Banff to Glacier: Peaks & Badlands of Alberta & Beyond

Rocky Mountains, brilliant lakes, hoodoos and ancient petroglphys — Alberta has it all. Discover the diversity of Alberta’s landscapes, its pioneering spirit and rich native culture.
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Program No. 23039RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Shaped by powerful glaciers, Alberta’s fertile prairies rise from towering mountains and glacial lakes to imposing hoodoos and petroglyphs. Learn about early settlers, ranching history and how the descendants of the original First Nations people continue traditions passed on through the eons. Set out on an exciting journey through Banff, Yoho, Waterton and Glacier National Parks to learn about the extraordinary natural wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles per day on uneven terrain and some stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Yoho and Banff National Parks and gain insight into the natural forces that formed the rugged landscape of the Rocky Mountains
  • Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, one of the world's oldest and best preserved buffalo jumps, used by First Nations to hunt for millennia.
  • Step onto a historic Red Bus to explore Going-To-The-Sun Road, seeing the rising mountains and wide skies through the roll back top of the vintage bus as you ride through Glacier National Park.
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Hugh Southee
A Geotechnical Engineer with experience in coal mining, Hugh has been leading people around the Burgess Shale area for five summers. With his love of education, he is dedicated to helping others learn about the wonders Mother Nature has created in the West. Living in the Rockies for eight years, nothing makes him happier than getting outside. Hugh has traveled the world for over a decade seeking rock and ice climbing adventures, and he also enjoys skiing and canoeing.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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