Snow Covered Canadian Rockies
The winter is everything you’ve imagined…thick snow hanging from pine trees, frozen waterfalls, snow-covered mountain peaks, and a blanket of stars in the dark winter night.
The Canadian Rockies are the ideal place for a bucket list winter adventure. Feel like a true Canadian, as you experience dogsledding, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing. The snow falls deep here, as the mountains descend into the deep cold of the winter months. The scenery is breathtaking, so make sure to brush up on your photography skills!
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The cool air is invigorating as you start your Canadian winter vacation. Enjoy the changing scenery as you travel from Calgary through the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Banff, one of the liveliest mountain towns on your Canadian holiday.
A private transfer is well worth it – saving both time and hassle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery as you travel to Banff.
Enjoy a 4-course dinner at the Rimrock Resort's 5-Diamond Eden Restaurant. Savour delicately crafted French cuisine, with incredible views of the Bow and Spray Valleys.
Overnight in a Deluxe level hotel, such as the Rimrock Resort. In Deluxe hotels, you'll be staying in some of Canada's most iconic hotels and resorts. Enjoy outstanding locations, attentive service, and world-class amenities.
Welcome to Banff. In 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers discovered a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that unexpected beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the third in the world.
Enjoy the beauty of winter while you explore Johnston Canyon with the help of ice cleats. As you wander along the catwalks built into the canyon walls, enjoy the views into the gorge below.
Snowshoe on an easy trail across the frozen Vermilion River and along the snowy path winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within Banff National Park. Along the way you will hear stories of Banff’s indigenous people, explorers, and fur traders.
Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola to experience a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges.
Banff is an unforgettable winter destination. A blanket of snow creates a perfect landscape for bucket list winter activities – icewalks, dogsledding, skating, snowshoeing and skiing. And there is always the Banff Hot Springs where you can warm up after a day of winter exploring.
Interested in skiing? Ask about visiting the world-famous slopes of Lake Louise and Banff National Park.
Travel towards Golden, BC for an exciting snowmobile adventure in the mountains. Stunning Rocky Mountain vistas surround you as you ride through the powder in the Kicking Horse Valley above the treeline. Enjoy a delicious mountainside BBQ lunch with your fellow riders while warming up by the fire before heading back to town.
Relax and unwind with a customized, medium-pressure massage at the luxurious and tranquil, Willow Stream Spa. This massage will focus on the areas of your body that are most tense, from your head to your feet. This is a great choice for ultimate vacation relaxation!
Travel to Canmore today where you will meet a team of friendly huskies waiting to whisk you through the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. You will have the option to harness the dogs and drive the team yourself, or simply enjoy the experience as a passenger.
Spend the morning in Banff before traveling north along the Icefields Parkway – one of the most scenic highways in the world. Each turn reveals frozen waterfalls and vast mountain valleys, so keep your camera ready! Your day concludes in the small mountain town of Jasper.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as your private driver and vehicle picks you up and transfers you in comfort from Banff to Jasper.
Travel north from Banff to experience a helicopter tour over the frozen Canadian Rockies. Land in the pristine wilderness for snowshoeing experience, then visit spectacular Abraham Lake, to photograph naturally occurring bubbles trapped in the ice. Afterwards, travel to Jasper with a private driver.
Overnight in a Deluxe level hotel, such as the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. In Deluxe hotels, you'll be staying in some of Canada's most iconic hotels and resorts. Enjoy outstanding locations, attentive service, and world-class amenities.
Welcome to Jasper! Jasper is the gentle giant of the Canadian Rockies. This small mountain town offers visitors a more laid-back mountain experience with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation.
Spend the day on the slopes of Marmot Basin with your choice of ski or snowboard rentals.
Enjoy a short guided walk where you will visit four restaurants and taste four carefully handpicked dishes, each paired with an alcoholic beverage. Along the way you will learn about Jasper’s history.
Ride the Steel Rails! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Rockies aboard VIA's Skeena Train. Experience both the train and a small personalized sightseeing tour all in the same afternoon. Travel the shores of the mighty Fraser River to the historic Dunster Station and into British Columbia's stunning Robson Valley.
Strap on some ice cleats and walk the floor of Maligne Canyon today with an expert guide and small group. You’ll be surrounded by icefalls and rock formations that will take your breath away. Learn about Jasper’s Maligne Valley and disappearing Medicine Lake as you explore one of Jasper’s most impressive winter treasures.
Take in the beautiful winter landscape around Jasper. Your knowledgeable guide will bring the group to seek out and learn about the most iconic creatures and places around. Sit back and enjoy the winter scenery from the warmth and comfort of a small tour bus.
Experience the undisturbed beauty of winter with a dog sled team. Enjoy the crisp mountain air, then warm up with a hearty lunch cooked over an open campfire along the trail. Learn about the history of dog sledding, and spend some time with your new-found furry friends.
Today you have a second chance to capture any pictures you may have missed on your journey up the Icefields Parkway. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you head back to Calgary for the final night of your Canadian Rockies winter adventure.
A private vehicle and driver will take you through the beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountains as you make your way in comfort from Jasper directly to Calgary Airport.
Overnight in a Superior level hotel, such as the Calgary Airport Marriott Hotel. Superior Hotels are perfect for travelers wanting great value plus more upscale accommodations. Exceptional service, location, and quality characterize these properties.
Much too soon, your winter vacation in Canada comes to an end. Depart from the Calgary Airport at your leisure.
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23 Mar 2011
We did not want to come home
We had an amazing time. We did not want to come home, and in fact are thinking about moving over as we liked it so much! The Fairmont hotels we just unbelievable, we regretted not staying in more of them! They gave us free upgrades, champagne, chocolates and they were so helpful. There was a bit of a problem with…
27 May 2006
Everyone is very friendly
The trip was absolutely wonderful – I’m in love with Banff and hope to return for a longer stay next time. It’s the most beautiful area in Canada I’ve seen – and being a tourist/arts town, everyone is very friendly and relaxed.