Airfare and travel to Calgary are NOT included in the price of the tour.
This gives you the flexibility to use Frequent Flyer points, to get a great internet deal or to add this tour to an already existing travel itinerary.
The tour price only covers the tour within Alberta, Canada.
It is essential that you take out your own travel insurance for the trip.
If you take this out as soon as you book the tour, generally you can be reimbursed from your Travel Insurance company if you have to cancel for any reason.
Deposits And Payments
Feel free to contact me when you wish to make a deposit on a tour.
Payment details available on request. Direct Debit or Bank Cheque are the preferred methods of payment.
Please contact us for more information.
Spring and Winter Tours 2017/2018
A deposit of 50% of the total cost of the tour is required to book your place on the tour.
The balance is due 60 days prior to the tour commencing. Bookings made less than 60 days before the tour start date, must be paid in full.
Deposit will be fully refunded in the event that a tour does not proceed.
Terms And Conditions
Will be forwarded to you on booking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to take warm clothes even in Spring?
Yes. The weather can be variable at that time of year and the evenings may be cold.
How much luggage should I take?
One suitcase and cabin bag plus handbag. You can put a smaller bag inside your suitcase, if you intend purchasing a lot of fabric or souvenirs. Make sure you check with your carrier airline as they can have different restrictions. Remember: Only 100ml liquid containers are permissible in cabin baggage for international flights.
Is there internet available where we are staying?
There will be access to the internet in all our accommodation.
Do I need a Visa?
Canada now requires a visa for Australians.
What about medications?
Bring enough medication for the holiday period. You can visit a doctor to renew prescriptions, but it will cost between $70 and $100 for the appointment. You will generally be able to claim this on your Travel Insurance when you get home.
Can I easily access banks and ATM’s in Canada?
Yes. We are visiting large towns and tourist destinations. It is an idea to take a Cashcard with Canadian dollars on it (ask at your bank) and you can use this just like your debit/credit card in Australia.
What animals can I expect see?
This depends on the season. Deer, elk and bighorn sheep are common at all times. Moose and bears are a little more difficult to find.
Who do I tell about my trip?
Inform Smartraveller that you will be out of the country. Leave copies of your itinerary with family and friends.
Additional sightseeing activities
Winter – Royal Tyrell Dinosaur Museum, Cochrane Ecological Centre.