Head north during summer for a peak-season journey to Canada's glorious Rocky Mountains, relaxing at legendary resorts including Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Each resort offers a range of outdoor activities to choose from: canoe, golf or walk nearby trails to take in the fresh air, inspiring landscapes and Rocky Mountain wildlife. Accompanied by an Orbridge Expedition Leader, enjoy the beauty of the magnificent ranges in Banff and Jasper National Parks, the crystal waters of Lake Louise and Maligne Lake, and the glacial masses of the Columbia Icefields. Embark upon a marvelous cruise through the glacial blue water of Maligne Lake, adventure up scenic Sulphur Mountain in a gondola, and ride a specially designed Ice Explorer on to the Columbia Icefield.
* Discover the epic natural beauty of Canada's Banff National Park, overnighting at beautiful Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
* Admire stunning views along Icefields Parkway; and ride a specially designed Ice Explorer onto the Columbia Icefield to photograph and walk the ice.
* At Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, fresh mountain air and forest trails beckon. A narrated cruise on the glacial blue waters of Maligne Lake brings you to spectacular viewpoints.
* Ascend Sulphur Mountain on a scenic gondola ride, and find luxurious comfort in pristine wilderness at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Day 1: Arrive in Calgary
Day 2: Calgary / Lake Louise
Day 3: Lake Louise / Icefields Parkway / Jasper
Day 4: Jasper / Maligne Lake
Day 5: Jasper / Yoho / Banff
Day 6: Banff
Day 7: Banff / Depart Calgary
Optional 3 night post-tour: Banff to Vancouver by rail
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Moderate - Most of the program's activities take place outdoors and a fair amount of walking on varying terrain. Guests should be able to get in and out of a motorcoach without assistance and be sure-footed on frozen or ice-covered terrain.
Entering his 22th season as head coach of the Dartmouth men's ice hockey program in 2018-19, Bob Gaudet has firmly established himself in the lore of this century-old program. A 1981 Dartmouth graduate and four-year member of the varsity hockey team, Gaudet has made the Big Green one of the most consistent teams in both ECAC Hockey and the Ivy League during his time behind the bench. Gaudet first returned to Dartmouth as an assistant coach in 1982 before accepting an offer to become the head coach at Brown in 1988. Gaudet returned to Hanover for the 1997-98 campaign. Gaudet has worked with and developed some of the nation's top talents, and he is a 2018 inductee of the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame. On this trip, Bob is excited to visit Canada, where ice hockey is a national pastime. He will present lectures about winter sports traditions in Canada and about Dartmouth's tradition as a winter sports leader.