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8-Day Aurora Viewing and Rocky Autumn Tour from Yellowknife Tour Code: 322-18741

From USD$1226
Daily
Yellowknife, Canada
English; Mandarin Chinese
8 7
Visit Calgary, Banff National Park (Bow Falls, Bow Lake, Johnston Creek, Peyto Lake, Sulfur Mountain Gondola Ride, Surprise Corner), Yoho National Park (Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge), Jasper National Park (Athabasca Falls, Glacier Skywalk, Icefields Parkway, Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake), Yellowknife (Aurora Borealis Viewing).
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/person)
    Single $1854
    Double $1226
    3rd Person
    Adult $876
    Child
    (Age 0-15yrs)
    $825
    4th Person
    Adult $847
    Child
    (Age 0-15yrs)
    $825
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Pricing Policy

Admission fees AdultChild
National Parks Admission + Breakfasts - Surcharge $88$59
Optional Meal Plan (/person) AdultChild
4 Lunchs - Surcharge $132$132
Hotel Option (/room) SingleDoubleTripleQuadruple
Location Upgrade - 2 Nights Banff Town Core Banff Aspen Lodge or similar - Surcharge $193$193$193$193
Activity Options Date / Date RangeAdultChild
Great Slave Lake Fishing with lunch - Surcharge Year round $129$129
3-hour Cameron Falls - Surcharge Year round $77$77
Calgary City Guided Tour - Surcharge Year round $64$64
Crosslron Mills Outlets with Transfer - Surcharge Year round $41$41
Heritage Park with Transfer - Surcharge Year round $48$41
Calgary Zoo with Transfer - Surcharge Year round $27$18
Maligne Lake Cruise+Ice Explorer+Skywalk+Gondola - Surcharge 2022-08-09~2022-10-04 $168$84
Ice Explorer+Skywalk+Gondola - Surcharge 2022-10-05~2022-10-31 $120$60
2 Hours Banff Photo + Wildlife Night Tour with Transfer - Surcharge Year round $56$56
Evening Activity - Banff Bow River Horseback Ride (1 hour) - Surcharge Year round $69$69
  • Child rate is applicable for those who are 0-15 years old.
  • Child car seat is available with surcharge of C$30 during the trip. Please contact us in advance if you have any need.
Optional Activity - Banff Gondola:
Excellent view: overlooking the beautiful scenery of Banff Town, a hurdle of Rocky Mountains and the town near the town from the heights. High-altitude experience: Two-kilometer high-altitude experience, not to be missed.

*If not joining this activity, you will be self-exploring at the Banff Sulphur Mountain gondola base

Optional Activity - Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer & Skywalk:
The Columbia Icefield Adventure reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Then, Walk on a cliff-edged walkway, high above the Sunwapta Valley on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

*If not joining this activity, you will be self-explorering at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre or walk to the bottom of the glacier at your own risk

Optional Activity - Maligne Lake Cruise:
Maligne Lake Boat Tours introduce you to the azure-blue waters and majestic scenery of Maligne Lake. You can take the 90-minute cruise to Spirit Island, named the “Best Boat Tour in Canada” by Reader’s Digest, or specialty cruises like the Through the Lens cruise for photographers. Guided fishing tours are also available, along with canoe and kayak rentals, hiking trails, afternoon tea at the historic Maligne Lake Chalet, and dining at The View restaurant.

If not joining this activity, you will be self-exploring the Maligne Lake (trail available)
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Day 1: Yellowknife

After arrival in Yellowknife airport, please take bus to hotel for check-in. After dinner, we will drive to watch the aurora.
  • Yellowknife, NT

    Yellowknife, NT
    Yellowknife is the capital and largest city of Canada's Northwest Territories. It sits on the Great Slave Lake, not far south of the Arctic Circle. It draws visitors for its amazing views of the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights.

    Aurora Borealis Viewing

    Aurora Borealis (also called the Northern Lights) is a natural phenomenon where atmosphere emits colorful, bright lights that swirl and dance across the sky.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn or similar

Day 2: Yellowknife


**We will arrange pick up service upon your arrival

Fly into Yellowknife, a well-know city for Aurora viewing in Canada. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and try the winter clothing and shoes. Tonight, you will enjoy hot coffee, tea and snacks while viewing Aurora. The Northern Lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in he Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun's atmosphere. "Aurora borealis", the lights of the northern hemisphere, means "dawn of the north". In Roman myths, Aurora was the goddess of the dawn. Many cultural groups have legends about the lights. Many beliefs around the northern lights see the phenomena as a good omen.

Tonight, our guide will take you to see the aurora between lakeside (from 22:00PM to 01:30AM).
  • Yellowknife, NT

    Yellowknife, NT
    Yellowknife is the capital and largest city of Canada's Northwest Territories. It sits on the Great Slave Lake, not far south of the Arctic Circle. It draws visitors for its amazing views of the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights.

    Aurora Borealis Viewing

    Aurora Borealis (also called the Northern Lights) is a natural phenomenon where atmosphere emits colorful, bright lights that swirl and dance across the sky.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn or similar

Day 3: Yellowknife

During day time, take a city tour (about 2 hours) to explore Yellowknife, the capital and the only city, as well as the largest community in the Northwest Territories:

[Pilot Monument]
Located high up on "The Rock" in Old Town surrounded by history, islands, boats, floatplanes and water. It is dedicated to the bush pilots and engineers who lives were lost as they flew the skies of the Northwest Territories during the 1920s and 30s. The Bush Pilots transported supplies and people to remote villages, mining camps and oil operations. The engineers mapped out rivers, lakes and mountain passages.

[The Legislature]
The first permanent home for the government of the Northwest Territories.

[The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre]
This centre produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the Northwest Territories.

[The Visitor Centre]
Where you can find information and collect your very own city of Yellowknife pin.

Next, you can take an optional tour to Cameron Falls for hiking (about 3 hours) - this moderate adventure with some elevation hiking over rocks before arriving at a lookout overlooking a 17-meter waterfall, river and canyon (includes transfers)

After dinner, start your Aurora viewing journey (from 22:00PM to 01:30AM).
  • Yellowknife, NT

    Yellowknife, NT
    Yellowknife is the capital and largest city of Canada's Northwest Territories. It sits on the Great Slave Lake, not far south of the Arctic Circle. It draws visitors for its amazing views of the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights.

    Aurora Borealis Viewing

    Aurora Borealis (also called the Northern Lights) is a natural phenomenon where atmosphere emits colorful, bright lights that swirl and dance across the sky.

    Yellowknife Ice Fishing

    Head out onto the frozen waters off the shore of Yellowknife to experience ice fishing, which doesn't even seem possible! Make sure to dress warmly.

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Quality Inn or similar

Day 4: Yellowknife - Calgary(1268 km)

We will take bus to Yellowknife airport for flight to Calgary. (Flight tickets not included.)

After arrival in Calgary we will transfer to hotel for checkin. Airport pickup service is available, please see "Departure and Return" for details. Our tour guide will meet you @ Arrival Level 1, information centre near Exit.7.

You can spend your rest time at leisure or join in our optional activities (only available for guests arrived before 12:00pm): Calgary City Tour (3 hrs), Heritage Park Tour (only available before Sep 5) (3.5 hrs), Crosslron Mills Outlets (5 hrs), Calgary Zoo.
  • Calgary, AB

    Calgary, AB
    This city near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada is near several of Alberta's amazing national parks. The city itself is home to the stadium from the 1988 Olympics, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Heritage Park Historical Village, and more!
Standard Hotel: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Calgary Downtown or Similar

Day 5: Calgary - Banff National Park - Yoho National Park(256 km)

After pickup from Calgary we will head to Lake Louise. Then we will continue to Moraine Lake, see Ten Peaks Valley, Spiral Tunnel. We will also visit Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge.
  • Banff National Park, AB

    Banff National Park, AB
    Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

    Lake Louise

    Lake Louise
    Lake Louise is a glacial lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park. The lake is known for its vibrant blue-green coloration, which comes from rock flour carried into the lake by the water of the nearby melting glaciers.

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    Moraine Lake

    Moraine Lake
    This glacial lake in Banff National Park's Valley of the Ten Peaks has a brilliant bright blue color due to rock flour that runs into its water. This beautiful and famous lake has appeared in advertisements the world over.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Valley of the Ten Peaks

    A region located in Banff National Park, this area is so named because the ten summits of the mountain range in the distance are clearly visible. It is an open valley area that also includes Moraine Lake.
  • Yoho National Park, AB

    Yoho National Park, AB
    These are the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks earn the park its name.

    Emerald Lake

    Emerald Lake
    The Emerald Lake in British Columbia, Canada's Yoho National Park is the largest of the park's many lakes and one of the park's most popular spots. The lake is named for the spectacular turquoise color of the water.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Natural Bridge

    Natural Bridge
    The Kicking Horse River, a Canadian Heritage river, in the Yoho park, has created a natural bridge through solid rock. This formation is located 3 km west of Field, accessible from the road to Emerald Lake.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

  • Banff National Park, AB

    Banff National Park, AB
    Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

    Banff Photography tour

    A exciting photography tour in Banff gives us a good chance to catch photos in the mountains and also find out kinds of wild animals. (Optional with Extra Cost)

    Admission (Optional): Adult C$69; Child C$69; Photo Tour|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

Standard Hotel: Banff Caribou Lodge or Similar
Deluxe Hotel: Banff Town Core *Banff Aspen Lodge or Similar
Lunch: Meal Plan (Fairmont hotel lunch)

Day 6: Banff National Park - Jasper National Park - Jasper(214 km)

Today we will pass Icefield Parkway, visit attractions Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk, Ice Explorer and Athabasca Falls. Stay overnight in Jasper.
  • Banff National Park, AB

    Banff National Park, AB
    Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

    Bow Lake

    A small lake in western Alberta, Canada. It is located on the Bow River, in the Canadian Rockies, at an altitude of 1920 m. It is one of the lakes that line the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park and Jasper National Park.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Columbia Icefield

    Columbia Icefield
    The Columbia Icefield in the northern part of Banff National Park covers an area of about 200 square miles in the Canadian Rockies. The Icefield feeds eight major glaciers in the area, including Athabasca Glacier and Dome Glacier.

    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours 30 Minutes

  • Jasper National Park, AB

    Jasper National Park, AB
    Offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience - with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains.

    Athabasca Falls

    Athabasca Falls
    A powerful, picturesque waterfall, Athabasca Falls is not known so much for the height of the falls (23 metres), as it is known for its force due to the large quantity of water falling into the gorge.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Glacier Skywalk

    Glacier Skywalk
    Visitors to the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre in Jasper National Park are treated to something new for the Glacier Skywalk. Modeled after the Grand Canyon Skywalk, this horseshoe-shaped bridge lets guests walk out over the cliffside glacier.

    Icefields Parkway

    A 230 km long scenic road that parallels the Continental Divide, traversing the rugged landscape of the Canadian Rockies, travelling through Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. It is named for features such as the Columbia Icefield, visible from the parkway. It links Lake Louise with Jasper to the north. At its southern end, the Icefields Parkway terminates at Highway 1.
Standard Hotel: Jasper Whistler's Inn/Mount Robson Inn/Lobstick Lodge or similar
Lunch: Meal Plan

Day 7: Jasper - Banff(257 km)

Today we will visit Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon, Peyto Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. Guests can choose to take Maligne Lake Cruise. During the trip, we will pass by Medicine Lake and make a short stop at The Crossing. We will spend the night in Banff hotel.
  • Jasper National Park, AB

    Jasper National Park, AB
    Offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience - with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains.

    Maligne Canyon

    Maligne Canyon
    Maligne Canyon is a natural feature located in the Jasper National Park near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Eroded out of the Palliser Formation, the canyon measures over 50 metres (160 ft) deep. Popular for sightseeing and exploration, the area contains waterfalls, stream outlets, birds and plant life.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Maligne Lake

    Maligne Lake
    This amazing lake and the scenery surrounding it is one of the most-photographed areas in the world. It is beloved for its crystalline waters, the surrounding mountains, and Spirit Island. The area is home to many animals, including caribou.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 40 Minutes

  • Banff National Park, AB

    Banff National Park, AB
    Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

    Peyto Lake

    Peyto Lake
    Peyto Lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park is known for its stunning aqua-blue coloration. It can be best seen from a viewing point just off the Icefield Parkway; this is considered one of the best views in Canada.

    If Peyto Lake closed, visit Waterfowl Lake instead.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Crowfoot Glacier

    Crowfoot Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Lake Louise, and can be viewed from the Icefields Parkway. The glacier is situated on the northeastern flank of Crowfoot Mountain.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Banff Caribou Lodge or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Aspen Lodge/Brewster Mountain Lodge/Mount Royal Hotel or similar
Lunch: Meal Plan

Day 8: Banff Town - Banff National Park - Calgary(209 km)

We will depart for Banff National Park to visit Johnson Canyon, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos and experience Banff Sulphur Mt Gondola. We will also visit Banff Town.
  • Banff National Park, AB

    Banff National Park, AB
    Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

    Sulfur Mountain Gondola Ride

    This unique cable-car ride takes visitors to Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park to the top of Sulphur Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Atop the mountain there are many viewing areas, a long boardwalk, and two small museums.

    Johnston Creek

    Johnston Creek is the one of most famous sights in Banff National Park. Known for its walking trail throughout the year. *Free Crampon are provided for Winter itinerary

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Bow Falls

    Bow Falls
    The Bow Falls are a 30-foot-high, 100-foot wide waterfall just outside the city of Banff. The falls are popular with tourists because they are just a short walk from the town and can be reached on foot from most hotels.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    Surprise Corner

    Surprise Corner
    This scenic viewpoint in Banff National Park, though unmarked, is locally known as the best place to get views of the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the beautiful scenery that surrounds it.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    Hoodoos

    Hoodoos are intriguing geological formations that rise like thin towers from rocky terrain. Those in Alberta's Banff National Park are no exception. They hover like tall spires above the wilderness of this vast area.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

Lunch: Meal Plan
Above itinerary is based on Mon/Fri arrival
Schedule order may change due to different departure date
  • Airport Pickup: Yellowknife tour will be picked up at Yellowknife airport, pickup service is included. The driver will pick guests up based on their flight arrival time. Please provide your flight information for your booking.
  • Airport Drop off: Please arrange your return flight after 9:30pm.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Bilingual Tour guide (English & Chinese)
  • Bus transportation

Price Excludes

  • Air fare
  • Driver/guide service fee: suggested C$10 per person
  • Tax will be charged when booking
  • Personal costs
  • Meals and beverage
  • Travel insurance

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  • Baggage Restrictions: one piece per person for each room and one piece for hand luggage. Extra per baggage will be charged C$25+5% per day.

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