|Non-stop to Calgary||9 h 15 min|
|Non-stop to Edmonton||8 h 40 min|
This relaxing week-long tour has many highlights but one that will most definitely stand out is the two day rail journey from the Canadian Rockies resort town of Banff through to the coastal, scenic city of Vancouver.
Fantastic value in one of Banff's best loved hotels with breakfast included
This leisurely itinerary takes you from Vancouver to Jasper on-board the Rocky Mountaineer, before continuing along some of the most scenic routes in the world through the Rocky Mountains to Calgary.
Colourful, educational and entertaining, Edmonton’s Pride Festival celebrates unity and diversity and is one of Western Canada’s largest LGBTQ festivals.
Gran Fondo Badlands is one of the top 10 Gran Fondo bicycle events in Canada, offering cycling distances from 50 km to 162 km. Ride your bike along the beautiful Red Deer river valley, take in fabulous vistas, the unusual badlands terrain (watch out for the dinosaurs!), cross the river on the ferry and ride over 10 wooden bridges into Wayne (population of 26) on your way to the Baconsaurus Station. Not into road riding? Try the new Gravel Grinder event - ride your gravel or cross bike and try the extremely challenging 92km event. There are fully stocked aid stations enroute and a great lunch after your ride. Staying overnight? Join the fun at the special pre-event dinner.
Edmonton’s Ice Castle will be built in Hawrelak Park and is expected to be open to the public late December 2017, through March 2018, weather permitting. This winter wonderland is crafted by hand, using only icicles and water, and resembles organic formations found in nature, like those of frozen waterfalls, glaciers or ice caves. Guests are invited to not only view the beauty of the structure but also to squeeze, squish and crawl through parts of the stunning Narnia-like display.