Join us for a special departure of our affordable escorted holiday through the Canadian Rockies—beginning with the Calgary Stampede and ending with an Alaska cruise through the inside passage! Begin in Calgary, Alberta, for the Calgary Stampede with daily passes to the Stampede grounds, rodeo admission, chuckwagon races, and the Grandstand Show. You’ll also enjoy guided sightseeing at Fort Calgary, the Saddledome, and Canada Olympic Park. Depart Calgary for Banff National Park for a full day at leisure to explore the magnificent park and its wildlife. You’ll venture on to exquisite Lake Louise, reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Cross over three mountain passes amid snowcapped peaks and alpine lakes before reaching Columbia Icefield.
Board the Columbia Ice Explorer to traverse the 750-foot thick ice. Arrive in Jasper for two nights in stunning Jasper National Park for an orientation of Canada’s largest national park. Enjoy free time to explore the park with an eye out for bear, moose, caribou, and wolves!
Board your train to embark over the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver, British Columbia. Travel through breathtaking scenery on VIA Rail’s Canadian® for train travel reminiscent of a bygone era. Travel in comfort in Sleeper Plus class in vintage rail cars with domed observation cars for spectacular views of the Canadian wilderness and ranchlands from Jasper National Park to Vancouver. In Vancouver, enjoy guided sightseeing in Chinatown, Gastown, and Stanley Park. Next, board the ferry across the spectacular Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island for sightseeing in Victoria, including the fabulous Butchart Gardens and totem poles of Thunderbird Park. Also enjoy a free day with optional activities, including a whale watching cruise.
Return to Vancouver to embark your Holland America ship to Alaska. With stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and scenic cruising in Glacier Bay, you’ll have the chance to see the rich wildlife in the extraordinary scenery on land and sea. This value holiday in Canada is an explorer’s dream—from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska’s Inside Passage.