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Luxury

Castles and Festive Winter Wonderland

Vancouver to Calgary
14 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTWCW14
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • A maximum of 40 guests in your APT group
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • Luxury dining - a total of 22 meals
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Overnight VIA Rail journey into the Rockies
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities
  • Dash through snowy landscapes on a horse-drawn sleigh ride at Lake Louise

Map & Itinerary

Canada & Alaska Map 2023 UTWCW14
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™

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

Once you’ve arrived, you’ll be met and taken to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner.

Stay: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

Today, travel via Shannon Falls to Whistler. Tonight, celebrate Christmas Eve at a Mountain Social with dinner and special live entertainment.

Stay: Two Nights, Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Wake to a snow-white Christmas Day in Whistler, a magical setting for an unforgettable occasion. Celebrate this evening at a special Christmas Day gala dinner at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, including a festive drink, fine seasonal food and special live entertainment.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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.


Travel south to Horseshoe Bay and board your BC Ferries service to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Continue to Chemainus before arriving in Victoria.

Stay: Two Nights, Victoria, Fairmont Empress

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens and see the Magic of Christmas lights display.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

You might like to take a tour of the city in a horse-drawn carriage, or sample afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress. Alternatively, delve into British Columbia’s history at the Royal BC Museum, or visit Craigdarroch Castle.


Choose how to spend your day in Victoria before a special experience this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where, as darkness falls, you’ll see the magical Canyon Lights display.


Today, take the BC Ferries service across Georgia Strait to Vancouver. Explore the city on a guided tour.

Stay: Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel 

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Take a moment to relax this morning. 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.

Stay: VIA Rail, in Sleeper Plus Class

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Pines trees on a lake and snowcapped mountain tops, Canada

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

This evening, select from a range of dining venues at your hotel.


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, take in the beauty of the national park.

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Leaving Jasper, you’ll journey through the Rocky Mountains and along the Icefields Parkway (weather permitting). Arrive at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and welcome in the New Year with a special dinner.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

The highlight of today is sure to be the horse-drawn sleigh ride along a frozen lakeside trail.


Soak up the wintry atmosphere of this special place today. 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

Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

This evening, select from a range of dining venues at your hotel.


Enjoy breakfast before travelling to Banff. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola for mountain views across Banff National Park.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

You might like to take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon, take a dog sled ride (additional expense), embark on a wilderness experience or enjoy a soak in the mineral pool at the Willow Stream Spa. The afternoon tea at Fairmont Banff Springs is also a tempting option.


Today you may choose how to explore Banff.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel exterior in winter

Enjoy a day to explore Banff. This evening, gather around for a farewell dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be taken to Calgary and say your goodbyes before joining your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible