Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure
Stunning scenery and enchanting adventures await you on this marvelous Canadian Rockies winter tour.
Breathtaking scenery and magical experiences sum up this Canadian Rockies winter vacation. Your tour begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary with overnights along the way in some of the Canadian Rockies' most beautiful resorts—Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff.
A tour highlight is an overnight journey on the VIA Rail The Canadian, one of the world’s most renowned trains. Watch for wildlife, such as moose, as well as frozen lakes, snowcapped mountains, and beautiful blue skies! You’ll also overnight at the historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, a luxury lodge set in the beautiful wilderness; the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a luxury hotel surrounded by majestic mountain peaks the gorgeous Victoria Glacier, and a beautiful frozen lake; and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, built in 1888 and known as the "Castle of the Rockies."
Throughout this Canadian Rockies tour, we've arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, in Jasper National Park, choose between an ice walk through Maligne Canyon or a guided wilderness safari. In Lake Louise, enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride as you take in the fresh air and marvel at the incredible mountain scenery. In Banff, a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views. You'll also have time to explore these beautiful resorts on your own. In Jasper, perhaps snowshoe, browse the many shops, or relax in the hotel’s spa. Perhaps try ice-skating, enjoy a snowmobile tour, cross-country ski, or just relax surrounded by Lake Louise's beauty. In Banff, you may want to enjoy Afternoon Tea at the hotel, visit one of the museums, or soak in the natural hot springs.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Private Bedroom on VIA Rail's the Canadian
- Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
- Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner in Banff
- Vancouver sightseeing
- Choose between a Maligne Canyon ice walk or a wildlife safari in Jasper
- Horse-drawn sleigh ride and heritage tour in Lake Louise
- Banff Sightseeing
- Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach
- Services of a professional tour manager
Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 2 - Vancouver & VIA Rail's Canadian
This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city on your own before transferring to the train station for your mid-afternoon departure on the Canadian. Overnight train. (B, D)
Day 3 - The Canadian to Jasper
Wake up this morning to the beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper, for sightseeing followed by free time to explore the charming mountain village. Then, onto the historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, for a culinary demonstration and lunch. Spend the next two nights at this great Canadian lodge surrounded by nature and abundant wildlife. Overnight Jasper. (B, L)
Day 4 - Jasper
A day to explore all the wonders of Jasper National Park. Enjoy your choice of activities this afternoon: take an ice walk through Maligne Canyon or a guided wildlife safari. During your free time, you may want to go cross-country skiing, try snowshoeing, or browse the shops in downtown Jasper. Indoors, you can choose from spa treatments, gourmet dining, or just relaxing by the fire with a warm drink. Overnight Jasper. (B, D)
Day 5 - Jasper to Lake Louise
Today, we travel to the beautiful shores of Lake Louise and the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Enjoy this winter wonderland on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Take in the fresh air and marvel at the incredible mountain scenery with blankets to keep you warm and comfortable. Other winter activities available include dogsledding, snowshoeing, snowmobile tours, or ice-skating. Overnight Lake Louise. (B, D)
Day 6 - Lake Louise to Banff
This morning is at leisure to relax and recharge or explore the elegant alpine paradise. Later, travel to Banff National Park, where sightseeing includes a visit to Bow Falls. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Your home for the next two nights is the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Overnight Banff. (B)
Day 7 - Banff
A full free day to explore Banff on your own. You may wish to stroll Banff Avenue and the many shops and galleries found there, partake in Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, or spend the day skiing, snowboarding, or learning the truly Canadian sport of curling. Other options include visiting one of the town’s museums, taking a soak in the natural hot springs, enjoying a massage, or striking up a conversation with a local at one of the town’s coffee shops. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts drinks by the fire, followed by a festive farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your Canadian Rockies winter adventure. Overnight Banff. (B, D)
Day 8 - Banff to Calgary
Your winter adventure in the Canadian Rockies comes to a close today as you arrive at Calgary International Airport for your flight home. Flights should be scheduled after 1 pm. (B)
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver
Nestled on Vancouver's harbour and offering stunning water-views of Stanley Park, coastal mountains and sparkling city skyline, Fairmont Waterfront truly embodies relaxed West Coast luxury. This 4 Diamond urban retreat features spacious and renovated guest rooms and suites including an exclusive concierge level, Fairmont Gold. Enjoy the convenient central location steps from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Stanley Park Seawall, historic Gastown and Canada Line Skytrain with quaint shops, galleries and trendy eateries all nearby. Relax pool side, explore the hotel's unique rooftop herb garden and honeybee apiary and dine in ARC to sample local and seasonally inspired cuisine.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
The Lodge has an outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, golf course, fishing, bicycling, jogging trails, game room, concierge service, business center, gift shops, several restaurants, lounges, and room service.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
The Chateau has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, spa, game room, horseback riding stables, concierge service, gift shops, business center, several restaurants, lounge, room service, and Afternoon Tea.
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
For over a century, "The Castle in the Rockies" has been providing luxury in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. This historic hotel is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers several restaurant choices as well as relaxing lounges, Afternoon Tea, and room service. The property has a 27-hole golf course, spa, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, horseback riding, business center, gift shops, convenience store, and concierge service.
Passport & Visa Requirements
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.
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The tour was well organized. Our tour guide was fabulous! He was also well organized, very informative, and clearly enjoyed what he was doing. He is from the area so he was a wealth of information.
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