Off The Beaten Path : Group Guided Journey : Highlights

Canadian Rockies Quest
Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks


2017 DEPARTURES

7/9-7/15, 8/6-8/12

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Trip Length 7 days/6 nights
Group Size 2-16
Arrive/Depart Calgary, AB, Canada
Price From $4395 to $4795
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Trip Motif Hiking Walking Canadian Rockies Quest : Journey Highlights





No matter how much research you do before traveling to the Canadian Rockies, you wonít be prepared for the spectacle. Unlike the Rocky Mountains, which rise from a plateau thatís 5,000 to 8,000 feet high, Albertaís Front Range shoots up from the flat, brown ocean of the prairie, close to sea level. It startles. On this journey into the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site, youíll examine splendor in its best iteration of physical form. In Yoho (a Cree expression of awe and wonder) National Park, youíll be amazed by dizzying peaks, vertical rock walls and altitudinous waterfalls. Although almost 97 percent of Jasper National Parkís 4,247 square miles is protected wilderness, youíll find breathtaking trails right outside your doorstep. Surround yourself with wildflowers in the Edith Cavell Meadows, and then travel the Icefields Parkway, one of the continentís most scenic drives. On the trail to Johnston Canyon in Banff, follow canyon-clinging catwalks and cliff-mounting staircases to the gorgeís cascading falls. You do your homework, but you also realize that nothing takes the place of experience.