21822
Alberta
An Intergenerational Adventure: Explore the Canadian Rockies
Uncover dinosaur bones, search for grizzly bears, stand on a glacier and discover Alberta's rich Western heritage with your grandchild.
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Program No. 21822RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,825
Getting There
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At a Glance

Join together with your grandchild to discover Alberta’s rich Western heritage and the cultures and customs of Western Canada. Journey through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to Banff National Park where you learn from naturalists about its geology. Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier from a gondola, search for and observe grizzly bears and uncover dinosaur fossil replicas on a dig with the same tools and techniques used by real paleontologists.
Activity Level
Active
Walking two miles daily. Elevations up to 5,700 feet.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey the Icefields Parkway, one of the most spectacular and scenic routes in Canada, then explore on foot the Athabasca Glacier.
  • Search for fossils and see real dinosaur remains on a field trip to Alberta's badlands.
  • Discover the incredible geological history and rich ecology at the Cave and Basin Historic Site and leave mesmerized by the beauty of the land.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12.
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Cory Gross
Cory grew up in the Calgary area, living both in the city and on the ranches where his father worked. In 2005 he received a bachelor’s in Museum and Heritage Studies from the University of Calgary and currently works as an educator at the Glenbow Museum. Cory is also a volunteer with the Western Art Gallery at the Calgary Stampede and with several other heritage organizations throughout the city.
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