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2-Day Fairmont Mini Winter Tour from Calgary or Banff

Tour Code: 893-9584   
Available:
Fri (10/31/2019 - 12/04/2019 ); Mon, Fri (12/05/2019 - 4/4/2020)
Depart from:
Calgary, Canada; Banff, Canada
Duration:
2 Days 1 Night

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Highlights: Visit Calgary, Banff National Park (Banff Sleigh Rides, Bow Falls, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Johnston Creek, Lake Louise, Snowshoeing, Surprise Corner), Clearwater County (Abraham Lake), Jasper National Park, Yoho National Park (Emerald Lake).

  • Overnight in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, located between mountains, Victoria glacier and Lake Louise
  • Small group of no more than 15 people with flexible schedule
  • Free to rent snow shoes and rivet crampons
  • Enjoy the Ice Walk and free hot chocolate drinks
  • No compulsory shopping, tour the city with lowest taxes in Canada

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1 Departure Date:
2 Number of Rooms:
3 Optional Meal Plan (/person):

Price Details

Optional Meal Plan (/person) Date / Date Range AdultChild
1 day Fairmont Breakfast - 5 yrs old and below is free - Surcharge Year round $34.27$17.52
4 Activity Option 1:

Price Details

Activity Option 1 Date / Date Range AdultChild
Fairmont Afternoon Tea - Surcharge Year round $53.31$53.31
Sleigh Ride - Surcharge Year round $34.27$26.65
5 Activity Option 2:

Price Details

Activity Option 2 Date / Date Range AdultChild
Helicopter tour - Surcharge Year round $114.23$114.23
6 Activity Option 3:

Price Details

Activity Option 3 Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTripleQuadruple
Post Tour Ski package - Surcharge 2019-10-31~2019-12-18
2020-01-05~2020-02-13
2020-02-24~2020-04-04
$266.54$426.46$594$761.53
Post Tour Leisure Travel Package - Surcharge 2019-12-16~2020-01-04 $236.08$380.77$502.61$639.69
2019-10-31~2019-12-15
2020-01-05~2020-04-04
$182.77$274.15$342.69$426.46
7 Departure: Find Closest Pickup
 8:50am 133 9 Ave SW - Calgary
 10:15am 545 Banff Ave - Banff, AB
8 Do you need to extend hotel stay? Read more
  • Best Western Premiere Calgary Plaza: free breakfast is included. The hotel is close to the light rail station, Chinese supermarket, restaurant and shopping center. Calgary Airport compulsory transfer service is available during 6:00AM-11:00PM.
  • Clarion Hotel: free breakfast is included; Calgary Airport 24-hour compulsory transfer is available.
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    Pricing Policy

    Optional Meal Plan (/person) Date / Date Range AdultChild
    1 day Fairmont Breakfast - 5 yrs old and below is free - Surcharge Year round $34.27$17.52
    Activity Options Date / Date Range AdultChild
    Fairmont Afternoon Tea - Surcharge Year round $53.31$53.31
    Sleigh Ride - Surcharge Year round $34.27$26.65
    Helicopter tour - Surcharge Year round $114.23$114.23
    • Children Rate apply for those under 11 years old and must share with 2 adults in a double room, without extra bed.
    • Two full-sized beds or one king size bed per room. Please contact with us if you have special requests. No additional bed for 3rd or 4th travelers.
    Day 1

    Calgary - Banff Town (253 km)

    Today we will drive along the No.1 Highway and head to the Yoho National Park. Then we will visit the Emerald Lake. After lunch, we will continue to go to visit the Lake Louise. In addition, we will have a chance to experience the Snow Shoeing. Then we can also choose to take a Sleigh Ride or enjoy the famous Fairmont Afternoon Tea on own expenses. After that, we will return back to hotel.
    • Yoho National Park, AB

      These are the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks earn the park its name.

      Emerald Lake

      The Emerald Lake in British Columbia, Canada's Yoho National Park is the largest of the park's many lakes and one of the park's most popular spots. The lake is named for the spectacular turquoise color of the water.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    • Banff National Park, AB

      Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

      Ice Magic Festival

      This annual festival in Banff National Park is held every January and invites talented ice artists from around the world to compete with each other in a 34 hour competition.

      Lake Louise

      Lake Louise is a glacial lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park. The lake is known for its vibrant blue-green coloration, which comes from rock flour carried into the lake by the water of the nearby melting glaciers.

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

      Snowshoeing

      Come to Banff National Park and take a snowshoeing tour, which is a unique way to explore this beautiful, natural landscape.

      Equipment for snowshoeing is provided for free. This activity is subject to weather condition.

      Admission (Optional): Adult C$83; Child (Over 12 yrs) C$83

      Banff Sleigh Rides

      Admire surrounding mountain ranges aboard a horse drawn carriage for a memorable and festive winter tour. The 45 minute sleigh ride is perfect for families and offers stunning scenic backdrop while gliding across the meadows in Bantiff, Alberta. During mild weather, sleighs are replaced by wagons.
    Standard Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Day 2

    Banff - Calgary (23742 km)

    In the morning we will head to the Johnston Canyon. We can see the frozen waterfalls which allows us to experience how nature makes beautiful art out of ice. Then we will enjoy the Ice Walk (Rivet shoes are provided ). After that we will enjoy the free hot chocolate drink preparedby the tour guide. After that, we will go to visit the Vermillion Lake. Then we will continue to the Surprise Corner and stop for a while here. Afterwards, we will visit the Bow Falls, a must-see when visiting Banff. Before returning back to Calgary, we will also stop at the Banff Town. At around 7:00pm we will arrive in Calgary. Please refer to the "Departure& Return" for more detailed information.

    Note: for guests whose departure dates on Friday during Dec 23, 2019 to Mar 10, 2020, we will replace the itinerary above with the Abraham Lake Tour. The Abraham Lake Tour may be cancelled due to weather conditions and change to original itinerary.
    Travel through Icefields Parkway, we will come to visit the Jasper National Park. Afterwards, we will visit the Bow Lake. Then we will continue to visit the Abraham Lake, famous for Frozen Bubbles Lake in the winter. Guests can also take a helicopter tour at your own expense. After that, we will stop for a while at the Banff Town and then drive back to Calgary. At around 7:00pm we will arrive in Calgary. Please refer to the "Departure& Return" for more detailed information.

    • Banff National Park, AB

      Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

      Johnston Creek

      Johnston Creek is the one of most famous sights in Banff National Park。There are two spectacular waterfalls in the Johnston gorge: Falls Upper and Falls Lower.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes

      Bow Falls

      The Bow Falls are a 30-foot-high, 100-foot wide waterfall just outside the city of Banff. The falls are popular with tourists because they are just a short walk from the town and can be reached on foot from most hotels.

      Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

      Bow Lake

      A small lake in western Alberta, Canada. It is located on the Bow River, in the Canadian Rockies, at an altitude of 1920 m. It is one of the lakes that line the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park and Jasper National Park.

      Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

      Crowfoot Glacier

      Crowfoot Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Lake Louise, and can be viewed from the Icefields Parkway. The glacier is situated on the northeastern flank of Crowfoot Mountain.

      Surprise Corner

      This scenic viewpoint in Banff National Park, though unmarked, is locally known as the best place to get views of the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the beautiful scenery that surrounds it.

      Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    • Jasper National Park, AB

      Offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience - with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains.
    • Clearwater County, AB

      A municipal district in west central Alberta, Canada.

      Abraham Lake

      An artificial lake in western Alberta, Canada with a surface area of 53.7 km2 and a length of 32 km. It is a popular destination for photographers because of "frozen bubbles" under the ice.

      There is no walking path around the Abraham Lake. Please pay attention to personal safety during the tour and wear non-slip shoes. The rivet crampons are provided for free.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    • Calgary, AB

      This city near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada is near several of Alberta's amazing national parks. The city itself is home to the stadium from the 1988 Olympics, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Heritage Park Historical Village, and more!
    Find Closest Pickup
    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure Return
    Calgary, AB map link 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2M3, Calgary, AB AB T2P 2M3 (Calgary) 8:50am
    Banff, AB map link 545 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 (Banff, AB) 10:15am 5:30pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Drop off points: (If you don't need to purchase the post tour on last day)
      Banff drop off point: 5:00pm Canalta Lodge, Address: 545 Banff AvenueT1L 1B5, Banff, AB T1L 1B5.
      Calgary drop off point 1: Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza, address: 1316 33rd St NE, Calgary AB T2A 6B6
      Calgary drop off point 2: Delta Calgary Downtown, address: 209 4th Ave SE, Calgary AB T2G 0C6
      Calgary drop off point 3: Calgary airport
      According to itinerary arrangement, the drop off time at Banff and Calgary may be changed. The specific time is subject to the actual situation.
    • Drop off: Please arrange your flight leaving after 9:00pm from Calgary Airport.
    • Price Includes

    • Rent Snowshoe and trail crampons for free
    • Transportation via 15 seats V/C with air conditioning
    • 1 night hotel accommodation
    • National Park entrance fees
    • English / Mandarin bilingual tour guide
    • Traffic accident insurance
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Banff National Park
      Snowshoeing (Optional) C$83 C$83 (Over 12 yrs)
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Gratuity for tour guide/driver CAD$10 per person/day; airport pick up CAD$4 per person
    • All meals (unless specified)
    • 5% GST (Goods and Services Tax), will be added when booking
    • Optional activities or others mentioned in the itinerary
    • Any other private expenses such as laundry, telephone call, drinks, shopping, and pay TV, etc.
    • Additional cost due to force majeure such as travel delays, wars, coups, strikes, weather, aircraft machine failures, flight cancellations or schedule change.
    • Travel insurance
      Activity Option 3 Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTripleQuadruple
      Post Tour Ski package - Surcharge 2019-10-31~2019-12-18
      2020-01-05~2020-02-13
      2020-02-24~2020-04-04
      $266.54$426.46$594$761.53
      Post Tour Leisure Travel Package - Surcharge 2019-12-16~2020-01-04 $236.08$380.77$502.61$639.69
      2019-10-31~2019-12-15
      2020-01-05~2020-04-04
      $182.77$274.15$342.69$426.46
      * Surcharge will be added to the total price when checking out.
    • Additional Note

    • Post Optional Package:
      • YYC-WS Ski Package Inclusions:
        1. 1 night hotel accommodation in Banff Town (available upgrade to Fairmont Spring Hotel at your own expense)
        2. Shuttle Bus between Banff Town and Ski Resort
        3. 1-day Ski Resort Pass - valid at one of Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff Sunshine & Mt Norquay
        4. 1-Day Ski Resort Pass Skiing equippment rentals (Ski/boots/poles/helmet or snowboard/boots/helmet)
        5. Transportation between Banff and Calgary (need to pre-book)
      • YYC-WD Leisure Travel Package Inclusions
        1. 1 night hotel accommodation in Banff Town (available upgrade to Fairmont Spring Hotel at your own expense)
        2. Transportation between Banff and Calgary Airport (need to pre-book)
      Drop off: Calgary International Airport and Delta Downtown (the last shuttle departing from Banff will be around 6:30PM, it will vary according to the weather condition)
      Delta Calgary Downtown: address at 209 4th Ave SE, Calgary AB T2G 0C6
      Reminder: Please provide your return flight time after your booking in order to arrange the proper transportation. The post tour is self-gudied without any tour guide service. All meals not included and need be arranged by yourself.
    • Note:
      • All guests need to bring a valid visa to join this tour and compete the eTA in advance according to your passport type. For details, please visit the link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp (Electronic Travel Permit in Mandarin for reference only: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4iyyMVFvfM)
      • Please provide accurate: name, gender, adult / child and contact phone number when booking the tour. Guests will lbe responsible for missing or providing wrong information during the journey.
      • Optional tours, attractions and meals can only be booked at the time of booking. No additional change or modification is allowed within 7 days before you tour departure.
      • Hotel Class: North American Hotels do not have an official hotel star rating standard. The hotels involved in the tour will be local brand hotels.
      • The North American Hotel Standard Room will be equipped with 1 or 2 beds. If you have special requirements for the bed types, please inform us at the time of booking.
      • Tourist Vehicles Arrangement: we will arrange the vehicles according to the number of travelers. For 7-15 seats cars, they will be provided a driver/tour guide.
      • Guests will take the responsibility for any flight cancellations or delays, climate change, or any other travel safety issues within the trip. We suggest you purchase the travel insurance when your booking.
    • Tour Tips:
      • The itinerary includes airport transfer, please make sure to provide accurate flight information. In case of inaccurate information, we reserve the right to provide the second service or charge a pick-up fee of CAD$30/person for the pick-up service.
      • It is recommended that you redeem your local currency before you departure. The tour guide does not provide currency exchange services.
      • No smoking in the hotel room or there will be penalty.
      • Any guest under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 or above).
      • Please arrive at the pick-up location in advance. If you miss the transportation, you will need to arrange your own transportation to next designation to meet our group.
      • Such as weather, traffic cancellation/interruption or personal reasons, any discount, promotion, coupons, admission fee including in the package cannot be refund.
    • The weather in the Rocky Mountain Scenic Area is dry and cold in winter. The temperature is usually under 10°C. Please prepare adequate winter clothing, hats, wool socks and waterproof ski boots or sports shoes.
    • Guests need to sign the "Waiver" when joining winter activities. We recommend you to purchase travel insurance.
    • The Rocky Mountain is located at a high altitude and there is still plenty of sunshine in winter. Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses and hat to avoid ultraviolet radiation and avoid the possibility of snow blindness.
    • Snow shoes walking: please wear warm in outdoor activities and also wear non-slip shoes when walking in snowy lakes, canyons and etc.
    • Banff Upper Hot Spring: the temperature difference in winter is large during outdoor natural hot springs, please make sure to keep warm after that; The suggested soaking time should not exceed 20 minutes; The hot spring area provides lockers, please take care of your own belongings.
    • Policies

      Confirmation

    • After the reservation information is submitted, you will immediately receive a receipt email for the reservation order. Within 72 hours of submission, you will receive an order status confirmation email. Please do not book a flight until you receive an order status confirmation email.

      Redemption

    • After booking online, you will receive a "confirmation email" with complete instructions, including the local phone number of the destination. When you are sure, be sure to print this "confirmation email" and take it with you on your trip -- evidence that you have paid for it.

      Terms & Condition

    • The following applies to order cancellations and changes:
      - reduce the number of participants for the same order
      - cancel the entire order
      - change of itinerary
      - change different dates for the same trip
      1. No refund will be made for any change or cancellation of the entire order or one or all of the activities, meals, tickets and accommodation within 30 days prior to the departure of the tour;
      2. Charge C$100/ order/time service fee 31 days or more before the tour (activities and catering are refundable)
    • The following applies to order modification
      - increase the number of participants in the trip (depending on the resource situation of the corresponding date of the trip)
      - change the name of the person participating in the trip
      1. No modification shall be made within 30 days before the tour
      2. A service fee of C$50/ single/trip will be charged for 31 days or more before the trip 3. If there is any upgrade hotels (Fairmont, etc.) in the booking, there will be non-refundable for any changes or cancellation for upgrade hotel option.
    • In addition, there will be a 6% handling fee.
    • If your itinerary includes shuttle service, please be sure to provide accurate flight information and arrive at the designated pick-up location in advance. The travel agency reserves the right to provide the second service or to charge $30 per person if there is an error in pick-up due to inaccurate information.
    • Visitors under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or above).
    • Please understand that complimentary items unavailable due to traffic, weather or other force majeure factors, or you cannot participate due to personal reasons, the fees will not be refunded.
    • We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
    • If you have special needs (such as bed, vegetarian, baby chair, etc.), please inform us at least 7 days before the trip, we will try to coordinate, but no guarantee.
    • If you need to leave the tour, please sign the confirmation of leaving the tour.
    • During the tour, there may be different vehicles and tour guides to serve you. Sorry for any inconvenience!
    • The order of travel may be adjusted.

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