You’ll be in a Different World
Leave the world behind - you’ll feel like you’re miles away once you enter the Canadian Rockies. Thick, fluffy snow hangs from branches and icicles hang from rooftops – you’ll feel like a kid again!
Whisk yourself away to a snowy winter wonderland on this adventure through Jasper and Banff National Parks. First, you’ll relax onboard the Canadian Train as you travel from Vancouver. Then, take the scenic Icefields Parkway to stay at the famous Chateau Lake Louise.
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Vancouver’s fresh ocean air is as invigorating as its setting is breathtaking as you start your classic Canadian winter train vacation. Vancouver’s relatively mild weather is an excellent introduction to a Canadian winter, but look to the north and discover the winter scene you’ve been dreaming of – Vancouver’s coastal mountains stand before you covered in pure white snow.
Bypass the crowds and start making the most of your vacation. A friendly driver orients you to the city as you drive in.
Overnight at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver. The Pan Pacific Hotel is uniquely located atop Canada Place, in the heart of the downtown waterfront. Your luxury accomodations rise above the cruise ship terminal and the Convention Centre, with some rooms having sweeping views of the Coastal Mountains and the city skyline. During your stay, enjoy a variety of hotel amenities including a fitness centre, heated outdoor saltwater pool and hot tub, sauna, and spa.
A driver will meet you at your hotel, and take you to the VIA Rail Station.
Check-in at Pacific Central Station and relax in the first-class lounge. Leave coastal Vancouver behind, as you journey towards the Rocky Mountains. Mingle with fellow passengers in one of the train's lounges, or settle into your private cabin and watch the ever-changing scenery.
Your private cabin in Sleeper Plus Class includes a comfortable armchair next to a large picture window during the day. By night, settle into a cozy single lower bed. The cabin features a private toilet, sink and mirror. Enjoy the train's viewing areas, and delicious meals in the dining car.
This is one of the most memorable days of your Canadian vacation! Wake up onboard The Canadian train to trees blanketed in fresh snow as you near the Canadian Rockies. The snow is glistening in the mountain town of Jasper. Step off the train and take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air, you have arrived!
A private vehicle and driver will meet you at the Jasper train station for your arrival today, and take you to your hotel in comfort.
Wake up on board The Canadian train to trees blanketed in fresh snow. The snow is glistening on mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies as you end your journey in the little mountain town of Jasper.
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 walk approximately 3.5 km (2.1 miles) exploring one of Jasper’s most impressive winter treasures.
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.
Overnight at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Nestled in Alberta's magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort is surrounded by stunning mountains and wildlife seven kilometres (4.3 miles) from the Jasper townsite. The main lodge accompanies 56 adjacent cedar chalets and luxury signature cabins, connected by picturesque paths. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge features a heated outdoor pool, a world-class golf course, health club and spa, as well as several gourmet restaurants.
Welcome the morning as you head south along the Icefields Parkway today. You’re traveling along one of the most scenic highways in the world, so wipe the sleep from your eyes quickly. This scenery is just a warm up for the sight that greets you in Lake Louise – glaciers, ice castles, and frozen waters. A truly magical winter wonderland.
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 Lake Louise.
There is no better way to spend time together than taking in the beauty of sparkling snow on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Enjoy views of the Chateau Lake Louise and spectacular, natural mountain scenery along the way. The traditionally styled sleigh features cozy, upholstered seats and blankets to keep you warm while your guide shows you the sights, western style.
Indulge in a three-course meal surrounded by spectacular lake views, at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. The hotel is surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake. Enjoy the fully equipped Health Club, including an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, steam room, and fitness centre. Additional amenities include a spa & salon, on-site activity centre, boutique shops and several gourmet restaurants. Discover the year-round outdoor activities from canoeing, horseback riding and mountain biking to skiing, ice skating and more.
Enjoy your chosen activity in Lake Louise. Later this afternoon, take a scenic transfer to Calgary, Alberta’s largest city for the final night of your Canadian Rockies winter vacation.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as your private driver and vehicle transfers you from Lake Louise to Calgary.
Embark on a fabulous dog sledding adventure as you learn to harness up your team and travel from Banff National Park to Yoho National Park. There will be plenty of time to take photos while traveling through the striking mountain landscape with your new furry four-legged friends.
Deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, get ready to take off and see the most incredible views of glaciers, frozen lakes and the natural beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Viewing these majestic mountain ranges from 10,000 feet can't be beat!
Overnight at the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. This hotel is conveniently located with direct access to the Airport's international terminal. With breathtaking views and modern luxury, amenities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, and onsite restaurant and bar. The vibrant downtown is only a short drive away, as are attractions.
As you leave the fresh air and colourful sights, your Canadian train vacation comes to an end today.
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21 Mar 2018
The scenery was epic
The scenery was epic and the tours really helped my family understand what life is like in a cold environment. We experienced things we never would at home.
17 Mar 2018
No stress and all supremely fun and awesome trip!
No stress and all supremely fun and awesome trip! No need to fuss around with researching and booking accommodations, transfers, entrance fees/tickets, reservations or making frantic calls to modify itinerary. Every step of the way I was in and out of different locations and activities without a hitch. The trip was seriously amazing, exactly the way I envisioned it and…
25 Feb 2018
The ice walk was amazing, as was the snowshoeing and dog sledding
We loved all the experiences. The train trip was like going back in time, the food was good and the staff were fantastic. The ice walk was amazing, as was the snowshoeing and dog sledding.
19 Dec 2017
I could go on forever about how wonderful the trip was
Everything went extremely well. Every hotel was beautiful and comfortable. Lake Louise was outstanding. The fondue dinner was fantastic. Our favorite thing was the dog sledding. The best! I could go on forever about how wonderful the trip was. We love Fresh Tracks!
12 Feb 2017
The trip was just what we wanted
The trip was just what we wanted. The perfect blend of leisure and activity time, all in a fantastic setting. The dog sledding was a highlight for us. Fresh Tracks were VERY helpful! 24hrs before start of trip we discovered an expired passport. They helped us get it renewed and rebook the entire trip the following week, while minimizing any…