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Luxury

Enchanting Christmas

Victoria to Calgary
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTWCW15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

The Butchart Gardens

Wander and enjoy the beautiful gardens as strands of Christmas lights weave their way throughout the park.

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

  • Guaranteed maximum 40 guests
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in four locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 23 meals
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Canada & Alaska UTWCW15 Map 2020
Victoria 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

Once you’ve arrived, you’ll be met and taken to your hotel. Settle in and introduce yourself to the other guests over a welcome dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, in a Deluxe Water View Room

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later on, visit The Butchart Gardens and see the Magic of Christmas lights display. Gather together this evening for dinner in the original Butchart family residence.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


The day has been set aside for you to choose your favourite sightseeing excursion. Afterwards, indulge in your special Signature Experience at The Butchart Gardens.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Butchart Gardens during Christmas lit up at night

Today ride the ferry across Georgia Strait, then travel via Shannon Falls to Whistler. A special Christmas Eve dinner is served tonight.

Stay: Two Nights, The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Maybe 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 ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or relax with a Scandinave Spa experience.


Awake to a magical Christmas Day in Whistler! Your time unfolds with a choice of sightseeing. Later on this evening, gather around for a festive drink and Christmas dinner complete with all the joyous touches.

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  • 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.


After your Signature Experience, enjoy some free time in Whistler before heading back to Vancouver. Once you’ve arrived, visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to see the Canyon Lights display. From here, the rest of your evening is spent however you like.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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  • Breakfast

Spend the morning exploring the city sights. Visit Stanley Park and head to Granville Island, the bustling heart of Vancouver’s cultural scene. You then have the rest of the day to enjoy at your own pace.

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  • 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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Scapilano suspension bridge covered in snow, Vancouver

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

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  • 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.


To keep things exciting, you’re invited to choose how you want to explore the national park. This evening, perhaps 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.

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  • Breakfast

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
A couple iceskating on Lake Louise during Winter, Canada

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Spend the entire New Year’s Day at Lake Louise.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, choose from your hotel’s restaurants for dinner.


Enjoy breakfast before travelling to Banff. Be guided through the township before a ride on the Banff Gondola. Later, you’ll have a memorable Signature Experience followed by a Freedom of Choice dinner.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Today you might like to take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon, enjoy a dog sled ride, or embark on a wilderness experience. Maybe learn what it takes to be an ice hockey player, 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.


Choose how you would most like to spend the day with a Freedom of Choice experience. The rest of the day has been put aside to spend how you like.

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  • Breakfast

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Christmas in Whistler

Wake to the wonders of Whistler in Christmas and spend the day with a Freedom of Choice activity.

A New Year Spectacular

Ring in the New Year at Lake Louise with a special dinner.

Fairmont Banff Springs

Soak up the beauty of Banff from your Mountain View Room for three immersive nights.

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