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$2,370 for a Rocky Mountains high

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for May 21, 2013

You can see the beauty of Alberta in luxury with this deal via Travel Alberta. You and three of your friends can indulge in a limousine ride through the Rockies with Wild Alberta Tours.

This eight-day Rocky Mountains tour starts at $2,370 per person and takes off from Calgary. Departure dates for 2013 are June 12, July 14, August 12, and September 20. With an itinerary like this, there’s no doubt you will have the time of your life:

Day Two: Calgary-to-Saskatchewan Crossing. Travel from the rolling foot hills at the edge of the prairie into the Rocky Mountains as the landscape changes dramatically before your eyes. 

Day Four: Jasper. Morning tour to Moraine Lake and the famous narrow gorge of the Moraine canyon. 

Day Six: Banff. Tour of Banff and area including Bow Falls, Hot Springs Cave and Basin, and a Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain. 

Package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Motor coach transportation fully narrated throughout
  • Tour manager
  • Glacier bus excursion
  • Minnewanka Lake cruise
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola ride
  • Guided mountain walks
  • Plenty of good surprises Sees Stars in Jasper

One thing you will love about Jasper are the dark skies. Every year, Jasper celebrates their Dark Skies Festival, and last year. Deputy Editor Rod Charles had a chance to visit.

Charles: “Another amateur astronomer showed off Vega, a”relatively” close star only 25 light-years from Earth, and, together with Arcturus and Sirius, one of the most luminous stars in our Sun’s neighbourhood.”

Another amateur astronomer aimed his telescope directly at Neptune, “More than 30 times as far from the sun as Earth, the planet takes almost 165 Earth years to orbit our sun.”

After carefully placing my eye as close to the eyepiece without touching the telescope, I peered through and it appeared like a faint dot in the sky. While Neptune has a mass that is 17.148 that of earth, the planet was too far away, and the microscope too small, to actually see the details of this giant blue gas planet.”

To book with Wild Alberta Tours: Call 1-888-671-9523, or email

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