9 Days / 8 Nights
Ideal destination for an RV road trip, the province of Alberta offers a variety of landscapes between prairies, desert plains, mountains, forests and over 600 lakes. To the west, the famous Canadian Rockies are home to famous national parks. Lake Louise and Lake Maligne are among the greatest gems of Canada’s natural heritage. To the east, the Badlands region is one of the most prosperous dinosaur fossil sites in the world. This is cowboy country and the Calgary Stampede brings pride to the province as an annual, international event that just can’t be missed.
Discover Alberta in a RV
9 Days / 8 Nights
Daily departures between June 1st and October 4th, 2020
1Connecting Flight required
- Round-trip flights to Calgary
- First night accommodation in a 3-star hotel near the airport
- Transfer from hotel to RV rental center
- RV rental for 7 nights (includes 1600km, early pick-up between 10 a.m. -12 p.m., 2nd driver, amenity kits and lawn chairs)
- The last night of camping is next to the rental centre (3 services provided)
- Transfer from RV rental centre to airport
- Earn Aeroplan Miles
Day 1 - Fly to Calgary
Arrival in Calgary and transfer to the hotel. The province’s first city, Calgary sways between modernity and tradition. Downtown’s towering skyscrapers proudly solidify the city’s reputation as an oil and gas capital. It’s also a cowboy capital, welcoming the largest outdoor rodeo every year. Nature seeps into the city, inciting waterfront strolls along Bow River and across historic neighbourhoods. At the doorstep of the epic Canadian Rockies and the sprawling Badlands, Calgary is at the centre of Canada’s most stunning scenery.
Days 2 to 7 - Discover Alberta
Pick up your rental RV and start discovering Alberta! If you’re visiting in July, don’t miss the festivities surrounding the famous Calgary Stampede, the biggest open-air rodeo in the world. Nicknamed Cowtown, the city welcomes this festival every year. Lasting ten days, it includes a variety of events, including concerts, rodeos, horse dressage competitions, marching bands and a large parade. An unforgettable experience—western attire is not mandatory!
From Calgary, various, different itineraries around Alberta are possible. Between the Canadian Rockies in the north-west to the mythical Cowboy Trail running from north to south and the prehistoric treasures of the Badlands, there’s something for every type of traveller.
To the west, on route 1, towards the Canadian Rockies and its can’t-miss attractions.
Banff is an exceptional destination in a sublime natural setting, known as Canada’s highest city at an altitude of 1,372 metres. Take the Gondola up for a panoramic view of Banff and its historic Fairmont hotel. Banff is also known for its hot springs; make sure to soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Soon, you’ll face Lake Louise, the most visited glacial lake in Canada and the most photographed in the world thanks to its unreal turquoise waters between May and September. Banff National Park is one of Canada’s must-see destinations, with its spectacular views, kilometres of hiking trails and breathtaking landscapes. It is also a designated UNESCO site since 1985.
Between Lake Louise and Jasper, you’ll follow a panoramic road that will take your breath away for 230km. The scenery is defined by clear-water lakes, majestic mountains, and endless verdant forests. You might even cross bighorn sheep, moose and elk… it’s paradise for lovers of flora and fauna! Shaped like a wolf’s head, Peyto Lake is definitely worth a detour.
On the way, a visit to the Athabasca Glacier is a must, 3,000 metres high, located within the Columbia Icefield. You can reach the summit aboard a specialized vehicle to admire the lunar-like landscape. You can also head to the Columbia Icefield Skywalk, a brand-new attraction. A stop at the Athabasca Falls lets you admire a canyon and its towering walls. Near Jasper, don’t miss Maligne Lake, the biggest glacial lake in the world, spanning 23km. Enchanting Maligne Canyon invites you to disconnect and breathe in cool, fresh air.
To the north, Jasper charms with its authentic architecture, boutiques and restaurants ideal for all visitors. Located along the famous TransCanadian railway, the city is an important railway centre. While walking around, you might be surprised by elks strolling along the roads. Wildlife invites itself to the city…
To the east, you’ll arrive in Edmonton, a dynamic city known for the West Edmonton Mall, one of the biggest shopping centres in North America. The Legislative Assembly, known as The Ledge, is a building composed of marble and limestone and is a must-see to understand the history of the province. Location along the Saskatchewan River, Edmonton is a green city, with its many gardens welcoming all visitors. You can wander in hip and historic neighbourhoods like Old Strathcona, between murals and food markets ready to satisfy all cravings.
In the north-east, the TransCanadian Highway towards the east will bring you to the Badlands where a different natural landscape awaits, defined by surprising rock formations, time-worn canyons and unexpected historic sites. Visit the Dinosaur Provincial Parkto discover a cemetery of over 300 dinosaurs, a UNESCO site since 1979.
Further north, on the road to Drumheller, stop in Wayne for the Last Chance Saloon before driving on. Don’t miss the hoodoos, also known as fairy chimneys, to immerse yourself in a spectacular natural setting. Nearby, the Horseshoe Canyon serves up untamed wilderness. The Hoodoo Trail runs along the Red Deer River until Drumheller, the Dinosaur Capital of the World. A life-size Tyrannosaurus waits for you in front of the visitor centre. The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a must-see, with its amazing collection of fossils calling all paleontology enthusiasts. The collection is one of the biggest in the world.
From north to south, route 22 follows the mythical Cowboy Trail, showcasing country culture between ranches, prairies and cowboy villages. To the south, the Bar U Ranch, a national historic site, is a typical western Canadian ranch built in 1882. Expect various traditional activities in a stunning setting. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is surrounded by truly authentic western décor. This towering cliff from where Blackfoot tribes drove buffalo is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Further south, the Waterton Lakes National Park sits where the Prairies meet the Rocky Mountains.
Day 8 - Return to Calgary
Head back to Calgary and stay at a camping site near the rental centre.
Day 9 - Fly Home
Drop your RV off at the rental centre and board your flight home.
Terms and Conditions
Conditions apply. Valid on travel booked through Uniglobe Travel. All advertised prices include or disclose taxes & fees. Prices and offers are valid for new bookings only. Air only prices are per person for return travel in economy class unless otherwise stated. Package, cruise, tour, rail and hotel prices are per person, based on double occupancy for total length of stay unless otherwise stated, and are applicable for the departure date listed at the advertising deadline. Pricing that includes airfare is valid only for the departure gateway listed. Airport transfers to/from the hotel may not be included and are supplier and destination specific. Some packaged travel products for certain destinations may include flight connections at an additional cost ($). Taxes & fees due during travel or in destination are additional and may include, but not limited to, local car rental charges & taxes, one-way car rental drop fees which are to be paid upon arrival, resort fees & charges, tour ‘kitty’ or local payment, airline baggage fees, departure taxes, and cruise gratuities. Prices are for select departure dates and are accurate and subject to availability at advertising deadline, errors and omissions excepted, and subject to change without notice by the supplier. Advertising deadline: July 28, 2020. For full terms & conditions please speak with a Uniglobe Travel consultant.
Air Canada Vacations Terms & Conditions:
RV Rental Inclusions: $5,000,000 public liability and property damage, Vehicle preparation fee, 24/7 on-road support, First fill of propane, Full tank of fresh water, Minimum quarter-tank of fuel, CanaDream Club membership
Driver's license/age of driver: All drivers must have a driver’s license that is valid for the entire rental period. If the driver’s license of your own country is in English, you do not need an international license. If the license is in another language than English, we strongly recommend that you have an international license, as well as the license from your own country. For translation purposes, an international driver’s license guarantees ease of use in Canada and the United States. Please note that an international driver’s license is not valid on its own to drive in Canada and the United States. The international driver’s license must be accompanied by a valid driver’s license delivered to your own country. The minimum age to rent is 21 years old. Only drivers mentioned in the contract are authorized to drive the vehicle.
Terms and conditions: RV rental is for 7 nights minimum. Return of vehicle between 8 and 10 a.m. Plan for afternoon flights. Expect an additional fee of $375 for a late return (between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.). Expect an additional fee of $300 if you pick up or return a vehicle on Sundays between October 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. It’s possible to drive to the United States for an additional fee of $10 per day
Alternate location drop-off fee: Consumers are able to drop-off their vehicle at a different location, if they prefer. This is available upon quotation via our call centre.
RV Insurance: At CanaDream vehicles are insured with $5M public liability and property damage. A security deposit of $1000 is required on a major credit card for the collision and comprehensive insurance deductibles as outlined in our full insurance policy. The deposit will be processed to that credit card at pick-up and refunded to the same credit card upon the return of the vehicle in the same condition as it was received and not involved in any incident claims. Please read full insurance details on Canadream website. Insurance coverage and the guest are responsible for all damages, related expenses and costs. The guest is also subject to a $1500 penalty. CanaDream reserves the right to restrict access to specific geographic areas at any time. These restrictions may be applied at the time of pick up. The guest assumes all responsibility for any expense or loss.
Prohibited Travel Areas:
When operating an RV, the below roads/regions are always prohibited: Mexico, Logging and non-public roads, Any and all unnumbered roads and highways, Crossing any Manhattan, NY bridges or tunnels, Denali Highway in Alaska (Highway 8 from Paxson to Cantwell), North Canol Highway in the Yukon, Dalton Highway (north of Livingood), Eagle, Alaska (Hwy 5 north) from the junction of Hwy 9 (Top of the World Highway) and Hwy 5 West, McCarthy Road between Chitina and McCarthy, Alaska, Northway Road (off AK-2) to Northway, Nabesna Road (off AK-1) to Nabesna, Highway 500 (Trans Labrador Highway) from Goose Bay to Labrador City, Highway 389 from Labrador City to Baie Comeau, Highway 510 from Red Bay to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Highway 167 north of La Doré, Highway 109 and Baie James Road, Quebec., Dempster Highway in the Yukon between September 15 and May 15, due to road conditions (Guests can travel on this road between May 16 and September 14).
Package Exclusions: Meals, unless otherwise indicated, Parking fees, Personal expenses and insurance, Additionnal km on RV rental: any additional km above 1600km will cost $0.41 per km, to be paid locally, subject to change.
Norther surcharge: There is a surcharge of $625 (to be paid locally, and subject to change) for all RV vacations with permission to travel only on/in the following: Alaska Highway north of Fort St-John, British Columbia, Cassiar Highway (#37) north of Kitwanga, British Columbia, Highway 35 norht of Peace River, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut
Campsites: Passengers are responsible to book their own campsites for nights 2 through 7 of the itinerary. The only campsite pre-booked is the last night of the RV rental, this campsite will be located within a 1-hour drive of the RV rental office. Powered sites can be difficult to manage during high season. We recommend Guests make a reservation for at least a 33ft RV, irrespective of the size of the motorhome reserved to avoid problems due to possible upgrades.
Hotel Rooms: When booking for 5 people or more, passengers will be split into 2 hotel rooms for the first night of the stay.
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