Amazing Colours of Canadian Rockies in Autumn

Calgary, AB, Canada

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Calgary: Amazing Colours of Canadian Rockies in Autumn

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“The raw beauty and majesty of the mountains are always an inspiration to me. I never cease to be amazed whenever I walk up one. Sometimes sitting and immersing myself in their presence is enough. I live for these opportunities.”

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Highlights

 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

 

Itinerary

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)

 

Note:

- 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.)

Reviews

  • Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil. 21 days 5 countries 17 flights. 6 adventurers and one & only one Daniel Goh Of course, my wife and I were attracted by Machu Picchu, Igauzu falls, Christ the Redeemer.. these are the key places that attracted us to South America. At the... Read more Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil. 21 days 5 countries 17 flights. 6 adventurers and one & only one Daniel Goh Of course, my wife and I were attracted by Machu Picchu, Igauzu falls, Christ the Redeemer.. these are the key places that attracted us to South America. At the end of the tour,. I think we got more than what we bargained for.. perhaps that is the beauty of small private tour group. We can have options. The amazing Bolivia salt flat Uyuni with so many untold secrets.. Felt truly blessed to have visited this place. Oh.. we missed out the Inca hiking activity when we booked the tour and realised it only at subsequent tour briefing. It was tough, but feel great overcoming the challenge with 8 hours hike. We have fun together as a group tackling this task. We squeezed a lot more much waking time. During the tour. Evident in total of more than 17 flights just to shorten travelling time. We have food (both good & bad), interesting experience, and great fun as a group of six adventurers and one Daniel Goh. Especially with our exchange rate. I think most of us will find it very hard to have a similar holiday trip for a long time to come. It is really one of its kind with good memories to last for a pretty long time. As least for me, I feel very blessed to have my bucket list with South America fulfilled in 2019 in such fun, such fashion and such great companions started off as total strangers and we can be crazy as children in play. Jimmy Yip & Cecily Sum Read less

  • Definitely a worthwhile experience doing this walk and glad was done at night though was quite hard trying to keep awake at certain times. Pace was good and Daniel was very helpful and encouraging. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to do the trail with this group!

  • The camaraderie and mood was unbelievable and softened the toughness of the hike. Enjoyed it so much that I am looking to do it again, albeit only by night.

  • Felt like a Natgeo hiking trip. Get to see plenty of wildlife, northern light, beautiful lakes & breath-taking hikes (crypt lake trail is a big bonus). Just bask in mother's nature arms. To be honest, felt more like a road trip with great friends, and the itinerary is pretty flexible. Thanks Daniel ... Read more Felt like a Natgeo hiking trip. Get to see plenty of wildlife, northern light, beautiful lakes & breath-taking hikes (crypt lake trail is a big bonus). Just bask in mother's nature arms. To be honest, felt more like a road trip with great friends, and the itinerary is pretty flexible. Thanks Daniel for organizing this trip, overall a memorable experience. Looking forward to the next adventure... Read less

  • Loved this trip. Excellent planning by Daniel. The flexibility of the itinerary throughout almost felt like a road trip on your own minus the hassles of doing tedious homework! Daniel made sure everyone was taken care of. Not easy considering that there were members who had slightly different itiner... Read more Loved this trip. Excellent planning by Daniel. The flexibility of the itinerary throughout almost felt like a road trip on your own minus the hassles of doing tedious homework! Daniel made sure everyone was taken care of. Not easy considering that there were members who had slightly different itineraries from each other. Thumbs up to Daniel. Read less