Tour Packages - Sample Itinerary
Everyone likes to travel their own way, we recognize this. With 15 years experience running tours in the Rockies, we at SunDog strive to provide you with that unique vacation experience that will last a lifetime. Below are some ideas to get you started on your dream vacation in the Rockies.
WELCOME TO THE WEST. (for those arriving at Edmonton International)
Begin your Western Canadian getaway in historical Edmonton,
the Capital City of Alberta. Arrive in Edmonton at whatever
time works for you and be met for your private transfer to
the Fantasyland Hotel in the World Famous West Edmonton Mall.
1 night stay in Edmonton Hotel
Today, before you begin your trek to the mountains, you
will have the day to explore the West Edmonton Mall, one of
the largest shopping and entertainment complexes on the face
of Planet Earth. With our Shoppers Pass full of savings and
specials in hand, the many attractions of this world class
facility will be at your disposal. After a day in the mall,
you will be met once again to begin your journey to the mountains.
Sit in unhurried comfort and watch out the window as the forests
of the prairies give way to the rolling terrain of the foothills
and finally, the Majestic Canadian Rockies. Welcome to Jasper
*(Bag storage with Fantasyland Hotel's Bell Desk complimentary)
Bus departs for Jasper from the Fantasyland Hotel at 4:15pm,
arriving at your hotel by 8:15pm. The evening is at your leisure.
2 nights Jasper Hotel
JASPER, A SENSE OF ADVENTURE
Today belongs to you. And like the men of the trade who first
forged their way into these mountains, you'll want to bring
your sense of adventure. On this day, if you wish, choose
2 activities at no additional cost that best fit into your
Perhaps you'd like to start your day with a trip up the Maligne
Valley, (there is an additional cost option to cruise to Spirit
Island but it comes highly recommended) considered by many
to be the Crown Jewel of Jasper National Park, after which
you can see the landscape through the eyes of the Fur Traders
themselves by taking a historical ride down the Athabasca,
Alberta's longest river and one of the most important of the
fur trade highways.
Or perhaps you'd like a birds eye view of all that surrounds
you. With a flight on the Jasper Tramway high up into the
alpine zone of the Trident Range, you will experience a view
that is generally reserved for the heartiest of individuals
and the eagles themselves.
Or you could finish your days adventure with and evening
Wildlife Safari. The opportunity to see some of Mother Nature's
most incredible creatures is the opportunity to get in touch
with a part of us most have long since forgotten, an opportunity
to recconnect with Nature herself.
In the evening take a stroll through this quaint mountain
town and experience Jasper's hospitality at your own leisure.
2nd of 2 nights in Jasper Hotel
From Jasper you will adventure a full day south to Banff
along the Icefields Parkway, long considered one of the planets
greatest drives. Our small personalized tour will ensure that
the trip to Canada's 1st National Park will leave you feeling
like you are one of the first to ever have this experience.
The mountain corridors that this road winds along will bring
you closer to Nature's awe inspiring power than most could
ever dream of. From roaring waterfalls an arms length away
to stepping foot on ancient ice of the the Athabasca Glacier,
this day is filled with sights and experiences that could
fill the memories of many a lifetime. Coming off the south
end of the Icefields Parkway you'll be greeted by the vision
that is Lake Louise, one of Canada's most well known images.
The view of the Victoria Glacier reflecting in Louise's lake
has been beheld by Kings, Queens, Hollywood Starlets and today,
more importantly, you.
From Louise it is a short distance further until you arrive
in the town of Banff, your home for the next two incredible
nights. This evening, relax in your hotel or enjoy the town
of Banff at your leisure.
2 nights Banff Hotel
*(Columbia Icefield Snowcoach additional cost option trips
available by request. Also highly recommended.)
BANFF... NOT BAD FOR A RAILWAY SIDING
What was originally a railway siding became Canada's 1st
National Park and now Banff is one of the World's most famous
destinations. This day, like your free day in Jasper, is yours
to do with what you wish. Whether you'd simply like to wander
the little Metropolis in the wilderness or get out and into
the Park proper is up to you.
Here again you'll have the option to choose 2 activities
at no extra cost all designed to fulfill your sense of adventure.
Our 3 hour Discover Banff Tour will give you a wonderful overview
of this incredible World Heritage Site whilst a one hour Horseback
ride will give you a heritage experience that harkens back
to the days of pioneering guides like Tom Wilson, Jimmy Simpson
and Wild Bill Peyto. If you'd prefer two wheels to four legs,
a three hour bike rental can give you a lot of Banff at the
speed of your choice. Maybe you'd like to get some of that
elevation or water you might not have experienced in Jasper.
A trip up Sulphur Mountain on the Gondola coupled with a Boat
Cruise on Lake Minnewanka offer those very same opportunities
here in Banff National Park.
As evening approaches you'll want to start thinking about
dinner and a drink. If you have any gas left in the tank,
a wander about the town will provide many options for an evenings
2 of 2 nights Banff
ANOTHER TRIP BEGINS
As another day dawns so does another adventure. It can start
with a transfer to the Banff Train Station for your two day
passage to Vancouver on board Rocky Mountaineer's "First passage
to the West" or transfer to Calgary International for a flight
to Vancouver where you will be met and taken to your hotel.
Enjoy an evening to yourself in Vancouver, long considered
one of the best cities on Earth!
If you have to head home, to you we say so long and know that
when the time comes, SunDogwill be here and the Rockies will be waiting for your return.
2 nights Vancouver Hotel
(For those arriving from Calgary or by train heading north,
your itinerary with SunDog begins here and works its way from day 6 to Day 1)
CITY BY THE SEA
Waking up on Canada's West Coast after coming in from the
East leaves you feeling like you've finally made it! You have
followed the Sun all the way to the Sea! It's a pioneering
To get yourself acquainted with Vancouver we'll send you
out on a morning city tour and then we suggest you use the
afternoon and evening to enjoy this beautiful seaside city
and all of it's delights.
At the end of a day well spent in Vancouver, it isn't hard
to grasp why it's constantly referred to as one of the planets
most liveable cities.
2 of 2 nights Vancouver Hotel.
If the time has come to head home, let us start by thanking you for visiting Western Canada and wishing you a speedy and safe return as we transfer you to the Vancouver International Airport.
Other options here can include extended West Coast Tours such as an Alaskan Cruise. Please contact the Travel Experts at SunDog Tours for more information and rates.
Thanks once again for taking a trip along the SunDog Trail!