Banff Pre-Tour
Banff Outdoors, July 24-27, 2007
2006 WOCCU 5710 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53705
Phone: 608-395-2095 Fax: 608-238-8020
E-mail:
amccarty@woccu.org

 

The town of Banff is famous for its spectacular setting in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and is the hub of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Banff Outdoors Tour is perfect for those who truly appreciate natural beauty. Don’t forget your camera - you will have the opportunity for many amazing photo shots with a natural, mountainous backdrop!

 

Tour Highlights Include:

 

Sulphur Mountain Gondola - You will ride in a fully enclosed gondola to the summit where you will have a 360 view of the beautiful rugged peaks around you. Explore the many observation decks on top.

 

Columbia Icefields - The drive from Banff to the Columbia Icefields is rated as one of the top ten drives in the world! You'll have the opportunity to see Rocky Mountain wildlife and scenery from majestic glaciers to iridescent blue lakes. When you arrive at the Icefields, you will take an "Ice Explorer Snocoach", a specially designed vehicle for glaciers, up 2.5 kilometers of the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle.  The melt water from this Icefield trickles throughout the continent and feeds three separate Oceans: the Arctic, Pacific & Atlantic!  During the pause midway up the Athabasca Glacier, you'll then have the opportunity to easily and safely experience the glacier on foot- and even take a sip of this beautifully pure glacier water!

 

Lake Minnewanka Boat Cruise - Take a cruise through this rugged paradise richly steeped in history, native folklore and geology. Towering peaks rise vertically from the icy water's edge and on the shore amongst the forested pine and spruce, big horn sheep, deer and even the occasional bear. The highlight of the tour is the Devil's Gap; a glacial path carved through Lake Minnewanka from the foothills of the Rockies.

 

Banff Pre-Tour

Price- Per Person

Single Person

US$1850.00

2 people sharing a room

US$1350.00

3 people sharing a room

US$1250.00

4 people sharing a room

US$1150.00

Rimrock Resort Hotel - This AAA Four Diamond property is located half way up Sulphur Mountain. Nestled in this pristine mountain setting above the Banff Townsite, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers comfort and luxury combined with the most breathtaking mountain and alpine valley views to be found. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

 

To download a preliminary agenda, please click here.

 

Tour Includes:

Welcome Reception on July 24th 
Three nights hotel accommodations
All breakfasts
Daily Banff National Park Fee
All transportation to and from tours
All admission fees
Professional guides to accompany group
Drive & guide gratuities
Transfer from Calgary to Banff (with snacks & beverage en route)
Airport pickup (with beverages)

 

Tour does not Include:

Air transportation to/from Calgary
Lunch on July 24th or July 27
Dinner on July 26th and July 27
Beverages