Join us as we travel through Lake Louise, Banff & Jasper National Park on this amazing adventure. This is a tour in our new “Small & Private Series” in our brand new, luxury Mercedes Sprinter vehicle fitted with individual leather reclining seats & many extra’s to ensure your upmost pleasure during your tour.
Day 1 Rapid City, Sturgis & Spearfish to Butte, MT – 595 miles
This morning, we depart Rapid City and head west towards Wyoming and then onto Butte Montana. We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Regular stops will be made for comfort breaks and of course a lunch break. After checking into our hotel it’s time to go to supper.
Overnight Butte Montana – Supper included
Day 2 Butte, MT to Kalispell, MT - 239 miles
After breakfast we head north to the beautiful area of Kalispell, MT. This afternoon we visit the Conrad Mansion. The Mansion was designed by Spokane architect, Kirtland Cutter, and was completed in 1895. The home's exterior is punctuated by arches, long gables, bay windows and massive native stone chimneys. The horizontal lines belie its 13,000 square foot Norman style interior, which features quarter sawn oak trim and paneling, eight massive sandstone fireplaces, and wrought iron dual purpose light fixtures. The windows in the home are consistently exquisite; diamond paned leaded glass windows are featured in most rooms, while several of the main rooms highlight colored & clear bottle glass, as well as 11 panels of Tiffany style stained glass.
Overnight Kalispell area – Breakfast & Supper included
Day 3 Kalispell, MT to Banff, AB - 296 miles
Our journey today takes us into the heart of the Canadian Rockies and the magnificent Banff National Park. Our lunch break is taken overlooking the beautiful Flathead Lake. Throughout this journey today you will be awestruck with beautiful scenery. On arrival in Banff we check into our hotel and maybe tonight visit the Irish Pub for a little supper & maybe a drink. After supper, it’s time to search for wildlife. This is one of the most popular activities for visitors to Banff National Park. Animals are abundant: elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bears, coyotes, wolves, marmots, ground squirrels, ravens, owls and so many more species. And they are surprisingly accessible, both within the townsite of Banff, and throughout the surrounding park.
Overnight Banff, AB – Breakfast included
Day 4 Banff
A full day to explore this truly beautiful area. It’s time to take the ride up Sulphur Mountain and absorb some of the magnificent views. Explore the lakes and visit Bow Falls… just beautiful. Wildlife viewing is one of the most popular activities for visitors to Banff National Park. Animals are abundant: elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bears, coyotes, wolves, marmots, ground squirrels, ravens, owls and so many more species.
Overnight Banff, AB – Breakfast included
Day 5 Banff to Jasper NP – 173 miles
After breakfast we leave the hotel and head north to Jasper, AB. We take The Icefields Parkway which stretches 138 miles between Lake Louise and Jasper. Traveling through the heart of two world-famous Rocky Mountain national parks, this drive is one of the premier mountain drives on earth. Once we’ve completed this drive it will be forever etched into your memory and most likely you’ll dream of returning again and again. Nonstop picture postcard-like scenery throughout the day. What better way to explore than in your own premium vehicle!
Overnight Jasper – Breakfast included
Day 6 Jasper to Lake Louise – 140 miles
We leave Jasper after breakfast and head south to Lake Louise and the amazing Fairmont Lake Louise Hotel. On the way to Lake Louise, we make a stop at the Columbia Icefields where we switch vehicles and take a tour on the glacier. Mid morning is just great for this stop as it’s much less busy than a mid-day stop. We will board a specially designed "Ice Explorer" to a turnaround point atop 333 metres of ice. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket - it may snow at anytime during your 1 1/2 hour Ice Explorer ride! The Columbia Icefield is guarded by 11 of the Rockies' 22 highest peaks. Here, perennial snow accumulates and turns to ice which flows to feed six major outlet glaciers, three of Canada's largest rivers and eventually three oceans. The ice straddles the Continental Divide, two provinces and two national parks. The ice is 365 metres (1,200 feet) thick - about the height of the Empire State Building. Check into the Fairmont Lake Louise and just savor the tranquility not to mention the awesome views.
Overnight Lake Louise – Breakfast included
Day 7 Lake Louise to Swift Current, SK via Calgary, AB – 459 miles
We depart Lake Louise after breakfast for our full day’s drive to Swift Current, SK. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery passing through the rolling ranch land of eastern Alberta and into Saskatchewan.
Overnight Swift Current, SK – Breakfast & Supper included
Day 8 Swift Current to Regina – 152 miles – Sightseeing – RCMP Heritage Center
After we leave Swift Current we head east to the City of Regina. Here we visit to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Center. For the past 136 years, the RCMP has been an integral part of Canada's historical and cultural landscape, helping to form and protect our great nation and playing a significant role in creating the Canadian identity. The RCMP Heritage Centre opened on May 23, 2007 to share the RCMP story with the world. Located on the grounds of the RCMP Academy, ‘Depot' Division - the story of the RCMP is appropriately told where Cadets are trained and the story begins. Housed in a breathtaking stone, glass and concrete building designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Erickson, the RCMP Heritage Centre tells the story of the RCMP using state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies and engaging programming and tours. It's a great Canadian story. It's our story. A story that is still being written.
Overnight Regina, SK – Breakfast included
Day 9 Regina, SK to Medora, ND & Musical – 315 miles
Day 10 Medora to Rapid City – 259 miles
Our journey today takes us back across the Canadian / US Border and south towards the small town of Medora, ND. We arrive into Medora mid afternoon with time for a little shopping before we enjoy a unique western meal with a magnificent North Dakota sunset as a backdrop. ‘Savor your steak while you are serenaded with western melodies performed live by cast members of the Medora Musical.’ After super, we take our seats for spectacular Medora Musical. This professionally produced, high energy, Western style musical is proudly dedicated to the legacy of America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and the time he spent here in North Dakota's Badlands. Each show pays tribute to American patriotism and the old-west way of life. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Overnight Medora – Breakfast & Supper included
After breakfast, it’s time to head home back to Black Hills of South Dakota.
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