Winter Rockies Spectacular

Classic Touring

9 Days from £2,294

Was from £1,614

Jan 2019 - Jan 2020 Departures

​Snow-capped peaks, frozen waterfalls and glacial Lake Louise – winter really is a magical time to experience the Canadian Rockies. Explore Banff National Park by sleigh and gondola, relax in soothing hot springs and take a daring Maligne Canyon icewalk.

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 7 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 8 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner

PLUS

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Farewell drink & get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included excursions

  • ​Banff National Park
  • Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride in Banff National Park
  • Relax in Banff's hot springs
  • Jasper National Park

 

  • Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Optional excursions

  • ​Snowshoeing on Lake Louise
  • See frozen waterfalls and ice caves on a Maligne Canyon icewalk

Your itinerary

Fly to Calgary today. On arrival we'll transfer to Banff via a spectacular journey through the Rocky Mountains.

​Banff National Park is an incredible wilderness nestled in the heart of the Rockies. Our morning tour will take in the Hoodoos of Bow Valley, imposing spires of rock carved by wind and water, and Surprise Corner, so named because as we drive out of Banff, the view suddenly opens into a fantastic mountain vista, featuring the famous Banff Springs Hotel. Later, we'll take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for sensational views. Get to know your travelling companions over drinks and an included dinner this evening.​

​Enjoy a scenic winter wonderland as you sit back and relax on an included horse-drawn sleigh ride today.

Later, spend free time exploring Banff or maybe you'll choose to warm up during our included visit to Banff's natural hot springs.

​We travel to the former railroad town of Jasper and its breathtakingly beautiful national park. Spend the evening enjoying your hotel's facilities or perhaps head into Jasper with your travelling companions.

​Today we venture into Jasper National Park for sightseeing in an area of pristine wilderness. You may also choose to join a wonderful winter adventure – a Maligne Canyon icewalk. In the company of a guide you'll head to the bottom of the deep canyon where we'll see frozen waterfalls, ice caves and incredible ice formations.

​Lake Louise is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful places in Canada, and we head here today for a two-night stay.

​Today we have free time to enjoy the excellent facilities at the chateau and its glorious surroundings. Alternatively, why not join our amazing optional excursion – snowshoeing on Lake Louise. This evening we'll gather as a group and head outside, where a blazing firepit will keep us warm as we enjoy a farewell drink.

​After a brief tour of Calgary, we will transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK. 

​We will arrive in the UK today.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Canada - Dark Skies Experience in Jasper

Canada - Dark Skies Experience in Jasper

from £51

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Explore the world's largest astronomy park with experts from the Jasper Planetarium. This extraordinary package includes Planetarium dome theatre experience, astrophotography tips, dark sky viewing plateau with authentic First Nations teepee and refreshments - s'mores and hot chocolate. Please note this excursion will operate whatever the weather.

Maligne Canyon Icewalk

Maligne Canyon Icewalk

from £50

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In the company of a local guide enjoy an icewalk in the Maligne Canyon. As you head to the bottom of the deep gorge, you’ll see ice caves, incredible ice formations and frozen waterfalls stretching over 30m up the canyon walls. You’ll also learn about the spectacular landscape of the Maligne Valley and hear tales about the mysterious “disappearing” Medicine Lake.
Tread enhancing cleats and warm winter boots will be provided to help you stay warm and feel secure while walking on the ice. As these are provided for your safety it is essential that you utilise these on either your own or the provided winter boots. We do not recommend partaking in this excursion without them.

Duration 3 hours (2 hours walking) - Spectacular

Snow Shoeing on Lake Louise - Prebookable Only

Snow Shoeing on Lake Louise - Prebookable Only

from £44

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The vast area of Lake Louise, Alberta offers up the opportunity for endless adventures so take to the outdoors and explore on snowshoes. Winter reigns supreme with the Great Divide being covered by snow for more than 5 months, the area is superb for this ancient and efficient mode of travel. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! After gearing up and a brief explanation of snowshoeing, you and your fully certified guide will venture into the forest to look for signs of wildlife that have adapted to the demanding winter conditions. Learn to read the tracks of different animals and discover who is hunting who for lunch. There is no doubt that you will enjoy your winter adventure in the heart of the Rocky Mountains

Equipment included: Snowshoes, Poles
Price includes all taxes and guide gratuity

Please note: This excursion must be pre-booked no later than 30 days prior to departure from the UK.

2 hours – Snowshoeing – An opportunity not to be missed!

Accommodation

Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel is in a redbrick building dating to 1908.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas.

Dining options include a Canadian restaurant with communal tables, a rib shack, and a cozy lounge with a fireplace. There''s also a hot tub and a sauna.
The Lobstick Lodge in Jasper is a comfortable hotel in a lovely setting, boasting a lovely outdoor patio area.

Hotel facilities include an indoor pool and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, minifridge, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.
Steeped in history, this iconic hotel has sat on the shores of Lake Louise for over 100 years, surrounded by rugged mountains and the mighty Victoria Glacier. Originally a one-storey log cabin, the hotel has evolved over the years to become a luxurious mountain resort and your holiday includes a two-night stay here.

Hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants and bars, spa and health club featuring indoor heated pool, whirlpool, steam room and fitness centre. The well-appointed guest bedrooms feature en-suite facilities, coffee-maker, kettle, hairdryer and TV.

Mount Royal Hotel

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

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8 days

Wednesday 09 January 2019

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£1,609

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8 days

Wednesday 06 February 2019

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£1,609

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8 days

Wednesday 22 January 2020

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£1,714

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

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London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 09 January 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,294

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 09 January 2019

Departs

13:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Departs

18:35 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 06 February 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,294

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 06 February 2019

Departs

13:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

15:20 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Departs

18:35 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 22 January 2020

GUARANTEED

£2,399

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Departs

11:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

13:15 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Departs

18:05 Calgary (Intl)

Arrives

10:10 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

Local Knowledge

After a morning of winter activities on Lake Louise indulge yourself with afternoon tea in the lovely surroundings of the hotel.

Tour Blog by Tour Manager Patrick Twomey

Embark on a thrilling winter adventure as you'll head off on an icewalk in the Maligne Canyon, read Tour Manager Patrick's blog on this amazing experience


Maligne CanyonEveryone who has travelled with me is acutely aware of my lifelong love affair with Jasper National Park. For any connoisseur of the Rockies, Jasper is real, wild, beautiful and deeply authentic. In the winter, Jasper is all that, yet even more magic.

An obvious stop for any visitor to the Jasper area is the Maligne Valley and during the winter months, it is possible for people of almost every ability to take a guided walk into this remarkable landscape. Over the last two winters, I have trusted the guides at Maligne Adventures to lead over 300 of my friends and clients from Just You and Travelsphere into the canyon.

On all the winter trips, climatic conditions govern most activities and walking on ice is clearly weather-related, but in general terms, all our visitors go home knowing they have done far more than they expected and specifically, the ice-walk consistently stands out as a highlight. This is easy to understand. Not many people grow up with as much snow and ice as us Canadian mountain people, and few have ever thought about ‘ice-climbing!’

After a journey into the canyon, they have still not ice-climbed, but they have witnessed it firsthand! More significantly, people from less icy climes – from age 25 to 85 – will have walked on ice, deep into geologic history. This 3-hour excursion may not be for everyone. but it is close. The company provides appropriate (waterproof) footwear and ice cleats. The informed – and addictively enthusiastic – guides watch virtually every step.

Learning about the Maligne River is interesting. The ‘disappearing’ Medicine Lake is fascinating, but honestly, the frozen waterfalls and deep, limestone canyon is so beautiful as to be breathtaking. Not a word I often use. In functional terms, I promise to show Maligne Canyon to all visitors who join me in Jasper, but from December through March a guided walk into the icy canyon is a trip of a lifetime.

I do strongly recommend using a guide. The canyon is wonderfully accessible, yet almost alien to those either not equipped or not familiar with such an environment. Ice is dangerous anywhere, but with good guidance, Maligne Canyon may just be the best winter outing anywhere in the Rocky Mountains. This is my last trip of 7 here this winter. It has been a beautiful winter season, so I asked Randal to take me for a walk. The ice was particularly perfect this year. Even though I have stared into Maligne Canyon for over 20 years, it is easy to forget just how incredible a place it is.

These blogs are taken from Patrick Twomey's twomeytravel blog. Images shown are for illustrative purposes and are representative of this tour but we cannot guarantee that all destinations or activities shown will feature on a particular departure.

Make Your Own Way

 MAKE YOUR OWN WAY

If you prefer the flexibility of booking your own flights and transfers and meeting us overseas, then you can! A price reduction of £685 applies. To book this tour without flights and transfers, please call our Holiday Advisors on 01858 898332. See terms & conditions.

 

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