Day 1: Arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia
Your transfer from the airport to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is included.
Day 2: VIA Rail Vancouver to Jasper
You’ll have the entire day to explore Vancouver, including a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour. Your train departs at 8:30pm, with transfers to the VIA Rail station included. You’ll have a sitting room that converts to upper and lower berths when you’re ready for bed. Your meals onboard will be included, and you’ll have access to the lounges and domes for viewing.
Day 3: Enroute to Jasper
This morning, you’ll look out to find you’re in the midst of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy breakfast and lunch onboard the train before you arrive in Jasper. You’ll be met by staff of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge who will transfer you to your wilderness luxury accommodations.
Day 4: Jasper
Today is at your leisure, and there is plenty to choose from. You can relax and enjoy the Lodge, or go out to find adventure: skating on Lac Beauvert, cross country skiing, dog sledding, or a guided tour of Maligne Canyon’s frozen rivers. Angel Falls and Queen of Maligne Canyon are two gorgeous waterfalls that turn into frozen ice sculptures during the winter.
Day 5: Jasper to Lake Louise
You know when you look out over a snow-covered landscape and the world seems quiet and hushed and you don’t want to move because you don’t want to disturb the serenity? That will be your drive from Jasper to Lake Louise. And then you’ll arrive at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – a winter palace! Be sure to check with the Fairmont’s front desk to see if or when their horse-drawn sleigh rides along the lake are happening.
Day 6: Lake Louise to Banff
The short ride to Banff will have you ready to explore the village that exists within the Fairmont Banff Springs – your hotel for two nights. Maybe your first stop will be the Banff Springs Spa?
Day 7: Banff
You’ll have the day to explore the town. Shops, boutiques, and restaurants are open to your wanderings. And you’ll have time to head up the road to the natural hot springs, to soak in the mineral water.
Day 8: Heading Home
Wave goodbye to the dreamy Canadian Rockies! You’ll be transported to the Calgary Airport, where you can catch your flight home.