Banff National Park in Winter

Winter Wonderland in the Canadian Rockies

  • Date

    January 21-25, 2020 | Tue / Sat – 5 DAYS

  • Location

    Banff, Canada


Discover a vast frozen lake surrounded by snow-etched craggy peaks and two spectacular historic resorts perched amongst 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 to 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 the annual Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise.

Hear what past guests have to say about traveling with Ambassadair

“A fabulous trip to beautiful mountains, lakes, and gorgeous scenery.”

“I have been to Banff & Lake Louise in the summer, so I almost did not go on this trip. I decided to go because I have never been in the mountains in the winter. This area is so completely different in the winter with the snow, I definitely would recommend to anyone to go.”


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


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



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

This itinerary covers areas of higher altitudes and includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain and/or snow and ice, is required.


Tue, Jan 21: Fly to Calgary, Canada and transfer to Banff by motorcoach. Check in to 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.

Wed, Jan 22: A half-day tour this morning includes many local delights including Bow Falls, 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 spring 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. (Meal: Breakfast)

Thu, Jan 23: Today, 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 is known as the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies.” Along the way, see some famous features in the Canadian Rockies, and admire the views from the top of the Lake Louise Gondola. Check in to your lakeside room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, where your view overlooks Victoria Glacier and the lake surrounded by mountains. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. You won’t want to miss the Ice Magic Festival where you can marvel at the finished ice masterpieces, see ice carving demonstrations, and enjoy additional festival activities around the hotel. (B,L)

Fri, Jan 24: 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)

Sat, Jan 25: Transfer to Calgary and fly home. (B)


Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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: 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 • specialty shops.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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: in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WIFI • five restaurants/bars • fitness center • indoor pool • spa • winter adventure programs including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, icefalls walk, ice skating, dog sledding, snowmobiling (fees apply) • specialty shops.


  • Package with air
  • Double P/P – $2,599
  • Single – $3,239
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $2,039
  • Single – $2,679

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