5 Day Essential Canadian Rockies

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5 Day Essential Canadian Rockies
Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary Downtown Calgary, AB
Elk + Avenue Hotel Banff, AB

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Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, nor are the transfers included if flight schedule does not meet the schedule below:

Arrival Airport transfer shuttle runs between 8:00 am and 11:59 pm . Passengers arriving outside of these times will be required to make alternate arrangements on their own.

Passengers departing Banff to Calgary International Airport on Day 5 should select flights that depart no earlier than 2:00 pm. One group transfer will depart at approximately 8:00 am. Banff is approximately a two-hour drive from the Calgary International Airport.

It is recommended that passengers select flights that arrive in Calgary no later than 5 pm on Day 1.

All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.


Accommodation Details:
Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. This program is moderately active, unless all optional tours are selected. If so, this active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Keep in mind that winter in the Canadian Rockies means snow, ice, and cold temperatures. Some venues are outdoors, so uneven and icy surfaces may be underfoot, therefore proper winter clothing and footwear are essential for your safety and comfort. The elevation in the National Parks varies and may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by altitude. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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Accommodation Details

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Seattle-Calgary, Calgary-Seattle
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 4 nights accommodations
    • 1 night Calgary
    • 3 nights Banff
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Calgary, set between prairies and peaks, a city that grew out of the Canadian West
  • Views of glistening Lake Louise, located in the heart of grand and historic Banff National Park
  • Explore wondrous Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

†Arrival transfer is available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates. Departure transfer is only available on package departure date.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. This program is moderately active, unless all optional tours are selected. If so, this active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Keep in mind that winter in the Canadian Rockies means snow, ice, and cold temperatures. Some venues are outdoors, so uneven and icy surfaces may be underfoot, therefore proper winter clothing and footwear are essential for your safety and comfort. The elevation in the National Parks varies and may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by altitude. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Canada
Arrive in Calgary, Alberta's major city and gateway to the Canadian Rockies and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager, who will introduce you to the exciting journey through Canada that awaits you. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 pm on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Calgary

DAY 2, Sunday - Calgary City Tour, Canmore, Travel to Banff
This morning, embark on a city tour of Calgary. Set dramatically between prairies and peaks, Calgary is a chic metropolis, buzzing with innovative energy while embracing its rich western heritage. Drive past the major sites to see a combination of historical, architectural and vintage landmarks of this diverse city. Continue on to the town of Canmore, nestled along the banks of the Bow River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. After lunch at leisure, continue to Banff. Enjoy the unparalleled mountain scenery as you approach wondrous Banff National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in the very heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers and sweeping panoramas are just one part of the allure of Banff. This afternoon, perhaps join the optional Cave & Basin and Banff Gondola Ride. Visit the Cave & Basin National Historic Site, the geographical birthplace of Canada’s National Park System. Afterward, soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain via gondola to experience a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges. Tonight, perhaps explore the dining scene in Banff with a wide choice of western saloons, English pubs and international restaurants
Optional: Cave & Basin and Banff Gondola (PM)
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Monday - Banff National Park
Enjoy a leisurely morning, or begin the day with an optional Sleigh Ride through the snow-covered meadows with the spectacular backdrop of the Rockies. Afterward, explore the wondrous Banff National Park. Follow the Tunnel Mountain drive for spectacular scenery and continue along the shores of Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka, "Water of the Spirits", a gorgeous lake in the eastern area of Banff where First Nations people inhabited the areas around 10,000 years ago. Later, return to Banff for an afternoon at leisure, or participate in the optional Introduction to Curling to learn more about the history and rules of this iconic winter sport. Try your hand at a friendly game to show off your newly acquired skills! Tonight, perhaps discover the delights of this charming village with its trendy shops and local delicacies
Optional: Sleigh Ride (AM)
Optional: Introduction to Curling (PM)
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Lake Louise, Banff National Park
This morning, depart for stunning Lake Louise, symbolic of the quintessentially Canadian mountain scene. The glacial lake, known for its sparkling blue waters, is located at the base of impressive glacier-clad pearks. This area is one of the most astonishingly picturesque areas of Banff National Park. From here, return to Banff for an afternoon at leisure, or join the optional Johnston Canyon Icewalk. Experience the winter wonderland of Banff’s Johnston Canyon. Discover a world of frozen waterfalls and blue ice pillars during you hike
Optional: Johnston Canyon Icewalk (PM)
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Depart Canada
Early morning group departure from Banff to Calgary International Airport for your departure flight. Passengers returning to Calgary from Banff on Day 5 should select flights that depart no earlier than 2:00 pm. Banff is approximately a two-hour drive from the Calgary International Airport
Meals: Breakfast

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Cave & Basin with Banff Gondola Ride

Today, head to Cave & Basin National Historic Site, to experience the birthplace of Canada’s National Parks System. Learn about the history of Banff National Park and how the hot springs were founded, through the interactive exhibits and presentations. Spend time exploring the naturally-occurring, warm mineral springs that can be found inside the cave, and outside in an emerald colored basin. Afterward, soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain via gondola to experience a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges. Your adventure begins with an eight-minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. Upon arrival, step out into a mountaintop experience at an elevation of 7,486 feet. Stroll along the ridge top boardwalk or, perhaps head inside the newly transformed, state-of-the-art summit facility. Discover interactive exhibits, a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck before your descend back down the mountainside.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #2 08 Dec 2019 - 29 Mar 2020 $55.00
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Sleigh Ride

Begin with a visit to the stables to meet the horses and chat with the friendly staff. Afterward, embark on a quintessential winter experience. Board a sleigh and settle in under warm wool blankets as a team of horses pulls you through sparkling snow-covered meadows with the spectacular backdrop of the Rockies. Along the way your guide will point out any wildlife and tell stories about the history of the area.

Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.

*Sleigh rides are weather dependent and may not operate in certain conditions.

Day #3 01 Dec 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $35.00
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Introduction to Curling

Travel to a local Curling Club and learn about the history and rules of curling, its invention in Scotland over 500 years ago, prior to stepping on the ice for a lesson with an instructor. After your introduction to curling, put your skills to the test and enjoy a friendly game with your teammates.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

*Playing surfaces are slippery. Closed toe shoes are required.

Day #3 09 Dec 2019 - 30 Mar 2020 $39.00
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Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Experience the winter wonderland of Banff's Johnston Canyon as you trek through it, to a world of frozen waterfalls and pillars of blue ice. During your Johnston Canyon Icewalk ®, learn about the history and geology of this majestic canyon, as you walk through the canyon's suspended walkways. Your guide leads you past waterfalls frozen in mid-stream, and through a short tunnel for a close-up view of the Johnston Canyon Lower Falls! Conclude the tour at the incredible "Cathedral of Ice" at the Johnston Canyon Upper Falls. It's the perfect place for a hot chocolate break and a chance to see ice climbers in action.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Ice cleats are provided. Appropriate winter wear is required as it is often colder than in Banff. This includes hats, gloves, winter boots or insulated hiking boots as well as a warm winter coat. Boots are available for rent locally. The walk is moderate and you must be able to navigate rough and uneven terrain as portions of the walk will be on trails covered with snow and/or ice.

Day #4 01 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $69.00
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9 Day Canadian Rockies, July 2019
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Trip was very good. All accommodations were comfortable and offered good amenities. Tour bus was luxurious. Driver Patrick was flawless. Tour guide Andrea was awesome. She had covered and explained in great details about points to see, joking at many occasions. Waterton, Banff and Jasper were all worth visiting. Wish had more time to see city of Calgary. Weather was generally cooperative except on two occasions it rained. Will recommend to anyone without hesitation.

Ramesh C. Orland Park, IL
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, July 2019
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The trip was very nice and covered a lot of places. Our guide Sandra and driver Betty were terrific. Did above and beyond. Little surprise tastings every day on the bus. The transfers went smoothly and the hotel locations were really handy to everything. I was traveling alone and felt included. This was my first experience with Gate 1. My friend and I have booked a trip next year with you folks to Southeast Asia. I hope that trip is as good as this one was!

Solange Q. Port Orange, FL
Newfoundland & Labrador, June 2019
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We enjoyed the trip very much. The tour leader, Kathryn was wonderful, and fun to be with. The bus driver, Darren, was excellent, kept the bus immaculate, and was very personable. We loved seeing all the special sights in Newfoundland/ Labrador and the boat trips to see icebergs, Puffins and whales. Thank you for your help Gate 1.

Sheryl and Bob S. Upland, CA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2019
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Our trip was fantastic!!! Andrea is the best!!! We have been in several Gate 1 tours... and Andrea is the BEST! She made the Canadian Rockies come alive!!!

Robin C. Rock Hill, SC
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2019
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This trip was great, Gary was so great, humorous and knowledgeable. We didn’t know what to expect but we’re still in awe of the experience. From our arrival to departure not a flaw or problem. Schedule was great as well as pace. Lake Louise was beautiful as expected, but other lakes were another nice surprise. Gary took us to some nice side scenery. All travelers (23) was a good number and group.

Walter B. Beecher, IL
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2019
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The trip was wonderful! My husband and I enjoyed it very much. As always, we appreciate the high quality of service that Gate 1 provides.

Kathy R. Goose Creek, SC
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2019
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Wonderful! Full of many memorable activities! It went too quickly.

Julia R. Berne, IN
4 Day Quebec's Christmas Market, November 2018
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My trip to Quebec City was absolutely excellent. I really enjoyed every aspect of the trip: The booking process was smooth, efficient, accessible for questions, and the website was easy to navigate. Our Tour Manager, Francis, was just great- very helpful, organized, nice that he was based at the hotel.. all around great person. The bus tour guide, Francois - his commentary was really excellent and so interesting! I give him 20 out of 10! He is also an excellent driver. I learned so much about Canada. Thank you, I will use Gate 1 again and will recommend it to friends.

Patricia O. New York, NY
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, August 2018
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Our trip to the Maritime Regional of Canada gave us a new respect for the vastness and beauty of this area. Our Tour Manager Sandra and Bus Driver Roy were fantastic and provided great insight into the culture and traditions of this area and went out of their way to get the Tour Group to experience them. The accommodations provided exceeded our expectations, the food was excellent and the scenery breathtaking. The people of this area of Canada were delightful, friendly and very engaging as were the members of our Tour Group. Once again Gate 1 delivered on a great tour of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island.

Thomas O. Katonah, NY
5 Day Canadian Rockies Express, June 2018
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We had a fantastic trip! It was our first time traveling with Gate1, and my husband’s first time on a bus excursion ... The trip was well organized, and our guide, Micky, did a great job. He added a personal touch and some humour that made the trip enjoyable. Also, our driver Paul was friendly, knowledgeable, and an excellent driver. The scenery was beyond words, and the accommodations were top notch. We enjoyed every minute of every day. I’m sure we will travel with Gate1 in the future.

Priscilla W. Ontario, CA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2018
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Our trip to the Canadian Rockies was excellent! This was our first trip with Gate 1, and we were thoroughly impressed with the itinerary, service, accommodations, and especially, with our Tour Guide, Robyn McGregor, and bus driver, Bob Barnes. Everything ran so smoothly and was so well planned - all we had to do with enjoy the trip! We must tell you that both Robyn and Bob really ensured we were able to see and do all we could to experience the Canadian Rockies. We will definitely travel with Gate 1 again, and tell others how great your tour was!

Colleen, K. Huntingtn Beach, CA
5 Day Canadian Rockies Express, June 2018
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My trip to the Canadian Rockies was terrific! The scenery was spectacular. The tour provided us the perfect combination of structure and free time. Our group really bonded in the short time we were together. The hotels were strategically located in the center of town within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Our tour manager, Robyn, was delightful, both informative and personable. Our bus driver, Andy, was excellent, expertly maneuvering turns and gliding along the highway. Robyn and Andy enjoyed a nice camaraderie, which made the trip very enjoyable.

Theresa J. Yorba Linda, CA
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, May 2018
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Our trip was fantastic!!!! We could not ask for more, we had a great tour guide Brenda, friendly driver Betty, perfect weather, friendly group of travelers, comfortable hotels, beautiful Canada cities on our itinerary! Just perfect!!!!

Jana K. Simi Valley, CA
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, May 2018
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Wonderful!!!!! The tour guide and coach driver went beyond their job description and since the group was so small (14), we had a chance to get to know each other. The people were fantastic and I am so glad that Gate 1 didn't cancel the tour.

Diane C. Safety Harbor, FL
10 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, October 2017
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What a fantastic trip! Scott Robertson was by far the best guide ever! He and his wonderful driver, Betty worked so hard to take care of us - all kinds of little treats, etc. They even went so far as to find a restaurant for Canadian Thanksgiving after our boat cruise was cancelled. The sights and sounds were terrific. The meals we had were really delicious. As usual Gate 1 was outstanding.

Phyllis M. Littleton, CO
9 Day Canadian Rockies , September 2017
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We had a wonderful time on our trip to the Canadian Rockies. Gate1 put together another solid trip. The itinerary, flights, hotels & meals were very good. Our Tour Manger Cory did an excellent job of coordinating the trip. We will definitely travel again with Gate 1.

Thomas F. Winston Salem, NC
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, September 2017
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The trip was fabulous. Terrific tour guide, great people, beautiful part of the country. Everything exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to the next one.

Sharlene P. Anaheim, CA
8 Day National Parks of Canada with Lake Louise, July 2017
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We absolutely LOVED the trip. Lovely people and we had an amazing experience in Canada. Our tour guide Lynn was knowledgeable and did a terrific job of explaining what we were seeing. Thank you Gate 1 Travel. I will recommend you to family and friends.

Chew Y. Flushing, NY
8 Day National Parks of Canada with Lake Louise, July 2017
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I truly enjoyed my trip to the National Parks of Canada and Lake Louise. The sites were amazing, the accommodations were excellent, and the trip was very well organized. Lynn, our tour director, was absolutely fabulous. She was well prepared, well organized, very knowledgeable in various subjects, very professional, and she made the tour very enjoyable. I give Lynn an A+. Our bus driver was also excellent. Everyone on the tour got along with each other and nobody was ever late for a departure time. I would highly recommend this tour to others who enjoy national parks and nature.

Ronald R. Simi Valley, CA
9 Day Canadian Rockies , July 2017
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The trip was fabulous! The tour guide and bus driver were great! The accommodations were top notch! I can't imagine a better trip to the Canadian Rockies!

Janis G. Decatur, GA
9 Day National Parks of Canada with Lake Louise, July 2017
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It was great. Walking on the Glaciers and some of the lakes were simply amazing. This experience and the tour director made it very worthwhile for us. We enjoyed it thoroughly.

Ramanathan V. Plano, TX
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2017
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The trip was very good and your guide, Carolyn, was nothing short of perfect! She was outstanding in every conceivable positive way. She was the most organized guide I've ever had. She was understanding and anticipated all of our needs. Everyone on the tour had the highest praise for her.

Revan S. Lake Worth, FL
13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada, June 2017
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The trip was great. We thought that the Tour Guide (David) was extremely nice, very helpful, and very knowledgeable. He helped make the trip a lot of fun. He is very hard working and well organized ... a real professional... the best overall we have experienced on any tour. The bus driver Rob was also a true professional and also extremely hard working and friendly .. Overall a very nice tour.

James M. McAllen, TX
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, June 2017
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Absolutely LOVED IT!!! Brenda, our tour guide and Betty our coach driver made this one memorable trip!!!

Frank K III. Fort Valley, GA
10 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, May 2017
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Awesome! Scott is the best tour director. I enjoyed seeing all the highlights of the Eastern Canada cities. Old Quebec City was especially charming. The weather did not always cooperate, but I can't fault Gate 1 for that!

Susan M. Lighthouse Pt, FL
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, September 2016
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It was absolutely fabulous. Karen, our tour director was the best ever, she certainly went above and beyond our expectations to ensure we learned all we could and enjoy our trip. Would certainly travel with her again. Donald, our bus driver was superb, he kept us safe, has a sense of humor, and always, always pleasant and smiling. Loved the itinerary, I feel like I have been to NS and can direct others. Thank you for the great trip.

Marilyn G. Athens, AL
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, August 2016
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This was a wonderful trip, saw great scenery, ate delicious seafood, and learned a lot about the varying cultures inhabiting the Canadian maritime provinces. Our tour manager Karen was pleasant and quite knowledgeable. She managed to keep the crowd engaged with appropriately timed information. A definite highlight was our visit to Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy during a time when the tide rose dramatically. Peggy's Cove is also spectacular!

David S. Uppr Marlboro, MD
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, August 2016
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The trip was the highlight of our summer travels, excluding our visit with granddaughters in California. Our guide Karen was absolutely the best. I have recommended this trip to several friends, even those who don't really like bus tours. Karen made it so enjoyable. Didn't want to leave Nova Scotia behind us to return to hot, humid TX. Thank you so much for your assistance in making a beautiful memory. Hope to travel again with Gate 1.

Hollis L Jr. Arlington, TX
13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada, July 2016
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Words cannot describe what an amazing trip we had. The beauty of the Canadian Rockies is indescribable. You have to experience it to know what I'm talking about. The choice of hotels was perfect and the excursions made the trip a wonderful adventure. Our tour manager, Robyn McGregor, was exceptional in doing her job. She was so professional in that she became our advisor, our "Mom", our protector, our friend. We were so blessed to have her as our tour manager. Gate 1 has a valuable employee. It is obvious she loves her job and we were the recipients of that love. Kudos for Robyn! Our bus driver, Matthew, was a great driver. He drove that big bus with such confidence. A NASCAR driver could not have done a better job. He went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we were comfortable and the bus was immaculate. Plus, he had an adorable personality. Again, Gate 1 has a valuable employee. We are so glad we chose the Canadian Rockies Tour to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Thank you, John, for all your help. Look forward to your expertise with another trip in the near future. By the way, our friends, Buddy and Brenda, had a wonderful time.

Vesta B. Newnan, GA
13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada, July 2016
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It was very enjoyable. We saw some awe-inspiring scenery and enjoyed our accommodations. Gate 1 is fortunate to have Robyn as a tour guide for the Canadian Rockies tour!

Tillman M. San Antonio, TX
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, July 2016
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We had a marvelous time. Our guide Karen was great. She was very friendly, helped us get tickets to a musical, and was there always making the trip special. We had our 11 year old granddaughter with us and the group and leader couldn't have been better with her also. We all look forward to planning our next Gate 1 trip.

Catherine L. Wexford, PA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, July 2016
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Our trip was absolutely wonderful, one of our best!!! Our tour guide Robyn was outstanding as was the bus driver, Bill. The scenery, sights, and activities were better each day, if that was even possible as everything was great. The weather was spectacular, cool crisp, sunny mountain air. I will highly recommend this trip to our friends. We certainly plan to travel with Gate 1 again.

Gloria F. Oakville, CT
13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada, June 2016
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The trip was wonderful ... an amazingly beautiful part of our world and the weather was perfect! In particular, our guide, Tom, made it all the more interesting as he is a retired earth science teacher -- he taught us so much about the rivers, mountains, glaciers and trees and how they all tie together. He also made it fun and engaging. We saw quite a bit of wild life. Of course, as in past trips, I met some wonderful people along the way. I was very impressed with Canada in general, and the people, who are most friendly. The people there obviously enjoy and protect their environment. It was very clean. Our hotels and meals, for the most part, were also very good. I look forward to another Gate 1 adventure!

Patricia L. Brookhaven, GA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2016
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All went very well. Most spectacular scenery and wildlife. From Waterton, Glacier Park in Montana, Banff, Jasper with all the lakes, glaciers, falls, boat rides and Bow River rafting kept us most busy. Great trip and worthwhile. Thx.

Stephen R. Lake Orion, MI
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2016
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The trip was excellent. Tom was our tour manager and he was the perfect combination of professional, knowledgeable, and just an all around nice guy who made us feel comfortable and added to the enjoyment of the trip. Gate 1 is fortunate to have him as a tour manager.

Betty T. Pocasset, MA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2016
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Our trip to the Canadian Rockies was terrific. Our guide, Tom, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the geological features of the areas we visited and about Canada in general. Tom had a great sense of humor, very personable, very helpful / considerate of our comfort needs and a great ambassador for Canada. Tom started every morning on the bus with a quote and a song. On the first day of our tour, when Tom said he would do this, the group was a bit skeptical. After hearing the first quote and song, we knew his verbal and musical commentary would be fun and thought provoking as well. My favorite quote described Canada as our attic ... you don't know what beautiful things you will find until you go up there to explore. The itinerary included many stops at points of interest and experiences including the gondola at Sulphur Mountain, the cruise around Spirit Island on Maligne Lake and the Maligne Canyon, the historic hotels built by the Canadian Railway and many, many wonderful vistas. We enjoyed spectacular scenery every day and we enjoyed every minute of this adventure. We were very fortunate to have Tom as our guide. He managed our bus full of 41 travelers very well including the unexpected mechanical problems of the bus that caused a short delay one morning. We appreciate all that Tom did to make this visit to the Canadian Rockies very special for my husband and me. Thank you for great service.

Philomena T. Frederick, MD
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, May 2016
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Great Trip and Great Tour Guide. I enjoyed all the sites with printed info about each (including facts about Canada). We had a fun group; met many new friends. Thanks to Gate 1 for providing good hotels, good food, comfortable transportation, excellent driver, and great tour guide (Karen). I would like to book another trip with Gate 1 in the future.

Martha M. Anderson, SC
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, May 2016
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My trip was great! Robyn Mcgregor did an outstanding job and made the trip quite enjoyable. There was just the right amount of free time.

Victoria O. Elk Grove, CA
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, May 2016
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The trip was absolutely marvellous. I enjoyed every minute of it. Enjoyed visiting all the sites.The service was also excellent. And that also applies to all the hotels we called at. We had a great tour guide on board and the coach driver was also an excellent driver. Also enjoyed the company of the few local local guides who joined us. I am sure that should I plan another trip to North America and wish to make a tour, I will certainly apply to Gate 1. That is why I have an account with your website. Thank you for providing me with a superb holiday, to which I can look back on with great pleasure.

Charles D. Grootebroek, Noord-Holland
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, September 2015
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It was fantastic. Our guide, Karen, was informative and so much fun.  Plus the weather cooperated, too. I had been to this area before, but this trip showed me many more sites. Since Karen was so popular with everyone at the sites, we were warmly welcomed.  I've traveled with Gate 1 before and I will again.  Thanks for the opportunity.

Arlene T. Warrenville, IL
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, September 2015
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We enjoyed our trip very much. We learned a great deal about the ecology, history and culture of Nova Scotia and surrounding provinces in Canada. It was great to have Karen, a guide who is from Halifax, as she is very invested in sharing her knowledge of the area. Karen kept us supplied with hand-outs, maps, brochures, and detailed daily itineraries.  I really liked that she gave us maps to draw on so we would know what our route was when we were on the bus. Some of the bus rides to get from place to place can be long, so it was nice that she had informative and entertaining DVDs, or local music to play for us, as well as talking to us about the area we were visiting. What I appreciate about Gate 1 trips is how much I learn about an area in a short time. The itinerary was varied and we had plenty of free time to explore. My highlights were the Fort at Louisbourg, The Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks, Peggy's Cove, Cape Breton Highlands, (great scenery), the sail on The Amoeba on Bras d' Or Lakes. I have traveled and hiked in the highlands in Scotland in the Western Hebrides, so visiting Nova Scotia and learning more about the area has always been a dream of mine, and the Gate 1 trip did not disappoint. The welcome dinner at a local pub was great, with lobster and mussels. Keep it in the itinerary! Karen is a great guide. She is very upbeat, helpful, and worked very hard to keep us engaged and comfortable. Thanks.

Rosalyn R. Lewisburg, PA
13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada, August 2015
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Our trip to the Canadian Rockies was fantastic; and our guide, Diana, the best ever (and we have had some great ones!). The itinerary was well planned and executed perfectly. Diana never missed an opportunity to educate and amuse us at every opportunity. She made sure that everyone had a good and comfortable stay in the hotels and the bus. Water, tea, coffee, stops enroute were very well planned and always in an area that provided for "choices" in the local economy. We enjoyed our seat rotation which gave us an opportunity to meld as a group. Our driver Claude was steady and helpful, a real asset! They both gave us their personal experiences from past visits and interesting facts about the places.

The scenery was spectacular and their unique little side trips made it a vacation to remember! Unfortunately the bears decided to take the same 10 days off.

Again we cannot say enough.

Bill S. Statesville, NC
9 Day Canadian Rockies, August 2015
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The trip was wonderful! Taking a tour bus is the way to go and Robyn was a fantastic guide!She was so sweet, helpful, knowledgable, and pleasant to be with. The scenery and places we stopped were spectacular. Gate 1 was a terrific company to travel with and we will definitely use their services again.

Stephen M. Hudson, NY
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2015
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It was a wonderful experience. It was well planned and executed to perfection. Our travel guide was a wonderful lady. She made sure that everyone had a good and comfortable stay in the hotels and the bus. Water, tea, coffee, stops enroute were very well planned. Isabelle and Don made us feel a part of the whole gang. They gave us their personal experiences from past visits and interesting facts about the places. The driver Don was steady and safe.

We thank Gate 1 for this Trip.

Pritpal B. Sugar Land, TX
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2014
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We had a fabulous trip, thanks to Annick and cooperative weather. I have to say that it was one of my best trips ever! My fellow travelers were very friendly, and the scenery in the Canadian Rockies was just spectacular.

Nancy D. North Easton, MA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2014
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Our trip was the best trip we've ever taken. This was because of our tour manager Annick.

Annick's knowledge and expertise was incredible! It was only surpassed by her passion and concern for all of the members of our group. There was never any time where she wasn't available. And honestly don't know if she even had time to get some sleep while conducting the tour, her enthusiasm was contagious.

Thank you and Annick for an incredible experience!

Elizabeth R. Stony Point, NY

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