Glowbus Canadian Trip

Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer

  • CALGARY: Sept 5 & 6, 2001 - A walking tour and a city tour prior to the Globus tour. Calgary's major sights on the Globus tour, including Stampede Park and the Saddledome Stadium.
  • GROUP: Our Traveling Companions. Our Tour Director was Jill Sullivan.
  • FORT CALGARY: A tour of the home of the Northwest Mounted Police.
  • BANFF: Sept 7, 2001 - Enter the scenic heart of the Canadian Rockies - Banff National Park. Afternoon sightseeing includes a gondola ride up Sulpher Mountain, with stops at the Hoodoos along the Bow River and at Bow Falls.
  • HELI_HIKE: Sept 8, 2001 - A 10-minute helicopter ride into the Rockies takes you to the headwaters of Cougar Creek. A 2 and 1/2 hour hike is in the alpine meadows. The guide, Kristi Beetch, was on hand to share information about the flora and help spot wildlife.
  • TAKAKKAW FALLS, EMERALD LAKE, NATURAL BRIDGE, and MORAINE LAKE: Sept 9, 2001 - Travel to Lake Louise and see the Natural Bridge spanning Kicking Horse River, Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park, the spiral Tunnel overlook, and Moraine Lake.
  • TEA HOUSE: Sept 10, 2001 - Hike to the Plain of the Six Glaciers Teahouse from the Chateau Lake Louise. The hike was 5.3 km with an elevation gain of 365 meters (1200 ft).
  • LAKE LOUISE: Overnight accommodations are lakeside rooms at the Chateau Lake Louise. Sept 11, 2001 - After the stay at Lake Louise, follow the Icefield Parkway and head for Jasper National Park. Scale Bow River Pass, with splendid views of Peyto Lake. Then climb Sunwapa Pass for stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses. See Athabasca Falls before reaching the resort village of Jasper.
  • COLUMBIA ICEFIELD: Sept 11, 2001 - Stop at the 1000-foot thick Columbia Icefield for a ride aboard a snowcoach.
  • JASPER: Sept 11 and 12, 2001 - Join the raft trip down the historic Athabasca River. Swimming in the heated pool.
  • MALIGNE LAKE and MALIGNE CANYON: Sept 12, 2001 - Join the excursion to Maligne Lake for a fully narrated cruise to Spirit Island.
  • TRAIN: Sept 13, 2001 - Board the Rocky Mountaineer for a two-day, all daylight, classic rail journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast. You'll see Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Then follow the route of the "Overlanders" and the mighty Thompson River, while enjoying spectacular vistas of the Monashee Mountains and Alberta Icefields. Overnight in Kamloops.
  • TRAIN: Sept 14, 2001 - Re-board the train and travel along the South Thompson River, continuing through the stark beauty of the Fraser Canyon, and the raging turbulence of mighty Hell's Gate. Then leave the canyon and pass through the fertile fields of the Fraser Vally surrounded by the snow-capped Coast Mountains. Arrive at Vancouver's Pacific Central Station in the early evening and transfer to your Vancouver hotel.
  • VANCOUVER: A walking tour and a city tour after the Globus tour.
  • VICTORIA: Sept 15, 2001 - Take a day to venture to Victoria. After a 90 minute ferry ride through the Gulf Islands, you will visit The Butchart Gardens where over 50 acres of magnificent gardens await you. Next enjoy a scenic ocean drive with vistas of Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains, followed by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, and Beacon Hill Park. Upon arriving in Victoria, the Parliament Buildings, and other attractions around the Inner Harbor.
  • BUTCHART GARDENS: Sept 15, 2001 - Part of the Victoria adventure. Visit The Butchart Gardens where over 50 acres of magnificent gardens await you.
  • WHISTLER and SHANNON FALLS: Sept 16, 2001 - Enjoy the magic of Whistler Village. The tour starts with a relaxing trip up the Sea to Sky Highway, which overlooks Howe Sound. Stop at Shannon Falls, at over 1000 feet, it is one of North America's highest waterfalls. Continue to the quaint alpine village of Whistler.

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    Roger L. Klingeman
    Last Modified: November 19, 2001