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Imagine: You’ve Won! What You’ll Discover on Our Great Global Giveaway Adventure to North America

Imagine this: you open up your January 2025 Road Scholar catalog to find a golden ticket inside. You’ve won our Great Global Giveaway, our contest celebrating 50 years of Road Scholar offering seven learning adventures of a lifetime for two people, including airfare, on one of seven continents.

Now imagine the adventure that you won is a journey through North America, where you’ll explore six national parks in the western United States and Canada. Within these six parks — Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Waterton, Banff and Jasper — you’ll experience iconic natural wonders, human history and unique wildlife. That’s a lot to take in — here are our top sites along this journey for you to look forward to!

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 


The first national park and home to jaw-dropping vistas, iconic geysers and countless opportunities for outdoor activities, Yellowstone on its own is a top site on many must-see lists. Visit Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs to learn from local experts about Yellowstone’s hydrothermal ecosystems. You’ll also pass through Hayden Valley, a hot spot for bison, bears, and other wildlife.

Want to go on a learning adventure exclusively focused on Yellowstone? Take a look at our programs in this amazing national park.


Glacier National Park

Known as “the Crown of the Continent,” Glacier National Park is another national park that offers unforgettable opportunities for exploration. Wander through manmade marvels like the historic Glacier Park Lodge and explore the park’s diverse ecosystem by traveling the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road via historic Red Jammer open-top buses. You’ll also learn about the local culture and its importance to Glacier National Park from a member of the Blackfeet Nation.

Want to go on a learning adventure exclusively focused on Glacier? Take a look at our programs in this incredible national park.

Glacier National Park, Montana


A resort town nestled along the Canadian Rockies and offering easy access to multiple national parks, Banff is a key stop along your North American exploration. From museums to art galleries, there are many cultural options in town. A short ride out of the center of town brings you to Sulphur Mountain, where you’ll ride a gondola up to the observation deck complete with breathtaking views of Banff, Bow Valley, Cascade Mountain, Lake Minnewanka and the Fairholme Range.


Jasper National Park

Did you know that Jasper National Park is the world's second largest dark sky preserve? Learn more about this expansive national park during your visit, complete with a snowcoach excursion onto the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefield. The snowcoach journey is led by experienced drivers who will share a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment. You’ll even have a chance to step out onto the glacier and stand on this powerful ancient ice.

Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada

Lake Louise

It is an iconic image for a reason — Lake Louise’s sparkling waters make it one of the most visited sites in Canada! During your time here, witness the spectacular beauty of Mount Victoria reflecting in the waters of Lake Louise and enjoy time for a self-exploration, including opportunities for short hikes and wildlife watching.

Want to go on a learning adventure exclusively focused on Canada? Take a look at our programs across Canada from east to west.


Ready to go? Enter our Great Global Giveaway for your chance to make this adventure a reality! Go to our website for more information and to enter.