This magical, luxury winter wonderland experience will dazzle even the most discerning of travellers.
Embark on an eight-day journey through the impressive winter scenery of Banff & Jasper National Parks with a stay at legendary Lake Louise, a night on the tracks in VIA Rail's comfortable cabins, private transfers, and small group excursions.
Let the winter scenery of the Canadian Rockies unfold by helicopter tour, a private Ice Walk, and a charming horse-drawn sleigh ride. By night, snuggle into Canada's most desirable luxury hotels, including the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Dates of departure: from Vancouver to Calgary on Mondays and from Calgary to Vancouver on Fridays from 6 December to 4 April.
The price per person includes:
The itinerary may alter.
Arrive Vancouver early evening and private transfer to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel and enjoy your Fairmont Gold City View Room.
This cosmopolitan city sits right on the edge of spectacular natural landscapes so you can be at one with both
urban chic and back to nature. In the evening take a stroll along the waterfront have a delightful dinner in one of the ocean facing restaurants.
If you'd like more time in Vancouver, additional nights can be arranged.
All aboard VIA Rail's Canadian early afternoon for a legendary journey between Vancouver and Jasper through Western Canada's vast snowy wilderness. Step back in time to the golden age of rail travel as you experience an original stainless steel 'streamliner' railcars from the 1950s.
Travel through the Fraser Valley and the towering snowy peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the picturesque Fraser Valley. Keep an eye out for winter wildlife on the way from a prime viewing point in the impressive Dome Car.
Enjoy a cocktail in the lounge car and dinner in elegant surroundings before retiring for the evening. Your quarters will have been converted into a cosy bedroom by the attentive attendants.
Sit back and enjoy a delicious breakfast with an amazing backdrop of towering mountains, including the 'Monarch of the Canadian Rockies' - Mount Robson, the highest peak in this region at 3,954 metres!
You'll travel across the crest of the Yellowhead Pass, the border between Alberta and British Columbia, and the division between Mountain and Pacific time zones. The Pass is one of the lowest points in the entire North American Continental Divide from which all water systems flow either east or west.
Arrive into Jasper late morning and a private transfer will deliver you to the rustic luxury of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and your Deluxe Room. Jasper is said to be among the country’s most photographed places and because Jasper National Park is a wildlife sanctuary, it is common to see all sorts of wild animals in their natural habitat. Elk and mule deer often wander the main street of the town. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your leisure.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is perched on the edge of Lac Beauvert, in Alberta's magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When you're not exploring this charming town, relax with a book in front of a roaring fire, indulge yourself in the hotel's Spa and linger over a meal at Orso Trattoria Restaurant.
It's a private tour today between Jasper and Lake Louise where you'll journey through Alberta along the world famous Icefields Parkway.
This spectacular drive through glacier country features massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad reaching valleys.
Before arriving at legendary Lake Louise you'll enjoy a bird's eye view of the majestic Canadian Rockies on a 20 minute helicopter flight and a thrilling one-hour alpine snowshoe adventure, with lunch.
Your home for the night is the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and a Fairmont Lakeview Room overlooking the Victoria Glacier, towering Rocky Mountains, and of course, glistening Lake Louise.
This evening you'll also enjoy a sleigh ride along the shores of Lake Louise.
Spend the morning at leisure enjoying a stroll along one of the most famous lakes in the world, discover how it was named and the history of the hotel. We'd suggest lunch in the famous Fairview Restaurant which boasts breathtaking views and mouth-watering local cuisine.
Known as 'The Castle in the Rockies' the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel looms majestically over the charming town of Banff. This is your Rocky Mountain home for the next two nights in a Deluxe Mountain View Room.
It's a short stroll from the hotel to the alpine town of Banff with local galleries and museums, upscale shopping and restaurants plus year-round events. Popular local attractions, including the Banff Gondola and the mineral rich Banff Upper Hot Springs, are also on your doorstep.
Today personalise your stay in Banff with one of the following excursions:
For dinner tonight, Banff has plenty to offer. Top chefs create menus that focus on bringing local produce from farm to fork. Dine on wild game, Alberta beef or delectable vegetarian fusion options in a chic contemporary bistro or mountain lodge.
Enjoying one last sumptuous breakfast in the Fairmont Banff Spring's grandiose Vermillion Room before a private transfer to Calgary airport for your flight back to the UK.
Want to extend this holiday? Perhaps, more time in Vancouver? A visit to Vancouver Island? All Bon Voyage holidays can be tailor-made to your exact requirements, please call our Canada Experts at (0800) 316 3012 for further details.