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Luxury

Winter in the Rockies

Vancouver to Calgary
12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTW12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

Ice Bubbles of Abraham Lake

Take a helicopter to the shores of Abraham Lake and marvel at the frozen ice bubbles beneath the lake's surface

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

  • 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
  • A total of 19 meals

Map & Itinerary

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North America Map UTW12 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

Arrive in Vancouver, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel before this evening’s Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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  • Dinner

Following a relaxed morning, set out to explore the city sights with your APT Tour Director. Later, head for the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. After exploring the original bridge, wander amongst the evergreen treetops and over the seven suspended footbridges which afford views to the forest floor. Along the Cliffwalk, you can stroll along a series of narrow cantilevered bridges over granite cliffs next to the Capilano River. Spend your free evening further exploring Vancouver.

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  • Breakfast

Today coast along one of the most spectacular drives in the world, the Sea to Sky Highway. Enjoy enchanting winter scenery as you travel through countryside blanketed in snow on the way to Whistler.

Stay: Two Nights, The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • 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 rejuvenating Scandinave Spa experience.


Whistler during winter is a genuinely magical destination. You can choose how you would like to spend your time here.

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  • 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.


After your Signature Experience, return to Vancouver for dinner in the city and then transfer to Pacific Central Station for your overnight VIA Rail journey into the heart of Jasper National Park.

Stay: VIA Rail in Sleeper Plus Class

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Wake up to admire the snow-covered Canadian Rockies passing by as you continue your VIA Rail journey today. After a relaxing day on board, disembark and travel to Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, you will be welcomed to one of the lodge’s Signature Luxury Cabins for a private soiree, where warm Canadian hospitality and live musical entertainment awaits. Mingle in the expansive central lounge enjoying a chef-prepared buffet of local delicacies and traditional Rocky Mountain cuisine.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps you might like to discover the abundant wildlife of the region in its natural habitat during a fascinating tour; don some snowshoes for a trek through the wilderness; join a Maligne Canyon Ice Walk; or for those who prefer a little pampering time, relax at the Fairmont Spa.


Established in 1930, Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, and was awarded World Heritage status in 1984. Explore Jasper National Park on your chosen activity today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board a helicopter for a scenic flight to Abraham Lake. Here, witness the jewel-like ice bubbles trapped beneath the lake’s frozen surface – a rare phenomenon that only occurs in this very location. After touring the lake and enjoying many photo opportunities, slip into a pair of snowshoes and explore the surrounding scenery before a hearty lunch.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Arrive at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise overlooking the shores of Lake Louise in time for a Freedom of Choice Dining evening.


Travel along the Icefields Parkway today (weather permitting), on your way to Lake Louise.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head outside for a fairytale horse-drawn sleigh ride along the lakeside trail, sure to be an outstanding highlight from your trip. Bundled in blankets, breathe in the fresh scent of cedar forests and watch snow float from laden trees as you dash through the serene landscapes.


After your Signature Experience, a free afternoon and evening gives you time to relax amid the winter wonderland of Lake Louise. With Victoria Glacier as the perfect backdrop, you may like to spend some of your day ice skating on the frozen lake. Alternatively, the more adventurous may prefer to explore the winter terrain surrounding your hotel, or simply enjoy the hotel at your leisure.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight you’ll get to experience the excitement of an action-packed ice hockey match, including a pre-game briefing with the coach.


Continue to Banff where you’ll join a tour through the township and ride on the Banff Gondola.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take an ice walk in Johnston Canyon; enjoy a dog sled ride; embark on a wilderness experience; enjoy a soak in the mineral pool at the Willow Stream Spa; or savour afternoon tea at Fairmont Banff Springs.


Discover more of Banff on your preferred activity. This evening, enjoy a final dinner with your APT Tour Director.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your Winter Wonderland adventure comes to an end today. After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Breathtaking Winter Views

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

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

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.