Flight time: Fly London Gatwick to Calgary or Edmonton in 9hrs
If you are visiting Canada in search of awe-inspiring scenery, then you have to visit Alberta. Home of the legendary Canadian Rocky Mountains, you will never forget the feeling that you get the first time you find yourself surrounded by the incredible jagged snow-capped mountains. Spine tingling beautiful views are around every corner here. Whether you choose to travel onboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer, by fly-drive or escorted tour we can ensure that you visit the hottest areas of the province to capture the best scenic sights.
Calgary is known as the gateway to the Rockies, and the place to be from 4th-13th July as the annual Calgary Stampede, the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” takes over the city. The Calgary Stampede is the ultimate western Canadian experience where you can enjoy Rodeos, Chuckwagon Races, live concerts and much more. We think that the Stampede should be on everyone's to-do list, as you will experience nothing else like it in the world - truly spectacular!
The Rockies are one of our most popular destinations, and we love being able to show this incredible natural wonder to more people every year. No matter how you plan to visit whether by Rocky Mountaineer, fly drive or Escorted Tour, when you visit the Rockies, there are a few places that you absolutely must make sure you visit, such as Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.
Lake Louise is known as the Jewel of the Rockies, and what a dazzler it is at that! One of the most iconic and photographed lakes in the world, and believe us when we say that the photographs don't give justice to the feeling that comes over you when you lay eyes on the incredible blue beauty. In the winter, the lake is frozen and becomes one of the best and most iconic outdoor skating rinks. But in the summer it offers a surreal experience and invites you to paddle in the warm turquoise waters with the sun on your shoulders.
A scenic 40minute drive from Lake Louise will bring you to the bustling mountain town of Banff. Nestled high in Banff National Park and surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain views and as the highest town in Canada, it is a real tourist hot spot during the months of July and August, and the perfect stop for those that enjoy summer hiking unveiling awe-inspiring scenery. Banff is the perfect base to explore the surrounding area, as an exciting and adventurous day can be followed with a lively night as the town boasts a vibrant nightlife and a great choice of restaurants and bars.
Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway en route to Jasper, a magical town with a unique charm unlike any other you will experience in the Rockies. The historic town oozes old-worldly charm for you to discover which has flourished around the landmark Canadian National Railway station. Channel your inner-explorer as you unravel the story of Jasper, and how the community has grown since its inception to the beautiful mountain town it is today. We recommend joining the ‘Explore Jasper' tour where you can experience Jasper National Park by travelling the trails of the early explorers and view the park's unspoiled grandeur.
Alberta is also home to some of the world's most popular ski resorts, nestled in the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies with amazing après ski, unparalleled views and varied terrain.
Call to book or add a hotel when you book your flight online. We have a wide range of hotels across Canada, as we book so many passengers to Canada we secure the very best rates in every hotel - from budget to boutique properties. Simply select the Hotel that you want to stay in and then you'll see the list of hotel options to choose from