The Grand Lodges and Ranches Tour


For those who wish to live an authentic western experience, this is a dream come true! A fabulous itinerary during which you will explore legendary national parks, relax in natural hot springs, meet actual cowboys and discover a rich and lively heritage! We selected for you renowned lodges and ranches where you will be in position to take fully advantage of western Canada’s wide open spaces. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Calgary

    Calgary Pick-up your car and rendez-vous in the burgeoning city of Calgary. Enjoy your hotel, located in the city center to explore the city!

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 2 Banff

    Banff Explore legendary Banff National Park. You will also have the opportunity to admire Lake Louise and Moraine or to make an excursion to Johnston Canyon. A ride along the Icefield Parkway is recommended as well. (B day 2)

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 3 Banff

    Banff On more day to discover the park.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 4 Revelstoke

    Revelstoke Revelstoke is a quaint resort town in the heart of the Rockies and is a true paradise for the soft (and not so soft) adventure enthusiasts!

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 5 Clearwater

    Clearwater Your destination: Wells Gray Park which is famous for its spectacular falls, its outstanding fauna and its numerous hiking trails. (2B)

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 6 Clearwater

    One more day to discover the park.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 7 108 Mile Ranch

    108 Mile Ranch Following the path of the 19th century’s gold diggers, you will drive along the famous Cariboo Highway. You will stay in a wonderful health center and spa in which you have access to an extraordinary network of trails for hiking. (B day 7)

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 8 108 Mile Ranch

    Continuation of the activities.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 9 Jesmond

    For the next 3 days, we invite you for an escape in an extraordinary ranch where the spectacular landscapes of the Rockies are enhanced with an unexpected, but yet amazing, touch of zen! The renowned spa is indeed characterized by a Thaï temple! You will take advantage of the luxury and the comfort of a world class palace while being in the heart of a wild nature. Moreover, you will enjoy a fine healthy cuisine which blends perfectly with the classics of the Far-West gastronomy. Come experience the cowboy life with style! This is the perfect setting for soft adventure, relaxation and of course, horseback riding! The experienced riders as well as the beginners will live the experience of a lifetime during this amazing stay. (2B and 2L day 10 and 11, 3D)

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 10 Jesmond

    Continuation of the activities.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 11 Jesmond

    Continuation of the activities.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 12 Whistler

    Whistler Continue on towards Whistler, the famous winter sport station whichl hosted the Olympic ski competitions in 2010. Be sure to take the gondola that takes you to the top or walk quietly in its busy streets. Maybe you let yourself be tempted by an unforgettable flight over the area by plane (OPTION). (B,L)

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 13 Egmont

    Egmont On the edge in the wilderness , Egmont brings an experience of the crisp salt air and breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest at a place where every day is filled with romantic moments and unforgettable memories.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 14 Egmont

    One more day to discover Egmont.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 15 Vancouver

    Vancouver Back on the mainland, continue on towards thrilling Vancouver! Its outstanding location between mountains and ocean definitely makes this city one of the most beautiful in the world. Discover its main attractions and let yourself be immersed by its relaxed west-coast atmosphere. We particularly suggest the visit of the aquarium, of the anthropology museum, of Stanley Park, of Chinatown and of Gastown historical district.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 16 Vancouver

    Take advantage of your last day to enjoy Vancouver.

    Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 17 Return flight

    Drop-off your vehicle.

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes

The cost includes:


- Guided Hike (Days 9 to 11)
- Thai Yoga stretching classe (Days 9 to 11)
- Fly fishing(Days 9 to 11)
- Evening entertainment program: camp fire, barbeque dinners, Thai banquet and traditional Thai dancing (Days 9 to 11)
- Cooking desmontration (Days 9 to 11)
- Use of all ranch facilities (Days 9 to 11)
- 13 meals (see abbreviations)
- 16 nights accommodation
- Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:


- The personalized roadbook (OPTION: 89$ cdn)
- Air travel
- Car rental (see www.iglobe-trotter.com)
- Personal expenses
- Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with meals included)
- R/T ferry to Vancouver Island

Practical info

Sarah

My local agent
Sarah

  • Specialist in Canada and USA
  • Holder of a tourism licence
  • An adventurer at heart
  • Fascinated by local culture and people
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Destination
Alberta British Colombia Rocky mountains
Activity
Nature - Adventure Self-drive Summer
Duration
17 days
Code
16
Price
From C$2,200
Comfort
4/5

Strengths

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