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Rockies Snow Train

  • Vancouver
  • Jasper
  • Lake Louise
  • Banff
  • Calgary
  • 9 nights from
  • £2,239 per person
  • Trip Code: 138

Holiday Overview

Rockies Snow Train - a fantastic Canada Winter Holiday:

 

Travel back in time to the days of classic rail travel aboard VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’. This famous journey to the majestic Rockies include stops in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff and is filled with plenty of fun winter activities.  Make this epic experience even richer with an extended stay in Whistler and/or Banff to try your hand at skiing or snowboarding.

 

** Option to upgrade to Fairmont Hotels throughout  **

 

Rockies Snow Train includes:

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Delights Tour (inc Lookout & Capilano Suspension Bridge)
  • 1 night sleeping accommodation, 1 breakfast and 1 dinner (Departing Vancouver) or 1 breakfast, 1 brunch and 1 dinner (Departing Calgary) onboard VIA Rail
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Jasper Excursion - choice of Maligne Canyon Ice Walk or Discover Jasper & its Wildlife. Alternatively you can upgrade to Dog Sledding
  • Scheduled express coach between: Jasper - Lake Louise, Lake Louise - Banff and Banff - Calgary
  • Sleigh ride at Lake Louise
  • Banff excursion - choice of Discover Banff & its Wildlife Tour or Snowshoeing at Paint Pots Tour or Johnson Canyon Icewalk
  • National Park fees
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and make your own way to your downtown hotel.

Featured accommodation

The Listel Hotel Vancouver

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Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 2 - Sightseeing Vancouver

We have included the 7 hour Vancouver Delights Tour for you today, this starts at 10am.  

Explore both downtown Vancouver and its neighbouring North Shore all in one day. This tour features all the most popular city sites including the Vancouver Lookout, Stanley Park and Granville Island*, combines with a visit to the North Shore to explore Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and the Capilano Salmon Hatchery.

This tour is conducted on a comfortable mini-coach seating up to 30 passengers and offering exceptional visibility. Coaches are detailed after every tour and are outfitted with heating & air-conditioning for your comfort. Live tour commentary is conducted in English.

Suggested Clothing: Comfortable clothing for the day including a warm shirt or outer layer. Walking shoes recommended.

Drop offs are available at Vancouver and Richmond hotels, YVR airport, or the VIA Rail station.

Included: Admissions to Vancouver Lookout and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

*Please note: on the rare occation when Granville Island is closed, an alternate location will be provided.

Featured accommodation

The Listel Hotel Vancouver

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Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 3 - Explore Vancouver

Continue to explore Vancouver or add on the Whistler and the Shannon Falls tour or even book a popular foodie tasting tour of Gastown or nearby Granville Island. Ask one of our Canada Experts for more details and recommendations.

Featured accommodation

The Listel Hotel Vancouver

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Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 4 - Vancouver to Jasper (Rail)

This afternoon, check in at Pacific Central Station and board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Travel back in time to the days of classic rail travel. The original stainless steel ‘streamliner’ railcars (made famous by the ‘Canadian’ in the 1950s) are totally refurbished with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access for all on board to the dome car. (dinner included today on board VIA Rail) Overnight on board VIA Rail

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Day 5 - Arrive Jasper

Rise to the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies today as you arrive in Jasper and transfer to your hotel. The day is free to explore this unique alpine community. (breakfast included today onboard VIA Rail) (Breakfast included today onboard Via Rail)

 

Featured accommodation

Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

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Lobstick Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 6 - Jasper Excursion

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions :

Option 1. Maligne Canyon Ice Walk Experience the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50 metre gorge.

Option 2. Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour Travel through the Athabasca Valley to some of the park’s most beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountain scenery to seek out all the park’s most iconic creatures.

Option 3. Upgrade Option: Dog Sledding Tour Travel by dog sled along 22 km (13 mi) of pristine winter scenery in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy lunch cooked over an open campfire, hot apple cider, and homemade treats.

Featured accommodation

Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

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Lobstick Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 7 - Jasper to Lake Louise (Evening Sleigh Ride)

Travel southward along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. This spectacular drive through glacier country features massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad-reaching valleys. Included this evening is a wonderful 40 minute sleigh ride that takes place beside the lake. Please note: Sleigh ride normally operates Mid December - Mid April

 

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise Inn

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Day 8 - Lake Louise to Banff

Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive to Banff via the scenic Bow Valley.

 

Featured accommodation

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

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Brewsters Mountain Lodge, Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 9 - Banff Excursion

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions :

Option 1. Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour Keep your eyes peeled for deer, elk, and bighorn sheep on this morning tour of Banff. Scenic highlightsinclude Fairmont Banff Springs, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, the Hoodoos Viewpoint & Lake Minnewanka.

Option 2. Snowshoeing at Paint Pots Afternoon snowshoe tour on an easy trail winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots with its ochre colors mineral pools.

Option 3. Johnston Canyon Icewalk This morning Johnston Canyon Icewalk tour is an unforgettable experience that will introduce you to stunning frozen waterfalls and amazing views within the canyon. 

Featured accommodation

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

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Brewsters Mountain Lodge, Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 10 - Banff to Calgary

This morning is free to explore Banff, before your scheduled coach to Calgary departs midday. Following the Trans Canada Highway, depart the Rocky Mountains to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‘cattle ranching country’ and the breadbasket of Canada.

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