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Winter in the West

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Rocky Mountains, Banff and Lake Louise are a real treat and boast beauty that can only be described as out of this world. A bit further north, the quaint mountain town of Jasper is a little slice of heaven. Breath-taking in summer, in winter the majesty of the mountains will leave you lost for words. There’s so much more to winter in Canada than ski!

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It’s a truly magical destination to get away to and enjoy activities in the snow, as a family or on a romantic break. In Canada, they are very well prepared for the snow and the sheer amount of it, so driving is no problem on the wide open roads. A fly drive holiday is still doable, though you may want to bed down in one or two locations and enjoy all of the action that’s on offer there. The Rocky Mountains are the perfect setting and, arguably, look even more impressive and majestic in the winter months, covered in powder snow. The days begin with the sun rising through the towering peaks, alpenglow turning the tops of them pink and orange. In the quaint mountain villages a wealth of winter activities are at your fingertips such as sleigh rides in the snow, dog-sledding, snow-mobiling, snow-shoeing, and (our favourite) outdoor hot-pooling and spas.

If you are looking for something a little different in winter, then a wonderful thing to do is relax on a winter rail experience up through the Rocky Mountains and over to Vancouver. It’s truly magical, and the ideal way to travel in the West in winter. One of Canada’s most famous winter resorts is of course the legendary Whistler, just a couple of hours north from Vancouver. It’s a resort for everyone with a lovely pedestrian village centre, beautiful hotels and lodges to suit all budgets and two huge mountains to enjoy! You’ll be spoilt for choice and planning your return before you’ve dusted the snow off your boots!

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    Rockies Winter Escape Holiday

    | 6 nights, 7 days

    The Canadian Rockies are renowned for the perfect powder snow that draws skiers from far and wide but you don’t have to ride the piste to have a white winter holiday in the mountains. The Banff and Jasper national parks both offer a whole host of winter...see more

    from £978
    per person

    Based on Gatwick Departure

    At a glance

    • 6 nights accommodation
    • International Flights
    • Stays in the Canadian Rockies: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper
    • All resort transfers
    • Ice canyon walking tour
    • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
  • Save £200

    Save £200

    Rockies Winter Rail Holiday

    | 8 nights, 9 days

    You may have visited the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and coastal city of Vancouver during the summer months, when the days are warm and long, but there is a lot to be said for visiting both during the colder winter months, when they take on a whole new...see more

    from £1,269
    per person

    Tour Available in Reverse
    Based on Gatwick Departure

    At a glance

    • 8 nights accommodation
    • International Flights
    • Nights in Calgary, Banff, Jasper and Vancouver
    • Overnight on VIA Rail’s Canadian service in Sleeper Class
    • Resort transfers
    • Jasper Snowshoeing tour
    • Also available from Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
    • 2018 early booking offers!
  • Save £200

    Save £200

    Canada Winter Crossing Holiday

    | 12 nights, 13 days

    When the green pastures and warm days of summer give way to a blanket of snow and crisp winter nights, Canada comes alive with pristine ski slopes, outdoor skating rinks and winter festivals. See the winter side of Canada on this cross country tour from...see more

    from £1,918
    per person

    Tour Available in Reverse
    Based on Gatwick Departure

    At a glance

    • 12 nights accommodation
    • International flights with Air Transat
    • Seat selection included
    • Via Rail from Toronto to Vancouver in Sleeper Plus
    • Full board on Via Rail
    • Niagara Day Trip from Toronto
    • Snowshoeing tour in Jasper
    • Also available from Birmingham, Manchester & Glasgow, prices & durations may vary
    • 2018 early booking offers!

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