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Rockies Winter Wonderland

From £2,599
Duration 9 Days
Departures from: Jan 2025 - Feb 2025
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From £2,599
Duration 9 Days
Departures from: Jan 2025 - Feb 2025

Tour Overview

Our 9 day escorted tour of the Canadian Rockies is truly magical - seeing the snow and ice bringing this spectacular landscape to life. Our escorted tour starts in Calgary, and heads straight to the UNESCO listed Banff National Park. Here the Banff Gondola cable car ride takes you to the top of Sulphur Mountain for unrivalled views of Banff - a sight that will astound and delight. You'll also be taken on a horse-drawn sleigh ride followed by a relaxing visit to Banff's natural hot springs. The adventure continues with a journey to Jasper National Park followed by a trip to the picture perfect Lake Louise - a sight made all the more perfect by our hotel for that part of the trip - staying at the famous Fairmount Chateau Lake Louise Hotel, which is situated right on the shore of the lake itself.
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from London
  • 7 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 5 meals: 5 breakfasts and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Holiday Director
  • 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
  • Stay in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Lake Louise fire-pit drinks

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Calgary

Today you will fly to Calgary and on arrival we'll transfer you to Banff. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure.

Day 2 Banff

This morning, we'll 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.

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.

Day 8 Calgary - UK

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

Day 9 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.

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Mount Royal Hotel

Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908.

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. Additionally the hotel boasts a library, and roof top lounge with outdoor hot tubs.

Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908.

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. Additionally the hotel boasts a library, and roof top lounge with outdoor hot tubs.

The Crimson - Jasper

The Crimson is a smart modern property close to Jaspers downtown area. Rooms feature air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi.

The Crimson is a smart modern property close to Jaspers downtown area. Rooms feature air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi.

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. If you wish to upgrade to a room with a lake view for a supplement please call and our Holiday Advisors will be happy to assist.

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. If you wish to upgrade to a room with a lake view for a supplement please call and our Holiday Advisors will be happy to assist.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Lake Louise - Snowshoeing

Lake Louise - Snowshoeing

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 and Poles
Please be aware that this may be classed as a Winter Sport activity so you are advised to check your insurance cover before booking.
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!
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...

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Jasper - Maligne Canyon Icewalk

Jasper - Maligne Canyon Icewalk

In the company of a local guide enjoy an icewalk in the Maligne Canyon. As you head to the bottom of the deep gorge, you’ll see ice caves, incredible ice formations and frozen waterfalls stretching over 30m up the canyon walls. You’ll also learn about the spectacular landscape of the Maligne Valley and hear tales about the mysterious “disappearing” Medicine Lake.
Tread enhancing cleats and warm winter boots will be provided to help you stay warm and feel secure while walking on the ice. Warm clothes are essential. Not suitable for anyone with limited mobility.
Duration 3 hours (2 hours walking approx 2 miles)
In the company of a local guide enjoy an icewalk in the Maligne Canyon. As you head to the bottom of the deep gorge, you’ll see ice caves, incredible ice formations and frozen wat...

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Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. 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. Accommodation, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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