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Rockies Winter Experience

  • Banff
  • 7 nights from
  • £2,359 per person
  • Trip Code: 760

Holiday Overview

Canada Rockies Winter Experience Holiday

 

A wonderful "Winter Experience" Canada holiday in the heart of the Rockies.

Spend 7 nights in Banff and enjoy activities such as ice walks, snowshoe tour, gondola ride, a Canyon Icewalk and much more.

 

Rockies Winter Experience includes:

  • Return Flights from the UK
  • 7 Nights at The Rimrock Hotel
  • Airport Transfers
  • Johnstone Canyon Icewalk
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Discover Lake Louise in winter
  • Banff Sightseeing Tour with Gondola
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and transfer to your Banff hotel (included).

Featured accommodation

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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Day 2 - Banff Winter Sightseeing Tour with Gondola ride

Duration: 5 - 5.5 hours

Enjoy a sampling of iconic Canadian winter experiences. Try different types of snowshoes at Lake Minnewanka, walk along the steaming thermal waters of the hot springs and learn about how Banff National Park began. Stop at the best photo-spots in Banff and end with a visit to the top of Sulphur Mountain for epic winter views and experience the sun fading over the mountain tops. Taste delicious classic Canadian treats and keep warm with a hot non-alcoholic Canadian beverage.

Inclusions: - Driver guide & on-board host - Hotel pick-up and drop-off - Snowshoeing - Cave & Basin National Historic Site - Banff Gondola admission - Discount voucher for Sky Bistro for guests who want to enjoy dinner at the Gondola

Highlights: - Two Jack Lake - Lake Minnewanka - Cave & Basin National Historic Site - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Bow Falls - Banff Gondola

Featured accommodation

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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Day 3 - Johnstone Canyon Icewalk tour

You will have the morning at leisure before emabrking on an afternoon Ice Walk tour to Johnstone Canyon.

An experience that's truly unique to Banff! In the winters of Banff National Park, sub-zero temperatures turn mighty waterfalls into glittering pillars of ice. Suspended in time, these frozen falls look almost otherworldly.

Starting with a gentle walk to the lower falls, wander through a natural cave to gaze down at the flowering waters of the frozen falls up close. Then, continue onto the awe-inducing upper falls - a glittering tower of ice that rises 30 metres above your head. These gigantic pillars of ice are the tour highlight and ice climbers can often be seen scaling the frozen columns.

You'll also travel through prime wildlife habitat to reach the canyon, and learn clues from your friendly guide as to how Johnston Canyon was formed.

Tour includes: - Ice cleats & hiking poles, light snack & refreshment.

Featured accommodation

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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Day 4 - Discover Lake Louise Tour

This afternoon you will be picked up for your Discover Lake Louise Tour. Duration: 4 hours

Discover the Enchanting Beauty of Lake Louise in Winter! Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery that transforms the area into a winter wonderland. Join a small group tour and witness the frozen icy-blue Lake Louise surrounded by sparkling snow in an amphitheatre of jagged mountain peaks. Your Lake Louise winter tour adventure begins with a scenic drive on the Bow Valley Parkway, where you may even catch a glimpse of wildlife. When you arrive, the tour takes you to see the Victoria Glacier and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, offering an unparalleled view of this iconic hotel. Take an optional guided walk around the lake's shoreline and learn more about this magical place. Afterward, enjoy free time to explore the winter landscapes of Lake Louise at your own pace

Highlights: Hot Chocolate and Maple Cookies Guided walk on Lake Louise shoreline (optional) Scenic stop on the Bow Valley Parkway Free time to explore Lake Louise

Featured accommodation

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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Day 5 - Afternoon Snowshoeing to Paint Pots Tour

This morning is free to relax or explore the magical winter wonderland of Banff. In the afternoon, snowshoe on an easy trail through a forest of pine trees to the Pain Pots, a cultural treasure within the National Park.

Snowshoe on an easy trail along a bridge across the frozen Vermilion River and and along the snowy path winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within the National Park. Learn about the history of the fur trade as you explore the fascinating Paint Pots, which are 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. After this crisp winter walk, enjoy a uniquely Canadian treat: hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert. Plus try a crazy carpet slide down the hill while it's being made - kids and adults alike love this part of the tour! This is an excellent trip for beginners as it covers a mainly flat terrain with minimal elevation gain, and also suits anyone wanting a pleasant activity outdoors in the majesty of Kootenay National Park.

Your tour includes: - Light snack & refreshment, snowshoes & hiking poles, professional certified guide.

Featured accommodation

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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Day 6 - Sleigh Ride

Relax as you become captured by the breathtaking views and crisp winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The 45 minute sleigh ride will take you through the Bow River Valley, showing you the remote areas around Banff, western style (weather and snow conditions permitting). Includes a fireside warmup with hot apple cider and marshmallows.

Featured accommodation

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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Day 7 - Explore Banff

A free day to explore Banff. 

Featured accommodation

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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Day 8 - Fly Calgary to UK

Today, transfer to Calgary airport for your flight to the UK. 

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