Christmas in the Rockies

oak up the magic of Christmas on this 11 day luxury tour through the Rockies. Visit Whistler, Lake Louise & Banff. Spend Christmas at an iconic Fairmont Hotel.

Members from: $9,059 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $9,245 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Canada, Alaska & USA

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    17 September 2019


  • Canada's Native Wildlife - Whilst on a luxury Scenic tour, you may be lucky enough to spot some of Canada's native wildlife. Keep an eye out for bears, moose, elk, deer and eagles. During the winter months you might even have the chance to witness polar bears, whilst those on a cruise can look out for whales including Orcas

  • Fairmont Hotels - With Scenic, you can enjoy exclusive Special Stays at the full range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts for the most iconic and memorable Canadian experience.

    From the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and The Fairmont Empress Victoria, a good night's sleep awaits.

  • Lake Louise Dining Experience - At the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, there are an abundance of dining options, with each restaurant proudly sourcing Alberta fresh local ingredients.

    Take in the incredible views of Lake Louise as you enjoy fine dining at its best. Enjoy the authentic fondue experience at the Walliser Stube or try the wonderful pasta dishes at Lago Italian Kitchen.

A special time; a special place

From fairytale snow across postcard landscapes to elk that resemble reindeer; a Christmas in Canada is the perfect seasonal retreat. A 'white Christmas' will suddenly make sense and instead of one Christmas tree, you can look forward to vast forests of them.

This itinerary will take you through a range of iconic Christmas spots, where you'll get to absorb the unique holiday atmosphere permeating the region. Enjoy the lights at the beautiful Butchart Gardens, a magical place at any time of year, but especially so as Christmas arrives. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride in Lake Louise and enjoy dog sledding at Banff, where you'll spend Christmas at one of the Fairmont's iconic flagship hotels, the 'Castle in the Rockies'. It's sure to be more than just an idyllic Christmas, but one of your most enjoyable in living memory.


  1. Day 1

    Day 1 - Vancouver > Whistler

    Arrive in Vancouver today and transfer to Whistler for a two night Special Stay at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler

  2. Day 2

    Day 2 - Whistler

    Today is yours to enjoy however you wish in this quaint alpine village, nestled against a background of beautiful snow-splashed mountains.

  3. Day 3

    Day 3 - Whistler > Vancouver

    Discover some of Vancouver’s characterful neighbourhoods, such as Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. Make the most of your visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which is even more mystical in the winter. Tonight, enjoy an overnight stay at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

  4. Day 4

    Day 4 - Vancouver > VIA Rail

    Discover the romance of rail travel tonight as you sleep in Sleeper Plus Class on board VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’.

  5. Day 5

    Day 5 - VIA Rail > Jasper

    Awake with a sense of wonder to views of the Rocky Mountains from your private cabin or the glass dome carriage. Tonight, you’ll enjoy a cosy home at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a junior suite.

  6. Day 6

    Day 6 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

    Travel along one of the most spectacular drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway.

    Marvel at the unique, natural phenomenon of ice bubbles trapped below the surface of Abraham Lake. Explore this winter wonderland by helicopter, snowshoe and jingle to the bells of a horse-drawn sleigh.

    Freechoice Dining
    There are a variety of restaurants to tempt you this evening.

    Retire to your lakeview room at your two night Special Stay, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

  7. Day 7

    Day 7 - Lake Louise

    Today, the man in the red suit is a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Make the most of your once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

  8. Day 8

    Day 8 - Lake Louise > Banff

  9. Day 9

    Day 9 - Banff

    Merry Christmas. If you’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas, then today your dream comes true. Celebrate a traditional Christmas Day brunch with the man in red, Santa Claus.

    Continue the festive spirit with a pre-dinner drink in the grandiose Mt Stephen Hall. At this time of year the incredible medieval-like hall, with its rare antiques, paintings and oak-carved ceiling, is decorated with all the Christmas trimmings. Savour a classic Christmas dinner before dancing late into the evening.

  10. Day 10

    Day 10 - Banff

    Complete your Canadian winter experience with a dogsledding adventure or an icewalk into Grotto Canyon. Alternatively, you may choose to discover local landmarks and wildlife on a guided tour, or see the mountaintops from above in a helicopter. If you prefer, stay cosy in your ‘Castle in the Rockies’ and rejuvenate in the mineral pools of the Willow Stream Spa.

  11. Day 11

    Day 11 - Banff > Calgary

    Transfer to Calgary Airport for your homeward flight.

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