Rockies Winter Wonderland

From £1,747.08
Duration 10 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Feb 2021
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From £1,747.08
Duration 10 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Feb 2021
Tour Overview

​Winter is a great time to explore the Canadian Rockies, and you’ll start your Canadian adventure in Banff to explore the UNESCO-listed National Park in the heart of the Rockies, an incredible wilderness home to glistening glaciers, ice-covered lakes and swathes of pine forest where wolves, elk and deer roam. Enjoy a ride on the Banff Gondola for unrivalled views and a horse-drawn sleigh way, and a trip to Banff’s natural hot springs, located in a historic spa. Visit the world-renowned Jasper National park, home to abundant wildlife, thundering waterfalls and mountain slopes swathed in pine forest, where you’ll enjoy exploring the area before gathering round an open fire to enjoy S’mores, a traditional sweet treat. You’ll head to Lake Louise with its glacial, jade-green waters, said to be one of the most beautiful places in Canada, and stay at the stunning Fairmont Chateaux, set on the lake’s shore. 

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Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • 7 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight 
  • 7 meals: 7 breakfasts and welcome drink 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager 
  • Overseas transfers,​ other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Banff National Park tour 
  • Banff Gondola ride 
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride 
  • Relax in Banff ’s hot springs 
  • Jasper National Park tour 
  • Make S'mores by an open fire with mulled wine 
  • Stay in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 
  • Lake Louise fire-pit drinks 
  • Calgary and its Winter Olympic sites

Free Private Chauffeur Transfers

Your very own private executive car will whisk you in comfort to and from the airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Calgary

Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Calgary and on arrival we'll transfer you to your downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure​.

Day 2 Banff

​This morning, we'll drive through the spectacular snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains to Banff, and when we arrive, we'll head out straight away 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.

The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. 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.


Meals included: B

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.

Meals included: B

Day 4 Banff - 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.​.

Meals included: B

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 you have the option to join a thrilling winter adventure on our optional excursion. In the company of a Local Guide you'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 we'll gather around an open fire to make S'mores, a sweet treat made from marshmallows, chocolate and biscuits, served with mulled wine.

Meals included: B

Day 6 Jasper - 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​.

Meals included: B

Day 7 Lake Louise - at Leisure

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 we've a real treat in store , as we settle down by an outdoor fire-pit to enjoy a drink together​.

Meals included: B

Day 8 Lake Louise - at Leisure

We'll travel back to Calgary today, making ​a stop at the Canada Olympic Park, where the bobsleigh and ski-jump events of the 1988 Winter Olympics were held.
Famous for its annual Stampede, Calgary is a cosmopolitan city with some lovely parks, cafés and restaurants. We'll take in its highlights on a sightseeing tour before checking into our hotel. 

Meals included: B

Day 9 Calgary - UK

After some free time this morning, we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included: B

Day 10 UK

You'll arrive back in the UK today.

Additional Information

​Please note: We want you to get the most from your holiday with us, so please be advised that this tour requires a good degree of physical fitness and is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility.

TAILOR YOUR TRIP

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise: Room Upgrade​

Lake-view rooms​ are available at a supplement for the duration of your stay. Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.​

  1. Favourite Moment

    Admire spectacular views of sparkling snow-capped peaks when you ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain.

Accommodation

Residence Inn by Marriot

Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary downtown is a great hotel with some excellent amenities. The stylish and modern property boasts a restaurant, bar and gym equipment. In addition, there is also a spacious terrace area for guests to relax in. Rooms are furnished with air conditioning, a TV and private facilities.

Mount Royal Hotel

Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908. The hotel has been completely updated this winter inspired by the history of the hotel and the area.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites benefit from a desk area, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, kettle and coffee machine, smart TV, hairdryer, safe and iron.

There are four dining options at the hotel including Tony Roma''s restaurant, a guest lounge and Toque Canadian Pub. Additionally the hotel boasts a library, and roof top lounge with outdoor hot tubs.

Lobstick Lodge

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.

The 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.

Residence Inn by Marriot

Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary downtown is a great hotel with some excellent amenities. The stylish and modern property boasts a restaurant, bar and gym equipment. In addition, there is also a spacious terrace area for guests to relax in. Rooms are furnished with air conditioning, a TV and private facilities.

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