Convention Group Day Tours

Banff and Lake Louise Tour
Blackfoot Crossing Tour
Drumheller and Alberta Badlands Tour
Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump Tour
Kananaskis "sights n' brunch" Half Day Tour


Convention / Family / Companion Tour Programs

Banff and Lake Louise Tour

 

 

Full Day Tour

(dress code-casual)

Time 7:45 AM

Depart downtown Calgary for Banff and Lake Louise. 

10:00 AM

Arrive Lake Louise

11:00 AM

depart Lake Louise for town of Banff

12:30

arrive Banff for lunch

13:30

Depart restaurant for tour of Banff and area

14:30

Time for shopping in Banff

15:45

Pick up all participants and depart for Calgary

17:30

Arrive Calgary

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Stephen Avenue in Calgary

 

 

    Our tour starts with a little bit of history about the city of Calgary. Among the things we will show you in Calgary is Canada Olympic Park where the 1988 World Olympics were held and is still being used today to train athletes participating in other Olympics around the world. We cross the Bow River (Calgary's drinking water supply) many times along our scenic route (one hour) to the Rockies. The Bow River is run-off water from the Bow Glacier, which is still active today. In the winter it is frozen over and in the spring and summer and fall it is a raging little river of clear and fresh water.  As we pass by the picturesque town of Canmore we see the famous Three Sisters Mountains. The older "sister" can be clearly seen facing to heaven and crying over her lost lover. The other two "sisters" are directly behind her begging for forgiveness but she refuses. They stole her lover away. (It is the Indian legend)

    Our travels along this road now take us into the Lake Louise area. "Ski Louise" is one of the most popular ski retreats in the world and the fabulous ski area can be seen as we enter into Lake Louise. We now climb (by coach of course) to the famous "Chateau Lake Louise" which is on the shores of Lake Louise. This famous hotel is surrounded by mountains and has a crystal clear lake (Lake Louise) on its doorstep. At the end of the lake is Mount Victoria capped by the Victoria Glacier. The combination of these three sites makes Lake Louise the most photographed lake in the world. More than 4 million visitors per year come here to see this majestic hotel and its incredible views. 
    The Chateau is one of Canada's landmarks. You will want to explore this hotel a bit to walk where Kings and Queens have tread. One hour at the Chateau is just for a taste because a person could spend many hours (or days) at this pristine wilderness paradise.

 

“Always be on the lookout”

 

 

    After our brief visit to Lake Louise we re-enter the Trans Canada Hiway and travel to the Town site of Banff. (just a bit of trivia) the Trans Canada Hiway is the longest highway in the world. (over 7280 kilometers long)

 

    For our lunch stop we offer you a great lunch at the famous “Balkan” Greek Restaurant in Banff.  Lunch is a choice of steak sandwich or roasted chicken.  Soup, bread roll, Greek salad, dessert and your choice of coffee or tea.  To add to the meal we have included a glass of wine (can be substituted for beer or your choice of juices.)

 

 

    After lunch we now go to Bow Falls where Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum starred in the movie "The River of no Return". It is a great site and we get to within 50 feet of the falls.

We also visit the Castle in the Rockies-Banff Springs Hotel.

 

    We now take a very scenic drive along Tunnel Mountain. As Banff is such a popular tourist destination you can imagine that there are a lot (and we mean a lot) of tourist type stores selling souvenirs. It is almost a 'must' to take home a Canadian souvenir to show your friends that you have indeed visited the most beautiful park in the world. Adequate time is allowed for shopping. We now return to Calgary.

 

Group Tour Price: $115.00 per person


Includes (full day tour)

*  Deluxe washroom equipped motor-coach, and driver

*  Tour guide

*  Banff National Park admission fees

*  Bottled water and juice on coach (all day)

*  Snacks on coach (all day)


To book this tour you can do so by email at
legendarytravel@shaw.ca
or phone us at
403 285 8376 or 403 835 2441

Mastercard and Visa accepted via phone.
We also accept cash on day of tour.

 

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Convention / Family / Companion Tour

Blackfoot Crossing

 

Come … take a step into the past…

 

For centuries, Western European nations have been fascinated by the mystique of North American Indian culture, with its dances, ceremonials and tipi's. Come visit Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park where you can experience it all…

 

 

    Travel with Legendary Tours into a land before time...and enjoy an exciting, authentic, Blackfoot cultural experience.

    Enter a stunning and incredible new facility and embark upon an unforgettable journey as you delight in fantastic exhibitions and dazzling performances.

Sample some delicious traditional food in the restaurant or take home a special memory from the gift shop.

    Don’t limit yourself to the building… take a complimentary tour of the numerous historic sites or with a local interpreter who will explain the importance of these sites, this building and this valley.

Come……… experience this mystical place, see the gallery, watch dance & craft demonstrations, eat traditional food, ask us questions, and take home a little of our culture with you!

 

    Contemporary Aboriginal Dancer ‘Santee  Smith

 

 

Hoop Dancer

 

 

 

Group Tour Price: $115.00 per person


Includes (full day tour)

*   Deluxe washroom equipped motor-coach, and driver

*   Tour guide

*   Blackfoot Cultural Center  admission fees

*   Lunch at Blackfoot Crossing

*   Ice Cream on way back to Calgary

*   Visit to Fieldstone Winery

*   Bottled water and juice  on coach (all day)

*   Snacks on coach (all day)

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Convention / Family / Companion Tour

Drumheller and Alberta Badlands Tour

Full Day Tour

(dress code-casual)

 

 

 

 

Time 7:45 AM

Depart downtown Calgary for Drumheller and Alberta Badlands.  Along the way we stop for a 15 minute picture stop at scenic Horseshoe Canyon.

10:00 AM

Arrive Royal Tyrell Museum

1150 AM

depart museum for Historic Last Chance Saloon

12:10

arrive for lunch break

13:30

Depart Last Chance Saloon

13:45

Arrive Hoodoos

14:15

Depart for Fieldstone Winery

15:20

Arrive Fieldstone winery

16:00

Depart Fieldstone Winery

17:00

Arrive Calgary

 

 

Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology

        Let's head out for the day to one of the most intriguing and spectacular areas in Alberta and perhaps one of the most fascinating in the world. Spend time exploring the many historic sites as we travel through the "Alberta Badlands". We follow the Dinosaur Trail, a network of roads that will take us around the Red Deer River Valley to uncover the man-made and natural wonders of Alberta's Badlands.

 

       As we approach Drumheller the rolling hills suddenly drop off hundreds of feet into mysterious winding canyons. Strange land formations rise up on all sides; sculpted by wind and water into hauntingly beautiful shapes sunbathed in terra cotta, bronze and amber.

 

 

Horseshoe Canyon, Central Alberta (IMG_2075-9) by island_explorer.

 

 

        A visit to Calgary and the Canadian Rockies is not complete without a trip to the Drumheller region and a visit to the spectacular Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology. This world renowned museum of palaeontology is located on the north edge of the town of Drumheller, just 6 kilometres from the centre of town. Named for Joseph Tyrell who discovered the bones of Albertasaurus (a meat-eating cousin of the Tyrannosaurus Rex) in 1884, it features displays of some of the best fossils in the world, plus entertaining interactive exhibits and many other attractions.  Over 150 complete dinosaur skeletons have been discovered and are on display.  The museum is world class.

.The Last Chance Saloon

 

 

        Step back in time.  Deep in the heart of Alberta’s “Badlands” On a four mile lonely stretch of road, between Rosedale and Wayne, you will travel over 11 one-lane bridges, and in only 4 miles reach what's left of this legendary  ghost town...The Rosedeer Hotel and the Last Chance Saloon.  Located 14 km southeast of Drumheller, Wayne is one of the Badlands' quirkiest places. Parts of the movie "Shanghai Noon" with Jackie Chan were filmed there and, hundreds of Harley Davidson riders meet there every summer for the Wayne Rally. The saloon is one of Alberta's only operating cowboy relics and is full of antiques from yesteryear.  When you arrive, plan for a great lunch  at the Last Chance Saloon. Even bullet holes in the walls.   You really can't get more Albertan than that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Lunch

        Great Canadian Badland outdoor Steak Barbecue with all the trimmings.  AAA Alberta Black Angus steaks are world famous and are renowned for their excellent taste.  Complete meal with 12 oz steaks are waiting and the barbecue is hot and ready anticipating your arrival.   You get to cook them yourself.  Of course, supervision is provided if necessary to ensure you have a world famous steak done to Alberta AAA perfection and standards. (we are fussy about our beef).

Hoodoos

        Hoodoos take millions of years to form and stand approximately 7 meters tall. Each Hoodoo is a sandstone pillar resting on a thick layer of shale that is capped by a large stone acting like an umbrella to protect it from rain and other weather.  The name “Hoodoo” comes from the word ’voodoo’   and the name was given to these strange geological formations  by the early European explorers.  In the Blackfoot and Cree traditions, however,  the hoodoos are believed to be sleeping giants who come alive at night and roam these ancient hills and valleys to terrorize the local inhabitants.

 

 


Fieldstone Winery

        Field Stone Fruit Wines is Alberta’s first cottage winery.  It opened its doors and fields in 2005 and in a short time became world famous for its fine tastes.  All their wines are 100% produced from their luscious local crops of  strawberries, raspberries, wild black cherries, Saskatoon berries and black currants.  Their vintage wines are now ripe and ready for tasting.  For those wishing to expand their wine tasting knowledge the owners are on site to give you the history of making these fine wines and to let you sample their wares.  A wine store is also on site.  A great way to bring today’s tour to a close.

The Fieldstone farm-gate retail store where visitors can buy wines made from fruits and berries grown in Alberta.

 

Group Tour Price: $115.00 per person


Includes (full day tour)

*  Deluxe washroom equipped motor-coach, and driver

*  Tour guide

*  Museum admission fees

*  12 oz Steak barbecue & trimmings

*  Bottled water and juice  on coach (all day)

*  Snacks on coach (all day)

* Wine sampling at Fieldstone wineries

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Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

Full Day Tour

(dress code-casual)

 

 

Time 7:45 AM

Depart downtown Calgary for Head Smashed in buffalo Jump. 

10:00 AM

Arrive Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

11:35 AM

depart HS in BJ for Pincher Creek

12:00

arrive Pincher Creek for lunch

13:00

Depart restaurant for tour of Cowboy Trail

14:30

Arrive Longview

15:00

depart Longview for Calgary

17:00

Arrive Calgary

 

 

 

 

 

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump near Fort Macleod

 

 

 

    Join us on a scenic journey into the native past as we travel to the world famous Heritage Site - ‘Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump‘, one of the oldest and most interesting buffalo jumps in North America.  The best preserved site known to exist in the world.  This site is known to have existed for over 6,000 years and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

    For thousands of years, the Bison provided the aboriginal peoples of North America’s Great Plains with many of life’s requirements: meat for food, hides for clothing and shelter, sinew, bone and horn for tools and dung for fuel.  The principal means for killing large numbers of buffalo was the buffalo jump where herds were stampeded over cliffs and butchered at the bottom. 

 

 

 

 

    Buffalo jumps were common on the Northern Plains.  The biggest and oldest and best preserved buffalo jump in North America is the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump in the Porcupine Hills of South Western Alberta.

 

 

    Our lunch break is in the town of Pincher Creek at the Swiss Alpine Restaurant.  A great home cooked style meal with all the trimmings including desert.  Pincher Creek is famous for its ‘Wind Farms’ and hundreds and hundreds of them can be seen with their huge giant blades turning in the wind. 

    After lunch we travel along the Cowboy Trail on the way back to Calgary.  The Cowboy Trail follows the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains through extremely scenic ranch country in the foothills of the porcupine mountains.  It is more than a trail though, it is a “feeling“.  One can get a sense of the early pioneers that blazed their trails with their great cattle herds and wagon trains on the way to cow-town. (Calgary)   Along the way we stop in the tiny ranch-town  of Longview for an ice cream stop.  Country Western star Ian Tyson owns the cafe.  After our stop we return to Calgary.

 

 

 

Alberta's Cowboy Trail

It's not just a place -- it's a feeling. The Cowboy Trail extends along the eastern slopes of the Rockies, bumping up against mountains and rolling out to forests, grasslands and (south of Calgary) the Porcupine Hills. From fur trading routes to ranches, and from historic oilfields to lines of wind turbines spinning gracefully in the wind, this landscape traces Alberta's economic history better than any other.

 

Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta, Canada by cosmic_kid99.

 

 

 

 

 

Group Tour Price: $115.00 per person


Includes (full day tour)

*  Deluxe washroom equipped motor-coach, and driver

*  Tour guide

*  Museum admission fees

*  Deluxe lunch at Swiss Alpine Restaurant in Pincher Creek

*  Ice Cream at Longview

*  Bottled water and juice  on coach (all day)

*  Snacks on coach (all day)


 

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Convention / Family / Companion Tour

Kananaskis "sights n' brunch" Half Day Tour

 (dress code - casual)

 

Kananaskis Country, Alberta - Canmore Gateway to Kananaskis

 

Time 7:45 AM

Depart downtown Calgary for Kananaskis Country. 

8:45AM

Arrive Kananaskis (sightseeing via coach)

9:30 AM

Brunch

10:30

Leisurely stroll through Kananaskis Village

11 AM

Depart  Kananaskis for Calgary 

12 PM

Arrive Calgary

Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta, Canada by cosmic_kid99.

 

 

    Alberta’s Kananaskis is the Rockies best kept secret. To the southwest of Banff National Park, “K” Country (as it is known by the locals) is an unspoiled paradise.  Full of picture perfect mountain scenery, wildlife and flora, Kananaskis  can be visited at any time of the year.  Towering mountains, pristine lakes, evergreen valleys, and glacial streams, Kananaskis is an area that will take your breath away and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.  Best of all…..its only minutes away from Calgary.

    Our attractive brunch is in the Fireweed Grill at the beautiful Delta Lodge at Kananaskis in Kananaskis village where the world G8 summit took place a few years back and is also where the 1988 World Olympic skiing took place.  ‘Brokeback Mountain’ was also filmed here.  Take some time and see the awesome splendors of this pristine village in the Great Canadian Rocky Mountains.

 

Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta, Canada by cosmic_kid99.

 

 

Fireweed Grill

 

 

Group Tour Price: $99.00 per person


Includes (half day tour)

*  Deluxe washroom equipped motor-coach, and driver

*  Tour guide

*  Deluxe brunch at Delta Lodge at Kananaskis

*  Bottled water and juice  on coach

*  Snacks on coach

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