A family summer adventure

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Day 1:  Calgary for 1 night
Meet & greet private transfer from Calgary airport to hotel

Calgary is Canada’s most « western » city — but it offers more than just pickup trucks, cowboy hats and grilled steaks.

Accommodation at Hotel Le Germain*****
Offering on-site dining, a 24-fitness centre and in-room massages, this centrally located Calgary boutique hotel is located across the street from the Calgary Tower. A flat-screen cable TV is featured in every room.
Free WiFi and an iPod docking station are provided in the spacious, modern rooms at Hotel Le Germain Calgary. They have a minibar and safety deposit box as well as 10-foot ceilings.
Charcut Roast House offers chef-driven American cuisine with local ingredients. Lounge Central 899 serves cocktails and appetizers. Room service is available. Continental breakfast is provided daily.
Santé Spa facilities offer a luxury retreat with a variety of treatments available. A complimentary Kindle e-Reader is available for guests’ shared use.
Le Germain Hotel Calgary is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Glenbow Museum, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts and The Art Gallery of Calgary. Calgary Stampede is 2 km away.

2 hour private guided walking tour of Calgary
Our private tour will begin at 4th Street & 8th Avenue SW (Stephen Avenue). We will walk East and North, stopping to admire the sandstone and brick reminders of the vision of Calgary’s early settlers. Your guide will tell you stories of early Calgary and the interesting folks who made this city great. You will see some great public art and get you oriented to downtown Calgary.
Your guide will take you to the Glenbow Museum where he will give you a curated tour of the current and permanent exhibits. You will then be free to spend as much time checking out the rest of the museum and art gallery as you like.

We could get tickets for a hockey game depending on the season

Day 2:  Banff for 4 nights
Pick up car in Calgary
Guided visit and meeting with wolf dogs at Yamnuska Wolf Sanctuary.
Come enjoy an up-close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs. Gain a better understanding about wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at our sanctuary and how this behaviour fundamentally differs from domestic dogs. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the importance of wolves in our ecosystem, and why it’s so important to preserve them in our natural environment.

Accommodation at The Post Hotel & Spa****
Nestled in the Bow River Valley, with the spectacular Canadian Rockies as a backdrop, the Post Hotel offers one of the most picturesque locations imaginable: the heart of Banff National Park, Canada’s first.This is a protected region, designated as a World Heritage Site – unspoiled natural beauty, pristine wilderness and a safe haven for the bountiful wildlife. Imagine skiing or hiking in this breathtaking landscape. Just two hours west of Calgary International airport and you are there: spacious suites, crackling fireplaces, Temple Mountain spa, award winning fresh market cuisine and one of Canada’s largest wine cellars, with over 25,000 bottles and more than 2,200 labels.

Gondola Tickets to Mont Sulfur
The air is clean and clear up here. There’s a slight chill in the wind, but that’s okay because you’re warm in the gondola, on your way to the summit. Gazing down from the jagged mountain ridge, you stare in amazement at the town, lakes, and rivers on the valley floor far below. Around you, massive peaks reach into the sky. You feel small in the vastness of the alpine, and it’s such a revitalizing and calming sensation.
Sulphur Mountain, named for the two sulphurous hot springs found on its lower slopes, will amaze you with awe-inspiring 360-degree views of six mountain ranges, the Bow Valley, and the town of Banff.

Day 3:
Private Hiking to Johnston Canyon’s Waterfalls
Johnston Canyon is one of the most popular day hikes in Banff National Park. It’s fairly easy, making it perfect for families and people of almost any fitness level and age.
The Upper Falls drop 40 meters into a deep plunge pool, making a truly dramatic sight at the culmination of your hike through the canyon. As you emerge from the lower canyon, through the forest, you’re likely to hear the rush of water before you arrive. If you’re looking for a unique perspective on the Upper Falls, try to find the ‘hidden cave’, at the base of the Falls. This unique lookout point can be found by following a path to the right just before you arrive at the first railing that signals the Upper Falls. 

Day 4:
Private horseback riding tour with cookout BBQ
First you’ll ride along the Bow River while watching for wildlife and enjoying the spectacular scenery.
Midway through the ride, you’ll arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine western hospitality and some tasty comfort food including steak cooked to order, baked potatoes, cowboy baked beans and Caesar salad.
But before digging in, work up an appetite with a few western style games, like lassoing and horse-shoes. The ride is also perfect for youngsters.
Anyone joining the group can choose to take a relaxing wagon ride instead along the Bow River to 3 Mile Cabin and then re-join the group for an authentic cowboy bbq. A perfect adventure for all ages of the family group and available as a lunch or dinner departure time and meal.

Day 5:
Tour of Cave and Basin National Historic Site with an indigenous guide
Learn about the hot springs’ rich history from their initial use by Indigenous People, to their role in the establishment of Canada’s first national park and the world-class experience they are today. This is your chance to discover Banff’s rich hot springs history for yourself.

Private Evening wildlife Safari
Where do you find the animals of Banff when the sun goes down? Your guide will know! So keep your eyes peeled for twilight wildlife encounters.
As the sun sets behind the craggy peaks, the wildlife of Banff National Park become more active in the cool hours before dark. We see wildlife on 95% of our tours, so this is your best chance to get up close with some of Banff’s wildest residents.
Your guide will lead a paved road bus tour to the hotspots where you are most likely to see Rocky Mountain creatures. You might spot an elk sauntering across a clearing, bighorn sheep grazing in an alpine meadow and sometimes even a grizzly bear snuffling through a berry bush. You’ll also learn about how the park protects these animals and their natural habitat from many threats to the ecosystem.

Day 6 :  Jasper for 2 nights
Head to Jasper via the trans-Canada Highway (4h).
You first stop is Lake Louise
Wander the shoreline at Lake Louise and see the Victoria Glacier and the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel.  Admire Moraine Lake in the beautiful Valley Of The Ten Peaks.
Go for a short walk up the Rockpile at Moraine Lake, where you’ll find the iconic view that was once on the back of the Canadian $20 bill.  This place is magical.
The entire drive is just magnificent on this scenic road between lakes, mountains and glaciers.

We recommend a stop in Yoho National Park
Yoho is the smallest of the contiguous parks of Banff, Jasper and Kootenay. The name Yoho is from the Cree language, it translates to “awe”. The park has an intimate feel and although it may be tiny it’s packed with spectacular snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, raging rivers, glacier lakes, camping facilities and over 400 km’s of hiking trails.
The most notable highlights of Yoho are Takkakaw Falls, one of Canada’s highest free falling waterfalls, the Natural Bridge over the Kicking Horse River, and Emerald Lake for it’s deep turquoise green colour.

Accommodation at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge****
Located on the shores of Beauvert Lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, this resort boasts an award-winning golf course, 8 on-site restaurants and a 10,000 square foot spa. The Marmot Basin ski area is 30 km away.
The apartment is situated on the top and third floor. Be aware there are 12 steps to each landing and there no elevators in the building
A flat-screen TV which includes children’s channels and a refrigerator are provided in every room at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Rooms are decorated with neutral and warm colours and some have lake views.
On-site dining options include Orso Trattoria Restaurant & Terrace, which offers casual gourmet dining and lake and mountain views. Fitzhugh’s To Go offers Canadian gourmet foods, including fresh sandwiches with fine meat.
In the winter guests can ice skate on Beauvert Lake or cross-country ski. Horseback riding and swimming in the outdoor pool are popular activities in the summer.

Jasper National Park is famous  for iconic natural wonders such as  Maligne Canyon with its lake surrounding Spirit Island, Patricia, Annette or Edith lakes where to indulge in aquatic activities.

 Try the Jasper SkyTram
After boarding the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada, prepare to be amazed as you gain a brand new perspective of Jasper’s stunning national park.

Day 7:
Family Private Canoe Adventure
The guided Pyramid Lake Canoe Adventure is an excellent way to start or finish your day in Jasper National Park.
You will be blown away by the numerous snowcapped peaks that surround you, and the chance to see wildlife that call the area home. We’ll have an eye out for osprey, loons, muskrat and beaver. Fingers-crossed, we may even see moose, bear, elk, deer and wolves!
It’s a way to get away from the crowds and enjoy Jasper on your own terms. We’ll take good care of you: canoeing to shore for homemade treats, hot drinks and summer day swims or autumn campfires.

4 hour Private wildlife tracking tour
See the natural world through a different point of view.  This hike will focus on the art of tracks and signs
This is a unique Jasper experience.

Day 8:
Drop off car in Edmonton
Fly home



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