Country Travel Discoveries 2017 Discovery Tours Catalog (Final Edition) : Page 10

186 7—20 150 17 St Mary Lake Ken Ke en e n T Th h o oma om ma m a s Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park Revel in the stunning mountain vistas and crystal-clear lakes of the Canadian Rockies as you travel through four National Parks, and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Alberta’s Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. You’ll see powerful waterfalls, emerald lakes, gorgeous meadows and snow-capped peaks, and travel back in time to Gold Rush days. The Glacier Park Red Bus scenery is magnificent on this relaxing journey along the Continental Divide as you visit Canada’s Banff, Kootenay and Waterton Lakes National Parks, plus Montana’s famous Glacier National Park. Don’t miss it! DAY 1 –WELCOME TO CANADA! Tonight meet your traveling companions at an easy-going Welcome Reception. DAY 2–HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP/TWO NATIONAL PARKS Start today with a guided tour of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage site and remarkable archaeological record of ancient Plains cultures. Then, continue to lunch in Waterton Lakes National Park, whose rolling prairies and sandy cliff sides are home to over 250 types of birds and 1,000 plant species. Across the border, your home for the night is St. Mary’s Lodge. With Divide Peak rising high overhead, and Divide Creek bubbling along the property, this is the perfect start to your time in Glacier National Park. B, L DAY 3–GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Start today with a refreshing cruise on St. Mary Lake, the deep, cold lake fed by surrounding glaciers that is the center of activity in Glacier National Park. You’ll marvel at the crystal-clear waters and surrounding peaks of Mount Gould, Grinnell Point and Mount Wilbur. After lunch at Rising Sun Motor Inn you’ll board a famous Red Bus, one of the park’s fleet of vintage touring coaches. Built in the late 1930s, these 17-passenger buses have become a symbol of the park. After a unique “roll call”, the driver rolls back the canvas top and heads for Going-to-the-Sun Road. Have your camera ready to catch the park’s spectacular scenery en route to Lake McDonald and your lakefront lodging for the night. B, L DAY 4–KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK/BANFF Today you’ll return north to British Columbia, Canada—and back to the 1890s in the Heritage Town of Fort Steele. First established in 1864 during the Kootenay Gold Rush, it thrived throughout the late 19th-and early 20th centuries, until the BC Southern Railway bypassed the town. After lunch in this historic town, it’s on to gorgeous Kootenay National Park near the Continental Divide. The park’s diverse landscapes vary from snow-capped mountain peaks to warm, dry grasslands. Later, continue on to Banff, the largest town in Banff National Park and one of Canada’s Gla G Gl la a cie e r Pa P a rk rk, k , In nc. c An Astonishing Journey Along the Continental Divide Through Four National Parks BRITISH COLUMBIA C o l Co lu mb m b ia i a Ic ef I e ie eld l ds K oot Ko ten nay y 1D W· O 3 3DU UN F ort Fo t St e S ee le e CANADA ALBERTA /DN / NH / RX LV VH Ban B nff Ca lg gary :DWH :D : DWH W UW RQ R / DN HV 1D 1 D W· W O 3D 3 UN Glac G cie r 1 W· OO 3 1D 3D DU UN Swi iftc urrent /DN NH iington Wa sh W Idaho St . M ar y' y s L odge e Elevations reach 7,000 ft on this tour /D DNH 0 F' RQ DO G MONTANA 10 TRAVEL EXPERIENCES: Personalized, Different, Real |

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