Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure

Canadian Rockies

Singapore Changi Airport

This adventure is: #adrenaline pumping, #far far away, #scenic

Canadian Rockies: Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure

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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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9D/8N land tour: 28 June to 6 July 2018

Trip Overview

The beauty and splendour of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is a sight you don’t ever want to miss in your lifetime! See the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery you can ever imagine!

This tour will bring you into the national parks of Banff and Jasper – both of which are part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, designated as a UNESCO world heritage site.

For 9 epic days, you will feast your eyes on magnificent mountain vistas, glorious valleys, spectacular glaciers, pristine alpine lakes, stunning canyons, brilliant waterfalls, and tranquil meadows. You will be thrilled by the experience, as you walk, canoe, hike, cruise, observe, ride, climb, crawl, and paddle in this mountain wilderness, through the adventure activities offered on this tour.

See for yourself!


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesThe Banff Gondola
This is the ride on the Banff Gondola up to Sulphur Mountain where you will be transfixed by magnificent mountains vistas. One of the very first things you do when you arrive to stay in the beautiful town of Banff.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesView on top of Sulphur Mountain
"Wow, this view is so unreal!" - trust me, this is what you'll say everyday and everywhere you go during your tour!


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesThe Cave and Basin National Historic Site
This is the very spot of the discovery of a hot spring that led to the birth of the first national park in Canada in 1885.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesThe Icefields Parkway
One of the world's most scenic drive from Banff to Jasper. Numerous stops along the parkway for fantastic views of mountains, valleys, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, rivers, and glaciers.

Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesBow Lake on the Icefields Parkway - the perfect mirror lake


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesBow Lake
Singapore group, May 2016 at Bow Lake. (Yes, you want to believe that we took this shot in a photo studio with a perfect backdrop.)


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesAthabasca Falls
One of the stops along the Icefields Parkway to catch this brilliant waterfall.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesThe Columbia Icefields
Main stop on the Icefields Parkway. The tiny buildings and carpark in the foreground - that's where you board the Ice Explorer and the SkyWalk tours.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesThe Ice Explorer Tour
Those buses with the gigantic tyres will take you right up to the Athabasca Glacier.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesWalk on the Athabasca Glacier
A much more interesting and exciting way to get onto Athabasca Glacier is to walk onto the glacier with a qualified Mountain Guide. The guided tour comes with all equipment needed to walk safely on the ice.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesThe SkyWalk


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesMalign Lake and the boathouse
On the day after you arrive in Jasper, you will go on a guided tour of the Malign Valley with a chance of watching wildlife, a walk around the Malign Canyon, a stop at Medicine Lake, and finally Malign Lake, where you will board a cruise heading to Spirit Island.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesThe Malign Canyon


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesEdith Cavell - Path of the Glacier trail
This hike is an option before or after the Malign Valley tour.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesRV Camping
A summer mountain adventure won't be complete if you don't get a chance to camp outside!
After we leave Jasper, we will head back towards Banff to begin our 3 nights of RV camping at a campground.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesWhite Water Rafting
Spills and thrills for the Singapore group in May 2016. "Waaah, SO FUN! I WAN!!!"


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesLake Louise
IMHO, the most commercially photographed lake in the world! See it for yourself in it's best time of the year - SUMMER!
Better still, immerse yourself into the tranquility of the lake with a calming canoe ride.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesMoraine Lake
Take a short hike up the Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail to view the lake from this point - the top of a huge rockpile.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesCanoeing on Moraine Lake
Or view, touch and feel the lake up close on a canoe ride.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesCave Tour
One of the options on your last day of the tour. Get to crawl, climb, and squeeze through this labyrinth of a cave in Canmore - The Rat's Nest Cave!


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian Rockies Ha Ling Peak - summit
Another option on your last day - take a hike to the summit of Ha Ling Peak OR take an easier hike to Grassi Lakes.


Epic Canadian Rockies Adventure starting at Canadian RockiesGrassi Lakes hike

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at airport, transfer to hostel in Banff, 1.5h away. 2-night stay.

Day 2: Banff Gondola, Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Day 3: Depart for Jasper along Icefields Parkway – with many scenic stops

                Visit Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

                Ice Explorer tour OR upgrade to Walk the Athabasca Glacier – add CAD 49

                Check-in to hostel in Jasper in the evening. 2-night stay.

Day 4: Malign Valley tour (5.5 hours) – wildlife, canyon, waterfalls, Lake cruise

                Optional Hiking tour: Edith Cavell Path of the Glacier trail – CAD 59 to 89

Day 5: Depart for Banff campground (alternative: Kananaskis Country campground)

                SkyWalk tour

                Stop at Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre for lunch (own expense)

                Check-in to campground. RV camping: 3-night stay.

Day 6: White Water Rafting with BBQ lunch included

Day 7: Visit Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

                Hike to Consolation Lake, Plain of Six Glaciers OR Lake Agnes (or similar)

                Optional: Canoeing on Lake Louise

Day 8: Free day for shopping in Banff or Canmore OR do optional tours

                Optional: Cave Tour - CAD 125 or 155 (+GST)

                OR Hike Grassi Lakes or Ha Ling Peak - CAD 39 to 59

                Evening Depart for Courtyard Airport Marriott Hotel. 1 night stay

Day 9: Check-out of hotel, head to airport terminal.

                Departure for SIN


Tour Information:

This tour will begin on 28 June and end on 6 July 2018 (9 days / 8 nights) in Calgary, Alberta.

Due to the travel between time zones, and the long hours of flight, your length of time away from Singapore will be 28 June to 7 July (or 8 July in the early hours of the morning).

We will advise you of the recommended flight to book in due time.

 

Cost:

From

Group of 4 persons: SGD 2,591 /person approximately

To

Group of 12 persons: SGD 1,999 /person approximately
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The price range is the best estimate for the tour from 4 to 12 persons. After RSVPs have been received and participants for the tour has been confirmed, the actual price will be calculated based on the number of participants, RV camping and extra rooms if required.

The tour will only proceed when a minimum of 4 persons has paid in full. The maximum number for the tour is 12 persons.

The SGD to CAD currency exchange rate is approximately:
1 CAD = 1.08 SGD

 

Confirmation deposit:

Please place a deposit of SGD 1,000 by 31 January 2018 to confirm your booking.

Deposits are used to secure accommodation and tour bookings as soon as we received them. As such, we will not be able to refund you the deposit once payment for these bookings have been made.

 

Final Payment:

Full payment has to be made by 20 February 2018.


Payment Information:

DBS Current A/C: 054-905-362-7

For payment procedure, please contact Georgina @9622-6838

 

Accommodation

The tour package price is based on the following accommodation arrangements:

2 Nights in Banff hostel: 28 to 30 Jun

2 Nights in Jasper hostel: 30 Jun to 2 Jul

3 Nights RV Camping (hostel if required): 2 to 5 July

1 Night in Calgary Airport Hotel: 5 to 6 July

 

Banff and Jasper - Hostel

Hostels have mixed gender dormitories with 10 to 44 beds or bunkbeds in each dormitory. The hostel in Banff has free breakfast. There are lockers provided and free wifi in the Banff hostel.

Everyone in our tour group will be placed in the same mixed dormitory, but where there are female dormitories available, then the ladies in the group may choose that option. The dormitory will have other hostel guests, depending on the size of the dormitory. There are common bathrooms and showers in the hostel or within each dormitory unit, depending on the hostel.

 

RV Camping

Three Quad-sharing RV units will parked side by side at the campground. Each RV has one Queen-sized bed, and two Single beds, Or two Queen-sized beds.

Depending on the gender configurations for the tour, we may have to exclude some of you from the joy of outdoor RV camping and put you up in a hostel. Volunteers for this arrangement, if needed, are welcomed.

 

Airport hotel

Twin sharing rooms with 2 beds.

 

Upgrade from hostel to hotel rooms in Banff and/or Jasper

You can upgrade your hostel accommodation to a Twin-Sharing or Quad-Sharing hotel room depending on the availability of rooms in the hotel, the preferences of the other participants in the group, and the room configurations.

The add-ons for upgrades range from about CAD 100 to 480 depending on whether you want an upgrade in just 1 location (in Banff or Jasper) or in both locations (Banff and Jasper)

Please communicate to me by email or whatsapp me if you want an upgrade. Once I have consolidated the number of upgrades requested, I will inform you of the extra charges required for the upgrade. 

 

Price Includes:

- Return airport transfers and all other transfers during the whole tour

- 2 nights hostel stay in Banff, 2 nights hostel stay in Jasper, 3 nights RV camping, 1 night airport hotel

- All sightseeing tours by van in Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, and Jasper

- Banff Gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain

- Cave and Basin National Historic Site tour

- Ice Explorer tour (choice or upgrading to Walking tour CAD 49)

- Malign Valley tour

- SkyWalk tour

- White Water Rafting with BBQ lunch

- Guided Hike in Lake Louise or Moraine Lake

 

Price does not include:

- travel insurance

- return air tickets from Singapore to Calgary

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

- ESTA fees (if transit is in USA, you need to apply for ESTA to go through USA)

- any meals on all days of the tour unless indicated

- Walking tour on the Athabasca Glacier (upgrade from Ice Explorer) – add CAD 49

- Hiking: Edith Cavell Path of the Glacier trail – CAD 59 to 89 +GST

- Canoe rental on Lake Louise

- Cave tour: CAD 125 +GST (4.5 hours) or CAD 155 +GST (6 hours)

- Hike: Grassi Lakes or Ha Ling Peak - CAD 39 to 59

 

Recommended flight:

To be announced.


Please email any queries to:

daniel@innerpassage.ca

Or Whatsapp:

 +1-403-397-6776


Important Note:

Please read through the following terms of participation before RSVP:

http://threeplaygrounds.com/pages/champion-terms-of-participation

 

DISCLAIMER: Your safety and well-being during the trip are your sole responsibility.  By RSVP for this event, you have confirmed that you have read, acknowledged, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of participating this trip.

 

 

This adventure is: #adrenaline-pumping, #far-far-away, #scenic
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