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Montana and Alberta, Canada

7 Days / 6 Nights

The Glacier and Banff National Park family vacation from Adventures by Disney offers a land tour package that ventures to Glacier National Park in the heart of Montana's Big Sky Country before it crosses the Continental Divide to the Canadian Rockies for a breath-taking tour of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Beginning in 2019, this adventure becomes the Canadian Rockies vacation, where you'll continue to explore glacial cliffs and gleaming lakes during a breathtaking journey into nature.


Trip Highlights Include:

  • Columbia Icefield

    Behold the greatest body of ice in North America! Board an ice explorer vehicle for a guided expedition over the vast, tranquil Columbia Icefield.

  • Canoeing at Emerald Lake

    Glide in a canoe over the glittering waters of Emerald Lake, or choose from a variety of other exciting outdoor activities—all in the natural beauty of British Columbia!

  • Bike Along Bow River

    Take a leisurely spin along the swirling waters of the Bow River.

  • Whitewater Rafting on the Flathead River

    Grab a paddle and experience the thrill of the rapids (Class II-IV) as you bask in the majestic beauty that surrounds you.

  • Gondola Ride Up Sulphur Mountain

    Climb into an enclosed gondola for a ride up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain as the vast Rocky Mountain landscape surrounds you!


Adventure Dates

2018

    • July 4-July 10, 2018
    • July 18-July 24, 2018
    • August 6-August 12, 2018
    • August 15-August 21, 2018
    • September 16-September 22, 2018: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

*= Guaranteed departures

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One

Arrive at Glacier Park International Airport
Howdy! Upon arrival, an Adventures by Disney representative leads you to your transfer coach. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and shuttles you for a two-hour ride to the historic Glacier Park Lodge.

Glacier Park Lodge
Welcome to Big Sky Country! It's time to kick back as your Adventure Guide checks you into this rustic yet comfortable* lodge located just minutes from Glacier National Park.

Welcome BBQ Dinner
Savor an authentic Western outdoor BBQ among the towering peaks of the magnificant Rocky Mountains. Join the welcome reception as a local guitarist and singer serenades you into the tranquil Montana night.

Meal Included: Dinner

* Due to the historic nature of the building, this establishment has no air conditioning.


Day Two

River Rafting
Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting as you ride the rapids on the Flathead River down the Middle Fork through John Stevens Canyon. For 8 miles (almost 13 km), your raft bobs and glides past the majestic peaks that rise to the sky on either side of you. Those seeking a more serene experience can float down the river's gentle North Fork to Blankenship Bridge for a scenic trip.

Picnic Lunch
Come ashore for a private picnic lunch of traditional BBQ fare with a fantastic view of crystal clear waters and the surrounding beauty of the Montana wilderness.

Red Bus Tour of Glacier National Park
Board this open-top vintage coach and climb up, up, up the Going-to-the-Sun Road as the stunning splendor of the Rockies unfolds before you. Gaze out over the incredible scenery as the vast canyons drop to dizzying depths below the roadside and glacial cliffs striped with snow tower over the verdant riverbanks. It's an unforgettable, 3-hour ride that will leave you breathless with wonder!

Native American Storytelling
Gather 'round to hear tales of old from a Native American storyteller in a private setting at the lodge. Learn the lore of how mankind has lived in the "Backbone of the World," where the mountain meets the sun.

Dinner at the Lodge
Dine at your leisure in The Great Northern Dining Room as you relay stories of the day's excitement in Big Sky Country.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Three

Scenic Drive to Canada
Following breakfast at the lodge, bid farewell to Glacier National Park. As you head north to Alberta, Canada, enjoy a scenic coach ride through the rolling hills of the Blackfoot Reservation and along the majestic Continental Divide.

Lunch at the Prince of Wales Hotel
Perched on a bluff overlooking Waterton Lake, this charming chalet named after Edward III is where you'll enjoy a delicious meal before continuing to beautiful Lake Louise.

Coach Ride to Lake Louise
Travel along Alberta's historic Cowboy Trail, which runs between the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian prairie. This is the real West up close! Then relax as your Adventure Guide checks you into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where scenic views of the mountains surround this elegant retreat.

Dinner at the Hotel
Relax and revel in the gorgeous lake views just beyond the windows of the hotel's charming main restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Four

Canoeing at Moraine Lake
Take a short excursion to nearby Moraine Lake, a gleaming gem nestled in a stunning mountain range. Canoe across the tranquil turquoise surface of the lake - an experience you won't soon forget!

Picnic Lunch at Lake Louise
Relax as the lake breezes cool you down during this scenic picnic lunch with your fellow Adventurers.

Lake Louise on Your Own
Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, taking in the Canadian wonder that is Lake Louise, surrounded by astounding peaks that climb into the skies. Choose to join your Adventure Guides on a hike to Lake Agnes Teahouse or explore the area on your own by bike or on horseback, or just relax at the spa.*

Junior Adventurer Dinner & Movie Night at the Hotel
Adults can enjoy a nice dinner at their leisure, while Junior Adventurers have an exclusive meal with the Adventure Guides. Parents can join the kids as the evening concludes with a special Disney movie presentation.

*All other activities are available at an additional cost.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Five

Columbia Icefield
Behold the greatest body of ice in North America! Board an ice explorer vehicle for a guided expedition that travels over the vast, tranquil Columbia Icefield, which straddles the North American Continental Divide. Discover the majesty of this incredible icefield that feeds 8 major glaciers beneath the peaks of towering mountains.

Lunch at Columbia Icefield Restaurant
Dine at a hearty buffet lunch with views of the Athabasca Glacier at this restaurant near the Icefield.

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Travel by coach to the magnificent Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, located just steps away from Banff. Styled after a Scottish baronial castle, this hotel is your home away from home for the next 2 nights. Relax in the lobby as your Adventure Guides check you into the hotel.

Dinner On Your Own
Find a bevy of dining options at your fingertips in Banff. Step out for a well-earned bite at a host of local eateries that cover the gamut from causal family fare to incredible French cuisine. Your Adventure Guides can help you with dinner recommendations.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Six

Bike Ride Along Bow River
Wake up to a full Canadian breakfast at the hotel before you take a leisurely spin along the swirling waters of the Bow River. Park your bike for a short hike to view enchanting Bow Falls before spending some time exploring the colorful gardens at historic Canada House, a Banff landmark.

Lunch On Your Own
Stroll through the delightful streets of laid-back Banff, where a variety of restaurants await you. Your Adventure Guides can help you with lunch recommendations.

Banff Gondola Visit
After lunch, a high-altitude adventure awaits in Banff National Park. Climb into your enclosed gondola for a ride up to the 7,500-foot (2286-meter) summit of Sulphur Mountain. The vast Rocky Mountain landscape can be seen for miles, including the view of 6 mountain ranges! Then relax in Banff's celebrated Upper Thermal Hot Springs as you soak in a swimming pool surrounded by fir forests and towering mountain peaks.

Farewell Dinner in Banff
As your mountain adventure comes to a ceremonious close, join your explorer friends for a farewell dinner in the heart of Banff. A fun surprise is in store when a special Canadian visitor makes an unforgettable appearance.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Seven

Breakfast and Transfer to Airport
After your final breakfast in Canada, bid your fellow travelers "happy trails" as you board pre-arranged transportation for a two-hour coach ride to Calgary airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Canadian Rockies

7 Days / 6 Nights

Formerly the Montana & Alberta vacation, you'll roam the Rockies on this Canadian adventure where you'll explore glacial cliffs, gleaming lakes and churning rapds as you journey deep into this breathtaking area, teeming with natures's rugged beauty and majesty.


Trip Highlights Include:

  • Glacier Skywalk Excursion

    Step over the edge and onto the glass-bottom platform for a view of the valley 918 ft. below.

  • Columbia Icefield

    Head to the Continental Divide for a visit to the largest body of ice in North America that feeds 8 glaciers.

  • Moraine Lake

    Journey into lake country and explore the calm waters of Moraine Lake, situated in a majestic mountain range.

  • Bow River Bike Ride

    Pedal the trails beside the waters of the beautiful Bow River on a relaxing morning bike ride.

  • Banff

    Explore the streets and shops of this lovely resort town nestled in the shadows of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade.

  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Stay in this landmark hotel nestled in the mountain peaks near Victoria Glacier.


Adventure Dates

2019

    • June 22-June 28, 2019
    • June 28-July 4, 2019
    • July 3-July 9, 2019
    • July 6-July 12, 2019
    • July 10-July 16, 2019
    • July 24-July 30, 2019
    • July 27-August 2, 2019
    • July 31-August 6, 2019
    • Augut 3-August 9, 2019
    • August 10-August 16, 2019
    • August 17-August 23, 2019: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • August 24-August 30, 2019: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

*= Guaranteed departures

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One

Arrive in Calgary
Land at Calgary Airport (YYC) and be greeted by Adventures by Disney representatives who will help you with your luggage and help you board the private, batched transportation to the hotel.

Morning and/or Afternoon on your own in Calgary
Spend the morning and/or afternoon—depending on your arrival time—getting to know this cosmopolitan city that still holds on to its ropin’ and ridin’ cowboy roots. Your Adventure Guides will be happy to give recommendations for things to do and see in this gorgeous city in the province of Alberta.

Check-in to Hotel
Allow your Adventure Guides to check you in while you take time to explore this premiere hotel located in downtown Calgary. Known for its luxurious atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home in the elegantly appointed rooms and taking advantage of the array of amenities the hotel has to offer.

Welcome Dinner at Hotel
Get to know your fellow Adventurers at a private dinner where you’ll dine on a delicious meal to kick off what is sure to be a tremendous adventure into the heart and natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

White Hat Welcome Ceremony
Kick off your visit to Calgary with the traditional White Hat Ceremony, a long-standing tradition where visitors become honorary citizens of the city. Don the white hat, take the oath and give a big ol’ shout of “Yahoo!”

Meal Included: Dinner


Day Two

CRM Ranch
Roam this amazing ranch that is home to a huge population of bison and elk, farming them since 1997. You’ll walk the lane to the paddocks and get an up close view of these majestic animals (through a fence).

Saskatoon Farm Tour
Learn all about the history and the future of one of the region’s signature foods and beloved Prairie berry—the Saskatoon—as you tour this beautiful farm located on the river valley.

Lunch at Saskatoon Farm
Dig into a delicious meal with choices that will appeal to all appetites. And be sure to save room for one of the decadent desserts, which are filled with the flavors of fresh Saskatoon berries.

Cowboy Experience at Trails End Ranch
Meet the family that calls this working ranch home and hear stories about how the great-grandfather was one of the first cowboys dating back to the 1880s—before there were fences. Learn about the family raises cattle, then get a hands-on demonstration of how to rope—and try your hand at it on dummies. You’ll also get to mix some of the ranch’s Signature Spice Blend for you to take home with you.

Chinook Honey Tasting & Tour
“Bee” educated with a first-hand look at the inner workings of a honeybee colony with a glass-enclosed observation hive on a tour of the immensely popular Chinook Honey. Home to over 150 hives, the Andrews family will teach you about how honeybees benefit humans and how environmental factors challenge these pollinators. Adult Adventurers may also choose to learn about—and taste—mead, or honey wine, the first alcoholic beverage. All Adventurers will get an Adventures by Disney exclusive hands-on opportunity to extract and package their own jar of honey!

Dinner on your own in Calgary
Discover the culinary treats this amazing city has to offer you as explore the downtown area, which is home to a wonderful array of restaurants. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guides for a recommendation, or find a new favorite on your own.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three

Canmore Float Trip
Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies as you float down the Bow River from the picturesque town of Canmore. Enjoy the scenic trip as your raft bobs and glides past the majestic peaks that rise to the sky on either side of you.

Lunch on on your own time in Canmore
After a leisurely lunch in downtown Canmore, enjoy a nice stroll down Main Street as you check out the cute shops, or visit the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre and learn about the town’s heritage. You may also recognize the town as the location for some popular movies and TV shows.

Short Hike at the Fairmont Banff Trails (Optional)
Join your Adventure Guides on an optional hike along the Fairmont Banff trails that offer breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and the beautiful hotel grounds.

Adult Dinner at the Hotel
Relax and revel in the gorgeous views of the natural beauty that surrounds you as you enjoy a lovely meal and share stories with your fellow Adventurers.

Junior Adventurer Disney Movie Nite & S'mores
Chill out as you watch a Disney movie while enjoying everyone’s favorite dessert—S’mores!

 

Junior Adventurer Scavenger Hunt at Hotel (Optional)
Junior Adventurers may choose to join the fun of this optional scavenger hunt that uses clues and GPS technology to help you as you search for hidden hieroglyphs throughout the hotel property.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Four

Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a tasty breakfast and be prepared for adventures in the day ahead.

Bike Ride Along Bow River
Take a leisurely spin along the swirling waters of the Bow River. Park your bike for a short hike to view enchanting Bow Falls. Then explore the colorful gardens at historic Canada House, a Banff landmark.

Banff Gondola Visit and Lunch
Thrill to a high-altitude adventure in Banff National Park. Climb into your enclosed gondola for a ride up to the 7,500-foot (2286-meter) summit of Sulphur Mountain. See miles of the vast Rocky Mountains—and enjoy lunch at Northern Lights Café with stunning views of 6 mountain ranges!

Afternoon and Dinner on your own in Banff
Explore this delightful resort town that is set within Banff National Park and boasts a magnificent skyline that includes the peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade. Stroll along the main thoroughfare and take in the charming shops and boutiques that line the streets. Work up an appetite and stop in one of the many restaurants and cafés for a tasty dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Five

Breakfast at the Hotel
Fuel up so you're ready for an expedition across an icefield!

Columbia Icefield
Discover the Columbia Icefield, the greatest body of ice in North America! Experience the majesty of this incredible icefield that sits along the Continental Divide and feeds 8 major glaciers beneath the peaks of the towering Canadian Rockies.

 

Glacier Skywalk Excursion
Don't just walk along a cliff—walk over the edge and experience a truly bird's-eye view of the amazing alpine and glacial vistas!

Lunch at Columbia Icefield
Follow up your amazing glacier experience with a delicious lunch at Columbia Icefield.

Welcome Reception at Hotel
Marvel at the grandeur of this luxury hotel surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks in Alberta’s Banff National Park. Enjoy lemonade and snacks as you mingle with fellow Adventurers and take in the splendor of this stunning hotel.

Dinner at Lago Italian Kitchen
Dine on a meal of fine Italian food at this warm and casual restaurant in the hotel. Experience the true essence of traditional Italian cuisine crafted with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. A children’s menu is also available in all outlets of the hotel.

Stargazing Experience (Optional)
Join your Adventure Guides for a look to the starry skies to see a spectacular display of heavenly bodies and constellations that seem to touch the mountain tops all around you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Six

Breakfast at the Hotel
Start your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for an excursion into lake country.

Morning at Moraine Lake
Take a short trip to nearby Moraine Lake—a gleaming gem nestled in a stunning mountain range. Take a hike and explore the area around this natural gem with your Adventure Guides or paddle the crystal clear lake waters on a canoe ride amid the scenic splendor all around you.

Picnic Lunch at Lake Louise
Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch at your leisure, surrounded by the stunning Canadian Rockies.

Lake Louise on your own
Spend the rest of the afternoon taking in the Canadian wonder that is Lake Louise, surrounded by astounding peaks that climb into the sky. Choose to canoe on the tranquil waters of Lake Louise or join your Adventure Guides on a hike to Lake Agnes Teahouse. You can also explore the area on your own by bike or on horseback—or just relax at the spa.

 

Hike to Agnes Tea House (Optional)
Join your Adventure Guides for one of the most popular hikes in Banff National Park. Pass Mirror Lake and go under the Big Beehive cliffs on your way to the Tea House, where you can enjoy some fresh-baked bread.

 

Afternoon on your own in Lake Louise

Spend a few hours exploring the natural beauty of Lake Louise, or take advantage of the outstanding amenities offered at the hotel.

Farewell Dinner at the Hotel
Close out your mountain adventure with your fellow Adventurers with a fitting farewell meal that includes a fun surprise when a special Canadian visitor makes an unforgettable appearance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Seven

Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy your final breakfast in Canada and say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers.

Transfer to Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Board pre-arranged transportation to Calgary International Airport (YYC).

Meals Included: Breakfast