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Luxury

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Vancouver to Calgary
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Trip Code: UTWCL12
  • Classic Journey
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Bridging the gap of discovery

Be captivated by the Canyon Lights display as you wander through the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Dash Through the Snow

Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride along the lakeside trail at Lake Louise, a magical way to take in the winter scenery.

A Real White Christmas

Festive activities abound at Fairmont Banff Springs. Enjoy a Christmas day banquet with all the trimmings.

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 four locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 20 meals

Map & Itinerary

North America Map UTWCL12 2019

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

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

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

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience, then a free evening back 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.


Enjoy your Signature Experience this morning. 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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning your rail journey continues. Arrive in Jasper late in the afternoon where you’ll enjoy the grand Canadian lodge experience for the next two nights.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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 stunning landscapes of Jasper National Park your way. 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Treasure a fairytale horse-drawn sleigh ride along the lakeside trail. Bundled in blankets, you’ll dash through the serene landscapes.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, choose where you’d like to dine from a selection of hand-picked restaurants.


Marvel at the scenery as you travel along the Icefields Parkway (weather permitting). Afterwards, continue to Lake Louise.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


After a guided tour through the township of Banff, including a ride on the Banff Gondola, enjoy your Signature Experience. Meet with your fellow guests to enjoy a festive drink and a Christmas Eve dinner.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Draw back your curtains to a magical Christmas Day in Banff! Enjoy the entire day at leisure to celebrate how you please. Meet for an included festive drink before indulging in a special Christmas Dinner with all the traditional trimmings that warm the soul.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Winter Wonderland at Banff

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

Ride the Snow Train

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

Breathtaking Winter Views

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

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home