Travel Alberta

Alberta Classic Route - Winter

7 days

This classic Alberta tour hits all the highlights: snowshoeing in Elk Island; skiing in Alberta's pristine national parks; dog sledding; ice canyon walks and winter festivals showcasing communities, all as the snowflakes fall. 

  • Edmonton

    Your clients will enjoy our province's capital, where your clients can continue to celebrate winter with locals in the heart of the city during evenings lit by festive twinkling lights. 

    Overnight in Edmonton

  • To Jasper National Park via Yellowhead Highway - AM

    The Yellowhead Highway stretches west through  prairies and alpine forests until the rugged, snow-capped rugged Rocky Mountains peek over the horizon. Jasper to Edmonton - 4 hours 

    Luge Sledding

    Your clients will learn to steer and control the sled with on-hill lessons before speeding 3,000 snowy feet down the groomed track. 

  • Jasper National Park - PM

    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 to Jasper - 3.5 hours 

    Overnight in Jasper National Park 

    Marmot Basin

    Alberta's famous dry powder snow is plentiful at Marmot, providing your clients with superb skiing and snowboarding on 1,675 acres of varied terrain. 

    Maligne Canyon

    Recommend an afternoon self-guided interpretive walk among the spectacular geological features and cascading waterfalls of Maligne Canyon. 

    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. 

    Overnight in Jasper National Park

  • To Lake Louise (Banff National Park) via Icefield Parkway

    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. The Icefields Parkway is truly one of the most gorgeous drives in the world. More than 100 ancient glacier, frozen waterfalls and lakes line this drive. Jasper to Lake Louise (Banff National Park) - 3.5 hours 

    Heritage Guide Program

    Award winning naturalists lead guided hikes in the Lake Louise area, a Canadian Rockies tradition honoured and revived by The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. 

    Dog Sledding

    The feeling of speeding across the snow, pulled by an enthusiastic sled dog team, is unlike anything else. Your clients are in for the ride of a lifetime. 

    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 

  • 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. Lake Louise to Banff townsite via the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy 1A) - 1 hour

    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. 


    A month-long celebration of winter. Travellers and locals spend the days achieving 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 

  • 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 spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. 

    Canmore Winter Carnival

    Encourage your clients to enjoy a 20-year community event in this mountain town. From 'Crafternoons,' live music and culinary delights from local chefs and restaurants, to outdoor family movie nights, street hockey and the opportunity to watch dog sleds cruise down Main Street, the carnival is an authentic celebration of Alberta's winter wonderland spirit. 

    Overnight in Canmore

  • 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. 

    Calgary Olympic Oval

    Built for the 1988 winter Olympics, this very fast ice is home to the Canadian speed skating team. Your clients can watch high-speed competitions or rent skates and try for themselves. 

    Calgary Zoo

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

    Overnight in Calgary

  • Depart Calgary

    As your clients prepare to depart Calgary, encourage them to explore the city and enjoy the sunshine as the snowflakes fall.