Winter in the Rockies
Let VIA Rail's deluxe Snow Train from Vancouver to Jasper pamper you with comfortable sleeping accommodations, delicious meals, and stunning views from the dome cars.
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Let VIA Rail's deluxe Snow Train from Vancouver to Jasper pamper you with comfortable sleeping accommodations, delicious meals, and stunning views from the dome cars. Experience the beauty of winter and the romance of Fairmont's world famous hotels and resorts in Alberta. Stay at unbelievably magnificent hotels at unbeatable values.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Guaranteed Departures
- Six nights deluxe accommodations
- Transfers to the VIA Rail station in Vancouver
- One overnight aboard VIA Rail's Canadian in Sleeper Plus class including private bedroom accommodations between Vancouver and Jasper, meals while aboard the train in the dining car, and access to the dome cars and lounges.
- Transfers from Jasper to Lake Louise, Lake Louise to Banff, and Banff to Calgary Airport
- Hotel taxes and GST on applicable items
Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver! Transfer on your own to your hotel. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is one of Vancouver's most beautiful hotels. Their staff at this deluxe property will pamper you with delightful accommodations and exceptional service. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 2 - VIA Rail Vancouver to Jasper
You have all day to explore the city that hosted the world during the Winter 2010 games. This evening transfer by taxi (included) to the VIA Rail station. Departure time for the train is scheduled for 8:30 pm. Nothing shows you Canada like a trip on the train. Your bedroom is VIA Rail's "top of the line" accommodation. Your sitting room by day converts to upper and lower berths at night. Once aboard the train, the staff will see that you are settled into your room. As a Sleeper Plus passenger, your meals are included along with access to the lounges and domes for spectacular viewing. Overnight train.
Day 3 - Enroute to Jasper
You will awake this morning to the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, as you continue your rail journey to Jasper. Breakfast and lunch will be served prior to your afternoon arrival into Jasper. The staff of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge will meet you at the train station and transfer you to the Lodge. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is wilderness luxury at its finest. Overnight Jasper.
Day 4 - Jasper at Leisure
You are at leisure to enjoy the Fairmont Park Lodge, or venture out and skate on Lac Beauvert, cross country ski, go dog sledding, or see rivers frozen in time should you choose a guided tour of Maligne Canyon. One of the most awe-inspiring sights of winter is the frozen beauty of waterfalls such as Angel Falls and Queen of Maligne Canyon; winter turns their cascades into delicate sculptures beyond any human artisan's skill. Overnight Jasper.
Day 5 - Jasper to Lake Louise
The drive from Jasper to Lake Louise offers a winter landscaped, hushed and remote. Suddenly, surrounded by snow-laden trees, is the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a shimmering winter palace. The beauty of the frozen lake and the Victoria Glacier on the opposite side of the lake are dramatic. Every year the Chateau builds an ice castle on the lake once it has frozen over. Here is a little known fact: the ice is imported from British Columbia! Check with the front desk for horse-drawn sleigh rides along the lake. Overnight Lake Louise.
Day 6 - Lake Louise to Banff
It is a short ride from Lake Louise to Banff. After passing through the town of Banff you arrive at the "Castle of the Rockies", the Fairmont Banff Springs. When you arrive you will quickly see that it is a village within a hotel. If you are a spa lover, you will realize that the Banff Springs Spa is in a class by itself. Overnight Banff.
Day 7 - Banff at Leisure
There is plenty to do in Banff! The town is filled with delightful shops, boutiques, and restaurants to satisfy every taste and budget. The natural Hot Springs is up the road should you desire a relaxing time in the mineral water that has made Banff a popular destination for years. Overnight Banff.
Day 8 - Banff/Calgary/Home
It's time to bid farewell to the beautiful Canadian Rockies, with a promise to return for a totally different experience during a different season. Transfers to Calgary Airport are included for flights scheduled after 1:00 pm.
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Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels include the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (or similar). VIA Rail accommodations are in Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be of similar quality and amenities.
Click here to view testimonials for Winter in the Rockies.
All the arrangements with timetables and transportation were excellent. Thanks for a great Holiday, our first in Canada
I can not say enough about the support provided by Efi and her team at Vacations By Rail. It's always a leap of faith when booking a holiday on line, and so far away from the company managing the booking. I have to say that Efi and her team were always available and highly professional in their support of our vacation. I have already started recommending them to my friends. Well done on making a 20th anniversary trip one to remember.
Thank you .. it was a great trip .. maybe next time we will stay on the train longer.
Dates & Prices
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|2nd February 2015||$2011||Please call for availability.|
|5th February 2015||$2011||Please call for availability.|
|9th February 2015||$2228||Please call for availability.|
|12th February 2015||$2,011||Book Now|
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VIA Rail Cabin / Deluxe Hotels: Departs 2nd February 2015 from $2011 - Please call for availability 5th February 2015 from $2011 - Please call for availability 9th February 2015 from $2228 - Please call for availability 12th February 2015 ($2,011), 16th February 2015 ($2,011), 19th February 2015 ($2,011), 23rd February 2015 ($2,011), 26th February 2015 ($2,011), 2nd March 2015 ($2,011), 5th March 2015 ($2,011), 9th March 2015 ($2,011), 12th March 2015 ($2,011), 16th March 2015 ($2,011), 19th March 2015 ($2,011), 23rd March 2015 ($2,011), 26th March 2015 ($1,940), 30th March 2015 ($1,869), 2nd April 2015 ($1,869), 6th April 2015 ($1,869), 9th April 2015 ($1,869), 13th April 2015 ($1,869), 16th April 2015 ($1,869), 20th April 2015 ($1,869), 23rd April 2015 ($1,869)
Private transfers are available at an additional cost for flights that do not fit the schedule listed.
Senior discounts are available for travelers age 60+.
Call for triple rates. Child rates are available for travelers 2-11.
*Supplements and minimum night stays may apply for departures from December 15-29. Travel during this time period will result in two extra nights stay in Lake Louise. For the February 9, 2015 departure, the Chateau Lake Louise requires a minimum 2 night stay.