a flight to catch from YYC, a complimentary private shuttle to the airport will be included from your hotel.

Should you have some free time before you depart from Calgary, see below for ideas on how to spend your free time in the city:

Calgary Information
7 Day Private Tour: Sample Pricing for 2023 & 2024
Pricing Details:
  • Peak Season rates are for June through September – you’ll save more by traveling outside of those months
  • Sample prices are per person(based on a group of 6 people) in Canadian Dollars and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
  • Prices are based on double occupancy in hotels. For single, triple, or quad sharing, please request a quote.
  • Base prices are based on the Popular Hotel category
  • Prices are available for one to nine people traveling. Please request a quote to find out the exact pricing for your group.
  • For groups or 10 or more people, please contact us for a custom itinerary.
  • To qualify for any current Specials, please request a quote.

$1.00 CAD =

$0.74 USD

€0.69 EUR

£0.59 GBP

$1.14 AUD

What's Included
  • Private Tour Guide/Driver
  • Private Vehicle (Up to 9 people with luggage)
  • 6 Nights of Hotel Accommodations *(Hotel Level Selection Required)
  • National Park Passes
  • Private Transfer between Calgary & Banff
  • Private Transfer between Jasper & Calgary
  • Private Transfer between Calgary Hotel & Airport
  • Private Half-Day Banff Tour (Banff Gondola – All Seasons)
  • Private Banff to Lake Louise Tour (+Optional Activity – Dec to Mar only)
  • Private Lake Louise to Jasper Tour (Glacier Adventure – May to Oct only)
  • Private Half-Day Jasper Tour (Maligne Lake Cruise – May to Oct only)
  • Luggage Handling

Not Included
  • Flights in or out of Calgary
  • Meals
  • Gratuities/tip for guide and hotel staff
  • Canadian 5% sales tax
Hotel Information

Popular Hotels

Our base level of hotels or “Popular hotels” typically include standard room types in major hotel chains such as Marriott, Delta, and Sheraton properties.

Superior Hotels

Our Superior level of hotels or “Superior hotels” provide you with upgraded rooms at Popular Hotels or base-level rooms at some of our 4-star properties.

Deluxe Hotels

Our Deluxe level of hotels or “Deluxe hotels” offer a guarantee of either a larger room or a spectacular view at one of the Superior Hotels, or at a 4.5-star hotel.

Premium Hotels

Our high-end hotel options, or “Premium hotels” include the Gold Floor at all Fairmont hotels where available, otherwise known as the Grand Railway Hotels.

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