Rocky Mountains Explorer

Trip Details
Date : Sunday 7/6 -Sunday 7/13
Cost : $3,399 pp (double), $900 single supplement

Experience the Canadian Rockies with Bellair Tours! This multi-day adventure explores the world-renowned beauty of British Columbia and Alberta via luxury motorcoach. Stops include Hell’s Gate Airtram, a Via Rail train ride from McBride to Jasper, Columbia Icefields Skywalk, the Calgary Stampede, Lake Louise, Banff and much more!


PRICING** – $3,399 pp (double), $900 (single supplement); price is guaranteed once deposit is received and booking confirmed. Payment in full is due by Friday, April 5, 2025. 

$500 deposit per person is due at registration.* Final payment due 03/14/25.

(Refund: $500 deposit is fully refundable until 02/01/25. After that date, it is non-refundable.)


  • Round-trip transportation in a luxury motorcoach
  • Hotels
  • Admission to sights as included in itinerary
  • Snacks / Beverages during drive time
  • And more


  • Lunches and dinners not included in the itinerary
  • Tips for driver / hotels / day guide
  • All other items not specifically mentioned

For more info, and to sign up, call 360-543-9379 or email Lori@airporter.com. 


DAY 1 – SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2025  – Depart – Hells Gate – Cache Creek – Kamloops

Today the adventure begins! After everyone has boarded the luxury motorcoach, we’ll head across the U.S. / Canadian border. Please be sure to have a valid U.S. Passport, Enhanced Driver’s License, or Nexus Card. At Hell’s Gate Airtram, you’ll ride in comfort as the tram descends into the Fraser Canyon below. Here you will experience the intense power of the Fraser River and learn about the historic events that happened here. Lunch on your own at Hells Gate Airtram. The next pit stop of a good cup of coffee is Cache Creek before heading on to Kamloops, B.C. Overnight and dinner on your own in Kamloops.


07:00 am – Burlington Airporter Shuttle Office
07:45 am – Bellingham Four Points by Sheraton
08:00 am – Affinity in Bellingham
08:30 am – Lynden WTA Park & Ride

DAY 2 – MONDAY, JULY 7, 2025 – Blue River – VIA Rail Ride From McBride to Jasper

Monday starts early to make sure we are on time for our VIA Rail adventure through the mountains. We’ll stop in Blue River, also known as “The Jewel of the Yellowhead” for a coffee break and to stretch our legs amongst the lush rainforest of cedar and spruce trees. Then we’ll board VIA Rail in McBride, with your luggage carrying on with the bus. Let the views dazzle you as soon you contemplate the wondrous landscape of the Canadian Rockies during the 4-hour ride to Jasper. Overnight and dinner on your own in Jasper.

DAY 3 – TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2025 – Columbia Icefields – Glacier Skywalk – Calgary

After checkout, we’ll drive to the Icefields Parkway. In the early morning light, the sky is bright above the peaks. The wildlife below waits patiently for the sun’s warmth to make it over the mountaintops. It’s the perfect time to begin an adventure down the parkway, undeniably one of the most awe-inspiring roads in Canada. It parallels the continental divide of the Rockies for 232 km of stunning vistas that exceed even the most vivid imaginations. Let the power of the mountains take hold as you travel past cascading waterfalls, astonishing spires of rock and more than 100 glaciers perched amongst the peaks. Once at the Columbia Icefields, take an optional walk on the Glacier Skywalk. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy lunch on your own. After exploring the beauty of the ice fields, the journey continues east. After check in, enjoy a group dinner at The Cattle Baron (or similar restaurant). Overnight in Calgary. Dinner included.

DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2025 – Calgary Stampede

If attending the Calgary Stampede is on your bucket list, today is the day to check it off! You’ll join exuberant spectators in the grandstands for the afternoon rodeo. In tournament-style rodeo, 20 top competitors compete for $2 million in prize money in six rodeo events: bareback, bull riding, ladies barrel racing, saddle bronc, steer wrestling and tie-down roping. In addition, novices compete in rodeo events like steer riding and kids vie for top spots in wild pony racing. Chutes burst open. Bucking broncs cannonball out, bouncing and jolting their riders. Clowns distract enraged, snorting bulls when fallen cowboys make a hasty exit. So much to see and stimulate all your senses! It is no surprise that the Calgary Stampede is called “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” especially when you add midway rides, live music, agricultural shows, chuckwagon racing and many more activities. Overnight in Calgary. Lunch and dinner on your own.

DAY 5 – THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2025 – Lake Louise – Banff

Today the adventure continues on to Lake Louise. We’ll explore the lake area on a two-hour driving tour of this lake, a hamlet in Banff National Park. Known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Overnight in Canmore. Dinner on your own.

DAY 6 – FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2025 – Banff – Hoodoos – Lake Minnewanka Loop – Spiral Tunnel – Golden

Get ready for another packed day of beauty and adventure through the Canadian Rockies! The day kicks off with a stop at the famed Banff Hoodoos. The hoodoos are composed sedimentary rock covered by harder rock that is difficult to erode. In time, once softer sediment erodes, needle or tower like natural obstacles are left. They are extremely unique formations to see! Then it is onto the Lake Minnewanka Loop. Each twist of this 24 km loop brings new vistas and hidden delights into view. Leafy corners, lake view lookouts, remnants of an old mining town and the spectacular rocky causeway above Lake Minnewanka are just a few of the treasures of this drive. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the resident herds of bighorn sheep as they meander along the paths that have always been their home. Next, if timed right, you’ll get to watch a train utilize Spiral Tunnel before heading to lunch at a cafe in Field. Overnight in Golden. Dinner on your own.

DAY 7 – SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2025 – Rogers Pass – Kelowna – Osoyoos

This morning we will depart Golden, B.C. on our way to the next destination in our Rocky Mountains Explorer adventure. We’ll take a quick stop at Rogers Pass to stretch our legs and have a snack. Box lunches are included for your convenience during the drive. An afternoon break will be in Kelowna before we arrive in Osoyoos, B.C. Overnight in Osoyoos. Dinner on your own.

DAY 8 – SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2025 – Osoyoos – Winery – Shopping – Winthrop – Return Home

Spend the morning exploring beautiful Osoyoos, B.C. Explore the shops, enjoy the lake, partake in a wine-tasting, whatever you find exciting. Lunch will be on your own in Osoyoos before boarding the bus to start the drive home. But, before returning home, enjoy a pit stop in Winthrop. Estimated return time to your drop off will be early evening.

For more info, and to sign up, call 360-543-9379 or email Lori@airporter.com. 


Meet The Host

Judy Albertson

Judy is a lifelong Washingtonian, living in Whatcom County the past 20 years.  She is blessed with a daughter and son and their spouses and six grandchildren.  She is a retired educator and in retirement finds joy in traveling, volunteering, playing bridge, quilting, reading and cooking.

When asked what Judy enjoys about being a tour host she immediately replies, "the people" and  in addition, the tours are fabulous.  She finds the tours fun, interesting and wonderful when the driving is left to an expert safe driver. Her primary focus as a tour host is to make the tour a great experience for the tour guests.

She doesn't have one specific dream trip in mind but likes to look at experiencing new things that she may not have thought of or not had the opportunity to experience.  She says, that is why being a tour host for Bellair Tours has opened the door to many fun experiences and sharing those experiences with new friends.