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Canadian Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland

9 Days / 8 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$2,718 per person
Canadian Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland Dog Sledding Canmore
Canadian Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland VIA Rail Train Canadian Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland Near Jasper Canadian Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland Crowfoot Glacier between Jasper and Lake Louise Canadian Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland Lake Louise Canadian Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland Lake Louise Canadian Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland Banff
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Departure dates

(Tour Code: TR166) Departs from Vancouver: Mondays & Fridays Dec 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Jan 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Feb 1, 5, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 Mar 1, 5, 8, 12

(Tour Code: TR167) Departs from Calgary: Wednesdays & Saturdays Dec 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 Jan 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Feb 3, 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 27 Mar 3, 6

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Deluxe Grade

14 Dec, 2020 18 Dec, 2020 - 01 Jan, 2021 04 Jan - 22 Jan, 2021 25 Jan - 12 Mar, 2021

$2,718
$4,115
$2,844
$2,989

$3,742
$6,533
$3,993
$4,281

$1,328
$1,328
$1,328
$1,328

Deluxe Upgrade

14 Dec, 2020 18 Dec, 2020 - 01 Jan, 2021 04 Jan - 22 Jan, 2021 25 Jan - 12 Mar, 2021

$2,937
$4,529
$3,063
$3,208

$4,180
$7,362
$4,431
$4,720

$2,618
$3,678
$2,701
$2,797

$1,328
$1,328
$1,328
$1,328

Deluxe Plus Grade

14 Dec, 2020 18 Dec, 2020 - 01 Jan, 2021 04 Jan - 22 Jan, 2021 25 Jan - 12 Mar, 2021

$4,744
$6,880
$4,872
$5,016

$8,621
$12,893
$8,876
$9,166

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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Embark on a journey from the city to the mountains on this reversible 9-day tour from Vancouver to Calgary.

 

Blending winter activities with superior mountain luxury, you'll experience only the best of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff by day while unwinding in the deluxe comfort of the Fairmont properties by night.

 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Vancouver to Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 2
Arrive Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 3
Jasper Trail Tour | Dog Sledding
Day 4
Jasper to Lake Louise & Sleigh Ride
Day 5
Lake Louise
Day 6
Lake Louise to Banff
Day 7
Banff Sightseeing | Wildlife Tour
Day 8
Banff | Snowshoeing to Paint Potts Tour
Day 9
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

Day 1 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 2 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 to your hotel. The day is free to explore this unique alpine community. (breakfast included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 3 Jasper Trail Tour | Dog Sledding
Travel through the silent undisturbed beauty of winter and all it has to offer. This is a great hands on opportunity to venture deep into the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the crisp mountain air and the beautiful scenery that surrounds you while you warm up with a hearty trail side lunch, cooked over an open campfire, hot apple cider and homemade treats. During this time you will have the opportunity to learn the history of both the area and the people.

Day 4 Jasper to Lake Louise (evening sleigh ride)
Travel southward along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. This spectacular drive through glacier country will be highlighted by massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad-reaching valleys. Included this evening is a wonderful 40 minute Sleigh Ride that takes place beside the lake.
Please note: The Sleigh Ride operates mid-December – mid-April & the price for non-operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking

Day 5 Lake Louise
Today is free for you to enjoy the winter activities surrounding Lake Louise. We suggest a visit to Lake Louise Ski Resort, known for it’s spectacular scenery and versatile terrain. With over 4,200 acres spread across four mountain faces. Be sure to take your camera! The spectacular views of mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests are truly unique and befitting of Canada’s first National Park.

Day 6 Lake Louise to Banff
Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive to Banff via the scenic Bow Valley. 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 Morning Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour
A morning tour of the Banff area 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. Photo opportunities and short walks to viewpoints with your guide are abundant on this tour. This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the town of Banff.

Day 8 Afternoon Snowshoeing to Paint Pots Tour
In the afternoon, snowshoe on an easy trail winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within the National Park. Along the way you will hear stories of Banff’s indigenous people, explorers and fur traders who lived in and traveled through the Rockies. After this crisp winter walk, enjoy a uniquely Canadian treat: hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert.

Day 9 Banff to Calgary
Today, transfer to Calgary Airport or downtown Calgary. We will arrange a transfer to suit your flight schedule.

Package Includes:

  • 1 night private cabin onboard VIA Rail
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Jasper
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Lake Louise
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Banff
  • Transfers between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Scheduled express coach between Jasper & Lake Louise
  • Jasper Trail Tour | Dog Sledding
  • Sleigh ride at Lake Louise
  • Scheduled express coach between Lake Louise & Banff
  • Snowshoeing to Paint Pots (minimum age 8 yrs)
  • Morning Discover Banff & its Wildlife Tour
  • Scheduled express coach between Banff & Calgary Airport or downtown
  • Total # of meals: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
  • National Park fees

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

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

Hotel Information (Deluxe Upgrade)

  • VIA Rail (Private Bedroom)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Plus Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Prestige Class Double Bedroom)
  • 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 Grade

Fairmont Banff Springs Winter

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Banff

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

Deluxe Upgrade

VIA Rail (Cabin)

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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

Deluxe Plus Grade

VIA Rail (Prestige Cabin)

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Winter

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Banff Springs Winter

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Banff