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Luxury Snow Train to the Rockies

8 Days / 7 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$5,505 per person
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Highlights: Vancouver | Prestige Class on Via Rail | Jasper | Lake Louise | Banff | Calgary | Take a luxurious journey through the impressive winter scenery of Banff & Jasper National Parks and Lake Louise with a night in Prestige Class on VIA Rail. Spend days private touring and nights tucking into Canada's iconic Fairmont properties, including the Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Let Prestige Class perks envelop you on the train with your own private cabin with double bed, reserved seating and a personal concierge, then feel excitement grow arriving to the Rockies where you'll enjoy helicopter sightseeing, a private Ice Walk and a charming horse-drawn sleigh ride.

  • Prestige Class Accommodation on VIA Rail
  • Helicopter flight with snowshoe and picnic lunch
  • Picturesque Banff with its surrounding snow-capped mountains
  • Winter magic at stunning Lake Louise
  • Rare Ice Walk on a frozen river inside Maligne Canyon

    Early Booking Bonus
    Book by November 15, 2019, receive up to $800 per couple in added value which can be used for additional hotel nights, city sightseeing tours, activities or private transfers.
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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction

Departs Vancouver
Day 1 Arrive Vancouver
Arrive at the Vancouver International Airport and transfer by private vehicle (included) to your downtown Vancouver hotel.

Day 2 Vancouver to Jasper (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 Prestige Class: Guests traveling in Prestige Class enjoy an unparalleled level of elegance, comfort and privileged service. Relax in your own private cabin with a double bed, flat-screen TV and shower plus access to the bar and lounge areas and perks like priority boarding, reserved seats and a personal concierge. Don’t forget to visit the Dome Car – the true essence of travelling by train is all in the panoramic views.

Day 3 Canadian Rockies by daylight onboard VIA Rail; arrive Jasper late morning (Rail)
Rise to the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies today as you arrive in Jasper and transfer (included) to your hotel. The day is free to explore this unique alpine community. (breakfast included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 4 Jasper (Private Maligne Canyon Ice Walk)
Experience the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50 metre gorge. Certified guides will lead your group along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-clad limestone walls. Super soles and winter boots will keep guests warm and secure as they explore this wonderland of rock and ice. Please note: The ice walk tour normally operates beginning-December - end of March

Day 5 Jasper to Lake Louise (Private Transfer with Helicopter Tour)
Travel southward along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. This spectacular drive through glacier country features massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad-reaching valleys. Included en-route is a 20-minute helicopter flight, with a 1-hour snowshoe & picnic lunch stop.

Day 6 Afternoon Sleigh Ride, Lake Louise to Banff (Private Transfer)
Spend the morning at leisure, then after lunch enjoy a wonderful 40 minute sleigh ride that takes place beside Lake Louise. After your sleigh ride, depart Lake Louise by private transfer (included) for a short drive to Banff via the scenic Bow Valley. Please note: The sleigh ride normally operates mid-December - mid- April

Day 7 Banff
A free day to enjoy Canada’s premier winter resort. There are plenty of options, including: shopping , skiing or boarding in one of the 3 ski resorts in the area (not included) or visit the luxurious spa at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (not included).

Day 8 Banff to Calgary (Private Transfer)
The day is free to explore Banff, before your private transfer to Calgary Airport or Downtown.

Departs Calgary
Day 1 Calgary to Banff (Private Transfer)
Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on a private transfer (included) to Banff where you have ample opportunity to take in the sights.

Day 2 Banff
A free day to enjoy Canada’s premier winter resort. There are plenty of options, including: shopping , skiing or boarding in one of the 3 ski resorts in the area (not included) or visit the luxurious spa at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (not included).

Day 3 Banff to Lake Louise (Evening Sleigh Ride)
Depart Banff by private transfer (included) for a short drive to Lake Louise via the scenic Bow Valley. Included this evening is a wonderful 40 minute sleigh ride that takes place beside the lake. Please note: The sleigh ride normally operates mid-December - mid-April

Day 4 Lake Louise to Jasper (Private Transfer with Helicopter Tour)
Travel northward along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper today. This spectacular drive through glacier country features massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad reaching valleys. Included en-route is a 20-minute helicopter flight, with a 1-hour snowshoe & picnic lunch stop.

Day 5 Jasper (Private Maligne Canyon Ice Walk)
Experience the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50 metre gorge. Certified guides will lead your group along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-clad limestone walls. Super soles and winter boots will keep you warm and secure as you explore this wonderland of rock and ice. Please note: The ice walk tour normally operates beginning-December - end of March

Day 6 Jasper to Vancouver onboard VIA Rail
This morning, board VIA Rail for Vancouver in Prestige Class. Leaving Jasper National Park, you’ll travel the ‘Yellowhead’ route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson. Watch the scenery change from mountains to desert as you follow the Thompson River into central British Columbia. (brunch and dinner included today onboard VIA Rail)

Exclusive to Prestige Class: Guests traveling in Prestige Class enjoy an unparalleled level of elegance, comfort and privileged service. Relax in your own private cabin with a double bed, flat-screen TV and shower plus access to the bar and lounge areas and perks like priority boarding, reserved seats and a personal concierge. Don’t forget to visit the Dome Car – the true essence of travelling by train is all in the panoramic views.

Day 7 Arrive Vancouver
Awaken to the coastal city of Vancouver today, and transfer (included) to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (continental breakfast included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 8 Vancouver
Your tour ends today upon check out from your Vancouver hotel.

Package Includes:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night onboard VIA Rail in Prestige Class
  • Private transfer between Vancouver airport and downtown hotel
  • Private transfer between Vancouver downtown hotel and train station
  • Private transfer between Jasper train station and hotel
  • Private Maligne Canyon Ice Walk (Dec 15th - Mar 30th, replaced with Private Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour on days when not operating) (minimum age 6 yrs)
  • Private sightseeing transfer between Jasper & Lake Louise
  • 20-minute shared helicopter flight with 1-hour snowshoe and picnic lunch stop
  • Sleigh ride at Lake Louise (Dec 10th - Apr 10th, price for non-operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking)
  • Private transfer between Lake Louise & Banff
  • Private transfer between Banff & Calgary
  • PDF travel documents (emailed)
  • National Park fee
  • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner onboard VIA Rail (Vancouver departures)
  • 1 breakfast, 1 brunch, 1 dinner onboard VIA Rail (Calgary departures)
  • Canadian sales tax

Hotel Information

  • Vancouver – Fairmont Waterfront – Fairmont Gold City View Room (complimentary upgrade to Fairmont Gold Harbour View Room between Nov 1 – Apr 6, subject to availability at time of booking)
  • VIA Rail – Prestige Class Cabin
  • Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Lakefront Suite
  • Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – Fairmont Gold Lakeview Room
  • Banff – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel – Fairmont Gold Mountain View Room

Deluxe Plus Grade

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Vancouver

VIA Rail (Prestige Cabin)

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Winter

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Jasper

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Winter

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Banff Springs Winter

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Banff

Departure dates

Depart Vancouver (Tour Code TR158) Sundays & Thursdays Dec 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Jan 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Feb 2, 6, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 Mar 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Apr 2, 5, 9, 12 Depart Calgary (Tour Code TR159) Mondays & Fridays Nov 29 Dec 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Jan 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 Feb 3, 7, 10, 17, 21, 24, 28 Mar 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Apr 3, 6

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE
Deluxe Plus Grade

29 Nov - 13 Dec, 2019 15 Dec, 2019 - 03 Jan, 2020 05 Jan - 12 Apr, 2020

$5,505
$6,912
$5,689

$10,566
$13,378
$10,915

Prices are per person and include all taxes. Child rates available on request.

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