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Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

7 Days / 6 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary
From USD$3,125 per person
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Highlights: Vancouver | VIA Rail | Jasper | Banff | Lake Louise | Calgary Discover everything you love about the holiday season in one magical vacation. Board the train in Vancouver and depart with a champagne toast as you travel toward the Rocky Mountains for a winter wonderland adventure. Enjoy a Christmas feast in the ‘Castle in the Rockies’, embark on a guided Icewalk together through a frozen canyon, and cozy up on a horse drawn sleigh ride. The memories made on this holiday are sure to last through the ages.

  • VIA Rail Train
  • Johnston Canyon Icewalk
  • Sleigh ride in Banff
  • Discover Lake Louise Tour
  • Optional Christmas Tree in Hotel Room

    Early Booking Bonus
    Book by December 20, 2019, receive up to $600 per couple in added value which can be used for additional hotel nights, city sightseeing tours, activities or private transfers.
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Day 1 Vancouver to Jasper (overnight onboard VIA Rail) This afternoon, check in at Pacific Central Station and board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Step back in time to the days of classic rail travel, riding in the original stainless steel ‘streamliner’ railcars made famous by the ‘Canadian’ in the 1950s. Each has been restored with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access to the dome car. (Dinner included today onboard VIA Rail)

Exclusive to Sleeper Touring Class: By day, sit back in comfortable seating and enjoy the exclusive comfort of your own accommodation. Come evening, attendants will transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Don’t forget to visit the Dome Car – the true essence of travelling by train is all in the panoramic views. Some Sleeper Plus Class amenities include towels, pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit.

Day 2 Arrive Jasper Rise to the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies today as you arrive in Jasper and transfer to your hotel. The day is free to explore this unique alpine community. (Breakfast included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 3 Jasper to Banff Travel southward along the Icefields Parkway to Banff. This spectacular drive through glacier country features massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad-reaching valleys. Banff is situated in Banff National Park; this charming town is buzzing with festive energy at this time of year and has much to offer including winter walks, ice skating, world-class shopping, alpine dining, and holiday excitement around every corner. (Breakfast included today)

Day 4 Johnston Canyon Icewalk This morning, put on your hats, mitts and warm boots and embrace a reinvigorating outdoor adventure together in Banff National Park. The Johnston Canyon Icewalk is an unforgettable experience that will introduce you to stunning frozen waterfalls and amazing views within the canyon. Hot chocolate and light snack is included. The afternoon is free to relax in your ‘Castle in the Rockies’ or explore the magical winter wonderland of Banff. (Breakfast included today)

Day 5 Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride & Christmas Dinner Merry Christmas! Enjoy the morning at leisure, and then take a short walk to the stables for a sleigh ride. Your tour in a horse drawn sleigh will manifest the magic of winter. In the evening, join in for a Christmas feast at the Fairmont Banff Springs. The culinary team will go above and beyond to create a memorable dining experience for you and your loved ones to celebrate the holidays. (Breakfast, dinner included today)

Day 6 Winter Adventurer - A guided tour to Lake Louise This is a full day of exploring and activity. You’ll be led to Lake Louise on a guided tour. At the lake, enjoy free time to create your own traditions together. Explore Lake Louise by foot or on snowshoes, relax in the chateau or rent ice skates on your own. You’ll be returned to your hotel late afternoon after a day filled with wonder and Rocky Mountain splendor. (Breakfast included today)

Day 7 Banff to Calgary Today, transfer to Calgary Airport or downtown Calgary where your Christmas vacation ends. (Breakfast included today)

Package includes:

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night sleeping accommodation on board VIA Rail
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Scheduled express coach between Jasper & Banff
  • Optional Christmas tree in room in Banff (while stock lasts)
  • Christmas dinner on December 25th
  • Johnston Canyon Icewalk*, including:
    • Ice cleats & hiking poles
    • Hot chocolate & light snack
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Sleigh ride in Banff
  • Discover Lake Louise Tour
  • Scheduled express coach between Banff & Calgary airport or downtown
  • Total # of meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • National Park fees
  • Travel documentation

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Private Bedroom)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Plus Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Prestige Class)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Deluxe Grade

VIA Rail (Cabin)

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Winter

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Winter

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Banff

Deluxe Plus Grade

VIA Rail (Prestige Cabin)

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Winter

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Winter

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Banff

Departure dates

Departs from Vancouver (Tour Code: TR168FB) Departs on December 20, 2019

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE CHILD
Deluxe Grade

20 Dec, 2019

$3,125

$4,515

$1,264

Deluxe Plus Grade

20 Dec, 2019

$4,505

$8,105

Prices are per person and include all taxes. Child age 10 - 8 yrs (minimum age 8 yrs)

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