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Travelmarvel

Winter Wonderland

Vancouver to Calgary

Trip Code: URXVW11
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
  • Overnight rail journey aboard VIA Rail travelling in Sleeper Touring Class
  • 16 meals - 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner

Travel & Accommodation

Two horses pulling a red sleigh on snow with passengers, with a backdrop of a snow covered mountain

A Wonderful Winter Wonderland

Experience the true beauty of Canada as the Rockies don their winter coat and the Christmas fairy lights sparkle

Train running along the side of a wide river with snow capped mountains behind

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 URXVW11 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 in Canada. On arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your premium hotel. Take some time to settle into your accommodation before meeting your fellow travellers and Travelmarvel Tour Director at a Welcome Reception this evening.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Be dazzled by the park’s Canyon Lights display - where hundreds of thousands of lights glitter throughout the rainforest and across the suspension bridge.


This morning can be spent at your leisure in Vancouver. Perhaps stroll through this cosmopolitan city and enjoy the festive decorations or squeeze in some time for Christmas gift shopping. Later this afternoon, enjoy the opportunity to discover Vancouver’s must-see attractions on a tour, including the Waterfront, Gastown, Granville Island and Stanley Park. You’ll also see the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

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This morning after breakfast you will depart Vancouver and embark on a journey along the Sea to Sky Highway. Take in incredible views of the Coastal Mountains on your way to the world-renowned alpine resort of Whistler. The scenery along the route at this time of the year is simply magical, with a thick blanket of snow covering the surrounding mountain peaks. This alpine resort town is considered to be an exceptional adventure playground for outdoor enthusiasts, especially in winter.

Stay: Two Nights: Aava Whistler Hotel

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Enjoy today at leisure to relax or explore Whistler. Perhaps view the mountains from a bird’s-eye perspective on a helicopter tour or explore 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, take a stunning gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain.

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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 heart of the Canadian Rockies. Throughout your comfortable 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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Wake up refreshed and relaxed in your carriage to admire the stunning snow-covered Canadian Rockies passing by. Spend the rest of the morning continuing your picturesque journey aboard VIA Rail, enjoying the winter wonderland scenery as it glides by. Later this afternoon, you’ll arrive in Jasper, the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding alpine area. Enjoy an overnight stay at The Crimson and see why Jasper is the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve, making it ideal for star gazing.

Stay: Jasper, The Crimson

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  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Upon arrival in this spectacular location, settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and marvel at the truly breathtaking surrounds.


After breakfast this morning you will depart Jasper and travel to Lake Louise, also famously known as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ and one of the world’s most stunning locations.

Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Depart Lake Louise after breakfast and witness incredible frozen lakes as you journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, a chain of massive icefields situated parallel to the Continental Divide. Later this afternoon, arrive in Banff where you will spend the next three nights. After settling into your accommodation, enjoy incredible views with a ride on the Banff Gondola. You’ll look out to the breathtaking peaks of six mountain ranges, the charming town of Banff and the beautiful Bow River. Later, perhaps relax with a hot chocolate in front of the fireplace and watch the snow fall outside.

Stay: Three Nights: Banff Park Lodge

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Experience the thrill and excitement of Canadian hockey during a local game.


This morning is yours to spend at leisure in Banff - choose to be as active or as relaxed as you wish. Perhaps enjoy more time exploring the charming town and choose from one of the select experiences available to you this afternoon. You might like to take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon to admire waterfalls and icefalls, enjoy an exciting dog sled ride or join a Banff Experience tour to learn more about the local township.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take in stunning views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a sleigh ride for a truly memorable experience.


Today, after a special experience, enjoy time at leisure.

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Your spectacular Winter Wonderland journey through Canada comes to an end today after breakfast. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers and Tour Director as you are transferred to the airport in Calgary for your onward flight back home.

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