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Program #3856RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

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Ben Gadd

Ben Gadd is one of Canada’s better-known naturalists and Rockies writers. Author of the ground-breaking “Handbook of the Canadian Rockies,” Ben has written eight other books and contributed to several more. His novel, “Raven’s End,” has become a prize-winning Canadian best-seller. Ben has received three Banff Mountain Book Festival awards for his work. Educated as a geologist, Ben has pursued a career mainly in natural history, including a stint as a Parks Canada naturalist. He has also taught writing at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Grant MacEwan College. For nearly 30 years, he has worked in the summer as a freelance interpretive guide — he is one of only six master guides in Canada’s professional Interpretive Guides Association — and in the winter as a writer and sought-after lecturer on Rockies topics. Heard frequently on CBC radio, Ben has also appeared in many television items and several documentaries on the Rockies.

Colleen Campbell

Colleen Campbell is a Victoria, B.C., native who has lived all over Canada and in many parts of the world. She holds three degrees in visual arts, has studied in the sciences and has worked as a wildlife field researcher, concentrating on coyotes and grizzly bears. She notes that studying wildlife means learning about all their interactions — plants and other animals — and about how and where they travel. Colleen was also full-time faculty at Mount Royal in Calgary for more than 30 years.

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Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Kathryn MacDonald

Kathryn MacDonald was born and raised in Calgary and can count on one hand the number of Calgary Stampedes she has missed in her lifetime. Kathryn's favorite Stampede activities include: getting dressed in her favorite western wear, visiting the fair grounds for the once a year corn dog, taking in the rodeo and shouting "Ya Hoo" at the kick off parade. Kathryn attended the University of Calgary where she earned a bachelor’s degree. After graduation, she lived in Indonesia, Japan and Australia, but the Canadian Rocky Mountains kept calling her home. She now resides in Canmore, a small town just outside of spectacular Banff National Park. Kathryn owns her own adventure travel business that customizes travel experiences for individuals and small groups interested in exploring the world.

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Aug 10 — Aug 18, 2014 $2445  
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Special Offer: For most programs in Canada, when you purchase your airfare from us you’ll receive free round-trip airport transfers to get you to and from your program! This offer is only available if you travel on the scheduled start and end date of your program. To take advantage of this new service, mention you need airfare when you call to enroll. If you enroll online, select the “Travel—Custom Arrangements” option, and Road Scholar Travel Services will contact you to make the arrangements.

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8 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips

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4.9
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