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Luxury

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Vancouver to Calgary
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Trip Code: UTWCL12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

Get to know the locals

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are true icons of the nation, and you'll love hearing their stories when you Meet a Mountie

Christmas Feast at Lake Louise

Dash through the snow or sip hot chocolate by the fire before a delicious Christmas banquet with all the trimmings

The Butchart Gardens

Wander and enjoy the beautiful gardens as strands of Christmas lights weave their way throughout the park

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated Canadian APT Tour Director
  • Relax aboard an overnight VIA Rail journey from Vancouver to Jasper
  • A range of traditional winter activities and Christmas celebrations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 18 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Vancouver to Calgary

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

CHRISTMAS DAY

Celebrate the most wonderful day of the year with stunning landscapes blanketed in snow

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Afterwards, head for the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to see the magical festive Canyon Lights display. More than just a platform for stunning views above the treetops and canyons, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is an attraction in its own right. Today, you’ll see more than 250,000 lights that are attached to the bridge.


After a relaxed morning to yourself in Vancouver, you’ll set out to explore the famous city sights and Christmas attractions under the expert guidance of your APT Tour Director. Enjoy a free evening in the city.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel along one of the most spectacular drives in the world, the Sea to Sky Highway, to Whistler. Enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers this evening.

Stay: Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a helicopter ride, or take a tree trek or zip trek tour. Why not jump on a snowmobile or enjoy a dog sled ride? Other options include a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or a Scandinave Spa experience.


Whistler during the holiday season is a genuinely magical destination, and today you can choose how to spend your time here.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

The heritage of Canada’s indigenous people comes to light at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Enjoy breakfast and tour the museum, then discover your First Nations ‘animal spirit’ with the help of your guide.


After a free afternoon in Whistler, enjoy dinner back in Vancouver before boarding your train for your overnight VIA Rail journey to Jasper.

Stay: VIA Rail in Sleeper Plus Class

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

With any luck, you’ll wake up to admire the Rockies veiled in a fresh layer of white powder as you continue your rail journey. Arrive in Jasper this afternoon where you’ll enjoy the grand Canadian lodge experience for the next two nights. This evening, head out for a bonfire on the shores of Lac Beauvert and make your own s’mores. Afterwards, relax over dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Watch for local wildlife; don some snowshoes for a trek through the alpine scenery; view the icefalls that can only be seen at this time of year during a Maligne Canyon Ice Walk; or visit the Fairmont Spa.


Set out to explore the landscapes of Jasper National Park.

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  • Breakfast

Marvel at the scenery as you travel along the Icefields Parkway (weather permitting). Arrive at Lake Louise and this evening, meet with your fellow guests to enjoy a festive drink and a lavish Christmas Eve dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Don your cold weather gear and head outside for a fairytale horse-drawn sleigh ride along the lakeside trail. Bundled in blankets, you’ll dash through the serene landscapes.

Christmas in Lake Louise

Draw back your curtains to a magical Christmas Day in Lake Louise! Gather with your fellow travellers and enjoy a Christmas brunch with all the trimmings. After, enjoy time to yourself to celebrate how you please.


Daily :
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


Embark on a guided tour through the township of Banff, including a ride on the Banff Gondola.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs, in a Mountain View Room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon; enjoy a dog sled ride; embark on a wilderness experience; learn what it takes to be an ice hockey player; or enjoy a soak in the mineral pool at the Willow Stream Spa. The indulgent afternoon tea at Fairmont Banff Springs is an equally tempting option.


Choose your activity today. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your journey concludes with a transfer to Calgary Airport this morning.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Relax In Luxury

Our carefully selected range of hotels, lodges and resorts enhance your surrounds and boast sumptuous cuisine

Ride the Snow Train

Absorb the dramatic winter scenery, gliding along on VIA Rail's ‘Snow Train’ on an overnight journey through the Rockies

Wake to Breathtaking Views

We've reserved coveted Lakeview Rooms for you at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family