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 Amazing Colours of Canadian Rockies in Autumn starting at Calgary, AB, Canada

Bow Valley in Banff National Park


The Canadian Rockies in Autumn (or Fall, as we call it here) brings forth an amazing array of colours – golds, yellows, and reds. This brilliant display only lasts for a short spell from late September to early October. It is a time when the beauty of the forests covers the whole mountain landscape with the warmth of colours, as if preparing it for the arrival of the cold winter.

This tour will bring you to the heart of the Rockies in Banff and Lake Louise to experience this spectacular work of nature. We will visit rushing waterfalls, meandering rivers, magnificent mountain ranges and valleys, tranquil lakes, and beautiful meadows. But most of all, you will be thrilled by the beauty nature displays as it changes its foliage to the wondrous shades of autumn

Amazing Colours of Canadian Rockies in Autumn starting at Calgary, AB, Canada

Hiking trail leading into the Larch Valley in Banff – this will be our first hike.

Amazing Colours of Canadian Rockies in Autumn starting at Calgary, AB, Canada

Chester Lake in Autumn – hike to this lake during RV camping in Kananaskis

The second part of the tour gives you the chance to experience camping in a forested campground in an RV. You will get to cook your own meals, sit by a fire, soak in the natural surroundings, and feel what it is like to be so close to Mother Nature.

Amazing Colours of Canadian Rockies in Autumn starting at Calgary, AB, Canada

Camping in a forested campground


On the last day of our stay, we will visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller and look at the ancient remains of dinosaurs. The museum houses one of the world’s largest collection of dinosaur bones and fossil remains. You will be amazed with the history of dinosaurs who once roamed the earth.

Amazing Colours of Canadian Rockies in Autumn starting at Calgary, AB, Canada

Gorgosaurus exhibit in the Royal Tyrrell Museum



Tue 27 Sep:         Arrival in Calgary – transfer from airport to hotel in Banff, free evening in Banff town.

Wed 28 Sep:       Early morning departure to Lake Moraine – hike to Larch Valley, then return to Banff for Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain and Banff Lake Cruise.

Amazing Colours of Canadian Rockies in Autumn starting at Calgary, AB, Canada
Moraine Lake


Thu 29 Sep:         Early morning departure to Lake Louise – hike to Lake Agnes, then return to Banff for Cave and Basin tour. Last day in Banff – shopping, souvenirs.

Amazing Colours of Canadian Rockies in Autumn starting at Calgary, AB, Canada
Lake Louise


Fri 30 Sep:           Early morning departure for Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre – See amazing sights along Icefields Parkway of mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. Optional: Glacier Adventure Tour - Ice Explorer and SkyWalk. Return back along Icefields Parkway to Canmore town.

Amazing Colours of Canadian Rockies in Autumn starting at Calgary, AB, Canada
The Icefields Parkway


Sat Oct 1:            Free day in Canmore town and campground. Optional: Explorer or Adventure Cave Tour.

Sun Oct 2:           Hike Chester Lake, lunch at Kananaskis Village, mid-afternoon free at campground.

Mon Oct 3:           In the morning, hike Grassi Lakes or Rawson Lake. Then in the afternoon, depart for Calgary and check into hotel. Optional: Shopping at Deerfoot Mall

Tue Oct 4:           Early morning departure to Drumheller – visit Royal Tyrrell Museum, and sightseeing tour of canyons and hoodoos. Return to Calgary in the evening.

Wed Oct 5:          Departure for Calgary airport


The price for this tour is estimated at CAD$2,514 per person.

Minimum 4 to travel. Maximum 12.

Price will be discounted as follows:

CAD$2,363 per person when group of 8 people travel.

CAD$2,103 per person when group of 12 people travel.

As there is limited vacancy (max 12 pax) for the trip, hence confirmation of participation is by first-pay-first-confirm basis. Hence, your deposit of CAD$700 at the latest by 29 August 2016 would be very much appreciated. The full final payment to be by 9 September 2016.

Please deposit to the below account:

DBS Current Account no: 054-905362-7
Account name: 3Playgrounds 

The currency conversion rate is based on the day we receive and convert to CAD. If the rate is lower, we will put the extras towards the balance of total amount. If it is higher, you would have to top up the balance. Please message me together with the transaction slip at 9622 6838.

Price includes:

- 6 nights hotel stay in Banff and Canmore

- 2 nights RV camping in Kananaskis Country

- Return airport transfers and all other transfers

- All sightseeing tours by van in Banff, Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, Icefields Parkway, Canmore, Kananaskis Country, and Drumheller

- All 4 guided hikes – Larch Valley, Lake Agnes, Chester Lake, Grassi Lake or Rawson Lake

- Banff Gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain

- Cave and Basin tour

- Banff Lake Cruise on Lake Minnewanka

- Entry into Royal Tyrrell Museum


Price Excludes:

- Optional tours: Glacier Adventure; Adventure or Explorer Cave Tours; Kayaking on Lake Louise (if available)

- Meals

- Travel insurance

- Air tickets

- eTA fees (Electronic Travel Authorization – a requirement for entry into Canada for Visa-exempt foreign nationals)



- Hotel stay is in B&B or 3-star accommodation depending on availability. Rooms are Twin Sharing or Quad Sharing, or Resort chalet up to 6 people.

- RV camping is a Quad sharing accommodation: One double bed which sleeps 2, and two single beds.

- A moderate level of physical fitness or endurance is required for hiking on the four hiking trails during the tour. (More details will be provided later regarding distance and elevation of hikes.)

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