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Christmas in the Canadian Rockies Winter Rail Vacations | Via Rail

7 Days / 6 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
Price fromUSD$5,031per person

INTRODUCTION

This 7-day Christmas in the Canadian Rockies Winter Rail Vacation is everything you love about the holidays in one vacation! Stay at Canada's ‘Castle in the Rockies’, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, and enjoy a delicious Christmas feast prepared by the hotel chefs.

Embark on a guided Icewalk together through a frozen canyon, snowshoe through a sparkling landscape at Paint Pots, watch for wildlife like moose, elk and bighorn sheep and cozy up on a horse drawn sleigh ride.

The memories made on this holiday are sure to last through the ages. 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Vancouver to Jasper | Via Rail
Day 2
Jasper | Arrival VIA Rail
Day 3
Jasper Freedom of Choice | 1 of 4 Excursions
 
Option 1. Maligne Canyon Ice Walk
 
Option 2. Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour
 
Option 3. Jasper Dark Sky Planetarium & Telescope Experience
 
Option 4. Upgrade Option: Dog Sledding Tour
Day 4
Jasper to Lake Louise | Coach
 
Evening Sleigh Ride
 
Christmas Dinner at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 5
Lake Louise to Banff | Coach
Day 6
Banff | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 3 Excursions
 
Option 1. Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour + Gondola
 
Option 2. Snowshoeing at Paint Pots
 
Option 3. Johnston Canyon Icewalk
Day 7
Banff to Calgary | Coach

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REVIEWS

Thanks for a great holiday. The Rockies and Eastern Canada - awesome, Victoria- beautiful. Whistler- magic. All the itinerary was excellent. Well done team!!

Mark Sydney, Australia

We are back again from a wonderful trip in the Rockies. Everything was great! The Fairmont hotels we loved it. We had wonderful rooms in each hotel, the bus transfers very good arranged. We enjoyed our trips - snowshoeing, ice canyon walk, sleigh-ride, is was all fantastic! I was happily surprised with the informative travel documents with the lonely planet guide that we received on arrival in the Banff Springs hotel. So we want to thank you and your colleagues very much for arranging this wonderful trip for us! When we go back in future to Canada we will contact you again. Will recommend your company!

Jacqueline Netherlands

We had the most fabulous trip to our Winter Wonderland in the Canadian Rockies. Thank you so much for organizing all our travels and hotels.Highlights: the vintage train from Vancouver to Jasper! Via Rail Canadian needs better pictures to tout the awesome rail with it's adorable public rooms, dinning car, glass roof cars and cozy cabins. I left the shade up all night and watched the world go by.

Mary California, United States

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