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Alberta Classic Route

7 days

This classic Alberta tour hits all the highlights: shopping at North America's largest mall in Edmonton; walking on an ancient glacier in the Canadian Rockies; and whooping up at the world's largest rodeo in Calgary.


  • Edmonton

    Festival city has a green river valley, North America's largest indoor shopping centre and a perpetual party at the 30 major annual festivals. 

    West Edmonton Mall

    Families love the indoor waterpark and amusement park - and with more than 800 store and services, recommend plenty of shopping time. And a second suitcase!

    Shopping Districts

    Popular shopping areas include independent boutiques in historic Old Strathcona and a dozen fine art galleries on 124th Street. Tip: No provincial sales tax means more money to dedicate to shopping. 

    Art Gallery of Alberta

    The new gallery anchors the city's arts district and is a spectacle in itself. A steel ribbon swerves through the building, which houses international travelling exhibits and hip late night art parties. 

    Festivals at Winston Churchill Square

    This open plaza in the heart of downtown welcomes buskers, artists and chefs during a busy line-up of summer festivals. And on hot days, families splash in the fountains and wade in the cool pools. 

    River Valley

    Edmonton's ribbon of green winds through 22 parks along over 90 miles of trails, perfect for walking, running, biking or for a segway ride, beside the rushing North Saskatchewan River. 

    Overnight in Edmonton

  • To Jasper National Park via Yellowhead Highway - AM

    The Yellowhead Highway stretches west through golden prairie farmland and green boreal forest until the rugged Rocky Mountains peak over the horizon. Edmonton to Jasper National Park - 4 hours 

    Hinton Mountain Biking

    Rolling bike trails, dirt jumps and boardwalks challenge all skill levels at Alberta's largest free access mountain bike park - plus views as thrilling as the ride. 

  • Jasper National Park - PM

    A world of adventure awaits in the town of Jasper - an authentic mountain community where the locals will welcome your clients as long-lost friends. Consider it the springboard to outdoor adventure. 

    Wildlife Watching

    A huge variety of mountain wildlife lives in Jasper National Park - bears, bighorn sheep, elk and moose, cougars, wolves and beavers. Your clients can arrange a guided wildlife tour to find the best watching spots. 

    Jasper SkyTram

    Prepare your clients for astonishing views of six mountain ranges, the Athabasca River and the town of Jasper. Plus an excellent chance to spot a grizzly bear foraging for berries far below. 

    Hiking & Mountain Climbing

    Jasper's rocky peaks are some of Canada's classic climbs. Mount Edith Cavell is a challenging scramble to breathtaking valley and lake views. Or your clients can climb up to Whistlers Mountain and take a scenic tram ride down. 

    Raft Tours & Whitewater Rafting

    Many visitors ride the bubbling rapids of the historic Athabasca River, a famous fur-trading route. Your clients can choose from family-friendly paddle trips or wild whitewater thrill rides that will get their adrenaline rushing. 

    Overnight in Jasper National Park

  • Jasper to Banff National Park via the Icefields Parkway - AM

    The Icefields Parkway is truly one of the most gorgeous drives in the world. More than 100 ancient glaciers, cascading waterfalls, turquoise lakes set in sweeping valleys, and an abundance of wildlife are all on show here. Jasper National Park to Lake Louise (Banff National Park) - 3.5 hours

    Columbia Icefield

    At the Glacier Discovery Centre, a massive Ice Explorer bus with giant rubber wheels takes guests right up onto the Athabasca Glacier. 

    Glacier Skywalk

    This truly remarkable viewing opportunity is accessed by a cliff-edge walkway that leads to a glass-floored observation platform 280 m (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley.

  • Lake Louise (Banff National Park) - PM

    Your clients will find all the creature comforts in the hamlet of Lake Louise, gloriously set in an an area known as the hiking capital of Canada. There's way more than hiking here though, like paddling a canoe on the lake itself, known as the jewel of the Rockies.

    Johnston Canyon

    This amazing canyon can be explored along breathtaking catwalks high above the waterway below. Hikes to the lower or upper waterfalls or all the way to the famous Ink Pots will impress your clients. 

    Heritage Guide Program

    This is a must-do experience for nature enthusiasts. Summer adventure hikes and canoe trips are guided by accredited naturalists. 

    Hiking to Lake Agnes Tea House

    An extra reward on a beautiful hike from Lake Louise is tea and scones on a mountain top at the Lake Agnes Tea House. 

    Overnight in Lake Louise 

  • Banff National Park

    Banff is nestled in the heart of Banff National Park. The town is a cultural oasis of award-winning restaurants, a vibrant night scene, historic museums and superb art galleries. Lake Louise to Banff via the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy 1A) - 1 hour 

    Banff Upper Hot Springs

    This historic spa and bathhouse is fed from a natural mountain hot spring, and the surrounding mountain peaks and towering pines create a stunning backdrop. 

    Cave & Basin National Historic Site

    This recently restored iconic landmark commemorates the 1883 discovery of the hot springs that led to the creation of Canada's first national park. 

    Banff Gondola

    Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola and take in the breathtaking views in every direction. 

    Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise

    Recommend a cruise on the crystal blue mountain lake, just 15 minutes from the town of Banff. During the tour, cruisers learn about local wildlife, native folklore, early mountaineers and ancient glaciers. 

    Luxury Spa Treatments

    Luxurious spa treatments inspired by the energy of Banff's magnificent alpine setting revitalize the mind, body and soul. Your clients deserve to be pampered! 

    Overnight in Banff

  • Canmore & Kananaskis Country

    It's a scenic drive from Banff to Kananaskis Country, a vast front-range playground of the provincial parks. And there's lots of accommodation, dining and shopping in the town of Canmore. Banff National Park to Canmore - 20 minutes. 

    Golf

    Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, Stewart Creek was designed around its outstanding natural features. Silvertip's spectacular 18-hole course takes less than three hours to play. 

    Festivals

    In August and September there is a festival for every traveller. Choose from the Canmore Folk Music Festival, Kananaskis Whitewater Festival, Kananaskis Mountain Festival and Canmore Highland Games. 

    Hiking

    K-Country offers an abundance of hiking options with varying difficulty levels. Many of the trails begin from the Canmore townsite. 

    Canoeing

    A visit to Kananaskis isn't complete without a canoe trip on the area's crystal blue lakes. Guided canoe tours include short paddling lessons before the peaceful journey begins. 

    Heli Tours

    Birds-eye views of mountain peaks, silver lakes, rich green forest and the edge of a shimmering glacier are spectacular on Kananaskis area helicopter tour. 

    Overnight in Canmore

  • Calgary

    With so many top attractions, fine dinning and shopping in the downtown core and local communities, your clients will want to spend some time in Calgary. Canmore to Calgary - 45 minutes. 

    Heritage Park Historical Village

    The past comes to life at Heritage Park Historical Village, a lively western town of yesteryear. 

    TELUS Spark

    Calgary's new science centre satisfies even the most curious among us with cool interactive exhibits. 

    Calgary Zoo

    Every trip is an adventure at the zoo. Be sure to recommend the Canadian Wilds area for viewing Alberta animals like grizzlies, cougars and wolves. 

    Canada Olympic Park

    The mountain bike trails, Olympic luge track and zipline are sure to get your clients' adrenaline pumping. 

    Calgary Stampede

    Calgary's Wild West spirit is on show at the Calgary Stampede, one of the biggest rodeos on the planet. Event runs for 10 days every July. 

    Overnight in Calgary 

  • Depart Calgary

    Encourage your clients to enjoy Calgary, prior to departing the city.