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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The cool, crisp air in Vancouver is invigorating as you start your Canadian winter train vacation. Vancouver’s relatively mild weather is a great introduction but look to the north to discover Vancouver’s coastal mountains 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 in a Deluxe level hotel, such as the Pan Pacific Vancouver. 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.
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.
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.
Step off the train in Jasper where you'll be transported to your hotel.
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.
Jasper is a great base to explore Jasper National Park – the largest park in the Canadian Rockies. This small mountain town offers visitors a more laid-back mountain experience with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome the fresh mountain air with a warm cup of coffee before you get ready to make your journey to Lake Louise today. Once there, you will have yet another wonderful landscape to admire and explore.
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 Château Lake Louise and spectacular, natural mountain scenery along the way.
Indulge in a three-course meal surrounded by spectacular lake views, at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Enjoy a relaxing and exclusive transfer as you make your way through the stunning Rocky Mountains from Jasper to Lake Louise. There will be a few photo stops along the way.
Spend the day with your own private guide making stops to explore as you drive along the scenic Icefield Parkway at your own pace. Your tour today includes a private helicopter experience and picnic lunch.
Overnight in a Deluxe level hotel, such as the Fairmont Château Lake Louise. 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.
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.
Looking for a less active option for your last day? Ask your Vacation Advisor about the many alternative resort experiences.
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.
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.
Your Canadian train vacation comes to an end today as you leave the fresh air and colourful sights.
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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…