Canada Horse Experience
14 Days | Departs 4 July 2019
Tour Dates: 4 July – 17 July 2019


Come join us on the Canadian Horse Experience tour.  Experience the wonders of the Canadian Rockies and enjoy the Canadian wilderness.  Be awed by the amazing scenery with immense mountains, crystal clear lakes and abundant wildlife.

We start the tour at the Calgary Stampede “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, which attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world’s largest rodeos, stage shows, chuck wagon racing and concerts.

A highlight is a visit to Spruce Meadows to watch a CSI American Show jumping tournament.  Spruce Meadows is one of the world’s top Show jumping facilities, just south of Calgary on 360 acres.  The facilities host Show jumping and dressage tournaments, conventions, trade shows and also breed Hanoverian horses.

Enjoy the stunning scenery of Banff and surrounds with a horse ride in the National Park, perhaps a Gondola ride to the peak.  There will be time to maybe take a rafting trip or just relax in one of Banff’s many restaurants or bars.

Travel along one the of the most scenic highways in North America the Ice Field Parkway and ride the Ice Explorer ride to Athabasca Glacier. Some other highlights include a stop at the famous Lake Louise with the Victoria Glacier in the backdrop and Lake Peyto which has an amazing turquoise blue colour and the Athabasca Falls.

En-route to Ashcroft pass through Mount Robson Park, home of Mount Robson, the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies with a stop at Wilderness River Safari ​on the Thompson River.  The area is known as Grizzly Bear valley where we will go in search of bear, moose, eagle and osprey.

Enjoy your stay at Sundance Ranch with panoramic views to the Thompson River on thousands of acres. You will have the opportunity to gallop across open fields or just amble along scenic trails and enjoy the riding experience that’s right for you.  If you are not into riding there are plenty of other ranch activities to enjoy.

Visit Whistler village a resort town in the Canadian Pacific ranges which was home to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Spend a few days in Vancouver exploring this cosmopolitan city, walk through Stanley Park and spot a Racoon or Squirrel, visit the steam clock in Gastown, Canada Place, Capilano Bridge or Grouse Mountain with so much more to see and do.

Places on our 2019 Canada Horse Experience tour are strictly limited. If you would like further information please feel free to contact us via email to or call 03 5428 6061 or 0427 286061.

Tour Highlights

  • Return economy class airfares from Australia to Calgary and return from Vancouver
  • 11 nights Accommodation with breakfast daily, two lunches and four dinners
  • Airport transfers and all transportation in Canada with English speaking drivers and guides
  • Calgary Stampede admission for two days including shows
  • Visit to Spruce Meadows Equestrian centre to see the North American Show jumping Championships
  • Ice Explorer ride at Columbia Icefields
  • Visit Lakes Peyto and Lake Louise
  • Wilderness river Safari on the Thompson river, Grizzly bear valley
  • Sundance Guest Ranch 2 night package with  accommodation and meals, three guided horseback ride and access to all ranch amenities including swimming pool, tennis court and a free-play games room.
  • Visit to Whistler ski resort
  • Two day hop-on hop-off bus pass in Vancouver
  • Optional horse ride in Banff National Park
  • Australian tour host and the tour is fully escorted
  • Travel wallets and maps included
  • Non-riders welcome

An **Early-bird discount is available of **$300.00 per person if a deposit is received by the 16 July 2018.

If you have travelled on any of our Snaffle Travel tours previously you will receive a repeat discount of $75.00 on this tour.

Please contact us for a full itinerary with details and pricing to email or 03 5428 6061.


day1(D) Thursday 4 July 2019
Australia – Calgary

Please meet at the airport for your international flight to Calgary with Air Canada.  On arrival in Calgary pass through customs and transfer to your Hotel in downtown Calgary.  Enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (Includes flights, airport transfer and welcome dinner.)

(B) Monday 6 July 2019

Today is at leisure to enjoy the Calgary Stampede or enjoy further sightseeing on your own in Calgary.  Later this afternoon attend the rodeo and the Grandstand Show at Stampede Park.  Transportation to/from the grounds is not included (Calgary Stampede tickets included)

(B) Monday 8 July 2019

Today is at leisure, or enjoy an OPTIONAL 2 hour Sundance Loop ride horseback adventure through the Cave & Basin along the Bow River.  Alternatively, in the evening, an OPTIONAL 2 hour nature float trip on the Bow River is available, which offers excellent opportunities to view beaver, elk and osprey as well as the Three Sisters Mountain and some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies or an OPTIONAL ride up the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola.

(B,D) Wednesday 10 July 2019
Jasper – Ashcroft

Today we have a sightseeing drive to Ashcroft with a stop at Mount Robson before arriving at Blue River for a one hour Wilderness River Safari on the Thompson River into Grizzly Bear Valley in search of bear, moose, eagle and Osprey.  Afterwards continue our drive to Ashcroft.  In the late afternoon, the group arrives at the Sundance Guest Ranch.  Dinner is included at the ranch tonight.  Overnight at the Sundance guest ranch.  Sundance Guest Ranch caters to all levels of riding experience and is surrounded by thousands of acres of countryside to explore on horseback.  Horses are what the Sundance is all about, but there are plenty of other activities to choose from such as swimming, tennis and massages.  Each room is air-conditioned with private bath and daily maid service. (Dinner is included tonight and all ranch activities)

(B, L)  Friday 12 July 2019
Ashcroft – Whistler – Vancouver

After breakfast, enjoy some ranch activities or you may like to go for a morning ride.  After lunch we depart the ranch and enjoy a sightseeing in  a chartered coach with driver providing commentary to Whistler via Lillooet and Pemberton.  On arrival at Whistler you will have some leisure time in the pedestrian core and you may like to grab a bite to eat for dinner before continuing on the scenic sea-to Sky Highway through the Coastal Mountains to Vancouver.  Some free time will be available to explore Whistler, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. (Morning ride included and coach transfer to Vancouver via Whistler).

(B,D)  Sunday 14 July 2019

Today at leisure enjoy the hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Vancouver.  You might like to go for a stroll in Stanley Park and see some squirells or take the gondola up Grouse Mountain. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening at one of Vancouver’s favourite restaurants. (Hop on hop off bus pass included and dinner.  Admissions not included.)

 Tuesday 16 July 2019
                    Vancouver – Australia

Inflight.  You will lose two days travelling over the dateline​.

(B) Friday 5 July 2019

This morning after breakfast, enjoy your first day at the Calgary Stampede with the opening parade, buffet dinner and Chuck Wagon Show this evening. The Calgary Stampede package includes: one reserved (North or South End Level 2) rodeo seat for one day, one reserved (North or South End Level 2) evening show seat for a different day, one afternoon rodeo souvenir program, one evening show souvenir program, two $5.00 food vouchers, two Westjet Sky ride tickets across Stampede Park, admission to Stampede Park for both days, 20% discount voucher on western apparel and merchandise. Transportation to/from the grounds is not included (Calgary Stampede tickets included and dinner)

(B) Sunday 7 July 2019
Calgary – Spruce Meadows – Banff

After breakfast at the hotel leave Calgary behind, we head to Spruce Meadows.  Enjoy the rest of the day at Spruce Meadows watching the American Show Jumping Tournament, lunch is not included. In the evening a direct transfer to the hotel in Banff is included. (Visit to Spruce Meadows Show Jumping tickets included)

(B) Tuesday 9 July 2019
Banff – Jasper

After breakfast, meet your coach and continue on one of the most scenic highways in North America – the Ice field Parkway.  En-route, stop at the famous Lake Louise with the Victoria Glacier in the backdrop.  Continue to Peyto Lake before the group arrives at Columbia Ice fields to enjoy the Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier.  Late afternoon visit Sunwapta or Athabasca Falls. This evening at leisure (Ice field Parkway, Ice Explorer included)

(B,L,D) Thursday 11 July 2019

After breakfast, enjoy a morning ride through the cattle country.  The group is split according to riding ability.  If some members of the group prefer to do other activities, other ranch activities are available.  The Sundance Guest Ranch has a swimming pool, games room. tennis court with free access to racquets, balls, and massages.  Lunch is included at the ranch. After dinner enjoy an evening ride. (Two horse rides included, all meals and all ranch activities included).

(B) Saturday 13 July 2019

This morning after breakfast, enjoy the hop-on hop off tour to explore Vancouver.  The ticket is valid for two consecutive days. The tour is fully narrated with more than 30 stops including English Bay, Chinatown, Canada Place, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Steam clock in Gas Town, the totem poles at Stanley Park, and Granville Island. (Hop-on hop off bus included, admissions not included)

(B) Monday 15th July 2019
Vancouver – Australia

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and enjoy some last minute shopping before your evening flight tonight. You may like to extend your stay or make your way to Vancouver airport for your onward flight home to Australia.

 Wednesday 17 July 2019
                    Vancouver – Australia

Arrive in Australia and proceed through customs and collect your luggage at baggage  reclaim.

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