RVC Alberta FAM Tours

* FAM Tours registration is available to registered Buyers and approved Media ONLY.

Culture in the capital city to breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies

<< Tour 1:  Edmonton, Jasper (3 nights) >>

Tour Details

May 5-8, 2017
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 4th) 

A four-day roundtrip tour, from Calgary to Edmonton, including two-days in Jasper.

 Minimum eight passengers, with a maximum capacity of 20 people.

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Tour Highlights

Discover Edmonton’s sights and Jasper’s breathtaking beauty. In Alberta’s capital you’ll taste your way through historic Old Strathcona with Edmonton Food Tours, and explore some of the city’s hottest attractions. Then, travel to Jasper, where epic natural wonders await, including one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves, which you’ll experience firsthand at the Jasper Planetarium, or Skytram Upper Station. Returning to Calgary, along the scenic Icefields Parkway, you’ll stop to explore the sparkling Athabasca Glacier, and walk on the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk, suspended 280 m (919 ft) over the Sunwapta Valley.

 

Spring highlights of Canadian Rockies

<<Tour 2:  Ski, Golf & White Water Rafting (2 nights)>>

Tour Details

May 6-8, 2017
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 5th) 

A three-day roundtrip adventure from Calgary to Banff National Park, highlighting downhill skiing, golf and white water rafting.

Minimum 12 passengers, with a maximum capacity of 20 people.

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Tour Highlights

Experience world-class spring skiing in the Canadian Rockies. From Calgary, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive to Banff National Park – Canada’s first national park – for an epic day on the slopes at Sunshine Village. After carving through Alberta’s famous light, powder snow you’ll be ready to explore the area’s wide array of spring adventure activities, such as golf or whitewater rafting. Before heading back to Calgary, you’ll also enjoy the all-new Banff Gondola experience, at the summit of Sulphur Mountain, for panoramic views of six mountain ranges, Lake Minnewanka and the town of Banff in the valley below.

 

 

Unearth the unexpected in Southern Alberta

<< Tour 3 & 5:  Southern Alberta Circle Tour (3 nights) >>

Tour Details

May 5-8, 2017 – tour conducted in Mandarin
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 4)

 May 13-16
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 12)

 A four-day roundtrip tour, from Calgary to Crowsnest Pass, including a visit to three provincial parks, Waterton Lakes National Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.

Minimum eight passengers, with a maximum capacity of 18 people.

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Tour Highlights

Your first stop on this scenic exploration is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Dinosaur Provincial Park, where you’ll unearth Alberta’s prehistoric past that dates back 70-million years. Continue on to Medicine Hat for a tour and hands-on clay experience at Medalta, a Hells Basement Brewery tour, and morning café walk and tour of the Esplanade. Travel to Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and overnight in comfort at the Elkwater Lake Lodge, before visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park for an Archeological Preserve tour. Waterton Lakes National Park and Country Encounters’ culinary experience in Crowsnest Pass complete the day. Returning to Calgary, you’ll tour another UNESCO site at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, and enjoy Eau Claire Distillery’s “farm-to-glass” spirits.

 

Unearth the unexpected in southern Alberta – German Speaking

<< Tour 4:  Southern Alberta Circle Tour – This tour will be in German for the German Market (3 nights) >>

Tour Details

May 5-8, 2017 – tour conducted in German
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 4)

A four-day roundtrip tour, from Calgary to Waterton Lakes National Park, including a visit to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Crowsnest Pass and three provincial parks.

Minimum eight passengers, with a maximum capacity of 18 people.

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Tour Highlights

Your first stop on this scenic exploration is to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Continue on to Crowsnest Pass for dinner, and overnight at Country Encounters. Visit Waterton Lakes National Park, then travel to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park to tour the archeological preserve. After, you’ll visit Cypress Hills Provincial Park, and overnight in comfort at the Elkwater Lodge, or sleep beneath the stars in a backcountry hut. Try Alberta sturgeon fishing, a Midnight Sun coulee ride or jet boat tour, then visit Medicine Hat for an afternoon tour and hands on clay experience at Medalta, and morning café walk and tour of the Esplanade. En route to Calgary, you’ll unearth Alberta’s prehistoric past on a natural preserve tour in Dinosaur Provincial Park.

 

#ExploreEdmonton

<< Tour 6:  Experience Edmonton (2 nights) >>

Tour Details

May 6-8, 2017
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 5)

A three-day roundtrip tour, from Calgary to Edmonton, including a visit to Elk Island National Park.

Minimum 12 passengers, with a maximum capacity of 20 people.

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Tour Highlights

Discover Edmonton’s top attractions and vibrant culinary scene. Venture into the lush Edmonton River Valley – North America’s largest urban park – on a Segway tour to explore endless trails and city parks. Travel to Elk Island National Park for a guided experience that allows you to walk in the footsteps of the plains bison and observe the herd in its natural landscape. Share a gourmet five-course meal in a unique farm-to-fork, long table dining experience at Prairie Gardens. Shop and play at West Edmonton Mall’s more than 800 stores and attractions, then dig into an authentic western barbeque at Red Deer’s Heritage Ranch.

 

Discover the Alberta Spirit at Bar Diamond Guest Ranch

<< Tour 7:  Experience Bar Diamond Ranch (2 nights) >>

Tour Details

May 6-8, 2017
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 5) 

A three-day roundtrip tour, from Calgary to Bar Diamond Guest Ranch in Southern Alberta, including a visit to Dinosaur Provincial Park. 

Minimum six passengers, with a maximum capacity of 12 people

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Tour Highlights

Explore the province’s rich western heritage at Bar Diamond Guest Ranch in central Alberta. En route from Calgary, stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Dinosaur Provincial Park for a guided tour of the natural preserve. At the ranch, you’ll stay in a historic century-old log house, indulge in hearty farm-fresh fare shared family style, and enjoy warm western hospitality. From here, explore the South Saskatchewan River’s natural habitat on a jet boat tour, picnic at a local artist studio, learn about old-world practices on a guided tour of a Hutterite colony, and visit an Aboriginal site for a tour and ceremony.

 

 

#CaptureCalgary

<< Tour 8:  Experience Calgary (2 nights) >>

Tour Details

May 6-8, 2017
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 5)

A three-day tour of Calgary’s top sights and attractions including a visit to the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller.

Minimum 12 passengers, with a maximum capacity of 20 people.

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Tour Highlights

Uncover Calgary’s famous attractions and eclectic dining scene. Your exploration begins at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, where you’ll discover fascinating displays from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. A short drive south takes you to the Atlas Coal Mine for an interactive history lesson. En route back to Calgary, stop at Horseshoe Canyon for a spectacular view of the badlands. Back in the city, enjoy a culinary journey with Calgary Food Tours, a Calgary Stampede breakfast, a trip to Heritage Park Historical Village, and the Calgary Zoo’s Canadian Wilds Experience. Complete your adventure on the Calgary Tower’s 360-degree observation deck.

 

Discover urban centres, culinary delights and historic treasures– Mandarin

<< Tour 9:  Edmonton & Drumheller (2 nights) >>

Tour Details

May 6-8, 2017 – tour conducted in Mandarin
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 5)

A three-day circle tour, from Calgary to Edmonton and Drumheller, including a special visit to Elk Island National Park.

Minimum eight passengers, with a maximum capacity of 20 people.

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Tour Highlights

Discover pristine parks and iconic attractions. Once in Alberta’s capital city, explore the Edmonton River Valley – Canada’s largest urban park – by Segway. Travel to Elk Island National Park for a guided Bison Experience to view North America’s largest land mammal in its natural habitat. Back in the city, uncover West Edmonton Mall’s shops and attractions, and experience a unique long table dinner at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm. On your return to Calgary, visit at the world-famous Royal Tyrrell Museum, receive an interactive history lesson at Atlas Coal Mine, and shop for local and international brands at CrossIron Mills.

 

City culture, glacier adventures  and dinosaur discoveries  – Mandarin

<< Tour 10:  Calgary, Banff, Red Deer (2 nights) >>

Tour Details

May 6-8, 2017  – tour will be conducted in Mandarin
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 5)

 A three-day roundtrip tour from Calgary exploring Banff National Park and Drumheller.

Minimum eight passengers, with a maximum capacity of 20 people.

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Tour Highlights

Your exploration begins with the all-new Banff Gondola experience, at the summit of Sulphur Mountain, for sweeping views of the Canadian Rockies. After, soak in the restorative waters of Banff Upper Hot Springs and tour Cave and Basin National Historic Site – the birthplace of Canada’s national park system. Travel north on the Icefields Parkway – one of the world’s most scenic highways – to walk on the sparkling Athabasca Glacier and glass-floored Glacier Skywalk. En route to Drumheller, stop for a western barbeque at Red Deer’s Heritage Ranch. You’ll also travel to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller to view its impressive displays from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, and the nearby Atlas Coal Mine for an interactive history lesson. A visit to Calgary’s Grey Eagle Casino and Heritage Park Historical Village complete your adventure.

 

Hidden gems of the Canadian Rockies

<< Tour 11:  The Foothills & Cowboy Trail (2 nights) >>

Tour Details

May 13-15, 2017

A three-day roundtrip tour, from Calgary to Kananaskis Country and Ghost River, including a scenic drive along the Cowboy Trail.  

Minimum eight passengers, with a maximum capacity of 18 people.

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Tour Highlights

From Calgary, you’ll head into the Canadian Rockies, to Kananaskis Country, for an action packed day. Learn to play hockey like a Canadian at Pinnacle Hockey in Canmore. Ride western style, and experience an authentic cowboy cookout at Boundary Ranch. Venture out on an evening experience to view the famous Alberta night sky with Kananaskis Outfitters, then spend the night at the Delta Kananaskis Lodge. Travel to Ghost River for a unique full-day Aboriginal experience, followed by a night at The Crossing. En route back to Calgary visit the Yamnuksa Wolfdog Sanctuary for a special guided tour. Complete your adventure at Heritage Park Historical Village.

 

Adventure awaits in Canmore & Banff

<< Tour 12:  Canmore / Banff Adventure (3 nights) >>

Tour Details

May 6-8, 2017
(Arrive and overnight in Calgary on May 5)

 A three-day roundtrip tour, from Calgary to Canmore and Banff National Park, highlighting winter and spring adventure activities.

Minimum eight passengers, with a maximum capacity of 15 people.

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Tour Highlights

Experience some of Alberta’s world-class winter and spring adventure activities in Calgary, Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park – Canada’s first national park. Highlights in Canmore include travelling to Johnston Canyon for an evening ice walk to see the luminous ice sheets from the frozen falls cling to the walls and spill out over the canyon’s edges. In Banff, learn to ski with the enthusiastic, certified instructors at the Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard School. Then, get your adrenalin pumping in Calgary on Winsport’s bobsleigh ride, where – accompanied by an expert pilot – you’ll fly down 10 turns and reach speeds of 100 km/hr (62 mi/hr).

Should you have questions regarding the FAM tours, please contact Travel Alberta at  RVCFAMS@travelalberta.com.

 

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