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Exploring the Heart of Alberta From Cities to Mountains

Embarking on a journey through the majestic Rocky Mountains is a dream for many travelers, and starting or ending that adventure with a couple of nights in either Edmonton or Calgary adds an extra layer of excitement and exploration.

Edmonton, Alberta's capital city, offers a vibrant urban experience with its lively arts scene, diverse culinary offerings, and beautiful river valley parks perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Meanwhile, Calgary, known as the gateway to the Rockies, dazzles visitors with its western charm, world-class events like the Calgary Stampede, and proximity to iconic mountain destinations. Starting or ending your Rocky Mountain journey in Edmonton or Calgary allows you to immerse yourself in the unique culture and attractions of these dynamic cities before or after delving into the breathtaking natural beauty of the Rockies, creating a well-rounded and unforgettable travel experience.

Our expert travel designers have carefully curated a selection of hand-picked packages to ensure an unforgettable experience for every traveler. Whether you're drawn to urban adventures, mesmerized by the Rockies, or eager for cultural events, we have the perfect itinerary waiting for you.

Edmonton to the Rockies Road Trip

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies on an epic road trip adventure! Begin your adventure in Calgary, where Western hospitality meets cosmopolitan charm. Explore the vibrant cityscape before heading to Banff National Park, where you'll be whisked into the air at the Banff Gondola experience, offering panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. Cruise along Lake Minnewanka, surrounded by towering peaks and crystal-clear waters, on a boat tour that showcases the park's natural beauty.

Continue your journey along the iconic Icefields Parkway marveling at glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and wildlife sightings en route to Jasper National Park. Unwind in natural hot springs, explore the charming town of Jasper, go for a scenic hike or embark on a river float on the Athabasca River. As you make your way to Edmonton, take in the stunning views and reminisce about the unforgettable experiences and majestic landscapes that define your Canadian Rockies adventure.

Jewels of the Canadian Rockies by Rail

Embark on a journey of luxury and discovery with our "Jewels of the Canadian Rockies by Rail" package aboard the renowned Rocky Mountaineer train. Departing from Vancouver, this iconic rail journey takes you through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in North America, showcasing glaciers, towering mountains, and charming mountain towns along the way.

As you relax in the comfort of your glass-domed coach, indulge in gourmet meals highlighting local flavors and soak in the panoramic views that unfold before your eyes. Picture-perfect stops in Banff and Lake Louise allow you to explore the natural beauty of Banff National Park, including the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Our curated itinerary ensures that every moment aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is a journey to remember, combining luxury travel with unparalleled scenic beauty.

Calgary Stampede & Train Through the Canadian Rockies

For those seeking a unique blend of cultural festivities and natural splendor, our "Calgary Stampede & Train Through the Canadian Rockies" package is the ultimate choice. Experience the thrill of the world-famous Calgary Stampede, where rodeo events, live music, and a vibrant carnival atmosphere come together to celebrate the spirit of the west.

Following the excitement of the Stampede, embark on a spectacular train journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies. Traverse through dramatic landscapes, including the iconic Spiral Tunnels and the picturesque Bow Valley, with opportunities to spot wildlife and marvel at cascading waterfalls along the way. Arriving in Banff and Jasper National Parks, you'll have time to explore these natural wonders at your own pace, indulging in luxury accommodations and world-class dining throughout your journey.

Ready to embark on your personalized journey? Chat with one of our knowledgeable Travel Designers who can curate a custom trip just for you. Looking for summer trip ideas in the Canadian Rockies? Visit our Canadian Rockies Vacation page for inspiration or read our latest blog for The Top 10 Reasons to Visit Alberta Canada. Prefer to stay in touch? Subscribe to our newsletter for up-to-date deals, trip ideas and more!


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