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Winter in Western Canada

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Discover winter in western Canada on this 9-day rail vacation to Vancouver, Jasper and Edmonton.

This tour is no longer on sale as an escorted tour. Alternative similar tours are listed below.

Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2023 Tour code: PP-WWCE-23


Day 1 - Welcome to Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and transfer on your own to your centrally-located downtown hotel. After checking in and freshening up, take the remainder of the day to get acquainted with this coastal metropolis. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 2 - Explore Vancouver

Discover the many sides of Vancouver on a hop-on/hop-off trolley tour to the city's most popular attractions and landmarks including Stanley Park with its many totems, the Vancouver Aquarium, English Bay Beach, the urban oasis of Granville Island, Chinatown, the Robson Street shopping district, Gastown, and more! You also have access to Lookout Tower, offering a 360-degree aerial view of the city from atop Harbour Centre. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 3 - VIA Rail to Jasper

After a leisurely breakfast on your own this morning, make your own way to the VIA Rail station and board the Canadian for your overnight rail journey east to Jasper National Park. Overnight train.

Day 4 - En Route to Jasper

Wake this morning to beautiful mountain terrain as you arrive in Jasper. Transfer to your hotel, ideally located in the heart of Jasper National Park along Lac Beauvert, with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight Jasper.

Day 5 - Maligne Canyon Icewalk

Today's excursion takes you to Maligne Canyon*, where you will meander through the frozen canyon to the icy riverbed and the waterfalls frozen in midstream above you. It is a beautiful sight to behold! Overnight Jasper.

*Please note the Maligne Canyon Icewalk only runs from December 15th through March 30th.

Day 6 - Jasper at Leisure

Today brings a full day to explore Jasper National Park. Perhaps you'll ride aboard the Jasper Tramway or enjoy an outdoor adventure on your resort's grounds. There's an abundance of winter activities to partake in including ice skating, cross-country skiing, and mountain sports like downhill skiing and snowboarding. Overnight Jasper.

Day 7 - Train to Edmonton

Enjoy the morning at leisure in Jasper. This afternoon, make your way to the train station for your train to Edmonton. Spend your afternoon relaxing aboard the train as VIA Rail's Canadian transports you to Edmonton. Your hotel during your stay in Alberta's capital city is a short ride from the train station. Overnight Edmonton.

Day 8 - Edmonton at Leisure

The day is yours to explore Edmonton at leisure. There is no sales tax in Alberta, making the city's shops and malls the perfect places to collect some souvenirs from your winter vacation in Western Canada! Shop and dine along the must-visit Whyte Ave. Embark on a winter Segway tour to acquaint yourself with the city, or perhaps snowshoe along the river valley. Visit the Royal Alberta Museum or admire the works within the Art Museum. Overnight Edmonton.

Day 9 - Edmonton

Your winter escape comes to an end today.