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Rockies Winter Wonderland

9 Days from £1,599
Winter is a great time to explore the Canadian Rockies, snowy peaks, frozen waterfalls and sleigh rides are just some of the magical highlights.



Departure from: Dec 2017 - Feb 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • 7 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager 
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
CLASSIC TOURING
ACTIVE PLUS

Included holiday highlights

    • Banff National Park tour
    • Banff Gondola ride
    • Horse-drawn sleigh ride  
    • Relax in Banff's hot springs
    • Jasper National Park tour
    • Maligne Canyon Icewalk 
    • Stay in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    • Lake Louise firepit drinks​


Your Itinerary

HIDE FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1 UK/Calgary

Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Calgary. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel in Banff, reached by a spectacular journey through the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. You'll stay here for the next three nights.​

DAY 2 Banff

You've a thrilling morning ahead as you get to explore UNESCO-listed Banff National Park. Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, this incredible wilderness is home to snowy mountains, glistening glaciers and ice-covered lakes. You'll see vast swathes of pine forest, where wolves, elk and deer roam free, so keep your eyes peeled. Other scenic highlights are the Hoodoos of Bow Valley, imposing spires of rock carved by wind and water, and the sensational views at Surprise Corner. You'll then take a ride on the Banff Gondola. This cable car takes you to the top of Sulphur Mountain for unrivalled views of Banff and six scenic mountain ranges.
After returning to your hotel, you can spend the rest of the day as you wish. Perhaps you'll decide to take advantage of your hotel's facilities or maybe take a stroll around Banff. There's a great selection of bars and restaurants just a short walk away, where a warm welcome and possibly a roaring fire await.​

DAY 3 Banff

There can be no better way to travel through a snowy landscape than on a horse-drawn sleigh, and that's the plan today. You'll be treated to magnificent views as you listen to the jingle of sleigh bells on this unforgettable journey.
Later, you can warm up – and soak up some history – when you visit Banff's natural hot springs. They're located in an historic spa and bathhouse but with lovely modern amenities. As you relax in the soothing hot waters of a mountain spring, you can take in views of snow-covered peaks in every direction.​

DAY 4 Jasper

You can sit back and take in more stunning scenery today as we journey by road to Jasper, a former railroad town. At this time of year its national park is described as a Christmas card come to life, with its snow-dusted evergreens and frozen waterfalls. You'll get to see it for yourself tomorrow. But for now, just relax and enjoy your hotel's facilities, or head into town to one of its many cosy bars or restaurants.​

DAY 5 Jasper

Jasper National Park has been deemed by the World Heritage Committee to be among the most significant sights on earth. Today's the day that you get to explore for yourself and see what all the fuss is about!
It is home to abundant wildlife, shimmering glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and evergreen forests. And all this is surrounded by rugged snow-capped mountain peaks. We'll take all these wonderful sights in before we embark on a thrilling winter adventure. In the company of a Local Guide we'll head off on an icewalk in the Maligne Canyon. As we head to the bottom of this deep gorge, we'll see frozen waterfalls, ice caves and incredible ice formations. You'll also learn about the spectacular landscape of the Maligne Valley and hear tales about the mysterious 'disappearing' Medicine Lake.
This evening is yours to do as you please.​

DAY 6 Lake Louise

Today we travel to picture-perfect Lake Louise, said by many to be one of the most beautiful places in Canada. This glacial, jade-green lake is situated high in the mountains surrounded by towering peaks on all sides.
Our hotel for the next two nights, the stunning Fairmont Chateau, is situated in an enviable position right next to its shores. Built more than 100 years ago as a base for outdoor enthusiasts and alpinists, it has played a part in the colourful history of the Rockies. This evening is yours to enjoy everything this luxury resort has to offer.​

DAY 7 Lake Louise

How you spend today is entirely up to you. You might choose to stay exactly where you are and revel in your hotel's excellent facilities and wonderful surroundings. Another way to spend some time is on an amazing optional excursion which takes you on a snowshoeing tour of Lake Louise. This ancient and efficient mode of transport simply involves wearing specially designed snowshoes which distribute your weight over a larger area. This allows you to walk on the snow with ease, without sinking into it.
Tonight is our final evening in Canada and we've a real treat in store. We'll settle down by an outdoor firepit to say our farewells and enjoy a drink together.​

DAY 8 Calgary/UK

We'll transfer you to Calgary today, where there's time for a short tour before we take you to the airport for your flight back home.

DAY 9 UK

​You'll arrive in the UK today​.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

HIDE ACCOMMODATION ITINERARY

Day 1 - 3 :

High Country Inn Banff
Located along Banff Avenue, two blocks from downtown and close to attractions including restaurants and shops. Hotel facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Day 4 - 5 :

Lobstick Hotel
The Lobstick Lodge in Jasper is a comfortable hotel in a lovely setting, boasting a lovely outdoor patio area.

Hotel facilities include an indoor pool and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, minifridge, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.

Day 6 - 7 :

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Steeped in history, this iconic hotel has sat on the shores of Lake Louise for over 100 years, surrounded by rugged mountains and the mighty Victoria Glacier. Originally a one-storey log cabin, the hotel has evolved over the years to become a luxurious mountain resort and your holiday includes a two-night stay here.

Hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars, spa and health club featuring indoor heated pool, whirlpool, steam room and fitness centre. The well-appointed guest bedrooms feature en-suite facilities, coffee-maker, kettle, hairdryer and TV.


Dates and Prices

 
DEPARTURE
DATE
DEPARTING
FROM
DEPARTURE
WAS
NOW
STATUS
 

WED 06 DEC 17

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,699

£1,599

Available (Only 2 places left)

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 06 December 2017

Departs

13:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:45 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Departs

18:15 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:00 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

WED 17 JAN 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,699

£1,599

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Departs

13:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Departs

18:35 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

WED 24 JAN 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,699

£1,599

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Departs

13:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Departs

18:35 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

WED 14 FEB 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,699

£1,599

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Departs

13:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Departs

18:35 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

WED 05 DEC 18

London (Heathrow)

£1,699

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 05 December 2018

Departs

13:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:50 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Departs

18:05 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

WED 16 JAN 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,699

£1,599

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Departs

13:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:50 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Departs

18:05 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

WED 23 JAN 19

London (Heathrow)

£1,699

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Departs

13:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:50 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Departs

18:05 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

WED 13 FEB 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,699

£1,599

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Departs

13:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:50 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Departs

18:05 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

WED 20 FEB 19

London (Heathrow)

£1,699

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Departs

13:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:50 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Departs

18:05 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Snow Shoeing on Lake Louise - Prebookable Only

FROM £44

The vast area of Lake Louise, Alberta offers up the opportunity for endless adventures so take to the outdoors and explore on snowshoes. Winter reigns supreme with the Great Divide being covered by snow for more than 5 months, the area is superb for this ancient and efficient mode of travel. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! After gearing up and a brief explanation of snowshoeing, you and your fully certified guide will venture into the forest to look for signs of wildlife that have adapted to the demanding winter conditions. Learn to read the tracks of different animals and discover who is hunting who for lunch. There is no doubt that you will enjoy your winter adventure in the heart of the Rocky Mountains

Equipment included: Snowshoes, Poles
Price includes all taxes and guide gratuity

Please note: This excursion must be pre-booked no later than 30 days prior to departure from the UK.

2 hours – Snowshoeing – An opportunity not to be missed!

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Local Knowledge

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Favourite Moments

Escape into a fantasy world of giant frozen waterfalls and fascinating ice sculptures on a guided walk in magical Maligne Canyon.


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