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Ranchland and Prairies Fly Drive Holiday

  • Calgary
  • Drumheller
  • Kyle
  • Lloydminster
  • Edmonton
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • 13 nights from
  • £2,299 per person
  • Trip Code: 1058

Holiday Overview

Ranchland and Prairies - a superb Canada Fly Drive Holiday

 

Discover a world of fossils, cowboy culture and central Canada treasures on a unique new itinerary combining new destinations in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The communities and landscapes that dot the roads leading west to the grass and wheat fields of the country are seldom seen by larger tours and offer a distinctive perspective on the area and its history. Authentic ranches demonstrate how life on horseback was for the settlers of the 19th century and stays in modern urban centres show the changing face of their community and philosophies. Historical re-enactments are guided tours round out and intriguing holiday experience.

Ranchland and Prairies Fly Drive Holiday includes:

  • Return UK flights
  • Coach transfer from Calgary Airport to downtown hotel
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Intermediate Car Hire
  • Full Board basis at La Reata Ranch
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Day 1 - Arrive in Calgary

Arrive Calgary International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure for perhaps visiting Heritage Park, the Calgary Tower or one of the many other attractions the city has to offer. Overnight in Calgary

Featured accommodation

Sandman Hotel Calgary

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Day 2 - Calgary to Drumheller (135 KM)

Leaving the city and heading east, you pass through the outer reaches of Calgary’s expansive communities and bass into the Badlands – an arid, rocky region displaying the geological and paleontological history of the last 200 million years. This area is one of the largest, accessible dinosaur fields in the world, producing thousands of fossils with new discoveries every year. You may like to independently visit the Royal Tyrell Museum that tells the story of the ancient animals that roamed the lands eons ago. Overnight in Drumheller.

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Travelodge by Wyndham Drumheller AB

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Day 3 - Drumheller to Kyle/La Reata Ranch (393 KM)

Today we journey across Alberta over the provincial border into Saskatchewan – the Bread Basket of Canada. Although famous for its near-endless wheat fields, the province is home to a diverse environment of rolling plains, northern forests and waterways. Arriving at La Reata ranch, the next two days are yours to explore this beautiful landscape on horseback during the day, and spend the evenings living the social life of a Canadian cowboy. Overnight at La Reata Ranch. All meals included.

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La Reata Ranch

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Day 4 - La Reata Ranch

A second day to spend on horseback with your knowledgeable guides as they reveal the natural wonders, the history of the land, and the stories of its ancient and modern peoples. The ranch offers guests the opportunity to see how cowboys lived and worked at the ranches, and how a modern ranch has adapted to today’s reality. Overnight at La Reata Ranch. All meals included.

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La Reata Ranch

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Day 5 - Kyle to Regina (311 KM)

The journey today leads further into the heart of the province past numerous shallow lakes, grasslands and horizon-filling Big Sky. Arriving in Moose Jaw, you find yourself in what used to be one of the only two main settlements in the province during its formative years. As a result, the cultures of the immigrants that came to the prairies over the last century have left their mark on the buildings and architecture of this small but intriguing town. Explore the Asian influences of the area with a historical tour and re-enactment in the tunnels below the town streets. Afterwards, tour the Heritage Centre of the world-famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Afterwards, continue onto Regina for the evening. Overnight in Regina.

Featured accommodation

Sandman Hotel & Suites Regina

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Day 6 - Regina to Waskesiu Lake

Driving northward, the road leads through Saskatoon – once a meeting place and formative centre for popular rock and folk music in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Continuing north, the landscape turns more rugged and the forest begin to expand over the horizon as you arrive at Elk Ridge Resort. Overnight at Elk Ridge Resort.

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Elk Ridge Resort

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Day 7 - Elk Ridge Resort

A luxury resort furnished with every amenity today is the perfect day to relax and rejuvenate in the plush surroundings of the property. Fine dining, executive golfing and spa services create an idyllic retreat experience (meals and services at an additional cost). Overnight at Elk Ridge Resort.

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Elk Ridge Resort

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Day 8 - Waskesiu Lake to Lloydminster (393 KM)

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Day 9 - Lloydminster to Edmonton (250KM)

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Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel

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Day 10 - Edmonton to Jasper

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Chateau Jasper

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Day 11 - Jasper

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Chateau Jasper

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Day 12 - Jasper to Banff (288 KM)

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Banff Ptarmigan Inn

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Day 13 - Banff

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Banff Ptarmigan Inn

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Day 14 - Banff to Calgary / End of Tour (125 KM)

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