Land Journey

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

Ken Burns American Journeys


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Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

$7,490 USD
Journey Type
Time of Year
Jun - Sep
Cities & Landmarks
Glacier National Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Waterton Lakes National Park
Lake Louise
Lake Louise
Banff National Park


Uniquely Tauck



TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Hear insider stories about the national parks during filmed narratives by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan


Wild West Welcome Dinner at Heritage Park Museum with entertainment featuring cowboy stunts and Calgary fiddlers




Guided exploration in Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Waterton Lakes and Glacier national parks in Canada and the U.S.


Inside-the-heart-of-the-park accommodations at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel


A private lake cruise and a ride aboard a vintage "Jammer" bus in Glacier National Park





Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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The World Next Door

Explore five National Parks – from the inside, out... craggy peaks, buffalo jumps, stunt-riding cowboys and vintage "Jammer" buses set the tone throughout the timberlands of the Canadian Rockies and Montana's Glacier National Park... Kootenay's canyons and hot springs... alpine vistas and glaciers along the Icefields Parkway... a cruise on ice-blue mountain lakes... a ride in an Ice Explorer on Athabasca Glacier... luxury mountain resorts in Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and at Lake Louise... and so much more. 

Kick up your heels at a Wild West welcome dinner where cowboy stunt riders and Calgary fiddlers raise the bar in uplifting live entertainment. See the vertical drop that spelled doom for buffalo being hunted by the Blackfoot people for some 5,500 years and enjoy soul-stirring views of an alpine lake in Glacier National Park. Red "Jammers" have been the mode of choice for travelers "going-to-the-sun" since the 1930s, the timberlands lead the way to the mountains, canyons and hot springs of Kootenay, scenic landscapes provide a natural high on a drive along Icefields Parkway and wilderness resorts from Lake Louise to Jasper and Banff national parks ensure the "peak" of awe-inspiring discoveries. Read Less

Explore Glacier National Park in a vintage touring car

Day 3

Red "Jammers" have been the mode of choice for travelers along the famed "Going-to-the-Sun" track since the 1930s...

In the 1930s, visitors to Glacier National Park toured in style aboard flashy red coaches called "Jammers," affectionately named for the noise of jamming gears the drivers frequently made while tooling the buses around mountain roads. A fleet of these vintage vehicles are still in operation, and still equipped with canvas tops which (weather permitting) can be rolled back to give you a better view of the spectacular scenery, and a timeless sense of freedom. And you'll get a taste of 1930s touring aboard one traveling the "Going-to-the-Sun" engineering marvel of a road.

Enjoy a private Canadian Wild West welcome reception and dinner

Day 1

To fully appreciate Western Canada's scenic beauty you need the stories...

A private welcome reception and dinner at Heritage Park Historical Village is a perfect introduction to Western Canada. Canada's largest living history museum brings the region's history, from the 1860s through the 1950s, to life through knowledgeable interpreters, a variety of transportation (steam train, horse-drawn wagons, a paddle wheeler...) and historical exhibits. A special private evening in a western town includes a Wild West cowboy stunt show... toe-tapping hot fiddle music by The Calgary Fiddlers... a reception, dinner and more... for the perfect introduction.

Spend a night at Many Glacier Hotel, only open three months a year

Night 2

If solitude in a remote natural alpine setting sounds appealing...

Many Glacier Hotel is the largest hotel within Glacier National Park; the historic, Swiss-themed hotel dates back to 1914, built by the Great Northern Railway. Its location on Swiftcurrent Lake, with panoramic views of Grinnell Point and Mt. Henkle, make it unique in the Rockies. The hotel is surrounded by panoramic beauty – a harmonious blend of nature's best that captures the imagination. The cozy guest rooms reflect both the era in which the lodge was built and the rustic area in which it lies.

Explore five national parks

10 days... 5 national parks... and some of the most spectacular scenic vistas on Earth

Experience awe-inspiring wilderness and wildlife in five great national parks, from icefields to prairies, towering alpine peaks to grasslands, canyons and glacier-fed mountain lakes. Waterton Lakes... discover this uncrowded, pristine wilderness where dramatic mountains meet the prairie, wildflowers spill across meadows and glacier-carved lakes mirror peaks and forests. Glacier National Park... scenic vistas of alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and glacial panoramas leave you speechless. Kootenay National Park... marvel at ice blue glacial lakes, cliffs of white marble and red iron, paint pots, alpine forests, semi-arid grasslands, narrow Sinclair Pass. Banff National Park... Canada's oldest national park embraces the emerald waters of Lake Louise, spectacular glacial mountain vistas along the Icefields Parkway and lush forest settings. Jasper National Park... home to waterfalls, canyons, crystal lakes and stunning mountain peaks...


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Tauck treated us first class in arrangements and scheduling. Our tour director was amazing. His knowledge was unbelievable and his vitality would wear one out. Disappointed in our meals at the Fairmonts, one night taking 3 hrs. for dinner with us sitting most of that time.

Most Memorable Moment:

Don't know if there was one seeing all of the trip had such spectacular views. The scenery was unbelievable!

We had a terrific leader. His knowledge, humor, patience, and organization were superb. When we were delayed by a malfunctioning ice explorer operated by Brewster, he was calm and reassuring. Although we enjoyed the roadside vistas, we would have liked more active naturalist-guided active events, such as hikes and kayak paddles.

Most Memorable Moment:

1. Lake Louise views. 2. Guided Lake Moraine walk with a local guide. 3. Hike to Mt. Agnes Teahouse. 4. Hike to the top of Tunnel Mountain in Banff. 5. Watching the loons on Lake Beauvoir in Jasper. 6. Boat rides on Josephine Lake and Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier N.P. 7. Wildlife: mountain goats, grizzly bears, elk, loons, violet-green swallows.

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Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.