Sleigh ride at Lake Louise

Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

An Unforgettable Christmas Experience

Spectacular winter scenery, cozy accommodations, and special holiday touches will make this a Christmas to remember forever.

  • Starting From

    $3,890 USD

    per person
  • Trip length

    10 days

    9 nights
  • Hot Spots
    Edmonton, Jasper, Valemount, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary
LET’S PERSONALIZE THIS TRIP
Ice castle at chateau

Christmas at Lake Louise


Spend Christmas day at the magical Chateau Lake Louise. The stunning scenery outside and incredible hospitality of your hotel are the perfect ingredients for a memorable Christmas.

Seasonal Special Touches


We’ll sprinkle your trip with Christmas magic! Find a decorated Christmas tree waiting in your room and dig into a feast you’ll never forget.

Rocky Mountain Adventures


Spend your days in the fresh mountain air with your choice of winter experiences. Go dogsledding, snowshoeing, or ice-walking – we’ll tailor your tours to your activity level.

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 Christmas - Arrive in Edmonton

Welcome to Edmonton for your Canadian Christmas vacation. Edmonton is home to the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team, the largest mall in North America, and a great pub and foodie scene.

Insider Tip

Ask us for help choosing activities at West Edmonton Mall. An epic indoor waterpark, ice skating, roller coasters, and shopping are all at your fingertips!

Shuttle Transfer from Edmonton Airport to Your Hotel

(1 of 1 activities)

Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable transfer in a motorcoach equipped with comfortable seating and large windows as you make your way to your hotel in downtown Edmonton.

Stay at the Fantasyland Hotel

Located in the heart of North America's largest shopping and entertainment complex, the West Edmonton Mall. The Fantasyland Hotel features classically decorated rooms as well as a variety of theme rooms. From astronaut, to Western, to Canadian Cabin themed, there is a fun, unique accommodation experience to suit everyone.

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Into the Rockies – Edmonton to Jasper

After a morning at leisure, make your way into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The charming town of Jasper welcomes you with glacier-fed lakes, forests, rivers, and an eclectic choice of restaurants and shops. Spend your evening roasting s'mores by the fire wrapped up in a warm, cozy blanket under a starry sky.

Private Transfer from Edmonton to Jasper

(1 of 1 activities)

A private vehicle and driver will take you from Edmonton to Jasper in comfort.

Overnight in Jasper

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.

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Exploring in Jasper in Winter

Wake up to your first day in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy a fresh cup of hot coffee as you gaze at the frozen mountain scenery outside.

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Dog Sledding Tour

(1 of 1 activities)

Follow along side Small Rivers' meandering frozen waters by dog team through the silent, undisturbed beauty of winter and all it has to offer. Enjoy the crisp mountain air and the beautiful scenery that surrounds you while you warm up with a hearty lunch cooked over an open campfire by the trail. Learn all about the history of the area and the dog sled sport, as well as fuss over your new-found furry friends.

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Adventures in Jasper National Park

Put on your boots, parka, and mitts and immerse yourself in the wonderful winter activities at your doorstep.

Half Day Train & Sightseeing Tour

(1 of 1 activities)

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.

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Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise

Welcome the morning as you head south along the Icefields Parkway This scenery is just a warm up for the sight that greets you in Lake Louise – glaciers, ice castles, and christmas lights.

Lake Louise Sleigh Ride

(1 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.

Christmas Eve Dinner at the Walliser Stube

(2 of 3 activities)

This evening, savor a Swiss-German inspired menu on Christmas Eve at this intimate restaurant. Stylish decor and spectacular views, create the perfect ambiance for a memorable experience during the holiday season.

Decorated Christmas Tree for Your Room

(3 of 3 activities)

To make your holiday season more like home, we've pre-arranged for you to have a beautifully decorated Christmas tree right in your own room.

Transfer from Jasper to Lake Louise

(1 of 2 options)

Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable transfer as you make your way through the stunning Rocky Mountains from Jasper to Lake Louise by bus.

Private Transfer from Edmonton to Jasper

(2 of 2 options)

A private vehicle and driver will take you from Edmonton to Jasper in comfort.

Overnight at Lake Louise

Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake - the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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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Christmas Day in Lake Louise

Awaken Christmas morning surrounded by your loved ones and glistening mountain peaks. Your stay includes a decorated Christmas tree to make you feel like you aren’t too far from home. The hotel offers a variety of activities such as ice-skating, special Christmas programs, cross-country skiing tours, and tobogganing.

Insider Tip

Try out the lakeside Ice Bar and make your own maple taffy treat on the snow. Hot cocoa and cocktails will be available to warm you up!

Christmas Day Dinner in the Victoria Ballroom

(1 of 1 activities)

Celebrate Christmas day this evening with a beautiful view of Lake Louise through the Victoria Ballroom's floor to ceiling windows as you help yourself to an extensive and elaborate, Chef-attended Christmas dinner buffet.

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Lake Louise to Banff – Afternoon at Leisure

Travel to Banff, the liveliest of the mountain towns on your Canadian holiday. Wander the high street boutiques looking for last-minute gifts, or down the scenic Bow River boardwalk.

Private Transfer from Lake Louise to Banff

(1 of 1 activities)

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as your private driver and vehicle picks you up at your hotel in Lake Louise and transfers you to Banff.

Overnight in Banff

Overnight in a Deluxe level hotel, such as the Fairmont Banff Springs. 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.

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Explore Banff National Park

Decorated with a blanket of deep snow and icicles, Banff is the perfect landscape for your bucket-list Christmas trip. Visit Banff Hot Springs where you can warm up after a day of winter exploring!

Insider Tip

Ask us about adding a mountaintop fine dining experience at the Sky Bistro.

Grotto Canyon Icewalk Tour

(1 of 3 options)

Explore the icy beauty of Grotto Canyon and see ancient native pictographs using special hiking crampons to grip the smooth frozen creek bed. Your guide will point out the stunted pine forest and hidden ancient native pictographs, which were likely created by Hopi visitors from the Arizona region.

Paint Pots Snowshoe Tour

(2 of 3 options)

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. Learn about the history of the fur trade as you explore, and about the mineral deposits once used by First Nations people for rock painting. Along the way you will hear stories of Banff’s indigenous people, explorers and fur traders who lived in and traveled through the Rockies.

Banff Gondola Ride

(3 of 3 options)

Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola to experience a stunning bird's-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges.

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Discover Winter Paradise in Banff

Today is another fun-filled day in Banff, catered to your pace and interests.

Full Day Snowmobile Tour

(1 of 3 options)

This exciting adventure offers fun for everyone. 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.

Stress Relief Massage at Willow Stream Spa

(2 of 3 options)

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!

Three Resort Ski Pass with Gear Rentals

(3 of 3 options)

Take to the mountain slopes today with your Tri-Area lift pass complete with rentals. Choose to explore the runs at Sunshine Village, Mt. Norquay or Lake Louise. No matter your choice you will be thankful for snowy peaks and freshly groomed runs awaiting you.

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Heading Home - Banff to Calgary

Your magical Christmas vacation comes to an end today as you travel to Calgary.

Private Transfer from Banff to Calgary Airport

(1 of 1 activities)

For couples and larger groups we think this is well worth it – saving both time and hassle.

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 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.
Hotel room featuring a king size bed, sitting area with 2 armchairs, a dresser, flat screen TV and a large window with mountain views.
Hotel room featuring a king size bed, sitting area with 2 armchairs, desk space, and a large window with mountain views.Hotel bathroom featuring a single sink with extended counter top, a large mirror, toilet, a bath/shower combo, and white towels.
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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:

  • 9 hotel nights

Jasper Activities Included:

Day 1:

  1. Dogsledding Tour

Jasper Activity Options:

Day 2:

Choose 1 of 3:

  1. Half Day Train Journey to Dunster
  2. Winter Wonderland Snowshoe
  3. Maligne Canyon Icewalk

Lake Louise Activities Included:

  • Sleigh Ride in Lake Louise

Banff Activity Options:

Day 1:

Choose 1 of 3:

  1. Banff Gondola Admission
  2. Grotto Canyon Icewalk OR Johnston Canyon Icewalk
  3. Paint Pots Snowshoe Adventure

Day 2:

Choose 1 of 3:

  1. Snowmobiling Adventure in the Rockies
  2. Spa and Massage Experience Skiing
  3. Skiing or Snowboarding at Sunshine Village Resort

Meal Inclusions:

  • Christmas Eve Dinner at Lake Louise
  • Christmas Day Dinner Buffet at Lake Louise

Transfer Inclusions:

  • Shuttle transfer from the Edmonton airport to Edmonton hotel
  • Transportation from Edmonton to Jasper
  • Scheduled transfers between Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff
  • Scheduled transfer from Banff to the Calgary Airport upon departure

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.

Inclusions Notes:

✔ Comfort and Superior levels include scheduled coach transfers. Deluxe level is paired with a private car and driver transfers (except for Edmonton to Jasper).

Important Schedule and Trip Notes:

  • Occasionally, activities may vary due to weather conditions.
  • Meals unless otherwise mentioned
  • Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
  • Gratuities (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Taxes
  • Trip Cancellation and Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended)

SEASONAL RESTRICTIONS

  • Dog Sledding Tour in Jasper: Early and late season departure are not guaranteed as the tour requires optimal snow conditions to be able to operate. Dogsledding tours also require temperatures above -30 degrees Celsius to be able 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.
  • Grotto Canyon Icewalk Tour: Departures in early December and in April may be delayed as this tour is weather dependent and required snow and colder temperatures in order to operate.
  • Paint Pots Snowshoe Tour: Departures in mid-November to early December and in April may experience delays in departure as the tour is snow and weather dependent and is unable to operate unless there is optimal conditions.

PRICES & DATES

This trip is available for departures in December.

Starting From

$3,890 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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