Ranchland and Prairies

13 Nights

Calgary, AL

We have selected the most magnificent locations and unique resorts in the Rockies, highlighting the splendour of Canada’s most spectacular scenery. Whether from the rollicking bench of a white water raft, the tree-shrouded trail of an ancient forest or the comfortable seat of a touring bus winding through historic city streets, passengers seeking this authentic experience with a taste of adventure will find it all in this captivating new itinerary.

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Highlights

  • Explore Regina’s  historical buildings and influences from early emigrant workers and farmers
  • Experience life on a working ranch with full board and daily riding excursions
  • Be awed by the North Saskatchewan forests, lakes and rivers
  • Travel through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains from Calgary and then enter Banff National Park
  • Enjoy numerous mountain bike trails and several road riding areas near the Banff townsite
  • Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway and stop at Peyto Lake en route
  • Tour of one of the most spectacular areas of Jasper National Park and stop at Maligne Canyon, Maligne River and Medicine Lake
  • Journey on to the massive Athabasca Glacier and experience the thrill of walking on centuries-old glacial ice.
  • Enjoy the town of Lake Louise and the glacier-fed lake that boasts emerald green waters set against icy mountains cross over the provincial border and into Glacier National Park home of the towering Mt. Robson
  • Try fishing, wildlife photography, rowing, paddling, bird watching, mountain biking and hiking in Lac le Jeune
  • Day 1 - Arrive in Calgary
  • Day 2 - Calgary to Drumheller
  • Day 3 - Drumheller to Kyle / La Reata Ranch
  • Day 4 - La Reata Ranch
  • Day 5 - Kyle / La Reata Ranch to Regina
  • Day 6 - Regina to Waskesiu / Elk Ridge Resort
  • Day 7 - Elk Ridge Resort
  • Day 8 - Waskesiu Lake / Elk Ridge Resort to Lloydminster
  • Day 9 - Lloydminster to Edmonton
  • Day 10 - Edmonton to Jasper
  • Day 11 - Jasper
  • Day 12 - Jasper to Banff
  • Day 13 - Banff
  • Day 14 - Banff to Calgary / End of Tour
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Arrive Calgary International Airport and transfer indepedently to your downtown hotel. Pick up your Jonview Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. Remainder of the day is at leisure for perhaps visiting Heritage Park, The Calgary Tower or one of the many other attractions the city has to offer. Overnight in Calgary.

Meals Included: Ro

Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre

Property Location With a stay at Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre, you'll be centrally located in Calgary, steps from Century Gardens and minutes from McDougall Centre. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of TELUS Spark and Shaw Millennium Park.

Leaving the city and heading east, you pass through the outer reaches of Calgary's expansive communities and bass into the Badlands - an paleontological history of the last 200 million years. This area is one of the largest, accesible dinosaur fields in the world, producing thousands of fossils with new discoveries every year. You may like to independently visit the Royal Tyrell Museum that tells the story of the ancient animals that roamed the land eons ago. Overnight in Drumheller.

Meals Included: Ro

Travelodge Drumheller

Offering beautiful views of the surrounding hills, this Drumheller hotel is 5 minutes’ drive from the World’s Largest Dinosaur. Free Wi-Fi is provided in every room.Each room has a microwave and a small refrigerator at Drumheller Travelodge. Cable TV and an iron are also included.Guests of the Travelodge Drumheller can use the on-site business centre. A launderette and 24-hour reception are also available.

Today er journey accross Alberta over the provincial border into Saskatchewan - the Bread Basket of Canada. Although famous for its near-endless wheat fields, the province is home to diverse environment of rolling plains, northern forests and waterways. Arriving at La Reata Ranch, the next two days are yours to explore this beautiful landscape on horseback during the day, and spend the evenings living the social life of a Canadian cowboy. Overnight at La Reata Ranch. All meals included.

Meals Included: Full Board

La Reata Ranch

Experience the cowboy way of life under the endless sky of the Canadian Prairies. Ride where the Blackfoot and Crow once camped as they hunted Bison across the vast plains.Help our friendly crew look after our herd of two to two hundred fifty cows and new born calves. Work together with your horse, and come to trust him like a real cowboy. Make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.La Reata is a working cattle-guest ranch owned and operated by George Gaber. Located on Lake Diefenbaker in Southwest Saskatchewan, La Reata has nine miles of water frontage and more than 5,000 acres of rolling pasture.The views of the rolling hills, the sunshine sparkling on the lake, the golden prairie grass swaying in the wind, a mama cow caring for her calf, will refresh your soul and make you feel alive.This ain't no pony ride (nose to tail) in the park, La Reata is a Canadian cowboy experience that you will cherish forever.

A second day to spend on horseback with your knowledgeable guides as they reveal the natural wonders, the history of the land and the stories of its ancient and modern peoples. The ranch offers guests the oppurtunity to see how cowboys lived and worked the ranches, and how a modern ranch has adapted to today's reality. Overnight at La Reata Ranch. All meals included.

Meals Included: Full Board

La Reata Ranch

Experience the cowboy way of life under the endless sky of the Canadian Prairies. Ride where the Blackfoot and Crow once camped as they hunted Bison across the vast plains.Help our friendly crew look after our herd of two to two hundred fifty cows and new born calves. Work together with your horse, and come to trust him like a real cowboy. Make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.La Reata is a working cattle-guest ranch owned and operated by George Gaber. Located on Lake Diefenbaker in Southwest Saskatchewan, La Reata has nine miles of water frontage and more than 5,000 acres of rolling pasture.The views of the rolling hills, the sunshine sparkling on the lake, the golden prairie grass swaying in the wind, a mama cow caring for her calf, will refresh your soul and make you feel alive.This ain't no pony ride (nose to tail) in the park, La Reata is a Canadian cowboy experience that you will cherish forever.

The journey today leads farther into the heart of the province past numerous shallow lakes, grasslands and a horizon-filling Big Sky. Arriving in Moosejaw, you find yourself in what used to be one of the only two major settlements in the province during it's formative years. As a result, the cultures of the immigrants that came to the prairies over the last century have left their mark on the buildings and achitectureof this small but intriguing town. Explore the Asian influences on the area with a historical tour and re-enactment in the tunnels below the town streets. Afterwards, tour the Heritage Centre of the world-famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Afterwards, continue on to Regina for the evening. Overnight in Regina. 

Meals Included: Ro

Delta Hotels by Marriott Regina

Property Location With a stay at Delta Hotels by Marriott Regina, you'll be centrally located in Regina, steps from Casino Regina and minutes from Globe Theater. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Cornwall Center and Dunlop Art Gallery.

Driving northward, the road leads through Saskatoon – once a meeting place and formative centre for popular rock and folk music in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Continuing north, the landscape turns more rugged and the forest begin to expand over the horizon as you arrive at Elk Ridge Resort. Overnight at Elk Ridge Resort.

Meals Included: Ro

Elk Ridge Resort

Elk Ridge Resort is the premier destination/lifestyle resort located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, deep in the heart of the boreal forest. The nearest city, Prince Albert, is 40 minutes by car. Recognized by the Audubon Society and under consideration for its Golf Course Accreditation Program, Elk Ridge has taken great care in the use and management of the forest to build its championship golf course and resort. Elk Ridge Resort has earned a reputation as a four season paradise. Nature and outdoor experiences are abundant at Elk Ridge and in the surrounding areas of the Lakeland region and Prince Albert National Park. For visitors who want to make a permanent move into nature, real estate is available at Elk Ridge in the form of luxury villas or residential building lots.

A luxury resort furnished with every amenity today is the perfect day to relax and rejuvenate in the plush surroundings of the property. Fine dining, executive golfing and spa services create an idyllic retreat experience (meals and services at an additional cost). Overnight at Elk Ridge Resort.

Meals Included: Ro

Elk Ridge Resort

Elk Ridge Resort is the premier destination/lifestyle resort located in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, deep in the heart of the boreal forest. The nearest city, Prince Albert, is 40 minutes by car. Recognized by the Audubon Society and under consideration for its Golf Course Accreditation Program, Elk Ridge has taken great care in the use and management of the forest to build its championship golf course and resort. Elk Ridge Resort has earned a reputation as a four season paradise. Nature and outdoor experiences are abundant at Elk Ridge and in the surrounding areas of the Lakeland region and Prince Albert National Park. For visitors who want to make a permanent move into nature, real estate is available at Elk Ridge in the form of luxury villas or residential building lots.

Today you head for the provincial border - and stop on the very edge of it! Lloydminster is a town of two regions with half the residents living in Saskatchewan and the other half in Alberta. Aside from its unique location, the community has come to embrace the arts and culinary diversity with its small galleries, restaurants and casual eateries. Overnight in Lloydminster.

Meals Included: Ro

Days Hotel And Suites - Lloydminster

Property Location With a stay at Days Hotel And Suites - Lloydminster in Lloydminster, you'll be minutes from Lloyd Mall and close to RCMP Hope Monument. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of World's Largest Border Markers and Railway Border Marker Park.

After a short 2.5-hour drive, you arrive at the seat of Alberta’s provincial government, Edmonton. Although it is the administrative head of the province and boasts the grand public buildings and monuments that commemorate its title, the city is also home to large urban parks, bike paths and pedestrian walkways that let you discover fascinating sights and unique neighbourhoods. Overnight in Edmonton.

Meals Included: Ro

Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton Centre Suites

Property Location Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton Centre Suites is in the heart of Edmonton, walking distance from Rogers Place and Edmonton City Centre. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Edmonton City Hall and Art Gallery of Alberta.

The grandeur of the Rocky Mountains awaits! As you drive west into the foothills, the mountains grow in the distance until  they are suddenly looming outside every window on today’s scenic drive. Winding your way through the passes and valleys,
you arrive in the outdoor-adventure hub of Jasper. This quiet alpine town is home to magnificent lodges and the jumping off point for excursions, tours and other exciting attractions in Jasper National Park. Overnight in Jasper.

Meals Included: Ro

Lobstick Lodge

Located within the town of Jasper, Lobstick Lodge is near all the area's major attractions. With 139 spacious guestrooms and rooms with kitchenettes, this Jasper resort offers an excellent family restaurant, meeting and catering facilities, an indoor pool and sauna, 3 outdoor Jacuzzis, 1 indoor Jacuzzi and a fitness center. Lobstick Lodge is also a great skiing destination with friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Today is free to spend around this quiet alpine town. Perhaps take in a lunch at one of the many restaurants, or browse some of the local shoppes. Jasper is renowned as the starting point for days of adventure to be had around the park. You may wish to arrange a Maligne Lake boat cruise or take a ride on the Jasper SkyTram (activities and tours at additional cost). Overnight in Jasper.

Meals Included: Ro

Lobstick Lodge

Located within the town of Jasper, Lobstick Lodge is near all the area's major attractions. With 139 spacious guestrooms and rooms with kitchenettes, this Jasper resort offers an excellent family restaurant, meeting and catering facilities, an indoor pool and sauna, 3 outdoor Jacuzzis, 1 indoor Jacuzzi and a fitness center. Lobstick Lodge is also a great skiing destination with friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Drive to Banff via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Peyto Lake en route. Enjoy glorious photo opportunities of snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and alpine meadows as you travel this route considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Overnight in Banff.

Meals Included: Ro

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

The impressive hand hewn logs that accent the building’s exterior and lobby create the spectacular ambience of this mountain lodge. The massive fieldstone fireplace that dominates the lobby invites you to relax in front of warm crackling flames. Caribou has long been known for our friendly and outgoing staff, always happy to provide information or suggestions for Banff’s many exciting activities.

Make today a day of discovery in Canada’s most famous Rocky Mountain community! The exclusive shops and restaurants that line Banff Avenue bring the tastes and goods of the world to your fingertips. Elk stroll along the wide central boulevards, creating a surreal mix of human and wildlife habitation. Perhaps arrange a visit to Banff Natural History Museum or gondola ride. Or for the more adventurous, try river rafting or sidecar tour (activities and tours at additional cost). Overnight in Banff.

Meals Included: Ro

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

The impressive hand hewn logs that accent the building’s exterior and lobby create the spectacular ambience of this mountain lodge. The massive fieldstone fireplace that dominates the lobby invites you to relax in front of warm crackling flames. Caribou has long been known for our friendly and outgoing staff, always happy to provide information or suggestions for Banff’s many exciting activities.

Today you descend from the mountains back through the foothills en route to Calgary International Airport in time for your return flight.

Meals Included: Ro

Your Fly / Drive Includes

Accommodation for 13 nights

Day 3 & 4 - Kyle, daily riding excursions and on-site events at La Reata Ranch

Day 5 - Moose Jaw, Passage of Fortune guided historical tour; self-guided audio tour of RCMP Heritage Centre

Meals - Full board at La Reata Ranch starting upon check in and ending at departure

A personalised Jonview Canada Roadbook, containing essential travel information featuring overview notes of the area travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides and customised day-by-day routing maps

Provincial Taxes and Federal GST

 

Not Included

 

Airport transfers

Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified

Park entrance fees

Car rental, taxes and insurance

 

Special Cancellation Policy

 

60 - 31 days from arrival:               15% of net package cost

30 - 1  days from arrival:                60% of net package cost

Arrival day, on tour and no shows: 100% of net package cost

Departures May 28 - Jun 6 are not available due to La Reata Ranch
restrictions.