Christmas in the Rockies
Holiday Ref: 16512
Spend Christmas in the beautiful Canadian Rockies on this exciting 6-night itinerary which allows you to experience the best of Banff's extraordinary winter backdrop; mountain peaks, frozen canyons and adrenaline rushes included. This phenomenal trip includes some of the most exhilarating outdoor activities in the world, from canyon ice walks to dog-sledding and snowshoeing. One thing is for sure; this is a Christmas holiday you will never forget.
Departing 22nd December 2018 – other dates are available December 2018 – March 2019 – call for details!
Depart Calgary Airport on the express service to Banff where you have ample opportunity to become familiar with the village.
A morning tour of the Banff area will take you to many of Banff’s landmarks and historical places. This will also be one of your best chances to see wildlife while in the park. Photo opportunities and short walks to viewpoints with your guide are abundant on this tour. This afternoon make your own way to the stables, a short walk from downtown. Your tour in a horse-drawn sleigh will manifest the magic of winter.
The morning is free for you to explore on your own. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola Ride (not included) to the top of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views. In the afternoon reinvigorate yourself by exploring Banff National Park. The Johnston Canyon Icewalk experience will introduce you to stunning frozen waterfalls and amazing views of the canyon.
This is a full day of exploring and activity. You will be led on a guided sightseeing tour to Lake Louise. You will also have free time to explore the lake on foot or on snowshoes, relax in the Chateau or rent ice skates on your own. You’ll be returned to your hotel late afternoon.
This morning is free to relax or explore the magical winter wonderland of Banff. In the afternoon, take a leisurely snowshoe tour into the backcountry of Banff National Park at Marble Canyon, where you will also have a chance to make a maple taffy treat on snow.
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park at your own pace. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Enjoy a ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, where you will experience unparalleled views of the awe-striking Rockies landscape.
Today your time in Banff will come to an end as you transfer back to Calgary Airport for your return flight to the UK, or to downtown Calgary to continue your adventure.