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Luxury

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Vancouver to Calgary
12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTWCL12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

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.

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.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • Guaranteed maximum 40 guests
  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Luxury dining - a total of 17 meals
  • Special overnight VIA Rail journey through the Rockies
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Canada & Alaska UTWCL12 Map 2020
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

Your holiday begins when you’re picked up from the airport. Get to know your fellow travellers this evening at a welcome dinner.

Stay: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

You’ll be taken out to explore Vancouver’s famous city sights and festive Christmas attractions, followed by some time at leisure. Afterwards, you’ll be taken to Whistler.

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. The adventurous among us 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.


Whistler during the holiday season is a genuinely magical destination. It surely has something to do with the lights, the trees, and all that snow! To celebrate the occasion, you can choose how to spend your time here. After your Freedom of Choice experience, kick back at the resort or enjoy the village.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

The heritage of Canada’s indigenous people comes to light 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.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to see the Canyon Lights display. You’ll see more than 250,000 lights attached to the bridge platform.


After a Signature Experience, enjoy some free time in Whistler before heading back to Vancouver. The rest of your evening is spent however you like.

Stay: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Relax this morning and spend your time at leisure. By the afternoon, you’ll head to the station for your overnight VIA Rail journey to Jasper National Park. Dinner is served on board your train as you continue through the snowy scenery to Jasper.

Stay: VIA Rail, in Sleeper Plus Class

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your morning carries on along the rail tracks. Sights set on Jasper, watch as the snowy Canadian Rockies pass by your window. Once at your lodge, kick back and become familiar with the beauty of the national park. Relax over dinner at your lodge this evening.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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.


There’s something extra special about Jasper; and the national park gets a distinct magical quality when covered in a snowy blanket. To keep things exciting, you’re invited to choose how you want to explore the area. This evening, maybe head out for a bonfire on the shores of Lac Beauvert and make your own s’mores - a delicious treat after your fun-filled day.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel along the Icefields Parkway (weather permitting) on your way to Lake Louise. Your afternoon here is spent on your own schedule before the table is set for a festive drink and Christmas Eve dinner.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Open the curtains of your room and welcome Christmas Day! The day begins with a magical brunch at your hotel.

Daily :
  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Enjoy breakfast before travelling to Banff. Here, you’ll be guided through the township before 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

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.


The Christmas spirit is still heavy in the air. And it’s a good thing too, as we have even more special sightseeing on the table. Choose how you want to spend the day before gathering around with your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner in the evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

With Christmas sadly over, your holiday too comes to an end. Be taken to the airport after breakfast for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Ride the Snow Train

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

Iconic Hotels

Stay in iconic hotels which exude a regional charm, and are perfectly positioned in central or unique locations.

Breathtaking Winter Views

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

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit