Canadian Rockies Part of Western Canada Tours
Tour western Canada all inclusive with Caravan Tours and explore the Canadian Rockies!
Canada’s Western Provinces
The western provinces of Canada include Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, and most are land locked. The exceptions include a small portion of northeastern Manitoba that borders the Hudson Bay (home to the Port of Churchill) and of course the Pacific Coast on the west side of British Columbia.
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta are all considered “Prairie Provinces” and at one time the vast majority of the “Prairies” consisted of flat grasslands. Today, the majority of the grasslands have been converted for farm use.
Western Canada Tour
Your Caravan tour starts in Calgary, Alberta. Alberta offers everything from endless prairie landscapes and freshwater lakes, to badlands, glaciers, national parks, World Heritage sites, and hiking through the magnificent Rocky Mountains.
With Caravan Tours, you’ll have some of the best opportunities to see this part of western Canada fully guided and all inclusive.
Western Canada tours are unique vacations into what is arguably some of the most picturesque destinations in all of North America. The Rocky Mountains of Western Canada, and more specifically Alberta, are home to some amazing sights and destinations including:
- Banff National Park
- Lake Louise
- Jasper National Park & the Columbia Icefields
- Waterton Lakes National Park
Banff National Park
Less than 80 miles from Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway lies the ski resort town of Banff Alberta, Canada’s second highest alpine community (only Lake Louise is higher). Located just above Bow Falls at 4800 ft above sea level, Banff is surrounded by mountains and is the largest community within Banff National Park.
Tour Western Canada with Caravan and Banff is included. Banff tours would not be complete without a visit to the Cave and Basin hot springs of Sulphur Mountain, a series of natural hot springs that were first discovered back in 1883.
Other Banff highlights include:
- Banff Springs Hotel
- The Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain
- Banff Skywalk
- Tunnel Mountain hiking area
- And the ski villages of Ski Norquay & Sunshine Village
Banff is also located less than 40 miles from Lake Louise, another famous Canadian Rockies ski resort and alpine village.
Jasper National Park
Tour Western Canada with Caravan Tours and visit the town of Jasper. Located in the Athabasca River valley, this alpine village is part of Jasper National Park. Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and became a World Heritage Site in 1984.
There’s plenty of things to do in Jasper Park. Jasper tours usually include a ride on the Jasper Tramway up to Marmot Basin ski resort at the summit of “The Whistlers”. Other Jasper National Park attractions include:
- Maligne Lake
- Athabasca Falls
- The Miette Hot Springs
- And the Columbia Icefield glacier
(Take an all-terrain Ice Explorer ride across the surface of Athabasca Glacier, which is accessible along the Icefields Parkway.)
Alberta Foothills, Plains & Peace Parks
Tour Western Canada and like most tourists, you will be captivated by the Rocky Mountains. The foothills of Canadian Rockies, especially the Canmore area of Kananaskis Country just west of Calgary, or the plains of Southern Alberta just south of Calgary, are also very popular destinations on western Canada tours.
For Caravan, Calgary Alberta makes a great jumping off point.
Travel south of Calgary through Waterton Lakes National Park, which became the world’s first “International Peace Park” when it joined with Montana’s Glacier Park back in 1932 to honor the genuine friendship between Canada and the United States. Read more about Glacier Park history here.
Other Canadian Rockies attractions when you tour western Canada with Caravan include:
- Bow River Falls
- A Bow River float trip
- Lake Minnewanka
- Moraine Lake
- And Two Jack Lake
Tour Western Canada with Caravan
Caravan Tours is a trusted Canadian tour operator and our travel packages include all land travel, accommodations, and all excursions for one low price. Our western Canada tours are fully escorted. There’s simply no better way to travel western Canada.
Both Banff tours and Jasper tours are included as part of Caravan’s current all-inclusive Canadian Rockies Tour.
Enjoy this fully escorted, affordable, 9-day tour and discover western Canada and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
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To check availability or to book your own vacation call Caravan Tours toll free at 1-800-227-2826.