Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies 2023 - Small Group
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What do you get when you combine ancient glaciers, a legendary icefield, and all the wonders beneath the snow-capped Canadian peaks? One of the coolest vacations there is! This nine-day tour through the Canadian Rockies and Montana’s Glacier National Park is an adventure filled with wild history, wild scenery, wildlife, and wild rides. Aboard a famous vintage Red Jammer, a massive ice explorer, a glass-walled boat (and even a flightseeing helicopter should you choose) you’ll relish the best views of big skies, bighorn sheep, and even bigger bears. From rugged gold rush territory to the sparkling turquoise waters of Banff and Jasper National Parks, there are so many gems to sink your teeth into on this Canadian Rockies vacation. We suggest starting with a tender filet of Alberta beef and a heavenly slice of homemade huckleberry pie.
Alberta , Banff , Calgary , Columbia Icefield , Fort Steele , Glacier National Park , Jasper , Kootenay National Park , Lake Louise , Maligne Lake , Waterton Lakes National Park , Whitefish, MT
ARRIVE IN CALGARY, ALBERTAWelcome to Calgary! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.
CALGARY–HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP–WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARKNative Traditions Before departing Calgary, enjoy an orientation tour of the city’s highlights. Travel south along the Macleod Trail. Tour Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a local First Nation’s guide. Then, on to scenic Waterton Lakes National Park with a photo stop at Cameron Falls. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Discover the longtime relationship between Native people and the vast herds of American Bison that roamed the plains of southwest Alberta. See the remains of marked trails and an aboriginal camp, and an ancient burial mound where vast quantities of buffalo (American Bison) skeletons can still be found at Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump - evidence of a custom used by aboriginal peoples of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years. Using their excellent knowledge of the topography and of buffalo behavior, the Plains people skillfully chased the Bison over a precipice to quickly kill their main source of sustenance, clothing, and products.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK–GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA–GOING-TO-THE-SUN ROAD–WHITEFISH, MONTANAPeak Perfection Enter Montana through Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and behold the awesome snow-capped peaks of Glacier National Park. Take a scenic ride on the Red Jammer Bus on spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road. Before arriving at your resort, enjoy a made-from-scratch piece of [LF] huckleberry pie or ice cream tasting. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTEPIC RIDE A highlight of your visit to Glacier National Park awaits you as you board the famous vintage Red Jammer bus that will take you along one of North America’s most spectacular highways: Going-to-the-Sun Road. After crossing the 6,664-foot-high Logan Pass, you’ll enter a geographical wonderland of alpine scenery where jagged mountain peaks dominate the landscape.
WHITEFISH–FORT STEELE, BRITISH COLUMBIA–KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK–BANFF, ALBERTALife in the Wild West Re-enter Canada this morning, with a stop in British Columbia before crossing into Alberta. Visit the restored town of Fort Steele, where fortunes were made during the Kootenay Gold Rush. Next, drive through the steep red cliffs of Sinclair Canyon and Kootenay National Park before entering Banff National Park, the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The evening is free to enjoy the village’s shops, galleries, and restaurants. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTLEGENDARY LIVES History comes to life with a visit to Fort Steele Heritage Town, with origins traced back to the small settlement of Galbraith Ferry born during the 1864 Kootenay Gold Rush. Today, over 60 restored or reconstructed homes and buildings are waiting to take visitors back to yesteryear. Visit with townsfolk, blacksmith, leather worker, tinsmith, and heritage animals for a glimpse into the past costumed residents reenacting street duels and the old traditions of life in a frontier town.
BANFF NATIONAL PARKBreathtaking Banff This morning, sightseeing includes a stop at beautiful Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. You may choose to join an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for unsurpassed views of the Rockies. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT Get ready for a spectacular adventure to explore the beauty of Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes in Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park. This awe-inspiring natural wonder, where soaring peaks and sapphire lakes meet the heavens for a breathtaking experience like no other on Earth!
BANFF–LAKE LOUISE–JASPERRocky Mountain Majesty Follow breathtaking Icefields Parkway today and head for Jasper National Park. One highlight of your vacation: a visit to famous Lake Louise. Then, climb to Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses. There’s time this afternoon for an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDER Lake Louise is world famous for its turquoise lake in the setting of Victoria Glacier, with a soaring mountain backdrop, palatial Fairmont Chateau hotel, and jaw-dropping sights in the Canadian Rockies. The spectacular beauty of Lake Louise is a rare treasure that must be seen to be believed!
JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKESpectacular Jasper The morning is at leisure. Optional activities include hiking, canoeing, and strolling the streets of Jasper. Later, journey to Maligne Lake for a [LF] narrated cruise of the glacial lake and Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy a lakeside dinner with incredible views and local fare including famous Alberta beef. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS Spanning nearly 4,250 square miles of spectacular natural beauty, Jasper is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Its vast wilderness, majestic peaks, abundant wildlife, and breathtaking panoramic sights lie below an incredible Dark Sky to thrill stargazers as well. A cruise to Spirit Island on the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake is a spectacular sight to behold as one of the most photographed locations in the world for its jaw-dropping beauty.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–CALGARYCampfire Stories This morning, visit Athabasca Falls and then retrace the route south along Icefields Parkway. Stop at the Columbia Icefield for a memorable ride aboard an Ice Explorer. Continue to Calgary, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Over dessert, be entertained by a local [LF] cowboy poet who will bring the region’s Western heritage to life through stories and songs—a perfect ending to your vacation. (B,D)LOCAL FAVORITE CULTURAL GEM Follow the songs of the prairie back to the days of the Wild West with an exclusive experience included with your farewell dinner in Calgary. Feel the nostalgic folklore and romance of ranching and roping with cowboy poet’s stories and songs that paint a portrait of the cowhands’ home on the range.
Meals: Breakfast Dinner
CALGARYHappy trails until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Visiting and participating in activities in this region may be subject to favorable weather conditions.
The visit to Logan Pass, in Glacier National Park, is normally possible from mid-June to mid- September. If unable to travel to Logan Pass, alternative sightseeing by Red Jammer bus will be done.
Breakfast daily, 3 dinners
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Globus will conduct tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start and peace of mind throughout the journey. This includes proof of vaccination for all guests.BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE
There may be times on tour or on the motorcoach when social distancing is required. We will take care in assuring any local guidelines are followed in a safe and comfortable way for our guests. For any cases where masks are required due to local guidelines, we ask that guests bring their own approved N95 (FFP2) masks for their own comfort and safety. Our wireless listening technology enables safe distances between our guests and other travelers during excursions.FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH
To ensure a healthy environment for each of our guests and our team, our Tour Directors, Local Hosts, and motorcoach drivers are fully vaccinated, and Globus is also requiring that all travelers are fully vaccinated before joining the trips. Additionally, regular guest checks are conducted, and, when required by local guidelines, masks will be worn by our guests and by our team when accompanying guests. In all other cases, masks are optional for guests.TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS
Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.COMMITMENT TO CLEAN
As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH
Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.
Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.
Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.
209-4th Avenue S.E.
Calgary AB, Canada
111 Waterton Avenue
Waterton Lakes Park AB, Canada
2 Fairway Drive
Whitefish MT, United States
138 Banff Avenue
Banff AB, Canada
200 Connaught Drive
Jasper AB, Canada
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Excellent tour guide (Neela) and driver (Genesis). Small group option for this trip was perfect. Globus' tour included activities not a part of other comparable tour companies with similar tours.
The trip was well organized and the staff very professional.
Lynda Brown was the best tour guide imaginable with a wealth of info and excellent people skills. She managed to be firm when necessary to get cooperation. Best organizational skills we've seen stateside or internationally.
Great experience. I would like to travel with you in future. I am very happy with our tour manager. She helped me lots during the tour. Our driver was also very caring and cheerful in nature.
Great trip. Locations were beautiful. Travel director & driver did a wonderful job.
The Globus team was exceptional The tour director, Alma made the trip. She was extremely knowledgeable and the information she provided was so interesting. She had a great sense of humor and shared some great stories with us. Gerard was a great driver who was very safe and would stop for wildlife viewing. We saw everything I wanted to see and were with a great group of people.
The Great Resorts of the Rockies Tour was amazing. The Globus tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and personable. He shared the history of the Canadian Rockies as well as information about the wildlife, trees, and plants in the area. The scenery was breathtaking. The resorts were beautiful. The staff at each hotel were friendly and welcoming. We are very happy we chose this tour.
The trip was as expected. We had rain almost every day but our tour guide was able to still show us all the sites and more.
The trip overall met all my expectations
This was our third Globus trip and were thoroughly satisfied.
We saw a great deal of beauty and sites. The tour guide was excellent. Did a few "additional" sites not expected. We missed Lake Louise on the first attempt...bad fog...but our tour guide got us back another day...it was beautiful this attempt. We had great accommodations. The group we traveled with were all very positive and fun too.
What the travel brochure could not describe was the fact that so many other tour buses would be making the same stops at the same time as our bus. So, a new bus, great guide and driver, but when almost 100 hungry people exit two buses at these isolated stops for lunch and washroom, it becomes less about the bus and guide and more about the chaos.
Globus does a very good tour . Thorough and professional.
This tour exceeded my expectations, Beautiful scenery, sights, & animal sightings. The tour director was not only professional & informative but entertaining & funny as was the driver. Some of the accommodations were worn, but these were mostly in national parks & expected where there were very limited hotels, however they were always neat & clean. All meals paid for by the tour were very good. Awesome trip!
This was only our second escorted bus tour and found it to be at least equal if not better than last year's tour. The tour guides were the very best - funny, so knowledgeable about any area we passed or visited and very caring.
This was an amazing trip! Sites were remarkable. Tour director was knowledgeable and very informative. Driver very friendly.
The trip was great; the guide was very good, and the driver was very good also. We saw some wondrous sites of creation in mountains, lakes and wild animals.
Loved the trip. Scenery was gorgeous.
Knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humor. He added a great deal to the success of the tour.
Our tour of the Canadian Rockies and Glacier was wonderful. If you have not been there, you should at least go on this tour. The Canadian Rockies are spectacular.
We chose this trip because it went to Glacier, in Montana. We were a bit disappointed. The Columbia ice field was better and so was Lake Louise. This was our 3rd trip with Globus. Our Tour Leader was Kaycy. Our driver was John. Both were GREAT.
The whole focus of the tour director was to make this trip profitable for each passenger. We have gone on 7 Globus trips and we just returned from the 9 day Glacier National Park & the Canadian Rockies (CS) trip.
This Canadian Rockies Tour by Globus far exceeded any and all expectations we had for the trip. Our tour director was astounding in both her knowledge and love for her country. Seeing Canad through her eyes made the trip even more special.
Francis was such a big help with all my questions. I'm sure I was a pain at times but he handled it well.
Patti and I had a great time on our trip. The optional trip in Jasper National trip was a high point. I have never seen so many waterfalls in one place. We did an extra day in Calgary at the beginning. We walked 13 miles around Calgary....what a beautiful city! Glad we did that. The first hotel in Calgary did not clean our room. We called to have it cleaned...did not happen. Patti's credit card did not initially work, so our tour director put her charge on my card....without asking me, He should not have done that and we had him take it off and try Patti's again. The tour literature said there would be WiFi on the bus. We did not. It is understandable considering where we were, but don't say there will be WiFi when there isn't.
Have booked five trips through Affordable Tours with Globus. Brilliant tours and all met or exceeded my expectations. The service I get is superb and reflects very well on the staff of Affordable Tours. Top notch!
Our group of 8 ladies enjoyed this trip so much! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and did so much to make sure we saw everything that was promised. The weather was bad on the day of our glacier excursion that it was cancelled but he stopped there again on our way back to Calgary to make sure we did not miss it!
Globus tour director was exceptional. Had to work alternative hotel and sightseeing at last minute due to forest fires in Waterton. Lovely scenery in the Canadian rockies, and hit all the highlights.
Everything that was described was what we experienced. Again no surprises.
Our tour guide was very knowledge about the area. We completed everything on the itinerary. It was a delightful trip. Thanks!
Food for vegetarians did not have any choice.
Globus did an excellent job.
The hotels and rooms were better than I expected. All breakfasts (buffets) and 3 dinners provided were really very good. I'm not a fan of tour buses, but the bus provided was always kept clean and neat. Both the tour guide and bus driver were excellent in providing services as needed and helped when there were problems or questions.
We have used Affordable Tours on 3 occasions and have been very please with them.
I traveled with my two sisters and we enjoyed our trip to the Montana glacier and the Canadian Rockies. Accommodations and included meals were as expected, very good. However the tour bus was no better than a Cosmos Tour bus. I enjoyed very much the optional tours. Our driver and tour director were both excellent. Looking towards another Globus tour.
Great tour and our tour director was the best ever!
The tour guide was not competent. She was constantly stressed and displayed that to us. She did not give us information on the geography or history of places visited. On my 4 previous Globus tours, I received a great deal of information about the areas visited. This is a major reason for choosing a tour rather than going alone. At one hotel, The Jasper Park Lodge, we were placed into substandard rooms. She knew this and did nothing to assure that her passengers got the best of treatment. Her information or instructions about anything we were doing was always unclear. I doubt that I will ever choose a Globus tour again.
Actually the Globas package was outstanding. We were extremely satisfied and would choose them again.
great host and guide. The food and accommodations exceeded our expectations.
The Globus trip Glacier National Park& the Canadian Rockies 2015 (CS5) was a fantastic trip. This trip has beautiful scenery one day after another. We enjoyed this trip so much we may take it again in the future.
There was a fire in Glacier National Park that caused us to change a few things. We were only allowed to take half of the Red Jammer tour . That was the only disappointing part of the trip. We really enjoyed the canyon walk (optional tour). The Columbia Icefield walk was the highlight of the trip.
Globus is reducing normal tour items included, such as dinners. Seems like less sightseeing is included, and more optional and expensive trips are added. The cutting of corners is not appreciated.
We usually have great trips with Globus! This trip was no exception!
the only negative comment i would have is that the o canada optional excursion is terrible...that is one offered in banff....not worth the $ ...food was terrible....show was ok but slow
My thoughts are for Globus to advertise this as a 7 or 71/2 day tour and not a 9 day as it is truly being misrepresented as 9 days. Also the tour director I had left much to be desired. Barely adequate, nothing ever said about tip or no tip to people that did side trips or scheduled on tour trips or suggested amounts or even if the tour company had the tips covered or not on the scheduled trips. To overlook this, the trip was great.
Our tour coordinator was very helpful and prompt in responding to any questions or concerns we had about our trip. Everything met our expectations and more.
Our trip was wonderful. Our Tour guide was exceptional. She was cheerful, informative, and interesting. She did several things above and beyond. I would love to take another trip with her again.
The trip itself was better than I could have ever imagined. Every day was more exciting and beautiful than the previous day. The group was great--so was the food and the accommodations. Our Group Leader, was AWESOME AND OUTSTANDING.
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The trip was great. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the area we covered, and the driver of the coach was super. All the stops were great.