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Luxury

Winter in the Rockies and Northern Lights

Vancouver to Yellowknife
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTW15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Ice Bubbles of Abraham Lake

Take a helicopter to the shores of Abraham Lake and marvel at the frozen ice bubbles beneath the lake's surface.

A ViTeepee Experience

In a specially designed ViTeepee, built for private groups, enjoy a unique dinner and entertainment experience.

Experience an Ice Hockey Match

Experience the excitement of a Canadian ice hockey match and attend a pre-game briefing with the coach.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 25 meals
  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Winter clothing package in Yellowknife
  • Special overnight VIA Rail journey through the Rockies
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Canada & Alaska UTW15 Map 2020
Vancouver to Yellowknife

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Be taken to your hotel and get to know your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

The morning is set aside for a tour of the city. The rest of the day is yours.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Head for the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to wander over the seven suspended footbridges. After, treasure the scenery along the Sea to Sky Highway, passing landscapes covered in a thick, white blanket.

Stay: Two Nights, The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Maybe you’ll enjoy a helicopter ride, or take a tree trek or zip trek tour. You might prefer to jump on a snowmobile, or maybe even enjoy a dog sled ride. Otherwise, you might like to ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or relax with a Scandinave Spa experience.


Enjoy a Freedom of Choice inclusion today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, enjoy breakfast and explore the museum, discovering your First Nations ‘animal spirit’ with the help of your guide.


Return to Vancouver after your Signature Experience and board your overnight VIA Rail journey to Jasper National Park.

Stay: VIA Rail, in Sleeper Plus Class

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Sights set on Jasper, watch as the snowy Canadian Rockies pass by your window.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Dinner this evening is a special experience - a private soiree of live music and traditional food.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Watch for local wildlife, or don some snowshoes for a trek through the alpine scenery. Maybe take the chance to view the icefalls that can only be seen at this time of year during a Maligne Canyon Ice Walk, or visit the planetarium to explore the world’s largest dark sky preserve.


To keep things exciting, you’re invited to choose how you want to explore Jasper. This evening, head out to one of the lodge’s Signature Luxury Cabins for a Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After a hearty lunch, visit Abraham Lake where, if you’re lucky, you’ll see ice bubbles trapped beneath the lake’s frozen surface.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Arrive at Lake Louise and choose where to have dinner.


Travel along the Icefields Parkway today (weather permitting). Then a helicopter takes you to backcountry where a snowshoe exploration awaits. Continue to Abraham Lake for a Signature Experience, and onwards to Lake Louise later.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cherish a horse-drawn sleigh ride along the frozen lakeside trail. Bundle up in blankets, and dash through the serene landscapes.


After a Signature Experience, we’ve left the rest of the day free. You might like to use the time to curl up by the fireplace and watch the snowy landscapes outside.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, experience the excitement of an action-packed ice hockey match, including a pre-game briefing with the coach.


Enjoy breakfast before travelling to Banff for a tour and ride the Banff Gondola. A Signature Experience is on the cards this evening.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This afternoon, meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Maybe take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon, enjoy a dog sled ride, or embark on a wilderness experience. Perhaps 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 also an equally tempting option.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants.


Choose how you would like to spend your morning. This evening, after your Signature Experience, dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly from Calgary to Yellowknife today (flight not included) to start your Remote Journey. You’ll be taken to your hotel before a viewing of the northern lights at Aurora Village. Stay warm in a teepee, where hot drinks bubble away on a woodfire stove.

Stay: Three Nights, Yellowknife, The Explorer Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Meet the village’s team of sled dogs and ride over the frozen lake in a traditional sled, strap on a pair of snowshoes and head off on a guided walk through the back trails of the village, or join a snowmobile to a trapper’s tent - we have enough time to do any two of these options. Or maybe you’d rather spend the afternoon trying your hand at ice fishing.


At this time of the year, Yellowknife is an absolute wonderland of wintry delights. Spend the morning at leisure before setting off on your chosen activity. Afterwards, head back to your hotel in time for dinner before another aurora viewing experience. In the specially designed heated outdoor seats, you can take in the views from all angles in warmth and comfort.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening is set aside for a special farewell - in a private ‘ViTeepee’, designed for dining experiences on a magical level, enjoy dinner and entertainment.


Discover Yellowknife, taking in sites including the Legislative Assembly and Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre before a scenic drive through the Old Town and on to the Ice Road (weather permitting).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be taken to the airport after breakfast for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Three Nights in Yellowknife

Spend three nights at The Explorer Hotel, the perfect place to immerse yourself in all the wintry glory.

Ride the Snow Train

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

Winter Wonderland at Banff

Enjoy your castle in the mountains for a two night stay with breathtaking winter scenes.

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.