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Canadian Winter Wonderland

7 Night Platinum Hotels from £1,599 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

On this stunning Multi-Centre holiday you’ll witness the best of the Canadian West, in the midst of the most Canadian of seasons. The magic, tranquility and stunning beauty of winter will surround you like a downy quilt.  Your trip includes rail and sightseeing portions, plus plenty of time to explore the coastal city of Vancouver and the alpine towns of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise. There is a lot to see and do in a Canadian Rockies winter - great scenery is just the beginning!

 

Details

Day 1 – Vancouver

Fly to Vancouver. On arrival make your own way to your downtown hotel. Overnight in Vancouver
Moderate: - Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Deluxe: - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Day 2 – Vancouver

Today explore Vancouver Independently
Moderate: - Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Deluxe: - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Day 3 - VIA Rail to Jasper

This evening (8.30pm departure) board VIA Rail’s “Canadian” for your journey to Jasper. This experience, with its award-winning service, is luxury on rails. Points of interest will include Hell’s Gate (gorge), Suicide Rapids in the North Thompson Canyon and the Cisco Tunnels above the Fraser River.
Overnight onboard VIA Rail
Moderate:-Upper /Lower Berth
Deluxe: - Cabin for 2

Day 4 - Jasper

Today you will travel between the Monashee and Cariboo mountain ranges before ending your train journey in the resort town of Jasper. A full breakfast and lunch is included onboard the train today. Upon arrival at the Jasper train station, a taxi will transfer you to your hotel (transfer included).
Overnight in Jasper
Moderate:-Chateau Jasper
Deluxe: - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 5 - Jasper

Explore some of Jasper’s lesser known gems as we travel off the beaten path in search of Bear, Moose, Elk, Sheep, Goats and Wolves. This is a chance to enjoy spectacular scenery and learn about Jasper’s original inhabitants in a small-group environment. Don’t forget your camera! The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Jasper
Moderate:-Chateau Jasper
Deluxe: - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 6 - Jasper to Lake Louise

Leaving Jasper today, you will travel along the beautiful Icefields parkway, one of the most scenic highways in the Canadian Rockies to Lake Louise, the “Jewel of the Rockies”. Snow-covered mountain ranges, forested valleys and massive glaciers will highlight this spectacular drive.
Overnight in Lake Louise
Moderate:- Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Room
Deluxe: - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Deluxe Room

Day 7 - Lake Louise to Banff

Departing Lake Louise this morning, you will travel by scheduled service to Banff. Upon arrival in Banff, you will be dropped off at your selected hotel. Included today is admission to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. In the museum, discover the rich history of the Canadian Rockies through exhibitions which depict the challenges met by explorers, mountaineers, artists and tourists who have come here in the past century. The museum includes a heritage gallery, heritage homes and four art galleries showing contemporary and historic exhibitions.
Overnight in Banff
Moderate:-Mount Royal Hotel
Deluxe: - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Day 8 - Banff

Enjoy a tour of Banff today. Build a connection to our World Heritage Site as you visit Banff's landmarks and view wildlife in their natural winter habitat. Hear how the history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden treasure. See and learn about wildlife behavior, habitat, and their winter survival adaptations. Included is admission to the Banff Gondola. Enjoy a 360º view of a sea of mountain ranges, valleys and lakes and a bird’s eye view of the Banff town site 770 metres below (transfers are included). This evening, treat yourself to a most unique Banff dining experience! First, enjoy a wine tasting at the Banff Wine Store. After your tasting you will have a choice of taking with you a bottle of red wine, white wine or ice wine. Then, walk across the street and enjoy dinner at the Maple Leaf Grille. You will receive a special menu to make your dinner choices. After dinner this evening, make your way to The Bison Restaurant and Terrace. Here, you will be treated to a dessert and drink.
Overnight in Banff
Moderate:-Mount Royal Hotel
Deluxe: - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Day 9 - Banff to Calgary

A day to relax after your winter outdoor adventures. Enjoy shopping in Banff, then transfer by scheduled service to your Calgary hotel (transfer included). You will depart Banff and travel past the mountain town of Canmore, through the frontal range of the Rockies and then continue into the foothills to the city of Calgary. Included this afternoon is admission to the Calgary Tower. Take a ride up the City of Calgary's most famous and identifiable physical landmark and enjoy the 360º views of Calgary.
Overnight in Calgary
Moderate:-International Hotel
Deluxe: - Fairmont Palliser

Day 10 - Calgary

Your day is at leisure until your transfer independently to the Calgary International Airport for your homeward flight.
 

Day 11 - Arrive home

What’s included

  • Return air fare to Vancouver and home from Calgary
  • Hotel accommodation for 9 nights
  • Porterage of one Bag per person
  • Upper Lower berth accommodation on VIA rail in moderate hotels and a Cabin in deluxe hotels
  • Breakfast and lunch onboard VIA Rail
  • Transfers from Jasper Rail Station to Jasper hotel, Jasper to Lake Louise, Lake Louise to Banff and Banff to Calgary
  • Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour
  • Discover Banff and its Wildlife Tour
  • Admission to Banff Gondola
  • Admission to the Whyte Museum
  • Banff Dine Around dinner
  • Calgary Tower Admission

What’s not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Winter Clothing
     

 

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

TODAY 19ºC
WED 17ºC
THU 17ºC
FRI 17ºC
SAT 14ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
7ºC
10ºC
12ºC
16ºC
19ºC
22ºC
25ºC
25ºC
23ºC
16ºC
10ºC
7ºC
9
5
6
5
4
3
2
2
3
6
10
8

Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
7ºC
9
Feb
10ºC
5
Mar
12ºC
6
Apr
16ºC
5
May
19ºC
4
Jun
22ºC
3
Jul
25ºC
2
Aug
25ºC
2
Sep
23ºC
3
Oct
16ºC
6
Nov
10ºC
10
Dec
7ºC
8

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