Canada is big but you can explore both east and west on our vacation packages in Canada by Caravan Tours. As the bird flies, from Victoria, BC (Canada’s most westerly city) to St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada’s most easterly city) the distance is approximately 4,545 miles (7314 km).

If you search for eastern Canada vacation packages some of the more popular destinations include Toronto, Montreal, and Niagara Falls. A search for western Canada vacation packages will list places like Victoria, Whistler, and Vancouver as the most popular destinations.

Canada has so much more to offer, however. Caravan Tours offers a few overlooked vacation packages in Canada that are well worth your consideration.

Alberta Vacation Packages

Most Americans, and indeed, quite a few Canadians, think of British Columbia Canada when they think of the Canadian Rockies. In truth, Canada’s Rocky Mountains are shared by both BC and Alberta. In fact, destinations in the Canadian Rockies like Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, the Columbia Icefields, and Lake Louise (a glacier-fed alpine lake and ski resort) are all part of Alberta.

Western Canada Vacation Packages by Caravan Tours offers tourists a scenic nine-day exploration of some of Alberta’s most beautiful and most popular destinations. These all-inclusive vacation packages in Canada begins in Calgary, Alberta. The tour is fully escorted and includes stops at Many Glacier in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, plus Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies as well as Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Maligne Lake, and Jasper National Park.

Guests of Caravan Tours also get to enjoy a Banff Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain and a ride across the Athabasca Glacier aboard the Ice Explorer. The Athabasca Glacier is part of Alberta’s Columbia Icefields, the largest in all of the Canadian Rockies. Along the way, there are many opportunities to observe Canadian wildlife including, Moose, Caribou, black bears, Grizzlies, and mountain goats. See our Canada West Tours post for more information.

Maritime Vacation Packages

Eastern Canada Vacation Packages by  Caravan Tours offers tourists the opportunity to explore Canada’s Maritime Provinces, which are made up of three of Canada’s most easterly provinces, namely New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.

New Brunswick – New Brunswick, one of Canada’s first four original provinces (1867), is located in the Appalachian Mountains just east of the state of Maine, USA. The most notable tourist attraction in New Brunswick in the Bay of Fundy and the Fundy Tides (the world’s highest tides), which can raise an incredible 52 feet (16 meters) daily.

Prince Edward Island – To the east of New Brunswick is Prince Edward Island (aka “PEI” or “Garden of the Gulf”). PEI is Canada’s smallest province and situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The capital of PEI is Charlottetown, which is also known as the “Birthplace of Confederation” even though PEI didn’t officially join Canada until 1873, six years after confederation. Prince Edward Island’s most notable attraction is the Green Gables farmhouse located in Cavendish. Anne of Green Gables is Canada’s biggest selling novel. Another notable attraction of PEI is the 8 miles long Confederation Bridge, Canada’s longest bridge that connects PEI to New Brunswick.

Nova Scotia – Although Nova Scotia is Canada’s second-smallest province it was also one of Canada’s first original four provinces (along with New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec). In all, the province of Nova Scotia has over 2500 miles (4051 km) of coastline, which includes scenic Cape Breton Island. The most notable attractions in Nova Scotia include the capital city of Halifax, Cabot Trail (the scenic highway through the Cape Breton Highlands) plus the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, and the Fortress of Louisbourg. Many Nova Scotia vacation packages also include local whale watching tours. See our Canada East Coast Tours post for more information.

All-Inclusive Tours by Caravan

Since 1952, family run Caravan Tours has been offering fully escorted tours throughout North and Central America. Caravan Tours now offers fully escorted all-inclusive tours including vacation packages in Canada on the west coast and in the Maritime provinces.

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To book one of our vacation packages in Canada by Caravan Tours, please call us toll-free at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826).

Caravan all inclusive vacations are a great way to travel worry-free.

One of the main benefits of traveling with Caravan Tours is that outside of your airfare, virtually all other costs are included in the ticket price. Your food, lodging, travel itinerary, plus all activities, outings and even tips are taken care of by Caravan.

Most vacationers find themselves spending very little while on their actual vacation – and usually, it’s only to purchase a few souvenirs here and there.

In addition to handling all your vacation expenses, Caravan all inclusive vacations are also fully guided packages – conducted by professional local tour operators who:

  • Handle all activity payments and tipping
  • Take care of hotel check-ins
  • Keep you on schedule
  • Guide you through the sights and sounds of your vacation destination
  • Make sure your needs are met and you travel in comfort

Guiding travelers on all inclusive vacations since 1952, Caravan Tours currently offers 9 Caravan all inclusive vacations throughout the USA, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Canada.

Panama Vacations

Panama is a small country in Central America and home to the Panama Canal, which serves as a passageway for ships and vessels travelling from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic ocean and vice versa. Caravan’s all inclusive Panama cruise packages feature cruises on the Panama Canal, while exploring Panama’s rainforests, lakes, rivers and volcanoes.

The highlights of this all inclusive Panama Vacation include:

  • Miraflores Locks
  • “Old Panama” city known as Panama Viejo
  • Gatun Lake cruise featuring hilltop islands
  • Locks Transit cruise
  • Playa Blanca in El Valle
  • Embera Rainforest Indian Village
  • Kuna Indian marketplace

Costa Rica Vacations

Costa Rica features an abundance of beautiful beaches, volcanoes and rainforests so it can be hard to know how to divide your vacation time.  Caravan’s all inclusive Costa Rica vacation lets you experience a little bit of everything. The vacation starts and ends in the capital city, San Jose. Vacationers travel north to visit Poas Volcano and Arenal Volcano, and finally back West to the Pacific coast to enjoy incredible white sandy beaches.

The highlights of this all inclusive Costa Rica Vacation include:

  • Poas Volcano
  • Escalonia Cloud Forest Trail
  • Authentic Costa Rican coffee plantation tour
  • Braulio Carrillo Park and Butterfly Garden
  • Rio Frio River Cruise and Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • Guanacaste and Leatherback Turtle National Park
  • Tarcoles River cruise and Carara Biological Reserve
  • Manuel Antonia National Park

USA All Inclusive Vacations

The diversity of our American geography is remarkable and evident in our protected National Parks. Caravan Tours features three national park vacation packages:

Grand Canyon Vacation Packages feature Camelback Mountain, Montezuma Castle, Sedona colony and Oak Creek Canyon – and that is just on your way into Grand Canyon National Park! In addition to accommodations inside the park you will have breathtaking views of Lake Powell, take a jeep tour of Monument Valley’s back country and visit Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park.

Mount Rushmore Vacations are all inclusive and include your lodging and land travel expenses as you journey to see Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore National Monument, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Crow Nation. While on vacation you will cross the continental divide before entering Yellowstone National Park and intersecting the original “Oregon Trail”.

Yosemite Park Vacation Packages are all inclusive California coast tours and start with a night in the romantic city of San Francisco. This is followed by a guided tour of California’s Wine Country plus a Bay Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge. During your all inclusive vacation you will journey into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, see gold mining towns, discover Yosemite National Park, visit the San Joaquin Valley and spend some time at the oceanfront Monterey Bay Aquarium. Before departing California you will also have the opportunity to visit Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills where there’s a good chance you’ll spot some Hollywood celebrities.

Canada All Inclusive Vacations

Canadian Rockies Vacation Packages feature Waterton Park, Glacier National Park, Banff National Park and Jasper. Along the way you will witness majestic scenery, souring mountain tops and ancient glaciers. Ride a vintage tour bus in Glacier National Park, take the Gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain for 360 degree views of six mountain ranges surrounding Banff, do a float trip along the Bow River and trek along the Icefields near Jasper, Alberta.

Canadian Maritimes Vacation Packages are also all inclusive where you can relax as you settle into the East Coast lifestyle. Visit Cape Breton Island, go whale watching in Nova Scotia, visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, and stay in the charming town of Baddeck. A short ferry ride takes vacationers over to Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables. Finally, be inspired by the unique tides in the Bay of Fundy or by Halifax’s oceanfront, or the charming Peggy’s Cove. Along the way your East Coast inspired meals are included in your package price!

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In the past few decades Caravan vacation packages have become one of the most popular and economical ways to travel.

With tourism today, travelers have plenty of options. Once you have an idea of where to go there is no shortage of options including;

  • Self-guided vacations
  • Customized vacation travel
  • Fully escorted vacation packages
  • All inclusive tours
  • Group vacations
  • Budget vacation travel
  • And practically any combination of these

Caravan vacation packages are designed for pampering guests, making them feel special, and providing guests with the ultimate vacation experience.

All Inclusive Vacation Packages

All inclusive vacation packages are very popular with group travelers as all arrangements for hotel stays, airport transfers, and ground travel are taken care of. Most often, hotels and lodges are three and four star quality.

Many vacation packages are also fully escorted so language and local currencies are not an issue for travelers.

All inclusive packages are extremely convenient since every detail is handled for you and included for one affordable all inclusive price. This type of vacation package usually includes all itinerary sightseeing activities and activity fees, and in many cases, gratuities as well.

Specialized Vacations

There are a myriad of specialized vacation packages available for the avid traveler. These may include family getaways, senior holiday packages, or theme based vacation packages such as;

  • Adventure travel
  • Arts and culture tours
  • Ruins & archaeological interest packages
  • Beach holidays
  • Vacation packages for singles or couples
  • And guided travel for special interest groups

Many of these specialized and special interest vacation packages can be customized to suit your requirements and the entire holiday can be set up according to your personal or group needs.

There are even vacation packages centered on specific holidays and events like Mardi Gras or the Olympics. These vacation packages usually include entry to the event as well.

Caravan All Inclusive Tours

Today, most reputable tour companies can be easily researched online offering tours to suit virtually any taste and budget. Tour operators that have been around for a while and are well established generally offer the best value for the money.

Since 1952, Caravan Vacation Packages have given travelers a complete holiday experience at truly affordable prices. Because Caravan deals in volume, hotels and vendors generally offer us excellent discounts. Price breaks such as this allow our tour operators to offer amazing tours. Our Discount Costa Rica Vacation package is a prime example. You can enjoy this tour for much less than what you would pay if you had to book the same activities and hotels on your own.

Caravan vacation packages are all inclusive, fully escorted tours starting as low as $1,195. Come travel with Caravan Tours to Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, or Canada and US destinations like California and New England.

Check Vacation Package Availability or to learn more. visit Why Buy Vacation Packages with Caravan.

Call toll free at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) for bookings or to speak with our travel experts.

Since 1952, Caravan escorted tours by this Chicago based family owned and operated tour company has been delighting North and Central American travelers. Caravan Tours offers affordable fully guided tours that out competitors simply can’t beat.

Caravan escorted tours are very reasonably priced. What makes them so unique however is that they are also all inclusive tours, which are ideal for group travelers and budget conscious tourists who are looking for family or senior vacation packages.

On these all inclusive Caravan escorted tours everything is included for one low, affordable price. That means all itinerary accommodations, meals, activities, activity fees, and ground transportation are covered.

Caravan hosts some of the best fully escorted tours in the travel industry including all inclusive tours in Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, the United States, and Canada.

Latin America Tours

Caravan’s all inclusive Latin America tours are exceptional fully guided holidays.

Vacationers on Caravan’s guided Costa Rica tours enjoy the “rich coast” of Costa Rica, which includes visits to Leatherback Turtles National Park and the Pacific coast turtle nesting beaches.

Caravan’s all inclusive Guatemala escorted tours include visits to Antigua, Lake Atitlan and the Mayan ruins of Tikal and Copan.

Guests on Caravan’s all inclusive Panama guided tours enjoy an escorted tour of the Panama Canal, Old Panama and Panama City plus a rainforest jungle cruise up the Chagras River to an authentic Embera Indian village.

USA Tours

USA Caravan escorted tours offer something for everyone, from leisurely bus tours along the California coast, to Yellowstone National Park, New England, and US national parks tours.

Caravan’s California guided tours travel down the coast of California with visits to San Francisco, California wine country, Big Sur, and Yosemite National Park.

Caravan’s Yellowstone guided tours also includes visits to Mammoth Hot Springs, Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Chief Crazy Horse Monument, and Mount Rushmore.

Travelers on Caravan’s New England guided tours enjoy a scenic bus tour through the New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. This is a fantastic trip, especially during the fall when tourists can enjoy Caravan’s fully escorted New England fall foliage tour.

Caravan’s USA national parks all inclusive tours take visitors on fully escorted tours through some of America’s favorite national parks including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. These escorted bus tours also include a Monument Valley jeep tour.

Escorted Canada Tours

Fully escorted tours in Canada are also offered by Caravan Tours. Caravan’s all inclusive Canadian Rockies guided tours include Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and the Columbia Ice Fields.

Caravan’s all inclusive Eastern Canada guided tours explores Canada’s Maritime Provinces including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (PEI).

All Inclusive Caravan Escorted Tours

All Central American and North American all inclusive fully guided tours by Caravan Tours are conducted by knowledgeable local tour guides.

Visit why buy Caravan escorted tours to learn more or check Caravan escorted tour availability now.

Or, call us toll free at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) for bookings.

All Caravan guided tours are also all inclusive vacations. That means for one low, all inclusive price, Caravan guests can travel fully guided and enjoy all ground transportation, accommodations, meals and tour itineraries without added costs.

Our Caravan guided tours are some of the very best on the market. Caravan tour operators offer North and Central American guided bus tours including all inclusive tours in Canada, the USA, Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala.

US Guided Tours

Grand Canyon Guided Tours – Have you ever wanted to explore the Grand Canyon with an experienced tour guide? Caravan’s Grand Canyon guided tours are exceptional and also include escorted visits to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Other destinations on this all inclusive fully guided tour include Sedona, Lake Powell and Monument Valley.

California Guided Tours – Take a guided vacation tour down along the coast of California and enjoy escorted visits to the California redwoods, San Joaquin Valley, California wine country, San Francisco, Monterey, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Caravan’s all inclusive fully escorted California tours also include Yosemite National Park guided tours.

Yellowstone Guided ToursCaravan’s all inclusive Yellowstone National Park guided tours explores many of the park’s most popular sites including Old Faithful Geyser and Mammoth Hot Springs. The Yellowstone guided tour also includes visits to Mount Rushmore Memorial, Crazy Horse Monument and the Custer Battlefield.

New England Guided ToursNew England’s fall foliage guided tours are the most popular however Caravan’s New England guided tours also include Martha’s Vineyard, Plymouth Rock, Woodstock, Norman Rockwell Museum and of course a guided bus tour through New England’s Appalachian Mountains.

Canada Guided Tours

Guided Tours of the Canadian Rockies – Caravan’s all inclusive bus tour of the Canadian Rockies includes visits to Waterton Park, Glacier Park, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park and the Columbia Ice Fields.

Guided Tours of the Canada’s Maritime Provinces – Caravan’s all inclusive bus tour of Eastern Canada includes escorted visits to Nova Scotia’s Halifax and Peggy’s Cove. Other destinations include the Fortress of Louisbourg and Cabot Trial on Cape Breton Island, Anne of Green Gables on Prince Edward Island and the Bay of Fundy (home of the world’s highest tides) in New Brunswick.

Latin America Guided Tours

Costa Rica Tours

Traveling fully escorted is absolutely the best way to explore Costa Rica’s many volcanoes, waterfalls, rainforests, cloud forests and National Parks.  Other destinations on Caravan’s guided tours of Costa Rica include San Jose, Leatherback Turtles National Park, Poas and Arenal Volcanoes, and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Guatemala Tours

Caravan’s all inclusive guided tours of Guatemala also include escorted visits to the ancient ruins of Tikal and Copan. Other sites including in this Guatemala guided tour include Lake Atitlan, Guatemala City, Quiriqua, Rio Dulce and Antigua.

Panama Tours

Caravan’s newest all inclusive Central American vacation is the fully guided Panama Canal tour. Travelers will also enjoy escorted visits to Panama City, Old Panama, Playa Blanca, and the rainforest village of the Embera Indians.

All Inclusive Guided Tours by Caravan

Caravan Tours has been offering fully guided tours throughout Central and North America since 1952. Caravan uses knowledgeable local tour guides who are eager to share their history and knowledge.

Visit why buy Caravan guided tours to learn more or check tour availability now.

For bookings, call toll free 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826).

Located in Montana USA, Glacier National Park is home to over 1 million acres of rugged Rocky Mountains, pristine evergreen forests, and amazing alpine meadows. There are fifty active glaciers in Glacier National Park, which means the landscape is always changing and always incredible.

Glacier National Park history dates back to 1910. Now, each year, nearly two million visitors come to to experience its full splendor and enjoy a wide range of activities to do here.

Here’s our list of some of the top things to do at Glacier National Park, MT.

1. Go Hiking in the Park

There are over 700 miles of trails for hiking in the Park that can accommodate all skill levels, from short 15-minute boardwalk loops to intense, multi-day, backcountry hiking expeditions. The best Park hikes depends on your skill level and the length of time you have to spend hiking. The Highline Trail (or Highline Loop) is a popular yet difficult 11.8-mile hike for more experienced hikers, offering amazing views. Backpacking and backcountry camping are also highly popular activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

2. Visit one of Several Park Lakes

There are over 130 named lakes in Glacier National Park. Some of the most popular Park lakes include:

Lake McDonald

At 10 miles long and over a mile wide, Lake McDonald is one of the larger and more notable lakes inside the Park. The lower portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road borders Lake McDonald, giving tourists great views of this freshwater mountain lake. Often you’ll spot Grizzly bears, black beers, deer, moose, and other wildlife near Lake McDonald. Apgar Village is located on the westernmost section of the lake and Lake McDonald Lodge (built in 1913) is about halfway along the lake’s shores, accessible by the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake is only accessible through a 3-mile hike from the Logan Pass Visitor Center at the top of the Going-to-the-Sun Road. You can reach the Hidden Lake Overlook in 1.35 miles and then continue for another 1.4 miles to the northeastern shores of Hidden Lake. As one of the most popular hikes in all of Glacier Park, Hidden Lake also offers great views of Clements Mountain and Reynolds Mountain, two of the more famous mountain peaks in the Park.

Iceberg Lake

Iceberg Lake is also a popular destination and is less than a 5 mile hike starting near Swiftcurrent, Montana. This glacial lake is smaller than other lakes in the Park at less than half a mile wide (and long), but is still an incredible sight to behold as it is overshadowed by the 3,000-foot summit of Iceberg Peak.

3. Drive through Logan Pass

The Continental Divide refers to the drainage divide, where water on one side of this mountainous range will drain into one ocean, while water on the opposite side drains into a different ocean. Located along the Continental Divide, Logan Pass is the highest point in Glacier National Park and reachable by car at 6,640 ft. It is also the top point of the popular Going-to-the-Sun Road and offers travellers and opportunity to stretch their legs, breathe fresh mountain air, wander the Logan Pass Visitor Center, or even hike the popular Hidden Lake Trail and Highline Trail. Although this is the highest you can drive in the Park you can still look up and see Clements Mountain (at 8,760 feet) and Reynolds Mountain (at 9,125 feet) towering over.

4. Take a Red Bus Tour through Glacier National Park

Board a historic “Red Jammer” bus and make your way up the Going-to-the-Sun Road in an open roof vehicle while learning all about Glacier Park’s history. These recently restored vintage red jammer buses have transported guests through Glacier National Park since 1936.

5. Go Fishing

Glacier National Park fishing offers tourists the opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. Fish native to the Park include cutthroat trout, bull trout, lake trout, and brook trout. Because the primary purpose of the park is to preserve the natural habitat and ecosystems, there are several regulations and restrictions in place. Only hook and line fishing is permitted with one rod per person. Please check with the National Park Service for official fishing regulations.

6. Go Camping in Glacier Park

In total there are 13 different campgrounds and 1,009 campsites inside the Park. Some popular camping locations include Many Glacier, Sprague Creek, St. Mary, Two Medicine, and Avalanche. Many of these Glacier Park campsites are first-come-first-serve, and very popular throughout the summer months.

Glacier National Park Tours by Caravan

Caravan Tours operates a fully guided Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park tour that includes a full day in Glacier National Park, plus the opportunity to ride the Going-to-the-Sun Road on a Red Jammer tour bus up through Logan Pass, Montana.

For current information on this all-inclusive Caravan vacation please check out the official FAQ page or read previous travelers’ reviews of the tour through Glacier National Park.

Call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) if you have any questions
or to book a Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park tour.

Named the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem” Glacier National Park in Montana is a well-preserved national park. It features over 1 million acres of active glaciers, glacial lakes, alpine meadows, untouched forests, and exceptional wildlife. With over two million people visiting Glacier Park each year, there is so much to experience and learn.

Here are some basic facts and information about the history of Glacier National Park.

10th National Park in the US

Glacier Park was officially established in 1910 as America’s tenth National Park, right after Colorado’s Mesa Verde in 1906 and before Colorado’s Rocky Mountain in 1915.

A UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

In 1976 the Park received its designation as a World Biosphere Reserve, which distinguishes it as having a healthy relationship between people and nature.

Where is Glacier National Park?

The Park is located in the northwestern part of Montana bordering with the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

Building the Going-to-the-Sun Road

Named after the Going-to-the-Sun Mountain, the famous two-lane “Going-to-the-Sun” Road takes Park visitors up to Logan Pass and over the Continental Divide. Going-to-the-Sun road was officially completed in 1932 under the direction of National Park Service Director Stephen Mather. At the time it was one of the first National Park projects to facilitate the use of automobiles inside a National Park. Today it is still one of the hardest roads to plow every spring. Historically, it can often take up to ten weeks to clear the road despite using high-powered equipment that can move 4,000 tons of snow each hour.

The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

An historic event took place in 1932. Glacier National Park joined with Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park (established earlier in 1895) to become the world’s first ever International Peace Park. Today, Canada and the United States work together to protect the natural habitat within these two national parks.

Park Webcams

There are several webcams located throughout the Park to help you explore the area from your own home before going there, as well as to check out current weather conditions. Visit to see popular webcam locations in Glacier Park including:

  • Many Glacier
  • Apgar Lookout
  • Lake McDonald
  • Two Medicine
  • Park Headquarters
  • Goat Haunt
  • And more

Glacier National Park Weather

The Park has a history of extreme weather conditions that can change quickly mainly because it straddles the Continental Divide (where water drains either to the east or west oceans, depending on which side of the mountains the rains fall). When warm wet Pacific air moves in from the west and clashes with cold dry Arctic air coming in from the northeast the weather can dramatically change within hours, if not minutes. It is always good to wear several layers of clothing when you travel, hike, and explore Glacier National Park.

Temperatures down near Lake McDonald can vary significantly also, as you drive up along the Going-to-the-Sun Road to the top of Logan Pass. Early each spring the process of removing snow from the Going-to-the-Sun Road begins and the full length of the road often only opens up to vehicles in mid-June. Between June and September average temperature highs at the Park are between 66 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit and lows are between 39 and 47 degrees.

Visit Glacier Park with Caravan Tours

Caravan Tours’ Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park Tours include a full day exploring Glacier National Park with ride in a historic Red Jammer bus up the Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass. The tour also includes a visit to Lake Louise Canada.

Here’s what some Caravan guests have said about their Glacier Park tour with Caravan:

“The guide in Glacier National Park was excellent, very knowledgeable and entertaining!”

Ms. J.B., Montgomery, Texas

“My favorite part of the tour was exploring Glacier National Park. Overall, this was an experience to remember and recommend to family and friends. Don’t hesitate to travel with Caravan, it’s a very professional operation!”

Mr. & Mrs. R.G., Galliano, Louisiana

“I really enjoyed the Jammer ride in the Glaciers. This is a tour that we would like to take again.”

Mr. & Mrs. K.S., Tallahassee, Florida

Check out all Glacier Park reviews as well as FAQs for this very popular, all inclusive, fully guided Caravan tour.

Call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) with your specific questions
or to book your next Glacier National Park vacation.

For many, Lake Louise Canada is the iconic lake that represents the real “true north strong and free” landscape.

Named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria), Lake Louise is located inside Banff National Park, only about 115 miles (185km) west of Calgary, Alberta. It’s also just 36 miles (58km) west of the town of Banff.

This alpine lake is famous for its glacier fed, sparkling, blue green waters and the glacier-capped mountain peaks surrounding the relatively small lake. In summer months guests can rent canoes and paddle across Lake Louise, or dare to dip their toes into the icy waters that rarely go above 40°F (5°C). In the winter Lake Louise freezes over to offer up one of the most breathtaking frozen lakes in the entire world!

Here are Caravan Tours’ top Lake Louise attractions and amazing sights to behold as you visit Banff National Park and Lake Louise Canada.

1. Stay At the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel

Opened in 1890, The Fairmont Lake Louise Chateau is now 130 years old. This is a year-round luxury resort for travelers seeking world-class outdoor adventures such as skiing, hiking, canoeing, and sightseeing. Situated just steps from the shores of Lake Louise, the chateau is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site that takes great pride in responsible tourism. Guests of the Chateau Lake Louise can enjoy its fine dining, outdoor activities, as well as its spa amenities.

2. Hike to Victoria Glacier

Standing at 11,300 feet above sea level, Victoria Glacier is located directly above Lake Louise and feeds this iconic Canadian Rockies glacial lake. Researchers believe that there are millions of tons of ancient Glacial Ice held within this glacier! Lake Louise gets its stunning green color from the fine sediment known as rock flour that flows down in the water from Victoria Glacier. In the summer months, avid hikers take to the Plain of Six Glaciers to get closer to Victoria Glacier. Whether you decide to hike the Plain of Six Glaciers or get close up views of Victoria Glacier with binoculars from the shores of Lake Louise, we promise it will take your breath away!

3. Visit The Lake Louise Ski Lodge

The Lake Louise Ski Resort is not only open in the winter for amazing skiing and snowboarding but also open in the summer for awe-inspiring views. In fact, the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola will take you up the mountain while your feet dangle below. Be sure to have your camera on hand to capture what many call the “Home of the Grizzly Bear.”

4. Visit Lake Louise Village

The Lake Louise Village is situated just off of Highway #1 and offers guests a limited number of restaurants, hotel accommodations, shops and other amenities, plus a Visitors’ Center. Although small in size, Lake Louise village is actually the highest community in all of Canada, situated at 5,033 feet above sea level!

Canadian Weather Conditions

The weather in Lake Louise Canada greatly depends on the time of year that you visit:

  • Winter months see an average of -7°C or 20°F, as daily highs, with up to 2 feet of snowfall possible on some days!
  • Spring is still very cool and it takes until Mid-June for Lake Louise to thaw.
  • Summer at Lake Louise Canada is typically warm with daily highs of 20°C or 68°F, although there can still be a cool nip to the air. Visitors are recommended to bring a sweater or light jacket, especially if planning to hike in and around Lake Louise.
  • Fall is considered an excellent time to visit as most summer tourists are gone and the winter ski season has not yet started. You can start seeing the signs of autumn with trees changing color. Fall is a very short season at Lake Louise with temperatures dropping down to 8°C or 46°F by October.

Book A Caravan Canadian Rockies Tour

We invite you to take an all-inclusive Canadian Rockies tour with Caravan Tours and experience the majesty of Lake Louise for yourself.  Current Caravan Canadian Rockies vacations include a stop at beautiful Lake Louise in Banff National Park.

Here’s what some past Caravan Tours guests had to say about their Rocky Mountains tour and Lake Louise Canada:

“My favorite part of the tour was sitting in the sun on a bench on the banks of Lake Louise, facing Victoria Glacier, eating a roast beef sandwich while watching a chipmunk pose for pictures.”
~ Mr. & Mrs. E.L., North Port, Florida

“I don’t see how you can put together such an interesting trip for the price you charge. I would certainly consider using Caravan Tours again.”
~ Mr. & Mrs. N.N., Waco, Texas

“Everything was spectacular, the scenery, the exciting animals such as the deer, elk, a calf moose, Rocky Mountain sheep, the breathtaking mountains, the turquoise blue lakes, lovely waterfalls, mountain streams and rivers.”
~ Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Columbus, Ohio

Read Canadian Rockies Tour reviews on our Caravan website. You might also like our post on Jasper National Park!

For bookings, call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) to reserve today!

Affectionately referred to as the “Gentle Giant of the Rockies,” Jasper National Park offers guests endless outdoor adventures, breathtaking scenery, and an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat.

Jasper Park was originally established in 1907 as one of Canada’s first and largest national parks. To this day Jasper National Park offers a more laid-back mountain lifestyle when compared to nearby Banff National Park. Jasper is also a little less travelled.

Just 256 miles (412km) northwest from Calgary and 180 miles (290km) from Banff, Jasper National Park is home to over 4,200 square miles of evergreen forests. There are over 80 species of songbirds that offer up background music to your visit. Jasper is also home to Alberta’s tallest mountain, Mount Columbia, and has Canada’s longest underground drainage system!

Here are our top Jasper National Park attractions and sights to see during your visit to Jasper National Park with Caravan Tours.

1. Maligne Lake

Maligne Lake is just 27 miles south of the town of Jasper and is yet another sparkling blue green lake of the Canadian Rockies. History tells that the Stony Indians of the Kootenay Plains knew of this legendary lake for hundreds of years and it wasn’t until Mary Schaffer explored the area in 1908 and wrote about it in 1911 that Maligne Lake became famous. From the shores of Maligne Lake you can view three glaciers: Charlton, Mount Unwin, and Maligne Glaciers. A highlight of visiting Maligne Lake is Spirit Island, thought to be one of the most photographed locations in the Canadian Rockies if not the entire world. A few trees grow on this tiny “tied island” that is connected to the shores by beach materials.

2. Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway in Jasper is famed as the “Most Spectacular Journey in the World”. This 144-mile stretch of highway takes you through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, past vast wilderness, pristine forests, mountain lakes, ancient glaciers, and stunning valleys. The journey along Icefields Parkway typically begins in Banff and takes you past Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Saskatchewan Crossing, Columbia Icefield (largest in the Rockies!), and into the town of Jasper, Alberta. Travelling back in the opposite direction gives completely new views, as your eyes will focus on new stunning scenery you didn’t notice on your first trip.

3. Athabasca Glacier Tour in Jasper

Athabasca Glacier is one of six “toes” of the Columbia Icefield and the most visited glacier in North America because it is so easily accessible. Situated between Banff and Jasper along the Icefields Parkway, Athabasca is approximately 3.7 miles long, covers 2.3 square miles, and is between 300 and 980 feet thick! Each year the glacier recedes 16 feet; over the last 125 years it has lost half of its volume. One of the highlights of visiting Athabasca Glacier is riding in an all-terrain Ice Explorer vehicle up to the glacier where you can see and touch the ice close up. The weather can be very cool up at Athabasca Glacier with strong winds; proper clothing and shoes are recommended.

4. Maligne Canyon

Maligne Canyon is voted as Trip Advisor’s #2 thing to do in Jasper, right after a visit to Athabasca Falls. Parks Canada has created an enjoyable interpretive trail along the canyon with plenty of informational signs along the way. There are four bridges across the gorge giving plenty of unique views. At some points, the canyon is less than six feet across yet 164 feet deep.  The longer Maligne Canyon hike features two more bridges that take you even lower down into Maligne canyon.

5. Jasper National Park Lodging

Accommodations in Jasper Park range from inns and lodges, to bungalows, cabins, and luxury hotels depending on your preferences. Many Jasper hotels incorporate the natural setting around them to create family-friendly accommodations with awesome views and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Currently Caravan Tours features Jasper House overlooking the Athabasca River, offering charming old world hospitality.

Caravan Canadian Rockies Tour Includes Jasper National Park

Come experience the Canadian Rockies’ greatest National Parks including Banff and Jasper National Park with Caravan Tours. Current Canada Tour packages include two nights stay in Jasper Park as well as ride through the world-famous Icefields Parkway, Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon, and a drive across Athabasca Glacier on a Columbia Icefield’s tour.

See also, our blog post on Western Canada Tours.

Here’s what some past Caravan Tours guests had to say about their Jasper Canadian Rockies vacation:

“I loved Jasper because of the woods, river and wildlife. This was my first motor coach tour. I like the fact that I did not have to drive to see the sights. I would definitely go again.”
Mr. & Mrs. J.E., Floral Park, New York

“Glacier, Banff, and Jasper National Parks are so beautiful. There were many photo opts.”
Mr. & Mrs. K.D., Warwick, Pennsylvania

“Jasper and the area around it was absolutely gorgeous and ‘wild.’ That area symbolized the Canadian Rockies for me. I would love to spend more time there some day. We’ve been home three weeks and when someone asks how was our trip, we still are enthusiastic about the whole experience. We would recommend this Caravan Canadian Rockies Tour to ANYONE!”
Mr. & Mrs. J.S., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Read all Caravan’s tour reviews for Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park tour.

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Tour western Canada all inclusive with Caravan Tours. Caravan offers some of the best opportunities for travelers of all ages to see the Canadian Rockies.

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 Alberta’s Banff National Park, Lake Louise and Jasper National Park.

Tour 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, the 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.

Tour 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.

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.

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.

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 is trusted Canadian tour operator and our travel packages include all travel, accommodations, and 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 Western Canada Tours. Enjoy this fully escorted affordable 9-day tour and discover western Canada and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Caravan’ Canadian Rockies tours also includes Waterton National Park in southern Alberta and Glacier Park in Montana.

Be sure to check out over 150 customer reviews of what others have said about these all-inclusive fully escorted tours of the Canadian Rockies in western Canada.

To check availability or to book your own vacation call Caravan Tours toll free at 1-800-227-2826.