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 22nd 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.
During the 2017-18 campaign, Gaudet reached his 300th win at Dartmouth.
Following the year, it was announced that Gaudet was named one of five inductees into the New Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018.
His longevity is evident in that Gaudet has been behind the bench for 953 career games as a head coach, a figure that ranks as the 15th-most of anyone in the history of Division I men's hockey.
The Big Green has won two titles under Gaudet. In 2007 Dartmouth captured a share of its first Ivy title since Gaudet was in net in 1980. The 2005-06 season gave Dartmouth its first-ever ECACHL title. Gaudet was also named ECAC Hockey's Coach of the Year, making him the second coach to earn the award with two separate teams. He was also a finalist for the Division I Coach of the Year award. Gaudet has now had two Ivy League Players of the Year, Mike Ouellette earned the honor in 2005-06 while David Jones was given the title in 2006-07. Jones was also an All-America, giving Gaudet four back-to-back players to earn that distinction.
Gaudet graduated in 1981 with a degree in visual arts after four productive seasons for the Big Green hockey team. In 1979 and 1980, Gaudet led the team to Ivy League titles and appearances in the NCAA Frozen Four. As a senior, he served as co-captain and was a recipient of the Philip D. McInnis Award for spirit, loyalty and dedication to Dartmouth ice hockey. In 76 career games, he made a school-record 2,129 saves, while allowing only 299 goals for a 4.00 career goals-against average and an .877 save percentage. He had his most successful campaign as a sophomore when he recorded two of his four-career shutouts to go along with a 3.03 goals-against average. He was First Team All-Ivy in 1978-79 and 1979-80, and was a two-time recipient of the Canterbury Society Award for the best Ivy League goalie.
Following graduation, Gaudet signed a free-agent contract with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. He played for minor-league affiliates of Winnipeg in the CHL and IHL for one year before a knee injury cut short his promising career.
In the summer of 1990, Gaudet served as the assistant coach of the East Team in the Olympic Sports Festival, held in Minneapolis. In 1994, he served again as head coach of the East Team, and also coached the East All-Star Team in the East-West Shrine College Hockey Classic. Gaudet spent the summer of 1998 behind the bench of the New England Select 16-Team at USA Hockey's Summer Festival in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Gaudet and his wife Lynne, also a 1981 Dartmouth graduate, reside in Etna, N.H., and have three children: sons Joe '10 and Jim '12 and daughter Kelly '17. Eldest son Joe graduated from Dartmouth in 2010, while Jim earned his degree from the College in 2012. Both Joe and Jim played four seasons with the Big Green with each serving as an alternate captain in their final seasons with the team. Like her father, Kelly was a goaltender as well as co-captain of the girl's ice hockey team while at Hanover High School.