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Snow Train – Via Rail

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Trip Length: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Prices from: $2,259 pp/do*

2016 Dates: Departures on Mondays and Thursdays, November 3 thru December 31

2017 Dates: Departures on Mondays and Thursdays, January thru April 24

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Notes: Rates depend on season. Rates are in US dollars, per person based on double room occupancy.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Are you the person who embraces the cold and the snow? Do you prefer winter the way it was intended? Consider this Snow Train package to celebrate your winter holiday. You’ll enjoy the magnificent sights of the Canadian Rockies, romantically draped in snow.

Packages are 8-days and start on Mondays or Thursdays from November 3, 2016 thru April 24, 2017.

Snow train through the Canadian Rockies aboard VIA Rail

Tour Fares Include:

  • Arrival transfer from Vancouver, BC Airport to hotel
  • 1 night Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver, BC
  • Vancouver, BC sightseeing tour
  • Transfer from Vancouver hotel to Vancouver VIA Rail Station
  • Private bedroom accommodations on VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’ in the Sleeper Plus Class, including meals while aboard in the dining car
  • Transfer from Jasper rail station to hotel
  • 2 nights Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Transfers from Jasper to Lake Louise, Lake Louise to Banff, and Banff to Calgary airport
  • 1 night Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • 2 nights Fairmont Banff Springs
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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.

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