The beautiful Rockies in the Winter
The beautiful Rockies in the Winter
Banff Town, Alberta
Banff Town, Alberta
Banff National Park Lakes
Banff National Park Lakes
Lake Louise Gondolas & Scenery in Banff
Lake Louise Gondolas & Scenery in Banff
Lake Louise in the Winter & Snowshoeing Experience
Lake Louise in the Winter & Snowshoeing Experience

Banff & Lake Louise Winter Experience

7 Nights from £1,399 Including Flights

Overview

We have created this holiday to showcase the beauty of the Banff National Park in wintertime. You will have the opportunity to try out snowshoeing, to enjoy a sleigh-ride, to be guided through an icy canyon with frozen waterfalls and experience the exhilaration of snowmobiling. After a night in Calgary, you’ll spend three days in Banff and three days in Lake Louise, giving you time to admire the breath-taking scenery and soak up the magical atmosphere.
Departures 1 December to 7 April (JV- TM)
 

Highlights

  • Take a sleigh-ride through the beautiful countryside surrounding Banff
  • Enjoy a guided walk through Johnston Canyon, through ice pillars and frozen waterfalls
  • With a professional guide, take your first steps on snowshoes
  • Experience a Snowshoe Tour, being guided by an expert through the beautiful winter landscapes
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Fly into Calgary International airport and transfer independently to your hotel.

Overnight Calgary: Classic Hotel – Ramada Hotel Downtown; Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Palliser

Day 2

Calgary to Banff transfer & afternoon sleigh ride

Take a scheduled transfer to the lovely mountain resort of Banff, in the heart of the Rockies. Explore the charming main street where you will find quirky boutiques, cosy cafes and lively restaurants, all with the magnificent back drop of the mountains. In the afternoon enjoy a tranquil sleigh ride amongst the spectacular setting of the Canadian Rockies – sit back and soak up the atmosphere and scenery.

Overnight Banff: Classic Hotel – Elk + Avenue; Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 3

Banff – Johnston Canyon Ice Walk

This morning you will be picked up for a guided walking tour through the natural wonder of Johnston Canyon in all its winter glory. Your transfer along the Bow Valley Parkway to the trail head offers great opportunities for wildlife viewing en route. On this exciting excursion you will trek across walkways built into the canyon walls and see breath-taking views of the gorge below. These walkways will lead you into the frozen lower waterfalls and through a cave before your final stop at the upper falls framed by enormous ice pillars. This tour includes the services of a tour guide, hiking poles and ice cleats, plus hot chocolate and maple cookies.

Overnight Banff: Classic Hotel – Elk + Avenue; Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Banff Springs

Day 4

Banff – Shuttle bus to Sunshine Village – Gondola trip - Banff

Today you have a free day, to either soak up the atmosphere of beautiful Banff. Enjoy a walk in this glorious setting then choose a cosy cafe for a hot chocolate. You could take the ski bus to Sunshine Village and board the 8-passenger gondola for a beautiful trip up into the mountains. When you arrive at the village area (approximately 20 minutes ride), you could have lunch at one of a selection of restaurants dotted around the village. Then ride the Standish Chairlift that will take you to the top of Mount Standish – the highest sightseeing elevation in the Banff Lake Louise area. You will have beautiful winter view of the three high-alpine lakes and a superb view of Mount Assiniboine – described as the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies. You will be able to buy a sightseeing lift ticket locally for the ski bus and gondola for approximtely CAD $50 per person.

Overnight Banff: Classic Hotel – Elk + Avenue; Deluxe Hotel - Fairmont Banff Springs
 

Day 5

Banff – scheduled transfer to Lake Louise

After a leisurely morning take the scheduled transfer to Lake Louise and check-in to your hotel. Take a stroll to admire the most photographed lake in Canada with its beautiful backdrop of soaring peaks and relax over a hot chocolate.

Overnight Lake Louise: Classic Hotel – Lake Louise Inn; Deluxe Fairmont Lake Louise
 

Day 6

Lake Louise - Snowshoeing

Enjoy an “introduction to snowshoeing” tour. On this two hour guided tour, you will be taken to the top of the mountain to experience the breath-taking views normally only seen by skiers. Certified guides will show you how to use snowshoes in a safe environment, while sharing stories of the history, landscape and wildlife of Lake Louise.

Overnight Lake Louise: Classic Hotel – Lake Louise Inn; Deluxe Fairmont Lake Louise


Day 7

Lake Louise – Optional full day guided snow-mobile tour

On your final day you can take an optional full day Snowmobile tour through this awe inspiring region. First you’ll take a scenic transfer to the famous Kicking Horse Canyon. From you will embark on a guided tour through the remote wilderness area, with a hot BBQ lunch and snack en route. You’ll also be provided with all the necessary clothing.

Overnight Lake Louise: Classic Hotel – Lake Louise Inn; Deluxe Fairmont Lake Louise

Day 8

Depart Lake Louise

It’s your last day, and after a leisurely start, take the scheduled transfer to Calgary airport for your flight home.
 

  • Return transatlantic flights to Calgary
  • Scheduled transfer from Calgary to Banff, Banff to Lake Louise and Lake Louise to Calgary
  • Accommodation for 7 nights as described above or similar
  • Discover Banff and its Wildlife Tour (3 hours – transfers from Banff)
  • Sleigh Ride (45 minutes – Banff)
  • Johnston Canyon Ice Walk (4 hours – transfers from Banff)
  • Lake Louise Ski Area Winter Scenic Snowshoe Tour (2 hours)


What's Not Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Full Day Snowmobile Tour  (Approx CAD $245 - dual rider – transfers from Lake Louise)
  • One-day sightseeing lift pass bookable locally for approximate CAD $50

 

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