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Rockies Winter Wonderland Experience

10 nights from £1,215 per person Including Flights

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Overview

This independent tour of the Canadian Rockies in winter, encompasses some amazing “bucket-list” experiences. Spend a day dog-sledding through the wilderness. Try out snowshoeing. Take the lifts to the top of Mount Standish for the very best panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains in the snowy winter. Enjoy three nights stays in the wonderful mountain towns of Jasper and Banff, and a couple of nights each in Lake Louise and Calgary. This suggested itinerary can be tailorade to suit you, so just ask if you would like to try other activities or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere of this winter wonderland.

Departures 15 December 2018 to 7 April 2019 (JV- TM)

Highlights

  • Full day dogsledding experience in the wilderness
  • Wildlife tour of Jasper National Park
  • Ride to the top of Mount Standish to enjoy lunch in the midst of the Rockies
  • Learn how to snowshoe with a professional guide
     

Details

Day 1

Fly to Calgary

Fly to Calgary and transfer independently to your hotel.

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

Day 2

Calgary Sightseeing

Enjoy a full day to acclimatise to Canada, in the city of Calgary. Explore the city at a relaxed place and climb where you will see the Rockies soaring in the distance.

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

Day 3

Calgary – Lake Louise

Pick up your hire car and take the scenic drive to Lake Louise. Enjoy a stroll to admire the beautiful views of this famous lake and relax over a hot chocolate to

take in the atmosphere.

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

Day 4

Lake Louise

Enjoy an energetic day out in the great outdoors as you take 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. Certified guides will show you how to use snowshoes in a safe environment, while sharing stories of the landscape, wildlife and history of Lake Louise.

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

Day 5

Lake Louise to Jasper via the Icefields Parkway

You will have a beautifully scenic drive today, leaving the Banff National Park and driving along the Icefields Parkway into the Jasper National Park. Check in to your hotel and then explore the charming mountain town of Jasper.

Overnight Jasper: Classic Hotel – Lobstick Lodge; Deluxe Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 6

Jasper – Full Day Dogsledding Experience

A highlight of this winter experience, today you will have a full day dog-sledding experience. You’ll be transferred on a scenic hour and a half drive to Valemount in British Columbia to the trails. Travel by dog team through the silent undisturbed beauty of winter, venturing deep into 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.

Overnight Jasper: Classic Hotel – Lobstick Lodge; Deluxe Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 7

Jasper – Choice of Icewalk or Wildlife Tour

Today you have a choice of activity – either choose an exhilarating icewalk through a frozen canyon or take a relaxing wildlife tour. The Icewalk is a fascinating 3 hour guided tour through the deepest canyon in the Jasper National Park – Maligne Canyon. You will walk on the frozen floor of the canyon and stopping for photos of the Queen of Maligne and Angel Icefalls. Boots and ice-cleats are provided. On the Wildlife Discovery Tour, you will be driven through the Athabasca Valley with a professional guide to spot elk, deer, coyotes, wolves and moose. Learn all about how they survive the mountain winters and how these animals contribute to the rich diversity of the national park.

Overnight Jasper: Classic Hotel – Lobstick Lodge; Deluxe Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 8

Jasper – Banff

This morning return south to the Banff National Park, this time for a few days stay in the charming mountain town of Banff. 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.

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

Day 9

Banff – Sleigh ride

Relax on a tranquil sleigh ride amongst the spectacular setting of the Canadian Rockies – sit back and soak up the atmosphere and scenery of the Banff National Park.

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

Day 10

Banff – Sunshine Village – Gondola trip - Banff

Today pick up your Tri-Area Sightseeing Lift Pass and either drive or take the ski bus to Sunshine Village base. Here you will board the gondola for a 20 minute trip up into the mountains. When you arrive at the village area, after approximately 20 minutes, 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.

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

Day 11

Depart Banff - Fly home

After a leisurely start and perhaps some last minute souvenir purchases, drive back to Calgary airport to drop the car off and catch your flight home.
 

  • Return transatlantic flights to Calgary
  • Car rental with fully comprehensive insurance
  • Accommodation for 10 nights as described above or similar
  • Lake Louise Ski Area Winter Scenic Snowshoe Tour (2 hours)
  • Dogsledding Experience (6-7 hours - transfers from Jasper)
  • Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour OR Maligne Canyon Icewalk (both 3 hours including transfers from Jasper)
  • Sleigh Ride (45 minutes – Banff)
  • Tri-Area Sightseeing Pass – (day pass for the Ski Shuttle Transit Bus and a choice of round-trip tickets to ride up the mountain)


 

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.

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