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Canada Alberta Cowboy Trail Self Drive Package, Calgary Stampede, Alerta Pro Rodeos, Rocky Mountains Self Drive Tours, Calgary Car Rental
Banff National Park Sightseeing, Deluxe Acccommodations, British Columbia, BC West Coast, Central British Columbia Accommodation
SDR#09 The Cowboy Trail
The Cowboy Trail – a one to remember western style self drive vacation throughout Alberta. Stay and experience the real west at authentic guest or working ranches, saddle up for adventurous guided horseback trips, enjoy cookouts, attend professional rodeos and typical farmers markets (Calgary Stampede in July) or explore the scenic mountain wilderness areas of the Banff and Jasper National Parks by car. This package encompasses a majority of the historic Cowboy Trail with warm local hospitality, breathtaking scenery and activities. An active holiday suitable for the entire family.
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01
Calgary Area
Arrive in Calgary and pick up your rental car at the airport. Calgary is nestled beside the Rocky Mountain foothills and famous for the "Calgary Stampede" Rodeo, Pow Wow and authentic western shows and farmers markets during July. Short drive to a guest ranch. Overnight.
02
Calgary Area
A day at the ranch and/or time to visit a professional rodeo. Attend a guided trail ride and enjoy a typical BBQ cookout at night, or visit one of the various professional rodeos within the area. If you are here during the Calgary Stampede we gladly reserve tickets for a variety of events for you.
03
Calgary – Icefield Parkway
Begin your self-drive tour and travel via the city of Rocky Mountain House into the Rocky Mountain National Parks towards the Columbia Icefield with its spectacular scenery. Visit Weeping Wall Waterfalls or go on for a short hike to famous Parker Ridge.Overnight along the Icefield Parkway.
04
Banff National Park
One of the world's greatest mountain highways winds down to scenic Peyto Lake and offers outstanding viewpoints and excellent wildlife viewing. Continue to Lake Louise and visit the famous Fairmont Hotel - Chateau Lake Louise and enchanted Moraine Lake. Take a short side trip into Yoho National Park with its Spiral Train Tunnel, Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls and the Natural Bridge. Continue to Banff via Vermillion Lake. Overnight Banff.
05
Banff National Park
A full day to explore Banff and its area attractions: the Center of Performance Art, the Whyte Museum, the Banff Springs Hotel, the Hoodoos etc. Don’t miss a ride with the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain (2281 m) with a sweeping 360-degree view of the area. Overnight
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Banff - Kananaskis
Short drive to a guest ranch near Kananaskis – home of the 1988 Winter Olympics and the G8 Summit in 2002. Check in at a Guest Ranch at the shores of the Bow River. Remaining day free time to relax or attend a guided horseback or rafting trip into the wilderness of the majestic Kananaskis Country. Evening Western BBQ entertainment. Overnight.
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Kananaskis - Calgary
How about some fly-fishing in the morning. Your week of western hospitality comes to an end. Short drive to Calgary and return of your rental car. Tour extension available.
Departure Dates
May - October
Daily Departures
Rates in CAD$ per Person
Departures
Category Single Double Triple Child
May 01 – May 31
Superior $1580.00 $950.00 $740.00 $270.00
June 01 – September 20
Superior $18680.00 $1090.00 $860.00 $270.00
July Calgary Stampede
Superior $2080.00 $1190.00 $960.00 $370.00
September 21 – October 31
Superior $1580.00 $950.00 $740.00 $270.00
May 01 – May 31
First Class $2390.00 $1650.00 $1370.00 $350.00
June 01 – September 20
First Class $2710.00 $1720.00 $1390.00 $520.00
July Calgary Stampede
First Class $2910.00 $1870.00 $1520.00 $620.00
September 21 – October 31
First Class $2390.00 $1650.00 $1370.00 $350.00
Services included
Superior Accommodation Package
- 6 Night Accommodation
- 2 x Breakfast
- 2 x 2 Hours Horseback Riding
- 1 Western Steak Barbecue Dinner & Dance
- Goods & Service Tax (GST)
- Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
- 7 Day Compact Rental Car (Dollar, National and/or Alamo Car Rental)
- Unlimited Free Km
- Rental Car Licensing Fee
- Premium VIP Car Insurance with a $300 Deductible
- Rental Car Taxes
- Airport Handling Fee
- Tour Documentation
- Sightseeing Information

First Class Accommodation Package
- 6 Night Accommodation
- 4 x Breakfast
- 4 x Lunch
- 3 x Dinner
- 1 Steak BBQ
- 1 Admission for the Calgary Stampede
- 4 Days Unlimited Horseback Riding (assigned horse)
- Service Charges
- 1 Western Steak Barbecue Dinner & Dance
- Goods & Service Tax (GST)
- Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
- 7 Day Compact Rental Car (Dollar, National and/or Alamo Car Rental)
- Unlimited Free Km
- Rental Car Licensing Fee
- Premium VIP Car Insurance with a $300 Deductible
- Rental Car Taxes
- Airport Handling Fee
- Tour Documentation
- Sightseeing Information
Single Room Rate:                  
1 Adult – Room with 1 Queen Size Bed or 1 King Size Bed
Double Room Rate:
2 Adults – Rooms with 2 Queen Size Beds or 1 King Size Bed
Triple Room Rate:         
3 Adults – Rooms with 2 Queen Size Beds
Child Rate up to 12 Years:                         
Sharing Single, Double or Triple Rooms with Adults. Max 2 Children per Room

Major Area Rodeos & Events

June
Water Valley - Stampede
Millarville - FCA Rodeo & Farmers Market
Rocky Mountain House - Pro Rodeo
Pincher Creek - Chuckwaggon Cookout
Sundre - Pro Rodeo
Lindale – Rodeo
Spruce Meadows – Horse Show

July
Calgary – Stampede
Bragg Creek – Rodeo
Drayton Valley – Horse Show
Spruce Meadow – Horse Show

August
Pincher Creek – Pro Rodeo