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Canada’s Winter Wonderland



From $2,579* pp | 7 Days •  8 Meals  *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy. 

Discover a land of scenic delights; majestic snow covered mountains and spectacular resorts surrounded by natural wonders.

  • Stay at two spectacular Fairmont properties: The Fairmont Château Lake Louise and The Fairmont Banff Springs.
  • Choose your activity in Jasper – an exhilarating snowshoe travel or an incredible ice walk through Maligne Canyon.
  • Enjoy a First Nations themed dinner.

Snow-covered Delights

Find yourself immersed in a scene clipped from a holiday card in the magnificent province of Alberta in the winter. You’ll stay at two of its most incredible, historic hotels – the Fairmont Château Lake Louise, a Victorian style lodge, and The Fairmont Banff Springs, or “Castle in the Mountains.” Travel from Edmonton to Jasper taking in the sparkling snow-covered landscapes. Choose between an exhilarating snow shoe travel and an ice walk through spectacular Maligne Canyon. Set off on a horse-drawn sleigh ride before warming up by the fire sipping hot cocoa and roasting marshmallows. This is a magical time to get to know Alberta and discover its treasures covered with snow.


Day 1. Edmonton, Alberta – Tour Begins
Discover the Canadian province of Alberta, a land of scenic delights that sparkles in the winter. Spectacular snow-covered mountains and magnificent resorts surrounded by natural wonders await. Your tour opens in Edmonton, the capital of Alberta.
icons_therma  High -5 Low -16  icons_hotel  Sawridge Inn Edmonton South


Day 2. Edmonton – Jasper

Sit back and relax when you travel from Edmonton to Jasper this morning. As you traverse this peaceful winter wonderland, every turn uncovers a new panorama. The quiet prairies will give way to the mighty Canadian Rockies, undeniably one of the world’s most extravagantly beautiful ranges. Arrive in Jasper and settle in for a two-night stay. Tonight you’ll be treated to a special First Nations themed dinner. Taste and experience what a meal was like centuries ago.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma  High  -2  Low  -13   icons_hotel  Sawridge Inn And Conference Centre


Day 3. Jasper – Choice of Snowshoe Trek or Ice Walk

This morning it’s your choice! Perhaps you will choose to get close to nature on an exhilarating snowshoe travel; or, you may embark on an incredible ice walk through spectacular Maligne Canyon. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Perhaps you’ll choose to participate in an optional dog sledding adventure through the frozen terrain.

icons_food  Breakfast    icons_therma  High  -2  Low  -13   icons_hotel  Sawridge Inn And Conference Centre


Day 4. Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Lake Louise

Leave Jasper behind and travel to breathtaking Lake Louise. Follow the famed Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic routes. Connecting Banff and Jasper national parks, this well-named highway passes within viewing distance of many glaciers. A leisurely trip allows you to absorb the magnificent scenery. Your drive ends at the Fairmont Château Lake Louise, an incomparable hotel modelled after a Victorian lodge.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma  High  -3  Low  -14  icons_hotel  The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


Day 5. Lake Louise – Banff

Travel along the Bow River to the world-renowned resort town of Banff. Take in the awe-inspiring scenery and keep an eye out for wildlife tracks along the way. Upon arrival, visit a local ammonite specialist to learn about this rare gem found only in southern Alberta. Afterwards, enjoy time to browse the quaint shops in the village. Later, arrive at the “Castle in the Rockies,” the Fairmont Banff Springs. Settle in for a two-night stay before embarking on a historic tour of the property, originally built in 1888 as a railway hotel for adventurous travellers crossing the Rockies. Learn about the famous people and events linked to this grand icon. Later, retire to your room with a breathtaking valley view.

icons_food  Breakfast  icons_therma  High  -3  Low  -14  icons_hotel  The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel


Day 6. Banff

This morning, enjoy some leisure time in charming Banff. Explore the heritage buildings, shop for unique gifts or visit local museums. This afternoon, set off on a horse-drawn sleigh ride*! Feel like you have stepped into a holiday card as you traverse the countryside. Next, warm up by the fire as you sip hot cocoa and roast marshmallows. Join your fellow travellers at a farewell dinner where you will toast the end of a wonderful trip.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma  High  -3 Low  -14   icons_hotel  The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel


Day 7. Banff – Calgary – Tour Ends

Travel to Calgary and head for home with many wonderful memories of your Canadian Rockies winter holiday.


small tick-red-icon Accommodation

small tick-red-icon Meals as per itinerary

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small tick-red-icon Activities as stated

Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.


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small x red icon  Meals not indicated on the itinerary

small x red icon Drinks

small x red icon  Optional activities

small x red icon Visas

small x red icon  Comprehensive travel insurance

small x red icon  Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service

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  • Alberta is 17 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
  • The highest elevation included on tour is 7,000 feet above sea level.
  • Currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar.
  • Voltage for Canada is 110 volts.
  • Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.

This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets

March 2016.

Mar 3  – Mar 13.                $3,079

Mar 10  – Mar 20.              $2,829

Mar 17 – Mar 27.               $2,829

April 2016.

Apr 7 – Apr 17.                   $2,949

Apr 14 – Apr 24.                 $2,949

Apr 21 – May 1.                  $2,949

June 2016.

Jun 6 – Jun 26.                    $3,979

Jun 20 – Jul 1.                      $3,979

July 2016.

Jul 18 – Jul 29.                      $3,979

August 2016. 

Aug 8 – Aug 19.                   $4,299

Aug 15 – Aug 26.                 $4,299

September 2016. 

Sep 5 – Sep 16.                    $3,979

Sep 12 – Sep 23.                  $3,979

Sep 26 – Oct 7.                     $3,979

October 2016.

Oct 10 – Oct 21.                   $3,979

November 2016.

Nov 7 – Nov 18.                    $3,469

March 2017.

Mar 13 – Mar 24.                   $3,469

Mar 27 – Apr 7.                      $3,599

April 2017.

Apr 3 – Apr 14.                       $3,729

Apr 24 – May 5.                      $3,729

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