Winter Rockies Tour: Vancouver To Calgary

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Run by: Wexas Travel

Reference number: 104046

From: £1950.00

Holiday overview

Your holiday includes an unforgettable overnight journey on the legendary Canadian, a scenic rail journey that takes you from Vancouver into the stunning Jasper National Park, where you'll enjoy a guided hike along the frozen floor of the beautiful Maligne Valley. From Jasper you'll journey by road to Lake Louise to see why it's one of Canada's most photographed attractions. Enjoy a magical evening sleigh ride before continuing to Banff where the winter adventures continue with a guided snowshoe hike to Marble Canyon.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to your chosen hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore the city at your leisure.


Day 2: Overnight train to Jasper

After a day at leisure in Vancouver you'll board VIA Rail's legendary train the Canadian for a two-day overnight journey to Jasper, deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The Canadian is among the most famous trains in the world (it even appears on the Canadian $10 bill), renowned for its friendly service, world-class food and comfortable accommodation options. 

Stay: VIA Rail Canadian - Private Bedroom  

Days 3-4: Jasper

Arrive in Jasper at 4pm on the afternoon of day three and transfer to your hotel of choice. Jasper is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, full of the forests, lakes and dog-tooth peaks one associates with the mountains.

The following day, certified guides will lead you on an unforgettable hike along the frozen floor of Maligne Canyon.

Stay: Sawridge Inn (Superior) and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe)

Breakfast & lunch included aboard VIA Rail on day 3

Days 5-6: Lake Louise

Pass frozen waterfalls and snow-covered mountains on the scenic drive to Lake Louise. First sighted by Europeans in 1882, the lake has become one of Canada's best-loved sights and most photographed attractions. An evening sleigh ride is included on day five. The following day is left free for you to try your own winter activities. 

Stay: Deer Lodge (Superior) or Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe)

Days 7-8: Banff

Make the short drive to Banff, an idyllically situated mountain town surrounded by the hot springs, peaks and walking trails of Banff National Park. Day eight includes a snowshoe hike to Marble Canyon.

Stay: Banff Caribou Lodge (Superior) or Fairmont Banff Springs (Deluxe)

Day 9: Calgary

Enjoy a morning at leisure before boarding your coach to Calgary, where you'll spend the night before flying home the next day.

Stay: Hotel Le Germain Calgary (Superior) or the Kensington Riverside Inn (Deluxe) 

Day 10: Departure

Transfer to Calgary's international airport in time for your onward flight.

Day 11: Arrive UK

On arrival in the UK continue with your homeward journey. 

Holiday pricing

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London to Vancouver and from Calgary to London
  • 8 nights accommodation 
  • 1 nigh sleeping accommodation onboard VIA Rail
  • Maligne Canyon Ice Walk (15 Dec - 30 Mar), or Wildlife Discovery Tour when not operating
  • Coach transfer between Jasper and Lake Louise, and between Banff and Calgary
  • Sleigh ride at Lake Louise
  • Snowshoeing to Paint Pots Tour
  • All meals onboard VIA rail
  • National Park fees

Valid for travel:

Departs from Vancouver: Tuesdays and Fridays

Departs from Calgary: Wednesdays and Saturdays

Winter package valid for travel Nov-Apr only

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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