Peter Hayes to lead 2018 Calgary Stampede and Western Canada Tour

The Calgary Stampede and Western Canada

Experience the excitement of the Calgary Stampede with all the thrills and spills of its rodeo, Chuckwagon races and agricultural events. Cheer along the Australian winner of the ALPA “Young Auctioneers” competition who will be representing Australia at the International Auctioneers’ Competition. After Calgary, combine quality livestock visits in the Southern Alberta region with the glorious scenery of Banff, Lake Louise and Sulphur Mountain in the Canadian Rockies, and finish up the tour in beautiful Vancouver.

16 Days Escorted – Departs 8 July 2018

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Attendance at the International Young Auctioneers’ Competition
  • The excitment of the Calgary Stampede
  • Spectacular scenery, including Banff and Lake Louise in the Canadion Rockies
  • The Old Auction Mart – one of the largest livestock trading centers in Alberta
  • Banff and the spectacular Canadian Rockies

ITINERARY

DAY 01 | DEPART AUSTRALIA SUN 8 JULY

Meet Tour Escort Peter Hayes at Sydney Airport. Fly Sydney to Vancouver – then Calgary.

DAT 02 | GREATER CALGARY AREA MON 9 JUL

Visits to Local farms with agriculture expert.

DAY 03 | GREATER CALGARY AREA TUE 10 JUL

Visit to Olds Auction Mart – one of Alberta’s largest Saleyards

DAY 04 | GREATER CALGARY AREA WED 11 JUL

Visit Innisfail Auction Market and a mid sized Simmental cattle ranch

DAY 05| CALGARY STAMPEDE THU 12 JUL

Spend the day at the ‘greatest outdoor show on earth’. Includes reserved grandstand tickets to the Rodeo

DAY 06 | CALGARY STAMPEDE FRI 13 JUL

Preliminary Rounds of Auctioneer competition, Chuckwagon racing and live show and much more

DAY 07 | CALGARY STAMPEDE SAT 14 JUL

Auctioneers Finals in the morning and Free the rest of the day and evening

DAY 08 | CALGARY – BANF SUN 15 JUL

Travel to Banff. Visit Moraine and Louise Lakes. See some of the most photographed spots in Canada

DAY 09 | BANFF MON 16 JUL

Spectacular Skycar ride to the of the top of the jaw dropping beautiful Canadian Rockies.

DAY 10 | BANFF – KAMLOOPS TUE 17 JUL

Travel over the Rocky Mountains west into British Columbia visiting Rogers Pass Historical site. Stay at Kamloops

DAY 11 | HARRISON HOT SPRINGS WED 18 JUL

Visit Canada’s largest privately owned 20,000 head cattle ranch. Enjoy soaking in Hot Springs after dinner.

DAY 12 | HARRISON HOT SPRINGS – VICTORIA THU 19 JUL

Visit state-of-the-art dairy. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island then onto Victoria.

DAY 13 | VICTORIA FRI 20 JUL

Morning visit to Butchart Gardens – 130 acre floral extravaganza. Free time to explore.

DAY 14 | VICTORIA – VANCOUVER & DEPART SAT 20 JUL

Travel by ferry to Vancouver. Day at Leisure before Departing for Australia or heading off on an Alaskan Cruise tour the next day

DAY 15 | CROSS THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE SUN 21 JULY

DAY 16 | ARRIVE AUSTRALIA MON 22 JUL

What’s included:

  • Economy class international flights from Sydney to Calgary and return from Vancouver to Sydney
  • Entrance to Calgary Stampede plus C Train transit pass
  • All land travelin the private use of modern comfortable coaches
  • Professional English speaking tour guide during Study Tour
  • Technical visits, entrance fees and sightseeing as outlined in itinerary
  • Quality 4 star accommodation with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals as detailed in itinerary – shown (BLD)
  • Tour kit including tour bag and detailed itinerary

What’s not included:

  • Connecting domestic flights that might be required within Australia
  • Meals not shown in itinerary
  • Expenditure of a personal nature; ie. Alcoholic beverage or phone calls
  • Passport fees and visa charges
  • Travel insurance, cancellation fees
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips or gratuities  other than those for drivers and guides

Bookings and Deposits

To confirm your place on this program please complete the booking from and send your deposit to Quadrant Australia

Exchange Rates

Prices quoted in Australian dollars with  AU$ 1.00 = CAD 0.95

Minimum Numbers

The minimum number of passengers for this tour is 15

WHY SHOULD YOU TRAVEL WITH QUADRANT

  • There are no hidden costs
  • The opportunity to travel with like-minded people
  • Our tours are escorted by specialist tour guides
  • We have a network of colleague companies in over 45 countries
  • There are possible tax benefits for primary producers

TOUR ESCORT – PETER HAYES

Peter started in hiw family’s business, H.W. Hayes & Sons at the Churchill Saleyards Ipswich in 1979. The business was sold to Primac in 1986 witch then become Primac Elders and later Elders. In January 2003, Peter started Hayes & Co Harrisville at a new greenfield site at Silverdale, South East Queensland, and also branched out into Central Queensland at the Nebo Saleyards near Mackay in 2008. Peter has spent six years on the Alpa Board representing Queensland

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