Canadian Rockies & Glacier

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Guided Tour Rocky Mountains Canada

On this Caravan Canadian Rockies sightseeing tour you’ll visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites including:

Glacier National Park - Montana

Sculpted during the Glacier Age, this rugged landscape still has fifty active glaciers. Glacier National Park was established in 1910. Then in 1932, Glacier Park combined with Waterton Lakes Park in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada to become the world’s first International Peace Park. Comprised of 1.4 million acres, Glacier Park is one of the country’s largest intact ecosystems.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park in the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies is Canada’s oldest and most visited national park. With the discovery of the Cave and Basin Hot Springs in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff became the world’s third National Park in 1885. The alpine village of Banff Alberta is only 35 miles down the Trans-Canada Highway from the Victoria Glacier-fed turquoise waters of Lake Louise.

Jasper National Park

Jasper is the largest wilderness park in the Canadian Rockies with over 4,200 square miles of mountain wilderness. Jasper National Park was established in 1907 as Canada’s sixth national park and is home to the world famous Columbia Icefields.

Other Destinations on this Canada Sightseeing Tour

Lake Louise

Known as Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness,” Lake Louise is perhaps the best known and most admired lake in the Canadian Rockies. Glacier fed from snow-covered Mount Victoria, the turquoise colored lake is only 3 miles up the mountain from Lake Louise resort and village.

Columbia Icefields

Weather permitting, you’ll enjoy a snow coach ride on the Athabasca Glacier, one of the six glaciers that make up the Columbia Icefields. Athabasca Glacier is one of the only glaciers in the world accessible by road. At its thickest Athabasca Glacier is nearly 3000 feet thick and is the single largest glacier in all of the Canadian Rockies.

About Caravan Tours

We’re Caravan Tours, international tour operators of legendary, all-inclusive, fully escorted tours. Caravan also offers a Canadian Atlantic Coast Maritimes sightseeing tour.

We are proud to be a second-generation, family owned, all inclusive tour company. Since 1952 we’ve been offering fully guided tours throughout the United States, Central America, and Canada. Book your Canadian Rockies tour early since they tend to sell out quickly.

For more information or to make Reservations, please contact our Caravan office:

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2021 Hotels

Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.


Hilton Garden Inn

Days 1, 8 • Calgary

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

Calgary is the gateway to the Canadian Rockies. The Hilton Garden Inn is a five floor mid-rise hotel located in northeast Calgary near the airport. Each of the rooms has all the modern amenities – high speed internet, two phone lines, television, iron & ironing board and hairdryer. The Hilton Garden Inn has room service, a fitness center, a self-service laundry, a restaurant and the Pavilion Lounge.


Bayshore Inn

Days 2, 3 • Waterton Park, Canada

Bayshore Inn

Bayshore Inn

Waterton is a unique Alpine village nestled inside the Canadian Rockies’ Waterton National Park. The Bayshore Inn, beautifully situated on the edge of Waterton Lake, is centrally located in Waterton. The Inn faces Main Street with numerous cafes and bars, and is just steps away from shopping. All of the 70 rooms have a private balcony, coffeemaker and satellite TV. The atmosphere at the Inn is cozy and intimate. The guest rooms and dining facilities offer the latest in luxury and comfort.


Banff Park Lodge

Days 4, 5 • Banff

Banff Park Lodge

Banff Park Lodge

Banff is surrounded by the spectacular grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. The Banff Park Lodge is a full service hotel ideally located in the heart of Banff. You are one block from the Bow River and just two blocks from Banff Avenue shopping, dining and museums. The hotel has two restaurants, a bar, indoor swimming pool, hot plunge pool and eucalyptus steam room. All guest rooms have balconies or patios. Internet access is available for a fee.


Jasper House

Days 6, 7 • Jasper

Jasper House

Jasper House

Jasper House is located in the heart of beautiful Jasper National Park, in a secluded and peaceful setting along the banks of the Athabasca River. It is sheltered by Whistlers Mountain, home of the Jasper Tramway. Jasper House is the ideal setting in which to enjoy the true Canadian Rockies experience with walking trails leaving from your front door and hiking trails nearby.

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Airport Transfers

arrival Transfers

Caravan’s hotel in Calgary, Canada, the Hilton Garden Inn, provides arrival transfers from the Calgary Airport (YYC). Upon exiting outside the baggage claim area proceed to the pillar marked with a yellow #17. Look for the Hilton Garden Inn’s nearby courtesy phone or call the hotel directly: 1-403-717-1999. Please allow up to 20 minutes for the drive. Taxis cost approximately $30 (Canadian Dollars). See Travel Tips for more details.

departure Transfers

Caravan's hotel in Calgary, Canada, the Hilton Garden Inn, provides departure transfers to the Calgary Airport (YYC) every 45 minutes. Please allow up to 20 minutes for the drive. Taxis cost approximately $30 (Canadian Dollars). See Travel Tips for more details.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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Passports & Visas

U.S. citizens traveling between the United States and Canada must carry a passport, valid for at least six months past your entry date into Canada. Non U.S. citizens, please check your passport and visa requirements. Beginning in 2016, Canada requires non US citizens and Visa exempt foreign visitors to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) prior to travel to Canada. This requirement also applies to Permanent Residents of the US (Green Card holders). More information can be found at www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html. As part of the reservation process, Caravan will collect passport information to facilitate speedier border crossings between Canada and the US on your Glacier Park excursion. Children under 18 years old, traveling internationally without both parents or legal guardians, should carry a notarized letter of authorization signed by the missing parent(s) or guardian(s). See Travel Tips for more details.

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Weather & Clothing

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

CalgaryBanffJasper
TempRainTempRainTempRain
Jan27/160.522/141.228/175.4
Feb32/210.632/220.935/223.6
Mar39/290.838/280.949/292.6
Apr52/401.048/381.359/351.6
May62/502.157/462.368/411.4
Jun68/573.265/542.474/481.3
Jul73/612.671/592.080/501.0
Aug73/602.270/582.077/481.3
Sep64/511.661/491.768/432.4
Oct54/420.750/401.254/385.1
Nov37/260.632/251.239/315.4
Dec30/190.622/151.430/236.6

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Calgary
temp27/1632/2139/2952/4062/5068/5773/6173/6064/5154/4237/2630/19
rainfall0.50.60.81.02.13.22.62.21.60.70.60.6
Banff
temp22/1432/2238/2848/3857/4665/5471/5970/5861/4950/4032/2522/15
rainfall1.20.90.91.32.32.42.02.01.71.21.21.4
Jasper
temp28/1735/2249/2959/3568/4174/4880/5077/4868/4354/3839/3130/23
rainfall5.43.62.61.61.41.31.01.32.45.15.46.6

Clothing Tips

This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual. See Travel Tips for more details.

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Travel Tips & FAQs

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My Tour Price Includes

Virtually everything! Hotels, many meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.

My Tour Price Does Not Include

Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porters, visas, phone calls, valet, laundry, all items of a personal nature, extra food and beverages not on the regular menu, and tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

Caravan’s $99 Protection Plan Offers Peace of Mind

Caravan’s Travel Protection Plan offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage. The cost is $99.

Age of Travelers on a Caravan Tour

Usually, you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tour. Children age five (5) and over are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation.

A Well-Paced Itinerary

A well-paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation.

Meals

Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). All meals in Latin America are included. Many meals are included in the USA and Canada. Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included everywhere. Coffee and tea are provided at all meals. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.

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Customer Reviews

These are only the first 7 Customer Reviews. Read all 186 Customer Reviews

"This was a totally awesome and magnificent tour. Our first with Caravan and now certainly not our last, we couldn’t be more pleased. It went way above all our expectations. Extremely great value. Most spectacular place we have ever visited with the possible exception of the Grand Canyon. Timing of all the stops was excellent. Day after day we were amazed beyond words by the beauty of the sites visited. Don’t omit any stops. Information, history, stories and jokes from our director were outstanding, the most awesome we have ever had. She helped everyone on our bus in one way or another. I would love to have her on every tour and we would recommend this tour over and over."

Mr. & Mrs. D.G., Greenwood, Indiana

"This was our 7th Caravan tour. Needless to say, we keep coming back because we have great experiences on Caravan tours. Our lives are enriched on every tour by the places we visit and by the people we meet. The places we went, the things we saw, and the activities we experienced fulfilled my expectations for this trip. In every direction, the scenery was stunning...so beautiful. There were plenty of great activities such as the float on the Bow River, walking on the glacier, the cruise to Goat Haunt and the Peace Park, the gondola in Banff, the Red Jammer tour in Glacier...everything. Yet, there was enough time to explore on our own."

Mr. C.R., Lebanon, Pennsylvania

"This tour was so much fun and sold us on Caravan. This was our first Caravan tour following multiple trips with numerous other companies, including a previous one to the Canadian Rockies with another company. For the money, the Caravan Tour is a thorough and very enjoyable tour, good accommodations and an excellent value. Couldn’t believe what quality we got for such a low cost! As each day passed, the sights became more and more impressive, the mountains higher and more snow capped, culminating in the Columbia Icefield. Despite the cold, we were so happy that our director did everything on our itinerary. He was our all time favorite tour guide. So well-organized, professional, amiable and well-versed in the Canadian Rockies. Every day had its special moments, a complete itinerary. We had a wonderful time! We were pleased with every accommodation where we stayed. Great accommodations for comfort, accessibility, and service. Loved the Jasper House cabins and Banff Lodge."

Mr. & Mrs. W.H., Berea, Ohio

"A very refreshing, nature-filled trip. Excellent, beautiful scenery was absolutely breathtaking. In AWE of the views at Lake Moraine and Lake Louise. Although the weather was not typical for the time of our visit, we loved every bit of the variety of cold, snow, rain, and sun that we experienced. Loved the Red Jammer Road to the Sun. River rafting in the snow was fabulous. Glacier field was breathtaking. Ample time for rest and photo stops of views to have as cherished memories of this tour."

Mr. & Mrs. D.W., Vacherie, Louisiana

"A special family trip to celebrate my husband’s retirement. Loved the tour in full. The best trip I have ever taken. Just loved it. Our sightseeing and activities could not have been better. The Rockies were great. I enjoyed every activity and this is why I chose Caravan Canadian Rockies tour. Each day just got better and better. Everyday we kept saying “can’t get any better” and every day we were wrong. Just gorgeous. We got to see a lot but didn’t feel rushed, it was just right. The trip was broken up and we were able to stretch when tired of traveling. Our director was exceptional. The added knowledge of the area complemented each and every sight that we got to see. Words cannot begin to express our director’s expertise and his presentational skills, the best ever. I will use Caravan again."

Mrs. & Mr. S.L., Murrysville, Pennsylvania

"It was our first Caravan tour. We were amazed at how smoothly it all went. We were awestruck by the scenery and by the friendly ambiance of our travel group. We were glad to have walking available to whatever extent we wanted or could manage. Loved the wide range of offerings, rafting, gondola, Red Jammer ride, awesome scenery, seeing the stampede grounds. Excellent to have rotation of seats!! A smooth, expertly ride with local info and a tidy coach, our driver was a true gentleman. A very wide range of places to stay and something for everyone in the group, well done!"

Mr. & Mrs. P.W., Polo, Illinois

"Without a doubt, this was the best tour I have been on. Worth every dollar. The sights were the most beautiful I have ever seen and the stops, attractions, guides, free time, and overall schedule was just perfect. Perfect selection of activities and free time. Where to start! The cruise on Waterton Lake and dinner with friends was great. Our guide on the boat did a great job explaining everything we were seeing. The Red Jammer ride and Sun Highway and everything associated with that day was absolutely amazing. The drivers were outstanding and the scenery and wildlife was breathtaking. While we experienced fog going up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola, the views at the top were out of this world. Then the fog lifted and what a sight! All the other stops like Lake Louise and the many waterfalls were great additions to the trip. I would have not wanted to miss any of them. We saw so much more than I expected and I think because of the way our TD managed the tour and the group, we all developed personal relationships with each other early on in the tour and the entire group worked together to make sure no one was left out. Everything went just like clockwork and we had nothing to think about except to enjoy and take in the beauty of the country. Leave the work to Caravan! Another great tour, thanks!!"

Mr. W.S., Dayton, Ohio

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

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In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Update.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

Meals

In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

All-inclusive

Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan Tours is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), NTA (National Tour Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and an allied member of ACTA (Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies).

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