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Canadian Rockies Winter Discovery

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Length

8 days / 7 nights

Where it goes

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.

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 Vacation Advisors 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

During the winter, you will need a range of base, mid, and outer layers so you can stay warm and dry. You can expect cold weather conditions with snow and ice. Average winter temperatures in the Canadian Rockies range from -14 degrees C to 5 degrees C (7 degrees F to 41 degrees F).

We recommend bringing a warm winter jacket and pants, hiking/snow boots, thick socks, gloves, and other insulated layers. If you do not own winter gear, there are a few shops in the Rockies that offer clothing rentals. These would be an additional cost and subject to availability.

This trip itinerary allows you to choose your preferred activities and excursions. Some of our guests are very active, while others simply want to relax.

In Banff, for example, there’s the option to try winter activities like ice walking, snowshoeing, or dogsledding. For these experiences, you must be steady on your feet and comfortable walking on icy and snow-covered surfaces. If you’d like something less active, you could take a tour of the area’s highlights and enjoy a gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.

Let us know your activity level and we will find tours and activities to suit you. For more details on activity options, please see the full trip itinerary or speak to one of our Vacation Advisors.

Prices

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Accommodations

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

Excellent overall rating based on 2 reviews

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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Mary and Charles

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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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