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Alberta Dinosaurs, Lakes & Glaciers

  • Calgary
  • Banff
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper
  • Edmonton
  • Drumheller
  • 10 nights from
  • £1,649 per person
  • Trip Code: 613

Holiday Overview

A stunning Canada fly drive holiday!

 

Explore the Rockies and discover the Dinosaurs of Canada on this superb 11-day Canadian road trip.

Immerse yourself in the Rockies with a stay in Banff and Lake Louise. Travel along the sensational Icefields Parkway, stopping off at Peyto Lake and the Athabasca Glacier, where you will take a ride on the Ice Explorer and take in captivating views from the Glacier Skywalk.

Enjoy the mountain village of Jasper before travelling on to the urban city of Edmonton, home of the largest shopping mall in North America and stunning walking trails of the River Valley. Head south to Drumheller in the "badlands" where you can walk amongst an impressive array of dinosaur fossils at the Royal Tyrell Museum.

Alberta Dinosaurs, Lakes & Glaciers includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • All accommodation
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Banff Gondola
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Car Hire
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum admission
  • Drumheller Provincial Park Explorer's Bus Tour
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Day 1 - UK to Calgary to Banff (115 km/72 mi)

Featured accommodation

Elk+ Avenue Hotel

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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 2 - Banff Sightseeing (Banff Gondola)

A full day to explore Banff and area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement - shopping, cafés, nightlife, museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff Gondola (included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs. (included)

Featured accommodation

Elk+ Avenue Hotel

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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 3 - Explore Banff

Day at leisure to explore and enjoy Banff

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Elk+ Avenue Hotel

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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 4 - Banff to Lake Louise (62 km/38 mi)

Depart Banff today and travel along the lovely Bow Valley Parkway for a casual drive. The Bow Valley Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise is a low-speed, two-lane undivided roadway with numerous scenic outlooks and pullouts. Be sure to stop for a quick nature walk at Johnston Canyon, where you can stand in the spray of a roaring mountain waterfall. Continue on to the “Jewel of the Rockies,” Lake Louise. Lake Louise is the most famous glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies, and one of the most beautiful in the Western Hemisphere.

Featured accommodation

Lake Louise Inn

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Day 5 - Lake Louise to Jasper (208 km/129 mi)

Today, travel through the spine of the Canadian Rockies along the amazing Icefield Parkway. You’re sure to be enthralled by the scenery, wildlife, incredible blue lakes and sparkling waterfalls en route (Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June). A stop at Peyto Lake along the way is a must. Don’t miss the Columbia Icefield for a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier on board an Ice Explorer (included) before continuing your journey to Jasper.

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 6 - Jasper Sightseeing

Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram ride up Whistlers mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, and enjoy a 90 minute cruise heading toward the south end of this postcard setting (Maligne Lake cruise not included). You will marvel at the magnificent shoreline with dense forest and glacial peaks rising abruptly from the water’s edge. Stopping at Spirit Island, you will have the opportunity to take your own version of the world famous photograph of the lake.

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 7 - Jasper to Edmonton (365 km/226 mi)

Journey through the beautiful landscapes of Jasper National Park, and into the golden prairies of Alberta. Arrive in the city of Edmonton, and spend the remainder of your day exploring. Don’t miss the walking trails and parks of the downtown River Valley, and the eclectic shops and cafes of Whyte Avenue.

Featured accommodation

Fantasyland Hotel

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Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

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Day 8 - Explore Edmonton

Spend a day exploring West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping centre in North America. Complete with an expansive water park, amusement park, indoor skating rink, and mini golf park, and over 800 stores. For those looking to get outside, Elk Island National Park is less than an hour’s drive from the city, and offers great wildlife watching and hiking trails.

Featured accommodation

Fantasyland Hotel

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Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

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Day 9 - Edmonton to Drumheller (280 km/173 mi)

Depart Edmonton and head south towards the badlands of Alberta and the city of Drumheller. This fascinating destination is home to a unique landscape shaped by sandstone pillar hoodoos. Many dinosaur fossils have been excavated from this area, drawing palaeontologists from around the world. Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum (included) and walk amongst the impressive array of dinosaur fossils.

Featured accommodation

Canalta Jurassic Hotel

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Day 10 - Drumheller

Explore Drumheller and surrounding area

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Canalta Jurassic Hotel

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Day 11 - Drumheller to Calgary - Fly to UK

Conclude this memorable holiday with a quick drive from Drumheller to Calgary and check-in for your return flight to the UK

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