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Day 1 Calgary to Banff Leave Calgary or Calgary Airport on the express service to Banff where you have ample opportunity to take in the sights.
Day 2 Banff (Snowshoeing at Marble Canyon) Marble Canyon is a great introduction to snowshoeing and provides insights into the fur trade and its impact on Western Canada. Snowshoe on an easy trail through the Vermilion River Valley while listening to stories of Banff’s indigenous people, the explorers and the fur traders who lived in and traveled through the Rockies, until you reach Marble Canyon, a cultural treasure within Canada’s National Parks. This tour covers mostly flat terrain and you will have a chance to search for snowshoe hare, moose, and wolf tracks while exploring. Finally, near Marble Canyon you’ll be rewarded with a unique Canadian treat – hot maple taffy!
Day 3 Banff to Jasper Travel north along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper today. Massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad-reaching valleys will be the highlights of this spectacular drive through glacier country.
Day 4 Jasper (Maligne Canyon Ice Walk) An opportunity to view the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50m gorge. Certified guides will lead groups of no more than 12 along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-clad limestone walls. Super soles and winter boots will keep guests warm and secure as they explore this wonderland of rock and ice.
Day 5 Jasper to Lake Louise (Evening Sleigh Ride) Today you travel southward via the spectacular Icefields Parkway back to Lake Louise. This evening, a wonderful 40 minute sleigh ride takes place beside the lake. Please note: The sleigh ride normally operates mid-December – mid-March due to weather conditions.
Day 6 Lake Louise (Free Day) Lake Louise is the most famous glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies and one of the most beautiful in the Western Hemisphere. The lake, named for Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria, is 1,730 metres above sea level. Spend the day exploring Lake Louise.
Day 7 Lake Louise to Calgary Mid morning depart Lake Louise, following the Trans-Canada Highway, depart the Rocky Mountains to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2,000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‘cattle ranching country’ and Canada’s breadbasket. Arrive at Calgary Airport at 2.30pm or in downtown Calgary at 3.00pm.
- 6 nights hotel accommodation
- Scheduled coach Calgary to Banff
- Snowshoeing at Marble Canyon (Nov 16th – Apr 15th, price for non-operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking) (minimum age 8 yrs)
- Scheduled express coach Banff to Jasper
- Maligne Canyon Ice Walk (Dec 15th – Mar 30th, replaced with Maligne Wildlife Tour on days when not operating) (minimum age 6 yrs)
- Scheduled coach Jasper to Lake Louise
- Sleigh ride at Lake Louise (Dec 10th – Apr 15th, price for non-operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking)
- Scheduled coach Lake Louise to Calgary
Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)
- Jasper – Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
- Lake Louise – Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Two Queen Room)
- Banff – Irwin’s Mountain Inn (Superior Room)
Hotel Information (Superior Grade)
- Jasper – Sawridge Inn (Outside View with Balcony)
- Lake Louise – Deer Lodge (Heritage Double Room)
- Banff – Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)
Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)
- Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
- Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
- Banff – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)
Hotel Information (Deluxe Plus Grade)
- Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
- Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lake View Room)
- Banff – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)