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Rockies X Stampede Party tour

10-Day All-Out Party Across the Canadian Rockies

Time to bring the party from peak to peak across the Canadian rockies and the Calgary Stampede.
 

A round-trip adventure from Calgary, the Rockies and Stampede tour is for the party animals looking to discover the beauty of the Rockies, while also getting rowdy for the July 1st long weekend and the world-famous Calgary Stampede. 

If you're looking to let loose and spend 10 days partying the night away on the adventure of a lifetime, then grab those cowboy boots, because this is the trip for you. 

 

We've got hikes up to gorgeous mountain-top views and polar dips in glacial waters to fuel the adventurer in you, and late-night bonfire parties and big night outs with your FMLy to keep the party going all trip long. From the July 1st long weekend all the way to one of Canada's biggest events of the year at the Calgary Stampede -  this is THE tour of the summer. 

 

Are you ready for the party of a lifetime? 

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 - Journey to Banff: Sulphur Mountain Gondola and big night out

  • Day 2 - Lake Explorer: Moraine Lake canoe and Lake Louise hike

  • Day 3 - Yoho National Park: Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake

  • Day 4 - Kicking Horse River: White Water Rafting and Wapta Falls

  • Day 5 - Columbia Icefields Parkway: Glacier hikes and polar dips

  • Day 6 - Jasper National Park: Maligne Lake cruise through the Rockies

  • Day 7 - Back to Banff: Waterfall adventures and camping fun

  • Day 8 - Return to Calgary: Stampede party night

  • Day 9 - Full-Day at the Calgary Stampede: Exploring the grounds, hitting up the rodeo and partying our last night away 

  • Day 10 - Drop-off Day: A tearful goodbye

What's Included

  • All Accommodation: A combination of frontcountry camping, private camping, and hostels. 

  • All Activities: All of the exciting activities featured in our Rockies Party Tour will be included in the price of the trip for travellers.

  • Camping Equipment: Tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags will be provided for all travellers. If you want to bring your own, just let us know beforehand!

  • Transportation Costs: Includes transportation in a spacious 17-seater bus named Brent & covers all gas expenses.

  • Food: Groceries for the delicious feasts we eat long the way are included in the overall trip price.

  • 2 Epic Tour Guides here to make YOUR Canadian Adventure stress-free & unforgettable.

  • All National Park and Provincial Park Entry Fees.

  • Calgary Stampede Entry Fees

2023 TRIP DATES

Round-trip from Calgary
 

July 1 - 10

trip price

END OF 2022 SALE PRICE:

$3,500 CAD + 5% GST + 2% Booking Fee 

Full price: ​

$3,900 CAD + 5% GST + 2% Booking Fee
Early Bird Prices are available from November 15th to December 1st.
 
All Canadian Rockies tours will require a 20% deposit at time of booking. The remaining 80% will be due 30 days prior to trip departure. 
*Please note that your tour will only be confirmed once at least 6 passengers have booked.

Tour Highlights

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CAnoe on moraine lake

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hike lake louise

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White Water rafting in yoho

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Lake floats

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Calgary
Stampede

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Banff gondola

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Columbia Icefields Parkway

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maligne lake
cruise

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YOHO
waterfalls

Rockies x Stampede Party itinerary

Please note trip itineraries are subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances beyond FML's control.

Day 1: Calgary Pick-Up and Journey to Banff

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Day 1: Explore Banff

After getting picked up and meeting your new FMLy in Calgary (and your new home for the next week, Brent the Bus), we take a scenic drive to our first stop of the Rockies Party tour - the world-famous Banff National Park. On day one, we'll take a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain to experience Banff from above, followed by a short drive to our hostel to party the night away on Canada's biggest long weekend.

Included activities:

 

Accommodation style:

  • HI Hostel in Banff

Day 2: Discover Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

Time to hit all the highlights of Canada's most famous national park. On day two, the adventure begins with a beautiful hike to experience Lake Louise from above, followed by an afternoon canoe ride around Moraine Lake and a big night out in Banff Village where things tend to get wild. It's time to let loose and dance it out with your new FMLy. 

Included activities:

Accommodation style:

  • HI Hostel in Banff

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Day 3: Welcome to YOHO

On day three we pack up camp and head to YOHO National Park, making some stops along the way to visit natural gems and cool off in glacial waters. First, we get to hike up to Takakkaw Falls to enjoy the mist of the second tallest waterfall in Canada. Then we visit the mesmerizing green waters of Emerald Lake and float on the crystal clear waters of one of FML's favourite lakes (and a Rockies hidden gem), all before getting settled at our private campsite, which is nestled in the beautiful mountains of YOHO.

Accommodation style:

  • Private campground in Golden

Day 4: A day on the Kicking Horse River 

Day four will have you screaming, "WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!" We start the day with a whitewater rafting adventure that will leave your adrenaline pumping and excitement brewing. And if that wasn't enough, after a delicious lunch by the river, we've got a hike up to an FML gem, Wapta Falls where you will almost always find a rainbow to pose with. We end the day with a bonfire at our campsite  to celebrate making it halfway through our trip.

Included activities:

Accommodation style:

  • Private campground in Golden

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Day 5: Journey along Columbia Icefields Parkway

After breakfast, we pack up camp and get ready for one of the most beautiful drives in the country as we head to the Columbia Icefields Parkway. Running from Banff all the way to Jasper National Park, the Icefields Parkway features 232 km of mountain views from every direction and clear, blue waters to take a quick dip along the way. During our journey, we will be stopping at Bow Lake, Peyto Lake and visiting a glacier up close and personal before the night in our Jasper hostel.

Accommodation style:

  • Frontcountry camping in Jasper National Park 

Day 6: Explore Jasper National Park

It's time to get those hiking boots back on because we have mountains to climb! Day six is all about soaking in those oh-so-beautiful Rocky Mountain views. Get psyched for the Mount Edith Cavell hike which will leave you in awe of its flowery meadows, sky-scraping mountains and shimmering glaciers. And to keep the views going, enjoy a cruise along Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, taking you through the most beautiful peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

PS - This cruise will help you understand why we named ourselves Forests, Mountains and Lakes (FML) Adventures.

Included activities:

Accommodation style:

  • Frontcountry camping in Jasper National Park 

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Day 7: Journey Back to Banff 

Why?! Because you simply can't have enough time in Banff National Park!

We end the Canadian Rockies Explorer with a full circle moment so we can make sure we cover anything we might've missed on the way up. That includes hikes up to Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls and of course one final FMLy dinner and night out in Banff Village.

Accommodation style:

  • Frontcountry camping in Banff National Park

Day 8: Stampede Party Night

Travelling back to Calgary, the party keeps on going at the Stampede. One of the BIGGEST parties in the country, we'll spend the second half of our day exploring the grounds and embracing the cowboy spirit. 

Don't forget to bring your cowboy boots because this is just day one of Stampede festivities!

Accommodation style:

  • HI Hostel in Calgary

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Day 9: All-Day Stampede Explorer

This is an all-out day of cowboy festivities including a rodeo, delicious funfair eats and bevvies all day long on the Calgary Stampede grounds. 

Embrace your inner cowboy and let us hear your best "YEE-HAW" as we corral together our FML besties for a day of partying we'll never forget. 

Accommodation style:

  • HI Hostel in Calgary

Day 10: Calgary Drop-Off

It's our final day together and we're trying our best to hold back our tears 'cause we're going to miss you! It's to reminisce on our time together on the Rockies Party Tour trip. *cue the waterworks*

Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?