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8-Day Rocky Mountain Full Experience Winter Tour from Calgary, VIA Railway to Vancouver Tour Code: 322-19380

From USD$922  
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Calgary, Canada
English; Mandarin Chinese
8 7
Visit Calgary (Heritage Park Historical Village), Banff National Park (Banff Gondola, Bow Falls, Lake Louise, Sulphur Mountain, Surprise Corner), Yoho National Park (Emerald Lake, Natural Bridge), Banff, Jasper (Via Rail Canada), Clearwater County (Abraham Lake).
  • No hidden fee: No mandatory charges, or service fees required during the tour.
  • VIA Rail Experience
  • Visit 3 stunning Rocky Mt. National Parks - Banff/YOHO National Park/Jasper National Park.
  • Free use of Snowshoes & Skates (Jasper area)
  • Free SnowShoeing & Free Icewalk Experience & Free Banff Hot Springs Admission (Limited Time Only).
Price (/Person)
    Single $1464
    Double $922
    3rd Person
    Adult $615
    Child
    (Age 0-12)
    $615
    4th Person
    Adult $644
    Child
    (Age 0-12)
    $644
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* Please note the Tour Map is subject to change.

Day 1: Calgary

Today we will meet in Calgary. Airport pickup service is available, please see "Departure and Return" for details.

Please advise your pickup time in advance and Our tour guide will meet you @ Arrival Level 1, information centre near Exit.7.

You can spend your rest time at leisure or join in our optional activities (only available for guests arrived before 12:00pm): Calgary City Tour (3 hrs), Heritage Park Tour (3.5 hrs), Crosslron Mills Outlets (5 hrs), Calgary Zoo.
  • Calgary, AB

    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!

    Calgary City Tour

    Calgary City Tour
    A guided tour takes you to explore the city; from the historic site to the newest modern building. (Includes guide service, transportation, and admission) - New Central Library/City Hall/Stephen Avenue/Calgary Tower/Peace Bridge/Prince Island/Crescent Height

    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

    Heritage Park Historical Village

    A historical park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As Canada's largest living history museum, it is one of the city's most visited tourist attractions. Exhibits span Western Canadian history from the 1860s to the 1950s.

    CrossIron Mills Outlet

    This fully enclosed shopping center is just outside of Calgary and the largest single-level shopping center in the province of Alberta, covering more than one million square feet.

    Calgary Zoo Safari

    Calgary Zoo Safari
    Self Guided - The Calgary Zoo with Public Transportation Ticket/Admission
Standard Hotel: Coast Calgary Downtown Hotel & Suites by APA / Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Calgary Downtown or Similar

Day 2: Calgary - Banff National Park - Banff Town (209 km)

We will visit Banff Sulphur Mountain, ride Gondola, appreciate Johnston Canyon, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and Hoodoos. Later we will visit Banff Town and spend the night there.
  • Banff National Park, AB

    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.

    Sulphur Mountain

    Sulphur Mountain
    This mountain in Banff National Park is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. There is a gondola that takes you nearly to the summit, which is perched at 8,041 feet.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Banff Gondola

    This unique cable-car ride takes visitors to Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park to the top of Sulphur Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Atop the mountain there are many viewing areas, a long boardwalk, and two small museums.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Johnston Creek

    Johnston Creek is the one of most famous sights in Banff National Park. Known for its walking trail throughout the year. *Free Crampons are provided for Winter itinerary

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Bow Falls

    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

    Surprise Corner

    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

    Hoodoos

    Hoodoos are intriguing geological formations that rise like thin towers from rocky terrain. Those in Alberta's Banff National Park are no exception. They hover like tall spires above the wilderness of this vast area.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

  • Banff, AB

    Banff, AB
    Banff, known as the "soul of the Rockies" is a small town located within Banff National Park in Alberta. It is within distance of several hiking mountains and is home to many shops and boutiques.
Standard Hotel: Banff Aspen Lodge or Similar
Lunch: Meal Plan

Day 3: Banff - Yoho National Park (88 km)

We will head to Lake Louise, experience snowshoeing. Then we will continue to Yoho National Park where we will visit Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge.
  • Banff National Park, AB

    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.

    Lake Louise

    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

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

    Snowshoe rental is included (weather dependent)

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

  • Yoho National Park, AB

    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

    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. 20 Minutes

    Natural Bridge

    Natural Bridge
    The Kicking Horse River, a Canadian Heritage river, in the Yoho park, has created a natural bridge through solid rock. This formation is located 3 km west of Field, accessible from the road to Emerald Lake.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Banff Aspen Lodge or Similar
Lunch: Meal Plan

Day 4: Banff National Park - Calgary (299 km)

We will visit Lake Louise Ski Resort. Guests can experience Tubing, Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola.
*If Not Open, will be replaced by Icefield Parkway (Bow Lake/Peyto Lake)
*Will be replaced by leisure time at Lake Louise if not joining below optional activities.
*Nov-Dec & Apr stop for about 3 hours // Jan-Mar stop for about 2 hours

Afterwards we will continue to visit Lake Minnewanka and Banff Upper Hotspring

**SEASONAL SPECIAL For JAN-MAR departure, we will visit the "Bubble Lake (Abraham Lake)" + Heli Tour (Optional) instead of Minnewanka Lake & Hot Springs.
  • Banff National Park, AB

    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.

    Lake Louise Ski Resort

    Lake Louise Ski Resort
    One of three major ski resorts located in Banff National Park near the village of Lake Louise, Alberta. Lake Louise has been a home to skiing since the 1920s, as the gateway to the Skoki Ski Lodge.

    *Will be replaced by leisure time at Lake Louise if not joining below optional activities.
    **If Not Open, will be replaced by Icefield Parkway (Bow Lake/Peyto Lake)

    Duration: 2-3 Hours

    Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola (Optional if weather permits)

    Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola
    Enjoy the breathtaking views of the scenic Banff National Park from an open chair lift or full enclosed gondola at 6,850 feet elevation. Sightseeing gondolas offer guests a unique vantage point from which to see Banff's stunning glaciers, mountain peaks, flora, serene springs, and wildlife.

    Snow Tubing (Optional if weather permits)

    Snow Tubing
    There's no feeling quite like the rushing, swooping sensation of tubing down a large hill. At Banff National Park, you have the chance to do it to your heart's content!

    Minnewanka Lake

    Minnewanka Lake
    This glacial lake is the longest in the Canadian Rockies at 21 kilometers long.

    For JAN-MAR departure, we will visit the "Bubble Lake (Abraham Lake)" instead

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Banff Upper Hot Springs

    Banff Upper Hot Springs
    Only outdoor hot Springs in Banff National Park

    For JAN-MAR departure, we will visit the "Bubble Lake (Abraham Lake)" instead.
    ** Will be replaced by Cave & Basin if not available

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Candian Rockies Helicopter Sightseeing Tour (Optional if weather permits)

    Candian Rockies Helicopter Sightseeing Tour
    Take a helicopter tour and see the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains in all their splendor from above.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

  • Clearwater County, AB

    A municipal district in west central Alberta, Canada.

    Abraham Lake

    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.

    During Jan - Mar, tours that depart on Fridays will visit Abraham Lake instead of Minnewanka Lake and Banff Upper Hot Springs

Standard Hotel: Banff Aspen Lodge or Similar

Day 5: Banff-Jasper (288 km)

Today, you will take transfer to Jasper. Upon arrival, check-in to hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Outdoor Pool - Swim in the heated outdoor pool and enjoy nature

Planetarium Experience - Join the astronomy experts in a dome theatre for a live virtual tour of Jasper; the world's largest accessible dark sky preserve. (*Reservation is required)

Dinner - Enjoy the outstanding service and a culinary tradition rich in Alberta history with breathtaking Jasper National Park view. (*Reservation is required)

Pub Happy Hours - Relax and sample a menu of Classic Cocktails or a cold pint of Jasper Brewing Company beer. (*Reservation is required)

  • Jasper, AB

    Jasper, AB
    This town in the wilderness of Alberta, Canada serves as the gateway to the national park of the same name, where visitors can see the Athabasca Glacier. There are many lakes in the area.
Deluxe Hotel: Whistlers Inn or Mount Robson Inn or Lobstick Lodge or Similar

Day 6: Jasper

Today in Jasper, participating different kinds of winter activities or browse around the town.

Suggested activities: (*Extra fees may apply)

Outdoor Activities - Participate different kinds of outdoor winter activities. (Free rental of equipment is available, subject to availability)

Fat Bike - Enjoy one of Canada's fastest growing winter sports, a great way to see the different forests and mountains. (*Reservation is required)

Canyon Ice walk - Icewalk along the frozen canyon floor through its maze of fascinating ice sculptures. (*Reservation is required)

Jasper town roaming - Browse around the Jasper town, sample the local food and and beer in this alpine town.

Planetarium Experience - Join the astronomy experts in a dome theatre for a live virtual tour of Jasper; the world's largest accessible dark sky preserve. (*Reservation is required)

Dinner - Enjoy the outstanding service and a culinary tradition rich in Alberta history with breathtaking Jasper National Park view. (*Reservation is required)

Pub Happy Hours - Relax and sample a menu of Classic Cocktails or a cold pint of Jasper Brewing Company beer. (*Reservation is required)

  • Jasper, AB

    Jasper, AB
    This town in the wilderness of Alberta, Canada serves as the gateway to the national park of the same name, where visitors can see the Athabasca Glacier. There are many lakes in the area.
Standard Hotel: Whistlers Inn or Mount Robson Inn or Lobstick Lodge or Similar

Day 7: Jasper - Vancouver (532 km)

In the morning we need to go to the Jasper Railway station by ownself. Then we will take the VIA train to Vancouver. Along the way we will see the Mountain Robson. At night we will across the Fraser Valley to the low land plain. Overnight on the VIA train.
  • Jasper, AB

    Jasper, AB
    This town in the wilderness of Alberta, Canada serves as the gateway to the national park of the same name, where visitors can see the Athabasca Glacier. There are many lakes in the area.

    Via Rail Canada

    Via Rail operates 497 trains per week in eight Canadian provinces over a network of 12,500 kilometers (7,800 mi) of track. Via Rail carries approximately 4.1 million passengers annually, the majority on routes along the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor.
Standard Hotel: Standard seat on train
Deluxe Hotel: Upper/Lower berth/Cabin with surcharge
Breakfast: Included (Compulsory Selection)|Lunch: Meal Plan (Included for the Sleeper class)|Dinner: Meal Plan (Included for the Sleeper class)

Day 8: Vancouver

At around 8:00am we will arrive in Vancouver. Please refer to the "Depature & Return" for more detailed information.
Please note the itinerary sequence listed above will be changed based on the actual arrival date. Some attractions will be replaced with others when they are closed for the seasonal reasons.
  • Airport Pickup: Calgary airport free pickup from 10:00am - 10:00pm every 2 hours (10:00/12:00/14:00/16:00/18:00/20:00/22:00).

    Please advise your pickup time in advance and meet the guide in yellow coat at Exit #7 Information Centre.

    Guests can also choose to take Shuttle Bus to hotel. Paid airport pickup: 1-4 passengers, C$60 each car; 5-10 passengers, C$150 each car (exclude tax, tips of C$5/person).
    If you do not need the pick-up service, please inform us one week before departure. Or you need to go to the hotel by yourselves (we will provide a VOUCHER).
  • Return: Tour will end at Pacific Central station around 8:00am last day. Since the return time is estimated, we suggest you not book the return flight departing on same day.

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Bilingual Tour guide (English & Chinese)
  • Transportation (including the driver, fuel, parking, and toll fees)
  • VIA Economic Class one way ticket
  • Rental of Snowshoes & Crampon (Weather dependent)
  • Banff Upper Springs Admission (Limited Time Only)

Price Excludes

  • Service charge for the driver (Suggest CAD$12 per person per day)
  • Optional admissions
  • Personal expense and meals (lunches & dinners)
  • Airfare

Confirmation

  • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.

Redemption

  • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

Terms & Condition

  • More than 32 days prior to departure: CAD$175+5%GST per person will be charged.
  • 15-31 days prior to departure - 60% of total purchase amount + 5%GTS
  • Within 14 days of departure: tour will be NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-CHANGEABLE.
  • We has put forth all necessary efforts to ensure that, at all times of publication, all descriptions in the present brochure are exact
  • We reserves the right to postpone, cancel, or change the tour and/or hotel accommodation
  • Any loss or additional expenses incurred shall be bound by the participant
  • We shall not be liable for failure in the performance of its obligations for any loss or damage resulting from any delay, cancellations, loss of personal belongings, illness, bodily injury, accident, death, deterioration of services, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, disappointment or frustration (either mental or physical), attributable to a fault, negligent act or omission by a provider or any employee thereof. Each agency has various regulations; it is responsible for passengers, and in case of accidental casualties or property damage, it should be resolved in accordance with the safety regulations established by various agencies.
  • Complementary Items (If applicable): If the tour package includes complimentary items, there is no cash value or refund for unused services.

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