Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure Tour - Globus®

Canadian Rockies Winter Adventure (CL)

8 Day Tour from Vancouver to Calgary

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Breathtaking scenery and magical experiences sum up this Canadian Rockies winter vacation. Your tour begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary with overnights along the way in some of the Canadian Rockies' most beautiful resorts—Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff.

A tour highlight is an overnight journey on the VIA Rail® the Canadian, one of the world’s most renowned trains. Watch for wildlife, such as moose, as well as frozen lakes, snowcapped mountains, and beautiful blue skies! You’ll also overnight at the historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, a luxury lodge set in the beautiful wilderness; the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a luxury hotel surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, the gorgeous Victoria Glacier, and a beautiful frozen lake; and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, built in 1888 and known as the "Castle of the Rockies."

Throughout this Canadian Rockies tour, Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, in Jasper National Park, choose between an ice walk through Maligne Canyon or a guided wilderness safari. In Lake Louise, enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride as you take in the fresh air and marvel at the incredible mountain scenery. In Banff, Globus has arranged a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views. You'll also have time to explore these beautiful resorts on your own. In Jasper, perhaps snowshoe, browse the many shops, or relax in the hotel’s spa. Perhaps try ice-skating, enjoy a snowmobile tour, cross-country ski, or just relax surrounded by Lake Louise's beauty. In Banff, you may want to enjoy Afternoon Tea at the hotel, visit one of the museums, or soak in the natural hot springs.

From its stunning scenery to its enchanting adventures, all of this and more await you on this marvelous Canadian Rockies winter tour.

Special Event – Ice Magic Festival
Experience Lake Louise at its finest during the Ice Magic Festival. At this world-class event you will experience the incredible talent of international ice carvers as they delicately balance grueling physical labor with precision artistry in a 34-hour international ice-carving competition. Ten two-person teams are invited to transform 15 blocks of ice into themed masterpieces. It is artistry at its finest at one of the world’s most amazing settings! Available on the January 9, 2017 and January 8, 2018 departures.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

VANCOUVER
Sightseeing
VANCOUVER-JASPER
Private bedroom on VIA Rail’s the Canadian
JASPER
Choose between a guided Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ice walk in Maligne Canyon or a wildlife safari
LAKE LOUISE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Horse-drawn sleigh ride; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite heritage tour
BANFF
Sightseeing, including a ride on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola; special farewell dinner

NOTES:

  • The January 9, 2017 and January 8, 2018 departure– includes the world-famous Ice Magic Festival at Lake Louise. See ice-carving artistry at its finest in one of the world’s most amazing settings. Tickets to the event are included in your vacation price.
  • Your Train The Canadian is VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Sleeper Plus class features premium service, exquisite cuisine highlighting regional dishes, superb standards of accommodaton, and exclusive access to stylish lounges.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Banff National Park
  • Jasper National Park

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner in Banff

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 Vancouver–Via Rail® The Canadian

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Free time to explore this vibrant city on your own before dinner at a local restaurant. Later this evening, transfer to the train station for your departure on the CANADIAN.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 Via Rail The Canadian–Jasper

Wake up this morning to the beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies. See Canada’s pristine landscape of frozen lakes, snowcapped mountains, and beautiful blue skies. Keep your eyes open for wildlife such as moose, elk, and eagles. Spend the day in comfort on the Canadian train, with delicious meals and spectacular views from the dome car. Arrive in the late afternoon in Jasper, where you will spend the next two nights at the historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 Jasper

A day to explore all the wonders of Jasper National Park. Enjoy your choice of activities this afternoon: take an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ICE WALK through Maligne Canyon or a guided WILDLIFE SAFARI. During your free time, you may want to go cross-country skiing, try snowshoeing, or browse the shops in downtown Jasper. Indoors, you can choose from spa treatments, gourmet dining, or just relaxing by the fire with a warm drink.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 5 Jasper–Lake Louise

Today, we travel to the beautiful shores of Lake Louise and the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Enjoy this winter wonderland on a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local FavoriteHORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH RIDE. Take in the fresh air and marvel at the incredible mountain scenery with blankets to keep you warm and comfortable. Other winter activities available include dogsledding, snowshoeing, snowmobile tours, or ice-skating.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 6 Lake Louise–Banff

This morning, stroll back through time on a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HERITAGE TOUR to learn more about the Chateau’s unique history, and to hear amazing stories of how this area has changed from a little lake to one of the most photographed scenes in Canada. Continue to Banff National Park, where sightseeing includes a visit to Bow Falls and the Hoodoos, along with a GONDOLA RIDE to the top of Sulphur Mountain for amazing views. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Your home for the next two nights is the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

SPECIAL FEATURE:
Built in 1888, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel was the largest hotel in the world at the time and also marked the beginning of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Styled after a Scottish Baronial castle, the hotel is known as the "Castle of the Rockies.”

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Banff

A full free day to explore Banff on your own. You may wish to stroll Banff Avenue and the many shops and galleries found there, partake in Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, or spend the day skiing, snowboarding, or learning the truly Canadian sport of curling. Other options include visiting one of the town’s museums, taking a soak in the natural hot springs, enjoying a massage, or striking up a conversation with a local at one of the town’s coffee shops. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts drinks by the fire, followed by a festive farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your Canadian Rockies winter adventure.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 Banff–Calgary

Your winter adventure in the Canadian Rockies comes to a close today as you arrive at Calgary International Airport for your flight home. Flights should be scheduled after 1 pm.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me.

Tour Director - JAMES SAUNDERS

 Accommodations

Vancouver
Jasper
Lake Louise
Banff

Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver

Deluxe

Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC Canada

900 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, BC Canada

Nestled on Vancouver's harbour and offering stunning water-views of Stanley Park, coastal mountains and sparkling city skyline, Fairmont Waterfront truly embodies relaxed West Coast luxury. This 4 Diamond urban retreat features spacious and renovated guest rooms and suites including an exclusive concierge level, Fairmont Gold. Enjoy the convenient central location steps from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Stanley Park Seawall, historic Gastown and Canada Line Skytrain with quaint shops, galleries and trendy eateries all nearby. Relax pool side, explore the hotel's unique rooftop herb garden and honeybee apiary and dine in ARC to sample local and seasonally inspired cuisine.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Window Opens
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone

Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Moderate Deluxe

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Old Lodge Road, Jasper, AB Canada

Old Lodge Road
Jasper, AB Canada

The Lodge has an outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, golf course, fishing, bicycling, jogging trails, game room, concierge service, business center, gift shops, several restaurants, lounges, and room service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • ATM
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • Voicemail

Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Deluxe

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB Canada

111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, AB Canada

The Chateau has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, spa, game room, horseback riding stables, concierge service, gift shops, business center, several restaurants, lounge, room service, and Afternoon Tea.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Banff

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Moderate Deluxe

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB Canada

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, AB Canada

For over a century, "The Castle in the Rockies" has been providing luxury in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. This historic hotel is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers several restaurant choices as well as relaxing lounges, Afternoon Tea, and room service. The property has a 27-hole golf course, spa, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, horseback riding, business center, gift shops, convenience store, and concierge service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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