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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) on this US & Canadian National Parks guided vacation.
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 and the end of your US-Canadian National Parks Guided Vacation.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
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|Vacation Pace||Active Pace|
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1: Fly to Spokane, WA
Arrive in Spokane and transfer to your hotel to begin your US-Canadian National Parks Guided Vacation. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant. Centennial Hotel, Spokane (D)
Day 2: Spokane to Revelstoke
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, then ferry across to Galena Bay and into Revelstoke, BC, located at the entrance of Mt. Revelstoke Park. Regent Inn, Revelstoke, BC (B)
Day 3: Glacier National Park / Banff
See Canada’s spectacular Glacier National Park on your way to Golden, BC. Drive over Kicking Horse Pass where we see the Natural Bridge, Emerald Lake, Takkakaw Falls, and the Spiral Tunnels. Next, make your way to Banff, Alberta, located in Banff National Park (altitude 4,800′). This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Rundlestone Lodge, Banff, AB (B,D)
Day 4: Banff Alpine & Lakes Tour
Enjoy a full day tour of Banff and Yoho National Parks, starting with a ride on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for a stunning view of the Bow Valley and town of Banff. Then drive to the Valley of the Ten Peaks and Lake Moraine, followed by an elegant buffet lunch at Chateau Lake Louise (altitude 5,500′). Next, drive north on the Icefields Parkway to see glacially-carved Peyto Lake and Bow Lake. Dinner on your own in Banff. Rundlestone Lodge, Banff, AB (B,L)
Day 5: Banff / Radium / Fernie
Departing Banff, enjoy the geologic wonder of Johnson Canyon with its lush surroundings, rushing stream and seven waterfalls. Then you’ll drive through Kootenay National Park past Radium Hot Springs and into the Columbia River Valley. You’ll see where the headwaters of the Columbia bubble out of the ground at Canal Flats, forming Lake Columbia. Drive along the fast-flowing Elk River into Switzerland-like Fernie, British Columbia for an included dinner and overnight. Fernie Mountain Lodge, Fernie, BC (B,D)
Day 6: Waterton & Glacier Parks
Today, travel to Waterton Lakes Nat’l Park. Visit “Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump” where you’ll learn about the First Nation people and the bison herds. Then, a view of Cameron Falls & the Prince of Wales hotel, overlooking Waterton Lake. Then on to Glacier National Park (altitude 6,700′). Glacier Park Lodge, Glacier Park, MT (B,D)
Day 7: Glacier to Kalispell, MT
This morning enjoy time exploring the scenic areas of Glacier National Park. Take a scenic lake cruise and watch for deer, moose, bear, big horn sheep and mountain goats in the wilderness. Then a tour highlight: your spectacular drive over the continental divide at Logan Pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Highway aboard vintage red roll-top touring cars. Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, MT (B)
Day 8: Whitefish to Spokane
Drive along the western shores of Flathead Lake for a stop at St. Ignatius to see the ornate church. In Wallace, Idaho, you’ll tour the working Silverado Silver Mine, visit the Bordello Museum, and have free time for shopping and lunch on your own. Tonight, gather for your Farewell Dinner and reminisce with new friends. Centennial Hotel, Spokane (B,D)
Day 9: Spokane Tour / Fly Home
Enjoy a city tour with Manito Gardens, Riverfront Park, and Pitcher Swinging Bridge over the Spokane River. Arrive at the airport for your return flight home. (B)
Note: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude.