Rocky Mountain Discovery

12 Nights

Denver, CO

Expect adventure as you travel from the vibrant American mid-west metropolis of Denver to the culturally diverse Canadian city of Vancouver, with plenty of time to take in winding pine-lined roads and epic mountain passes.  The stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountain Range will leave you breathless as you traverse the Old West of Cheyenne and Casper on your way to Yellowstone, where iconic American natural wonders such as Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs demand exploration and appreciation. Take a moment for a photo op near the impressive Mission Mountain Range, spotting elk or bear as you traverse rugged Montana vistas to Kalispell, know for its vibrant arts and culture community. Crisscross two great nations via Glacier National Park, full of open terrain and massive skies. On the road to Calgary you can marvel at the flat expanse of the prairies to the east and the epic peaks of the Rockies to the west. You’ll have the experience of a lifetime crossing this picturesque Canadian mountain range, including a breathtaking winding drive through Fraser River Canyon, giving you time to explore the small-town mountain jewels of Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Kamloops before meandering down the mountain slopes to the island speckled coastline of British Columbia where Vancouver and Victoria await discovery.

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Highlights

  • Explore the capital cities of Denver, CO and Cheyenne WY, two mid-western metropolises that marry the vibrant spirit of the rustic Old West with the energy of modern city living.
  • Enjoy Yellowstone National Park, one of the world’s principal nature reserves, with visits to Old Faithful & Mammoth Hot Springs and up close experiences with elk, deer and buffalo.
  • Cross the Continental Divide, taking in the Mission Mountain Range, and Flathead Valley on a journey to Kallspell, a beautifully rugged mecca that attracts more than 2,000 arts and craftspeople.
  • Traverse Glacier National Park, cutting across various natural wonders via the scenic 50-mile long Going-To-Sun-Road, a National Historic Landmark and true engineering feat of the modern world.
  • Wander the streets of Calgary, “Home of the Stampede”, a city dramatically situated between the stark flat lands of the prairies and the craggy snow-covered peaks of the Rockies.
  • Meander the Yellowhead Highway, cutting through the Canadian Rocky Mountain Range to visit Jasper and Kamloops, stopping for photo-ops along stunning mountain canyons and passes.
  • Discover Fraser Canyon, full of steep cliffs, rushing rivers, and rugged mountain passes, with pine-lined roads that wind through the Rocky Mountain peaks and valleys.
  • Leave the mountains for the forests and island-speckled ocean as you enter Vancouver, a city full of cultural richness, world-class shopping and restaurants, and a laid back West Coast vibe.
  • Day 1 - Denver Arrival
  • Day 2 - Denver
  • Day 3 - Denver - Rocky Mountains - Cheyenne - Casper
  • Day 4 - Casper - Yellowstone
  • Day 5 - Yellowstone
  • Day 6 - Yellowstone - Flathead Valley - Kalispell
  • Day 7 - Kalispell - Glacier National Park - Calgary
  • Day 8 - Calgary - Banff - Canmore
  • Day 9 - Canmore - Lake Louise - Jasper
  • Day 10 - Jasper - Kamloops - Sun Peaks
  • Day 11 - Sun Peaks - Vancouver
  • Day 12 - Vancouver
  • Day 13 - Vancouver Departure
  • Additional Information

Welcome to Denver. With the impressive Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Denver effortlessly blends the city’s Old West heritage with today’s modern skyscrapers and urban energy. Upon arrival at Denver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where you will you will meet your Tour Director.

Holiday Inn Cherry Creek

Colorado calls out for epic escapes, from Rocky Mountain adventures to days spent exploring Denver's vivid streets. Just beyond downtown, our exclusive Cherry Creek address puts you within easy reach of everything. Reinvented rooms and spaces, fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, invite guests in with warm tones, inspired by the neighborhood's elegant style.

Today’s city tour introduces you to the “Mile High City.” Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist with making plans for the afternoon.

Holiday Inn Cherry Creek

Colorado calls out for epic escapes, from Rocky Mountain adventures to days spent exploring Denver's vivid streets. Just beyond downtown, our exclusive Cherry Creek address puts you within easy reach of everything. Reinvented rooms and spaces, fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, invite guests in with warm tones, inspired by the neighborhood's elegant style.

A short distance from Denver you’ll enter Rocky Mountain National Park where you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. Here, 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Continue through Cheyenne, Wyoming’s capital city and the nation’s railroad capital, to Casper whose landscapes are a painter’s dream come true. Casper has a rich and vibrant history as an important outpost of the Old West. The area is steeped in western history, Old West culture and the legacy of pioneers who forged their way through the mountains and plains on their way to Oregon and California.

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center

Property Location With a stay at Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Casper, you'll be minutes from Casper Planetarium and Lake Solitude. This hotel is within close proximity of National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and Casper Event Center.

Today, take an unforgettable journey into America’s first national park and nature’s wonderland - Yellowstone. Here, the Earth is in action with geysers, mountain ranges and rivers, waterfalls, and ancient volcanoes. The iconic spots – Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Canyon – will be familiar from photographs, but seeing them in person is a humbling experience. They’re not just as good as you’ve heard – they’re better. In addition to superb scenery, the park is one of the world’s principal wildlife preserves. Home to eagles, grizzly and black bears, buffalo, elk and much more, you’re bound to see wildlife wherever you go.

Brandin Iron Inn

The entrance of Yellowstone National Park is just 2 blocks from this West Yellowstone, Montana hotel. Brandin' Iron Inn features a coffee bar, 2 hot tubs and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Situated in West Yellowstone, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Playmill Theatre and Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Yellowstone Historic Center and Yellowstone IMAX Theatre are also within 10 minutes.

Spend the day experiencing more of Yellowstone’s natural wonders. Marvel at a volcano’s hidden power rising up in colorful hot springs, mudpots, and geysers. Explore mountains, forests, and lakes to watch wildlife and witness the drama of the natural world unfold, and get active by hiking along park trails or boardwalks.

Brandin Iron Inn

The entrance of Yellowstone National Park is just 2 blocks from this West Yellowstone, Montana hotel. Brandin' Iron Inn features a coffee bar, 2 hot tubs and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Situated in West Yellowstone, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Playmill Theatre and Yellowstone Big Gun Fun. Yellowstone Historic Center and Yellowstone IMAX Theatre are also within 10 minutes.

Crossing the Continental Divide, you’ll leave the wonder of Yellowstone behind as you make your way alongside the impressive Mission Mountain Range and beautiful shore of Flathead Lake to Kalispell. Centrally located in the Flathead Valley, Kalispell is surrounded by more than 2.3 million acres of national forests and wilderness, offering visitors the perfect blend of natural beauty and rugged Montana spirit. Attracting more than 2,000 artists and craftspeople, the arts and culture flourish here. Be sure to look for the Made in Montana logo when browsing through Kalispell’s unique galleries and boutiques.

Red Lion Hotel Kalispell

Property Location With a stay at Red Lion Hotel Kalispell, you'll be centrally located in Kalispell, walking distance from Museum at Central School and close to Hockaday Museum of Art. This casino hotel is within close proximity of Conrad Mansion Museum and Woodland Water Park.

This morning, visit the Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park, whose pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, spectacular lakes, and big, open landscapes will stretch your soul. Travel along the famed 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road, a National Historic Landmark and one of the most epic engineering feats in the World, before crossing the U.S./Canada border into Calgary. Set dramatically between prairies and peaks, Calgary is surrounded by incomparable natural grandeur and offers an unparalleled urban experience. You may want to get a bird’s eye view of the city from atop the Calgary Tower, ride the luge at Canada Olympic Park, or step back in time with a visit to Heritage Park Historical Village.

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.

Today, it’s on to Banff, Canada’s first national park and one of the world’s premier destinations. Nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, Banff features snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers, forests, meadows, rivers, and sweeping vistas. From its humble beginnings as a hot springs reserve, Banff now consists of 6,641 square kilometers of unparalleled mountain scenery. Spend the day exploring this magnificent area before heading to Canmore for the night.

Grande Rockies Resort - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts

Property Location When you stay at Grande Rockies Resort - Bellstar Hotels & Resorts in Canmore, you'll be in the mountains and convenient to Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre and Canmore Golf and Curling Club. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Silvertip Golf Course and Cross Zee Ranch.

Today begins with a visit to Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness,” Lake Louise. Set against the stark backdrop of Victoria Glacier, the emerald colors and grandiose setting of Lake Louise render it Canada’s most famous lake, and probably the most photographed scene in the Canadian Rockies. Continue along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most stunning roadways, to Banff’s northern counterpart, Jasper National Park. Considered the gentle giant of the Rockies, Jasper offers visitors a more laid-back experience with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. And with wildlife beyond measure, this is the place to reconnect with nature.

Tonquin Inn

Property Location With a stay at Tonquin Inn in Jasper, you'll be in a national park and minutes from Jasper Activity Centre and Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives. This ski hotel is within close proximity of Jasper Information Centre National Historic Site and Jasper Municipal Library.

This morning’s drive along the Yellowhead Highway allows you to enjoy British Columbia’s stunning scenery the moment you cross the provincial border and enter Mount Robson Provincial Park. Mount Robson is the second oldest park in British Columbia’s park system and the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Continue to Kamloops and the stunning paradise of Sun Peaks.

Nancy Greene's Cahilty Hotel & Suites

Whether it’s mountain biking, hiking or skiing on one of Sun Peaks’ breath-taking mountain trails, Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel & Suites has what you need to make your stay in the mountains comfortable and memorable. Cahilty Hotel is a family friendly condominium style hotel with rooms ranging from cozy traditional hotel rooms, studio kitchenettes and family suites to spacious three bedroom accommodations. All rooms have FREE high speed WiFi, cable TV, DVD player, coffee maker, kettle, complimentary coffee & tea, alarm clock, full bathroom with heated tile floor, hair dryer and daily housekeeping. Kitchens are in most rooms. We have limited pet friendly rooms available upon request and we have a secure storage room for your sports equipment. Cahilty Hotel and Suites is located just steps from the pedestrian friendly, vibrant Sun Peaks village with its variety of shops and restaurants for every taste.

Wind your way through Fraser Canyon following the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. Follow the trails used by early gold seekers and relive their journey through steep canyons, raging rivers, high mountain passes, and scenery as rugged as ever. Continue through the lower Fraser Valley to the port city of Vancouver. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Vancouver offers visitors an exciting cityscape set within a landscape of stunning, rugged beauty. Upon arrival, a city tour highlights many of Vancouver’s famous sights, including Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, English Bay, Stanley Park, and Vancouver Harbour.

Century Plaza Hotel and Spa

Welcome! Location may be the key, but at Century Plaza Hotel & Spa we nver forget that it is service that keeps people coming back. Our dedicated staff strives to make every guest's experience an enjoyable one. We are full-service hotel and offer award-winning luxurious amenities.

A full day at leisure provides ample time to take in more of Vancouver’s sights and attractions, or to take a ferry across the island-dotted Strait of Georgia to Victoria Island. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences, offering visitors an escape from the hurried world. Be charmed by Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Explore Old Town where eclectic shops fill century-old storefronts. Let your imagination bloom at The Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s premier floral show gardens, or celebrate Victoria’s colorful British heritage with traditional afternoon tea. Combined with the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and rainforests set against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, a visit to Victoria makes for the perfect day trip

Century Plaza Hotel and Spa

Welcome! Location may be the key, but at Century Plaza Hotel & Spa we nver forget that it is service that keeps people coming back. Our dedicated staff strives to make every guest's experience an enjoyable one. We are full-service hotel and offer award-winning luxurious amenities.

Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight.

Optional Experiences:

  • Calgary Tower Visit
  • Columbia Icefield Snowcoach ride
  • Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Seaplane

Included

  • Welcome reception to meet your tour guide and fellow travelers
  • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Denver featuring Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • Tour Yellowstone National Park, and witness the eruptions of geysers
  • Guided walk at Lake Louise
  • Comprehensive Vancouver City Tour
  • Visit Glacier National Park and Travel “The Going to the Sun Road”
  • Banff National Park tour
  • Guided walk at Lake Louise
  • Comprehensive Vancouver City Tour
  • Calgary Tower Visit
  • Columbia Icefield Snowcoach ride
  • Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Seaplane