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BEGINS IN: EDMONTON, ALBERTA

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Program #16593RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Start of Program
Dec 18, 2013
Edmonton, Alberta; hotel check-in after 4:00 pm. Welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m.
You will be staying at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel that night.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Nearest city or town: Edmonton, Alberta
Nearest highway: Edmonton is on the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway, which provides access from Winnipeg through Edmonton to Prince Rupert and Vancouver. Highway 2 is the main highway from the United States through Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and Northern Alberta.
Nearest airport: Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

End of Program
Dec 26, 2013
Group transfer by coach from Banff to the Calgary International Airport (YYC) on the last day after breakfast. Anticipated arrival is 12:00 noon (weather permitting).
You will be staying at the The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel the night before.
Location: Banff, Alberta
Nearest city or town: Calgary, Alberta
Nearest airport: Calgary International Airport
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Full service Ahava Day Spa on the second floor of the hotel; city park attached to the hotel; 22 story hotel; 3 elevators; 2 level handicapped rooms

Contact info:
10155 105th Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1E2 Canada
phone: 780-423-4811
web: www.coasthotels.com/hotels/canada/alberta/edmonton/coast_edmonton/overview

Room amenities: Standard Bathroom Amenities, bathrobe; iron and ironing board; hair dryer, daily Globe and Mail; in-room coffee maker with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate; in-room humidifier; selection of current magazines; Wireless Internet Access; windows that open.

Facility amenities: Health facility with indoor pool, whirlpool, steam room and exercise equipment: Malts lounge

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only in handicapped rooms

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check for availability
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Few hotels in the world rival the majesty, hospitality and grandeur of The Fairmont Banff Springs resort. For more than a century, 'The Castle in the Rockies' has been providing luxury in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, a National Historical Site of Canada, has been turning moments into memories for our guests for over 125 years. The opening of the hotel in 1888 marked the birthplace of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. The discovery of hot springs in the area led to the creation of Banff, Canada's first national park. Within this setting, the Banff Springs hotel offers stunning vistas, exceptional regional cuisine and impeccable service offer an unforgettable retreat. The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Alberta, Canada offers a wealth of exciting activities for all seasons, including downhill and cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snow shoeing, skating and a wealth of other exciting activities.

Contact info:
405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB T1L1J4 Canada
phone: 403-762-2211
web: www.fairmont.com/BanffSprings/

Room amenities: All hotel rooms at The Fairmont Banff Springs offer the following amenities: • Alarm clock-radio • Cable television with in-room pay movies and video games • Air Conditioning • Coffee/Tea maker • Hair dryer • Iron and ironing board • Telephone with voice-mail • High Speed Internet Access • Windows that open for fresh mountain air

Facility amenities: Onsite resort experiences include 12 restaurants and lounges, two golf courses, a world class spa, shopping and bowling centre. The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel is located a short walk from the authentic mountain town of Banff where guests will enjoy additional shopping, restaurants and attractions.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for availability & rates
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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8 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips

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