Winter in the Canadian Rockies
Winter in the Canadian Rockies is nothing short of magical with so many amazing and unique adventures to discover and explore. Trade summer’s crowds for an opportunity to see some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural beauty in authentic settings that even on the coldest day will deliver warm memories to last a lifetime.
A Winter Wonderland
Away from Calgary enter into a world of frozen lakes, looming peaks and wildlife – these sparkling snow frosted landscapes are what define the Canadian Rockies. Witness vistas that are beyond your imagination and where you will have the opportunity to enjoy three nights to explore all of Banff’s natural beauty.
The resort town is in the centre of Banff National Park and boasts cutting edge art galleries, world class cuisine, lakes and chateaux. Strap on your snowshoes and lose yourself in the depths of Marble Canyon’s dramatic gorges. Hike the walkways and witness waterfalls frozen in time at Johnston Canyon. Or up your dosage of adrenaline with the chance to take a helicopter tour above the Rockies or go snowmobiling across untouched forest tracks (optional extras).
Scenic views along the Icefields Parkway
Known also as Highway 93, the Icefields Parkway is famous for its scenic mountain views and is one of the most iconic road trips on the globe with over 100 visible glaciers and frozen waterfalls along the way. As you make your way to the mountain town of Jasper – a place almost swallowed up by the surrounding mountains – keep an eye out for herds of woodland caribou and take time to make plenty of photo stops to appreciate all the jaw-dropping winter gems that the parkway has to offer.
Take an ice walk to Maligne Canyon for a whole new perspective of this iconic natural attraction as you enter a world beneath the frozen surface. Be led through cave systems of ancient fossils and unique fauna, through fascinating sculptural ice formations, towering limestone walls, of shadowy ice caves and amazing frozen waterfalls that stretch up the walls of the deepest canyon in the Canadian Rockies.
Awe-inspiring beauty of Lake Louise
Arriving in Lake Louise combines sensory feelings of exhilaration and joy, of breathing in fresh crisp mountain air, of capturing images of the surrounding scenery where the photo lens never seems to replicate the natural beauty of the towering white peaks and the glistening frozen lake. Appreciate the stillness of the moment as you wander around the lakeside path and try not to be overcome by emotions of indescribable beauty that lends to imaginative journeys to another time and place.
3 nights accommodation in Banff, 2 nights in Jasper, 2 nights Lake Louise Village, Venture Far Experiences (Discover Banff and it’s Wildlife Tour [01 Dec 18-15 Apr 19], Ice Walk Jasper [15 Dec 18-30 Apr 19], scheduled transfers between Calgary Airport + Banff, Banff + Jasper, Jasper + Lake Louise, Lake Louise + Calgary Airport; document pack at hotel on arrival with maps + brochures. DEPARTS: 01 Nov 18-25 Apr 2019.
We have experiences for everyone - from the active traveller wanting to hike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies, discovering the best on offer in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, or combining a cruise with luxury rail and accommodation.
Those looking for indulgence should try the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort package for a luxury escape that sets a new standard for all “glamping” experiences, or tick the Northern Lights off your bucket list and head to the Yukon.
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