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Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park Featuring the Calgary Stampede-Dbl

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This tour combines the majesty of the Canadian Rockies and the beauty of Montana's Glacier National Park, plus reserved seating for the Calgary Stampede. Day one is a travel day. Tonight, mingle with your fellow travelers during a cocktail reception this evening. Day two visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world’s oldest, best preserved buffalo jumps. Head-Smashed-In, in the foothills of the Rockies, has been used continuously by Aboriginal people for over 5,500 years. A Blackfoot guide brings to life the culture of the Plains people, the Buffalo Hunt, and the many secrets uncovered in archaeological digs. Continue traveling to Waterton Lakes National Park. En route, pass through quaint villages and travel along roads sometimes traversed by grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, cougars, wolves, moose and elk. Tonight, enjoy dinner overlooking Waterton Lake. Day three experience Glacier National Park. Glacier preserves over one million acres of forests, Alpine meadows and lakes, and is home to over 70 species of mammals and 270 species of birds. Enjoy a ride aboard one of its famous Jammer cars – built in the 1930s – along one of the most breathtaking roads in North America. Going-to-the-Sun Road stretches across the Continental Divide and offers incredible views of the valley and Glacier National Park. Day four journey to Banff and soak in a backdrop of wonderful wildlife and the majestic Canadian Rockies. Upon arrival, enjoy stops at the lovely Bow Falls and the fascinating Hoodoos, also known as the “Land of Sleeping Giants.” Day five set out along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and behold lofty waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped mountain ranges. Stop at the Athabasca Glacier where it’s your choice! Choose a fun ride across this mass of glacial ice, which is over 1,000 feet thick, the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle -OR- take a walk onto a glass bottom platform at the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley. This afternoon, stop at stunning Peyto Lake, a glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity. Day six it’s off to the Calgary Stampede which has been entertaining people since 1912! Travel to the Stampede grounds and visit the Midway, an authentic Native American village, various exhibits, and enjoy entertainment. The rodeo is the heart of the Calgary Stampede and your seat is reserved this afternoon to observe this festive show and cheer for one of your local favorites. This evening offers the opportunity of reserved seating for a great view of the Stampede performances including the Chuckwagon races and musical entertainment. Day seven your adventure comes to a close and you head home.
 
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Class Details

7 Sessions
Daily

Location
Yosemite Hall Parking Lot, West Campus

Instructor
Community Education Host 

 

Notice

Please read:  Cancellation waiver insurance, airfare, hotel accommodations, hotel transfers, and 9 Meals included. $775 deposit per person due upon registration. Save $150.00 and book by January 7, 2020.

Tuition: 

$3,924.00

Registration Closes On
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 @ 12:00 AM


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/7/2020 - 7/13/2020 Daily - Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun 6:30 AM - 11:59 PM Modesto, Yosemite Hall Parking Lot, West Campus  Map, Room: Parking Lot 211 Community Education Host