CANADIAN ROCKIES

CANADIAN ROCKIES

  • USA - Canada
$3940.00 - $4995.00

Fully Escorted by a Western Leisure Tour Director, take in the sites and explore the outdoors!

You will spend 11 nights and 12 days Traveling through the US to visit our neighbor to the north. Hitting the best spots on the way and and spending time visiting the Canadian Rockies, national parks and more.

CALL (734) 679-7876 FOR RESERVATIONS

Pricing / Info

Trip Departs June 20th - July 1st, 2020

Departs from two Metro Detroit locations: Sterling Heights and Northville Michigan

[ Trip requires a passport or enhanced ID ]

Price per Person:

  • $4215.00 Double Occupancy
  • $3940.00 Triple Occupancy
  • $4995.00 Single Occupancy
  • Early Bird Discount for signing up before January 30th, 2020!

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To Make a Reservation Call:
Stephen Konewko II
(734) 679-7876

OR
Please email skonewko2@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.

Mailing Address:
Blue Lakes Charters & Tours
12154 N Saginaw Rd, Clio MI 48420

Your Itinerary

Saturday, June 20

Depart Detroit making a few pickups along the way. You are travelling today skirting Lake Michigan on the way into Wisconsin and an overnight stay in Eau Claire. Tonight, join the group for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (565 miles) Holiday Inn Express, Eau Claire, WI (D)

Sunday, June 21

Travel through Minnesota and stop in Minneapolis where you will meet your Western Leisure tour director. Next enter North Dakota with a stop in Fargo for lunch on own. After crossing the border, travel through the province of Manitoba to your destination for the night, Winnipeg. This evening you are free to explore this dynamic metropolitan city. One of the city’s jewels, The Assiniboine Riverwalk, winds along the riverbanks from underneath Esplanade Riel all the way to the foot of the Manitoba Legislature. Featuring interpretive plaques concerning area history, the walk showcases a distinctive river’s eye view of central Winnipeg. (547 miles) Best Western Plus Pembina Inn & Suites, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN (B)

Monday, June 22

Travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway and enter the Province of Saskatchewan with rest stops along the way. Upon arrival in Regina, stop at the RCMP Heritage Center. Using state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies and engaging programming the Centre tells the story of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police including the Force's role in the development of Canada, the role of the RCMP in policing over 200 communities across Canada, the challenges of serving as Canada's Federal Police Force, and the role the RCMP plays internationally. After a tour of this incredible facility, check into the hotel and join the group for an included dinner. (355 miles) Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan, CAN (B, D)

Tuesday, June 23

Continue your westward journey with a rest stop in Swift Current. Continue west with a stop in Medicine Hat for lunch on own and touring of the Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District. In the early 1900s, Medicine Hat’s clay factories distributed stoneware and pottery as far away as Australia. Today, the iconic 1912 Medalta Potteries factory is a National Historic Site, gift shop and museum, providing opportunities for visitors to learn about turn of the century industrial life. Explore the museum at your own pace and meet costumed interpreters along the way. Continue west to Calgary, join the group for dinner at a local restaurant. (560 miles) Residence Inn, Calgary, Alberta, CAN (B, D)

Wednesday, June 24

This morning we continue our sightseeing with a short to Lake Louise, a stunning blue-green jewel, its snow-fed waters encircled by surrounding peaks. You'll enjoy lunch in the Chateau Lake Louise dining room, which offers a spectacular view of the lake and Victoria Glacier. There will be time for you to stroll the grounds of the hotel before departing to the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The storybook village of Banff is your next stop, and the beginning of your thrilling ascent of Banff's Sulpher Mountain via gondola. The view from the 7500-foot summit will be incredible: you will see charming Banff below as mountains panoramas spread out around you in all directions. (160 miles) Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa, Banff, Alberta, CAN (B, L)

Thursday, June 25

The Banff-Jasper Highway is the most spectacular in the entire Canadian National Parks system. Its entire length features snow-domed peaks, waterfalls, and lakes. See an abundance of wildlife, as well as part of the Athabasca Glacier, which spawns a host of rivers that ultimately form the water system for a quarter of North America. Stop at the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park for today's biggest thrill, a ride on a specially constructed glacier vehicle over the surface of the mighty icefields. You will see crevasses and seracs, and you will learn that glaciers are moving rivers of ice, thousands of years old. After this incredible journey, return to Banff for the last of your two nights stay. (235 miles) Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa, Banff, Alberta, CAN (B, L)

Friday, June 26

This morning, you will follow the route of the early explorers. As you pass through Vermillion Pass, you enter Kootenai National Park, one of the many national parks in the Canadian Rockies system. You may see Big Horn Sheep roaming in this area and encounter breathtaking scenery through Sinclair Canyon. Soon, you will reenter the United States in Montana and travel through the Kootenai Valley towards Glacier National Park. Tonight, your accommodations will be in Kalispell, Montana, just outside of the park. (300 miles) Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell, MT (B, D)

Saturday, June 27

Sightsee Glacier National Park via the world famous "Going to the Sun Highway," amid magnificent snowcapped peaks, gleaming lakes, and the virgin forests of the McDonald Valley. Vintage Red Jammer touring cars take you on this 52-mile drive that crests the Continental Divide at Logan Pass and is famous for its majestic mountains and deep valley floors. We’ll stop for lunch on own before we board your coach and skirt the southern border of the park on your way to Great Falls for overnight. Lewis & Clark’s Corps of Discovery came upon a series of five waterfalls instead of the one “great falls” about which they had been told. Join the group for dinner at a local restaurant. (291 miles) Crystal Inn, Great Falls, MT (B, D)

Sunday, June 28

This morning departs Great Falls and travel through the "Big Sky Country" of Montana with a rest stop along the way. Arrive in Billings with a stop for lunch on your own. Next enjoy touring of Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument. This monument memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plain Indians to preserve their ancestral way of life. Here in the valley of the Little Bighorn River on June 25 & 26, 1876, more than 260 U.S. Army soldiers and attached personnel met defeat and death at the hands of several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. Then continue along the western slope of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming on your way to Gillette for overnight. Dinner on own this evening. (455 miles) Hampton Inn, Gillette, WY (B)

Monday, June 29

Depart Gillet and continue your journey eastward as you enter the Black Hills of South Dakota on your way to Crazy Horse Monument for sightseeing of the yet unfinished mountain carving and insight into the Lakota culture. The work was begun in 1948 by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski at the request of Native Americans. Korczak died in 1982 but his children continue the project working with the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. Next visit Mount Rushmore National Monument. You will have plenty of time to walk around, photograph, explore the monument and have lunch on your own. The four figures carved in stone on Mount Rushmore represent the first 150 years of American history. As you depart the Black Hills, say goodbye to your Western Leisure tour director as you drop them in Rapid City and continue east to Badlands National Park (fee to be paid on the spot by Blue Lakes tour escort) where fantasy shapes and colors provide a surreal experience in this unusual park. The remainder of the afternoon will be travel across the plains to Oacama for dinner at a local restaurant and overnight. (385 miles) Arrowwood Resort, Oacama, SD (B, D)

Tuesday, June 30

It will be a day of travel as you continue eastward across South Dakota and Minnesota with rest stops along the way. In the afternoon, enter Wisconsin and arrive in Wisconsin Dells for overnight. Tonight, join the group for a farewell dinner. (520 miles) Holiday Inn Express, Wisconsin Dells, WI (B, D)

Wednesday, July 1

After a hearty breakfast, your group begins its journey home. Relax as you travel, taking this chance to think back on the marvelous scenery and wonderful friendships you have discovered in the past few days. What an unforgettable vacation you've had in the West! (442 miles)