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Enchanting Winter in the Rockies

8 Days / 7 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$1,514 per person
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Departure dates

(Tour Code: TR180) Departing Vancouver (Eastbound): Wednesday & Saturday Nov 28 Dec 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Jan 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Feb 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 Mar 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 Apr 3, 7, 10

(Tour Code: TR181) Starts Calgary (Westbound): Tuesday & Saturday Nov 28 Dec 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Jan 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Feb 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 Mar 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Apr 3, 6, 10

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade with Upper/Lower Semi Private Sleeper Berth on-board VIA Rail

28 Nov - 15 Dec 2020 16 Dec 2020 - 02 Jan 2021 05 Jan - 10 Apr 2021 Upgrade to Private Bedroom 2020 / 2021 Season

$1,514
$1,640
$1,544
-
$256

$2,012
$2,267
$2,072
-
$256

$1,397
$1,482
$1,426
-
$256

$764
$764
$764
-
$256

Superior Grade with Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

28 Nov - 15 Dec 2020 16 Dec 2020 - 02 Jan 2021 05 Jan - 10 Apr 2021

$1,962
$2,023
$1,942

$2,624
$2,746
$2,583

$1,810
$1,851
$1,792

$1,058
$1,058
$1,058

Deluxe Grade with Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

28 Nov - 16 Dec 2020 19 Dec 2020 - 02 Jan 2021 05 Jan - 26 Jan 2021 27 Jan - 10 Apr 2021

$2,242
$2,824
$2,263
$2,360

$3,182
$4,348
$3,225
$3,418

$1,058
$1,058
$1,058
$1,058

Deluxe Plus Grade with Prestige Cabin on-board VIA Rail

28 Nov - 16 Dec 2020 19 Dec 2020 - 02 Jan 2021 05 Jan - 26 Jan 2021 27 Jan - 10 Apr 2021

$3,556
$4,326
$3,577
$3,674

$6,640
$8,180
$6,682
$6,875

Prices are per person and include all taxes. Child age 10 - 6 yrs (minimum age 6 yrs)

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Journey through the winter scenery of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise with a night in Sleeper Plus Class on VIA Rail.

 

Spend days in the Canadian Rockies enjoying Ice Walks and sleigh rides, and nights tucking into cozy Canadian mountain resorts.

 Customize it to include snowshoe helicopter tours, ice climbing and more!

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Vancouver
Day 2
Vancouver | Sightseeing
Day 3
Vancouver to Jasper | Sleeper Plus Class on VIA Rail
Day 4
Arrive Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 5
Jasper Sightseeing | Maligne Canyon Ice Walk
Day 6
Jasper to Banff
Day 7
Banff | Sightseeing & Sleigh Ride
Day 8
Banff to Calgary

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 Sightseeing
Today you will learn how Vancouver’s fascinating past and present come together in the tour that traverses through urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rain forests. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 Vancouver to Jasper (Rail)
This afternoon, board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ train for the famous rail journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Step back in time to the days of classic rail travel, riding in the original steel ‘streamliner’ railcars made famous by the ‘Canadian’ in the 1950s. Each car has been lovingly restored with air conditioning, a dining car, lounge car, and dome car. Pass through the rich fields of the Fraser Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes as you enjoy dinner (included), then retreat to your private quarters that have been converted into a bedroom.

Day 4 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 5 Jasper Exploring
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 (included). 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 mid-December - end of March & will be replaced with a Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour on days when not operating

Day 6 Jasper to Banff (Coach)
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 has much to offer including winter walks, ice skating, world-class shopping, and unique dining.

Day 7 Banff Sightseeing
A morning tour of the Banff area (included) will take you to many of Banff’s landmarks and historical places. This will also be one of your best chances to see wildlife while in the park. This afternoon make your own way to the stables, a short walk away from downtown. Your tour in a horse drawn sleigh will manifest the magic of winter. (included).

Day 8 Banff to Calgary (Coach)
Today, transfer to Calgary Airport or downtown Calgary. We will arrange a transfer to suit your flight schedule.

Departs Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff
Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on the express service to Banff where you have ample opportunity to take in the sights.

Day 2 Banff Sightseeing
A morning tour of the Banff area (included) will take you to many of Banff’s landmarks and historical places. Photo opportunities and short walks to viewpoints with your guide are abundant on this tour. This afternoon make your own way to the stables, a short walk away from downtown. Your tour in a horse drawn sleigh will manifest the magic of winter. (included).

Day 3 Banff to Jasper (Coach)
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.

Day 4 Jasper Exploring
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 (included). 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 mid-December - end of March & will be replaced with a Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour on days when not operating

Day 5 Jasper to Vancouver (Rail)
This morning, board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ train for the journey from Jasper to Vancouver. Using the original steel railcars from the 1950’s, sit back and relax in the dome car to enjoy a dramatic change in scenery as you travel the ‘Yellowhead’ route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson. Watch the landscape transition from mountains to desert as you follow the Thompson River into central British Columbia. Brunch and dinner is included onboard VIA Rail, and your private quarters will once again be transformed into a bedroom for the overnight journey.

Day 6 Arrive Vancouver (Rail)
Waking to the coastal city of Vancouver today, you will be transferred to your downtown hotel (included) upon arrival. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own. Canada’s third-largest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port city with a thriving multi-cultural ambiance. The city is located in a spectacular setting with the Coast Mountains across Burrard Inlet to the north, and the waters of the Strait of Georgia to the west. (continental breakfast included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 7 Vancouver Sightseeing
Today you will learn how Vancouver’s fascinating past and present come together in the tour that traverses through urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rain forests. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8 Vancouver
A check-out from your hotel and transfer by private vehicle to the airport concludes this memorable rail adventure.

Package Includes

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night sleeping accommodation onboard VIA Rail
  • Private transfer between Vancouver airport and downtown hotel
  • Vancouver City & Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour
  • Taxi transfer between hotel and train station in Vancouver & Jasper
  • Maligne Canyon Ice Walk (mid-Dec - Mar, replaced with Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour on days when not operating)
  • Scheduled express coach between Jasper & Banff
  • Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour
  • Sleigh Ride in Banff (mid-Dec - mid-Mar, price for non-operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking)
  • Scheduled express coach between Banff & Calgary Airport or downtown
  • Total # of meals: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner (Vancouver departures)
  • Total # of meals: 1 breakfast, 1 brunch, 1 dinner (Calgary departures)
  • PDF Travel Documentation (Emailed)-Refer page 2 in Rail & Coach section for documentation printing & courier charges
  • National Park fees

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Vancouver - Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel (One Bedroom Deluxe)
  • VIA Rail (Upper / Lower Semi Private Sleeper Berth)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Banff - Brewster’s Mountain Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Vancouver - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (Traditional Room)
  • VIA Rail (Private Bedroom)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Vancouver - Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Fairmont Room)1
  • VIA Rail (Private Bedroom)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Plus Grade)

  • Vancouver - Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Fairmont Room)1
  • VIA Rail (Prestige Class)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Moderate Grade with Upper/Lower Semi Private Sleeper Berth on-board VIA Rail

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Vancouver

Lobstick Lodge Winter

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Jasper

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Brewster Mountain Lodge Winter

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Banff

Superior Grade with Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver

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Vancouver

Sawridge Inn Winter

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Jasper

VIA Rail (Prestige Cabin)

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Banff Caribou Lodge Winter

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Banff

Deluxe Grade with Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Winter)

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Vancouver

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 with Prestige Cabin on-board VIA Rail

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Winter)

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Vancouver

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Winter

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Winter

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Banff