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Travelmarvel

Christmas in Canada

Vancouver to Calgary

Trip Code: URXV11
11 Days
16 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 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

Roadway leading toward the mountain range covered in snow on a clear blue sky day

A Magical Banff Christmas

Take in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a Christmas Day sleigh ride.

Train travelling past the snow capped mountains in winter

Journey on VIA Rail

Embark on an incredible VIA Rail journey through the breathtaking Canadian Rockies.

Hotel exterior with the moutains behind covered in snow at winter time

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Relax amid the iconic and stunning surrounds of Lake Louise at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • 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
North America Map URXV11 2019
Vancouver to Calgary

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

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.

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  • Breakfast

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 Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast

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 Plus

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 Crimson

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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 Louise

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your journey comes to an end today. After breakfast this morning, transfer to Calgary airport for your onward flight.

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