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Canadian Rockies Route - Active Adventure in Winter

6 days

Dazzling blue ice glaciers, snow-draped alpine meadows and frozen waterfalls - they're all right here in our Canadian Rockies national parks. The journey begins in Calgary as the snowflakes fall. Your clients will enjoy their adventures in Alberta in a winter wonderland. 

  • Calgary

    Alberta enjoys a wonderful winter season, filled with opportunity for outdoor adventures and cozy fires. Let your clients explore winter in Calgary, as holiday music plays in the downtown core. 


    Canada Olympic Park

    On the west edge of the city, your clients will find well-groomed runs for everyone, from novice to expert. And they can ski and board well into the evening hours on the floodlit slopes. 

    Calgary Zoo

    Every year people of all ages enjoy hot chocolate and the occasional game of snow bowling under the glow of 1.5 million twinkling lights. 

    Overnight in Calgary


  • Canmore & Kananaskis Country

    Here your clients will discover an authentic mountain town that charms with winter wonderland appeal. Calgary to Canmore - 45 minutes. 


    Canmore Nordic Centre

    Start the day with a morning of cross-country skiing on more than 65 kilometres of groomed and natural trails. Cross a beautiful meadow and enjoy spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. 

    Dog Sledding

    Schedule an afternoon dog sledding adventure. Your cilents can snuggle under a cozy buffalo rug in a sled and learn to drive their own team. 

    Overnight in Canmore

  • Banff National Park

    Winter in the Rocky Mountains is filled with extraordinary moments just waiting to happen. Imagine your clients perched at the top a ski run set in a pristine mountain national park, ready to make the morning's first tracks in an ocean of sparking champagne powder. Canmore to Banff National Park - 20 minutes. 


    Ski Three Area Resorts

    Not many national parks have ski resorts tucked inside. Banff has three: Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay and Lake Louise Ski Resort - consistently ranked one of the best places to ski in Canada. 

    SnowDays

    A month-long celebration of winter. Travellers and locals achieve adventurous feats, including climbing the ice wall downtown, enjoying a pure ice playground and learning the skills of geocaching during an outdoor scavenger hunt. The nights are spent enjoying the festival-inspired culinary treats. 

    Overnight in Banff National Park 


  • Lake Louise (Banff National Park)

    Find all the creature comforts in the hamlet of Lake Louise. Your clients can enjoy the scenery of the snow-capped mountain valley and participate in the festivities on the frozen lake, known as the jewel of the Rockies. Banff to Lake Louise via the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy 1A) - 1 hour 

    Heritage Guide Program - Snowshoeing

    Accredited naturalists will guide your clients on an interpretive snowshoeing tour through Banff National Park forest. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! 

    Ice Magic

    Urge your clients to join the celebration of Lake Louise's Ice Magic Festival. Featuring an international themed ice carving competition, skating on the iconic lake and a romantic sleigh ride through the snowflakes, with 'blue bird' days and majestic mountains as the backdrop. 

    Overnight in Lake Louise


  • Jasper National Park

    Your clients will be in awe of Alberta's dazzling snow-draped slopes, frozen waterfalls and mountain lodges. Our alpine winter oasis inspires unforgettable moments. Lake Louise (Banff National Park) to Jasper National Park - 3.5 hours 

    Cross-Country Skiing

    Recommend Jasper's easy cross-country ski trails through open snowy meadows and along historic railway beds. 

    Jasper Dark Sky Festival

    In the heart of the Canadian Rockies is the second largest dark sky preserve in the world. Travel to Jasper in October to experience stars like never before. 

    Maligne Ice Climbing & Ice Walking

    In one of Alberta's deepest and narrowest canyons, your clients will be immersed into a frozen world of flowering blue and green ice walls, an ice bridge and natural slides. Evening tours by lamplight are magical! 

    Overnight in Jasper National Park 


  • Depart Jasper National Park

    As your clients prepare to depart, they can chose to return to the famous Icefield Parkway and fly out of Calgary or travel to Edmonton, where your clients can continue to celebrate winter with locals in the heart of the city during evenings lit by festive twinkling lights. They'll love the Ice on Whyte Festival and snowshoeing in the nearby national park.