Credit: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Exclusive Packages
Exclusive Canadian Winter Wonderland
Credit: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Maligne Canyon | Credit: Tourism Jasper
The Canadian Train | Credit: VIA Rail
Sleigh Ride at Lake Louise | Credit: Travel Alberta
Credit: Fairmont Banff Springs
VIA Rail Canadian Train | Credit: VIA Rail
Canadian Train | Credit: VIA Rail
Credit: Destination Vancouver
Credit: Capilano Suspension Bridge
Credit: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Credit: Destination Canada
Ice Sculptures Lake Louise | Credit: Travel Alberta
Credit: Tourism Jasper
Banff | Credit: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka
Banff Gondola | Credit: Travel Alberta

Exclusive Canadian Winter Wonderland (Tour code: 13834)

Starts and Ends
Vancouver to
Travel Periods
11 Jan 2025
Travel Style
Escorted Group Tour
Embark on the ultimate escorted winter escape through Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, featuring luxurious stays at Fairmont properties and a magical overnight journey on VIA Rail.


Special Event Reception: An Insider View To Carols In The Domain

Explore Vancouver, the jewel of the West Coast of Canada

Travel from Vancouver to Jasper onboard VIA Rail's Canadian Train and experience the Rockies like never before!

Experience the pinnacle of luxury with stays at iconic Fairmont properties in Vancouver, Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise

Embark on guided ice walks to frozen Maligne and Johnston Canyons

Take a magical sleigh ride at Lake Louise

Discover the tranquility of snowshoeing through pristine alpine forests

10 days
AUD 8,729
per person, twin share
Travelling with kids? Read more 
All services are subject to availability.


This exclusive magical winter wonderland trip of a lifetime is a collaboration with Carols in the Domain and Destination Canada, providing a one-of-a-kind winter experience.

Experience the ultimate escorted winter getaway to Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies. Prepare to be enthralled as you journey through the snow-covered wonderland, staying at iconic Fairmont properties and embarking on an overnight adventure aboard the legendary VIA Rail Canadian train. Your tour begins in the vibrant city of Vancouver, where you'll discover a perfect blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty. Then, board the VIA Rail train for a magical overnight journey from Vancouver to Jasper, surrounded by breathtaking winter landscapes. Along the way, indulge in the renowned hospitality and luxurious amenities of Fairmont properties, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Brace yourself for awe-inspiring sights of towering mountains, frozen lakes, and cascading waterfalls as you explore the majestic wonders of Banff and Jasper National Parks. This extraordinary winter tour promises unforgettable moments, combining the allure of Vancouver, the iconic VIA Rail experience, and the splendour of the Canadian Rockies, all while enjoying the comfort and elegance of Fairmont properties.


1 night onboard VIA Rail in a Sleeper Plus Cabin
2 nights in Vancouver at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
2 nights in Jasper at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
3 nights in Banff at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
1 night in Lake Louise at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
8 breakfasts (Plated or buffet style) including taxes & gratuities
2 dinners (Plated or buffet style) including taxes & gratuities
Dinner & breakfast onboard The Canadian VIA Rail train
Special Carols in the Domain event reception
All transportation and transfers
Baggage handling at the hotels
Private Highlights Sightseeing Tours of Vancouver, Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Maligne Canyon Ice Walk & Jasper Wildlife Tour
Johnston Canyon Ice Walk Banff
Banff Gondola
Lake Louise Sleigh Ride
National Park Fees
Services of English-speaking Guide/Tour Director
Gratuities for guides and drivers

Day 1 Vancouver

Welcome to Canada! Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, the Tour Director will meet the group and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Vancouver at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Vancouver | Credit: Albert Normandin

Day 2 Vancouver

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver featuring such highlights as, Stanley Park to see the collection of totem poles, English Bay, trendy Robson Street, Canada Place and the Cruise Ship Pier, Gastown, Chinatown, and many other points of interest.

This evening, explore an enchanting Winter Wonderland at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Cross the world-famous suspension bridge, lit end-to-end with a changing multi-colour display, and sway high above the illuminated Capilano River. Journey into a glittering rainforest and walk high above the forest floor on a transformed Treetops Adventure. Finally, walk along the twinkling cliffside pathway of Cliffwalk. Dinner is at leisure tonight.

Overnight in Vancouver at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Credit: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Day 3 Vancouver Jasper

Morning at leisure. After lunch (not included) we head to Vancouver Pacific Central station to board The Canadian train for the rail Journey to Jasper. “The Canadian”, VIA’s flagship train, travels between Vancouver and Toronto across the Canadian Rockies, the wide-open prairies and Northern Lakelands. Experience the romance of the rails and spectacular scenery from the comfort and elegance of the restored art deco surroundings on your overnight journey to Jasper.

Overnight onboard VIA Rail's The Canadian

Breakfast, Dinner
Vancouver → Jasper
The Canadian | Credit: VIA Rail

Day 4 Jasper

Arrive mid-morning in Jasper. Upon arrival, depart on a sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park. Jasper National Park is a sweeping expanse of scenic beauty - of awesome mountain peaks and century’s old glacial ice, of flower carpeted meadows and mirror like lakes. Sightseeing will include visits to Patricia Lake and Pyramid Lake.

Check in at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening. Head to the lodge's exquisite dining venue for a group dinner tonight. The restaurant offers a warm and inviting ambience, with a cosy fireplace casting a gentle glow over the room. Immerse yourself in the elegant atmosphere as you get ready for a memorable culinary experience.

Overnight in Jasper at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Breakfast, Dinner
Jasper National Park | Credit: Travel Alberta / Mike Seehagel

Day 5 Jasper

Today you will depart on a full day sightseeing tour of Jasper. Explore Maligne Canyon before reaching Maligne Lake, the largest lake in the Canadian Rockies and one of the most photographed scenes in Canada. The highlight of the day will be the Maligne Canyon Ice walk and the Jasper wildlife tour (weather permitting).

Embark on an exhilarating adventure through the stunning Maligne Canyon on an ice walk that will leave you in awe of nature's icy masterpiece. This guided tour takes you deep into the heart of the canyon, where frozen waterfalls and towering limestone walls create a breathtaking winter wonderland.

Donning warm winter gear and equipped with ice cleats for traction, you'll follow experienced guides along the frozen canyon floor. As you navigate the icy terrain, you'll witness the beauty of shimmering ice formations, sculpted by the cascading water over time. Marvel at the intricate ice pillars, frozen curtains, and suspended icicles that adorn the canyon walls, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.

You will return to the town of Jasper in the mid-afternoon. Evening is at leisure in Jasper.

Overnight in Jasper at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Maligne Canyon | Credit: Travel Alberta

Day 6 Jasper Banff

Today depart on a spectacular day of sightseeing on the Icefields Parkway, regarded as perhaps Canada's most scenic drive. Upon arrival to Banff National Park, you will tour the region around Banff. The area became Canada's first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. We visit the landmark Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Tunnel Mountain, Hoodoos and Bow Falls. Afterwards, you will ascend Sulphur Mountain with Banff Gondola to experience spectacular views of Banff and surrounding area.

Enjoy a comfortable and scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Banff and its surrounding areas. Marvel at the snow-covered mountains, frozen lakes, and enchanting forests as you make your way through this winter paradise.

Banff is home to a diverse range of wildlife, and your tour leader offers the opportunity to spot animals such as elk, deer, bighorn sheep, and even elusive creatures like wolves and cougars. Your guide will share their knowledge about the local fauna and help you spot wildlife in their natural habitats.

Evening is at leisure in Banff. 

Overnight in Banff at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Jasper → Banff
Banff | Credit: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka

Day 7 Banff

Banff is the first and most famous of Canada's national parks and is an incomparable combination of towering peaks and high meadows, emerald lakes and keen mountain air. These - and Sulphur hot springs - have made Banff National Park one of North America's most spectacular scenic and recreational areas.

Today you will enjoy the Johnston Canyon Ice Walk (weather permitting). Traverse suspended catwalks and witness frozen waterfalls as you explore the icy wonderland. With crampons secured to your boots, you'll experience the exhilaration of walking on ice while being surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey into the heart of winter magic at Johnston Canyon. 

Evening is at leisure in Banff.

Overnight in Banff at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Johnston Canyon | Credit: Travel Alberta / Stevin Tuchiwsky

Day 8 Banff

Today is a leisure day in Banff to explore on your own. Optional day tours can be organised (additional cost would apply). The group will reunite in the evening to enjoy a special private reception.

Enjoy a Carols in the Domain Special Event Reception at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, including an exclusive insider’s view to Australia’s biggest annual Christmas Event.

Overnight in Banff at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Credit: Fairmont Banff Springs / Benwaugh Nikkibigger

Day 9 Banff Lake Louise

Today’s highlight is a visit to Lake Louise - the jewel of the Rockies and one of the most photographed scenes in Canada. At every turn of the road, we encounter breathtaking vistas of dramatic mountain ranges, glaciers, blue-green lakes and rivers. Our visit to Lake Louise will include a Sleigh Ride on a trail that follows the lake (weather permitting). Farewell dinner and overnight in Lake Louise. Group farewell dinner at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise promises to be a delightful experience, offering a combination of exquisite cuisine and breathtaking views. 

Overnight in Lake Louise at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Breakfast, Dinner
Banff → Lake Louise
Sleigh Ride | Credit: Travel Alberta / Mike Seehagel

Day 10 Lake Louise Calgary

Morning is at leisure until assisted transfer to Calgary International Airport for your return flight home.



Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City', symbolizing timeless elegance and luxury since 1939. Holding a prime downtown location, we are minutes away from Vancouver's biggest attractions including Granville Island, Robson Street shopping, Stanley Park Seawall, Vancouver Aquarium, Gastown, and Science World. Our knowledgeable concierge team is delighted to assist with suggestions, dining reservations and more. Be sure to meet our Labrador canine ambassadors, Elly and Ella. 

VIA Rail Canadian Train - Cabin for 2

VIA Rail

Sleeper Plus offers the added comfort of amenities, great service and your choice of a cosy cabin. The show continues inside the train with wine tastings, presentations, musical acts on certain departures, access to lounges and cars with glass ceilings. Inside the dining car, enjoy freshly cooked meals, regional specialties, Canadian wines and stunning views.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

A village of heritage log cabins connected by picturesque paths, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge's superbly-appointed guest rooms offer the perfect romantic getaway in Alberta's Jasper National Park. Enjoy homelike comforts and amenities in our Jasper accommodations, surrounded by incredible views of majestic mountains and the emerald green Lac Beauvert. 

Fairmont Banff Springs

Set in a castle-like building in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff. Amenities include 7 restaurants and 2 bars. There's also a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and a golf course, plus a fitness centre.

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.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars
  • Check-in at hotels is usually at 16:00 and check-out is usually at 11:00.
  • Due to special events, supplements may apply depending on the period travelled.
  • Coach transportation is calculated up to $2 CAD per liter. In the event of diesel rate fluctuations, you will be notified of the applicable surcharge prior to final invoicing.
  • Should tax and fee increases be imposed by federal, provincial or municipal governments, an adjustment to the rates may occur.
  • Final invoice amount may vary depending on the final tour group numbers. 
  • If the minimum tour group number is not met, a surcharge will apply to operate the tour based on a smaller group size. The final invoice will therefore be adjusted based on the final group size.

Optional Excursions
If you wish to enhance your tour, we can suggest recommended excursions for your guests to enjoy. These would be in addition to the prices outlined above. Transportation may be required to visit extra excursions depending on your itinerary. We will be pleased to work with you to determine which option would fit into your program.

Group Minimum Numbers

  • The pricing is based on a per-person rate for double occupancy. Additional single supplement would apply for solo occupancy. Triple & Quad share rates would be on a request basis.
  • The tour group requires a minimum of 30 passengers to operate at the advertised rate. In the event that the minimum 30 passengers are not met, the tour will proceed with a smaller group size of 25 passengers, subject to an additional charge of AU$400 per person.
  • If the smaller group size of 25 passengers is not reached 70 days prior to departure, options include cancelling with an administration fee of AU$100 or transferring to a similar independent style package with pricing available upon request.
  • If transferring to a package of lower value, a refund for the price difference will be issued if final payment has been made. If transferring to a package of higher value, the price difference must be paid by the passenger.
  • We are not responsible for any losses, incidentals, or expenses incurred due to the cancellation of a Group Tour, as a result of not meeting minimum numbers.
  • Tour numbers will be assessed at 70 days prior to departure to determine if the minimum requirements have been met for the tour to proceed.

Payment / Booking Terms:

  • AU$1500 per person deposit due within 7 days of booking
  • Final Payment due on or before 70 days prior to departure
  • Full name as per passport, date of birth, contact phone number and email address required at the time of booking, along with any dietary or mobility requirements


  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals and beverages other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc. (unless listed as included above)
  • VIA Rail gratuities are not included, and tipping is up to the discretion of the Tour Leader or passengers. Please see the suggested guidelines:
    CA$4.00 Baggage Handling - per person, per piece of baggage
    CA$4.00 Sleeping Car Attendant – per person, per night
    Meal Service Staff: CA$3.00 breakfast, CA$6.00 lunch, CA$9.00 dinner
  • Meals & beverages not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks except for coffee/tea at meals (unless listed as included above)
  • Optional tours (where time permits)


Who are Entire Travel Group?

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Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

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Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
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Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

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Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
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The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
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Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

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What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

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