With the U.S. dollar doing so well against the Canadian dollar, 1 USD = 1.25 CAD, now is a good time for Americans to visit their neighbor to the north. To celebrate the strong dollar and highlight its distinctive itineraries to more than one provincial paradise, Austin Adventures is celebrating March as “Canada Month” and the public is invited to partake.
The Billings, MT-based travel company is kicking off 31 days of Canada with “Alberta Week,” seven days dedicated to all things Alberta. The week’s most anticipated event is “Adventures in Alberta,” a free webinar presented by Dan Austin, founder and president of Austin Adventures (http://www.austinadventures.com/). The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m. EST, and attendees who book an Austin Adventures Alberta vacation by April 1 will receive $200 off per adult. All webinar attendees will be entered to win an Alberta-themed gift basket courtesy of Travel Alberta who will be co-sponsoring the event. Click HERE for more details and to register.“We send guests all over the world, but because of its natural beauty and proximity to the U.S., Alberta is one of our favorite places on the planet.” said Austin. “With the exchange rate as strong as it is, we’re noticing a huge increase in interest from travelers who have the Canadian Rockies on their radars, and we’re more than happy to help them explore the region with our experienced guides.”
For 2015, Austin Adventures is once again offering its best-selling Alberta: Banff to Jasper multisport vacation for adults. Trip highlights include hiking to the turquoise waters of Lake Louise, donning crampons and trekking across Athabasca Glacier, rafting the Class IV rapids of the Kicking Horse River, biking the scenic Bow Valley Parkway and of course, shopping and dining in the picturesque mountain town of Banff.
In addition to its adult adventure, the company offers an Alberta Family: Banff to Jasper vacation package with a similar itinerary. The only difference is that some of the more challenging activities are scaled back to accommodate families with children ages 6-16. For example, the rafting portion of the trip takes place on the more kid-friendly Kananaskis River.
Both vacations are all-inclusive, guided 6-day, 5-night packages. Prices for adults start at $2,998 per person and for the family vacation, prices for children start at $2,398. Pre-set departures for 2015 begin in July; however, the company’s adventure travel consultants can arrange for exclusive departures and create custom tours and packages for private groups to fit individual schedules.
Rounding out the Austin Adventures Canada lineup is a 6-day, 5-night British Columbia Family Vacation Package that begins in Vancouver and traverses the scenic Sea to Sky Highway before ending up at the turquoise waters in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. With a home base at an upscale lodge near Whistler Mountain, guests are treated to distinctive dining, shopping and days filled with guided adventures including hiking, biking, rafting and horseback riding. Departures begin in June and start at $2,898 per adult and $2,318 per child.
All of Austin Adventures’ 2015 trips can be found in the Austin Adventures award-winning adventure vacation catalogs and on its new website, www.austinadventures.com. Vacations—both scheduled group departures and custom trips—can be booked by calling (800) 575-1540 or emailing [email protected].