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Holiday type Tours
Country Canada
Travel type Fly
Price range From £1399
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 7 nights
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Canada's northern lights

Journey through Canada's vast open spaces and discover some of the Rockies' natural wonders, including Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's largest frozen wildernesses. A fantastic opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis is the highlight of this trip.

Included

  • Return flights to Calgary
  • Seven nights room-only accommodation in a series of good standard hotels
  • Free time in Banff, Jasper, Edmonton and Fort McMurray
  • A drive along the Icefields Parkway and a stop at Lake Louise
  • A visit to the West Edmonton mall
  • A coach touring itinerary as described
  • The services of a Newmarket tour manager
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement
Day one

Fly to Calgary and board the coach for the journey up into the Rocky mountains, to spend two nights in the region's 'capital', Banff.

Day two

Today's optional excursions offer a great way to explore one of North America's most scenic locations. Ride a cable car to the summit of Sulphur mountain, take a trip to the Surprise Corner viewpoint, experience a helicopter ride, and don't miss the Banff Springs hotel, framed against its mountain backdrop.

Day three

Journey to Lake Louise, set against the Victoria glacier, before continuing to the Icefields Parkway - a very scenic drive - and into the Rockies, passing the Columbia Icefield, one of the world's largest frozen wildernesses. Time-permitting, you'll pay a short visit to the Icefield Centre, which showcases the surrounding wonders, before heading into the Jasper national park, to spend the night in the Rockies' town of the same name.

Day four

Spend the morning in the surrounds of the small town of Jasper, nestled amongst mountain scenery. This afternoon, journey on to Edmonton. Dependent upon your arrival time, spend the evening in the preserved Old Strathcona district, the city's historic heart.

Day five

Today you'll travel north to the remote outpost of Fort McMurray, a city on the edge of the wood buffalo region. During your two night stay, you'll have the opportunity to head out to the Aurora viewing site each evening, from where (clear skies permitting) the Northern Lights may be seen.

Day six

Continue exploring Fort McMurray on our optional tours, which include a wilderness survival experience with a local guide and a visit to the Athabasca Oil Sands discovery centre, which tells the story of the exploitation of Alberta's vast bitumen reserves .Another evening of sky-gazing ends the visit, before you return to the hotel.

Day seven

Heading south once more, today you'll visit the famous West Edmonton mall, North America's largest indoor shopping, leisure and entertainment complex. Sample its vast range of stores and food outlets, as well as multiplex cinemas, a Galaxyland adventure-park and even an indoor miniature golf course, before spending your last evening in Edmonton.

Day eight

Travel back to Calgary and to the airport for the return overnight flight home.

Day nine

Arrive back in the UK.

Canada's Northern Lights Touring Hotels

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a European three-star standard. All rooms have private facilities, telephones and TV.

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