Discover a world of fossils, cowboy culture & central Canada treasures, on a unique package combining ‘off the beaten-track ‘destinations in Saskatchewan and Alberta. For a true authentic experience, visit ranches to see how life on horseback was for the settlers of the 19th century & stays in modern urban centres which show the changing face of their community and philosophies.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 13 nights accommodation
• 14 day Intermediate car hire with Fully Inclusive insurance
• 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; selfguided audio tour of RCMP Heritage Centre
• Meals – full board at La Reata Ranch starting upon check in and ending at departure
• A personalised digital Roadbook containing essential travel information and customised day-by-day routing maps
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Day 1- Calgary
Arrive Calgary International Airport and collect your vehicle. Enjoy the ride to your downtown hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure
Day 2 - Calgary to Drumheller
Leaving the city and heading east, you pass through the outer reaches of Calgary’s expansive communities and bass into the Badlands. You may like to independently visit the Royal Tyrell Museum
Day 3 - Drumheller to Kyle/ La Reata Ranch
Today we journey across Alberta over the provincial border into Saskatchewan – the Bread Basket of Canada. Arriving at La Reata Ranch, the next two days are yours to explore this beautiful landscape
Day 4 - La Reata Ranch
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.
Day 5- Kyle/ La Reata Ranch to Regina
The journey today leads farther into the heart of the province past numerous shallow lakes, grasslands and a horizon-filling Big Sky. Afterwards, continue on to Regina for the evening.
Day 6- Regina to Saskatoon
Driving northward, the road leads to Saskatoon – once a meeting place and formative centre for popular rock and folk music in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Take the remainder of the day and explore this quintessential Canadian town. Overnight in Saskatoon.
Day 7 - Saskatoon / Wasnuskewin Heritage Park
Today visit the spectacular Wanuskewin Heritage Park, known for centuries as 'The Gathering Place”. Six thousand years ago, Wanuskewin echoed with the thundering hooves of bison and the voices of Indigenous peoples from across the Northern Plains. The nomadic tribes who roamed the lands gathered on this site of natural beauty where today visitors can relive the stories of a people who came here to hunt bison, gather food and herbs and escape the winter winds. Walking in their footsteps throughout the incredible interactive displays, you will understand why this site was a place of worship and celebration, of renewal with the natural world and of a deep spirituality. Overnight in Saskatoon.
Day 8- Saskatoon to Lloydminster
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
Day 9- Lloydminster to Edmonton
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, the city is also home to large urban parks, bike paths and pedestrian walkways.
Day 10 - Edmonton to Jasper
The grandeur of the Rocky Mountains awaits! As you drive west into the foothills, 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.
Day 11- Jasper
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 shops. Jasper is renowned as the starting point for days of adventure to be had around the park.
Day 12- Jasper to Banff
Drive to Banff via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Peyto Lake en route. Enjoy glorious photo opportunities as you travel one of the most scenic drives in the world.
Day 13- Banff
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.
Day 14 - Banff to Calgary
Today you descend from the mountains back through the foothills en route to Calgary International Airport, return the vehicle at the depot in time for your return flight.Want to alter anything?
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Selected departure dates between June to September
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