Christmas in Canada
Vancouver to Calgary
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- 10 nights premium accommodation
- Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
- 16 meals - 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
- Enjoy a Welcome Reception
- Overnight rail journey aboard VIA Rail travelling in Sleeper Touring Class
- Tipping for land staff and airport transfers
Travel & Accommodation
A Magical Banff Christmas
Take in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a Christmas Day sleigh ride
Journey on VIA Rail
Embark on an incredible VIA Rail journey through the breathtaking Canadian Rockies
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Relax amid the iconic and stunning surrounds of Lake Louise at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Map & Itinerary
- Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
- Prices include airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
- Departure transfer and after your tour please ensure your onward flight departs from Calgary after 2.30 pm
- Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
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Welcome to the coastal city of Vancouver for the start of your magical winter adventure. On arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Settle into your accommodation and meet your fellow guests and friendly Travelmarvel Tour Director at a Welcome Reception this evening.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Spend this morning at your leisure in Vancouver. Perhaps stroll through this cosmopolitan city and enjoy the festive decorations or spend time Christmas shopping. Later, explore Vancouver on a sightseeing tour, which includes the city’s Waterfront, Gastown, Granville Island and Stanley Park. You’ll also head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, where the park’s Canyon Lights display is a dazzling spectacle. Hundreds of thousands of lights glitter throughout the rainforest and across the suspension bridge.Daily :
This morning after breakfast, travel along the picturesque Sea to Sky Highway and take in the incredible views of the spectacular Coastal Mountains on your way to Whistler. The scenery along this route at this time of the year is simply magical, with a thick blanket of snow covering the gigantic surrounding peaks. This alpine resort town is considered to be an exceptional adventure playground for outdoor enthusiasts, especially in winter. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers.
Stay: Two Nights: Aava Whistler HotelDaily :
Enjoy today at leisure to relax or explore Whistler at your own pace. Perhaps view the mountains from a bird’s-eye perspective on a thrilling helicopter tour or discover Whistler’s forests with a range of exhilarating tree trek options. If it’s speed you’re seeking, then jump on a snowmobile and race through the alpine landscapes or enjoy an exciting dog sled ride. Alternatively, you might like to take a gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain.Daily :
Whistler, Vancouver, VIA Rail
This morning after breakfast, enjoy time at leisure to take in the surrounds of Whistler once more before travelling back to Vancouver this afternoon. After dinner, it’s time to board your overnight VIA Rail journey to the fairytale setting of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. Throughout your journey on board, you will enjoy access to the glass-domed observation deck, which provides stunning panoramic views of the passing winter wonderland.
Stay: VIA Rail, Sleeper PlusDaily :
VIA Rail, Jasper
Today you will wake up in your comfortable carriage to admire the stunning snow-covered Canadian Rockies passing by. As you savour breakfast, spend the morning continuing your picturesque journey aboard VIA Rail, enjoying the changing landscapes as they glide past. Later this afternoon, you will arrive in the charming resort town of Jasper, which is the perfect base from which to explore the spectacular surrounding alpine region. With an overnight stay here, there’s time to settle in and try a local restaurant for dinner.
Stay: Jasper, The CrimsonDaily :
Jasper, Lake Louise
Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, located amidst the stunning surrounding of the Rockies.
Depart Jasper and journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, a chain of large ice fields situated parallel to the Continental Divide.
Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake LouiseDaily :
Lake Louise, Banff
Enjoy a leisurely morning at Lake Louise before departing for the alpine town of Banff. Upon arrival, take the Banff Gondola and admire incredible views of surrounding mountain ranges, the town below and the beautiful Bow River.
Stay: Three Nights: Banff Park LodgeDaily :
This morning, perhaps enjoy exploring more of Banff. This afternoon, choose one of the select experiences available to you. You might like to embark on an ice walk in Johnston Canyon to admire its beautiful waterfalls and icefalls. Alternatively, enjoy an exciting dog sled ride or head out on a Banff Experience tour (own expense). Spend Christmas Eve relaxing with your fellow travellers as you prepare to wake to a stunning white Christmas.Daily :
Banff - Christmas Day
Take in stunning views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a sleigh ride for a truly memorable experience.
Merry Christmas! There is truly nothing like waking up on Christmas morning with fresh snow underfoot and breathing in fresh mountain air. Christmas in Banff will be magical today. Enjoy free time in the beautiful town to revel in the festive cheer that surrounds you. After some time exploring the wonders of Christmas in town, it’s time to rejoin your fellow guests for a wonderful Christmas celebration lunch.Daily :
Banff, Depart Calgary
Your journey comes to an end today. After breakfast this morning, transfer to Calgary airport for your onward flight.Daily :
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