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Canadian Rockies Route - Recreational Exploration 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 Alberta's winter wonderland at a leisurely pace.

  • 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 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 & Kananskis Country

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

    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

  • 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. 

    Dog Sledding

    Seeing Banff National Park from beneath a cozy blanket on a dog sled provides the best story for your clients to bring home with them! 

    Norquay Ski Resort

    Norquay offers outstanding conditions for all levels of skiers and riders, plus the only night skiing in Banff, including fully lit terrain park. Plus a tube park built for kids and adults. 

    Overnight in Banff National Park

  • 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. Banff National Park to Jasper National Park - 4 hours. 

    Icefields Parkway

    During the winter months, the Icefields Parkway becomes a true winter wonderland of Rocky Mountain majesty. Punctuated by more than 100 ancient glaciers of clear blue ice, frozen waterfalls, gripping the dramatic mountainsides and classic snow-capped peaks, this parkway is spellbinding. No trip along the Icefields Parkway is the same. Suggest an in-transit photography class with your guests capturing the awesome scenery outside their windows. 

    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 towering blue and green ice walls, an ice bridge and natural slides. Evening tours by lamplight are magical! 

    Overnight in Jasper 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. 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 

    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. 

    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! 

    Overnight in Lake Louise 

  • Depart from Banff National Park

    Encourage your clients to take their time as they return to Calgary to depart. Enjoy the winter wonderland that surrounds them.