Banff, Edmonton & Jasper – Excursions & Sightseeing

Banff

Rockies Discovery & Glacier Adventure – Glacier Skywalk from Banff to Jasper (One-way). (CODGLBJ). Travel the Icefields Parkway through the natural splendour of Jasper and Banff national parks. Glistening glaciers, cascading waterfalls, emerald lakes, pristine rivers and alpine meadows do this awe-inspiring mountain wilderness.  The breath-taking panorama of snow-capped peaks and endless mountain ridges occasionally opens up to afford a spectacular view of the deep valleys stretching to a distant horizon.  The tour stops at the Columbia Icefield where you will venture onto the massive Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer.  Other brief sightseeing stops include an opportunity to photograph the turquoise waters of picturesque Lake Louise.  Ice Explorer, Glacier Adventure and lunch are included.  Visitors will take a shuttle from the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre 6.5 km to the Glacier SkyWalk.  The glass-floored platform extends 30m out over the Sunwapta Canyon.  Visitors can also enjoy the interpretive stations along the 500m long Discovery Trail that leads to and from the viewpoint.   Operates daily 01 May-14 Oct 2017 at 08.30.   Duration approx. 9.5 hours one-way. Prices £139 per adult / £72.00 per child (6-15 years)

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Moraine Lake

Explore Banff including Sulphur Mountain Gondola (SSYBAG) Take a guided bus tour through the towering mountains of Rundle, Tunnel Cascade and Norquay while learning about the natural attractions of the wind-shaped hoodoos.  Surprise Corner along the Tunnel Mountain Drive delivers a breathtaking view of the valley. Experience an 8-minute gentle ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountainin a four-person, fully enclosed gondola.  A spectacular view and picture-taking opportunity await you at the top of this 360 degree panoramic vantage of Bow Valley. Learn all about how these majestic mountains have shaped this unique community.  Operates daily 01 May-18 Oct 2017. Duration approx. 4.5 hours.  Prices £70 per adult / £31 per child (6-12 years).

Mountains Lakes & Waterfalls (SSBAML).  Discover the beauty of Banff and Yoho National Parks and other landmarks.  Enjoy hiking or simply appreciate the spectacular mountain scenery.  Your first stop is at Johnston Canyon where you will have sufficient time to take a short nature walk to the lower falls.  Continue to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, often referred to as the ‘Jewel Of The Rockies’ Cross the Great Divide, enter Yoho National Park and visit Takakkaw Falls and Kicking Horse Pass. Tour includes lunch.   Operates daily 01 May-18 Oct 2017.  Duration approx. 9.5 hours.  Prices £85 per adult / £44 per child (6-15 years).

Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride (BNFGOND).  A breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty.  Enjoy the interpretative hiking trails that lead along the ridge of the mountain.  After an invigorating hike why not enjoy one of the two excellent restaurants at the summit.  Operates 01 May-31 Dec 2017.   Prices £31 per adult / £17 per child (6-15 years).

Two grizzly bears fighting in the wild
Copyright – Bob Burns

Discover Grizzly Bears (DGRIZ).  This guided sightseeing tour highlights some of the top attractions of the Canadian Rockies, all within a short driving distance from Banff.  Visit a grizzly bear refuge and watch the delightful antics of “Boo” the bear as he romps through this important natural habitat.  Other stops along the tour route include Lake Louise, the Spiral Tunnels and Takakkaw Falls, Canada’s second highest waterfall.  At Kicking Horse Mountain a gondola takes you to the top of the Purcell Mountains where you’ll be treated to a delicious mountain top lunch at Canada’s highest restaurant.  Operates daily 01 June-30 Sep 2017.  Duration approx. 10 hours.  Prices £99 per adult / £52 per child (6-12 years).

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Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier

Icefields Parkway Tour (DGLAC Roundtrip).  Prepare yourself for the experience of the Columbia Icefield!.  Covering an expanse of 325 sq.km and reaching depths of up to 320m, this impressive icefield forms one of the largest masses of ice south of the Arctic Circle.  Your route along the scenic Icefields Parkway provides a spectacular view, and also includes a trip directly onto the Athabasca Glacier – which represents a substantial portion of the entire ice blanket – in a special Ice Explorer snocoach.  An alpine picnic lunch and Ice Explorer are included.  Operates 01 May-09 Oct 2017.  Duration approx. 10 hours.  Prices £106 per adult / £53 per child (6-15 years).

EdmontonSeasoned Solutions cooking class

Seasoned Solutions. Enjoy an exclusive cooking class in the loft home of Gall Hall – one of Canada’s leading culinarians and food activists.  Experience fresh cooking in a hands-on, full participation class under the guidance of a seasoned professional.  This is not a watch-to-learn experience.  You’ll actually be cooking with expert instruction, using the freshest ingredients available.  You’ll prepare a wonderful meal and then sit down to enjoy the food, paired with wine in the warm surroundings of a loft in the historic warehouse district of Edmonton.  Class sizes are limited to eight.  Details of classes can be provided by Just America upon request. Pre-booking essential.  Prices £182 per person (subject to confirmation).

Segway Adventure (SEGWA). Experience Edmonton in a whole new way!  Glide through North America’s largest urban parkland on this one-of-a-kind tour of the Edmonton River Valley.  After a short Segway training clinic you will ride at varying speeds along a route designed to provide you with maximum exposure to the beauty of this natural parkland. Prebooking essential.  Daily 01 May-30 Sep 2017. Duration 1 hour.  Min. age 14 years).  Prices £35 per person.

Fort Edmonton Park.  Join the costumed staff and live life as it was at the 1846 fort and Cree encampment, and on the streets of 1885, 1905 and the 1920’s.  There are activities for all ages including: ride the steam train and streetcar, learn homestead skills, ride a pony, the stagecoach or a horse-drawn wagon, take a spin on the carousel or Ferris wheel at the 1920’s midway.  Open daily 17 May- 28 September 2017.  Prices £18 per adult / £14 per child (2-17 years).  Prebooking not required.

Jasper

Nature Tour to Maligne Lake with Cruise or Walk (MLCRU-cruise/MLWLK-walk).  Embark on a tour of one of the most spectacular areas of a Jasper National Park.  The first stop is at Maligne Canyon where 10,000 years of erosion have created a 49-meter deep gorge.  Set off on a short walk to marvel at the Maligne River as it thunders through the canyon in a series of waterfalls.  From the canyon continue to the “mysteriously” disappearing Medicine Lake and then to Maligne Lake for a 90-minute interpretative boat cruise bound for the world-renowned – Spirit Island; bring your camera as this truly is a picture postcard setting.  After the boat cruise, relax and soak up the sights or enjoy a tasty treat at the Lake Chalet.  Alternatively, those who would prefer to go for a walk rather than take the cruise can enjoy a guided 75-minute walk along the shoreline trail of Maligne Lake.  Duration: approx.5 hours.  Daily departures between 01 June-15 October 2017.  Prices £69 per adult (inc. cruise) / £40 per child (2-12 years) inc. cruise.  Or £42 per adult (without cruise) / £22 per child (2-12 years).

Glacier Skywalk

Rockies Discovery & Glacier Adventure – Glacier Skywalk from Jasper to Banff (RDGAJB).  Travel the Icefields Parkway through the natural splendour of Jasper and Banff national parks.  Glistening glaciers, cascading waterfalls, emerald lakes, pristine rivers and alpine meadows do this awe-inspiring mountain wilderness.  The breath-taking panorama of snow-capped peaks and endless mountain ridges occasionally opens up to afford a spectacular view of the deep valleys stretching to a distant horizon.  The tour stops at the Columbia Icefield where you will venture onto the massive Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer.  Other brief sightseeing stops include an opportunity to photograph the turquoise waters of picturesque Lake Louise.  Ice Explorer, Glacier Adventure and lunch are included.  Visitors will take a shuttle from the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre 6.5 km to the Glacier SkyWalk.  The glass-floored platform extends 30m out over the Sunwapta Canyon.  Visitors can also enjoy the interpretive stations along the 500m long Discovery Trail that leads to and from the viewpoint.   Operates daily 01 May-14 Oct 2017.  Duration approx. 9.5 hours one-way. Prices £139 per adult / £72.00 per child (6-15 years).

Glacier Explorer Package (Ice Explorer Ride & Glacier Skywalk GLAEX).  Independently travel into the Rocky Mountains and along one of the world’s most spectacular journeys to the Columbia Icefield.  At the Athabasca Glacier, Brewster’s all terrain Ice Explorers will take guests n a 90-minute ice age adventure to experience ancient ice and a moving glacier.  In addition to exploring the glacier, visitors will take a shuttle from the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre 6.5km to the new Glacier Skywalk.  The glass-floored platform extends 30m out over the Sunwapta Canyon.  Visitors can also enjoy the interpretive stations along the 500m-long Discovery Trail that leads to and from the view point.  Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an existing cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates visitors from a 277m drop.   Operates daily 15 Apr-15 Oct 2017.  Prices £55 per adult / £29 per child (6-15 years).

Easy Rafting /Scenic Float Trip (RFTJRA).  Join the fun on this 16-kilometre raft/float trip whilegaining a unique perspective of Jasper National Park from the Athabasca River.  A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural historyof Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by fir traders almost 200 years ago.  Enjoy incomparable views of Jasper National Park on this designated “Canadian Heritage River”, as you pass through calm stretches interspersed by small sets of rapids.  Life jackets are provided.  Duration: approx.2.5 hours.  Operates daily between 12 May and 30 September 2017.  Prices £42 per adult / £17 per child (15-17 years / £10.50 (6-14 years).

We have lots more excursions available in Jasper including motorcycle side-car tours, more wildlife adventures, rafting etc., please ask for details


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