Winter Escapades

Winter Escapades

8 Days / 7 Nights Vancouver to Calgary or Vice Versa

Price from$2,450

The Canadian Rockies are spectacular in the winter. Pristine snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes and blue skies make winter in the mountains a must have experience.

Winter Escapades map

Departing Vancouver

Day 1: Vancouver > Jasper (D) This afternoon, check in at Pacific Central Station and board VIA Rail's 'Canadian' for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Step back in time to the days of classic rail travel, riding in the original stainless steel 'streamliner' railcars made famous by the 'Canadian' in the 1950s. Each has been restored with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access to the dome car.

Overnight on board Via Rail Private Bedroom

Exclusive to Sleeper Plus Class By day, sit back in comfortable seating and enjoy the exclusive comfort of your own accommodation. Come evening, attendants will transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Don't forget to visit the Dome Car - the true essence of travelling by train is all in the panoramic views. Some Sleeper Plus Class amenities include towels, pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit.

Day 2: Arrive Jasper (B) 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.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Sawridge Inn - Outside View with Balcony Room 4 Star - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room

Day 3 Jasper Experience the wonders of the Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50m gorge. Certified guides will lead you along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-clad limestone walls. Super soles and winter boots will keep guests warm and secure as they explore this wonderland of rock and ice.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Sawridge Inn - Outside View with Balcony Room 4 Star - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room

Day 4 Jasper > Lake Louise Travel southward along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. This spectacular drive through glacier country will be highlighted by 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.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Lake Louise Inn - Deluxe Two Queen Room 4 Star - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room

Day 5 Lake Louise Today is free for you to enjoy the winter activities surrounding Lake Louise.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Lake Louise Inn - Deluxe Two Queen Room 4 Star - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room

Day 6 Lake Louise > Banff Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive to Banff via the scenic Bow Valley.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room 4 Star - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room

Day 7 Banff Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, snowshoe on an easy trail winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within the National Park. 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.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room 4 Star - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room

Day 8 Banff > Calgary This morning is free to explore Banff, before your scheduled coach to Calgary departs midday.

Departing Calgary

Day 1 Calgary > Banff Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on the express service to Banff where you will have ample opportunity to take in the sights.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room 4 Star - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room

Day 2 Banff Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, snowshoe on an easy trail winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within the National Park. 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.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Banff Caribou Lodge - Standard Room 4 Star - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - Fairmont Room

Day 3 Banff > Lake Louise Depart Banff early afternoon for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Lake Louise. Included this evening is a wonderful 40 minute Sleigh Ride that takes place beside the lake.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Lake Louise Inn - Deluxe Two Queen Room 4 Star - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room

Day 4 Lake Louise Today is free for you to enjoy the winter activities surrounding Lake Louise.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Lake Louise Inn - Deluxe Two Queen Room 4 Star - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Fairmont Lakeview Room

Day 5 Lake Louise > Jasper Travel northward along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper today. This spectacular drive through glacier country will be highlighted by massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad reaching valleys.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Sawridge Inn - Outside View with Balcony Room 4 Star - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room

Day 6 Jasper Experience the wonders of the Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50m gorge. Certified guides will lead you along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-clad limestone walls. Super soles and winter boots will keep guests warm and secure as they explore this wonderland of rock and ice.

Overnight at: 3 1/2 Star - Sawridge Inn - Outside View with Balcony Room 4 Star - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room

Day 7 Jasper > Vancouver (L, D) This morning, board VIA Rail for Vancouver in Sleeper Plus Class. Leaving Jasper National Park, you'll travel the 'Yellowhead' route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson. Watch the scenery change from mountains to desert as you follow the Thompson River into central British Columbia.

Overnight on board Via Rail Private Bedroom

Exclusive to Sleeper Plus Class By day, sit back in comfortable seating and enjoy the exclusive comfort of your own accommodation. Come evening, attendants will transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Don't forget to visit the Dome Car - the true essence of travelling by train is all in the panoramic views. Some Sleeper Plus Class amenities include towels, pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit.

Day 8: Arrive Vancouver (B) Waking to the coastal city of Vancouver today, your tour ends upon arrival.

• 6 nights hotel accommodation • 1 night sleeping accommodation onboard VIA Rail - Private Bedroom • Transfers between rail depot and hotel in Jasper • Maligne Canyon Ice Walk (15 Dec - 30 Mar) replaced with Maligne Wildlife Tour on days when not operating) • Scheduled express coach between Jasper & Lake Louise • Sleigh ride at Lake Louise (10 Dec - 10 Apr) • Scheduled express coach between Lake Louise & Banff • Snowshoeing to Paints Pot Tour (3Dec - 19 Apr) • Scheduled express coach between Banff & Calgary • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner on board Via Rail (departures from Vancouver) • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner on board VIA Rail (departures from Calgary) • National Park fees

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019

3 1/2 Star

28 Nov - 15 Dec

16 Dec - 31 Dec

4 Star - (Book by 31 Aug)

28 Nov - 15 Dec

16 Dec - 31 Dec

-

-

$2,450

$2,717

-

$2,805

$4,314

-

-

$3,149

$3,626

-

$3,234

$6,794

2020

3 1/2 Star

2 Jan

3 Jan - 23 Mar

26 Mar - 23 Apr

4 Star - (Book by 31 Aug)

2 Jan

3 Jan - 23 Mar

26 Mar - 23 Apr

-

-

$2,717

$2,550

$2,736

-

$4,314

$3,153

$3,341

-

-

$3,626

$3,293

$3,479

-

$6,794

$4,415

$4,601

Departs

2019 Departure Dates from Vancouver Monday and Friday Nov 29
Dec 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 2020 Departure Dates from Vancouver Monday and Friday Jan 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
Feb 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
Mar 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Apr 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20 2019 Departure Dates from Calgary Sunday and Thursday Nov 28
Dec 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 2020 Departure Dates from Calgary Sunday and Thursday Jan 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Feb 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
Mar 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Apr 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23

Booking conditions

• Fairmont Hotels are a promotional rate to be booked by 31Aug'19 • Ask your Travel Agent or World Journeys for Triple and Child rates.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Hotel Early Check In/Late Check Out