Breathtaking scenery and magical experiences sum up this Canadian Rockies winter tour. Your tour begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary with overnights along the way in some of the Canadian Rockies’ most beautiful resorts—Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff.</BR></BR>A tour highlight is an overnight journey on the VIA Rail® the Canadian, one of the world’s most renowned trains. Watch for wildlife, such as moose, as well as frozen lakes, snowcapped mountains, and beautiful blue skies! You’ll also overnight at the historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, a luxury lodge set in the beautiful wilderness; the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a luxury hotel surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, the gorgeous Victoria Glacier, and a beautiful frozen lake; and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, built in 1888 and known as the “Castle of the Rockies.”</BR></BR>Throughout this Canadian Rockies tour, Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. For example, in Jasper National Park, choose between an ice walk through Maligne Canyon or a guided wilderness safari. In Lake Louise, enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride as you take in the fresh air and marvel at the incredible mountain scenery. In Banff, Globus has arranged a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views. You’ll also have time to explore these beautiful resorts on your own. In Jasper, perhaps snowshoe, browse the many shops, or relax in the hotel’s spa. Perhaps try ice-skating, enjoy a snowmobile tour, cross-country ski, or just relax surrounded by Lake Louise’s beauty. In Banff, you may want to enjoy Afternoon Tea at the hotel, visit one of the museums, or soak in the natural hot springs. </BR></BR>From its stunning scenery to its enchanting adventures, all of this and more await you on this marvelous Canadian Rockies winter tour.</BR></BR>Special Event – Ice Magic Festival</BR>Experience Lake Louise at its finest during the Ice Magic Festival. At this world-class event you will experience the incredible talent of international ice carvers as they delicately balance grueling physical labor with precision artistry in a 34-hour international ice-carving competition. Ten two-person teams are invited to transform 15 blocks of ice into themed masterpieces. It is artistry at its finest at one of the world’s most amazing settings! Available on the January 9, 2017 departure.

City Highlights

VANCOUVER SightseeingJASPER Choose between a guided [LF] ice walk in Maligne Canyon or a wildlife safari LAKE LOUISE[LF] Horse-drawn sleigh ride; [LF] heritage tourBANFF Sightseeing, including a ride on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola

Meals

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Banff

Notes

NOTES: The January 9, 2017, departure of Tour CL includes the world-famous Ice Magic Festival at Lake Louise. See ice-carving artistry at its finest in one of the world’s most amazing settings. Tickets to the event are included in your vacation price.Your Train The Canadian is VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Sleeper Plus class features premium service, exquisite cuisine highlighting regional dishes, superb standards of accommodaton, and exclusive access to stylish lounges with 360-degree panoramic views.

Transportation

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach

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