Chalets of the Rockies

Experience the best of Canada’s Rocky Mountain chalets with stays in Yoho National Park, Jasper, and Moraine Lake.  Using luxury log cabins as your base, you can explore two national parks, observe countless wildlife (if you’re lucky you’ll see Elk, Grizzly Bear, Cougars, or dueling Bighorn Sheep), and soak up the world famous scenery through a variety of outdoor activities.  Every leg of your Rocky Mountain journey is highlighted with truly Canadian farm-to-table dining options (think Alberta Buffalo Carpaccio and Deer Tenderloin with Juniper Berries).  If you’re seeking solace in the wild without wanting to sacrifice comfort, this trip is for you.

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The Itinerary

Day 1

Upon your arrival at Calgary International Airport, you’ll pick up your rental car and enjoy a scenic two and a half hour drive to Field (located in Yoho National Park). Spend your afternoon exploring the glacier-fed Kicking Horse River nearby, or visit the small mountain community of Field, with only two hundred permanent residents. Accommodations are at the Cathedral Mountain Lodge in a Riverside Premiere Cabin.

Day 2

Ideally located, your home base of Field is close to the attractions of Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake, and Lake Louise. Today is yours at leisure, and the options are endless! Discover the protected wilderness surrounding Lake Louise, paddle a canoe through the turquoise waters of Emerald Lake, or enjoy a trail ride on horseback. Accommodations are at the Cathedral Mountain Lodge in a Riverside Premiere Cabin.

Day 3

Today you travel north to the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Winding your way through Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, you’ll be in the heart of the awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway. The scenic views of pristine lakes, ancient glaciers, and lush old-growth forests all provide gorgeous photo opportunities. If you’d rather keep cool over capturing scenery, try a refreshing dip in glacier-fed Bow or Waterfowl Lakes along your way. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Whistler Cabin.

Day 4

Today you’ll set out to explore Jasper National Park, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. Traversing alpine meadows on your private guided tour, you’ll discover the park from inside your custom photo vehicle. You’re in ‘Bear Country’, so don’t be surprised if you see a Black Bear mother tending to her playful cubs. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, and you may explore the scenic hiking trails of Lac Beauvert. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Whistler Cabin.

Day 5

Today is entirely up to you. For thrill-seekers there’s endless opportunities for an adrenaline rush. Prefer water to land? Grab a paddle and hold on tight while you go white water rafting down the Athabasca River Canyon Run. Seeking serenity? Indulge in a boat cruise on nearby Maligne Lake, a round of golf, or a guided fishing tour. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Whistler Cabin.

Day 6

Today enjoy a self-guided return trip through the majestic Icefields Parkway, where you’ll travel south to Moraine Lake Lodge, near the mountain town of Banff. Along your three and a half hour journey is the Mt. Kerkeslin Goat Lick viewpoint. Fifteen minutes north of Sunwapta, the exposed mineral deposits attract mountain goats who indulge in their favorite snack of salt licks. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, the afternoon is yours to explore. Accommodations are at Moraine Lake Lodge in a Deluxe Cabin.

Day 7

From your base near Lake Louise, you have a number of optional water or land-based activities to choose from. Overwhelm your senses with an icefield helicopter tour over alpine meadows, or hike the numerous trails in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Accommodations are at the Moraine Lake Lodge in a Deluxe Cabin.

Day 8

Today enjoy some time on Moraine Lake prior to departure. Go for a relaxing paddle or refreshing plunge. Today you will depart on a two-hour drive from Moraine Lake to the Calgary International Airport. Schedule depending, you may wish to explore the city of Calgary prior to your flight time. Safe travels!

The Route