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Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tours

Breathtaking scenery and magical experiences sum up this Canadian Rockies winter vacation. Your tour begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary with overnights along the way in some of the Canadian Rockies' most beautiful resorts—Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff.

A tour highlight is an overnight journey on the VIA Rail® the Canadian, one of the world’s most renowned trains. Watch for wildlife, such as moose, as well as frozen lakes, snowcapped mountains, and beautiful blue skies! You’ll also overnight at the historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, a luxury lodge set in the beautiful wilderness; the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a luxury hotel surrounded by majestic mountain peaks the gorgeous Victoria Glacier, and a beautiful frozen lake; and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, built in 1888 and known as the "Castle of the Rockies."

Throughout this Canadian Rockies tour, Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, in Jasper National Park, choose between an ice walk through Maligne Canyon or a guided wilderness safari. In Lake Louise, enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride as you take in the fresh air and marvel at the incredible mountain scenery. In Banff, Globus has arranged a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views. You'll also have time to explore these beautiful resorts on your own. In Jasper, perhaps snowshoe, browse the many shops, or relax in the hotel’s spa. Perhaps try ice-skating, enjoy a snowmobile tour, cross-country ski, or just relax surrounded by Lake Louise's beauty. In Banff, you may want to enjoy Afternoon Tea at the hotel, visit one of the museums, or soak in the natural hot springs.

From its stunning scenery to its enchanting adventures, all of this and more await you on this marvellous Canadian Rockies winter tour.

Special Event – Ice Magic Festival Experience Lake Louise at its finest during the Ice Magic Festival. At this world-class event you will experience the incredible talent of international ice carvers as they delicately balance gruelling physical labour with precision artistry in a 34-hour international ice-carving competition. Ten two-person teams are invited to transform 15 blocks of ice into themed masterpieces. It is artistry at its finest at one of the world’s most amazing settings! Available on the January 15, 2018 and January 14, 2019 departures.

At a glance


  • Vancouver Sightseeing
  • Vancouver - Jasper Private bedroom on VIA Rail’s the Canadian®
  • Jasper Choose between a guided [LF] ice walk in Maligne Canyon or a wildlife safari
  • Lake Louise Horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • Banff Sightseeing; special farewell dinner

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our VIP home pick-up service.

Overview

Breathtaking scenery and magical experiences sum up this Canadian Rockies winter vacation. Your tour begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary with overnights along the way in some of the Canadian Rockies' most beautiful resorts—Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff.

A tour highlight is an overnight journey on the VIA Rail® the Canadian, one of the world’s most renowned trains. Watch for wildlife, such as moose, as well as frozen lakes, snowcapped mountains, and beautiful blue skies! You’ll also overnight at the historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, a luxury lodge set in the beautiful wilderness; the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a luxury hotel surrounded by majestic mountain peaks the gorgeous Victoria Glacier, and a beautiful frozen lake; and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, built in 1888 and known as the "Castle of the Rockies."

Throughout this Canadian Rockies tour, Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, in Jasper National Park, choose between an ice walk through Maligne Canyon or a guided wilderness safari. In Lake Louise, enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride as you take in the fresh air and marvel at the incredible mountain scenery. In Banff, Globus has arranged a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views. You'll also have time to explore these beautiful resorts on your own. In Jasper, perhaps snowshoe, browse the many shops, or relax in the hotel’s spa. Perhaps try ice-skating, enjoy a snowmobile tour, cross-country ski, or just relax surrounded by Lake Louise's beauty. In Banff, you may want to enjoy Afternoon Tea at the hotel, visit one of the museums, or soak in the natural hot springs.

From its stunning scenery to its enchanting adventures, all of this and more await you on this marvellous Canadian Rockies winter tour.

Special Event – Ice Magic Festival Experience Lake Louise at its finest during the Ice Magic Festival. At this world-class event you will experience the incredible talent of international ice carvers as they delicately balance gruelling physical labour with precision artistry in a 34-hour international ice-carving competition. Ten two-person teams are invited to transform 15 blocks of ice into themed masterpieces. It is artistry at its finest at one of the world’s most amazing settings! Available on the January 15, 2018 and January 14, 2019 departures.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

UK - Vancouver

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver and transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Vancouver! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Vancouver - Via Rail, The Canadian

Day
2

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city on your own before dinner at a local restaurant. Later this evening, transfer to the train station for your departure on the CANADIAN.

NOTE: On VIA Rail, beds in your private cabin are open by day in arm chair style. By night, beds are converted to upper and lower bunkbed style arrangement. Guests must be able to climb a ladder in order to reach upper bed.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Via Rail, The Canadian - Jasper

Day
3

Wake up this morning to the beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies. See Canada’s pristine landscape of frozen lakes, snow-capped mountains, and beautiful blue skies. Keep your eyes open for wildlife such as moose, elk, and eagles. Spend the day in comfort on the Canadian train, with delicious meals and spectacular views from the dome car. Arrive in the late afternoon in Jasper, where you will spend the next two nights at the historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Jasper

Day
4

A day to explore all the wonders of JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Enjoy your choice of activities this afternoon: take an ICE WALK through Maligned Canyon or a guided WILDLIFE SAFARI. During your free time, you may want to go cross-country skiing, try snowshoeing, or browse the shops in downtown Jasper. Indoors, you can choose from spa treatments, gourmet dining, or just relaxing by the fire with a warm drink.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jasper - Lake Louise

Day
5

Today, we travel to the beautiful shores of Lake Louise and the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Enjoy this winter wonderland on a HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH RIDE. Take in the fresh air and marvel at the incredible mountain scenery with blankets to keep you warm and comfortable. Other winter activities available include dogsledding, snowshoeing, snowmobile tours, or ice-skating.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lake Louise - Banff

Day
6

This morning is at leisure to relax and recharge or explore the elegant alpine paradise. Later, travel to BANFF NATIONAL PARK, where sightseeing includes a visit to Bow Falls. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Your home for the next two nights is the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. 

SPECIAL FEATURE: Built in 1888, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel was the largest hotel in the world at the time and also marked the beginning of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Styled after a Scottish Baronial castle, the hotel is known as the “Castle of the Rockies.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Banff

Day
7

Spend a full free day to explore Banff on your own. You may wish to stroll Banff Avenue visiting shops and galleries, partake in Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, or learn the Canadian sport of curling. Other options include visiting one of the town’s museums, taking a soak in the natural hot springs, enjoying a massage, or striking up a conversation with a local at one of the town’s coffee shops. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts drinks by the fire, followed by a festive farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your Canadian Rockies winter adventure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Banff - Calgary

Day
8

Your winter adventure in the Canadian Rockies comes to a close today as you arrive at Calgary International Airport for your flight home.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

UK

Day
9

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Home landing in the UK

Day
10

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

 

The January 15, 2018, and January 14, 2019, departures include the world-famous Ice Magic Festival at Lake Louise. See ice-carving artistry at its finest in one of the world’s most amazing settings. Tickets to the event are included in your vacation price.

Your Train The Canadian is VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Sleeper Plus class features premium service, exquisite cuisine highlighting regional dishes, superb standards of accommodaton, and exclusive access to stylish lounges.

 

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Vancouver -The Fairmont Waterfront

This hotel has floor-to-ceiling windows which brings light into the hotel making it welcoming. Having floor to ceiling windows provide scenic views you won't want to leave your rooms.

  • Location

    900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Centre

Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Situated near Beauvert Lake, this resort have exceptional views of the mountains and of the lake. Rooms have been decorated with warm colours and all have flat screen tv, whilst some rooms also provide a view of the lake.

  • Location

    1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Being surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains, glaciers and lakes makes this the perfect location to relax along with the recent introduction of their onsite serviced spa and salon.

  • Location

    111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor pool
    • Spa

Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Siutated in the heart of Banff, being surrounded by the alpine town provides spectacular views of the mountain and valleys. Take time to relax in the hotels on site spa whilst enjoying the amazing views.

  • Location

    405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor and Outdoor pool
    • Spa

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