Overview


This special 5-day tour includes 2-nights in Banff with Christmas dinner and a sleigh ride through a winter wonderland. On this tour you’ll travel over 2,000 kilometers, leaving the Province of British Columbia to Alberta, and even cross a time-zone! You will spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day in Banff, the most famous town in the Rockies, and will have a free day to try an exciting winter activity like skiing/boarding at Lake Louise, ice walking, or you can sleep in after a big night out on the town and enjoy the shops and sights of Banff.

Credit: Banff & Lake Louise

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Prices

ADULT RATE (19+)

Twin Share Single Triple  Quad
$629 $779 $569 $529

STUDENT RATE (19+) & Youth Rate (16-18)
Traveling without parents

Twin Share Single Triple  Quad
$599 $749 $539 $499

 

Dates

Dec. 23, 2020

 

Tour Highlights
  • 2-nights in Banff
  • Sleigh ride (included)
  • Sightseeing through the most beautiful parts of Canada
  • Many chances to see wildlife (deer, elk, bighorn sheep & more!)
  • Opportunity to try other amazing winter activities!
  • Amazing glaciers & waterfalls
  • Breathtaking scenery in Lake Louise, Banff & Golden
  • Learn about Canadian heritage & traditions with your friendly Tour Guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Have FUN!!!

 

Inclusions
  • 4-nights hotel accommodation with pools & hot tubs including two nights in downtown Banff.
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Christmas Dinner
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Wine tasting
  • Luxury coach transportation
  • Traditional Canadian campfire where you will roast marshmallows and learn how to make “s’mores”
  • Storytelling from a First Nations Cultural Host
  • Friendly Experienced Tour Guide to make sure you have the best trip ever!
  • All taxes and park fees

 

Meals

4 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included in the price of the tour. For other meals, your tour guide will give you a list with a variety of different dining options that will suit all budgets and meal preferences.

 

Accommodation

Quaaout Lodge in Chase; Mount Royal Hotel in Banff, Prestige Inn in Golden

Each room has a private bathroom with towels, soap and shampoo. The price is based on double occupancy, please specify if you prefer 2 beds or 1 bed and we will do our best to accommodate. You can upgrade your room type to single occupancy, or get a discount for triple or quad occupancy.

 

 

What To Bring
  • Swimsuit for heated pools and hot tubs
  • WARM clothes including gloves, toque, ski pants and warm jacket – temperatures can actually drop below -15 degrees!
  • Passport and second piece of ID to get into the bars
  • Good/comfortable & warm walking shoes
  • A medical insurance card is not mandatory but recommended. If you require insurance, you can purchase this through us. Please call our office at 604-689-8128 for more information on this.
  • Discover Canada Tours and Destination Snow encourages all of our Ski guests to wear a buff or a ski mask while standing in lines or on the chair lift as our ski partners have different regulations on mountain. This is for your own safety and peace of mind. Please ensure you ask your tour guide if you are unaware of the ski resorts regulations.

 

 

 

Itinerary

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions. Departure times may vary by date, please see your confirmation email for exact departure times.

Day 1

  • 7:15am- Depart Vancouver from Canada Place (please arrive by 7:00am) 
  • The fun begins! Your friendly Tour Guide will start off the tour with introductions and games so you can meet the other passengers. Hear interesting facts about Vancouver as you make your way out of the city and into the mountains!
  • Enjoy a number of sights along the way including: the scenic Coquihalla Highway, Bridal Falls, and Canada’s desert!
  • Stop in Kamloops for lunch
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a local winery
  • Arrive in Chase and check-in at the beautiful Quaaout Lodge & Spa 
  • Enjoy entertaining storytelling around the campfire from the resort’s First Nations Cultural Host

Day 2

  • Breakfast at your hotel (included)
  • Depart the hotel in the morning
  • Drive through the beautiful snow-capped peaks of Mount Revelstoke National Park & Glacier National Park
  • Visit Roger’s Pass National Historic Site
  • Visit Emerald Lake
  • Explore Lake Louise! Optional ice skating (seasonal)
  • Continue your drive to Banff. Once in Banff, enjoy a driving tour of the world famous town
  • Check into your hotel in Banff
  • Free time to go shopping on Banff Avenue and try one of the many restaurants
  • Option to join your guide for a night out dancing! (18+ only with 2 pieces of valid ID)

Day 3

  • Enjoy Christmas day in Banff! 
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Take a scenic sleigh ride through a winter wonderland (included)
  • Option to soak in the Banff Hot Springs and/or take the Sulphur Mountain Gondola (additional cost)
  • Option to participate in an exciting winter activity like snowshoeing, ice walking or skiing/snowboarding at Lake Louise Ski Resort 
  • If you are not participating in an activity, sleep in and enjoy a free day  in Banff
  • Enjoy a Christmas Dinner with the group

Day 4

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Option to go skiing or snowboarding for the day, participate in another exciting winter activity, or enjoy the day at leisure
  • Depart Banff in the afternoon for Golden
  • Check into your Golden hotel – free time for dinner and to enjoy the hotel’s pool & hot tubDay 5
  • Breakfast in the hotel 
  • Depart Golden
  • Stop at Craigellachie (the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway)
  • Enjoy entertainment, movies and games
  • Stop at the Aberdeen Shopping mall for lunch 
  • Return to Vancouver at approximately 7:30pm

Day 5

  • Breakfast in the hotel 
  • Depart Golden
  • Stop at Craigellachie (the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway)
  • Enjoy entertainment, movies and games
  • Stop at the Aberdeen Shopping mall for lunch 
  • Return to Vancouver at approximately 7:30pm

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