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Winter Magic in the Canadian Rockies

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Travel Periods
13 Dec 22 - 10 Mar 23
Snow & Ski, Wildlife
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
This is the ultimate Canadian Rockies winter package that's packed with unique activities. This popular 9 day trip has it all while staying in the resort towns of Jasper, Lake Louise & Banff.


Explore Abraham Lake via helicopter to see the famous ice bubbles!

Venture to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola

Overnight in the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Encounter frozen waterfalls & ice caves on the Maligne Canyon Ice Walk.

Starting in Edmonton, you'll travel west towards the mountain resort town of Jasper. Spending three nights in Jasper taking in a magical ice walk through Maligne Canyon in Jasper, an afternoon foodie tour and a wildlife discovery tour. Head on down the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise, where you will spend a night soaking up the serenity of the winter landscape from the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Enjoy a sleigh ride in Lake Louise before heading on to the town at the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff.

Strap in for an inspiring winter adventure combining a heli-tour over the Canadian Rockies, winter wonderland activities and a hands-on photowalk exploring the natural famous ice bubbles phenomenon at Abraham Lake.This stunning, wide open lake completely freezes over in the winter and in the process traps methane gas underneath the ice creating a spectacular visual display!

After spending four nights in Banff and exploring all that the winter wonderland has to offer, you travel on to Calgary where your journey ends.

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3 nights in Jasper at The Crimson Jasper Hotel
1 night in Lake Louise at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
4 nights in Banff at The Moose Hotel and Suites
Scheduled Coach from Edmonton Airport to Jasper
Scheduled Coach from Jasper to Lake Louise
Scheduled Coach from Lake Louise to Banff
Scheduled Coach from Banff to Calgary Airport
Discover Jasper and it's wildlife tour
Jasper Foodie Tour
Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour in Jasper
Sleigh Ride in Lake Louise
Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles Heli Tour
Discover Banff & Its Wildlife with Gondola Tour
Snowshoeing Tour to the Paint Pots
Day 1
Edmonton Airport → Jasper

Commence the package with a scheduled coach transfer from Edmonton Airport to your Jasper hotel. Enjoy this spectacular drive through glacier country, featuring massive snow-covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad-reaching valleys.

Overnight in Jasper at The Crimson Jasper Hotel.

Edmonton Airport → Jasper
Credit: Tourism Jasper
Day 2

Admire diverse animal life in the Canadian wilderness on this 3.5-hour wildlife discovery tour from Jasper. Delve into Jasper National Park with your guide. Travel through the mighty Athabasca Valley and marvel at the park's beautiful landscapes. Seek out timid native wildlife such as coyotes, deer, elk, big-horned sheep, moose, mountain goats and wolves. Learn of the steps taken to ensure their safety and survival in the park, and gain insight into the region's rich ecology, history and geology.

In the afternoon, show your foodie side some love on this walking food tour of Jasper. The mountain town has come a long way from it's humble beginnings without losing sight of what makes it special. The same can be said for the restaurant scene, and this is the perfect chance to explore it! Spend about three hours visiting four restaurants, sampling a specialty of the house dish and boozy beverage.

Overnight in Jaspert at The Crimson Jasper Hotel

Jasper Townsite
Day 3

Experience the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50 metre gorge. On a mostly downhill route, encounter frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and discover the mystery of the disappearing Medicine Lake. All necessary equipment is included on this small-group tour. 

Overnight in Jasper at The Crimson Jasper Hotel.

Maligne Canyon Icewalk
Day 4
Jasper → Lake Louise

Travel along the spine of the Rockies and discover Canada's most scenic mountain roadway "The Icefields Parkway". This spectacular drive through glacier country features massive snow-covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad-reaching valleys. 

In the afternoon, enjoy a ride along the shore of beautiful Lake Louise, towards the majestic Victoria Glacier and relive the experience of the original visitors to Lake Louise. On a traditionally styled sleigh, featuring cozy upholstered seats and blankets to keep you warm and comfortable.

Overnight in Lake Louise at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Jasper → Lake Louise
Sleigh Ride Lake Louise | Credit: Paul Zizka
Day 5
Lake Louise → Banff

The morning is at leisure to explore Lake Louise, then depart Lake Louise and follow the Bow River to Banff. The Bow River was named for the bows that where made by the First Nations People from the shrubs that they collected. Along the way pass by two of the more outstanding landmarks in the region, Castle Mountain (2750m/9022ft) and Mount Temple (3523m/11,558ft).

Overnight in Banff at The Moose Hotel and Suites.

Lake Louise → Banff
Lake Louise
Day 6

Strap in for an inspiring winter adventure combining a heli-tour over the Canadian Rockies, winter wonderland activities and a hands-on photowalk exploring a natural phenomenon! After hotel pickup, prepare to take flight on a heli-experience offering front-row views of the surrounding glaciers and untouched snow-covered landscapes. Once on land, embrace the magic of a Canadian winter with a scenic snowshoe tour before warming up with a hot chocolate and enjoy a Canadian lunch.

The next part of your adventure take you to Abraham Lake via helicopter to see the famous ice bubbles. This stunning, wide open lake completely freezes over in the winter and in the process traps methane gas underneath the ice creating a spectacular visual display! The gas bubbles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, trapped at many levels in layers of ice as it forms at the different temperatures. Capture this natural wonder through your lens with a guided bubbles photo-safari and experience first-hand the solitude and magic of the Canadian Rockies in the wintertime.

Overnight in Banff at The Moose Hotel and Suites.

Abraham Lake | Credit: Jeremy Klager
Day 7

This morning, build a connection to the World Heritage Site as you visit Banff's landmarks and view wildlife in their natural winter habitat. On the comfortable coach, hear how the history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden treasure. See and learn about wildlife behaviour, habitat, and their winter survival adaptations. This is Banff's best tour for viewing wildlife which are seen on 95% of the tours.

See the Banff Gondola's new experience Nightrise, as the summit transforms into an immersive evening for the senses. Vibrant lighting, multimedia effects, video projections and music bring the summit to life in a new and unexpected way. At the top, you'll get the chance to explore the many levels of the summit building, as well as the outdoor terraces, discovering mysterious fleeting wonders. This tour includes return transportation back to your hotel.

Overnight in Banff at The Moose Hotel and Suites.

Elk in Banff National Park | Credit: Jason Hill
Day 8

Mineral spring pools known for their ochre colors, the Paint Pots are considered among the Kootenay National Park's top attractions - but reaching them in the winter months isn't easy. On this snowshoeing tour, hike with ease through the deep snow drifts and soak up the Canadian wilderness scenery. This is an excellent trip for beginners as it covers a mainly flat terrain with minimal elevation gain, and also suits anyone wanting a pleasant activity outdoors in the majesty of Kootenay National Park. After this crisp winter walk, enjoy a uniquely Canadian treat: hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert.and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.

Overnight in Banff at The Moose Hotel and Suites.

Day 9
Banff → Calgary

Today it's time to say goodbye to the fresh mountain air and majestic sights of the Rockies. Following the Trans Canada Highway to Calgary, you'll travel back through the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2,000 kilometres and extend south as far as Mexico. In the late 1700's, over 60 million buffalo roamed these plains but by 1900 it took concerted efforts and the establishment of national parks to keep them safe from extinction. Arrive at Calgary Airport in time to connect with your flight.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Hotel options

The Crimson Jasper Hotel
The Crimson Jasper Hotel

At the heart of town lies Jasper's newest hotel - The Crimson Jasper. Just one block and an easy walk to the downtown shops and restaurants, The Crimson Jasper offers a comfortable and relaxing vantage point to enjoy the splendour of Jasper.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

Moose Hotel & Suites
Moose Hotel & Suites

The Moose Hotel & Suites offers mountain elegance in warm, rich and natural materials. Located a 1 minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air conditioned guests rooms, with a combination of One and Two Bedroom Suites and hotel rooms. Amenities include the Meadow Spa & Pools with 10 treatment rooms and private outdoor hot pool, a bright indoor swimming pool, exercise room on the 3rd floor and 2 spectacular rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rockies. Dining is available at Pacini Italian Restaurant, featuring gourmet Italian food with authentic flavours and friendly service.

Save $300 per couple

9 days
from AUD3,582
per person, twin share
Snow & Ski, Wildlife
Independent Holiday Packages
13 Dec 22 - 10 Mar 23


  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
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  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Important notes

  • Please note that black-out dates apply, as well as holiday surcharges on specific dates.
  • Please note that the order of activities may change depending on seasonality and operational days.
  • Weight limitations apply for the helicopter flightseeing tour.


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