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Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | VIA Rail
Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | VIA Rail
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Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Banff Avenue Banff
Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Banff Avenue Banff
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Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Lake Louise
Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Lake Louise
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Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Entering the Canadian Rockies
Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Entering the Canadian Rockies
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Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Lake Louise
Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Lake Louise
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Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Crowfoot Glacier Icefield Parkway
Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Crowfoot Glacier Icefield Parkway
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Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Canadian Rockies
Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | Canadian Rockies

Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | VIA Rail

7 Days / 6 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
Price fromUSD $1,408 per person

INTRODUCTION

The Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies is our best-selling Canadian Rockies winter rail tour.

Journey through the winter scenery of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise with a night in Sleeper Plus Class on VIA Rail.

Spend days in the Canadian Rockies enjoying Ice Walks and sleigh rides, and nights tucking into cozy Canadian mountain resorts. 

Customize it to include snowshoe helicopter tours, ice climbing and more!. 

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 3 Excursions
 
Option 1. Maligne Canyon Ice Walk
 
Option 2. Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour
 
Option 3. Upgrade Option: Dog Sledding Tour
Day 4
Jasper to Lake Louise | Coach | Evening Sleigh Ride
Day 5
Lake Louise to Banff | Coach
Day 6
Banff | Day at Leisure
Day 7
Banff to Calgary | Coach
 

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REVIEWS

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"When we turned off, there were all these trees covered in snow. It was like a Christmas tree fairyland."

I failed to mention how much we liked the hotel in Calgary. What a beautiful building. Our view out the window was the tower. What a treat when it started changing colors at night. When we turned off, there were all these trees covered in snow. It was like a Christmas tree fairyland. It was snowing pretty good. So coming from Texas in the summer it was really special, almost magical. We did not get to see the lake he thought was so pretty cause it was too cloudy, but seeing the snow and trees it did not matter.

Anita Texas, United States

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"We had the most fabulous trip to our Winter Wonderland in the Canadian Rockies."

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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"I don't know how I will ever thank you all at Canada by Design for everything you did for us and making a trip of a life time surpass our wildest expectations!"

We LOVED Canada and look forward to coming back and doing the same route in the spring or autumn. In fact we would even consider doing it again in winter as it was so stunningly beautiful. After booking the trip and advising the date we wanted, I was very impressed with Karen's professionalism and prompt service, nothing was too much trouble. When we requested things from her, all the information given to us was accurate and up to date. I don't know how I will ever thank you all at Canada by Design for everything you did for us and making a trip of a life time surpass our wildest expectations!

Ann Australia

4 of 5

"We would highly recommend Jennifer and Canada by Design for all of your travel needs. We count ourselves very lucky that we found this 5-star team of travel experts!"

We chose Canada by Design in favor of a travel company in our own country, as we thought that the local experience would give us a better holiday. How right we were! We also saved ourselves a lot of money, as Jennifer's quote was much less expensive than the quote we received in Australia. We liaised with Jennifer by email many months before our trip, to organize our once-in-a-lifetime Christmas Snow Train adventure from Vancouver through Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff and, finally, Calgary. Jennifer and her colleagues provided us with an excellent standard of service, always prompt, friendly and efficient. All accommodation was of a high quality, with The Fairmont Castle at Banff being outstanding. We felt like we were living in a fairy-tale with the amazing scenery that we encountered all along the way. When we first arrived in Vancouver, we headed directly to the Canada by Design office because we wanted to meet Jennifer in person. We were given a tour of the office and greeted by the whole team. Jennifer continued to work for us during this meeting, by offering suggestions for our time in Vancouver before our train departed. We would highly recommend Jennifer and Canada by Design for all of your travel needs. We count ourselves very lucky that we found this 5-star team of travel experts!

Julie Cass Brisbane, Australia

5 of 5

"We will be recommending you to others and will use you again when we return for more adventure."

We are leaving Calgary today to return to Vancouver after our week trip that you organized for us. Just want to thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The train and the places we stayed were great. Everything was so easy with transport and accommodation. We will be recommending you to others and will use you again when we return for more adventure.

Kay New Zealand

Winter Snow Train to the Canadian Rockies | VIA Rail
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