Banff National Park in Winter

Winter Wonderland in the Canadian Rockies

January 24-28, 2018

Wed / Sun - 5 Days

Discover a vast frozen lake surrounded by snow-etched craggy peaks and two spectacular historic resorts perched among the incomparable scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Winter is a magical time to get to know Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and witness its treasures covered with snow. Relax in the lap of luxury, view brilliant glaciers and pine forests, breathe crisp, fresh air, soak in a natural hot spring and gaze upon stunning views you’ll never forget. You’ll also have the opportunity to view the finished works of master ice carvers during second weekend of the annual Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise.

Itinerary Hotels

Wed, Jan 24: Fly to Calgary, Alberta, Canada and transfer to Banff by motorcoach. Check into the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel located in the heart of Banff National Park. This world famous hotel stands as a landmark in a picturesque alpine setting and is Canada's "Castle in the Rockies." The charming town of Banff with its local galleries and museums, upscale shopping and restaurants is just a short stroll away. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Thu, Jan 25: A half-day tour this morning includes many local delights including Bow Falls, the Hoodoo Lookout, Lake Minnewanka and Surprise Corner. Visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, where the development of Canada’s national parks is celebrated in interactive displays and exhibits. See the naturally occurring, warm mineral springs inside the cave and the emerald colored basin. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to discover more of Banff on your own. Perhaps you will choose to take a historic tour of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or visit the Banff Upper Hot Springs to relax against a backdrop of spectacular scenery while enjoying the soothing natural hot springs that made Banff famous. (Meals: Breakfast)

Fri, Jan 26: Today you transfer to another renowned property, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for a two night stay. Originally built as a base for outdoor enthusiasts and alpinists over 100 years ago, the iconic hotel proudly stands at one end of the glistening lake with the Victoria Glacier reflecting off the other. Along the way you will see some of the most famous features in the Canadian Rockies. Travel across the Great Divide and into Yoho National Park to marvel at Emerald Lake. Continue on to the Lake Louise Gondola and ascend to an awe-inspiring viewpoint. At the Interpretive Centre discover what makes life in Banff National Park uniquely spectacular. Enjoy a buffet lunch before arriving at Lake Louise, often known as the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies." You won’t want to miss the Ice Magic Festival where you can marvel at the finished ice masterpieces, ice skate on Lake Louise, see ice caving demonstrations and enjoy additional festival activities around the hotel. (B,L)

Sat, Jan 27: Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride along the lakeside trail beneath Victoria Glacier, absorbing the beauty of the sparkling snow and blue sky. Admire the views of the Ice Falls at the end of the lake and of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in the distance. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy the many amenities of the hotel from snowshoeing and ice skating to snowmobiling and dog sledding (fees may apply). (B)

Sun, Jan 28: Transfer to Calgary and fly home. (B)

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Styled after a Scottish baronial castle with stunning vistas, few hotels in the world can rival the majesty, hospitality and scenery of Fairmont Banff Springs. Its unique blend of opulence and seclusion has been a symbol of Rocky Mountain magnificence for more than a century. Highlights: superbly appointed guest rooms • in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WIFI • seven restaurants • two bar/lounges • fitness center • indoor saltwater pool • outdoor pool (open year round) • spa • bowling alley • town shuttle • specialty shops.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights: elegant and polished guest rooms • in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WIFI • five restaurants/ bars • deli • fitness center • indoor pool • spa • winter adventure programs including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, Icefalls walk, ice skating, dog sledding snowmobling (fees apply) • town shuttle • specialty shops.

Banff National Park in Winter Pricing

Per person

Package with Air

Land Only

Double P/P






Ambassadair Trip #7207

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Highlights Include

  • Spend 2 nights each at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride along Lake Louise
  • Spectacular Canadian Rockies scenery
  • Ride to the top of Lake Louise Gondola
  • Banff sightseeing tour
  • Visit Cave and Basin National Historic Site
  • Enjoy the Ice Magic Festival and view the finished works

Package Includes

  • R/T commercial air from Indianapolis to Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling
  • Escorted from Indianapolis


PASSPORT REQUIREMENT A passport is now required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months after your return.

CANADA TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS Any person may be denied entry to Canada for reasons including, but not limited to, security risks, health issues, financial condition, and involvement in criminal activity (regardless of degree or length of time since such crimes occurred) such as DUI, DWI, reckless driving, negligent driving, misdemeanor drug possession, all felonies, domestic violence, shoplifting, theft, and other crimes. It is recommended that a person who has ever been charged with, or convicted of, a crime obtain the necessary approval documents before attempting to enter Canada. To learn more about applying for and receiving these approvals and corresponding documentation, we strongly recommend that you visit the following website for details regarding the requirements and process: This is only a guide. A Canadian immigration officer will decide if you can enter Canada when you arrive at a port of entry.

Other Dates:

January 23-27, 2019

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