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Winter Escapades

8 Days / 7 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$1,381 per person
Winter Escapades Lake Louise
Winter Escapades Near Jasper Winter Escapades VIA Rail Winter Escapades Maligne Canyon Ice Walk Winter Escapades Icefield Parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise Winter Escapades Icefield Parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise Winter Escapades Lake Louise Winter Escapades Banff Winter Escapades Snow Shoeing at Marble Canyon
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Departure dates

(Tour Code: TR72) Departs from Vancouver: Mondays & Fridays Nov 27, 30 Dec 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Jan 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Feb 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 Mar 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Apr 2, 5, 9, 12

(Tour Code: TR73) Departs from Calgary: Sundays & Thursdays Nov 29 Dec 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 Jan 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 Feb 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Mar 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Apr 1, 4, 8

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

27 Nov - 13 Dec 2020 14 Dec - 31 Dec 2020 01 Jan - 12 Apr 2021 Upgrade to Private Bedroom 27 Nov 2020 - 12 Apr 2021

$1,381
$1,578
$1,432
-
$256

$1,790
$2,182
$1,892
-
$256

$1,289
$1,420
$1,332
-
$256

$741
$741
$741
-
$256

Superior Grade with Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

27 Nov - 13 Dec 2020 14 Dec - 31 Dec 2020 01 Jan - 12 Apr 2021

$1,759
$1,944
$1,814

$2,259
$2,628
$2,369

$1,650
$1,773
$1,682

$1,036
$1,036
$1,036

Deluxe Grade with Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

27 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2020 - 01 Jan 2021 03 Jan - 28 Jan 2021 29 Jan - 12 Apr 2021

$2,147
$3,346
$2,262
$2,359

$3,036
$5,433
$3,266
$3,458

$1,036
$1,036
$1,036
$1,036

Deluxe Plus Grade with Prestige Cabin on-board VIA Rail

27 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 18 Dec 2020 - 01 Jan 2021 03 Jan - 28 Jan 2021 29 Jan - 12 Apr 2021

$3,563
$4,922
$3,678
$3,774

$6,696
$9,414
$6,926
$7,118

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

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In the winter, the Canadian Rocky Mountains are truly a sight to behold with pristine snow-capped peaks, frozen lakes and bright blue skies.

 

Experience a night onboard VIA Rail, an ice walk in Maligne Canyon, a sleigh ride in Lake Louise and Snowshoeing in Banff on this 8-day tour between Vancouver and Calgary.

 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Vancouver to Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 2
Arrive Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 3
Jasper Sightseeing | Maligne Canyon Ice Walk
Day 4
Jasper to Lake Louise & Evening Sleigh Ride
Day 5
Lake Louise
Day 6
Lake Louise to Banff
Day 7
Banff Snowshoeing to Paint Pots Tour
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 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 Sleeper Plus 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 (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 (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 mid-December - end of March & will be replaced with a Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour on days when not operating

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.

Day 5 Lake Louise
Today is free for you to enjoy the winter activities surrounding Lake Louise.

Day 6 Lake Louise to Banff
Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive to Banff via the scenic Bow Valley.

Day 7 Banff (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 8 Banff to Calgary
This morning is free to explore Banff, before your scheduled coach to Calgary departs midday.

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

Day 2 Banff (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 3 Banff to Lake Louise (Evening Sleigh Ride)
Depart Banff early afternoon for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Lake Louise. Included this evening is a wonderful 40 minute Sleigh Ride that takes place beside the lake.

Day 4 Lake Louise
Today is free for you to enjoy the winter activities surrounding Lake Louise.

Day 5 Lake Louise to Jasper
Travel northward along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper today. This spectacular drive through glacier country will be highlighted by massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad reaching valleys.

Day 6 Jasper (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 mid-December - end of March & will be replaced with a Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour on days when not operating

Day 7 Jasper to Vancouver onboard VIA Rail
This morning, board VIA Rail for Vancouver in Sleeper Plus 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 Sleeper Plus 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 8 Arrive Vancouver
Waking to the coastal city of Vancouver today, your tour ends upon arrival. (continental breakfast included today onboard VIA Rail)

Package Includes:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night sleeping accommodation onboard VIA Rail
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Maligne Canyon Ice Walk (Dec 15th - Mar 30th, replaced with Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour on days when not operating) (minimum age 6 yrs)
  • Scheduled express coach between Jasper & Lake Louise
  • Sleigh ride at Lake Louise (Dec 10th - Apr 10th, price for non-operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking)
  • Scheduled express coach between Lake Louise & Banff
  • Snowshoeing to Paint Pots Tour (Dec 3rd - Apr 19th, price for non- operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking) (minimum age 8 yrs)
  • Scheduled express coach between Banff & Calgary
  • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner onboard VIA Rail (departures from Vancouver)
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner onboard VIA Rail (departures from Calgary)
  • National Park fees
  • Canadian sales tax
  • Travel Documentation

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Upper/Lower Semi Private Sleeper Berth)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Two Queen Room)
  • Banff - Brewster's Mountain Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside View with Balcony Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Two Queen Room)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • 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 Plus Grade)

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

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VIA Rail (Semi Private Berth)

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Jasper

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Lake Louise

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Banff

Superior Grade with Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

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Jasper

Lake Louise Inn Winter

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Lake Louise

Banff Caribou Lodge Winter

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Banff

Deluxe Grade with Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

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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

Deluxe Plus Grade with Prestige Cabin on-board VIA Rail

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Winter

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Winter

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Banff Springs Winter

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Banff