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The spectacular VIA Rail train travelling through the Canadian Rockies in winter

Snow Train to Rockies

The spectacular VIA Rail train travelling through the Canadian Rockies in winter
Chug through the awe-inspiring winter scenery of Banff and Jasper on a splendid journey aboard VIA Rail.
Independent tours


Overnight train ride with private cabin accommodation

5-night hotel accommodation in  Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Discover frozen waterfalls and ice caves with the Maligne Canyon Ice Walk

Enjoy an exciting sleigh ride along Lake Louise

Enjoy the luxuries of first-class travel and discover the stunning landscapes cradled by the Canadian Rockies in this 7-day packaged adventure. Hop on board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ train and enjoy the mesmerising winter sceneries outside the window in the comfort of your private cabin. Visit the beautiful Banff & Jasper National Parks, including the famed Lake Louise. Exciting activities are worth trying, such as ice walking on the Maligne Canyon, wildlife viewing, sleigh ride and amazing excursions.

This tour departs from either Vancouver or Calgary.


Guaranteed Departure Dates:

From Vancouver:
Tuesday & Friday, 4 January - 23 April 2020

From Calgary:
Thursday & Sunday, 6 January - 25 April 2020


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VIA Rail overnight trip from Vancouver to Jasper
Private cabin on VIA Rail
2 nights at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
1 night at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
2 nights at Fairmont Banff Springs
Coach transfer between destinations
Lake Louise Sleigh Ride
Maligne Canyon Ice Walk


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Day 1
Vancouver – Jasper (VIA Rail)

Depart Vancouver this afternoon to Jasper on VIA Rail in Sleeper Plus Class. Travel on VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Lunch & dinner included today on-board VIA Rail. 

Lunch, Dinner
Day 2

Arrive Jasper this morning and transfer to your hotel. The day is free to explore this unique alpine community. Breakfast included on-board VIA Rail. 

Day 3
Jasper - Maligne Canyon

An opportunity to view the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! (Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour replaces the ice walk tour when not in operation.)

Day 4
Jasper - Lake Louise

Today, you travel southward via the spectacular Icefields Parkway back to Lake Louise. This evening, enjoy a 40-minute sleigh ride beside the lake.

Day 5
Lake Louise - Banff

Depart mid-morning and drive to Banff via the scenic Bow Valley.

Day 6

A free day to enjoy Canada’s premier winter resort.

Day 7
Banff - Calgary

This morning is free to explore Banff, before your scheduled coach to Calgary. Choice of transfer to downtown Calgary or airport.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Canadian Dollars
6 nights
from AUD2,614
per person, twin share
Vancouver (Tuesday & Friday) / Calgary (Thursday & Sunday)
4 January - 25 April 2020
Canada & Alaska Brochure

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