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Travel Update: COVID-19
Luxury

Winter in the Rockies and Northern Lights

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Luxury dining - a total of 25 meals
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Mountain View Room at Fairmont Banff Springs and a Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Overnight VIA Rail journey into the Rockies
  • Winter clothing package in Yellowknife
  • Take a heli-flight and then marvel at the frozen ice bubbles of Abraham Lake
  • Enjoy dinner and entertainment in a private ‘ViTeepee’ at Aurora Village

Map & Itinerary

APT Canada and Alaska map UTW15 2021
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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

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™

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.


Explore Whistler on your chosen activity 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

This evening, head out to one of the lodge’s Signature Luxury Cabins for a private soiree of live music and traditional food.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

A helicopter takes you to backcountry where a snowshoe exploration awaits. 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™

Choose which restaurant within your hotel you’d like to have dinner tonight.


Travel along the Icefields Parkway today (weather permitting) to Lake Louise.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Lake Louise in winter

Today has been left free for you to soak up the wintry atmosphere of this special place. You might like to use the time to curl up by the fireplace and watch the snowy landscapes outside. Or venture outdoors and choose from one of the resort’s many activities on offer, which are available at an extra cost.

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.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel exterior in winter

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Maybe take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon, enjoy a dog sled ride, or embark on a wilderness experience. Or should you wish to take things a little easier, enjoy a soak in the mineral pool at the Willow Stream Spa. An equally tempting option is to indulge your taste buds in an indulgent afternoon tea at Fairmont Banff Springs.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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


Choose how you would like to spend your morning.

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™

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 under a magical starlit sky.


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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