Canadian Rockies Winter Discovery

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8 days / 7 nights

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When to go

December – March

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Explore snow-covered Rocky Mountains

Discover the Canadian Rockies in winter — snow-capped mountains, icy lakes and frozen waterfalls. In just one week, visit Banff and Jasper national parks and enjoy your choice of guided winter activities. Choose from relaxed sightseeing, wildlife viewing, a snow train experience and more. Everything is pre-arranged, including transfers and the best hotels in the Canadian Rockies.

Highlights of your trip

Discover Banff and Jasper National Parks in Winter

Stunning winter landscapes and charming mountain towns

Choice from winter experiences to suit your activity level

Visit famous Lake Louise

Seamless transfers in each destination

Top experiences and features

VIA Rail's Skeena train travels past snow-covered trees

Train to Dunster

Gaze out at the picturesque winter scenery as you take the train from Jasper to Dunster. Travel along the shores of the Fraser River and into British Columbia's Robson Valley.

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What’s Included

Hotel accommodation
Choice of unique guided activities
Transportation to and from airports, timed with your flights
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

Frequently Asked Questions

Our vacations are not typically ‘escorted.’ You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary but rather have the freedom of ‘independent’ travel.

This allows you, with the help of our Canadian Insiders, to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, timeframe and budget. We’ll guide you through the process and provide the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities tailored to your taste.

Your trip can be as rich as you’d like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can customize your trip and decide what you’d like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we’ll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you’re traveling with a group, we’ll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

Absolutely! We personalize all our clients’ trips to fit their exact tastes and needs. You can add days at locations that you’d like to explore and spend more time at. Or leave out certain areas that don’t interest you as much. Discuss your travel goals with our Canadian Insiders who make sure that your trip fits your needs and budget.

We partner with many hotels across the country that offer a variety of service levels and unique experiences. Choosing a hotel is based on local availability and personal preference, and our Insiders will help you find the perfect place to rest your head so that you can have the best experience possible.

On some of our trips, you’ll see that we categorize our hotel rooms by Comfort, Superior and Deluxe class, which generally translates into the traditional 3-, 4- or 5-star designation (equivalent to Best Western, Sheraton and Fairmont). However, sometimes we use the same hotel for more than one category and distinguish the room by size, floor level or view.

Our Comfort Level hotels include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations and with excellent service.

Our Superior Level hotels provide amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel.

In Deluxe Level hotels, it's likely you'll be staying at one of the iconic Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century, these hotels are luxurious and full of history – ensuring an experience you'll never forget.

Hotel amenities can vary by property, so your Vacation Advisor will discuss what’s most important to you, such as air conditioning, parking, laundry, swimming pool, spa, onsite restaurants, or 24-hour room service.

Accessible hotel rooms vary by hotel, ranging from partially accessible to fully barrier free. Your Fresh Tracks Vacation Advisor will make sure to find the right room for your needs.

All our trips are personalized to fit our clients’ schedule and budget. The price of your trip generally depends on the travel season, train service, accommodations, and the sightseeing tours you take. When you request a quote you’ll be provided with the detailed information you need

Trip Itinerary

Speak to one of our Canadian Insiders about personalizing this trip. Some of our trips can be done in the reverse direction.
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Begin Your Canadian Vacation in Calgary
Day 01

Begin Your Canadian Vacation in Calgary

The cool Calgary air invigorates you as you start your Canadian winter vacation in Alberta's largest city, where the prairies end and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin.

  • Private Transfer from Airport
Enjoy Calgary then continue to Banff
Day 02

Enjoy Calgary then continue to Banff

After a day of discovery, a transfer will bring you to Banff this afternoon. Watch for the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies as they appear on the horizon. 

    You have 2 options to choose from today:
  • Calgary Tower Admission
  • Studio Bell Admission
  • Motorcoach Transfer to Banff
Explore Banff
Day 03

Explore Banff

Banff is the liveliest of the mountain towns on your Canadian holiday, and the energy on Banff Avenue is contagious. Head out into the surrounding wilderness on your choice of winter activity. 

    You have 4 options to choose from today:
  • Banff Sightseeing Tour and Daytime/Evening Gondola

    On a morning small-group bus tour, discover Banff’s unique heritage, enchanting folklore, and stunning backdrop in the Canadian Rockies. Choose a daytime Gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain after your tour, or take the Gondola at dusk and experience the Nightrise light show.

  • Dog Sledding Tour (upgrade cost)

    Travel to Canmore where a team of friendly huskies will whisk you through the snowy wilderness.

  • Johnston Canyon Icewalk Tour

    Explore Johnston Canyon with the help of ice cleats. As you wander along the catwalks built into the canyon walls, enjoy the views of the gorge below.

  • Paint Pots Snowshoe Tour

    Snowshoe across the frozen Vermilion River and through the forest to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within Banff National Park. 

  • Feature Dinner in Banff
Explore Banff National Park
Day 04

Explore Banff National Park

Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Rocky Mountain air and head out for another day of exploration in the National Park.

  • Discover Lake Louise Tour

    Travel from Banff to see spectacular views of frozen Lake Louise with stunning views of the famous Chateau surrounded by mountains. Included is an optional 1 hour snowshoeing tour through pristine, snow-covered forest. 

Travel the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
Day 05

Travel the Icefields Parkway to Jasper

Soak up the beauty of Banff this morning before heading north to Jasper this afternoon. You'll be travelling along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic highways in the world! 

  • Transfer from Banff to Jasper
  • Suggested Upgrade: Winter Heli Safari (Extra Cost)

    Travel along the Icefields Parkway with a private guide. Stop at Abraham Lake to soar above the mountains by helicopter, then see beautiful bubble formations trapped in ice.

Discover Jasper
Day 06

Discover Jasper

Jasper is a great base to explore Jasper National Park — the largest park in the Canadian Rockies. This small mountain town offers visitors a more laid-back experience with equal opportunities for adventure, discovery and relaxation. 

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Half Day Train and Sightseeing Tour
  • Morning Wildlife Discovery Tour of Jasper

    Take in the beautiful winter landscape and spot wildlife around Jasper on a sightseeing bus tour. 

  • Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour

    Strap on some ice cleats and walk the floor of Maligne Canyon. See breathtaking ice and rock formations, and ice climbers scaling frozen waterfalls.

  • Suggested Add-On: Jasper Walking Food Tour

    On this afternoon tasting tour, sample Canadian classics, locally brewed beers, and globally inspired cuisine. 

Jasper to Calgary
Day 07

Jasper to Calgary

Travel back along the Icefields Parkway this morning and spend the night in Calgary. 

  • Bus Transfer to Calgary Airport
Depart from Calgary
Day 08

Depart from Calgary

Say goodbye to the snowy Canadian Rockies as you depart from Calgary. 


Get your personalized quote as prices vary by departure date, train-service level and hotel class. Prices shown are our lowest rates per person, based on double occupancy, and exclude taxes.
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These are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.
Elk and Avenue Hotel in Banff with snow-capped mountains

Elk + Avenue Hotel

Example of a Comfort hotel in Banff

Conveniently located in downtown Banff, the Elk and Avenue Hotel combines Banff’s alpine history with a sleek modern design. After a day of exploring, unwind in the hotel’s jacuzzi or dry sauna, then enjoy fresh Canadian cuisine at the on-site restaurant.

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What Our Customers Say

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The itinerary was exactly what we had asked for

The itinerary was exactly what we had asked for and all the details were thoroughly documented. The accommodations were excellent and any criticisms we have about them were not any... 

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The scenery in Alberta was spectacular

The scenery in Alberta was spectacular. The Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver and the Delta Point Hotel in Victoria were very special. The Glacier tour on the Athabasca Glacier was wonderful.

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