US & Canadian National Parks
Explore 6 Beautiful National Parks with Exquisite Mountain Lakes and Thundering Falls

August 9-17, 2014
9 days 8 nights   


Breathtaking scenery awaits you as you travel through the northwest visiting six National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier (Canada), Banff, Kootenay, Waterton Lakes and Glacier (Montana).

Travel north from Spokane along the Columbia River crossing the Selkirk Mountains into British Columbia where you'll take in Mount Revelstoke Park, Glacier National Park and Kicking Horse Canyon on your way into Banff. Tour mountains and lakes including massive Takakkaw Falls and turquoise Lake Louise. From Banff travel deep into the Canadian Rockies surrounded by fabulous sights and learning about the settling of this remote region of Canada.

Continue into Glacier National Park, Montana. Bring your binoculars to sight bison, bears and other wildlife. Continue through monumental scenery to Wallace, Idaho for sightseeing before returning to Spokane.


Read our blog post "North West Scenic Adventure."

Read our blog post "Scenic Splendor"

     

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Incredible Scenery Every Day!
  • See more of the Rockies than on any other tour because we travel north and south along the mountains, not just east and west
  • Spokane mansion and winery tour
  • Visit 6 National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier (Canada), Banff, Kootenay, Waterton Lakes and Glacier (Montana)
  • Upper Arrow Lakes Galena Bay Ferry Ride
  • Ride the Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola
    with lunch at the top
  • Free time to explore Banff, AB
  • Elegant Dinner at Famous Banff Springs Hotel
  • Visit Moraine Lake, Chateau Lake Louise (with lunch), Emerald Lake, and Takakkaw Falls
  • Thermal baths at Radium Hot Springs
  • Ft. Steele Heritage Town
  • Coure d'Alene
  • Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump
  • Cameron Falls
  • Scenic Cruise of Swift-Current and St. Josephine Lakes
  • Red Roll-Top Touring Car ride over Logan Pass on the “Going-to-the-Sun” highway
  • Visit the Ornate Mission Church at St. Ignatius
  • Free time in Wallace, Idaho for sightseeing
  • Spokane City Tour, including Manitou Gardens, Centennial Park, the Bowl and Pitcher, Swinging Bridge over Spokane River

TRIPS INCLUDES
  • Round trip commercial airfare from Indianapolis
  • Home pick-up & return Indy metro area
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation by luxury coach
  • 9 nights accommodations
  • Baggage handling
  • 14 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Attractions highlighted in itinerary
  • All taxes and gratuities except tour manager and driver
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Operated by an Interlude Travel Partner
  • Passport Required

 
PRICING DETAILS (Cost per Person)*
Double $3,039
Single $3,899
Deposit $350 per person
Balance Due May 10, 2104
Travel Insurance: Call for quote
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; included air fare estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.

SAVE $100: Book before April 1st

TRAVEL ITINERARY

Day 1: Indianapolis, IN / Spokane, WA
Arrive in Spokane to tour a beautiful riverfront mansion & winery. Dinner tonight is a treat at a well-known local restaurant. Red Lion Spokane, Spokane, WA (D)

Day 2: Spokane, WA / Catlegar, BC / Reverstoke, BC
Travel north along the Columbia River. Cross the Selkirk Mountains into British Columbia, lunch in Castlegar, before heading into the rugged wilderness of Valhalla Provincial Park. Drive along Upper Arrow Lake, ferry through Galena Bay, and continue on to Revelstoke, BC located at the entrance of Mt. Revelstoke Park. Regent Inn, Revelstoke, BC (B)

Day 3: Revelstoke, BC / Glacier NP, BC / Banff, AB / Sulphur Mountain Gondola
See Canada’s spectacular Glacier National Park on your way to Golden, BC. Drive over Kicking Horse Pass and into Banff, Alberta. This afternoon, take the Sulphur Mountain Gondola high above Banff for a spectacular view of the Bow Valley. Enjoy a free afternoon prior to an elegant dinner at the famous Banff Springs Hotel. Rundlestone Lodge, Banff, AB (B, D)

Day 4: Banff, AB / Alpine & Lakes Tour
Enjoy a full-day tour of the mountain and lakes. Sights include Castle Mountain, Emerald Lake, the Chasm, and massive Takaka Falls. Spend time at famous Spiral Tunnels before making your way to Chateau Lake Louise. Here, feast on their buffet lunch, viewing the Victoria Glacier spilling into turquoise-blue Lake Louise. Following lunch, visit Lake Moraine (Valley of the Ten Peaks) with stops along scenic Icefields Parkway. Rundlestone Lodge, Banff, AB (B, L)

Day 5: Banff, AB / Radium Hot Springs / Fort Steele Heritage Town / Fernie, BC
Drive through scenic Kootenay National Park to Radium Hot Springs. Relax here for the morning in the hot thermal waters. Continue south past the source of the Columbia River. Stop at Fort Steel’s Heritage Town, where you’ll learn about the settling of this remote region. Your destination is the ski resort town of Fernie, BC, deep in the Canadian Rockies. Fernie Mountain Lodge, Fernie, BC (B, D)

Day 6: Fernie, BC / Waterton Lakes NP, BC / Cameron Falls / Glacier NP, MT
Today, travel to Waterton Lakes National Park. Visit “Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump” where you’ll learn about the First Nation people and the bison herds. Arrive in the town of Waterton Lakes for lunch, and visit Cameron Falls. Make your way back into the United States and enter Glacier National Park, where you’ll spend the rest of your day at Many Glacier Lodge. Holiday Inn Express, Browning (B, D)

Day 7: Glacier NP, MT / Two Medicine Lake / Twin Falls / East Glacier / Whitefish, MT
This morning enjoy time at the Many Glacier Lodge, explore the scenic areas nearby. Then, enjoy a scenic cruise of nearby Swiftcurrent and St. Josephine lakes as you watch for deer, moose, bear, sheep, and goats in the wilderness. Following your cruise, you'll travel to Rising Sun to board your red roll-top touring cars for a spectacular ride over Logan Pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Highway. Later, board your motorcoach for the drive on to Whitefish. Rocky Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, MT (B)

Day 8: Whitefish, MT / St. Ignatius / Wallace, ID / Rider Ranch / Spokane, WA
Drive along the western shores of Flathead Lake for a stop at St. Ignatius to see the ornate church. In Wallace, Idaho, you’ll have free time for lunch and sightseeing. Be sure to check out the Bordello Museum, the Silverado Silver Mine or the Train Museum. Tonight, gather for your Farewell Dinner and reminisce with new friends. Red Lion Spokane, Spokane, WA (B, D)

Day 9: Spokane, WA / Indianapolis, IN
Following breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Spokane, including Manitou Gardens, Centennial Park, the Bowl, Pitcher Swinging Bridge over Spokane River, and the beautiful homes overlooking Spokane. Arrive at the airport for your return flight. (B)


Cancellation policy: if insurance is not purchased, cancellation charges are: 91 days and earlier: full refund; 90-65 days before departure: $350 plus the cost of any non-refundable airline tickets; 64 and less days prior to departure: no refund. A valid passport or pass card is required with expiration greater than 6 months from return date.
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