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Banff Canada - Rocky Mountains - Vacation 
40's - 50's and 60's Singles Vacations

July 14 - July 20, 2019
$2759 - Superior Rooms

Spectacular Scenery - Amazing Activities - Wondrous Wildlife
Towering mountains, vibrant blue glacial lakes, thundering waterfalls, raging rivers, wildlife surprises await you in Banff, Canada. The scenery feels closer to dream than reality and you can’t help being awed by the unfathomable natural forces that carved the landscape. Discover the Canadian Rocky Mountains with Best Single Travel and view ice-capped peaks, walk on on a Glacier and visit the famous Lake Louise. Whether you're into outdoor activities, admire great scenery or love the mountain air there is something for you in the Rockies.

 

Banff, Canada - Rocky Mountain Summer Singles Vacation Itinerary

Vacation Day 1: Arrival & Check In
Rooftop hottub Moose hotelFly into Calgary airport (YYC) and make your way to Banff and the group's hotel,  Moose Hotel and Suites, Nestled in the outdoor wonderland, this mountain hotel offers two roof-top hot pools, an indoor pool, luxurious spa services and is located on Banff Avenue, the main street in town, surrounded by mountains and plenty of activities to keep us busy. The shops and restaurants of downtown Banff are just a 10-minute walk and we can take advantage of the complimentary passes for the Banff Roam transit.
Tonight meet your tour leader and fellow travelers at our meet, greet and Welcome Burger Bash (7:00 pm)

 

Vacation Day 2: Wildlife Tour morning - lunch in town then Gondola Ride - Dinner
Banff wildlifeUncover the secrets of Banff, an historic mountain haven, with our local guide leading the way. Gaze at stunning views, stroll down spectacular rails and hear legends of Banff’s past. The town filled with culture and history, is surrounded by an untamed wilderness. Hear stories of 11,000 years of history, hidden in these rugged hills. We’ll stop at the iconic Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and the “oh wow!” view at Surprise Corner. We'll venture down peaceful pine-scented trails and learn about the wildlife habitat. Our tour ends in downtown where we will have free time for lunch and shopping.
Banff viewSoar to the top of Sulphur Mountain and appreciate a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges, with breathtaking vistas in every direction. Glide on the Banff Gondola, up over the treetops to the crest of a steep-sided Rocky Mountain peak and step out into a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience at 7,486 feet. Stroll along the ridge-top boardwalk where the views get better with every step. Take one of the scenic hikes like, the self-guided Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to Sanson's Peak. At the peak experience the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station, a Canadian National Historic Site. More adventurous hikers can try the South East Ridge Trail that runs along the ridge of the mountain, taking you to Sulphur Mountain's true summit. While on top don't miss the new multi-sensory Above Banff Theatre. Soar over the Canadian Rockies from the perspective of a fierce bird of prey: the bald eagle.
Pizza, appetizers, beer (not included) and bowling, what a great way to spend the evening, all in in a great big ole beer hall. Bring your skill as balls and shoes are included.

Vacation Day 3: Icefield Parkway - Athabasca Glacier
Athabasca GlacierWhat’s the most unforgettable tour in the Canadian Rockies? A scenic day spent exploring the highest road in Canada - the Icefields Parkway. On our full day journey, witness the evidence left behind by many ice ages, Icy blue glaciers that cling to the face of several majestic mountains and deep blue lakes. We will stop at Peyto Lake, Bridal Falls during the journey out, however, the highlight of this day is a visit to the Athabasca Glacier which seeps down from the central core of the Columbia Icefield.
Athabasca Glacier 2Board a specially designed Ice Explorer vehicle and ride up onto the glacier, passing an ancient forest and spectacular viewpoints. Then, step out on to the glacier itself, which is the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic.
On the return, be on the lookout for wildlife including elk, moose, bighorn sheep, black bear and coyote! Capture some memorable photos when we make return stops at the Crowfoot Glacier and Bow Lake. We will be talking about this experience for the rest of our lives.


Vacation Day 4: Whitewater Rafting - Banff Hot Springs  
banff raftingThe Canadian Rockies offers rafting in both mild and wild rivers for every level of adventure seeker, even for those who aren’t sure they are!  Experience a great morning whitewater rafting, one of the highlights of our Canadian Rockies trip. Best part is -  you get to choose your adventure speed. 
Winding through the picturesque landscape of Kananaskis Country, the Kananaskis River is a great whitewater experience. The Kananaskis River has class 2 and 3 river and offers the novice rafter a thrilling and fun introduction to whitewater rafting.
The Horseshoe Canyon section offers spectacular scenery, big waves and up to Grade 4 whitewater and offers adventure lovers rafting thrills and excitement. Experience a sense of remoteness while you raft your way through shale canyons and awesome whitewater.
Banff springsThis afternoon it is time to relax and soak in the steamy hot mineral water where travelers have come to ‘take the waters’ for over a hundred years. We will take the Roam transit to Banff National Park’s only hot springs pool for an authentic heritage experience. The elevation of Banff Upper Hot Springs, at 5,200 feet, makes it the highest in Canada. The hot pool is outdoors and while in the pool, we can look across the valley to Mount Rundle.
Tonight is live music at Wild Bills Legendary Saloon so let's enjoy the best BBQ and country comfort food in Banff. Wild Bills has  three distinct bars, flat screen TV’s, along with Banff’s largest dance floor and only Mechanical Bull.

 

Vacation Day 5: Free day to enjoy a hike, shopping...   
There are so many indoor and outdoor activities to do in and around Banff, we left today open for you to choose your passion. Hike, bike, shop, take a tour or just relax. Take a leisurely hike to the Cave & Basin National Historic Site. A short walk from the Bow River bridge takes us to the birthplace of Canada’s first national park. Three railway workers discovered warm water springs on this site in 1883. Two interpretive boardwalk trails explain the history of the area, and the fascinating plants and animals that flourish in this warm springs habitat. Lots of ideas will be available.
Tonight we get together for a fun pasta dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory.

 

Vacation Day 6: Lake Louise & Moraine Lake 
Moraine LakeAfter breakfast we begin our day trip to hike Lake Louise and admire Moraine Lake. UNESCO has protected both areas because of their priceless natural beauty. Watch for wildlife as we make our way to the beautiful Lake Louise, known as the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”.
Our 5 hour leisurely hike starts along Lake Louise's shoreline to the back of the lake before we ascend up an ancient glacial valley to the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House. As we get higher, the color of the lake becomes even more stunning and the crowds begin to disappear. Our trail takes us close to Mount Lefroy, Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier plus offers plain of six glaciers tea houseincredible views and opportunities to see wildlife. We may encounter Hoary marmots, Chipmunks, Squirrels, Pika, Mountain Goats and Grizzly Bears. We will stop along the way for a picnic lunch before we reach our destination, the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House where cakes and tea are sold all day long.
Next we drive to Moraine Lake for a 1.5 hour stop. Snap some photos of the lake before walking to the Rockpile, where we’ll find a spectacular view of Moraine Lake. Take a short walk up the Rock Pile pathway for the famous view of the lake or rent a canoe.
Our Farewell Dinner will be at one of the famous Banff Ave Brewing Company, Banff’s first and only brew pub.

 

Vacation Day 7: Travel to Calgary
Our Rocky Mountains vacation has come to an end. After breakfast make your way back to Calgary for your flight home or for an optional post night downtown Calgary. 

Post Night Option: Calgary, Canada
Includes - Hotel with breakfast - Shuttle Banff to Calgary - City tour - $225 Share / $350 Single Room
calgary canadaAfter our shuttle ride from Banff, check-in to the International Hotel and Spa, Calgary . Drop your luggage off (rooms might not be ready) and let's get a bite to eat before we have an early night city tour.
Although Calgary is often thought of as being a cosmopolitan city, it has maintained its country roots. Enjoy the diverse stories that provide an entertaining view of the city that was once known as “rail town”, “sandstone city”, and finally “oil town”.  Visit Heritage Park, an historical village that showcases the history of Western Canada from 1860 to 1950. It is Canada’s largest living museum, divided into four areas that each represent a different period of time, and has over 180 attractions and exhibits.

 

Banff, Canada - Rocky Mountains - Singles Vacation


Date: July 14 - July 20, 2019

Price: $2,759 Superior Room Share

 

Singles Vacation Includes

* 6 Nights Accommodations

* Breakfast Daily -2 Lunches - 5 Dinners

* All Activities and Tours Listed

* Dedicated Singles Tour Leader
* Guided Tours per itinerary
* All Taxes and Surcharges
Gratuities at Hotel


 *The price per person is for a double room. Best Single Travel provides free roommate matching on all our vacations, so there is never a need to pay a "single supplement". If you wish to room alone it is $1500 additional.


Not Included

* Airfare
* Tour Guide Gratuities
* Airport/Hotel Shuttles - Banff Airporter (10% Off with promo code banff.com) - https://banffairporter.com/

  

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