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Luxury Fairmont Experience in the Rockies

Travel by train makes it easy to connect to the Rocky Mountains from almost anywhere in Canada

Combine an amazing Canadian rail journey with a luxury winter excursion to the Rockies. Cozy up in top mountain resorts on this 8-day winter getaway and discover the magic of the Canadian Rocky Mountains under a blanket of freshly fallen snow. Best of all, winter travel means you skip the crowds and avoid the peak-season rates normally associated with a trip of this calibre. 

Stay in Fairmont’s spectacular mountain properties as you explore both Jasper and Banff National Parks, travel along the world-famous Columbia Icefields Parkway and see the iconic view at Lake Louise, where you’ll stay in luxury at the only resort overlooking the lake. There’s no need to worry about driving on winter mountain roads as we take care of all your transportation needs – just relax and enjoy the expansive scenery. 

8 Days from $1995/person CAD

Our Partners

Landsby is a Preferred Partner with VIA Rail. Let us connect you to the Rocky Mountains on board The Canadian with departures available from:

  • Vancouver
  • Toronto
  • Edmonton
  • Saskatoon
  • Winnipeg

Primary Location

Banff and Jasper National Parks

Departures

Nov 1, 2022 - Apr 24, 2023

Included:

  • 7 Nights of luxury hotel accommodation at Fairmont's word renowned rocky mountain properties: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge for 2 nights, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for 2 nights, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for 2 nights, and your last night at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Scheduled transfers between Jasper and Banff, Banff and Lake Louise, and Lake Louise and Jasper
  • Applicable taxes

Not Included:

  • Pre/post accommodation in destination of origin
  • Optional activities
  • National park fees
  • Gratuities to drivers
  • Meals
  • Via Rail access on board The Canadian from Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg or Saskatoon.
  • Personal expenses and insurance

Pricing Details

Click Book Online above for dates, availability and to make your reservation request - if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

  • Rates are based on double occupancy and subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Holiday surcharge may apply for bookings between December 14, 2022 and January 2, 2023

Optional Extras:

  • Via Rail access on board The Canadian from Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg or Saskatoon.
  • Upgrade to private transportation
  • Activity Package: Maligne Canyon Ice-walk & Discover Banff and its Wildlife tour
  • Additional optional tours in a destination
  • Pre / Post accommodation in destination of origin
  • Return Air-fair to/from destination of origin

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Jasper National Park

As you arrive at the Jasper train station, you’ll be greeted by the sight of spectacular mountains. If you’ve arrived on an eastbound train, you’ll likely be in Jasper mid-day or very early in the morning if you are arriving on a westbound train. Use the opportunity to spend some time exploring the town before your hotel room is ready for check in. You might want to consider booking a full- or half-day private tour of Jasper to make the best use of this free time.

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 2: Explore Jasper National Park

Wake up in a winter wonderland where trees and rooftops are dusted with snow and ice-covered mountains sparkle overhead. There’s plenty to do in town, from shopping and dining to winter hiking and skating.

For a truly unique experience, we recommend taking a guided ‘Ice Walk’ tour of the Maligne Canyon. Descend beneath the frozen surface of the Maligne River where the water levels have dropped with the freeze and left a magical world of ice formations and shelves. Learn interesting facts about the area while taking in the amazing scenery of the frozen canyon.

As evening sets in, be sure to look up at the sky. Jasper National Park is the world’s second largest Dark Sky Preserve and an excellent place to glimpse the Northern Lights, especially during the darker winter months.

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 3: Drive the Icefields Parkway

Today you will embark on one of the world’s most scenic drives – the Icefields Parkway – as you make your way north to Jasper National Park.

The Icefields Parkway is a bucket-list drive dotted with more than 100 ancient glaciers, towering rock formations and sweeping valleys of snow-covered trees. Be sure to lookout for wildlife on the sides of the road – bighorn sheep, mountain goats, coyotes, elk and deer are often spotted in the winter along the Parkway. There is also a 20-km stretch of the road that runs through the heart of the winter habitat of the Woodland Caribou, a Canadian species-at-risk.

Once you arrive in the town of Banff you'll be blown away by the sheer scope of your soon to be home-away-from-home. The world-famous Banff Springs hotel is a historic, landmark resort in the Canadian Rockies, nestled right in the heart of Banff. The luxurious hotel gives you easy access to some of the most sought-after mountain views in Canada. You have the evening free to take in the sights and enjoy the hospitality the town is known to offer.

Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Day 4: Explore Banff

From scenic hikes to interesting museums, Banff has many attractions to keep you busy. Walking through the snow-covered trees with the towering mountains as your backdrop is nothing short of magical. As a bonus, Banff tends to be quieter in the winter months so you just might find you have some quiet moments to take in the splendour without the distraction of other visitors.

If you’d like to take a more guided approach to seeing the town, we recommend booking the ‘Discover Banff and its Wildlife’ tour which visits Banff’s top landmarks and historic places. Hear how the 11,000 year old human history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered the Cave & Basin, now a National Historic Site. See and learn about wildlife behaviour, habitat, and their winter survival adaptations.If you prefer to escape the cold, you can always cosy up in your castle in the Rockies and enjoy the world class amenities at your hotel.

Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Day 5: Banff to Lake Louise

Today we start the journey back north to Lake Louise, an alpine village with breathtaking scenery in the UNESCO-recognized Banff National Park. Your home for the next two nights is one of Canada's most iconic hotels, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, perched right on the shores of the namesake lake. From this vantage point, you'll have an amazing view of the soaring mountain peaks and the Victoria Glacier.

Lake Louise is best known for its namesake turquoise blue glacier-fed lake. Although the colours are not visible in winter, the lake is otherworldly when covered in snow and ice. The lake is cleared daily of snow and maintained for skating by the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and we highly recommend partaking in this activity if at all possible as it is considered to be one of the most beautiful skating rinks in the world.

Accommodation: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 6: Enjoy Lake Louise

While there are plenty of more challenging winter activities available in the area, the walk around the lakeshore trail is one of our favourite walks at Lake Louise accessible to any fitness level. There are also horse-drawn carriage rides that follow the same scenic path. Warm up with a hot chocolate beside a roaring outdoor fire. If you arrive in early January, you might catch the Ice Magic Festival where ice carvers from around the world create incredible sculptures.

Accommodation: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 7: Revisit the Icefields Parkway

As you head back to Jasper along the Icefields Parkway you will be amazed at how different the scenery looks in this direction. This will give you another chance to take in the stunning views along this bucket-list drive and possibly spot wildlife along the way.

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day 8: Back on the Train

Enjoy one final morning in Jasper before you hop on the train and say good-bye to the Canadian Rockies. But your adventure isn’t over yet! If you are heading west towards Vancouver, you will be treated to more epic mountain views and the coastal splendour of Vancouver. If you are heading east, you’ll be crossing the vast and beautiful open spaces of the prairies.

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