In 1932 the United States and Canada unified Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks into an International Peace Park to commemorate goodwill between the nations. Together, they form one of the most beautiful regions on earth. See this awe-inspiring area from both sides of the border on this exciting tour through three states and two Canadian providences.
DAY 1—WELCOME TO SPOKANE!
Arrive in Washington State and gather for a group welcome dinner at our starting hotel. D
DAY 2—COEUR D'ALENE
Enjoy a morning exploring the area with a local guide before enjoying a scenic cruise of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Continue north and cross into Canada for dinner and an overnight stay at Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort. B, D
DAY 3—GLACIER-WATERTON INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK
The full splendor of the Canadian Rockies awaits as you enter Waterton Lakes National Park. Along with Glacier, Waterton Lakes forms the International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by the United States and Canada to commemorate the continued peace and goodwill between the two nations. Checkin for a two night stay at Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort, a short walk from water’s edge with gorgeous mountain views! B, L
DAY 4—WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK
Step on a morning cruise of Upper Waterton Lake that continues past the international border and into Glacier National Park. Return to Waterton for a day to enjoy this beautiful area, including visits to scenic waterfalls and alpine lakes, plus dinner at the historic Prince of Wales Hotel. B, D
DAY 5—GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Say goodbye to the Canadian Rockies and hello to Glacier National Park. After crossing into the U.S., visit the area of Many Glacier for stunning views and a visit to the historic swiss chalet built by the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1915. B, D
DAY 6—RED BUS TOUR
Head back into Glacier for its famous Red Bus Jammer tour along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Nicknamed the “Rubies of the Rockies,” these historic vehicles have been providing scenic and educational tours of Glacier for generations. After lunch in the park, return to Whitefish with time to explore its classic Western downtown area for dinner and shopping. B, L
DAY 7—SILVER VALLEY
Travel west into Idaho and tour its historic Silver Valley. We'll visit the classic mining town of Wallace, the filming location of the 1997 movie, Dante’s Peak. Tour a working silver mine and learn about the methods of hard-rock mining before continuing on to Spokane, Washington. B, D
DAY 8: RETURN HOME
After breakfast, travel home from Spokane, taking with you lifelong memories of Glacier National Park and the surrounding region. B
Night 1: Holiday Inn Spokane Airport, WA
Night 2: Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort, Cranbrook, BC
Nights 3-4: Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort, AB
Nights 5-6: Hampton Inn Kalispell, MT
Night 7: Holiday Inn Spokane Airport, WA
Jul 27-Aug 3, 2024
Price Per Person:
Pre/Post Tour Hotel:
Free airport shuttle or hotel parking
Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling at most hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service
Our Welcome Dinner on Day 1 is at our hotel, Holiday Inn Spokane Airport, starting at 6:30 p.m. We recommend scheduling your flight to arrive by 4:00 p.m.
You may schedule your flight home with flight departure times after breakfast on Day 8. Breakfast at the hotel is at your leisure and is served from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Plan your return flight home that best fits your schedule.
Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
Our starting hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the Spokane Int’l Airport. If you are driving to the starting location, they also offer complimentary parking for the duration of the tour.
Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking will also be on uneven paths. While walking canes are allowed, we are unable to accommodate travelers using other mobility devices, including walkers and wheelchairs.
July/August – high of 78°, low of 58° (please note that temperatures are cooler in the mountains)
Each hotel has a hair dryer, iron, ironing boards, Wi-Fi, and a coffee maker. Holiday Inn Spokane and Grouse Mountain Resort also offers swimming pools.
A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour, including information sent upon receipt of your reservation.
A passport is required for this tour as we experience Glacier National Park from both sides of the U.S. / Canada border.
It's important to note that elevations reach 6,600 feet on this tour.
Dress on tour is casual. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, visors, and comfortable walking shoes will add to your enjoyment of this tour. Temperatures can fluctuate in this region, so we recommend bringing a light jacket with you when out in the morning or evening.
Travel Protection Available?
Yes, see CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/TravelProtectionPlan.