Ice castle at chateau

Canadian Rockies Winter Getaway

Canadian Rockies Winter Magic - in Under a Week

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.

  • Starting From

    $2,390 USD

    per person
  • Trip length

    6 days

    5 nights
  • Hot Spots
    Vancouver, Jasper, Lake Louise, Calgary
LET’S PERSONALIZE THIS TRIP

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!

Unique Winter Experiences


Nothing makes you feel cozier and more relaxed than having spent the day exploring in the snow! We can help you find the perfect winter activities based on your interest and activity level.

Picture of people having a nice meal in winter in Rockies

Evenings of Fun and Relaxation


Enjoy the hospitality of the Canadian Rockies as you cozy up by the fire. Indulge in world-class cuisine and enjoy our favorite accommodations.

YOUR TRIP DAY-BY-DAY

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

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Begin Your Canadian Vacation

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.

Private Transfer from Vancouver Airport

(1 of 1 activities)

Bypass the crowds and start making the most of your vacation. A friendly driver orients you to the city as you drive in.

Overnight in Vancouver

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.

Day 2 View Map

Board VIA Rail’s Canadian Train

This morning the excitement builds as you board the Canadian Train for your overnight journey to the Canadian Rockies.

Private Transfer to Train Station

(1 of 2 activities)

A driver will meet you at your hotel, and take you to the VIA Rail Station.

Board The Canadian Train in Vancouver

(2 of 2 activities)

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.

Cabin for One in Sleeper Plus Class

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.

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Rockies Winter Wonderland – Arrive in Jasper

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!

Private Transfer from Train Station

(1 of 2 activities)

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.

Arrive in Jasper National Park

(2 of 2 activities)

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.

Maligne Canyon Ice Walk Tour

(1 of 2 options)

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.

Jasper Downtown Food Tour

(2 of 2 options)

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 in Jasper

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.

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Travel the Icefields Parkway and Lake Louise Activities

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.

Private Transfer from Jasper to Lake Louise

(1 of 3 activities)

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.

Lake Louise Sleigh Ride

(2 of 3 activities)

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.

Feature Dinner at Fairmont Lake Louise

(3 of 3 activities)

Indulge in a three-course meal surrounded by spectacular lake views, at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Overnight at 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.

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Lake Louise Activity and Transfer to Calgary

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.

Private Transfer from Lake Louise to Calgary

(1 of 1 activities)

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as your private driver and vehicle transfers you from Lake Louise to Calgary.

Dog Sledding Tour in Lake Louise

(1 of 2 options)

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.

Mountain Helicopter Tour

(2 of 2 options)

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

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.

Day 6 View Map

Depart Calgary Airport

As you leave the fresh air and colourful sights, your Canadian train vacation comes to an end today.

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options.
Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Hotel room featuring king size bed, side tables, seating area with arm chair, desk space, and large window with view of Stanley Park and mountains.Hotel room featuring 2 double beds, a large flat screen TV, desk space, and large windows with views of the harbour and mountains.Hotel washroom featuring a single sink, extended counterspace, a large mirror, and separate room for the toilet.
Hotel room featuring 2 double beds, an armchair, desk area, , flat screen TV, and one large window.
Hotel room featuring 2 queen size beds, an armchair, desk area, dresser, flat screen TV, and one large window.Hotel washroom featuring a single sink with extended counter space, large mirror, toilet, and glass-panelled shower.
Hotel room featuring a bed with crisp, white linens, red accent pillows, and a side table with a small vase of white and yellow flowers.Hotel washroom featuring a single sink with counter space, a large mirror, toilet, and a tiled shower/bath combo.Hotel room featuring a single king size bed, a sitting area with armchair, desk space, and 2 large windows overlooking the mountains and lake.Hotel washroom featuring a single sink with counter space, a large mirror, toilet, and a tiled shower/bath combo.
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HERE'S WHAT YOU GET

To make sure that your holiday is full of only good surprises, here's a comprehensive list of what is (and isn't) included in your package.


Accommodations:

  • 4 hotel nights
  • 1 night onboard The Canadian Train, in a private cabin for 1 or 2

Train Experiences:

  • Sleeper Plus Class, onboard The Canadian Train between Vancouver and Jasper (includes access to dome car)

Jasper Activity Options:

Choose 1 of 2:

  1. Maligne Canyon Icewalk
  2. Jasper Food Tour

Lake Louise Activities Included:

  • Sleigh Ride at Lake Louise

Lake Louise Activity Options:

Choose 1 of 2:

  1. Dog Sledding Tour in Lake Louise
  2. Icefields Helicopter Tour

Meal Inclusions:

  • Meals onboard VIA Rail
  • Feature Dinner in Lake Louise

Transfer Inclusions:

  • Private transfers between Vancouver hotels, airport and train station
  • Jasper train station transfers
  • Scheduled bus transfers between Jasper and Lake Louise
  • Scheduled bus transfer from Lake Louise to the Calgary airport hotel

Other Inclusions:

  • Documentation package
  • Gratuities for private transfer and tours (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

Important Trip and Schedule Notes:

  • Comfort and Superior hotels include scheduled coach transfers in the Rockies. Deluxe hotels are paired with private car and driver transfers in the Rockies.
  • Occasionally, activities may vary at time of travel due to weather conditions. Your Vacation Advisor will provide advice on the best timing for outdoor winter activities.
  • Activity options are limited over Dec 24–26 and on Jan 1, your Vacation Advisor will provide advice on your available options.
  • Train schedules are subject to change and delays may occur.

SEASONAL RESTRICTIONS

  • Onboard VIA Rail: From April 29 to Oct 12, Sleeper Plus passengers will be able to access the Park Car and Panorama Car between 4:00pm and 10:30pm only.
  • Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour: Departures in December and late March/April, can not be guaranteed as the tour is weather dependent and requires optimal snow and ice conditions to operate.
  • Lake Louise Sleigh Ride: This tour is weather dependent and relies on optimal snow conditions in order to operate, departures in December and April could be affected.
  • Dogsledding Tour in Lake Louise: Departures in early December and late March/April may be affected due to weather conditions and not optimal snow conditions. Tours do not operate when temperatures are below - 25 degrees Celsius for the safety of the dogs, guides and guests.
  • Meals and activities unless otherwise mentioned
  • Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
  • Gratuities (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Canadian Sales Taxes
  • Trip Cancellation and Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended)

PRICES & DATES

This trip is available for departures between January and December.

Starting From

$2,390 USD
per person

based on double occupancy, December 2018 departure and our base class.

We offer a range of packages across all four seasons. Please speak with one of our travel advisors about personalizing your trip and getting a comprehensive quote.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

8 reviews
Libby, Steven & Deklan

Libby, Steven & Deklan

TX, USA

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.

Marianne

Marianne

NB, CAN

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… Read More

Victoria & Peter

Victoria & Peter

CA, USA

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.

Richard & Barbara

Richard & Barbara

GA, USA

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!

Bill

Bill

CA, USA

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… Read More

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