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

    $4,180 USD

    per person
  • Trip length

    10 days

    9 nights
  • Hot Spots
    Edmonton, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary
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.


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.

VIEW MAP List days
Day 01

Begin Your Canadian Christmas in Edmonton

Welcome to Edmonton for the start of your Canadian Christmas vacation. Edmonton is known as the gateway to the north and home to the famous Edmonton Oilers hockey team and the largest mall in North America, West Edmonton Mall. The city offers an abundance of culture and history, outdoor activities, and a fabulous food scene.

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!

Transfer from Edmonton Airport to Hotel

(1 of 1 activities)

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

Overnight in Edmonton

Overnight in a Superior level hotel, such as the Fantasyland. Superior Hotels are perfect for travelers wanting great value plus more upscale accommodations. Exceptional service, location, and quality characterize these properties.

Day 02

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 meet you at your hotel and take you in comfort to Jasper.

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.

Day 03

Adventures in Jasper National Park

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

Dog Sledding Tour

(1 of 1 activities)

Travel west from Jasper to join a unique dog sledding adventure. Follow alongside Small Rivers' frozen waters by dog team through the undisturbed beauty of winter. Enjoy the scenery that surrounds you while you warm up with a hearty lunch cooked over an open campfire by the trail.


Day 04

Exploring 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.

Half Day Train and Sightseeing Tour

(1 of 3 options)

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.

Morning Discovery Tour of Jasper

(2 of 3 options)

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.

Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour

(3 of 3 options)

Strap on some ice cleats and walk the floor of Maligne Canyon today with an expert guide and small group. Learn about Jasper’s Maligne Valley and disappearing Medicine Lake as you explore, surrounded by icefalls and rock formations that will take your breath away.

Day 05

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.

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.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Fairmont Lake Louise

(2 of 3 activities)

Enjoy a savoury dinner on Christmas Eve at the Château Lake Louise. The Château's beautiful dining rooms make for a perfect ambiance and memorable experience during the holiday season.

Decorated Christmas Tree for Your Room

(3 of 3 activities)

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

Overnight at Lake Louise

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.

Day 06

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.

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!

Lake Louise Sleigh Ride

(1 of 2 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 Château Lake Louise and spectacular, natural mountain scenery along the way.

Christmas Dinner at Fairmont Lake Louise

(2 of 2 activities)

Celebrate Christmas this evening with a delicious dinner at the Château. Help yourself to an extensive and elaborate, Chef-attended Christmas dinner buffet.

Day 07

Lake Louise to Banff – Afternoon at Leisure

Enjoy the short scenic drive to Banff today. Spend the remainder of today in Banff getting acquainted with this beautiful mountain town. Take stroll down the main street, Banff Avenue, and do some shopping or try out the skating park located in downtown Banff.

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.

Day 08

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!

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

Banff Gondola Ride

(2 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.

Paint Pots Snowshoe Tour

(3 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. Along the way you will hear stories of Banff’s indigenous people, explorers, and fur traders.

Day 09

Discover Winter Paradise in Banff

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

Full Day Snowmobile Tour from Banff

(1 of 3 options)

Travel towards Golden, BC for an exciting snowmobile adventure. Rocky Mountain vistas surround you as you climb up winding trails into a scenic valley, staying just below the tree line. Enjoy a delicious mountainside lunch with your fellow riders while warming up by the fire.

Three Resort Ski Pass with Gear Rentals

(2 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.

Stress Relief Massage at Willow Stream Spa

(3 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!

Day 10

Heading Home – Departure from Calgary

Today you leave the Rockies behind and make your way home. We hope you had a memorable Christmas in the Canadian Rockies.

The transfer time from Banff to Calgary is approx. 2 hrs. Plan your flight home for late afternoon or evening to allow for travel time and potential weather delays.

Private Transfer to Calgary Airport

(1 of 1 activities)

Meet a personal chauffeur at your hotel, then drive in comfort to the Calgary Airport.


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 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.
Let's personalize this trip idea with your own flair so that it's unique to you.
We're always here to open up possibilities and clear up uncertainties.
We're with you every step to help you plan and enjoy your trip, and get you home safely.


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.


  • 9 hotel nights

Jasper Activities Included:

Day 1:

  • Dogsledding Tour

Jasper Activity Options:

Day 2 – Choose 1 of 3:

  1. Half Day Train Journey to Dunster
  2. Morning Discovery Tour of Jasper
  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
  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:

  • Decorated Christmas Tree in room at Lake Louise
  • Digital Travel Documentation Package
  • 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 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.
  • Meals, unless otherwise mentioned
  • Airfare
  • Gratuities (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Canadian Sales Taxes
  • Trip Cancellation and Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote!)


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.Tour is unable to operate unless there are optimal conditions.


This trip is available for departures in December.

Starting From

$4,180 USD
per person

based on double occupancy, December 2020 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.

Get a personalized quote
Similar trips